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Monday September 7, 1970
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The Athletics extended their winning streak to eight games by sweeping a doubleheader with the White Sox, 7-4 and 7-5. Sal Bando, Joe Rudi and Vida Blue hit homers for the A's in the opener. Blue's blow with two men on base in the fourth inning represented the rookie lefthander's first major league hit, but he failed to receive credit for the victory. Rollie Fingers, who relieved with two out in the fifth after the White Sox rallied for three runs, pitched the rest of the way and was the winner, allowing only two hits.

Rudi hit another homer in the nightcap, plus a double and single, and drove in three runs. Bando also accounted for three with a bases-loaded double. Reggie Jackson added a homer to the A's attack. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 7, Chicago White Sox 4 (Game 1)

Game Played on Monday, September 7, 1970 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

A's          1  1  1    3  0  0    0  1  0  -   7 10  0
White Sox    0  1  0    0  3  0    0  0  0  -   4  9  1


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   1   2   0     0   1   .282      O'Brien 3b            5   0   1   1     0   1   .251
Monday cf             5   0   2   0     0   0   .292      Aparicio ss           3   1   2   0     2   0   .314
Rudi 1b               5   1   1   2     0   1   .297      May lf                5   0   1   1     0   0   .292
  Mincher 1b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .254      Melton rf             2   0   0   0     2   0   .265
Alou lf               5   0   1   0     0   0   .283      Josephson c           3   0   0   0     0   1   .324
Bando 3b              3   1   1   1     1   1   .263        Magnuson p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Jackson rf            2   1   0   0     2   0   .228        Hopkins ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .279
Tenace c              3   1   0   0     1   1   .350        Ortiz pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Green 2b              3   1   2   1     1   0   .186        Horlen p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .125
Blue p                2   1   1   3     0   0   .500      Berry cf              4   1   1   0     0   1   .278
  Fingers p           2   0   0   0     0   1   .088      Matias 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .190
                                                          Knoop 2b              4   1   3   1     0   0   .224
                                                          John p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .173
                                                            Crider p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .083
                                                            Weaver p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            McCraw ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .225
                                                            Williams ph         1   1   1   0     0   0   .253
                                                            Herrmann c          2   0   0   0     0   0   .276

Totals               35   7  10   7     5   5             Totals               34   4   9   3     5   5

Time of Game: 2:42
Left on Base: A's 6, White Sox 8
DP: A's 2, White Sox 1
Errors: Josephson
Doubles: Berry (9), Williams (16)
Home Runs: Bando (20), Rudi (9), Blue (1)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris 2 (33), Alou (9), Jackson (20)
Caught Stealing: Monday (10)
GIDP: Rudi (8), May 2 (21)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blue                    4.1   7   4   4   2   4   0  21   8.31
Fingers W(6-9)          4.2   2   0   0   3   1   0  18   3.81
Totals                  9     9   4   4   5   5   0  39

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
John L(11-15)           1     2   2   2   1   0   1   6   3.29
Crider                  2.1   6   4   4   2   1   2  14   4.41
Weaver                  1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   4   3.96
Magnuson                2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7   5.03
Horlen                  2     2   1   1   1   2   0   9   4.81
Totals                  9    10   7   7   5   5   3  40

Wild Pitches: Fingers (5), Horlen (6)

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Red Flaherty, 2B - Merle Anthony, 3B - Bob Stewart


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris singled to left; Campaneris stole
second; Monday grounded out (second to first) [Campaneris to
third]; Rudi grounded out (first unassisted) [Campaneris
scored]; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: O'Brien struck out; Aparicio walked; May grounded
out (third to first) [Aparicio to second]; Melton flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, White Sox 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando homered; Jackson walked; CRIDER REPLACED
JOHN (PITCHING); Tenace grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Jackson to second]; Green flied out to left; Blue lined to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Josephson struck out; Berry doubled to right;
Matias struck out; Knoop singled to right [Berry scored]; Crider
struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris struck out; Monday singled to center;
Monday was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Rudi
homered; Alou singled to shortstop; Alou stole second [Alou to
third (error by Josephson)]; Bando walked; Jackson flied out to
center; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: O'Brien singled to center; Aparicio walked
[O'Brien to second]; May grounded into a double play (second to
first) [O'Brien to third, Aparicio out at second]; Melton flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Tenace walked; Green singled to left [Tenace to
second]; Blue homered [Tenace scored, Green scored]; Campaneris
flied out to left; Monday singled to right; WEAVER REPLACED
CRIDER (PITCHING); Rudi grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Monday out at second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 6, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Josephson grounded out (second to first); Berry
grounded out (pitcher to first); Matias flied out to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6, White Sox 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Alou grounded out (third to first); Bando was
called out on strikes; Jackson grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Knoop singled to center; MCCRAW BATTED FOR
WEAVER; WILLIAMS BATTED FOR MCCRAW; Williams doubled to center
[Knoop to third]; O'Brien grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Knoop scored]; Aparicio singled to right [Williams to third];
May singled to right [Aparicio to third, Williams scored];
FINGERS REPLACED BLUE (PITCHING); Fingers threw a wild pitch
[Aparicio scored, May to second]; Melton walked; Josephson
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Melton to second, May to
third]; Berry was called out on strikes; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 6, White Sox 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: HERRMANN REPLACED WILLIAMS (PLAYING C ); MAGNUSON
REPLACED JOSEPHSON (PITCHING); Tenace made an out to shortstop;
Green walked; Fingers struck out; Campaneris flied out to left;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 6, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Matias popped to catcher in foul territory; Knoop
singled to left; Herrmann flied out to left; O'Brien forced
Knoop (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 6,
White Sox 4.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Monday grounded out (shortstop to first); Rudi
grounded out (third to first); Alou made an out to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Aparicio grounded out (second to first); May
grounded out (second to first); Melton walked; HOPKINS BATTED
FOR MAGNUSON; Hopkins walked [Melton to second]; ORTIZ RAN FOR
HOPKINS; Berry grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 6, White Sox 4.

ATHLETICS 8TH: HORLEN REPLACED ORTIZ (PITCHING); Bando made an
out to second; Jackson walked; Jackson stole second; Tenace
struck out; Green singled to left [Jackson scored]; Fingers
forced Green (third to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
7, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Matias grounded out (first unassisted); Knoop
flied out to center; Herrmann popped to first in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 7, White Sox 4.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Campaneris singled to left; Campaneris stole
second; Monday reached on a fielder's choice [Campaneris out at
third (pitcher to third)]; Horlen threw a wild pitch [Monday to
second]; Rudi struck out; Alou grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 7, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 9TH: MINCHER REPLACED RUDI (PLAYING 1B); O'Brien
grounded out (second to first); Aparicio singled to center; May
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Aparicio out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 7,
White Sox 4.



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