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Wednesday September 9, 1970
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Jim Perry, who put the Twins ahead with a single in the seventh inning, beat the Athletics, 3-1, for his 22nd victory in the first game of a scheduled twi-night doubleheader. The second game was rained out.

Don Mincher homered for the A's run in the fourth, the Twins tied the score with doubles by Harmon Killebrew and Brant Alyea in the seventh. Jim Holt ran for Alyea and, after a walk and an infield out, scored the leading run on Perry's single. The Twins added a run in the eighth when Tony Oliva doubled and Rich Reese singled to clinch the victory, snapping the A's eight-game winning streak. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 3, Oakland Athletics 1

Game Played on Wednesday, September 9, 1970 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

A's          0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
Twins        0  0  0    0  0  0    2  1  x  -   3  8  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         3   0   0   0     1   0   .282      Tovar cf,lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .294
Monday cf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .290      Cardenas ss           4   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Rudi lf,1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .302      Oliva rf              3   1   1   0     1   0   .318
Mincher 1b            3   1   2   1     0   1   .257      Killebrew 3b          3   1   2   0     1   0   .291
  Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Reese 1b              4   0   1   1     0   2   .263
  Alou lf             1   0   0   0     0   0   .282      Alyea lf              3   0   2   1     0   1   .293
Bando 3b              2   0   1   0     1   0   .264        Holt pr,cf          0   1   0   0     0   0   .257
Jackson rf            3   0   0   0     1   2   .234        Renick ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .231
Tenace c              3   0   0   0     1   3   .333        Hill pr,cf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .105
Green 2b              2   0   0   0     0   0   .183      Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     1   1   .209
  Hovley ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .256      Quilici 2b            2   0   1   0     0   0   .214
  LaRussa 2b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .191        Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .208
Dobson p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .131        Thompson pr,2b      0   0   0   0     0   0   .238
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Perry p               3   0   1   1     0   0   .267
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .250        Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               28   1   6   1     4   7             Totals               30   3   8   3     4   4

Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance: 14,428
Left on Base: A's 6, Twins 7
DP: A's 2, Twins 2
Doubles: Bando (17), Killebrew (19), Alyea (9), Oliva (29)
Home Runs: Mincher (26)
Caught Stealing: Monday (11), Lewis (1), Killebrew (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Bando (7), Dobson (5)
GIDP: Green (12), Mitterwald (8)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(15-13)         7.1   7   3   3   3   4   0  31   3.64
Lindblad                0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.93
Grant                   0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   2   1.71
Totals                  8     8   3   3   4   4   0  34

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry W(22-11)          8     5   1   1   4   5   1  30   2.93
Williams SV(12)         1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4   2.11
Totals                  9     6   1   1   4   7   1  34

Wild Pitches: Perry 2 (3), Williams (2)

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Lou DiMuro


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first);
Monday singled to right; Monday was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Rudi singled to center; Mincher struck
out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenas
flied out to center; Oliva grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando grounded out (shortstop to first); Jackson
was called out on strikes; Tenace struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew singled to right; Reese struck out while
Killebrew was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop to
first); Alyea singled to center; Mitterwald flied out to center;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Green made an out to first; Dobson made an out to
second; Campaneris lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 3RD: Quilici flied out to center; Perry grounded out
(second to first); Tovar grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Monday grounded out (second to first); Rudi lined
to center; Mincher homered; Bando walked; Perry threw a wild
pitch [Bando to second]; Jackson made an out to shortstop; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 4TH: Cardenas made an out to second; Oliva walked;
Killebrew grounded out (shortstop to first) [Oliva to second];
Reese struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Tenace walked; Green grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Tenace out at second]; Dobson flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 5TH: Alyea was called out on strikes; Mitterwald struck
out; Quilici singled to right; Perry flied out to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Campaneris flied out to right; Monday flied out
to left; Rudi grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 6TH: Tovar made an out to first; Cardenas grounded out
(second to first); Oliva grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Mincher singled to center; LEWIS RAN FOR MINCHER;
Bando out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Lewis to
second]; Jackson was walked intentionally; Tenace struck out
while Lewis was caught stealing third (catcher to third); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 7TH: ALOU REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING LF); RUDI CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Killebrew doubled to right; Reese flied
out to center; Alyea doubled to left [Killebrew scored]; HOLT
RAN FOR ALYEA; Mitterwald walked; MANUEL BATTED FOR QUILICI;
Manuel forced Mitterwald (shortstop to second) [Holt to third];
THOMPSON RAN FOR MANUEL; Perry singled to center [Thompson to
third, Holt scored]; Tovar forced Perry (shortstop to second); 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: TOVAR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HOLT STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); THOMPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B);
HOVLEY BATTED FOR GREEN; Hovley singled to right; Dobson out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Hovley to second];
Campaneris walked; Perry threw a wild pitch [Campaneris to
second, Hovley to third]; Monday was called out on strikes; Rudi
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 2.

TWINS 8TH: LARUSSA REPLACED HOVLEY (PLAYING 2B); Cardenas flied
out to right; Oliva doubled to left; Killebrew was walked
intentionally; LINDBLAD REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Reese
singled to right [Killebrew to third, Oliva scored]; RENICK
BATTED FOR HOLT; GRANT REPLACED LINDBLAD (PITCHING); Renick
walked [Reese to second]; HILL RAN FOR RENICK; Mitterwald
grounded into a double play (third to catcher to first)
[Killebrew out at home]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Twins 3.

ATHLETICS 9TH: HILL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); WILLIAMS
REPLACED PERRY (PITCHING); Alou grounded out (pitcher to first);
Bando doubled to right; Williams threw a wild pitch [Bando to
third]; Jackson struck out; Tenace was called out on strikes; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 3.



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