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A four-run outburst in each game helped the Twins sweep a twi-night doubleheader with the Athletics, 6-1 and 7-2. In the opener, Cesar Tovar led off with a single in the third inning and, after a sacrifice, scored the Twins' first run on a double by Tony Oliva. Harmon Killebrew walked and was forced by Rich Reese. Brant Alyea singled to plate Oliva. George Mitterwald walked to load the bases and Charlie Manuel, batting for Frank Quilici, singled to drive in two runs.

Oliva homered in the first inning of the nightcap and Jim Kaat batted in a run with a single in the second before the Twins clinched their sweep with four runs in the fifth on three walks, a wild pitch and singles by Alyea, Paul Ratliff and Qullici. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 6, Oakland Athletics 1 (Game 1)

Game Played on Thursday, September 10, 1970 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

A's          0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  3
Twins        0  0  4    0  0  1    0  1  x  -   6  9  2


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   0   0   0     0   0   .280      Tovar cf,lf           5   3   3   0     0   0   .297
Rudi lf               4   0   3   0     0   0   .308      Cardenas ss           3   0   1   1     1   1   .251
Alou rf               4   0   1   0     0   1   .282      Oliva rf              3   1   1   1     2   0   .318
Mincher 1b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .257      Killebrew 3b          3   0   0   0     1   1   .289
Bando 3b              4   1   1   0     0   1   .264      Reese 1b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .263
Jackson cf            4   0   0   0     0   2   .231      Alyea lf              2   1   2   1     1   0   .300
Tenace c              3   0   0   0     1   1   .318        Holt cf             1   0   0   0     0   0   .256
Green 2b              4   0   1   1     0   3   .184      Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     1   1   .207
Hunter p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .188      Quilici 2b            1   0   0   0     0   0   .212
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .088        Manuel ph           1   0   1   2     0   0   .224
  Davis ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .287        Thompson 2b         2   0   0   0     0   0   .236
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143      Hall p                4   0   0   0     0   0   .182
  Duncan ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .244
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .250

Totals               34   1   7   1     1  11             Totals               32   6   9   5     6   3

Time of Game: 2:42
Left on Base: A's 7, Twins 9
DP: A's 1, Twins 0
Errors: Rudi, Mincher, Jackson, Oliva, Hall
Doubles: Rudi (20), Bando (18), Oliva (30), Reese (14), Tovar (31), Cardenas (31)
Stolen Bases: Alyea (3), Tovar (29)
Caught Stealing: Campaneris (10)
Sacrifice Hits: Cardenas (9)
GIDP: Mitterwald (9)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(16-13)         2.2   4   4   4   4   2   0  16   3.73
Fingers                 0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.80
Locker                  3     2   1   0   2   1   0  13   3.08
Grant                   2     2   1   1   0   0   0   8   1.75
Totals                  8     9   6   5   6   3   0  39

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hall W(8-6)             9     7   1   1   1  11   0  35   2.53
Totals                  9     7   1   1   1  11   0  35

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris reached on an error by Hall;
Campaneris was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Rudi
singled to center; Alou singled to left [Rudi to second];
Mincher was called out on strikes; Bando grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar made an out to second; Cardenas walked; Oliva
walked [Cardenas to second]; Killebrew struck out; Reese
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 0, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Jackson grounded out (first to pitcher); Tenace
walked; Green struck out; Hunter struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Alyea singled to left; Alyea stole second; Mitterwald
struck out; Quilici popped to catcher in foul territory; Hall
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris flied out to center; Rudi doubled to
left; Alou struck out; Mincher flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar singled to center; Tovar stole second; Cardenas
out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Tovar to third];
Oliva doubled to right [Tovar scored]; Killebrew walked; Reese
forced Killebrew (second to shortstop) [Oliva to third]; Alyea
singled to left [Reese to second, Oliva scored]; Mitterwald
walked [Reese to third, Alyea to second]; MANUEL BATTED FOR
QUILICI; FINGERS REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); Manuel singled to
center [Manuel to second (error by Jackson), Mitterwald to
third, Alyea scored, Reese scored]; Hall grounded out (pitcher
to first); 4 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 4.

ATHLETICS 4TH: THOMPSON REPLACED MANUEL (PLAYING 2B); Bando
doubled to left; Jackson grounded out (pitcher to first) [Bando
to third]; Tenace struck out; Green singled to left [Bando
scored]; DAVIS BATTED FOR FINGERS; Davis was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 4.

TWINS 4TH: LOCKER REPLACED DAVIS (PITCHING); Tovar flied out to
center; Cardenas struck out; Oliva grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 4.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Campaneris lined to center; Rudi flied out to
left; Alou grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Twins 4.

TWINS 5TH: Killebrew grounded out (third to first); Reese
doubled to center; Alyea walked; Mitterwald grounded into a
double play (third to first) [Reese out at third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Mincher singled to right [Mincher to second
(error by Oliva)]; Bando made an out to shortstop; Jackson was
called out on strikes; Tenace grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 4.

TWINS 6TH: Thompson grounded out (shortstop to first); Hall
grounded out (pitcher to first); Tovar doubled to left; Cardenas
reached on an error by Rudi [Cardenas to second, Tovar scored
(unearned) (no RBI)]; Oliva walked; Killebrew flied out to
center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 5.

ATHLETICS 7TH: HOLT REPLACED ALYEA (PLAYING CF); TOVAR CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Green struck out; DUNCAN BATTED FOR
LOCKER; Duncan grounded out (third to first); Campaneris made an
out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 5.

TWINS 7TH: GRANT REPLACED DUNCAN (PITCHING); Reese lined to
right; Holt grounded out (shortstop to first); Mitterwald
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
1, Twins 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Rudi singled to right; Alou made an out to
shortstop; Mincher made an out to shortstop; Bando struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 5.

TWINS 8TH: Thompson reached on an error by Mincher; Hall forced
Thompson (third to shortstop); Tovar singled to right [Hall out
at third (right to third)]; Cardenas doubled to left [Tovar
scored]; Oliva grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 1, Twins 6.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Jackson struck out; Tenace popped to catcher in
foul territory; Green struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Twins 6.



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