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Saturday September 12, 1970
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After scoring their first three runs on a pair of homers, the White Sox added two tallies on a double by Bobby Knoop in the eighth inning to beat the Twins, 5-3. Gail Hopkins homered in the second and Syd O'Brien hit for the circuit after a single by Bart Johnson in the third. Bill Melton walked in the eighth and O'Brien was safe on an error before Knoop rapped his double. Brant Alyea homered for the Twins, marking the eighth straight game in which he had driven in one or more runs. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota Twins 3

Game Played on Saturday, September 12, 1970 (Day game) at Metropolitan Stadium

White Sox    0  1  2    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   5  7  1
Twins        0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  2  -   3 10  2


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
O'Brien 3b            3   1   1   2     1   0   .253      Tovar cf,rf           4   0   3   0     1   0   .298
  Morales 3b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .173      Nettles rf            3   0   1   0     1   1   .250
Aparicio ss           4   0   0   0     1   1   .315        Thompson 2b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .235
May lf                4   0   1   0     1   0   .294      Killebrew 3b          3   0   0   0     2   2   .286
Melton rf             2   1   0   0     3   0   .264        Allison pr          0   0   0   0     0   0   .197
Josephson c           5   0   0   0     0   3   .320      Alyea lf              5   1   1   1     0   2   .306
Hopkins 1b            3   1   1   1     0   0   .282      Reese 1b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .263
  Berry cf            1   1   0   0     0   0   .276      Cardenas ss           4   0   1   0     0   1   .249
McCraw cf,1b          4   0   1   0     0   1   .225      Ratliff c             4   1   2   0     0   1   .260
Knoop 2b              4   0   1   2     0   0   .222      Quilici 2b            2   0   0   0     0   0   .220
Johnson p             4   1   2   0     0   0   .304        Holt ph,cf          2   1   1   0     0   0   .256
  Wood p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .118      Blyleven p            2   0   0   0     0   2   .143
                                                            Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .220
                                                            Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Haydel p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .667
                                                            Hill ph             0   0   0   0     0   0   .100
                                                            Renick ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .231

Totals               35   5   7   5     6   5             Totals               36   3  10   1     4  12

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 14,181
Left on Base: White Sox 9, Twins 10
DP: White Sox 2, Twins 0
Errors: Morales, Killebrew, Cardenas
Doubles: May (27), Knoop (12), Ratliff (7)
Home Runs: Hopkins (6), O'Brien (8), Alyea (16)
Stolen Bases: May (8), Aparicio (7)
Caught Stealing: Tovar (14)
GIDP: Ratliff (1)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson W(3-5)          8    10   3   1   3  10   1  35   5.51
Wood SV(20)             1     0   0   0   1   2   0   5   3.02
Totals                  9    10   3   1   4  12   1  40

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blyleven L(9-7)         7     6   3   3   2   4   2  30   3.25
Williams                1     1   2   0   1   1   0   6   2.05
Haydel                  1     0   0   0   3   0   0   5   3.00
Totals                  9     7   5   3   6   5   2  41

Passed Balls: Josephson (11)
Wild Pitches: Johnson (3), Wood (4), Haydel (1)

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Frank Umont, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Jake O'Donnell


WHITE SOX 1ST: O'Brien grounded out (third to first); Aparicio
was called out on strikes; May reached on an error by Cardenas
[May to first]; Melton flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled to left; Nettles forced Tovar (first to
shortstop); Killebrew walked [Nettles to second]; Alyea lined to
left; Reese struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Twins 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Josephson struck out; Hopkins homered; McCraw
flied to center; Knoop grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Cardenas singled to shortstop; Ratliff grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Cardenas out at
second]; Quilici flied to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 1, Twins 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Johnson singled to center; O'Brien homered
[Johnson scored]; Aparicio grounded out (shortstop to first);
May flied to center; Melton walked; Josephson forced Melton
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Twins
0.

TWINS 3RD: Blyleven was called out on strikes; Tovar walked;
Nettles walked [Tovar to second]; Killebrew struck out while
Tovar was caught stealing third (catcher to third); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Twins 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Hopkins flied to left; McCraw singled to left;
Knoop popped to shortstop; Johnson singled to right [McCraw to
third]; O'Brien walked [Johnson to second]; Aparicio forced
O'Brien (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox
3, Twins 0.

TWINS 4TH: Alyea homered; Reese grounded out (shortstop to
first); Cardenas grounded out (third to first); Ratliff doubled
to left; Quilici lined to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox
3, Twins 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: May doubled to left; May stole third; Melton
grounded out (second to first); Josephson struck out; Hopkins
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox
3, Twins 1.

TWINS 5TH: Blyleven struck out; Tovar singled to center; Nettles
struck out; Johnson threw a wild pitch [Tovar to second];
Killebrew struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Twins
1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: McCraw struck out; Knoop lined to left; Johnson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 3, Twins 1.

TWINS 6TH: BERRY REPLACED HOPKINS (PLAYING CF); MCCRAW CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Alyea grounded out (pitcher to first);
Reese singled to shortstop; Cardenas struck out; Ratliff struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Twins 1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: O'Brien popped to second; Aparicio flied to left;
May flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Twins 1.

TWINS 7TH: MORALES REPLACED O'BRIEN (PLAYING 3B); HOLT BATTED
FOR QUILICI; Holt grounded out (second to first); MANUEL BATTED
FOR BLYLEVEN; Manuel struck out; Tovar singled to shortstop;
Nettles singled to right [Tovar to third]; Killebrew flied to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 3, Twins 1.

WHITE SOX 8TH: HOLT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); WILLIAMS
REPLACED MANUEL (PITCHING); TOVAR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
RF); THOMPSON REPLACED NETTLES (PLAYING 2B); Melton walked;
Josephson struck out; Berry reached on an error by Killebrew
[Melton to second]; McCraw flied to left; Knoop doubled to left
[Melton scored (unearned), Berry scored (unearned)]; Johnson
popped to second; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 5,
Twins 1.

TWINS 8TH: Alyea struck out; Reese grounded out (first
unassisted); Cardenas popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 1.

WHITE SOX 9TH: HAYDEL REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Morales
grounded out (second to first); Aparicio walked; Aparicio stole
second; May walked; Haydel threw a wild pitch [Aparicio to
third]; May was picked off first (catcher to first); Melton
walked; Josephson forced Melton (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 5, Twins 1.

TWINS 9TH: Ratliff singled to right; Holt singled to right
[Ratliff to second]; HILL BATTED FOR HAYDEL; WOOD REPLACED
JOHNSON (PITCHING); RENICK BATTED FOR HILL; Josephson allowed a
passed ball [Ratliff to third, Holt to second]; Renick struck
out; Tovar flied to center; Thompson reached on an error by
Morales [Ratliff scored (unearned) (no RBI), Holt to third,
Thompson to first]; Wood threw a wild pitch [Holt scored
(unearned), Thompson to second]; Killebrew walked; ALLISON RAN
FOR KILLEBREW; Alyea struck out; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
White Sox 5, Twins 3.



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