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Saturday September 12, 1970
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Willie McCovey drove in two runs with a homer and added two with a bases-loaded single to pace the Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Dodgers. McCovey homered after a walk to Willie Mays in the fifth and rapped his single in the sixth. The Giants added two more runs in the seventh and a final pair in eighth on a single by Mays, McCovey's third walk of the game and a triple by Ken Henderson.

An error by Mays, who dropped a fly ball by Ted Sizemore, led to an unearned run for the Dodgers in the eighth. Skip Pitlock then needed help from Don McMahon, who gave up two runs in the ninth before finishing the game. [The Sporting News]


San Francisco Giants 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

Game Played on Saturday, September 12, 1970 (Day game) at Candlestick Park

Dodgers      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  2  -   3 11  2
Giants       0  0  0    0  2  2    2  2  x  -   8 11  2


Dodgers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Giants               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Wills ss              3   0   2   0     2   1   .274      Bonds rf              4   1   2   1     1   0   .311
Mota lf               3   0   1   0     2   0   .289      Fuentes 2b            4   1   1   0     1   1   .259
Russell cf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .246      Mays cf               3   1   2   0     2   0   .292
  Haller ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .288        Williams pr,lf      0   1   0   0     0   0   .333
  Norman p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143      McCovey 1b            2   2   2   4     3   0   .281
Parker 1b             4   1   1   0     1   1   .322        F. Johnson 1b       0   0   0   0     0   0   .260
Sudakis c             5   1   2   1     0   1   .233      Dietz c               3   1   1   0     2   0   .319
Sizemore 2b           3   1   1   0     2   0   .307      Henderson lf,cf       5   1   2   2     0   1   .296
Paciorek rf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .250      Hart 3b               3   0   0   0     0   0   .283
  Buckner ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .118        Gallagher 3b        2   0   1   0     0   0   .270
Grabarkewitz 3b       5   0   2   1     0   1   .292      Lanier ss             4   0   0   0     0   0   .226
Foster p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .113      Pitlock p             2   0   0   1     0   2   .080
  Garvey ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .214        McMahon p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .154
  Lamb p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Strahler p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ferguson ph         0   0   0   1     0   0   .000
  Joshua cf           1   0   0   0     0   0   .241

Totals               37   3  11   3     7   5             Totals               32   8  11   8     9   4

Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 10,573
Left on Base: Dodgers 15, Giants 11
DP: Dodgers 0, Giants 1
Errors: Wills, Grabarkewitz, Mays, Dietz
Doubles: Grabarkewitz (15), Sudakis (7)
Triples: Wills (3), Henderson (3)
Home Runs: McCovey (36)
Stolen Bases: Mota (9), Bonds (45), Gallagher (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Pitlock (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Ferguson (1), Pitlock (1)
GIDP: Mota (12)


Dodgers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Foster L(9-12)          5     3   2   2   6   3   1  25   4.18
Lamb                    1.2   5   4   4   2   1   0  11   3.28
Strahler                0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
Norman                  1     2   2   2   1   0   0   6   5.31
Totals                  8    11   8   8   9   4   1  43

Giants                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Pitlock W(5-5)          7.2   8   1   0   7   5   0  38   4.36
McMahon SV(17)          1.1   3   2   2   0   0   0   7   3.02
Totals                  9    11   3   2   7   5   0  45

Passed Balls: Sudakis 2 (6)
Wild Pitches: Foster (7), McMahon (7)

Umpires: HP - Bob Engel, 1B - Harry Wendelstedt, 2B - Shag Crawford, 3B - Doug Harvey


DODGERS 1ST: Wills tripled; Mota grounded out (third to first);
Russell reached on a fielder's choice [Wills out at home
(pitcher to third), Russell to second]; Parker struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Bonds flied out to center; Fuentes was called out on
strikes; Mays singled to left; Foster threw a wild pitch [Mays
to second]; McCovey was walked intentionally; Dietz walked [Mays
to third, McCovey to second]; Henderson grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 0.

DODGERS 2ND: Sudakis struck out; Sizemore walked; Paciorek
singled [Sizemore to second]; Debut game for Tom
Paciorek; Grabarkewitz flied out to center; Foster grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants
0.

GIANTS 2ND: Hart flied out to left; Lanier flied out to center;
Pitlock struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 0.

DODGERS 3RD: Wills struck out; Mota walked; Mota stole second
[Mota to third (error by Dietz)]; Russell flied out to left;
Parker walked; Sudakis made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Bonds flied out to left; Fuentes singled to left;
Mays grounded out (pitcher to second to first) [Fuentes to
second]; McCovey was walked intentionally; Dietz walked [Fuentes
to third, McCovey to second]; Henderson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 0.

DODGERS 4TH: Sizemore walked; Paciorek flied out to center;
Grabarkewitz flied out to right; Foster grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 4TH: Hart reached on an error by Grabarkewitz; Lanier
made an out to shortstop; Pitlock out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Hart to second]; Bonds walked; Sudakis
allowed a passed ball [Bonds to second, Hart to third]; Fuentes
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0,
Giants 0.

DODGERS 5TH: Wills singled to left; Mota grounded into a double
play (shortstop to first) [Wills out at second]; Russell singled
to left; Parker flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 5TH: Mays walked; McCovey homered [Mays scored]; Dietz
made an out to second; Henderson made an out to second; Hart
grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Dodgers 0, Giants 2.

DODGERS 6TH: GALLAGHER REPLACED HART (PLAYING 3B); Sudakis
singled to left; Sizemore singled to left [Sudakis to second];
Paciorek flied out to center; Grabarkewitz was called out on
strikes; GARVEY BATTED FOR FOSTER; Garvey forced Sudakis (third
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 2.

GIANTS 6TH: LAMB REPLACED GARVEY (PITCHING); Lanier made an out
to second; Pitlock struck out; Bonds singled to center; Bonds
stole second; Fuentes walked; Mays walked [Bonds to third,
Fuentes to second]; McCovey singled to center [Bonds scored,
Fuentes scored, Mays out at home (second to catcher)]; 2 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 4.

DODGERS 7TH: Wills walked; Mota singled [Wills to second];
Russell flied out to center; Parker popped to third in foul
territory; Sudakis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 4.

GIANTS 7TH: Dietz singled to right; Henderson singled to center
[Dietz to second]; On a bunt Gallagher singled [Henderson to
second, Dietz to third]; Lanier made an out to second; Pitlock
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Henderson to third, Dietz
scored]; STRAHLER REPLACED LAMB (PITCHING); Gallagher stole
second; Debut game for Mike Strahler; Bonds singled to
center [Henderson scored, Gallagher out at home (center to
catcher)]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 0, Giants 6.

DODGERS 8TH: Sizemore reached on an error by Mays; Paciorek
struck out; Grabarkewitz doubled to left [Sizemore to third];
FERGUSON BATTED FOR STRAHLER; Ferguson hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Sizemore scored (unearned)]; Debut game for Joe
Ferguson; Wills walked; Mota walked [Grabarkewitz to third,
Wills to second]; MCMAHON REPLACED PITLOCK (PITCHING); HALLER
BATTED FOR RUSSELL; Haller grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R
(0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Giants 6.

GIANTS 8TH: NORMAN REPLACED HALLER (PITCHING); JOSHUA REPLACED
FERGUSON (PLAYING CF); Fuentes popped to catcher in foul
territory; Mays singled; WILLIAMS RAN FOR MAYS; Sudakis allowed
a passed ball [Williams to third (error by Wills)]; Maury
Wills called for obstruction on Bernie Williams; McCovey
walked; Dietz made an out to shortstop; Henderson tripled to
right [McCovey scored, Williams scored]; Gallagher made an out
to first; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Dodgers 1, Giants 8.

DODGERS 9TH: WILLIAMS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); HENDERSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); F. JOHNSON REPLACED MCCOVEY
(PLAYING 1B); Parker singled; Sudakis doubled [Parker scored];
McMahon threw a wild pitch [Sudakis to third]; Sizemore grounded
out (third to first); BUCKNER BATTED FOR PACIOREK; Buckner made
an out to shortstop; Grabarkewitz singled [Sudakis scored];
Joshua forced Grabarkewitz (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Dodgers 3, Giants 8.



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