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Saturday September 12, 1970
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Reggie Jackson homered after a single by Tommy Davis in the eighth inning to carry the Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the Royals. After the Royals took a 2-0 lead in the first two innings, the A's scored their initial run in the third on a single by Dick Green, a sacrifice and a single by Bert Campaneris. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 3, Kansas City Royals 2

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

A's          0  0  1    0  0  0    0  2  0  -   3 10  1
Royals       1  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  1


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   0   2   1     0   0   .279      Spriggs rf            3   1   1   0     1   0   .242
Hovley cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Otis cf               4   0   2   1     0   0   .286
Alou lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .281      Kirkpatrick c         4   0   0   0     0   2   .235
Davis 1b              4   1   2   0     0   0   .288      Oliver 1b             3   0   1   0     1   0   .261
Bando 3b              3   0   1   0     1   1   .266      Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   0   .300
Jackson rf            4   1   2   2     0   2   .235      Schaal 3b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .266
Tenace c              4   0   0   0     0   2   .288      Matchick 2b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .201
Green 2b              3   1   2   0     0   0   .191      Severson ss           3   1   2   0     0   0   .259
  Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Sorrell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .267
  Grant p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .222      Johnson p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .115
Segui p               1   0   0   0     0   1   .116        Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .228
  Donaldson ph,2b     2   0   0   0     0   0   .250

Totals               35   3  10   3     1   6             Totals               33   2   8   1     2   6

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance:  6,579
Left on Base: A's 7, Royals 7
DP: A's 0, Royals 1
Errors: Tenace, Kirkpatrick
Doubles: Severson (9), Otis (30)
Triples: Spriggs (3)
Home Runs: Jackson (20)
Stolen Bases: Jackson (22), Campaneris (35), Lewis (5), Oliver (1), Otis (26), Spriggs (3)
Caught Stealing: Oliver (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Segui (6), Johnson (6)
GIDP: Davis (4)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Segui                   6     6   2   1   2   4   0  25   2.61
Grant W(6-1)            3     2   0   0   0   2   0  11   1.71
Totals                  9     8   2   1   2   6   0  36

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(7-11)         9    10   3   3   1   6   1  37   3.16
Totals                  9    10   3   3   1   6   1  37

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Emmett Ashford


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to center; Hovley popped to
catcher in foul territory; Alou grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs tripled to right; Otis singled [Spriggs
scored]; Kirkpatrick struck out; Oliver walked [Otis to second];
Otis stole third and Oliver stole second; Piniella made an out
to second; Schaal struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics
0, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Davis grounded out (third to first); Bando
grounded out (shortstop to first); Jackson singled to left;
Jackson stole second [Jackson to third (error by Kirkpatrick)];
Tenace struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Matchick grounded out (second to first); Severson
doubled to left; Johnson grounded out (second to first)
[Severson to third]; Spriggs walked; Spriggs stole second
[Spriggs to third (error by Tenace), Severson scored
(unearned)]; Otis made an out to shortstop; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Green singled to left; Segui out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Green to second]; Campaneris singled
to right [Green scored]; Hovley grounded out (second to first)
[Campaneris to second]; Campaneris stole third; Alou grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Royals 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); Oliver
singled to center; Oliver was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Piniella singled to center; Schaal flied out to center;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Davis singled to right; Bando singled to left
[Davis to second]; Jackson struck out; Tenace was called out on
strikes; Green made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Matchick grounded out (second to first); Severson
flied out to left; Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Segui struck out; Campaneris made an out to
second; Hovley made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Spriggs made an out to first; Otis doubled to left;
Kirkpatrick lined to center; Oliver flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Alou singled to right; Davis grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Alou out at second];
Bando walked; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella popped to first in foul territory; Schaal
flied out to left; Matchick was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Tenace made an out to shortstop; Green singled to
left; LEWIS RAN FOR GREEN; DONALDSON BATTED FOR SEGUI; Lewis
stole second; Donaldson flied out to center; Campaneris singled
to center [Lewis to third]; Hovley made an out to first; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: GRANT REPLACED LEWIS (PITCHING); DONALDSON STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); Severson singled to left; Johnson out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Severson to second]; Spriggs
grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis made an out to second; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Alou flied out to center; Davis singled to left;
Bando struck out; Jackson homered [Davis scored]; Tenace flied
out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Kirkpatrick struck out; Oliver grounded out
(shortstop to first); Piniella grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Grant grounded out (second to first); Donaldson
flied out to right; Campaneris popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 9TH: Schaal singled to right; Matchick forced Schaal
(pitcher to shortstop); SORRELL BATTED FOR SEVERSON; Sorrell
made an out to third; KELLY BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Kelly struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 2.



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