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Monday September 21, 1970
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Vida Blue pitched a no-hitter, with only one walk to mar his performance, as the Athletics defeated the Twins, 6-0. Bert Campaneris, who made a leaping catch of a line drive by George Mitterwald in the fifth inning to help the young lefthander, also led the A's at bat with a triple and a homer. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 6, Minnesota Twins 0

Game Played on Monday, September 21, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Twins        0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  0  1
A's          1  0  0    0  0  0    0  5  x  -   6  9  0


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf,lf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .300      Campaneris ss         5   2   2   3     0   0   .281
Cardenas ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .246      Rudi lf               2   0   1   0     1   0   .304
Killebrew 1b          2   0   0   0     1   2   .276        Hovley cf           2   0   1   0     0   0   .242
Oliva rf              3   0   0   0     0   0   .319      Alou rf,lf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .276
Alyea lf              3   0   0   0     0   1   .296      Mincher 1b            3   1   2   0     0   0   .253
  Holt cf             0   0   0   0     0   0   .260      Bando 3b              3   1   1   0     0   0   .261
Renick 3b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .228      Jackson cf,rf         3   0   0   0     1   2   .240
Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     0   1   .211      Tenace c              2   1   0   0     2   0   .284
Thompson 2b           3   0   0   0     0   1   .227      Green 2b              4   1   1   1     0   0   .194
Perry p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .250      Blue p                2   0   0   0     1   1   .273
  Allison ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .209

Totals               27   0   0   0     1   9             Totals               30   6   9   4     5   3

Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance:  4,284
Left on Base: Twins 1, A's 8
DP: Twins 1, A's 0
Errors: Thompson
Doubles: Alou (25)
Triples: Campaneris (4)
Home Runs: Campaneris (21)
Sacrifice Hits: Blue (1)
GIDP: Alou (12)
Hit by Pitch: Mincher (2,by Perry), Bando (6,by Perry)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry L(23-12)          8     9   6   2   5   3   1  38   3.06
Totals                  8     9   6   2   5   3   1  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blue W(2-0)             9     0   0   0   1   9   0  28   2.28
Totals                  9     0   0   0   1   9   0  28

Hit by Pitch: Perry 2 (9)

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Larry Napp, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Marty Springstead


TWINS 1ST: Tovar struck out (catcher to first); Cardenas flied
out to right; Killebrew struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris tripled; Rudi walked; Alou grounded
into a double play (second to first) [Campaneris scored, Rudi
out at second]; Mincher singled; Bando flied out to center; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

TWINS 2ND: Oliva grounded out (second to first); Alyea grounded
out (shortstop to first); Renick grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Jackson lined to right; Tenace grounded out
(third to first); Green grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

TWINS 3RD: Mitterwald struck out; Thompson grounded out (pitcher
to first); Perry struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Blue grounded out (pitcher to first); Campaneris
grounded out (second to first); Rudi flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

TWINS 4TH: Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenas
flied out to right; Killebrew walked; Oliva grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Alou doubled; Mincher flied out to center; Bando
made an out to second; Jackson was walked intentionally; Tenace
forced Jackson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 0, Athletics 1.

TWINS 5TH: Alyea flied out to right; Renick struck out;
Mitterwald lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Green flied out to center; Blue walked;
Campaneris forced Blue (shortstop to second); Rudi singled to
right [Campaneris out at home (right to shortstop to catcher)];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

TWINS 6TH: Thompson made an out to second; Perry grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tovar popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Alou flied out to center; Mincher was hit by a
pitch; Bando was hit by a pitch [Mincher to second]; Jackson
struck out; Tenace walked [Mincher to third, Bando to second];
Green lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics
1.

TWINS 7TH: HOVLEY REPLACED RUDI (PLAYING CF); ALOU CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); JACKSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
Cardenas grounded out (shortstop to first); Killebrew struck
out; Oliva popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Blue was called out on strikes; Campaneris
grounded out (third to first); Hovley singled; Alou forced
Hovley (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0,
Athletics 1.

TWINS 8TH: Alyea was called out on strikes; Renick grounded out
(pitcher to first); Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: TOVAR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); HOLT
REPLACED ALYEA (PLAYING CF); Mincher singled; Bando singled to
center [Mincher scored (error by Thompson; assist by Holt)
(unearned), Bando to third]; Jackson struck out; Tenace was
walked intentionally; Green singled [Bando scored, Tenace to
second]; Blue out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Tenace
to third, Green to second]; Campaneris homered (unearned)
[Tenace scored (unearned), Green scored (unearned)]; Hovley
lined to right; 5 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics
6.

TWINS 9TH: Thompson struck out; ALLISON BATTED FOR PERRY;
Allison struck out; Tovar popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 6.



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