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Tuesday September 22, 1970
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The Twins, who were the victims of a no-hitter at the hands of Vida Blue in the previous night's game, bounced back to clinch their second straight West division title wth a 5-3 victory over the second-place Athletics. Tony Oliva homered with a man on base in the first inning, Jim Holt batted in two runs with a single in the sixth and Rich Reese doubled to plate the Twins' final marker in the seventh. Joe Rudi had a 5-for-5 night for the A's. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 5, Oakland Athletics 3

Game Played on Tuesday, September 22, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Twins        2  0  0    0  0  2    1  0  0  -   5  8  3
A's          0  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  1  -   3 10  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar lf              4   0   1   0     1   0   .300      Campaneris ss         5   2   2   0     0   1   .282
Cardenas ss           4   1   0   0     1   0   .244      Rudi lf               5   0   5   1     0   0   .315
Oliva rf              5   3   3   2     0   0   .321      Alou rf               5   0   0   0     0   0   .274
Killebrew 3b          3   1   0   0     2   1   .274      Mincher 1b            3   0   0   0     0   1   .252
  Quilici 3b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .231      Bando 3b              0   1   0   0     4   0   .261
Reese 1b              3   0   2   1     1   0   .265      Jackson cf            2   0   0   0     0   1   .239
Holt cf               4   0   1   2     0   0   .260        Hovley cf           2   0   0   0     0   0   .240
Ratliff c             3   0   0   0     0   1   .268      Duncan c              4   0   3   0     0   0   .250
  Tischinski c        1   0   0   0     0   0   .196      Green 2b              3   0   0   1     0   0   .193
Thompson 2b           4   0   1   0     0   0   .227      Dobson p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .121
Kaat p                2   0   0   0     0   1   .192        Tenace ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .281
  Carew ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .374        Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .103
  Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Perranoski p        1   0   0   0     0   1   .042        Fernandez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .211

Totals               35   5   8   5     5   4             Totals               33   3  10   2     4   3

Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance:  5,915
Left on Base: Twins 9, A's 9
DP: Twins 4, A's 0
Errors: Cardenas, Oliva, Reese, Dobson
Doubles: Tovar (34), Oliva (35), Reese (15), Rudi 2 (23), Campaneris (28)
Home Runs: Oliva (23)
Stolen Bases: Oliva (5), Campaneris (42)
Sacrifice Hits: Reese (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Green (2)
GIDP: Dobson (4), Campaneris (4), Alou (13)
Hit by Pitch: Mincher (3,by Kaat)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kaat W(13-10)           5     6   1   1   2   3   0  22   3.66
Williams                0.1   1   1   1   1   0   0   3   2.07
Perranoski SV(32)       3.2   3   1   1   1   0   0  14   2.30
Totals                  9    10   3   3   4   3   0  39

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(16-14)         6     5   4   4   3   3   1  27   3.71
Fingers                 0.2   1   1   1   1   0   0   4   3.62
Lindblad                2.1   2   0   0   1   1   0  10   2.88
Totals                  9     8   5   5   5   4   1  41

Hit by Pitch: Kaat (3)
Wild Pitches: Dobson (9)

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar walked; Cardenas forced Tovar (third to
shortstop); Dobson threw a wild pitch [Cardenas to second];
Oliva homered [Cardenas scored]; Killebrew popped to catcher in
foul territory; Reese singled to center; Holt forced Reese
(third to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris struck out; Rudi doubled to left; Alou
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Rudi to third]; Mincher was
hit by a pitch; Bando walked [Mincher to second]; Jackson
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Twins 2,
Athletics 0.

TWINS 2ND: Ratliff struck out; Thompson grounded out (second to
first); Kaat struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Duncan singled to center; Green flied out to
center; Dobson grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Duncan out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Athletics 0.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar grounded out (third to first); Cardenas lined
to second; Oliva grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris doubled to right; Rudi singled to
right [Campaneris scored (error by Oliva) (no RBI)]; Alou flied
out to right; Mincher flied out to right; Bando walked [Rudi to
second]; Jackson was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 4TH: Killebrew was called out on strikes; Reese walked;
Holt flied out to right; Ratliff flied to right in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Duncan singled to left; Green reached on an error
by Cardenas [Duncan to second]; Dobson forced Duncan (pitcher to
third) [Green to second]; Campaneris grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Dobson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 5TH: HOVLEY REPLACED JACKSON (PLAYING CF); Thompson flied
out to right; Kaat flied out to left; Tovar doubled to left;
Cardenas popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Rudi doubled to left; Alou hit into a double play
(second to shortstop) [Rudi out at third]; Mincher was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 1.

TWINS 6TH: Oliva singled; Killebrew walked [Oliva to second];
Reese reached on an error by Dobson on a sacrifice bunt
[Killebrew to second, Oliva to third]; Holt singled to right
[Reese to third, Killebrew scored, Oliva scored]; Ratliff
reached on a fielder's choice [Reese out at home (pitcher to
catcher), Holt to second]; Thompson made an out to second; CAREW
BATTED FOR KAAT; Carew grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 4, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED CAREW (PITCHING); Bando walked;
Hovley flied out to left; Duncan singled to center [Bando to
third]; PERRANOSKI REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Green hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Bando scored]; TENACE BATTED FOR DOBSON;
Tenace grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 4, Athletics 2.

TWINS 7TH: FINGERS REPLACED TENACE (PITCHING); Tovar grounded
out (shortstop to first); Cardenas grounded out (second to
first); Oliva doubled to right; Killebrew was walked
intentionally; LINDBLAD REPLACED FINGERS (PITCHING); Oliva stole
third; Reese doubled to right [Killebrew to third, Oliva
scored]; Holt made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 5, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: TISCHINSKI REPLACED RATLIFF (PLAYING C );
Campaneris grounded out (pitcher to first); Rudi singled to
center; Alou grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Rudi out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 5,
Athletics 2.

TWINS 8TH: Tischinski made an out to second; Thompson singled to
right; Perranoski struck out; Tovar made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Mincher flied out to center; Bando walked; Hovley
forced Bando (pitcher to second); Duncan flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Athletics 2.

TWINS 9TH: Cardenas walked; Oliva flied to left in foul
territory; Killebrew popped to third in foul territory; Reese
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5,
Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: QUILICI REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 3B); Green
grounded out (second to first); FERNANDEZ BATTED FOR LINDBLAD;
Fernandez made an out to second; Campaneris singled to left;
Campaneris stole second [Campaneris to third (error by Reese)];
Rudi singled to center [Campaneris scored]; Alou forced Rudi
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Athletics
3.



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