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Sunday September 27, 1970
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The Angels broke a 3-3 tie with four unearned runs in the fifth inning and defeated the Athletics, 9-4. An error by Reggie Jackson opened the gates for the Angels, who got three of their runs on a bases-loaded double by Joe Azcue. The A's scored on homers by Gene Tenace, Allan Lewis and Jackson.

In the fourth inning, with Jackson on base, Tenace lofted a fly that Alex Johnson appeared to catch in deep left-center field. However, umpire Art Frantz ruled that Johnson had trapped the ball. While the Angels' outfielder was trotting in after what he thought was the third out, Tenace circled the bases for an inside-the-park homer. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 9, Oakland Athletics 4

Game Played on Sunday, September 27, 1970 (Day game) at Anaheim Stadium

A's          0  0  0    2  1  1    0  0  0  -   4  8  1
Angels       2  0  0    1  4  0    0  2  x  -   9 10  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Lewis lf              5   1   1   1     0   0   .200      Alomar 2b             4   2   1   0     1   0   .252
LaRussa 2b            4   0   2   0     0   1   .204      Gonzalez cf           4   2   1   2     1   0   .270
Rudi 1b               4   0   1   0     0   1   .311      Fregosi ss            5   1   2   1     0   1   .278
Bando 3b              1   0   0   0     3   1   .262      Johnson lf            4   1   2   2     0   0   .327
Jackson cf            4   2   1   1     0   0   .235      Spencer 1b            3   2   1   0     1   0   .271
Tenace c              4   1   1   2     0   1   .289      Johnstone rf          3   1   1   0     1   0   .237
Brooks rf             4   0   1   0     0   2   .143      Azcue c               3   0   2   3     1   0   .244
Driscoll ss           3   0   0   0     0   2   .146      Griffin 3b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .122
  Duncan ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .255      Garrett p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .077
Dobson p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .118        Rivers ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .100
  Segui p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .116        LaRoche p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Alou ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .272
  Womack p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Fernandez ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .214

Totals               34   4   8   4     3   9             Totals               34   9  10   8     5   3

Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance: 11,890
Left on Base: A's 6, Angels 6
DP: A's 1, Angels 0
Errors: Jackson
Doubles: Azcue 2 (13)
Triples: LaRussa (1), Johnson (6)
Home Runs: Tenace (7), Lewis (1), Jackson (23), Gonzalez (1)
Stolen Bases: Alomar (35)
Caught Stealing: Brooks (1)
GIDP: Griffin (2)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(16-15)         4.2   7   7   3   4   1   0  25   3.74
Segui                   1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   6   2.59
Womack                  2     2   2   2   0   1   1   8  15.00
Totals                  8    10   9   5   5   3   1  39

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Garrett W(5-6)          6     6   4   4   2   6   3  25   2.93
LaRoche SV(3)           3     2   0   0   1   3   0  12   3.54
Totals                  9     8   4   4   3   9   3  37

Wild Pitches: Dobson (10)

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Art Frantz


ATHLETICS 1ST: Lewis flied out to center; LaRussa was called out
on strikes; Rudi singled to left; Bando walked [Rudi to second];
Jackson popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Athletics 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar walked; Alomar stole second; Gonzalez
grounded out (second to first) [Alomar to third]; Fregosi
singled to right [Alomar scored]; Johnson tripled to right
[Fregosi scored]; Spencer popped to first in foul territory;
Johnstone popped to third; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Angels 2.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Tenace flied out to center; Brooks popped to
third; Driscoll popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Angels 2.

ANGELS 2ND: Azcue doubled to left; Griffin grounded out
(shortstop to first); Garrett struck out; Alomar grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Angels
2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Dobson popped to catcher in foul territory; Lewis
flied out to left; LaRussa grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Angels 2.

ANGELS 3RD: Gonzalez flied out to left; Fregosi popped to
second; Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Angels 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Rudi grounded out (pitcher to first); Bando
walked; Jackson forced Bando (second to shortstop); Tenace hit
an inside the park homer to left [Jackson scored]; Brooks
singled to left; Brooks was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Angels 2.

ANGELS 4TH: Spencer singled to first; Johnstone singled to right
[Spencer to third]; Azcue walked [Johnstone to second]; Griffin
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Spencer scored (no RBI), Johnstone to third, Azcue out at
second]; Garrett flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 2, Angels 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Driscoll struck out; Dobson was called out on
strikes; Lewis homered; LaRussa tripled to center; Rudi grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Angels 3.

ANGELS 5TH: Alomar flied out to center; Gonzalez reached on an
error by Jackson [Gonzalez to second]; Fregosi flied out to
center; Johnson singled to center [Gonzalez scored (unearned)];
Spencer walked [Johnson to second]; Dobson threw a wild pitch
[Johnson to third, Spencer to second]; Johnstone was walked
intentionally; Azcue doubled to center [Johnson scored
(unearned), Spencer scored (unearned), Johnstone scored
(unearned)]; SEGUI REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Griffin grounded
out (second to first); 4 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
3, Angels 7.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Bando struck out; Jackson homered; Tenace struck
out; Brooks was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 4, Angels 7.

ANGELS 6TH: RIVERS BATTED FOR GARRETT; Rivers was called out on
strikes; Alomar flied out to center; Gonzalez walked; Fregosi
singled to left [Gonzalez to second]; Johnson grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 4, Angels 7.

ATHLETICS 7TH: LAROCHE REPLACED RIVERS (PITCHING); Driscoll
struck out; ALOU BATTED FOR SEGUI; Alou grounded out (third to
first); Lewis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Angels 7.

ANGELS 7TH: WOMACK REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Spencer grounded
out (second to first); Johnstone grounded out (pitcher to
first); Azcue grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Angels 7.

ATHLETICS 8TH: LaRussa singled to left; Rudi struck out; Bando
walked [LaRussa to second]; Jackson flied out to left; Tenace
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 4, Angels
7.

ANGELS 8TH: Griffin grounded out (third to first); LaRoche
grounded out (second to first); Alomar singled to center;
Gonzalez homered [Alomar scored]; Fregosi struck out (catcher to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Angels 9.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Brooks was called out on strikes; DUNCAN BATTED
FOR DRISCOLL; Duncan grounded out (third to first); FERNANDEZ
BATTED FOR WOMACK; Fernandez singled to left; Lewis forced
Fernandez (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 4, Angels 9.



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