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Thursday August 12, 1971
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Jim Palmer yielded only four hits and had the support of three homers in pitching the Orioles to an 8-2 victory over the Twins. The Orioles exploded for three runs before anyone was retired in the first inning.

Don Buford homered on Jim Kaat's first pitch of the game, Paul Blair singled and Merv Rettenmund also hit for the circuit. Andy Etchebarren homered for three of the Orioles' four runs in the eighth. Leo Cardenas rapped a round-tripper for the Twins. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 8, Minnesota Twins 2

Game Played on Thursday, August 12, 1971 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Orioles      3  0  0    0  0  1    0  4  0  -   8 11  0
Twins        0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  4  0


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             4   1   1   1     1   0   .293      Tovar lf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .301
Blair cf              5   2   2   0     0   3   .248      Carew 2b              3   1   2   0     1   0   .280
Rettenmund rf         5   2   2   2     0   0   .305      Oliva rf              4   0   1   1     0   1   .362
F. Robinson 1b        3   0   1   0     1   1   .285      Killebrew 1b          4   0   0   0     0   2   .249
  Powell 1b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .232      Braun 3b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .247
B. Robinson 3b        4   1   1   1     0   0   .279      Cardenas ss           3   1   1   1     0   0   .286
Johnson 2b            4   1   1   1     0   0   .277      Holt cf               3   0   0   0     0   0   .255
Etchebarren c         4   1   1   3     0   1   .239      Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     0   2   .242
Belanger ss           4   0   1   0     0   1   .256      Kaat p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .206
Palmer p              4   0   1   0     0   1   .194        Haydel p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Reese ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .204

Totals               37   8  11   8     2   7             Totals               30   2   4   2     1   5

Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 17,745
Left on Base: Orioles 4, Twins 2
DP: Orioles 1, Twins 1
Doubles: Carew (13)
Home Runs: Buford (16), Rettenmund (10), Etchebarren (3), Cardenas (15)
Stolen Bases: Rettenmund (11)
Caught Stealing: Carew (6)
GIDP: B. Robinson (11)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Palmer W(14-6)          9     4   2   2   1   5   1  31   2.87
Totals                  9     4   2   2   1   5   1  31

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kaat L(9-9)             8    11   8   8   1   6   3  35   3.51
Haydel                  1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4   6.23
Totals                  9    11   8   8   2   7   3  39

Wild Pitches: Palmer (6)

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - John Rice


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford homered; Blair singled; Rettenmund homered
[Blair scored]; F. Robinson singled to left; B. Robinson
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [F.
Robinson out at second]; Johnson popped to catcher in foul
territory; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar flied out to right; Carew singled to left;
Oliva struck out while Carew was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Etchebarren flied out to center; Belanger singled
to right; Palmer singled to center [Belanger to second]; Buford
flied out to center [Belanger to third]; Blair struck out; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew struck out; Braun grounded out (second to
first); Cardenas homered; Holt flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Rettenmund made an out to second; F. Robinson made
an out to shortstop; B. Robinson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 1.

TWINS 3RD: Mitterwald struck out; Kaat made an out to third;
Tovar grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 3, Twins 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Etchebarren struck out; Belanger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 1.

TWINS 4TH: Carew grounded out (third to first); Oliva grounded
out (shortstop to first); Killebrew flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 1.

ORIOLES 5TH: Palmer flied out to right; Buford lined to third;
Blair struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 1.

TWINS 5TH: Braun flied out to center; Cardenas grounded out
(second to first); Holt flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Orioles 3, Twins 1.

ORIOLES 6TH: Rettenmund singled to second; Rettenmund stole
second; F. Robinson struck out; B. Robinson singled to center
[Rettenmund scored]; Johnson flied out to right; Etchebarren
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles
4, Twins 1.

TWINS 6TH: Mitterwald flied out to center; Kaat popped to
pitcher; Tovar lined to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles
4, Twins 1.

ORIOLES 7TH: Belanger flied out to right; Palmer struck out;
Buford flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4,
Twins 1.

TWINS 7TH: Carew walked; Oliva made an out to third; Killebrew
flied out to center; Braun grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Twins 1.

ORIOLES 8TH: Blair singled; Rettenmund grounded out (second to
first) [Blair to second]; F. Robinson was walked intentionally;
B. Robinson forced F. Robinson (shortstop to second) [Blair to
third]; Johnson singled [Blair scored, B. Robinson to second];
Etchebarren homered [B. Robinson scored, Johnson scored];
Belanger lined to shortstop; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 8,
Twins 1.

TWINS 8TH: Cardenas grounded out (second to first); Holt
grounded out (third to first); Mitterwald struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 8, Twins 1.

ORIOLES 9TH: HAYDEL REPLACED KAAT (PITCHING); Palmer grounded
out (third to first); Buford walked; Blair struck out;
Rettenmund made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles
8, Twins 1.

TWINS 9TH: POWELL REPLACED F. ROBINSON (PLAYING 1B); REESE
BATTED FOR HAYDEL; Reese flied out to center; Tovar grounded out
(pitcher to first); Carew doubled to left; Oliva singled to
right [Carew scored]; Palmer threw a wild pitch [Oliva to
second]; Killebrew struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 8,
Twins 2.



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