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Sunday April 16, 1972
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Although the Twins were held to only four hits, a homer by Bobby Darwin and double by Rod Carew produced a 3-2 victory over the Athletics. Darwin's homer after a single by Charlie Manuel tied the score in the fifth inning. Cesar Tovar was hit by a pitched ball in eighth, moved up on an infield out and counted the deciding run on Carew's double. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 3, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Sunday, April 16, 1972 (Day game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Twins        0  0  0    0  2  0    0  1  0  -   3  4  1
A's          0  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  6  0


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar rf              3   1   0   0     0   1   .250      Campaneris ss         4   0   0   0     1   0   .125
Thompson ss           4   0   0   0     0   1   .125      Rudi lf               4   0   0   0     1   1   .111
Carew 2b              4   0   1   1     0   0   .125      Jackson rf            3   0   0   0     1   0   .000
Killebrew 1b          3   0   0   0     1   0   .125      Bando 3b              3   1   1   0     1   1   .286
Manuel lf             3   1   1   0     0   0   .333        L. Brown 3b         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Brye lf             1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Epstein 1b            2   0   0   0     1   0   .000
Darwin cf             2   1   1   2     2   1   .286        Odom pr             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Soderholm 3b          3   0   0   0     1   0   .000        Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Dempsey c             4   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Brooks cf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .143
Woodson p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Tenace c              4   1   2   1     0   0   .400
  Nettles ph          1   0   1   0     0   0  1.000      Green 2b              3   0   2   0     0   1   .571
  Corbin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Hunter p              1   0   0   1     0   0   .000
  Braun ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Hegan 1b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  LaRoche p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Granger p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               30   3   4   3     4   5             Totals               28   2   6   2     5   4

Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance:  9,051
Left on Base: Twins 5, A's 9
DP: Twins 1, A's 1
Errors: Dempsey
Doubles: Carew (1), Tenace (1)
Home Runs: Darwin (2)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (1), Bando (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Green (1), Hunter 2 (2), Hegan (1)
GIDP: Soderholm (1), Brooks (1)
Hit by Pitch: Tovar (1,by Hunter), Epstein (1,by Woodson)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Woodson                 4     3   2   2   2   3   0  17   4.50
Corbin W(1-0)           3     1   0   0   2   0   0  12   0.00
LaRoche                 0.2   1   0   0   1   1   0   4   0.00
Granger SV(1)           1.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   5   3.86
Totals                  9     6   2   2   5   4   0  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(0-1)           8     4   3   3   3   4   1  32   3.38
Knowles                 1     0   0   0   1   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                  9     4   3   3   4   5   1  35

Hit by Pitch: Woodson (1), Hunter (1)

Umpires: HP - Marty Springstead, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Hank Morgenweck, 3B - John Rice


TWINS 1ST: Tovar struck out; Thompson flied out to right; Carew
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (second to first); Rudi
was called out on strikes; Jackson flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew grounded out (third to first); Manuel made
an out to shortstop; Darwin walked; Soderholm grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics
0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando grounded out (pitcher to first); Epstein
was hit by a pitch; Brooks grounded into a double play (second
to first) [Epstein out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
0, Athletics 0.

TWINS 3RD: Dempsey grounded out (pitcher to first); Woodson
flied out to right; Tovar flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Tenace doubled to left; Green out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to pitcher) [Tenace to third]; Hunter out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Tenace scored]; Campaneris
walked; Campaneris stole second; Rudi walked; Jackson grounded
out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0,
Athletics 1.

TWINS 4TH: Thompson was called out on strikes; Carew grounded
out (second to first); Killebrew grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando singled; Bando stole second [Bando to third
(error by Dempsey)]; Epstein flied out to center; Brooks struck
out; Tenace singled [Bando scored]; Green struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Athletics 2.

TWINS 5TH: Manuel singled; Darwin homered [Manuel scored];
Soderholm walked; Dempsey flied out to center; NETTLES BATTED
FOR WOODSON; Nettles singled [Soderholm to second]; Tovar flied
out to center; Thompson flied out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Twins 2, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: CORBIN REPLACED NETTLES (PITCHING); Hunter
grounded out (shortstop to first); Campaneris flied out to left;
Rudi grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
2, Athletics 2.

TWINS 6TH: Carew grounded out (first unassisted); Killebrew
flied out to center; Manuel grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: BRYE REPLACED MANUEL (PLAYING LF); Jackson made
an out to first; Bando walked; Epstein walked [Bando to second];
Brooks flied out to center; Tenace lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 2.

TWINS 7TH: Darwin struck out; Soderholm made an out to second;
Dempsey flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Green singled; Hunter out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Green to second]; Campaneris flied out to
right [Green to third]; Rudi grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Athletics 2.

TWINS 8TH: BRAUN BATTED FOR CORBIN; Braun grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tovar was hit by a pitch; Thompson
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Tovar to second]; Carew doubled
to left [Tovar scored]; Killebrew walked; Brye struck out; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: LAROCHE REPLACED BRAUN (PITCHING); Jackson
walked; Bando was called out on strikes; Sal Bando ejected by
HP umpire Marty Springstead; Epstein forced Jackson
(shortstop to second); ODOM RAN FOR EPSTEIN; Brooks singled to
center [Odom to second]; GRANGER REPLACED LAROCHE (PITCHING);
Tenace forced Brooks (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 3, Athletics 2.

TWINS 9TH: L. BROWN REPLACED BANDO (PLAYING 3B); KNOWLES
REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING); HEGAN REPLACED HUNTER (PLAYING 1B);
Darwin walked; Soderholm grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Darwin out at second]; Dempsey struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Green singled; Hegan out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Green to second]; Campaneris grounded out
(third to first) [Green to third]; Rudi grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Athletics 2.



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