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Monday June 19, 1972
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In a wild inning, the Athletics scored four runs on two passes with the bases loaded, a wild pitch and sacrifice fly to defeat the Tigers, 7-4. The A's opened the eighth with singles by Joe Rudi and Reggie Jackson and a safe bunt by Sal Bando.

Fred Scherman, replacing Chuck Seelbach, walked Mike Epstein and Dave Duncan to force in Rudi and Jackson. Phil Meeler took over and his first throw was a wild pitch, allowing Bando to score. George Hendrick then hit a sacrifice fly to plate Epstein. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 7, Detroit Tigers 4

Game Played on Monday, June 19, 1972 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  2    0  1  1  -   4 12  0
A's          0  2  0    1  0  0    0  4  x  -   7  8  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          5   1   3   0     0   0   .205      Campaneris ss         4   0   1   0     0   1   .221
Northrup cf           5   1   4   1     0   0   .236      Rudi lf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .329
G. Brown lf           3   0   0   0     0   1   .255      Jackson cf            4   1   1   0     0   1   .280
  Kaline ph,rf        2   0   0   0     0   0   .229      Bando 3b              4   2   2   0     0   0   .259
Freehan c             4   0   1   1     0   0   .283      Epstein 1b            2   3   2   4     2   0   .273
Cash 1b               2   1   1   2     2   0   .280      Duncan c              2   0   1   1     2   0   .248
Horton rf,lf          4   0   1   0     0   0   .232      Hendrick rf           3   0   0   1     0   0   .200
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .243      Clark 2b              3   0   0   0     1   2   .267
Brinkman ss           4   0   0   0     0   0   .229      Odom p                2   0   0   0     0   2   .143
Niekro p              1   0   1   0     0   0   .286        Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  I. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .318        Locker p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Zachary p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Haller ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .188
  Seelbach p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .077
  Meeler p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Taylor ph           1   1   1   0     0   0   .319

Totals               37   4  12   4     2   1             Totals               29   7   8   6     5   6

Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 29,521
Left on Base: Tigers 8, A's 5
DP: Tigers 1, A's 2
Doubles: McAuliffe (5)
Home Runs: Cash (13), Epstein 2 (11)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (13), Hendrick (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Odom (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Hendrick (2)
GIDP: Horton (3)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro                  4     5   3   3   1   4   2  17   3.45
Zachary                 2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7   1.29
Seelbach L(3-3)         1     3   3   3   1   0   0   7   3.57
Scherman                0     0   1   1   2   0   0   2   2.78
Meeler                  1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   4.32
Totals                  8     8   7   7   5   6   2  36

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom                    7     7   3   3   1   1   1  28   2.94
Knowles                 0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.42
Locker W(4-0)           2     4   1   1   1   0   0  10   1.50
Totals                  9    12   4   4   2   1   1  39

Wild Pitches: Meeler (1)

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Jim Evans, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Dave Phillips


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe popped to third in foul territory;
Northrup singled; G. Brown flied out to right [Northrup to
second]; Freehan flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris was called out on strikes; Rudi made
an out to second; Jackson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash walked; Horton flied out to center; Rodriguez
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Cash to second]; Brinkman
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers
0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando singled; Epstein homered [Bando scored];
Duncan walked; Hendrick lined into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Duncan out at first]; Clark flied out to right; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Niekro singled; McAuliffe singled [Niekro to
second]; Northrup lined into a double play (second to shortstop)
[Niekro out at second]; G. Brown grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Odom struck out; Campaneris singled; Rudi flied
out to left; Campaneris stole second; Jackson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Freehan grounded out (shortstop to first); Cash
grounded out (first unassisted); Horton singled; Rodriguez
forced Horton (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando flied out to right; Epstein homered; Duncan
singled; Hendrick forced Duncan (shortstop to second); Hendrick
stole second; Clark struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Athletics 3.

TIGERS 5TH: Brinkman flied out to left; I. BROWN BATTED FOR
NIEKRO; I. Brown flied out to center; McAuliffe grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: ZACHARY REPLACED I. BROWN (PITCHING); Odom struck
out; Campaneris flied out to center; Rudi made an out to third;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Athletics 3.

TIGERS 6TH: Northrup singled; G. Brown struck out; Freehan flied
out to right; Cash homered [Northrup scored]; Horton flied out
to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Jackson flied out to right; Bando grounded out
(shortstop to first); Epstein walked; Duncan forced Epstein
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Athletics 3.

TIGERS 7TH: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Brinkman
flied out to center; HALLER BATTED FOR ZACHARY; Haller made an
out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: SEELBACH REPLACED HALLER (PITCHING); Hendrick
popped to first in foul territory; Clark walked; Odom out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Clark to second]; Campaneris
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Athletics 3.

TIGERS 8TH: McAuliffe doubled; KNOWLES REPLACED ODOM (PITCHING);
Northrup singled [McAuliffe to third]; KALINE BATTED FOR G.
BROWN; LOCKER REPLACED KNOWLES (PITCHING); Kaline forced
Northrup (shortstop to second); Freehan singled [McAuliffe
scored, Kaline to third]; Cash was walked intentionally [Freehan
to second]; Horton grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Cash out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Tigers 3, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: KALINE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); HORTON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Rudi singled; Jackson singled
[Rudi to second]; Bando singled [Rudi to third, Jackson to
second]; SCHERMAN REPLACED SEELBACH (PITCHING); Epstein walked
[Rudi scored, Jackson to third, Bando to second]; Duncan walked
[Jackson scored, Bando to third, Epstein to second]; MEELER
REPLACED SCHERMAN (PITCHING); Meeler threw a wild pitch [Bando
scored, Epstein to third, Duncan to second]; Hendrick hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Epstein scored]; Clark struck out;
Locker grounded out (catcher to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 3, Athletics 7.

TIGERS 9TH: Rodriguez flied out to center; Brinkman grounded out
(shortstop to first); TAYLOR BATTED FOR MEELER; Taylor singled;
McAuliffe singled [Taylor to second]; Northrup singled [Taylor
scored, McAuliffe to second]; Kaline grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 4, Athletics 7.



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