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Monday August 21, 1972
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The Athletics moved back into first place in the West division, breaking a tie with the idle White Sox, by defeating the Tigers, 5-1. The A's jumped on Woodie Fryman for three runs in the first inning and handed the lefthander his first A. L. loss.

Bert Campaneris doubled, stole third and scored on a single by Joe Rudi. Sal Bando also singled and Mike Epstein then drove both runners home with a double. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 5, Detroit Tigers 1

Game Played on Monday, August 21, 1972 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

A's          3  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   5 14  0
Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  8  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   2   3   0     0   0   .245      McAuliffe 2b          4   0   2   0     0   1   .246
Mangual rf            4   0   2   1     0   1   .249      Rodriguez 3b          4   0   1   0     0   1   .235
Rudi lf               5   1   4   1     0   0   .320      G. Brown lf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .240
Bando 3b              3   1   1   0     1   0   .246      Freehan c             4   0   0   0     0   0   .259
Epstein 1b            5   0   2   2     0   1   .275      Cash 1b               4   0   1   0     0   0   .259
Duncan c              4   0   0   0     1   0   .230      Northrup rf           4   1   2   1     0   0   .263
Voss cf               4   1   1   0     0   1   .192      Stanley cf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .244
Cullen 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .238      Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .203
Hunter p              3   0   0   1     0   2   .163        Haller ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .217
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .357      Fryman p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .104
                                                            Sims ph             0   0   0   0     1   0   .200
                                                            LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Slayback p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                            Horton ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .230

Totals               37   5  14   5     2   5             Totals               35   1   8   1     1   4

Time of Game: 2:35   Attendance: 43,439
Left on Base: A's 10, Tigers 8
DP: A's 0, Tigers 1
Doubles: Campaneris (22), Epstein (12), Cullen (7)
Triples: Campaneris (2)
Home Runs: Northrup (8)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (34)
Sacrifice Hits: Mangual (4), Bando (6)
Sacrifice Flies: Hunter (2)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter W(16-6)          8     8   1   1   1   3   1  33   2.01
Fingers SV(15)          1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   2.31
Totals                  9     8   1   1   1   4   1  36

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fryman L(3-1)           7     9   3   3   2   4   0  32   3.61
LaGrow                  1     5   2   2   0   0   0   7   2.92
Slayback                1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   2.99
Totals                  9    14   5   5   2   5   0  42

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Jim Odom, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Ron Luciano


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris doubled to left; Campaneris stole
third; Mangual struck out; Rudi singled to right [Campaneris
scored]; Bando singled to left [Rudi to second]; Epstein doubled
to left [Bando scored, Rudi scored]; Duncan walked; Voss forced
Duncan (shortstop to second) [Epstein to third]; Cullen flied
out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe singled to center; Rodriguez singled to
center [McAuliffe to second]; G. Brown forced Rodriguez
(shortstop unassisted) [McAuliffe to third]; Freehan flied out
to right; Cash grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Hunter struck out; Campaneris grounded out
(second to first); Mangual grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Northrup popped to shortstop in foul territory;
Stanley grounded out (third to first); Brinkman flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Rudi singled to left; Bando flied out to right;
Epstein singled to right [Rudi to second]; Duncan flied out to
left; Voss grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Fryman grounded out (third to first); McAuliffe
singled to center; Rodriguez lined to left; G. Brown singled to
right [McAuliffe to second]; Freehan forced G. Brown (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Cullen grounded out (shortstop to first); Hunter
grounded out (third to first); Campaneris grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Cash flied out to center; Northrup flied out to
left; Stanley flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Mangual singled to right; Rudi singled to left
[Mangual to third]; Bando popped to first in foul territory;
Epstein reached on a fielder's choice [Mangual out at home
(third to catcher), Rudi to second]; Duncan forced Epstein
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Fryman
grounded out (pitcher to first); McAuliffe struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Voss struck out; Cullen flied out to right;
Hunter struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Rodriguez struck out; G. Brown struck out; Freehan
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Campaneris singled to right; Mangual out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Campaneris to second]; Rudi
grounded out (third to first); Bando was walked intentionally;
Epstein grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 7TH: Cash popped to third in foul territory; Northrup
homered; Stanley singled to left; Brinkman flied out to left;
SIMS BATTED FOR FRYMAN; Sims walked [Stanley to second];
McAuliffe flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics
3, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: LAGROW REPLACED SIMS (PITCHING); Duncan grounded
out (third to first); Voss singled to right; Cullen doubled to
left [Voss to third]; Hunter sacrifice flied into a double play
to right [Voss scored, Cullen out at third (right to third)]; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Rodriguez grounded out (second to first); G. Brown
lined to second; Freehan flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 4, Tigers 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Campaneris tripled to center; Mangual singled to
center [Campaneris scored]; Rudi singled to center [Mangual to
second]; SLAYBACK REPLACED LAGROW (PITCHING); Bando out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Rudi to second, Mangual to
third]; Epstein struck out; Duncan made an out to second; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 9TH: Cash singled to right; Northrup singled to right
[Cash to second]; FINGERS REPLACED HUNTER (PITCHING); Stanley
flied out to right [Cash to third]; HALLER BATTED FOR BRINKMAN;
Haller made an out to shortstop; HORTON BATTED FOR SLAYBACK;
Horton struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 5, Tigers 1.



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