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Wednesday May 16, 1973
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A loser of five previous decisions, Clyde Wright pitched a six-hitter for his first victory of the season as the Angels defeated the Athletics, 7-2. Vada Pinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Spencer batted in two runs apiece, Spencer's RBIs coming on a homer in the fifth inning. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 7, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Wednesday, May 16, 1973 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

A's          1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  6  1
Angels       0  0  1    1  3  2    0  0  x  -   7 12  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   1   1   0     0   0   .302      Pinson lf             3   1   1   2     0   1   .267
Rudi lf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .240      Alomar 2b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .185
Tenace 1b             3   0   2   0     1   0   .279      Valentine cf          4   1   2   1     0   0   .296
Jackson rf            3   0   0   1     0   0   .285      Robinson dh           4   0   1   2     0   0   .287
Johnson dh            3   0   0   0     1   1   .253      Oliver rf             4   0   1   0     0   2   .250
Bando 3b              3   1   1   1     1   1   .248        Berry rf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .311
Fosse c               4   0   0   0     0   0   .287      Gallagher 3b          4   1   2   0     0   1   .286
Green 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .203      Spencer 1b            4   1   1   2     0   2   .247
North cf              3   0   1   0     0   1   .261      Meoli ss              4   2   2   0     0   1   .300
Odom p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Torborg c             2   1   1   0     0   0   .262
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Wright p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               31   2   6   2     3   3             Totals               33   7  12   7     0   8

Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 11,087
Left on Base: A's 6, Angels 4
DP: A's 1, Angels 1
Errors: Tenace
Doubles: North (4), Meoli (1), Valentine (5)
Triples: Tenace (1)
Home Runs: Bando (7), Spencer (2)
Stolen Bases: Alomar (9)
Caught Stealing: Gallagher (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Torborg (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Jackson (4), Pinson (3)
GIDP: Fosse (4), Meoli (2)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom L(1-6)             4     7   5   5   0   3   0  19   5.98
Lindblad                0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2  10.22
Pina                    3.2   4   2   2   0   5   1  14   2.83
Totals                  8    12   7   7   0   8   1  35

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wright W(1-5)           9     6   2   2   3   3   1  35   4.01
Totals                  9     6   2   2   3   3   1  35

Wild Pitches: Odom (4), Pina (2)

Umpires: HP - Joe Brinkman, 1B - Ron Luciano, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Bill Haller


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris singled to center; Rudi flied to
right; Tenace singled to right [Campaneris to third]; Jackson
hit a sacrifice fly to shortstop [Campaneris scored]; Johnson
walked [Tenace to second]; Bando lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Pinson grounded out (second to first); Alomar
reached on an error by Tenace; Odom threw a wild pitch [Alomar
to second]; Valentine flied to right; Robinson flied to left; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Fosse grounded out (shortstop to first); Green
popped to first; North grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Oliver singled to left; Gallagher forced Oliver
(shortstop to second); Gallagher was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Spencer grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris grounded out (second to first); Rudi
flied to right; Tenace tripled to center; Jackson grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Meoli doubled to center; Torborg out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to first) [Meoli to third]; Pinson hit a sacrifice
fly to center [Meoli scored]; Alomar was called out on strikes;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Johnson struck out; Bando walked; Fosse grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Bando out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 1.

ANGELS 4TH: Valentine doubled to left; Robinson singled to right
[Valentine scored]; Oliver popped to second; Gallagher struck
out; Spencer struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Angels 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Green singled to left; North doubled to center
[Green to third]; Campaneris grounded out (first unassisted);
Rudi reached on a fielder's choice [Green out at home (shortstop
to catcher)]; Tenace walked [North to third, Rudi to second];
Jackson forced Tenace (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 2.

ANGELS 5TH: Meoli singled to left; Torborg singled to left
[Meoli to third, Torborg to second (on throw)]; Pinson singled
to right [Meoli scored, Torborg to third]; LINDBLAD REPLACED
ODOM (PITCHING); Alomar flied to right [Pinson to second];
Valentine singled to right [Torborg scored, Pinson to third];
PINA REPLACED LINDBLAD (PITCHING); Robinson forced Valentine
(third to second) [Pinson scored]; Oliver struck out; 3 R, 4 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 5.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Johnson popped to first in foul territory; Bando
struck out; Fosse grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 5.

ANGELS 6TH: Gallagher singled to right; Spencer homered
[Gallagher scored]; Meoli was called out on strikes; Torborg
grounded out (second to first); Pinson struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 7.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Green grounded out (third to first); North was
called out on strikes; Campaneris grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 7.

ANGELS 7TH: Alomar singled to right; Valentine popped to first;
Alomar stole second; Robinson reached on a fielder's choice
[Alomar out at third (pitcher unassisted)]; Pina threw a wild
pitch [Robinson to second]; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 7.

ATHLETICS 8TH: BERRY REPLACED OLIVER (PLAYING RF); Rudi popped
to second; Tenace flied to center; Jackson lined to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Angels 7.

ANGELS 8TH: Gallagher singled to right; Spencer struck out;
Meoli grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Gallagher out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Angels 7.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Johnson popped to first; Bando homered; Fosse
grounded out (shortstop to first); Green lined to left; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Angels 7.



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