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Monday May 20, 1974
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The Athletics built a 5-0 lead through five innings, then held off the Twins to record their ninth victory in the last 12 games, 5-4. Oakland tagged loser Bill Butler for three runs in the second on a walk, back-to-back triples by Angel Mangual and Ray Fosse and a single by Ted Kubiak. In the fifth, Bert Campaneris walked, stole second and scored on a triple by Joe Rudi. Gene Tenace lofted a sacrifice fly to get Rudi home with the fifth run.

Harmon Killebrew singled home Rod Carew with the Twins' first run in the seventh. Carew, who had three hits to raise his average to .418, singled home a run in the ninth, and the Twins made it close, getting two more tallies on Killebrew's sacrifice fly and a single by Bobby Darwin. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 5, Minnesota Twins 4

Game Played on Monday, May 20, 1974 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

A's          0  3  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   5 11  0
Twins        0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  3  -   4 12  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
North cf              4   0   1   0     1   0   .197      Brye cf               5   1   3   0     0   1   .264
Campaneris ss         3   1   0   0     1   1   .283      Carew 2b              4   2   3   1     1   1   .418
Rudi lf               4   1   2   1     0   1   .318      Hisle lf              2   0   0   0     1   1   .267
Jackson dh            4   0   1   0     0   0   .390        Terrell lf          1   0   1   0     1   0   .262
Tenace 1b             2   1   0   1     1   0   .226      Killebrew dh          4   0   1   2     0   1   .225
Mangual rf            4   1   3   1     0   0   .288      Darwin rf             5   0   1   1     0   0   .281
Fosse c               3   1   1   1     0   0   .222      Lis 1b                2   0   0   0     1   1   .182
  Bando ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .309        Holt ph,1b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .184
  H. Washington pr    0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Hundley ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .220
  Haney c             0   0   0   0     0   0   .154      Soderholm 3b          4   0   1   0     0   2   .270
Kubiak 2b             4   0   1   1     0   0   .233      Borgmann c            3   0   0   0     0   1   .156
Pitts 3b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .281        Braun ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .278
Holtzman p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Gomez ss              3   0   1   0     0   0   .233
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Oliva ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .290
  Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Ferrer pr           0   1   0   0     0   0   .281
                                                          Butler p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hands p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   5  11   5     3   2             Totals               37   4  12   4     4   8

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance:  5,466
Left on Base: A's 5, Twins 11
DP: A's 0, Twins 2
Doubles: Rudi (15)
Triples: Mangual (3), Fosse (3), Rudi (2)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (12)
Caught Stealing: North (6), H. Washington (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Tenace (2), Killebrew (2)
GIDP: North (3)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Holtzman W(4-5)         7     8   1   1   3   8   0  31   3.52
Fingers                 1.2   4   3   3   1   0   0  10   2.80
Knowles SV(2)           0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   5.65
Totals                  9    12   4   4   4   8   0  42

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler L(0-1)           1.1   6   3   3   2   1   0  10   4.05
Hands                   3.2   3   2   2   1   0   0  15   7.18
Burgmeier               4     2   0   0   0   1   0  12   5.40
Totals                  9    11   5   5   3   2   0  37

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Larry Napp, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Jim McKean


ATHLETICS 1ST: North walked; Campaneris struck out while North
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Rudi doubled
to left; Jackson singled to shortstop [Rudi out at home
(shortstop to third to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Brye singled to left; Carew was called out on
strikes; Hisle popped to shortstop; Killebrew popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Tenace walked; Mangual tripled to right [Tenace
scored]; Fosse tripled to left [Mangual scored]; Kubiak singled
to right [Fosse scored]; Pitts lined to left; North singled to
left [Kubiak to third, North to second (on throw to 3b)]; HANDS
REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Campaneris grounded out (shortstop
to first); Rudi grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Darwin popped to third in foul territory; Lis struck
out; Soderholm singled to right; Borgmann flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Jackson flied out to left; Tenace flied out to
center; Mangual singled to center; Fosse grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Twins 0.

TWINS 3RD: Gomez singled to center; Brye struck out; Carew
singled to left [Gomez to second]; Hisle walked [Gomez to third,
Carew to second]; Killebrew struck out; Darwin flied out to
right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 3, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Kubiak grounded out (shortstop to first); Pitts
grounded out (third to first); North grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Twins 0.

TWINS 4TH: Lis grounded out (third to first); Soderholm struck
out; Borgmann grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Campaneris walked; Campaneris stole second; Rudi
tripled to center [Campaneris scored]; Jackson grounded out
(third to first); Tenace lined out on a sacrifice fly to left
[Rudi scored]; Mangual singled to left; Fosse flied to left in
foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 5, Twins 0.

TWINS 5TH: Gomez grounded out (second to first); Brye singled to
center; Carew singled [Brye to second]; Hisle struck out;
Killebrew flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 5,
Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: TERRELL REPLACED HISLE (PLAYING LF); BURGMEIER
REPLACED HANDS (PITCHING); Kubiak popped to first; Pitts
grounded out (shortstop to first); North grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, Twins 0.

TWINS 6TH: Darwin grounded out (third to first); Lis walked;
Soderholm was called out on strikes; Borgmann was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 5, Twins 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Campaneris grounded out (third to first); Rudi
struck out; Jackson grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, Twins 0.

TWINS 7TH: Gomez grounded out (shortstop to first); Brye
grounded out (third to first); Carew walked; Terrell singled to
center [Carew to third]; Killebrew singled to left [Carew
scored, Terrell to third, Killebrew out at second (left to
shortstop to second)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 5, Twins
1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Tenace grounded out (shortstop to first); Mangual
grounded out (pitcher to first); BANDO BATTED FOR FOSSE; Bando
singled to left; H. WASHINGTON RAN FOR BANDO; H. Washington was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 5, Twins 1.

TWINS 8TH: HANEY REPLACED H. WASHINGTON (PLAYING C ); FINGERS
REPLACED HOLTZMAN (PITCHING); Darwin grounded out (shortstop to
first); HOLT BATTED FOR LIS; Holt grounded out (shortstop to
first); Soderholm lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 5, Twins 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: HOLT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Kubiak grounded
out (shortstop to first); Pitts singled to center; North
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Pitts out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, Twins
1.

TWINS 9TH: BRAUN BATTED FOR BORGMANN; Braun lined to right;
OLIVA BATTED FOR GOMEZ; Oliva singled to right; FERRER RAN FOR
OLIVA; Brye singled to right [Ferrer to second]; Carew singled
to center [Ferrer scored, Brye to second]; Terrell walked [Brye
to third, Carew to second]; Killebrew hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Brye scored]; Darwin singled to center [Carew scored,
Terrell to second]; KNOWLES REPLACED FINGERS (PITCHING); HUNDLEY
BATTED FOR HOLT; Hundley flied out to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 5, Twins 4.



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