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Saturday July 17, 1976
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Mike Norris, who worked until the start of the eighth inning, and Rollie Fingers, who finished, combined to pitch the Athletics to a 3-0 victory over the Tigers. The A's, who had been held scoreless for 21 innings, snapped their drouth with an unearned run on a wild throw by catcher Bruce Kimm in the first. Another wild throw by Kimm resulted in a second unearned run in the fifth before Gene Tenace completed the scoring with a homer in the ninth. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 3, Detroit Tigers 0

Game Played on Saturday, July 17, 1976 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

A's          1  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   3  9  0
Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  4


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
North cf              4   0   3   0     0   1   .282      LeFlore cf            2   0   1   0     1   0   .328
  Lintz pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Veryzer ss            2   0   0   0     1   0   .217
  Haney c             0   0   0   0     0   0   .227      Staub rf              2   0   0   0     2   0   .304
Washington rf,cf      3   1   0   0     1   0   .239      Horton dh             3   0   1   0     0   1   .297
Baylor 1b,rf          4   0   2   0     0   1   .232      Thompson 1b           4   0   1   0     0   1   .228
Rudi lf               4   0   1   0     0   1   .261      Johnson lf            4   0   1   0     0   2   .272
Bando 3b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .224      Rodriguez 3b          4   0   0   0     0   1   .251
Tenace c,1b           3   1   1   1     1   1   .237      Garcia 2b             2   0   0   0     0   1   .204
Williams dh           4   0   0   0     0   1   .208        Oglivie ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .256
Garner 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .253        Wockenfuss c        0   0   0   0     0   0   .265
Sandt ss              3   1   1   0     0   1   .154      Kimm c                0   0   0   0     2   0   .232
Norris p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Meyer ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .259
  Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Scrivener 2b        0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                          Ruhle p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   3   9   1     2   6             Totals               25   0   4   0     6   6

Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance: 30,110
Left on Base: A's 5, Tigers 7
DP: A's 4, Tigers 1
Errors: Staub, Kimm 3
Doubles: Horton (6)
Home Runs: Tenace (8)
Stolen Bases: Washington 2 (24), Baylor 2 (39), Garner (14)
Caught Stealing: Garner (3), Lintz (8)
Sacrifice Hits: Bando (5), LeFlore (4)
GIDP: Garner (7), Horton (5), LeFlore (6), Staub (15), Rodriguez (12)
Hit by Pitch: Horton (2,by Norris), Veryzer (4,by Fingers)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Norris W(3-2)           7     3   0   0   6   4   0  28   3.97
Fingers SV(13)          2     1   0   0   0   2   0   6   2.56
Totals                  9     4   0   0   6   6   0  34

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Ruhle L(5-6)            9     9   3   1   2   6   1  35   3.64
Totals                  9     9   3   1   2   6   1  35

Hit by Pitch: Norris (1), Fingers (4)

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Jim McKean, 2B - Nick Bremigan, 3B - Russ Goetz


ATHLETICS 1ST: North struck out; Washington walked; Baylor
singled [Washington to second]; Washington stole third and
Baylor stole second [Washington scored (error by Kimm)
(unearned), Baylor to third]; Rudi struck out; Bando grounded
out (third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: LeFlore walked; LeFlore was picked off first
(pitcher to first); Veryzer walked; Staub walked [Veryzer to
second]; Horton grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Staub out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 1, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Tenace walked; Williams forced Tenace (first to
shortstop); Garner grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Williams out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Thompson flied out to left; Johnson grounded out
(second to first); Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Sandt flied out to center; North singled;
Washington grounded out (first unassisted) [North to second];
Baylor lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Garcia struck out; Kimm walked; LeFlore out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Kimm to second]; Veryzer made
an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Rudi singled to right [Rudi to second (error by
Staub)]; Bando out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Rudi
to third]; Tenace struck out; Williams flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Staub walked; Horton was hit by a pitch [Staub to
second]; Thompson grounded out (first to pitcher) [Staub to
third, Horton to second]; Johnson struck out; Rodriguez lined to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Garner grounded out (shortstop to first); Sandt
singled; North singled [Sandt to second]; Washington forced
North (second to shortstop) [Sandt to third]; Washington stole
second [Sandt scored (error by Kimm) (unearned)]; Baylor struck
out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Garcia flied out to right; Kimm walked; LeFlore
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Kimm
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Rudi grounded out (pitcher to first); Bando flied
out to center; Tenace grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Veryzer made an out to shortstop; Staub grounded out
(second to first); Horton doubled to left; Thompson struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Williams was called out on strikes; Garner
singled; Garner stole second [Garner to third (error by Kimm)];
Garner was caught stealing home (catcher to third); Sandt struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 7TH: Johnson singled; Rodriguez lined to left; OGLIVIE
BATTED FOR GARCIA; Oglivie flied out to center; MEYER BATTED FOR
KIMM; Meyer made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 8TH: WOCKENFUSS REPLACED OGLIVIE (PLAYING C );
SCRIVENER REPLACED MEYER (PLAYING 2B); North singled; LINTZ RAN
FOR NORTH; Lintz was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Washington grounded out (first unassisted); Baylor
singled; Baylor stole second; Rudi made an out to third; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 8TH: HANEY REPLACED LINTZ (PLAYING C ); TENACE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); BAYLOR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF);
WASHINGTON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); LeFlore singled;
FINGERS REPLACED NORRIS (PITCHING); Veryzer was hit by a pitch
[LeFlore to second]; Staub grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [LeFlore to third, Veryzer out at
second]; Horton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Tigers 0.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Bando grounded out (shortstop to first); Tenace
homered; Williams flied out to left; Garner grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Tigers
0.

TIGERS 9TH: Thompson singled; Johnson struck out; Rodriguez
grounded into a double play (pitcher to second to first)
[Thompson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Tigers 0.



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