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Baltimore Orioles 5, Oakland Athletics 3

Baltimore Orioles 5, Oakland Athletics 3

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Sunday, October 3, 1971 (D) at Memorial Stadium

OAK A    0  2  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  0
BAL A    0  0  0    1  0  0    4  0  x  -   5  7  1
BATTING
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Campaneris ss          4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Rudi lf                4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Jackson rf             4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Davis 1b               4   1   1   0       0   0       4   0
Bando 3b               4   1   2   0       0   0       2   1
Mangual cf             4   1   2   2       0   1       2   0
Duncan c               3   0   2   1       0   0       9   0
  Epstein ph           1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Green 2b               1   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Blue p                 3   0   0   0       0   3       0   1
  Fingers p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                32   3   9   3       1   6      24   5
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Rudi (1,off McNally); Bando (1,off McNally); Duncan (1,off McNally); Mangual
(1,off McNally); Campaneris (1,off Watt).
3B: Mangual (1,off McNally).
SH: Green (1,off McNally).
IBB: Green (1,by McNally).
Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Duncan (1,Home by McNally/Etchebarren); Davis (1,2nd base by McNally/Etchebarren).
Baltimore Orioles     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Blair cf               4   0   1   2       0   1       2   0
Johnson 2b             4   1   1   0       0   0       1   3
Rettenmund lf          4   0   1   1       0   2       3   0
F. Robinson rf         3   1   0   0       1   3       2   0
Powell 1b              4   0   1   0       0   2       9   1
B. Robinson 3b         3   1   1   0       0   0       0   2
Etchebarren c          3   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
Belanger ss            2   1   1   1       1   1       3   4
McNally p              2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Motton ph            1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Palmer pr            0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Watt p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                30   5   7   5       2   9      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Johnson (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (1,off Blue); Rettenmund (1,off Blue); Motton (1,off Blue); Blair
(1,off Blue).
Team LOB: 3.
PITCHING
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Blue L(0-1)            7     7   5   5   2   8   0
Fingers                1     0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 8     7   5   5   2   9   0
Baltimore Orioles     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
McNally W(1-0)         7     7   3   3   1   5   0
Watt SV(1)             2     2   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                 9     9   3   3   1   6   0
IBB: McNally (1,Green).
Umpires: Hank Soar, Larry Napp, Lou DiMuro, Jake O'Donnell, Bill Kunkel, Ron Luciano
Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 42621
Starting Lineups:

   Oakland Athletics             Baltimore Orioles        
1. Campaneris          ss        Blair               cf
2. Rudi                lf        Johnson             2b
3. Jackson             rf        Rettenmund          lf
4. Davis               1b        F. Robinson         rf
5. Bando               3b        Powell              1b
6. Mangual             cf        B. Robinson         3b
7. Duncan              c         Etchebarren         c
8. Green               2b        Belanger            ss
9. Blue                p         McNally             p

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rudi doubled to right; Jackson made an out to left; Davis made
an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Blair made an out to center; Johnson popped to
second; Rettenmund struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
0, Orioles 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando doubled to left; Mangual tripled to right
[Bando scored]; Duncan doubled to right [Mangual scored]; Green
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Duncan to third];
Duncan was caught stealing home (catcher unassisted); Blue was
called out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: F. Robinson struck out; Powell struck out; B.
Robinson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 2, Orioles 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris made an out to right; Rudi made an out
to right; Jackson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Etchebarren made an out to left; Belanger walked;
McNally popped to third; Blair struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Athletics 2, Orioles 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Davis singled to left; Bando made an out to left;
Mangual doubled to center [Davis scored]; Duncan grounded out
(third to first); Green was walked intentionally; Blue was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 4TH: Johnson doubled to left; Rettenmund doubled to
right [Johnson scored]; F. Robinson struck out; Powell singled
to right [Rettenmund to third]; B. Robinson grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Powell out at second]; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rudi made an out to left; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 5TH: Etchebarren made an out to right; Belanger struck
out; McNally popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Davis reached on an error by Johnson; Davis was
picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to
shortstop); Bando popped to shortstop; Mangual was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 6TH: Blair made an out to right; Johnson grounded out
(second to first); Rettenmund was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Duncan singled to left; Green grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Duncan out at
second]; Blue struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 7TH: F. Robinson walked; Powell struck out; B. Robinson
singled to left [F. Robinson to second]; Etchebarren made an out
to right [F. Robinson to third]; Belanger singled to center [F.
Robinson scored, B. Robinson to second]; MOTTON BATTED FOR
MCNALLY; Motton doubled to left [B. Robinson scored, Belanger to
third]; PALMER RAN FOR MOTTON; Blair doubled to left [Belanger
scored, Palmer scored]; Johnson grounded out (second to first);
4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: WATT REPLACED PALMER (PITCHING); Campaneris
doubled to left; Rudi grounded out (second to first) [Campaneris
to third]; Jackson made an out to center; Davis grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles
5.

ORIOLES 8TH: FINGERS REPLACED BLUE (PITCHING); Rettenmund made
an out to center; F. Robinson was called out on strikes; Powell
made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Orioles 5.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Bando singled to left; Mangual grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Bando out at
second]; EPSTEIN BATTED FOR DUNCAN; Epstein struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Orioles 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Athletics        3   9   0    4
 Orioles          5   7   1    3

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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