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"I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps in the other direction. It goes right by his glove and I laugh."
--Rod Carew, Minnesota Twins second baseman and batting champ

 
Baltimore Orioles 4, Minnesota Twins 3

Baltimore Orioles 4, Minnesota Twins 3

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Saturday, October 4, 1969 (D) at Memorial Stadium

MIN A    0  0  0    0  1  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  4  2
BAL A    0  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  1    0  0  1  -   4 10  1
BATTING
Minnesota Twins       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Tovar cf               4   0   0   0       1   2       3   0
Carew 2b               5   0   1   0       0   3       3   1
Killebrew 3b           2   1   0   0       3   0       3   2
Oliva rf               5   2   2   2       0   1       3   0
Allison lf             3   0   0   1       0   0       3   0
  Uhlaender lf         1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Reese 1b               4   0   0   0       1   1       9   1
Cardenas ss            5   0   0   0       0   2       5   3
Mitterwald c           4   0   0   0       0   2       6   2
  Roseboro ph,c        1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Perry p                3   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
  Perranoski p         1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                38   3   4   3       5  12      35  11
FIELDING - 
E: Carew (1), Uhlaender (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Oliva (1,off Cuellar).
HR: Oliva (1,7th inning off Cuellar 1 on, 1 out).
SF: Allison (1,off Cuellar).
IBB: Killebrew (1,by Richert); Reese (1,by Lopez).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Tovar (1,2nd base off Richert/Hendricks).
Baltimore Orioles     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Buford lf              6   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Blair cf               5   0   1   1       1   0       1   0
F. Robinson rf         3   1   1   1       2   2       1   0
Powell 1b              5   1   2   1       0   0      13   0
B. Robinson 3b         5   0   4   0       0   0       2   4
Hendricks c            3   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
  Motton ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Watt p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Salmon ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Lopez p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hall p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Johnson 2b             5   0   0   0       0   1       3   3
Belanger ss            5   2   2   1       0   0       1   2
Cuellar p              2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  May ph               1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Richert p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rettenmund ph        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Etchebarren c        1   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Totals                43   4  10   4       3   4      36   9
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: F. Robinson (1).
BATTING - 
HR: F. Robinson (1,4th inning off Perry 0 on, 1 out); Belanger (1,5th inning
off Perry 0 on, 2 out); Powell (1,9th inning off Perry 0 on, 0 out).
SH: Etchebarren (1,off Perranoski).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: B. Robinson 2 (2,2nd base by Perry/Mitterwald,Home by Perranoski/Mitterwald).
PITCHING
Minnesota Twins       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Perry                  8     6   3   3   3   3   3
Perranoski L(0-1)      3.2   4   1   1   0   1   0
Totals                11.2  10   4   4   3   4   3
Baltimore Orioles     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Cuellar                8     3   3   2   1   7   1
Richert                1     0   0   0   2   2   0
Watt                   2     0   0   0   0   2   0
Lopez                  0.1   1   0   0   2   0   0
Hall W(1-0)            0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0
Totals                12     4   3   2   5  12   1
WP: Lopez (1).
IBB: Richert (1,Killebrew); Lopez (1,Reese).
Umpires: Nestor Chylak, Ed Runge, Frank Umont, Bob Stewart, Red Flaherty, John Rice
Time of Game: 3:29   Attendance: 39324
Starting Lineups:

   Minnesota Twins               Baltimore Orioles        
1. Tovar               cf        Buford              lf
2. Carew               2b        Blair               cf
3. Killebrew           3b        F. Robinson         rf
4. Oliva               rf        Powell              1b
5. Allison             lf        B. Robinson         3b
6. Reese               1b        Hendricks           c
7. Cardenas            ss        Johnson             2b
8. Mitterwald          c         Belanger            ss
9. Perry               p         Cuellar             p

TWINS 1ST: Tovar struck out; Carew singled to second; Killebrew
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Carew out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford lined to shortstop; Blair made an out to
right; F. Robinson walked; Powell forced F. Robinson (shortstop
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 0.

TWINS 2ND: Oliva popped to third in foul territory; Allison
lined to left; Reese struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: B. Robinson singled to center; B. Robinson was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Hendricks made an
out to left; Johnson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 0.

TWINS 3RD: Cardenas grounded out (third to first); Mitterwald
made an out to center; Perry was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Belanger made an out to left; Cuellar popped to
first in foul territory; Buford popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 0.

TWINS 4TH: Tovar grounded out (first unassisted); Carew struck
out; Killebrew grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 4TH: Blair lined to third; F. Robinson homered; Powell
made an out to left; B. Robinson grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 1.

TWINS 5TH: Oliva doubled to right [Oliva to third (error by F.
Robinson)]; Allison lined out on a sacrifice fly to left [Oliva
scored (unearned)]; Reese popped to third in foul territory;
Cardenas grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. 
Twins 1, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 5TH: Hendricks popped to first; Johnson grounded out
(third to first); Belanger homered; Cuellar struck out; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 2.

TWINS 6TH: Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop to first); Perry
grounded out (third to first); Tovar struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 6TH: Buford popped to catcher in foul territory; Blair
made an out to center; F. Robinson walked; Powell made an out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 2.

TWINS 7TH: Carew struck out; Killebrew walked; Oliva homered
[Killebrew scored]; Allison popped to shortstop; Reese grounded
out (second to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 7TH: B. Robinson singled; Hendricks popped to shortstop;
Johnson popped to shortstop; Belanger made an out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 2.

TWINS 8TH: Cardenas popped to second; Mitterwald struck out;
Perry popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Twins 3, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 8TH: MAY BATTED FOR CUELLAR; May grounded out (pitcher
to first); Buford popped to third; Blair walked; F. Robinson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 2.

TWINS 9TH: RICHERT REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Tovar walked; Tovar
stole second; Carew struck out; Killebrew was walked
intentionally; Oliva struck out; Allison popped to first; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 9TH: UHLAENDER REPLACED ALLISON (PLAYING LF); Powell
homered; B. Robinson singled to left [B. Robinson to second
(error by Uhlaender)]; PERRANOSKI REPLACED PERRY (PITCHING);
MOTTON BATTED FOR HENDRICKS; Motton reached on an error by
Carew; Johnson popped to catcher in foul territory; Belanger
forced Motton (shortstop to second) [B. Robinson to third];
RETTENMUND BATTED FOR RICHERT; B. Robinson was caught stealing
home (pitcher to catcher to third); 1 R, 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
3, Orioles 3.

TWINS 10TH: WATT REPLACED MOTTON (PITCHING); ETCHEBARREN
REPLACED RETTENMUND (PLAYING C ); Reese grounded out (second to
first); Cardenas was called out on strikes; Mitterwald struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 10TH: Etchebarren grounded out (second to first); Buford
popped to first in foul territory; Blair lined to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 3.

TWINS 11TH: Perranoski grounded out (shortstop to first); Tovar
popped to second; Carew grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 11TH: F. Robinson was called out on strikes; Powell
singled to right; B. Robinson singled to center [Powell to
second]; SALMON BATTED FOR WATT; Salmon lined to right [Powell
to third]; Johnson forced B. Robinson (shortstop to second); 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 3.

TWINS 12TH: LOPEZ REPLACED SALMON (PITCHING); Killebrew walked;
Oliva made an out to right; Uhlaender singled to left [Killebrew
to second]; Lopez threw a wild pitch [Killebrew to third,
Uhlaender to second]; Reese was walked intentionally; HALL
REPLACED LOPEZ (PITCHING); Cardenas struck out; ROSEBORO BATTED
FOR MITTERWALD; Roseboro made an out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 12TH: ROSEBORO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Belanger
singled to third; Etchebarren out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Belanger to second]; Buford grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Belanger to third]; Blair singled [Belanger scored]; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Orioles 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Twins            3   4   2    5
 Orioles          4  10   1    8

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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