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Baltimore Orioles 11, Minnesota Twins 3

Baltimore Orioles 11, Minnesota Twins 3

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Sunday, October 4, 1970 (D) at Metropolitan Stadium

BAL A    1  0  2    1  0  0    0  0  7  -  11 13  0
MIN A    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  2
BATTING
Baltimore Orioles     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Belanger ss            4   3   3   0       1   0       1   5
Blair cf               4   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
F. Robinson rf         3   2   1   2       2   0       1   0
Powell 1b              5   1   3   3       0   1       9   0
Rettenmund lf          3   1   1   1       2   1       3   1
B. Robinson 3b         5   1   1   1       0   0       1   4
Johnson 2b             5   1   1   3       0   0       5   1
Etchebarren c          5   1   1   0       0   2       7   0
McNally p              5   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Totals                39  11  13  11       6   6      27  11
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Powell 2 (2,off Hall,off Perranoski); McNally (1,off Perranoski).
HR: F. Robinson (1,3rd inning off Hall 1 on, 1 out); Johnson (1,9th inning
off Tiant 2 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 7.
Minnesota Twins       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Tovar cf,lf            4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Cardenas ss            3   1   1   0       1   0       4   3
Killebrew 1b           3   1   1   2       1   1       7   0
Oliva rf               4   1   1   1       0   0       4   2
Alyea lf               3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
  Holt pr,cf           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mitterwald c           4   0   1   0       0   1       9   0
Renick 3b              4   0   1   0       0   1       1   3
Thompson 2b            4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Hall p                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Zepp p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Williams p           0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Allison ph           0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Perranoski p         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Tiant p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Quilici ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                31   3   6   3       5   5      27   9
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
E: Cardenas 2 (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Mitterwald (1,off McNally).
HR: Killebrew (2,4th inning off McNally 1 on, 0 out); Oliva (1,4th inning off
McNally 0 on, 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.
PITCHING
Baltimore Orioles     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
McNally W(1-0)         9     6   3   3   5   5   2
Minnesota Twins       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hall L(0-1)            3.1   6   4   4   3   4   1
Zepp                   0.2   1   0   0   2   0   0
Williams               3     0   0   0   0   1   0
Perranoski             1.1   5   5   5   1   1   0
Tiant                  0.2   1   2   1   0   0   1
Totals                 9    13  11  10   6   6   2

Umpires: Bill Haller, Jim Odom, Jerry Neudecker, Jim Honochick, Russ Goetz, Marty Springstead
Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 27490
Starting Lineups:

   Baltimore Orioles             Minnesota Twins          
1. Belanger            ss        Tovar               cf
2. Blair               cf        Cardenas            ss
3. F. Robinson         rf        Killebrew           1b
4. Powell              1b        Oliva               rf
5. Rettenmund          lf        Alyea               lf
6. B. Robinson         3b        Mitterwald          c
7. Johnson             2b        Renick              3b
8. Etchebarren         c         Thompson            2b
9. McNally             p         Hall                p

ORIOLES 1ST: Belanger walked; Blair walked [Belanger to second];
F. Robinson made an out to right [Belanger to third]; Powell
doubled to right [Belanger scored, Blair to third]; Rettenmund
was called out on strikes; B. Robinson grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenas
made an out to left; Killebrew walked; Oliva made an out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Twins 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Etchebarren
was called out on strikes; McNally was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Alyea struck out; Mitterwald popped to first; Renick
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Twins 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Belanger singled to center; Blair lined to third;
F. Robinson homered [Belanger scored]; Powell struck out;
Rettenmund walked; B. Robinson popped to catcher in foul
territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 0.

TWINS 3RD: Thompson grounded out (shortstop to first); Hall
struck out; Tovar grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Twins 0.

ORIOLES 4TH: Johnson made an out to right; Etchebarren singled
to shortstop [Etchebarren to second (error by Cardenas)];
McNally singled to left [Etchebarren scored]; Belanger singled
to right [McNally to third]; ZEPP REPLACED HALL (PITCHING);
Blair flied into a double play (right to catcher) [McNally out
at third]; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Twins 0.

TWINS 4TH: Cardenas walked; Killebrew homered [Cardenas scored];
Oliva homered; Alyea popped to second; Mitterwald struck out;
Renick struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Twins 3.

ORIOLES 5TH: F. Robinson walked; Powell singled to left [F.
Robinson to second]; Rettenmund walked [F. Robinson to third,
Powell to second]; WILLIAMS REPLACED ZEPP (PITCHING); B.
Robinson popped to catcher in foul territory; Johnson made an
out to right; Etchebarren struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. 
Orioles 4, Twins 3.

TWINS 5TH: Thompson grounded out (third to first); Williams
walked; Tovar singled to center [Williams to second]; Cardenas
singled to left [Williams out at home (left to catcher), Tovar
to second]; Killebrew popped to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Orioles 4, Twins 3.

ORIOLES 6TH: McNally grounded out (shortstop to first); Belanger
popped to first; Blair grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Twins 3.

TWINS 6TH: Oliva flied to left in foul territory; Alyea grounded
out (third to first); Mitterwald doubled to left; Renick reached
on a fielder's choice [Mitterwald out at third (third)]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Twins 3.

ORIOLES 7TH: F. Robinson made an out to center; Powell made an
out to center; Rettenmund grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Twins 3.

TWINS 7TH: Thompson popped to catcher in foul territory; ALLISON
BATTED FOR WILLIAMS; Allison walked; Tovar forced Allison
(shortstop to second); Cardenas grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Twins 3.

ORIOLES 8TH: PERRANOSKI REPLACED ALLISON (PITCHING); B. Robinson
singled; Johnson forced B. Robinson (right to shortstop);
Etchebarren grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Johnson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles
4, Twins 3.

TWINS 8TH: Killebrew struck out; Oliva flied to left in foul
territory; Alyea walked; HOLT RAN FOR ALYEA; Mitterwald forced
Holt (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Twins
3.

ORIOLES 9TH: HOLT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); TOVAR CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); McNally doubled to left; Belanger
singled to right [McNally to third]; Blair was called out on
strikes; F. Robinson walked [Belanger to second]; Powell doubled
to left [McNally scored, Belanger scored, F. Robinson to third];
Rettenmund singled to right [F. Robinson scored, Powell to
third]; TIANT REPLACED PERRANOSKI (PITCHING); B. Robinson
reached on an error by Cardenas [Powell scored, Rettenmund to
second]; Johnson homered [Rettenmund scored, B. Robinson scored
(unearned)]; Etchebarren popped to shortstop; McNally popped to
shortstop; 7 R, 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 11, Twins 3.

TWINS 9TH: Renick singled to center; Thompson grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Renick out at
second]; QUILICI BATTED FOR TIANT; Quilici popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 11, Twins 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Orioles         11  13   0    7
 Twins            3   6   2    6

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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