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Baltimore Orioles 6, Minnesota Twins 1

Baltimore Orioles 6, Minnesota Twins 1

Day

League Championship Series Game Played on Monday, October 5, 1970 (D) at Memorial Stadium

MIN A    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  2
BAL A    1  1  3    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   6 10  0
BATTING
Minnesota Twins       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Tovar lf               4   1   2   0       0   0       3   0
Cardenas ss            4   0   1   1       0   1       0   3
Oliva rf               4   0   2   0       0   1       3   0
Killebrew 3b           3   0   0   0       1   2       0   3
Holt cf                4   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
Ratliff c              4   0   1   0       0   1       7   0
Reese 1b               3   0   1   0       1   1       6   1
  Tiant pr             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Thompson 2b            1   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
  Allison ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Quilici 2b           0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Alyea ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Kaat p                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Blyleven p           0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Manuel ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Hall p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Carew ph             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Perry p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Renick ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                33   1   7   1       3  12      24   7
FIELDING - 
E: Holt (1), Ratliff (1).
BATTING - 
3B: Tovar (1,off Palmer).
Team LOB: 8.
Baltimore Orioles     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Buford lf              4   1   2   2       0   0       2   0
Blair cf               4   0   1   0       0   2       1   0
F. Robinson rf         3   0   0   0       2   1       1   0
Powell 1b              4   0   1   1       0   1       5   0
B. Robinson 3b         4   1   3   0       0   1       0   0
Johnson 2b             3   2   2   1       1   1       2   1
Etchebarren c          4   0   0   0       0   1      12   0
Belanger ss            4   1   0   0       0   0       3   4
Palmer p               4   1   1   1       0   0       1   1
Totals                34   6  10   5       3   7      27   6
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: B. Robinson (2,off Kaat); Palmer (1,off Blyleven).
HR: Johnson (2,7th inning off Perry 0 on, 1 out).
SH: Blair (1,off Kaat).
SF: Buford (1,off Blyleven).
IBB: F. Robinson (1,by Kaat).
Team LOB: 9.
PITCHING
Minnesota Twins       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Kaat L(0-1)            2     6   4   2   2   1   0
Blyleven               2     2   1   0   0   2   0
Hall                   2     0   0   0   1   2   0
Perry                  2     2   1   1   0   2   1
Totals                 8    10   6   3   3   7   1
Baltimore Orioles     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Palmer W(1-0)          9     7   1   1   3  12   0
IBB: Kaat (1,F. Robinson).
Umpires: Jim Odom, Jerry Neudecker, Marty Springstead, Jim Honochick, Bill Haller, Russ Goetz
Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 27608
Starting Lineups:

   Minnesota Twins               Baltimore Orioles        
1. Tovar               lf        Buford              lf
2. Cardenas            ss        Blair               cf
3. Oliva               rf        F. Robinson         rf
4. Killebrew           3b        Powell              1b
5. Holt                cf        B. Robinson         3b
6. Ratliff             c         Johnson             2b
7. Reese               1b        Etchebarren         c
8. Thompson            2b        Belanger            ss
9. Kaat                p         Palmer              p

TWINS 1ST: Tovar popped to first in foul territory; Cardenas
made an out to right; Oliva struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Twins 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford singled to center; Blair out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Buford to second]; F. Robinson made an
out to center [Buford to third]; Powell singled to right [Buford
scored]; B. Robinson singled to center [Powell to second];
Johnson walked [Powell to third, B. Robinson to second];
Etchebarren lined to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Twins 0,
Orioles 1.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew struck out; Holt made an out to left;
Ratliff singled to pitcher; Reese popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: Belanger made an out to right; Palmer reached on an
error by Holt [Palmer to second]; Buford singled to left [Palmer
scored (unearned)]; Blair struck out; F. Robinson was walked
intentionally [Buford to second]; Powell lined to left; 1 R, 1
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 2.

TWINS 3RD: Thompson walked; Kaat struck out; Tovar singled to
second [Thompson to second]; Cardenas grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Tovar out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 3RD: B. Robinson doubled to left; Johnson singled to
right [B. Robinson to third]; BLYLEVEN REPLACED KAAT (PITCHING);
Etchebarren reached on a fielder's choice [B. Robinson scored
(error by Ratliff; assist by Cardenas), Johnson to second];
Belanger forced Etchebarren (shortstop to second) [Johnson to
third]; Palmer doubled to left [Johnson scored, Belanger to
third]; Buford hit a sacrifice fly to left [Belanger scored
(unearned), Palmer to third]; Blair was called out on strikes; 3
R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Orioles 5.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva singled to center; Killebrew walked [Oliva to
second]; Holt struck out; Ratliff was called out on strikes;
Reese was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0,
Orioles 5.

ORIOLES 4TH: F. Robinson grounded out (first to pitcher); Powell
grounded out (third to first); B. Robinson singled to right;
Johnson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
0, Orioles 5.

TWINS 5TH: Thompson grounded out (shortstop to first); MANUEL
BATTED FOR BLYLEVEN; Manuel struck out; Tovar tripled to right;
Cardenas singled to center [Tovar scored]; Oliva singled to left
[Cardenas to second]; Killebrew was called out on strikes; 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 5.

ORIOLES 5TH: HALL REPLACED MANUEL (PITCHING); Etchebarren struck
out; Belanger grounded out (first unassisted); Palmer made an
out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 5.

TWINS 6TH: Holt made an out to left; Ratliff lined to shortstop;
Reese walked; ALLISON BATTED FOR THOMPSON; Allison popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 5.

ORIOLES 6TH: QUILICI REPLACED ALLISON (PLAYING 2B); Buford
grounded out (shortstop to first); Blair made an out to right;
F. Robinson walked; Powell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Twins 1, Orioles 5.

TWINS 7TH: CAREW BATTED FOR HALL; Carew struck out; Tovar
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenas struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 5.

ORIOLES 7TH: PERRY REPLACED CAREW (PITCHING); B. Robinson struck
out; Johnson homered; Etchebarren popped to first in foul
territory; Belanger made an out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Twins 1, Orioles 6.

TWINS 8TH: Oliva grounded out (pitcher to first); Killebrew made
an out to center; Holt was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 8TH: Palmer grounded out (third to first); Buford made
an out to center; Blair singled to second; F. Robinson struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Orioles 6.

TWINS 9TH: Ratliff grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Reese
singled to center; TIANT RAN FOR REESE; ALYEA BATTED FOR
QUILICI; Alyea struck out; RENICK BATTED FOR PERRY; Renick
forced Tiant (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
1, Orioles 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Twins            1   7   2    8
 Orioles          6  10   0    9

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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