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Oakland Athletics 2, Cincinnati Reds 1

Oakland Athletics 2, Cincinnati Reds 1

Day

World Series Game Played on Sunday, October 15, 1972 (D) at Riverfront Stadium

OAK A    0  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  2
CIN N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  6  0
BATTING
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Campaneris ss          5   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Alou rf                4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Rudi lf                3   1   2   1       1   1       4   0
Epstein 1b             2   0   0   0       1   1       2   0
  Lewis pr             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hegan 1b             1   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Bando 3b               4   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
Hendrick cf            4   1   1   0       0   0       3   0
Tenace c               4   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
Green 2b               4   0   2   0       0   1       2   1
Hunter p               3   0   1   1       1   0       0   1
  Fingers p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                34   2   9   2       3   7      27   4
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Epstein (1), Hunter (1).
BATTING - 
HR: Rudi (1,3rd inning off Grimsley 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Alou (1,2nd base off Hall/Bench).
CS: Lewis (2,2nd base by Borbon/Bench).
Cincinnati Reds       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose lf                4   0   1   0       0   1       2   1
Morgan 2b              4   0   0   0       0   1       0   3
Tolan cf               4   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Bench c                3   0   1   0       1   0       8   1
Perez 1b               3   1   2   0       1   0      11   0
Menke 3b               4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Geronimo rf            4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Chaney ss              2   0   0   0       1   0       2   4
  McRae ph             1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Concepcion pr        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Grimsley p             1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Uhlaender ph         1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Borbon p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hague ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hall p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Javier ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                33   1   6   1       3   6      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Uhlaender (1,off Hunter).
IBB: Chaney (1,by Hunter).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Morgan (1,2nd base off Hunter/Tenace).
PITCHING
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Hunter W(1-0)          8.2   6   1   1   3   6   0
Fingers SV(1)          0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 9     6   1   1   3   6   0
Cincinnati Reds       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Grimsley L(0-1)        5     6   2   2   0   1   1
Borbon                 2     0   0   0   1   4   0
Hall                   2     3   0   0   2   2   0
Totals                 9     9   2   2   3   7   1
IBB: Hunter (1,Chaney).
Umpires: Jim Honochick (AL), Mel Steiner (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Bob Engel (NL), Chris Pelekoudas (NL), Bill Haller (AL)
Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 53224
Starting Lineups:

   Oakland Athletics             Cincinnati Reds          
1. Campaneris          ss        Rose                lf
2. Alou                rf        Morgan              2b
3. Rudi                lf        Tolan               cf
4. Epstein             1b        Bench               c
5. Bando               3b        Perez               1b
6. Hendrick            cf        Menke               3b
7. Tenace              c         Geronimo            rf
8. Green               2b        Chaney              ss
9. Hunter              p         Grimsley            p

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (second to first); Alou
grounded out (third to first); Rudi singled to left; Epstein
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose flied to left; Morgan struck out; Tolan struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Reds 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando singled to center; Hendrick forced Bando
(pitcher to second to shortstop); Tenace flied to left; Green
singled to center [Hendrick to second]; Hunter singled to left
[Hendrick scored, Green to second]; Campaneris singled to left
[Green out at home (left to catcher), Hunter to second]; 1 R, 4
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench singled; Perez walked [Bench to second]; Bench
was picked off second but was safe on an error by Hunter [Bench
to third, Perez to second]; Menke struck out; Geronimo struck
out; Chaney was walked intentionally; Grimsley struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 1, Reds 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Alou grounded out (third to first); Rudi homered;
Epstein grounded out (first unassisted); Bando grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Rose singled to center; Morgan popped to catcher in
foul territory; Tolan popped to shortstop; Bench made an out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Hendrick grounded out (pitcher to first); Tenace
grounded out (shortstop to first); Green flied to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 0.

REDS 4TH: Perez singled to center; Menke grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Perez out at second];
Geronimo grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 2, Reds 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Hunter grounded out (second to first); Campaneris
flied to right; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 0.

REDS 5TH: Chaney lined to center; UHLAENDER BATTED FOR GRIMSLEY;
Uhlaender doubled; Rose made an out to right; Morgan reached on
an error by Epstein [Uhlaender to third, Morgan to first];
Morgan stole second; Tolan popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: BORBON REPLACED UHLAENDER (PITCHING); Rudi struck
out; Epstein walked; LEWIS RAN FOR EPSTEIN; Bando struck out
while Lewis was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 0.

REDS 6TH: HEGAN REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING 1B); Bench walked; Perez
forced Bench (third to second); Menke grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Perez to second]; Geronimo flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Hendrick flied to right; Tenace struck out; Green
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Reds 0.

REDS 7TH: Chaney flied to left; HAGUE BATTED FOR BORBON; Hague
made an out to right; Rose struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 2, Reds 0.

ATHLETICS 8TH: HALL REPLACED HAGUE (PITCHING); Hunter popped to
first; Campaneris lined to center; Alou singled to right; Alou
stole second; Rudi walked; Hegan struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 0.

REDS 8TH: Morgan made an out to left; Tolan made an out to
right; Bench flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Reds 0.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Bando grounded out (shortstop to first); Hendrick
singled to second; Tenace flied to left; Green singled to center
[Hendrick to second]; Hunter walked [Hendrick to third, Green to
second]; Campaneris struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics
2, Reds 0.

REDS 9TH: Perez singled to left; Menke lined to left; Geronimo
grounded out (first unassisted) [Perez to second]; MCRAE BATTED
FOR CHANEY; McRae singled to left [Perez scored]; CONCEPCION RAN
FOR MCRAE; JAVIER BATTED FOR HALL; FINGERS REPLACED HUNTER
(PITCHING); Javier popped to first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Reds 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Athletics        2   9   2    8
 Reds             1   6   0    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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