1970 Baseball Replay

Tuesday, April 7, 1970 ~ RFK Stadium

Detroit
5
Washington
3
Leadoff Home Run, Dick McAuliffe

Player of the Game

24030
Game Score: 73

Attendance

3,372 (7.8%)

Starters' Game Scores

DET: Earl Wilson : 75 WSA: Casey Cox : 54

Game Notes

Lee Maye sent the game into extra innings with a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth, but Al Kaline put evened the series in the 12th with his RBI single scoring Dick McAuliffe. Kaline subsequently scored on Jim Northrup's single later in the frame for the two-run advantage.

Head to Head

Date Away Home
4/6 DET 0 WSA 6
4/7 DET 5 WSA 3
4/8 DET 7 WSA 5
5/22 WSA DET
5/23 WSA DET
5/24 WSA DET
6/23 DET WSA
6/24 DET WSA
6/25 DET WSA
8/3 WSA DET
8/4 WSA DET
8/5 WSA DET
9/4 DET WSA
9/5 DET WSA
9/6 DET WSA
9/11 WSA DET
9/12 WSA DET
9/13 WSA DET
WSA 1 wins vs. DET 2 wins
3 played of 18 total games
		
		
4/7/1970, DET70-WSA70, RFK Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Tigers            1  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  2     5 14  0    11  1
1970 Senators          0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  2  0  0  0     3  7  2     7  2
 
Tigers               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Senators             AB  R  H BI   AVG
McAuliffe         2b  6  2  3  1  .375    Unser             cf  6  0  1  0  .125
Gutierrez         ss  5  0  2  0  .222    Brinkman,E        ss  5  0  0  0  .200
Kaline            rf  6  2  2  1  .222    Howard,F          lf  4  1  1  0  .250
Cash,N            1b  5  0  1  0  .143    Epstein           1b  3  2  1  1  .286
Horton,W          lf  4  0  0  0  .125    McMullen,K        3b  5  0  2  0  .200
Northrup          cf  6  0  2  1  .200    Maye,L            rf  4  0  2  2  .500
Jones,D           3b  6  1  1  0  .300    Nelson,D          2b  5  0  0  0  .111
Freehan           c   3  0  2  0  .429    Roseboro          c   5  0  0  0  .000
Wilson,E          p   2  0  1  1  .500    Cox,C             p   2  0  0  0  .000
 Szotkiewicz      ph  1  0  0  0  .000     Pina             p   0  0  0  0  .000
 Lasher,F         p   0  0  0  0  .000     Grzenda          p   0  0  0  0  .000
 Timmermann       p   0  0  0  0  .000     Stroud           ph  1  0  0  0  .000
 Stanley,M        ph  1  0  0  0  .000     Such             p   0  0  0  0  .000
 Patterson        p   0  0  0  0  .000     Allen,H          ph  1  0  0  0  .200
                     45  5 14  4           Knowles          p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Allen,B          ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                                                               42  3  7  3
 
Tigers                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Wilson,E                         8.0  4  1  1  2  7 105  68  1.13
Lasher,F                         0.0  0  2  2  2  0  11   3 27.00
Timmermann       BS 1            2.0  3  0  0  0  1  22  17  0.00
Patterson        W 1-0           2.0  0  0  0  0  0  16  11  0.00
                                12.0  7  3  3  4  8 154  99 
 
Senators                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Cox,C                            6.2  8  3  2  3  3  87  59  2.70
Pina                             0.1  1  0  0  1  0  10   4  0.00
Grzenda                          1.0  0  0  0  0  0   7   6  0.00
Such                             1.0  2  0  0  0  2  21  13  0.00
Knowles          L 0-1           3.0  3  2  2  1  2  36  23  6.00
                                12.0 14  5  4  5  7 161 105 
 
DET: Szotkiewicz batted for Wilson,E in the 9th
     Stanley,M batted for Timmermann in the 11th
WSA: Stroud batted for Grzenda in the 8th
     Allen,H batted for Such in the 9th
     Allen,B batted for Knowles in the 12th
 
E-Unser, Brinkman,E. 2B-Cash,N(1), Jones,D(2). HR-McAuliffe(1), Epstein(1). 
RBI-McAuliffe(1), Kaline(1), Northrup(1), Wilson,E(1), Epstein(3), 
Maye,L 2(2). SB-McAuliffe(1), Maye,L(1). K-McAuliffe, Kaline 2, Cash,N, 
Jones,D, Wilson,E, Szotkiewicz, Unser, Howard,F 2, Epstein, Nelson,D 2, 
Cox,C 2. BB-Cash,N, Horton,W 2, Freehan, Wilson,E, Howard,F, Epstein 2, 
Maye,L. SH-Gutierrez, Freehan. 
GWRBI: Kaline
Temperature: 64, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 5 MPH.
4/7/1970, DET70-WSA70, RFK Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Tigers            1  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  2     5 14  0    11  1
1970 Senators          0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  2  0  0  0     3  7  2     7  2
 
 
Tigers               -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
McAuliffe         2b 1>HR           46/f         8            k            S.2-3     
Gutierrez         ss   S          3>43         6>6/L          S.1-2        SB2       
                                                                           note 1    
Kaline            rf   k            53           S            Pina         k         
                                                              5/L                    
Cash,N            1b   64/f.B-1     5/fl         W.1-2      8>D          0>Knowles   
                                                                           k         
Horton,W          lf   1/g        4>7            note 2       IW           5/L       
Northrup          cf 2>S            53           3/fl         Grzenda      3/g       
                                                              note 3                 
Jones,D           3b   note 4       53         7>D            63         1>k         
Freehan           c    W          5>S.Bx2(84)    34/SH.2-3  9>Such         63        
                                                              S.B-2(e8)              
Wilson,E          p    W.1-2        k            S.3-H                               
 Szotkiewicz      ph                                          k                      
 Lasher,F         p                                                                  
 Timmermann       p                                                                  
 Stanley,M        ph                                                       7         
 Patterson        p                                                                  
 
 1: 52.3xH;2-3;B-1  2: 46/f.2-H;B-2(e6/th)  3: 543/gdp.2-3  4: 1/g/dp.1x1(13) 
 
 
Senators             -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
Unser             cf 1>8          4>k            S            8          0>43        
Brinkman,E        ss   9            31           8            7            53        
Howard,F          lf   4/L          k            k          9>Lasher,F     S         
                                                              W                      
Epstein           1b 2>W          5>HR         7>k            W.1-2        43        
McMullen,K        3b   8            43           S            Timmermann 1>Patterson 
                                                              S.2-3;1-2    4/L       
Maye,L            rf   463/gdp      S            W.1-2        note 1       43        
Nelson,D          2b 3>6            k            8.2-3        k            63        
Roseboro          c    53           SB2          9            3          2>13        
                                    31                                               
Cox,C             p    k          6>k                                                
 Pina             p                                                                  
 Grzenda          p                                                                  
 Stroud           ph                           8>53                                  
 Such             p                                                                  
 Allen,H          ph                                          6/L                    
 Knowles          p                                                                  
 Allen,B          ph                                                       53        
 
 1: S.3-H;2-H;1-3 
 
 
Tigers               -----F------ -----G------ -----H------ -----I------ -----J------
McAuliffe         2b 2>S                                                             
Gutierrez         ss   3/SH.1-2                                                      
                                                                                     
Kaline            rf   S.2-H                                                         
                                                                                     
Cash,N            1b   53.1-2                                                        
                                                                                     
Horton,W          lf   IW                                                            
Northrup          cf   S.2-H;1-2                                                     
                                                                                     
Jones,D           3b   43                                                            
Freehan           c                                                                  
                                                                                     
Wilson,E          p                                                                  
 Szotkiewicz      ph                                                                 
 Lasher,F         p                                                                  
 Timmermann       p                                                                  
 Stanley,M        ph                                                                 
 Patterson        p                                                                  
 
 
Senators             -----F------ -----G------ -----H------ -----I------ -----J------
Unser             cf   5                                                             
Brinkman,E        ss                                                                 
Howard,F          lf                                                                 
                                                                                     
Epstein           1b                                                                 
McMullen,K        3b                                                                 
                                                                                     
Maye,L            rf                                                                 
Nelson,D          2b                                                                 
Roseboro          c                                                                  
                                                                                     
Cox,C             p                                                                  
 Pina             p                                                                  
 Grzenda          p                                                                  
 Stroud           ph                                                                 
 Such             p                                                                  
 Allen,H          ph                                                                 
 Knowles          p                                                                  
 Allen,B          ph                                                                 
 
 
Tigers           IN OUT ER                  Senators         IN OUT ER                  
Wilson,E         A1  D2  1                 Cox,C             A1  D2  2                  
Lasher,F         D3  D4  2                 Pina              D3  D5  0                  
Timmermann       D5  E4  0 BS 1            Grzenda           D6  D7  0                  
Patterson        E5  F1  0 W 1-0           Such              D8  E3  0                  
                                           Knowles           E4  F7  2 L 0-1            
4/7/1970, DET70-WSA70, RFK Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 Tigers            1  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  2     5 14  0    11  1
1970 Senators          0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  2  0  0  0     3  7  2     7  2
 
Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----
 
**************  Top of the 1st inning, Tigers batting
 0-0  0 --- 20  McAuliffe homered deep to right (BBX)
 1-0  0 --- 00  Gutierrez lined a single down the left field line (X)
 1-0  0 1-- 12  Kaline struck out (FBFC)
 1-0  1 1-- 21  Cash,N grounded to short, forcing Gutierrez at second, 
                  Cash,N to first (BBCX)
 1-0  2 1-- 01  Horton,W grounded out to the mound (CX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Senators batting
 1-0  0 --- 00  Unser flied out to center (X)
 1-0  1 --- 11  Brinkman,E flied out to right (CBX)
 1-0  2 --- 12  Howard,F lined out to second (CBCX)
 
**************  Top of the 2nd inning, Tigers batting
 1-0  0 --- 12  Northrup lined a single to right (SBFX)
 1-0  0 1-- 00  Jones,D hit into a double play, Cox,C to Epstein, 
                  Northrup out at first (Xb)
 1-0  2 --- 32  Freehan walked (FBFBBB)
 1-0  2 1-- 31  Wilson,E walked, Freehan to second (BBBCB)
 1-0  2 12- 02  McAuliffe grounded to second, forcing Wilson,E at second 
                  (CFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Senators batting
 1-0  0 --- 32  Epstein walked (FFBBBB)
 1-0  0 1-- 22  McMullen,K flied out to center (FSBBX)
 1-0  1 1-- 12  Maye,L grounded into a double play, McAuliffe to 
                  Gutierrez to Cash,N (BSCX)
 
**************  Top of the 3rd inning, Tigers batting
 1-0  0 --- 11  Gutierrez grounded out to second (CBX)
 1-0  1 --- 00  Kaline grounded out to third (X)
 1-0  2 --- 00  Cash,N popped out to third (X)
 
**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Senators batting
 1-0  0 --- 11  Nelson,D popped out to short (CBX)
 1-0  1 --- 32  Roseboro grounded out to third (BCBBFX)
 1-0  2 --- 02  Cox,C struck out (CCC)
 
**************  Top of the 4th inning, Tigers batting
 1-0  0 --- 12  Horton,W lined out to left (FBCFFX)
 1-0  1 --- 02  Northrup grounded out to third (FFX)
 1-0  2 --- 01  Jones,D grounded out to third (SX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Senators batting
 1-0  0 --- 22  Unser struck out (BBFSS)
 1-0  1 --- 21  Brinkman,E grounded out to first (CBBX)
 1-0  2 --- 12  Howard,F struck out (SSBS)
 
**************  Top of the 5th inning, Tigers batting
 1-0  0 --- 10  Freehan lined a single to left center, Freehan out at 
                  second (BX)
 1-0  1 --- 02  Wilson,E struck out (CFFFS)
 1-0  2 --- 11  McAuliffe flied out to center (BCX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Senators batting
 1-0  0 --- 01  Epstein homered deep to right center (CX)
 1-1  0 --- 12  McMullen,K grounded out to second (BCCX)
 1-1  1 --- 11  Maye,L grounded a single up the middle (BCX)
 1-1  1 1-- 12  Nelson,D struck out (1SBSS)
 1-1  2 1-- 00  Maye,L stole second (>B)
 1-1  2 -2- 31  Roseboro grounded out to first (>B.BCBX)
 
**************  Top of the 6th inning, Tigers batting
 1-1  0 --- 11  Gutierrez lined out to short (BFX)
 1-1  1 --- 11  Kaline lined a single to shallow center (BCX)
 1-1  1 1-- 30  Cash,N walked, Kaline to second (BBBB)
 1-1  1 12- 20  Horton,W grounded to second, forcing Cash,N at second, 
                  Kaline scored, Horton,W to second on an error by the 
                  shortstop Brinkman,E (BBX)
 2-1  2 -2- 12  Northrup popped out to first (BpCFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Senators batting
 2-1  0 --- 12  Cox,C struck out (FCFBS)
 2-1  1 --- 01  Unser lined a single down the right field line (CX)
 2-1  1 1-- 00  Brinkman,E flied out to center (X)
 2-1  2 1-- 32  Howard,F struck out (BFBBS>F>S)
 
**************  Top of the 7th inning, Tigers batting
 2-1  0 --- 11  Jones,D grounded a double down the first base line (BFX)
 2-1  0 -2- 00  Freehan sacrifice bunted to first, Jones,D to third (Xb)
 2-1  1 --3 00  Wilson,E grounded a single up the middle, Jones,D scored 
                  (X)
 3-1  1 1-- 02  McAuliffe struck out (CCS)
 3-1  2 1-- 02  Gutierrez reached on an infield single to the pitcher, 
                  Wilson,E to second (FCX)
                Pina now pitching
 3-1  2 12- 01  Kaline lined out to third (SX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Senators batting
 3-1  0 --- 12  Epstein struck out (BSFS)
 3-1  1 --- 00  McMullen,K grounded a single up the middle (X)
 3-1  1 1-- 32  Maye,L walked, McMullen,K to second (FSBBBB)
 3-1  1 12- 11  Nelson,D flied out to center, McMullen,K to third (BCX)
 3-1  2 1-3 11  Roseboro lined out to right (CBX)
 
**************  Top of the 8th inning, Tigers batting
 3-1  0 --- 21  Cash,N grounded a double down the first base line (BFBX)
 3-1  0 -2- 30  Horton,W was walked intentionally (IIII)
                Grzenda now pitching
 3-1  0 12- 12  Northrup grounded into a double play, McMullen,K to 
                  Nelson,D to Epstein, Cash,N to third (BFFFX)
 3-1  2 --3 01  Jones,D grounded out to short (CX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Senators batting
                Stroud pinch hitting for Grzenda
 3-1  0 --- 11  Stroud grounded out to third (BCX)
 3-1  1 --- 10  Unser flied out to center (BX)
 3-1  2 --- 01  Brinkman,E flied out to left (FX)
 
**************  Top of the 9th inning, Tigers batting
                Such now pitching
 3-1  0 --- 21  Freehan lined a single to shallow center, Freehan to 
                  second on an error by the center fielder Unser (BCBX)
                Szotkiewicz pinch hitting for Wilson,E
 3-1  0 -2- 32  Szotkiewicz struck out (BFBBSS)
 3-1  1 -2- 00  McAuliffe reached on an infield single to first, Freehan 
                  to third (X)
 3-1  1 1-3 00  McAuliffe stole second (>C)
 3-1  1 -23 02  Gutierrez grounded to third, Freehan out at home, 
                  McAuliffe to third, Gutierrez to first (>C.CFX)
 3-1  2 1-3 32  Kaline struck out (BBBCC>C)
 
**************  Bottom of the 9th inning, Senators batting
                Lasher,F now pitching
 3-1  0 --- 31  Howard,F walked (BFBBB)
 3-1  0 1-- 32  Epstein walked, Howard,F to second (BBBCSB)
                Timmermann now pitching
 3-1  0 12- 00  McMullen,K grounded a single up the middle, Howard,F to 
                  third, Epstein to second (X)
 3-1  0 123 01  Maye,L lined a single to right center, Howard,F scored, 
                  Epstein scored, McMullen,K to third (CX)
 3-3  0 1-3 12  Nelson,D struck out (BSSC)
 3-3  1 1-3 00  Roseboro popped out to first (X)
                Allen,H pinch hitting for Such              3-3  2 1-3 11  Allen,H lined out to short (CBX)
 
**************  Top of the 10th inning, Tigers batting
                Knowles now pitching
 3-3  0 --- 22  Cash,N struck out (SBBSS)
 3-3  1 --- 02  Horton,W lined out to third (FCX)
 3-3  2 --- 10  Northrup grounded out to first (BX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 10th inning, Senators batting
 3-3  0 --- 00  Unser grounded out to second (X)
 3-3  1 --- 12  Brinkman,E grounded out to third (FCBX)
 3-3  2 --- 12  Howard,F lined a single to right center (BCFX)
 3-3  2 1-- 10  Epstein grounded out to second (BX)
 
**************  Top of the 11th inning, Tigers batting
 3-3  0 --- 12  Jones,D struck out (CSBS)
 3-3  1 --- 12  Freehan grounded out to short (CCFBX)
                Stanley,M pinch hitting for Timmermann
 3-3  2 --- 00  Stanley,M flied out to left (X)
 
**************  Bottom of the 11th inning, Senators batting
                Patterson now pitching
 3-3  0 --- 10  McMullen,K lined out to second (BX)
 3-3  1 --- 11  Maye,L grounded out to second (BFX)
 3-3  2 --- 12  Nelson,D grounded out to short (BFCX)
 
**************  Top of the 12th inning, Tigers batting
 3-3  0 --- 10  McAuliffe lined a single to right (BX)
 3-3  0 1-- 00  Gutierrez sacrifice bunted to first, McAuliffe to second 
                  (Xb)
 3-3  1 -2- 00  Kaline lined a single down the left field line, McAuliffe 
                  scored (X)
 4-3  1 1-- 11  Cash,N grounded out to third, Kaline to second (SBX)
 4-3  2 -2- 30  Horton,W was walked intentionally (IIII)
 4-3  2 12- 21  Northrup lined a single to shallow left, Kaline scored, 
                  Horton,W to second (BCBX)
 5-3  2 12- 00  Jones,D grounded out to second (X)
 
**************  Bottom of the 12th inning, Senators batting
 5-3  0 --- 00  Roseboro grounded out to the mound (X)
                Allen,B pinch hitting for Knowles           5-3  1 --- 12  Allen,B grounded out to third (SBCX)
 5-3  2 --- 10  Unser popped out to third (BX)


		
American League
  • DET 5 @ WSA 3
    Lee Maye sent the game into extra innings with a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth, but Al Kaline put evened the series in the 12th with his RBI single scoring Dick McAuliffe. Kaline subsequently scored on Jim Northrup's single later in the frame for the two-run advantage.
  • MIN 7 @ CHW 5
    Leo Cardenas' two-run double lifted the Twins to a 7-5 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

    Minnesota fell behind four runs in the first inning highlighted by Carlos May's HR in his first at-bat since his injury suffered in military training last August.
  • OAK 2 @ KCR 3
    Pat Kelly's home run spoiled what would have been a majestic opener for Oakland's Blue Moon Odom.

    Odom shut the Royals out on only two hits for 8 innings and provided his own support as Wally Bunker had stifled his own teammates. Odom hit a two-run home run in the eighth that appeared to be all the runs he would need.

    Kelly, the brother of Cleveland Browns' Leroy Kelly, tied the game with his home run. Ed Kirkpatrick had reached first on and error by A's shortstop Bert Campaneris. Amos Otis, acquired from the Mets in the offseason, drove in the winning run in the 11th off A's reliever, Mudcat Grant.
  • CAL 8 @ MIL 3
    Born out of bankruptcy, the Brewers brought baseball back to Milwaukee, but in name only. Their deeds, and those of their overzealous fans, in the season opener against the California Angels belied their major league status as they stumbled to an 8-3 defeat.

    Frequently throughout the game, a first for a Milwaukee team since the Braves departed 4 1/2 years ago, spectators from the crowd of 37,237 - about 10,000 short of a sellout - climbed out of the stands and raced around the field.

    Andy Messersmith scattered eight hits between the interruptions caused by the home fans. The lone highlight was Danny Walton's home run in the 8th, the first for the Brewers. Walton also scored the first Brewer run on Jerry McNertney ground-out in the fourth.

    In other Brewer firsts, Russ Snyder collected the first base hit.
National League
  • CHC 1 @ PHI 6
    Chris Short, returning after being sidelined a year by a back injury that necessitated surgery, pitched a four-hitter as Philadelphia defeat Chicago, 6-1.

    Short received support from Deron Johnson, Don Money, and Johnny Briggs who all homered.

    Short started twice in early April, 1969 and had to quit because of the back ailment. He was operated for the removal of a herniated disc and missed the rest of the season.
  • NYM 6 @ PIT 3
    The magic that allowed the New York Mets to share top billing with the moon landings in 1969 survived the winter.

    The Mets rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Pirates in their Forbes final opener, 6-3. Jerry Grote's two-run home run in the eighth proved to be the game-winner. It was Pittsburgh's largest Opening Day crowd since 1948.
  • CIN 2 @ LAD 3
    Rookie Steve Garvey singled home Maury Wills in the 10th inning as the Dodgers defeated the Reds, 3-2. Willie Crawford had cut down Tony Perez at home plate in the top of the tenth to stop a Cincinnati rally.