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MIL
@BAL
3
8
BOS
@CAL
4
1
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@CLE
3
2
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@DET
5
6
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@KCR
3
2
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@OAK
1
5
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@CHC
6
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@HOU
6
4
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@MON
0
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@NYM
2
7
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@PHI
3
6
CIN
@STL
1
0
Wednesday, June 16, 1971,
, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance: 19,893, Time of Game: 2:05
Senators
1
21-38
 Lost 2 
6th, 16½ GB
at Athletics
5
41-21
 Won 2 
1st
W: Vida Blue (14-2)
L: Denny McLain (4-12)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Senators        1  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  0
Athletics       2  1  2   0  0  0   0  0  X    5  6  0

Washington Senators

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Del Unser CF 3 1 3 0 1 0 4 .276 .354 .392 .747 0.118 0.65 0.118 0.000 1.3 1 0
Dave Nelson 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .250 .000 .250 -0.059 1.22 0.058 -0.117 -0.7 0 1 GDP
Frank Howard LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .297 .368 .466 .834 -0.088 0.85 0.000 -0.088 -1.1 4 0
Dick Billings RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .235 .254 .265 .518 0.093 0.83 0.119 -0.026 1.0 1 0
Don Mincher 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .272 .394 .408 .802 -0.073 0.82 0.000 -0.073 -1.1 7 0
Paul Casanova C 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .229 .253 .324 .577 -0.057 0.58 0.000 -0.057 -0.9 11 1
Lenny Randle 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 -0.035 0.46 0.006 -0.041 -0.5 0 3
Tim Cullen SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .173 .241 .223 .464 -0.034 0.45 0.000 -0.034 -0.5 0 1
Denny McLain P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .107 .138 .179 .317 -0.010 0.41 0.000 -0.010 -0.1 0 0
   Joe Grzenda P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Frank Fernandez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .200 .091 .291 -0.005 0.19 0.000 -0.005 -0.1
   Paul Lindblad P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Casey Cox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .284 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Elliott Maddox PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .183 .291 .257 .548 -0.010 0.41 0.000 -0.010 -0.2
   Denny Riddleberger P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 32 1 6 1 2 8 34 .188 .235 .188 .423 -0.160 0.71 0.301 -0.461 -2.8 24 6
TB: D Unser 3; D Billings 2; L Randle.
GIDP: D Nelson (1).
RBI: D Billings (7).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 4.

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bert Campaneris SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .247 .281 .347 .628 -0.042 0.43 0.000 -0.042 -0.8 2 2
Joe Rudi LF 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 .274 .327 .452 .779 0.194 0.28 0.197 -0.003 1.7 2 0 2·HR
Reggie Jackson RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .266 .360 .481 .841 -0.024 0.25 0.000 -0.024 -0.6 3 0
Mike Epstein 1B 3 2 2 2 0 1 4 .275 .372 .449 .821 0.172 0.21 0.175 -0.002 2.0 7 1 2·HR,HBP
Sal Bando 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .281 .388 .461 .849 -0.010 0.13 0.002 -0.012 -0.3 0 4
Rick Monday CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .208 .331 .396 .727 -0.027 0.36 0.000 -0.027 -0.6 2 0
Dave Duncan C 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .233 .287 .422 .709 0.104 0.25 0.107 -0.004 1.2 8 0 HR
Dick Green 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .261 .357 .427 .784 -0.015 0.21 0.000 -0.015 -0.6 3 3
Vida Blue P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .130 .167 .152 .319 -0.012 0.16 0.000 -0.012 -0.5 0 0 SH
Team Totals 29 5 6 5 1 10 32 .207 .258 .724 .982 0.340 0.26 0.481 -0.141 1.6 27 10
HR: J Rudi 2 (9, 2 off D McLain, 1st inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF; 3rd inn, 0 on, 1 out to RF); M Epstein 2 (8, 2 off D McLain, 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF); D Duncan (9, off D McLain, 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to LF).
SH: V Blue (9, off C Cox).
HBP: M Epstein (5, by D Riddleberger).
TB: M Epstein 8; J Rudi 8; D Duncan 5.
RBI: M Epstein 2 (26); J Rudi 2 (34); D Duncan (19).
2-out RBI: M Epstein 2.
Team LOB: 3.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Epstein-B Campaneris-M Epstein.

Washington Senators

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Denny McLain, L (4-12) 3 5 5 5 0 5 5 4.34 14 34 -0.374 0.47 -3.7
Joe Grzenda 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.88 3 0 0 0.011 0.15 0.4
Paul Lindblad 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.54 7 0 0 0.016 0.11 0.8
Casey Cox 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.84 4 0 0 0.004 0.10 0.4
Denny Riddleberger 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.10 4 0 0 0.002 0.02 0.4
Team Totals 8 6 5 5 1 10 5 5.62 32 34 0 0 -0.341 0.26 -1.6

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Vida Blue, W (14-2) 9 6 1 1 2 8 0 1.42 34 77 0.160 0.71 2.8
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 8 0 1.00 34 77 0.160 0.71 2.8
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: D Riddleberger (1; M Epstein).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Red Flaherty.
Time of Game: 2:05.
Attendance: 19,893.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Washington Senators         Oakland Athletics
1 Del Unser CF 1 Bert Campaneris SS
2 Dave Nelson 3B 2 Joe Rudi LF
3 Frank Howard LF 3 Reggie Jackson RF
4 Dick Billings RF 4 Mike Epstein 1B
5 Don Mincher 1B 5 Sal Bando 3B
6 Paul Casanova C 6 Rick Monday CF
7 Lenny Randle 2B 7 Dave Duncan C
8 Tim Cullen SS 8 Dick Green 2B
9 Denny McLain P 9 Vida Blue P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 0-1 1 --- R OAK J. Rudi D. McLain 12% 52% Home Run
b1 1-1 2 --- R OAK M. Epstein D. McLain 12% 63% Home Run
b2 2-1 1 --- R OAK D. Duncan D. McLain 10% 75% Home Run
t1 0-0 1 12- R WSA D. Billings V. Blue -10% 36% Single to LF; Nelson to 2B; Unser Scores
t3 1-3 0 1-- OO WSA D. Nelson V. Blue 8% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Senators Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- WSA D. Unser V. Blue -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- WSA D. Nelson V. Blue -6% 40% Walk; Unser to 2B
t1 0-0 0 12- O WSA F. Howard V. Blue 5% 46% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 12- R WSA D. Billings V. Blue -10% 36% Single to LF; Nelson to 2B; Unser Scores
t1 1-0 1 12- O WSA D. Mincher V. Blue 4% 39% Strikeout Looking
t1 1-0 2 12- O WSA P. Casanova V. Blue 4% 43% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Senators' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris D. McLain -2% 41% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 1 --- R OAK J. Rudi D. McLain 12% 52% Home Run
b1 1-1 1 --- O OAK R. Jackson D. McLain -1% 51% Strikeout
b1 1-1 2 --- R OAK M. Epstein D. McLain 12% 63% Home Run
b1 2-1 2 --- O OAK S. Bando D. McLain -1% 62% Strikeout
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 2.
Top of the 2nd, Senators Batting, Behind 1-2, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 7-8-9
t2 1-2 0 --- O WSA L. Randle V. Blue 2% 64% Flyball: LF
t2 1-2 1 --- O WSA T. Cullen V. Blue 2% 66% Groundout: 2B-1B
t2 1-2 2 --- O WSA D. McLain V. Blue 1% 67% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 2-1, Senators' Denny McLain facing 6-7-8
b2 2-1 0 --- O OAK R. Monday D. McLain -2% 65% Strikeout
b2 2-1 1 --- R OAK D. Duncan D. McLain 10% 75% Home Run
b2 3-1 1 --- O OAK D. Green D. McLain -1% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
b2 3-1 2 --- O OAK V. Blue D. McLain -1% 74% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 3.
Top of the 3rd, Senators Batting, Behind 1-3, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t3 1-3 0 --- WSA D. Unser V. Blue -4% 69% Single to CF
t3 1-3 0 1-- OO WSA D. Nelson V. Blue 8% 78% Ground Ball Double Play: 1B-SS-1B
t3 1-3 2 --- O WSA F. Howard V. Blue 1% 78% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 3.
Bottom of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Ahead 3-1, Senators' Denny McLain facing 1-2-3
b3 3-1 0 --- O OAK B. Campaneris D. McLain -1% 77% Flyball: CF
b3 3-1 1 --- R OAK J. Rudi D. McLain 8% 85% Home Run
b3 4-1 1 --- O OAK R. Jackson D. McLain -1% 85% Strikeout
b3 4-1 2 --- R OAK M. Epstein D. McLain 6% 90% Home Run
b3 5-1 2 --- O OAK S. Bando D. McLain -0% 90% Foul Flyball: C
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 4th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 4-5-6
t4 1-5 0 --- O WSA D. Billings V. Blue 1% 92% Flyball: CF
t4 1-5 1 --- O WSA D. Mincher V. Blue 1% 92% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 1-5 2 --- O WSA P. Casanova V. Blue 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Senators' Joe Grzenda facing 6-7-8
Joe Grzenda replaces Denny McLain pitching and batting 9th
b4 5-1 0 --- O OAK R. Monday J. Grzenda -1% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
b4 5-1 1 --- O OAK D. Duncan J. Grzenda -0% 92% Flyball: LF
b4 5-1 2 --- O OAK D. Green J. Grzenda -0% 92% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 5th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 7-8-9
t5 1-5 0 --- O WSA L. Randle V. Blue 1% 93% Strikeout Looking
t5 1-5 1 --- O WSA T. Cullen V. Blue 1% 94% Popfly: 2B
Frank Fernandez pinch hits for Joe Grzenda (P) batting 9th
t5 1-5 2 --- O WSA F. Fernandez V. Blue 0% 95% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Senators' Paul Lindblad facing 9-1-2
Paul Lindblad replaces Frank Fernandez (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b5 5-1 0 --- O OAK V. Blue P. Lindblad -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 5-1 1 --- O OAK B. Campaneris P. Lindblad -0% 94% Groundout: SS-1B
b5 5-1 2 --- O OAK J. Rudi P. Lindblad -0% 94% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 6th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 1-2-3
t6 1-5 0 --- WSA D. Unser V. Blue -3% 91% Single to CF
t6 1-5 0 1-- O WSA D. Nelson V. Blue 2% 93% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
t6 1-5 1 1-- O WSA F. Howard V. Blue 2% 95% Strikeout
t6 1-5 2 1-- O WSA D. Billings V. Blue 1% 96% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Senators' Paul Lindblad facing 3-4-5
b6 5-1 0 --- O OAK R. Jackson P. Lindblad -0% 96% Flyball: RF
b6 5-1 1 --- O OAK M. Epstein P. Lindblad -0% 96% Strikeout
b6 5-1 2 --- OAK S. Bando P. Lindblad 0% 96% Walk
b6 5-1 2 1-- O OAK R. Monday P. Lindblad -0% 96% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 7th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 5-6-7
t7 1-5 0 --- O WSA D. Mincher V. Blue 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 1-5 1 --- O WSA P. Casanova V. Blue 1% 97% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t7 1-5 2 --- WSA L. Randle V. Blue -1% 97% Single to SS
t7 1-5 2 1-- O WSA T. Cullen V. Blue 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Senators' Casey Cox facing 7-8-9
Casey Cox replaces Paul Lindblad pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-1 0 --- OAK D. Duncan C. Cox 0% 98% Single to 3B
b7 5-1 0 1-- O OAK D. Green C. Cox -0% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 5-1 1 1-- O OAK V. Blue C. Cox -0% 98% Bunt Groundout: C-1B/Sacrifice; Duncan to 2B
b7 5-1 2 -2- O OAK B. Campaneris C. Cox -0% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 8th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 9-1-2
Elliott Maddox pinch hits for Casey Cox (P) batting 9th
t8 1-5 0 --- O WSA E. Maddox V. Blue 1% 98% Strikeout
t8 1-5 1 --- WSA D. Unser V. Blue -1% 97% Single to LF
t8 1-5 1 1-- O WSA D. Nelson V. Blue 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 1-5 2 1-- O WSA F. Howard V. Blue 1% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Ahead 5-1, Senators' Denny Riddleberger facing 2-3-4
Denny Riddleberger replaces Elliott Maddox (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b8 5-1 0 --- O OAK J. Rudi D. Riddleberger -0% 99% Popfly: 1B
b8 5-1 1 --- O OAK R. Jackson D. Riddleberger -0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 5-1 2 --- OAK M. Epstein D. Riddleberger 0% 99% Hit By Pitch
b8 5-1 2 1-- O OAK S. Bando D. Riddleberger -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.
Top of the 9th, Senators Batting, Behind 1-5, Athletics' Vida Blue facing 4-5-6
t9 1-5 0 --- WSA D. Billings V. Blue -2% 97% Single to 3B
t9 1-5 0 1-- O WSA D. Mincher V. Blue 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 1-5 1 1-- O WSA P. Casanova V. Blue 1% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 1-5 2 1-- O WSA L. Randle V. Blue 0% 100% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Senators 1, Athletics 5.

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