Oakland Athletics vs Cleveland Indians
May 23, 1975 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 23, 1975 at Cleveland Stadium. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Cleveland Indians and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Oakland Athletics 3, Cleveland Indians 0

Oakland Athletics ab r h rbi
North cf 4 0 1 0
Bando 3b 4 0 0 0
Jackson rf 4 0 0 0
Rudi 1b 4 1 2 1
Williams dh 4 0 0 0
Tenace c 3 0 2 0
Hopkins pr 0 1 0 0
Fosse c 0 0 0 0
Washington lf 4 0 1 1
Campaneris ss 4 1 2 1
Garner 2b 2 0 1 0
Holt ph 1 0 0 0
Martinez 2b 0 0 0 0
Siebert p 0 0 0 0
Todd p 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 3 9 3
Cleveland Indians ab r h rbi
Bell 3b 4 0 1 0
Manning rf 4 0 1 0
Hendrick cf 3 0 0 0
Powell 1b 3 0 0 0
McCraw 1b 0 0 0 0
Robinson dh 3 0 0 0
Carty lf 3 0 0 0
Brohamer 2b 3 0 0 0
Duffy ss 3 0 1 0
Ashby c 2 0 0 0
Gamble ph 1 0 0 0
Perry p 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 0 3 0
Oakland 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Siebert W (1-0) 5.0 1 0 0 0 3
Todd SV (5) 4.0 2 0 0 0 2
Totals 9.0 3 0 0 0 5
Cleveland Indians IP H R ER BB SO
Perry L (5-6) 9.0 9 3 3 1 5
Totals 9.0 9 3 3 1 5

E –None. DP –Oakland 1. 2B –Oakland Tenace 2 (6,off G Perry 2); Garner (5,off G Perry); Rudi (12,off G Perry). HR –Oakland Campaneris (1,3rd inning off G Perry 0 on, 0 out); Rudi (5,4th inning off G Perry 0 on, 1 out). SB –Hopkins (7,2nd base off G Perry/Ashby). CS –C Washington (4,2nd base by G Perry/Ashby). U-HP –Joe Brinkman, 1B –Terry Cooney, 2B –Nestor Chylak, 3B –Larry McCoy. T –2:10. A –15,608.

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