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Wednesday April 8, 1970
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The four-hit pitching of Dick Drago featured the Royals' 2-0 victory over the Athletics. The Royals nicked Catfish Hunter for their first run in the fourth inning on singles by Amos Otis and Ed Kirkpatrick around an infield out. A double by Bob Oliver, an infield out and a squeeze bunt by Luis Alcaraz produced the other run off reliever Diego Segui in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Oakland Athletics 0

Game Played on Wednesday, April 8, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

A's          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  2
Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  x  -   2  6  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   0   0   0     0   1   .111      Kelly rf              2   0   0   0     2   1   .400
Monday cf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .500      Schaal 3b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .250
Alou lf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .222      Otis cf               4   1   2   0     0   0   .500
Jackson rf            3   0   0   0     1   0   .143      Oliver 1b             4   1   1   0     0   1   .375
Bando 3b              3   0   2   0     0   0   .375      Kirkpatrick lf        4   0   1   1     0   1   .200
Mincher 1b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .250      Alcaraz 2b            3   0   1   1     0   0   .143
Green 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .222      Hernandez ss          4   0   0   0     0   2   .000
Fernandez c           0   0   0   0     3   0   .000      Campanis c            2   0   0   0     1   0   .000
  Odom pr             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Spriggs pr          0   0   0   0     0   0  1.000
  Duncan c            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Rodriguez c         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Hunter p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   2   .000
  Francona ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Segui p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               28   0   4   0     5   4             Totals               29   2   6   2     3   8

Time of Game: 2:03   Attendance:  8,668
Left on Base: A's 7, Royals 8
DP: A's 0, Royals 1
Errors: Campaneris, Monday
Doubles: Schaal (1), Oliver (1)
Stolen Bases: Bando (1), Green (1), Kelly 2 (2), Spriggs (1)
Caught Stealing: Jackson (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Bando (1), Drago (1), Alcaraz (1)
GIDP: Mincher (1)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(0-1)           6     5   1   1   1   8   0  25   1.50
Segui                   2     1   1   1   2   0   0   9   4.50
Totals                  8     6   2   2   3   8   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago W(1-0)            9     4   0   0   5   4   0  34   0.00
Totals                  9     4   0   0   5   4   0  34

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Larry Napp


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to center; Monday singled to
left; Alou flied out to right; Jackson popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly struck out; Schaal made an out to second; Otis
singled to left [Otis to second (error by Monday)]; Oliver was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando singled to right; Bando stole second;
Mincher was called out on strikes; Green made an out to
shortstop; Fernandez walked; Hunter forced Fernandez (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick struck out; Alcaraz grounded out
(pitcher to first); Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris struck out; Monday walked; Alou
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Monday to second]; Jackson
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Campanis grounded out (pitcher to first); Drago was
called out on strikes; Kelly walked; Kelly stole second; Schaal
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando singled to center; Mincher grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Bando out at second];
Green singled to left; Green stole second; Fernandez walked;
Hunter struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis singled to center; Oliver grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Otis to second]; Kirkpatrick singled to
right [Otis scored]; Alcaraz reached on an error by Campaneris
[Kirkpatrick to third]; On a bunt Hernandez made an out to
catcher (catcher to second); Campanis grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Campaneris lined to left; Monday flied out to
left; Alou popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Drago struck out; Kelly made an out to third; Schaal
doubled to right; Otis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Jackson walked; Bando out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Jackson to second]; Jackson was picked off
and caught stealing third (catcher to shortstop); Mincher popped
to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver popped to catcher in foul territory;
Kirkpatrick flied to right in foul territory; Alcaraz singled to
left; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Green grounded out (shortstop to first);
Fernandez walked; FRANCONA BATTED FOR HUNTER; ODOM RAN FOR
FERNANDEZ; Francona was called out on strikes; Campaneris
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: DUNCAN REPLACED ODOM (PLAYING C ); SEGUI REPLACED
FRANCONA (PITCHING); Campanis walked; SPRIGGS RAN FOR CAMPANIS;
Drago out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Spriggs to
second]; Spriggs stole third; Kelly was walked intentionally;
Kelly stole second; Schaal grounded out (third to first); Otis
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 0, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: RODRIGUEZ REPLACED SPRIGGS (PLAYING C ); Monday
made an out to second; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first);
Jackson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: Oliver doubled to left; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(first unassisted) [Oliver to third]; Alcaraz out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Oliver scored]; Hernandez flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Bando made an out to first; Mincher grounded out
(catcher to first); Green grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.



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