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Thursday April 9, 1970
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Bill Butler and Dave Morehead combined to pitch the Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Athletics. Butler gave up three hits before a blister on the index finger of his pitching hand forced him to yield the mound to Morehead with a man on base and none out in the seventh inning. Morehead gave up two hits the rest of the way.

The A's scored an unearned run in the ninth to break the club record streak of 21 shutout innings by the Royals' staff. The Royals counted twice in the first inning on a single by Pat Kelly, double by Ed Kirkpatrick and a wild pitch. Jim Campanis hit his first A.L. homer to account for the other run in the fifth. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 3, Oakland Athletics 1

Game Played on Thursday, April 9, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

A's          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  5  1
Royals       2  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   3  7  2


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   1   2   0     0   1   .214      Kelly rf              4   1   1   0     0   0   .333
Monday cf             4   0   1   0     1   1   .400      Kirkpatrick 1b        3   1   1   1     0   0   .250
Alou lf               5   0   1   1     0   0   .214        Fiore 1b            0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
Jackson rf            3   0   0   0     2   2   .100      Otis cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .417
Bando 3b              4   0   0   0     1   2   .250      Oliver 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .250
Green 2b              3   0   1   0     1   0   .250      Piniella lf           4   0   2   0     0   0   .286
Rudi 1b               3   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Alcaraz 2b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .091
  Mincher ph,1b       0   0   0   0     1   0   .250      Hernandez ss          3   0   0   0     1   0   .000
Fernandez c           2   0   0   0     1   0   .000      Campanis c            3   1   1   1     0   1   .200
  Francona ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Morehead p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Duncan c            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Butler p              1   0   0   0     1   1   .000
Dobson p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Rodriguez c         1   0   1   0     0   0   .200
  Johnson ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Pena ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   1   5   1     8   7             Totals               31   3   7   2     3   4

Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance:  7,529
Left on Base: A's 13, Royals 7
DP: A's 0, Royals 1
Errors: Bando, Oliver, Hernandez
Doubles: Monday (2), Campaneris (1), Kirkpatrick (1), Piniella (1)
Home Runs: Campanis (1)
Stolen Bases: Green (2), Campaneris 2 (2), Monday (1), Kirkpatrick (1), Otis (1)
GIDP: Alou (1)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(0-1)           6     6   3   3   2   3   1  26   4.50
Grant                   2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8   0.00
Totals                  8     7   3   3   3   4   1  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler W(1-0)           6     3   0   0   6   5   0  27   0.00
Morehead SV(1)          3     2   1   0   2   2   0  14   0.00
Totals                  9     5   1   0   8   7   0  41

Wild Pitches: Dobson (1)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris struck out; Monday doubled to left;
Alou made an out to third; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: On a bunt Kelly singled to third; Kirkpatrick
doubled to center [Kelly scored]; Kirkpatrick stole third; Otis
flied out to left; Dobson threw a wild pitch [Kirkpatrick
scored]; Oliver struck out; Piniella singled to right; Alcaraz
flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando struck out; Green walked; Green stole
second; Rudi struck out; Fernandez walked; Dobson made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Campanis flied out to left; Butler struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Campaneris doubled to center; Monday reached on
an error by Hernandez [Campaneris stayed at second]; Campaneris
stole third and Monday stole second; Alou flied out to left;
Jackson walked; Bando struck out; Green made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly flied out to left; Kirkpatrick flied out to
right; Otis singled to right; Otis stole second; Oliver grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Rudi made an out to second; Fernandez flied out
to center; Dobson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella grounded out (second to first); Alcaraz
made an out to shortstop; Hernandez grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Campaneris singled to center; Campaneris stole
second; Monday walked; Alou grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Campaneris to third, Monday out at
second]; Jackson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Campanis homered; Butler walked; Kelly flied out to
left; Kirkpatrick flied out to left; Otis flied out to center; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: FIORE REPLACED KIRKPATRICK (PLAYING 1B); Bando
walked; Green popped to first in foul territory; Rudi made an
out to second; Fernandez flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver flied out to right; Piniella doubled to left;
Alcaraz grounded out (second to first); Hernandez walked;
Campanis struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals
3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: JOHNSON BATTED FOR DOBSON; Johnson walked;
MOREHEAD REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); RODRIGUEZ REPLACED BUTLER
(PLAYING C ); Campaneris lined to right; Monday struck out; Alou
forced Johnson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: GRANT REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Rodriguez singled
to left [Rodriguez to second (error by Bando)]; Kelly grounded
out (pitcher to first) [Rodriguez to third]; Fiore walked; Otis
flied out to center; Oliver forced Fiore (third to second); 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Jackson was called out on strikes; Bando grounded
out (pitcher to first); Green singled to left; MINCHER BATTED
FOR RUDI; Mincher walked [Green to second]; FRANCONA BATTED FOR
FERNANDEZ; Francona flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 0, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: DUNCAN REPLACED FRANCONA (PLAYING C ); MINCHER
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Piniella grounded out (second to
first); Alcaraz struck out; Hernandez grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 3.

ATHLETICS 9TH: PENA BATTED FOR GRANT; Pena flied out to right;
Campaneris reached on an error by Oliver; Monday grounded out
(third to first) [Campaneris to second]; Alou singled to left
[Campaneris scored (unearned)]; Jackson walked [Alou to second];
Bando popped to first in foul territory; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 3.



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