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Friday April 17, 1970
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The hitting of George Spriggs and Bob Oliver paced the Royals to a 7-5 victory over the Angels. Spriggs collected four hits in five trips and scored three runs. Oliver drove in three with a triple and a sacrifice fly. Jay Johnstone, who batted in four runs for the Angels, tied the score at 5-5 in the fifth inning by hitting a homer with two men on base. The Royals broke away in the seventh when Spriggs singled, took third on a single by Ed Kirkpatrick and counted on a sacrifice fly by Amos Otis. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 7, California Angels 5

Game Played on Friday, April 17, 1970 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

Royals       1  1  1    0  2  0    1  0  1  -   7 10  1
Angels       0  0  2    0  3  0    0  0  0  -   5  7  3


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            5   3   4   0     0   1   .625      Alomar 2b             5   1   1   0     0   1   .341
Kirkpatrick 1b        4   1   2   0     0   0   .259      Fregosi ss            3   2   0   0     1   1   .343
  Schaal 3b           1   0   0   0     0   0   .300      Voss rf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .303
Otis cf               4   0   0   1     0   2   .267      Johnson lf            4   1   2   1     0   1   .343
Oliver 3b,1b          3   0   1   3     0   0   .222      Johnstone cf          4   1   3   4     0   0   .550
Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .370      Repoz 1b              3   0   1   0     0   0   .258
Alcaraz 2b            3   1   1   0     1   0   .194        Cowan ph,1b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Severson ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .300      Azcue c               4   0   0   0     0   1   .189
Rodriguez c           2   1   0   0     1   0   .200      Rodriguez 3b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .314
Morehead p            2   1   0   0     1   1   .000      Murphy p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .000
  Rooker p            1   0   1   1     0   0  1.000        Fisher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Doyle p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Reichardt ph        0   0   0   0     1   0   .333

Totals               33   7  10   5     3   4             Totals               35   5   7   5     2   6

Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 24,154
Left on Base: Royals 5, Angels 5
DP: Royals 0, Angels 2
Errors: Morehead, Alomar, Voss, Johnson
Triples: Oliver (2)
Home Runs: Johnstone (2)
Stolen Bases: Otis (3)
Caught Stealing: Spriggs (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Oliver (1), Otis (1)
GIDP: Morehead (1), Severson (1)
Hit by Pitch: Rodriguez (1,by Murphy)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morehead W(1-0)         7     7   5   3   1   5   1  30   2.70
Rooker SV(1)            2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7   7.20
Totals                  9     7   5   3   2   6   1  37

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Murphy L(1-1)           6.1   8   6   4   2   3   0  29   5.29
Fisher                  1.2   1   1   0   1   0   0   7   0.00
Doyle                   1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                  9    10   7   4   3   4   0  39

Passed Balls: Azcue 2 (5)
Hit by Pitch: Murphy (1)
Balks: Doyle (1)

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Ed Runge, 3B - Bill Haller


ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs singled to center; Kirkpatrick singled to
right [Spriggs scored (error by Voss) (unearned)]; Otis forced
Kirkpatrick (third to second); Otis stole second; Oliver
grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella popped to first in
foul territory; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar struck out; Fregosi was called out on
strikes; Voss made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Angels 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Alcaraz walked; Luis Alcaraz got ball 4 when Tom
Murphy went to his mouth; Severson singled to center
[Alcaraz to second]; Rodriguez was hit by a pitch [Alcaraz to
third, Severson to second]; Morehead grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Alcaraz scored, Severson to third,
Rodriguez out at second]; Spriggs struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 2, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Johnson lined to right; Johnstone singled to right;
Repoz singled to right [Johnstone to second]; Azcue struck out;
Rodriguez popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 2, Angels 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Kirkpatrick reached on an error by Alomar; Otis
lined to left [Kirkpatrick to third (error by Johnson)]; Oliver
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Kirkpatrick scored (unearned)];
Piniella grounded out (third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 2 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 3, Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Murphy grounded out (shortstop to first); Alomar
singled to third; Fregosi reached on an error by Morehead
[Alomar to second]; Voss flied out to center [Alomar to third];
Johnson singled to right [Alomar scored (unearned), Fregosi to
third]; Johnstone singled to left [Fregosi scored (unearned),
Johnson to third]; Repoz made an out to shortstop; 2 R (0 ER), 3
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3, Angels 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Alcaraz singled to left; Severson grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Alcaraz out at second];
Rodriguez flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3,
Angels 2.

ANGELS 4TH: Azcue flied out to left; Rodriguez flied out to
right; Murphy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3,
Angels 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Morehead walked; Spriggs singled to center [Morehead
to second]; Azcue allowed a passed ball [Morehead to third,
Spriggs to second]; Kirkpatrick flied out to center; Otis struck
out; Oliver tripled to right [Morehead scored, Spriggs scored];
Piniella flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5,
Angels 2.

ANGELS 5TH: Alomar grounded out (second to first); Fregosi
walked; Voss lined to center; Johnson singled to left [Fregosi
to second]; Johnstone homered [Fregosi scored, Johnson scored];
Repoz flied out to right; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Angels 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Alcaraz flied out to left; Severson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Rodriguez grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Angels 5.

ANGELS 6TH: Azcue flied out to right; Rodriguez made an out to
second; Murphy struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Angels 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Morehead was called out on strikes; Spriggs singled
to right; Kirkpatrick singled to right [Spriggs to third];
FISHER REPLACED MURPHY (PITCHING); Otis hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Spriggs scored, Kirkpatrick to second]; Oliver flied out
to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 6, Angels 5.

ANGELS 7TH: Alomar flied out to left; Fregosi flied out to left;
Voss grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 6, Angels 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Alcaraz
flied out to center; Severson popped to first in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Angels 5.

ANGELS 8TH: SCHAAL REPLACED KIRKPATRICK (PLAYING 3B); OLIVER
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); ROOKER REPLACED MOREHEAD
(PITCHING); Johnson struck out; Johnstone flied out to right;
COWAN BATTED FOR REPOZ; Cowan lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 6, Angels 5.

ROYALS 9TH: COWAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Rodriguez walked;
Azcue allowed a passed ball [Rodriguez to second]; Rooker
singled to left [Rodriguez scored (unearned)]; DOYLE REPLACED
FISHER (PITCHING); Doyle balked [Rooker to second]; Spriggs
singled to pitcher [Rooker to third]; Schaal reached on a
fielder's choice [Rooker out at home (shortstop to catcher to
third), Spriggs to second]; Spriggs was caught stealing third
(catcher to third); Royals Manager Charlie Metro ejected by
3B umpire Bill Haller; Otis struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 7, Angels 5.

ANGELS 9TH: Azcue made an out to second; Rodriguez flied out to
left; REICHARDT BATTED FOR DOYLE; Reichardt walked; Alomar lined
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 7, Angels 5.



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