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Sunday April 19, 1970
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The Royals pushed across three runs in the 13th inning, with a freak play accounting for only one run on a double with the bases loaded, to defeat the Angels, 4-1. Ellie Rodriguez walked, Jim Rooker was hit by a pitch and George Spriggs beat out a bunt to open the stanza. After Rodriguez scored the tie-breaking run on a passed ball, Ed Kirkpatrick drew a pass to reload the sacks. Amos Otis then doubled to right-center field, scoring Rooker, but Spriggs, who had held up, was thrown out at the plate and Kirkpatrick was doubled up after rounding third base. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, California Angels 1

Game Played on Sunday, April 19, 1970 (Day game) at Anaheim Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0    3  -   4  7  1
Angels       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  -   1 12  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            5   1   1   0     1   2   .353      Alomar 2b             5   0   0   0     1   1   .333
Kirkpatrick 1b        5   0   1   0     1   1   .250      Fregosi ss            6   0   4   1     0   0   .400
Otis cf               5   1   2   1     0   1   .256      Voss rf               6   0   1   0     0   0   .300
Oliver 3b             6   0   2   1     0   1   .297      Johnson lf            6   0   2   0     0   0   .333
Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     2   0   .353      Johnstone cf          5   0   1   0     0   1   .444
Alcaraz 2b            6   0   0   0     0   1   .146      Repoz 1b              5   0   1   0     1   0   .250
Severson ss           4   0   0   0     0   0   .222      Rodriguez 3b          2   0   0   0     1   0   .268
  Keough ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .333        Reichardt ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Hernandez ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .111        Ruiz 3b             2   0   1   0     0   0   .333
Rodriguez c           4   1   0   0     1   2   .200      Egan c                3   0   0   0     0   0   .286
Drago p               3   0   0   0     0   3   .000        Spencer ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .389
  Rooker p            1   1   0   0     0   1   .500        Wright pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Azcue c             1   0   1   0     0   0   .211
                                                          Messersmith p         3   1   1   0     0   2   .182
                                                            Doyle p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            K. Tatum p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Cowan ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Fisher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hicks ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
                                                            Queen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Wolf p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               44   4   7   2     5  12             Totals               47   1  12   1     4   5

Time of Game: 3:36   Attendance: 11,643
Left on Base: Royals 8, Angels 12
DP: Royals 3, Angels 2
Errors: Severson, Fregosi, Repoz
Doubles: Oliver (3), Otis (2), Fregosi (4), Messersmith (1), Ruiz (1)
Stolen Bases: Otis (4)
Caught Stealing: Kirkpatrick (1), Rodriguez (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Otis (2), Johnstone (2)
GIDP: Johnson (3), Ruiz (1)
Hit by Pitch: Rooker (1,by Queen)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   9     8   1   1   4   4   0  38   3.00
Rooker W(1-0)           4     4   0   0   0   1   0  14   4.00
Totals                 13    12   1   1   4   5   0  52

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Messersmith             8     2   1   0   2   8   0  28   2.48
Doyle                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
K. Tatum                0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   0.00
Fisher                  2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6   0.00
Queen L(0-1)            1.2   5   3   3   3   1   0  12   6.43
Wolf                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
Totals                 13     7   4   3   5  12   0  51

Passed Balls: Azcue (6)
Hit by Pitch: Queen (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs was called out on strikes; Kirkpatrick was
called out on strikes; Otis flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar flied out to left; Fregosi grounded out
(shortstop to first); Voss made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver flied out to right; Piniella popped to first
in foul territory; Alcaraz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Johnson flied out to center; Johnstone flied out to
right; Repoz grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Severson grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
flied out to center; Drago struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Rodriguez walked; Egan flied out to center;
Messersmith struck out while Rodriguez was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Angels 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Spriggs grounded out (pitcher to first); Kirkpatrick
reached on an error by Repoz [Kirkpatrick to second]; Otis
singled to center [Kirkpatrick to third]; Otis stole second;
Oliver struck out while Kirkpatrick was picked off and caught
stealing home (catcher to third); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 4TH: Alomar struck out; Fregosi doubled to left; Voss
singled to center [Fregosi to third]; Johnson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Voss out at second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Piniella popped to first in foul territory; Alcaraz
flied out to left; Severson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 5TH: Johnstone struck out; Repoz singled to right;
Rodriguez reached on an error by Severson [Repoz to second];
Egan flied out to left; Messersmith struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Rodriguez lined to left; Drago struck out; Spriggs
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 6TH: Alomar grounded out (shortstop to first); Fregosi
singled to left; Voss flied out to left; Johnson flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Kirkpatrick singled to right; Otis out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Kirkpatrick to second];
Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); Piniella was walked
intentionally; Alcaraz flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 7TH: Johnstone flied out to right; Repoz flied out to
center; Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Severson flied out to center; Rodriguez struck out;
Drago was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 8TH: Egan grounded out (shortstop to first); Messersmith
doubled to left; Alomar flied out to center; Fregosi singled to
right [Messersmith scored]; Voss forced Fregosi (second to
shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Spriggs walked; DOYLE REPLACED MESSERSMITH
(PITCHING); Kirkpatrick grounded out (pitcher to second to
first) [Spriggs to second]; K. TATUM REPLACED DOYLE (PITCHING);
Otis reached on an error by Fregosi [Spriggs scored (unearned),
Otis to second]; Oliver grounded out (second to first); Piniella
flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
Angels 1.

ANGELS 9TH: Johnson singled to center; Johnstone out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Johnson to second]; Repoz was
walked intentionally; REICHARDT BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Reichardt
lined to center [Johnson to third]; SPENCER BATTED FOR EGAN;
Spencer was walked intentionally [Repoz to second]; COWAN BATTED
FOR K. TATUM; WRIGHT RAN FOR SPENCER; Cowan grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 1.

ROYALS 10TH: RUIZ REPLACED REICHARDT (PLAYING 3B); AZCUE
REPLACED WRIGHT (PLAYING C ); FISHER REPLACED COWAN (PITCHING);
Alcaraz grounded out (third to first); Severson lined to third;
Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 1.

ANGELS 10TH: Alomar walked; Fregosi singled to first [Alomar to
second]; ROOKER REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); Voss forced Alomar
(pitcher to third) [Fregosi to second]; Johnson flied out to
center; Johnstone forced Voss (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 1.

ROYALS 11TH: Rooker struck out; Spriggs struck out; Kirkpatrick
lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 1.

ANGELS 11TH: Repoz made an out to third; Ruiz doubled to right;
Azcue singled to right [Ruiz out at home (right to catcher)];
HICKS BATTED FOR FISHER; Hicks struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 1, Angels 1.

ROYALS 12TH: QUEEN REPLACED HICKS (PITCHING); Otis struck out;
Oliver doubled to right; Piniella was walked intentionally;
Alcaraz made an out to shortstop; KEOUGH BATTED FOR SEVERSON;
Keough lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels
1.

ANGELS 12TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED KEOUGH (PLAYING SS); Alomar made
an out to second; Fregosi grounded out (third to first); Voss
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Angels 1.

ROYALS 13TH: Rodriguez walked; Rooker was hit by a pitch
[Rodriguez to second]; Spriggs singled to pitcher [Rodriguez to
third, Rooker to second]; Azcue allowed a passed ball [Rodriguez
scored, Rooker to third, Spriggs to second]; Kirkpatrick walked;
Otis doubled to center [Rooker scored, Spriggs out at home
(right to second to catcher), Kirkpatrick out at third (catcher
to third), Otis to third]; Oliver singled to center [Otis
scored]; Piniella singled to center [Oliver to second]; WOLF
REPLACED QUEEN (PITCHING); Alcaraz forced Oliver (third
unassisted); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Angels 1.

ANGELS 13TH: Johnson singled to right; Johnstone singled to left
[Johnson to third]; Repoz made an out to second; Ruiz grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Johnstone out
at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Angels 1.



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