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Monday April 20, 1970
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After Ed Kirkpatrick and Bob Oliver combined to save the Royals from defeat, Kirkpatrick tripled and scored on an error in the 11th inning and Oliver followed with his second homer of the game to beat the Athletics, 4-2. Dick Green and Dave Duncan homered for the A's, but a possible shutout victory slipped from Blue Moon Odom's hands when Kirkpatrick singled in the ninth and Oliver tied the score with a two-out homer.

After Kirkpatrick's triple in the 11th, Amos Otis walked. Otis then stole second and when Duncan threw wildly, Kirkpatrick scored. Otis reached third but was out when Oliver missed an attempted squeeze bunt. Quickly making amends, Oliver hit a home run on the next pitch. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Monday, April 20, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  2  -   4  7  1
A's          0  1  0    0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  -   2 11  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            4   0   0   0     1   2   .286      Alou lf               5   0   0   0     0   0   .260
Kirkpatrick 1b        4   2   2   0     1   1   .275      Monday cf             4   0   0   0     1   1   .370
Otis cf               4   0   0   0     1   1   .233      Pena ss               5   0   3   0     0   0   .406
Oliver 3b             5   2   3   3     0   1   .333      Johnson 3b            5   0   2   0     0   0   .286
Piniella lf           5   0   0   0     0   1   .308      Mincher 1b            5   0   0   0     0   1   .182
Alcaraz 2b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .133      Green 2b              5   1   2   1     0   0   .256
Severson ss           1   0   1   0     0   0   .263      Jackson rf            5   0   1   0     0   2   .111
  Hernandez ss        1   0   0   0     0   0   .105      Duncan c              4   1   2   1     1   1   .240
  Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .321      Odom p                3   0   1   0     0   1   .182
  Campanis c          1   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Francona ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Rodriguez c           2   0   0   0     0   2   .182        Segui p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Fiore ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Fingers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Schaal ss           1   0   1   0     0   0   .333        Tartabull ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Butler p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .000
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0  1.000
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hedlund p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               38   4   7   3     3  13             Totals               43   2  11   2     2   6

Time of Game: 3:02   Attendance:  2,631
Left on Base: Royals 4, A's 10
DP: Royals 1, A's 0
Errors: Schaal, Duncan
Doubles: Jackson (1)
Triples: Kirkpatrick (1)
Home Runs: Oliver 2 (2), Green (1), Duncan (2)
Caught Stealing: Johnson (1)
GIDP: Johnson (1)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler                  7.1   7   2   2   1   5   2  29   2.95
Wright                  1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5   0.00
Drabowsky               0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3   1.00
Hedlund W(1-0)          2     2   0   0   0   1   0   8   0.00
Totals                 11    11   2   2   2   6   2  45

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Odom                    9     4   2   2   2  13   1  32   3.91
Segui L(0-1)            1.1   2   1   1   1   0   0   7   2.89
Fingers                 0.2   1   1   1   0   0   1   2   5.14
Totals                 11     7   4   4   3  13   2  41

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Bob Stewart, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Merle Anthony


ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs flied out to left; Kirkpatrick walked; Otis
struck out; Oliver singled to left [Kirkpatrick to second];
Piniella flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Alou flied to left in foul territory; Monday
grounded out (third to first); Pena singled to third; Johnson
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Alcaraz made an out to second; Severson singled to
third; Rodriguez struck out; Butler struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: HERNANDEZ REPLACED SEVERSON (PLAYING SS); Mincher
was called out on strikes; Green homered; Jackson grounded out
(second to first); Duncan made an out to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Spriggs struck out; Kirkpatrick struck out; Otis
popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Odom struck out; Alou grounded out (third to
first); Monday struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver struck out; Piniella was called out on
strikes; Alcaraz struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Pena singled to shortstop; Johnson singled to
center [Pena to third]; Mincher lined to second; Green popped to
first in foul territory; Jackson was called out on strikes; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rodriguez was called out on strikes; Butler struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Duncan was called out on strikes; Odom lined to
first; Alou flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Spriggs walked; Spriggs was picked off first
(pitcher to first); Kirkpatrick flied out to right; Otis
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Monday grounded out (pitcher to first); Pena
singled to left; Johnson grounded into a double play (second to
first) [Pena out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); Piniella
grounded out (shortstop to first); Alcaraz flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Mincher flied out to center; Green grounded out
(third to first); Jackson grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ROYALS 8TH: KELLY BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Kelly struck out; FIORE
BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Fiore struck out; Butler grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: CAMPANIS REPLACED KELLY (PLAYING C ); SCHAAL
REPLACED FIORE (PLAYING SS); Duncan homered; Odom singled to
right; Alou flied out to left; Monday walked [Odom to second];
WRIGHT REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Pena made an out to second;
Johnson flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 2.

ROYALS 9TH: Spriggs struck out; Kirkpatrick singled to right;
Otis lined to shortstop [Kirkpatrick stayed at first]; Oliver
homered [Kirkpatrick scored]; Piniella flied out to center; 2 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Mincher made an out to third; On a bunt Green
singled to third; Dick Green's bunt foul, then rolled
fair; Jackson doubled to left [Green to third]; DRABOWSKY
REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); Duncan was walked intentionally;
FRANCONA BATTED FOR ODOM; Francona flied to left in foul
territory; Alou grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Royals 2, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 10TH: SEGUI REPLACED FRANCONA (PITCHING); Alcaraz lined
to first; Campanis lined to second; Schaal singled to left;
TAYLOR BATTED FOR DRABOWSKY; Taylor grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 10TH: HEDLUND REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Monday made
an out to first; Pena flied out to right; Johnson singled to
shortstop; Johnson was caught stealing second but was safe at
second (error by Schaal; assist by Campanis); Mincher grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2,
Athletics 2.

ROYALS 11TH: Spriggs popped to first in foul territory;
Kirkpatrick tripled to left; Otis walked; Rollie Fingers
entered with 2-0 count on Amos Otis; Royals coach Joe Schultz
complained that Angels manager John McNamara had already talked
to Diego Segui with Amos Otis at bat, so Segui came back to
finish the walk to Otis on 2 more pitches; FINGERS REPLACED
SEGUI (PITCHING); Otis was picked off first but was safe on an
error by Duncan [Otis to second, Kirkpatrick scored]; Otis was
out trying to advance to third (catcher to third); Oliver
homered; Piniella grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 4, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 11TH: Green flied out to left; Jackson struck out;
Duncan singled to left; TARTABULL BATTED FOR FINGERS; Tartabull
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Athletics 2.



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