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Tuesday April 21, 1970
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Homers by Reggie Jackson and Don Mincher, each with a man on base, lifted the Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Royals. Mincher's round-tripper in the eighth inning made amends for a throwing error by the first baseman that allowed the Royals to take a 3-2 lead in the top half of the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 4, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Tuesday, April 21, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Royals       0  1  0    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   3  7  0
A's          0  2  0    0  0  0    0  2  x  -   4  7  4


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              3   1   3   0     1   0   .387      Alou lf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .278
Kirkpatrick 1b        3   0   0   0     0   2   .256      Monday cf             3   1   0   0     1   0   .347
Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .213      Pena ss               3   0   0   0     0   1   .371
Oliver 3b             3   1   0   0     1   1   .311      Mincher 1b            4   1   2   2     0   0   .216
Piniella lf           4   1   2   1     0   0   .326      Johnson 3b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .240
Alcaraz 2b            4   0   1   1     0   0   .143      Green 2b              3   1   1   0     1   0   .261
Hernandez ss          2   0   0   0     0   0   .095      Jackson rf            3   1   1   2     1   2   .125
  Spriggs ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .273      Duncan c              3   0   0   0     0   0   .214
  Schaal ss           1   0   1   0     0   0   .385      Hunter p              2   0   1   0     1   0   .222
Rodriguez c           3   0   0   0     0   0   .160
Morehead p            2   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Keough ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .286
  Rooker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0  1.000

Totals               31   3   7   2     2   5             Totals               29   4   7   4     4   3

Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance:  2,635
Left on Base: Royals 4, A's 6
DP: Royals 1, A's 1
Errors: Alou, Pena 2, Mincher
Doubles: Piniella (4)
Home Runs: Jackson (3), Mincher (4)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (5), Johnson (2), Jackson (4)
Caught Stealing: Kelly (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Kirkpatrick (1), Pena (1)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morehead                6     5   2   2   2   1   1  24   2.81
Rooker L(1-1)           1.1   1   2   2   2   1   1   7   5.23
Drabowsky               0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.93
Totals                  8     7   4   4   4   3   2  34

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter W(3-1)           9     7   3   1   2   5   0  34   1.16
Totals                  9     7   3   1   2   5   0  34

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to right; Kelly was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Kirkpatrick struck out; Otis
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Alou singled to right; Monday forced Alou
(shortstop to second); Pena grounded out (second to first)
[Monday to second]; Mincher grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver struck out; Piniella singled to left
[Piniella to second (error by Alou)]; Alcaraz singled to left
[Piniella scored (unearned), Alcaraz out at third (left to
second to first to third)]; Hernandez flied out to center; 1 R
(0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Johnson grounded out (second to first); Green
walked; Jackson homered [Green scored]; Duncan grounded out
(third to first); Hunter singled to right; Alou singled to left
[Hunter to second]; Monday grounded out (shortstop to first); 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Morehead
lined to center; Kelly walked; Kelly stole second; Kirkpatrick
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Pena flied out to right; Mincher singled to
right; Johnson forced Mincher (shortstop to second); Johnson
stole second; Green grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis reached on an error by Pena; Oliver grounded
out (second to first) [Otis to second]; Piniella flied out to
right; Alcaraz flied to left in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Jackson walked; Jackson stole second; Duncan hit
into a double play (center to third) [Jackson out at third];
Hunter grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Hernandez grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
flied out to center; Morehead grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Alou made an out to shortstop; Monday popped to
third in foul territory; Pena struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly singled to right; Kirkpatrick hit into a
double play (first to pitcher) [Kelly out at second]; Otis
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Mincher flied out to right; Johnson grounded out
(third to first); Green grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Oliver walked; Piniella doubled to right [Oliver
scored]; Alcaraz flied out to center; SPRIGGS BATTED FOR
HERNANDEZ; Spriggs struck out; Rodriguez reached on an error by
Pena [Piniella to third]; KEOUGH BATTED FOR MOREHEAD; Keough
struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: ROOKER REPLACED KEOUGH (PITCHING); SCHAAL
REPLACED SPRIGGS (PLAYING SS); Jackson struck out; Duncan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hunter walked; Alou forced
Hunter (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2,
Athletics 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Kelly singled to right; Kirkpatrick out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Kelly to second]; Otis grounded
out (third to first) [Kelly scored (error by Mincher)
(unearned)]; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Monday walked; Pena out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Monday to second]; Mincher homered [Monday
scored]; DRABOWSKY REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Johnson made an
out to first; Green singled to right; Jackson struck out; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Athletics 4.

ROYALS 9TH: Piniella flied out to center; Alcaraz popped to
third in foul territory; Schaal singled to left [Schaal out at
second (left to second)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3,
Athletics 4.



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