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Wednesday April 22, 1970
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After yielding only one hit in the first seven innings, Wally Bunker drew his fourth straight defeat when the Athletics scored twice in the eighth to nip the Royals, 2-1. Ed Kirkpatrick homered for the Royals' run off Al Downing in the seventh.

Dave Duncan, who doubled in the fifth for the A's earlier hit, singled to open the eighth and gave way on the paths to Sal Bando. Following a sacrifice by Downing, Felipe Alou and Rick Monday singled to load the bases. Bob Johnson replaced Bunker and uncorked a wild pitch, letting Bando score. Ken Wright then took over and the deciding run counted when Don Mincher hit a sacrifice fly. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 2, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Wednesday, April 22, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

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


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .343      Alou lf               4   1   1   0     0   1   .276
Kirkpatrick 1b        3   1   1   1     1   1   .261      Monday cf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .346
  Spriggs pr          0   0   0   0     0   0   .273      Pena ss               3   0   0   0     1   0   .342
Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .196      Mincher 1b            1   0   0   1     2   0   .211
Oliver 3b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .292      Johnson 3b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .207
Piniella lf           3   0   1   0     0   0   .326      Green 2b              2   0   0   0     1   1   .250
Alcaraz 2b            3   0   0   0     0   1   .135      Jackson rf            3   0   0   0     0   1   .118
Hernandez ss          3   0   1   0     0   0   .125      Duncan c              3   0   2   0     0   0   .258
Campanis c            3   0   0   0     0   0   .154        Bando pr            0   1   0   0     0   0   .250
Bunker p              1   0   0   0     1   0   .200        Fernandez c         0   0   0   0     0   0   .083
  Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Downing p             2   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000

Totals               28   1   3   1     2   5             Totals               25   2   4   1     5   3

Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance:  5,277
Left on Base: Royals 2, A's 6
DP: Royals 0, A's 0
Doubles: Duncan (1)
Home Runs: Kirkpatrick (2)
Caught Stealing: Hernandez (1), Piniella (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Downing (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Mincher (1)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bunker L(0-4)           7.1   4   2   2   4   3   0  29   8.18
Johnson                 0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1   5.40
Wright                  0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Totals                  8     4   2   2   5   3   0  32

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Downing W(2-1)          9     3   1   1   2   5   1  30   2.84
Totals                  9     3   1   1   2   5   1  30

Wild Pitches: Bunker (1), Johnson (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (pitcher to first); Kirkpatrick
was called out on strikes; Otis flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Alou was called out on strikes; Monday walked;
Bunker threw a wild pitch [Monday to second]; Pena reached on a
fielder's choice [Monday out at third (shortstop to third)];
Mincher walked [Pena to second]; Johnson grounded out (catcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Piniella grounded out (first unassisted); Alcaraz flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Green struck out; Jackson grounded out (first
unassisted); Duncan flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hernandez singled to right; Hernandez was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Campanis flied out to
center; Bunker made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Downing flied to right in foul territory; Alou
popped to first in foul territory; Monday flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Kelly struck out; Kirkpatrick grounded out (first
unassisted); Otis grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Pena popped to first in foul territory; Mincher
flied out to right; Johnson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Oliver lined to right; Piniella singled to left;
Piniella was caught stealing second (catcher to second to
first); Alcaraz was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Green walked; Jackson struck out; Duncan doubled
to center [Green to third]; Downing grounded out (pitcher to
first); Alou made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); Campanis flied out to center; Bunker walked; Kelly
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Monday grounded out (second to first); Pena lined
to center; Mincher walked; Mincher was out trying to advance to
second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Athletics 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Kirkpatrick homered; Otis grounded out (first
unassisted); Oliver struck out; Piniella made an out to second;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); Green
grounded out (first unassisted); Jackson flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Alcaraz grounded out (shortstop to first); Hernandez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Campanis popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Duncan singled to left; BANDO RAN FOR DUNCAN;
Downing out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Bando to
second]; Alou singled to left [Bando stayed at second]; Monday
singled to left [Bando to third, Alou to second]; JOHNSON
REPLACED BUNKER (PITCHING); Johnson threw a wild pitch [Bando
scored, Alou to third, Monday to second]; Pena walked; WRIGHT
REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Mincher hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Alou scored]; Johnson grounded out (second to first); 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 9TH: FERNANDEZ REPLACED BANDO (PLAYING C ); TAYLOR BATTED
FOR WRIGHT; Taylor struck out; Kelly grounded out (second to
first); Kirkpatrick walked; SPRIGGS RAN FOR KIRKPATRICK; Otis
forced Spriggs (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Athletics 2.



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