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Friday April 24, 1970
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In a battle of seven homers, the Orioles defeated the Royals, 7-5. Mike Cuellar, Frank Robinson and Boog Powell connected for the Orioles, while the Royals had two homers by Bob Oliver and one apiece by Jackie Hernandez and Amos Otis.

Robinson started the scoring with a two-run double in the first inning. Cuellar hit his round-tripper with a man on base in the second to send the Orioles ahead, 4-1. However, the Royals began their bombardment and consecutive homers by Otis and Oliver in the sixth put them ahead, 5-4. The Orioles responded with back-to-back blows by Robinson and Powell in the seventh and added their final run on a single by Robinson and double by Powell in the ninth. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 7, Kansas City Royals 5

Game Played on Friday, April 24, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Orioles      2  2  0    0  0  0    2  0  1  -   7 11  2
Royals       1  1  1    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   5  9  0


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             4   1   1   0     1   0   .224      Kelly rf              4   1   1   0     1   1   .333
Belanger ss           4   1   0   0     0   1   .148      Kirkpatrick 1b        5   0   0   0     0   0   .235
F. Robinson rf        4   2   3   3     1   0   .386      Otis cf               3   1   2   1     1   0   .222
Powell 1b             5   1   2   2     0   1   .196      Oliver 3b             4   2   2   3     0   0   .308
Blair cf              5   0   0   0     0   3   .255      Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   0   .320
B. Robinson 3b        4   0   1   0     0   1   .302      Alcaraz 2b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .143
Johnson 2b            3   1   1   0     1   0   .370      Hernandez ss          3   1   2   1     0   0   .185
Hendricks c           4   0   2   0     0   0   .250        Spriggs ph          0   0   0   0     0   0   .273
Cuellar p             2   1   1   2     0   1   .100        Schaal ph,ss        1   0   0   0     0   1   .357
  Hardin p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Rodriguez c           3   0   0   0     0   1   .143
  Richert p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Taylor ph,c         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                          Drago p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hedlund p           2   0   0   0     0   2   .000
                                                            Drabowsky p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .500
                                                            Fiore ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000

Totals               36   7  11   7     3   8             Totals               36   5   9   5     2   6

Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance:  9,011
Left on Base: Orioles 7, Royals 6
DP: Orioles 0, Royals 1
Errors: Powell, B. Robinson
Doubles: F. Robinson (4), Johnson (5), B. Robinson (5), Powell (1)
Home Runs: Cuellar (1), F. Robinson (3), Powell (3), Hernandez (1), Oliver 2 (4), Otis (1)
Caught Stealing: Kelly (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Cuellar (1)
Hit by Pitch: Belanger (1,by Drago)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cuellar                 5     6   5   4   1   3   4  22   4.15
Hardin W(1-1)           2.1   3   0   0   1   1   0  11   2.53
Richert SV(3)           1.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   5   0.00
Totals                  9     9   5   4   2   6   4  38

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   1.1   4   4   4   1   1   1  10   4.26
Hedlund L(1-1)          5     5   2   2   2   2   2  21   2.57
Drabowsky               2.2   2   1   1   0   5   0  10   1.46
Totals                  9    11   7   7   3   8   3  41

Hit by Pitch: Drago (2)

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford singled to center; Belanger was hit by a
pitch [Buford to second]; F. Robinson doubled to left [Buford
scored, Belanger scored]; Powell grounded out (second to first)
[F. Robinson to third]; Blair was called out on strikes; B.
Robinson flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Kelly was picked off and caught
stealing second but was safe at second (error by Powell);
Kirkpatrick flied out to left; Otis singled to left [Kelly to
third]; Oliver reached on an error by B. Robinson [Kelly scored
(unearned), Otis to second]; Piniella popped to catcher in foul
territory [Otis to third]; Alcaraz forced Oliver (shortstop to
second); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 2, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: Johnson doubled to left; Hendricks made an out to
shortstop; Cuellar homered [Johnson scored]; Buford walked;
HEDLUND REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); Belanger made an out to
second; F. Robinson walked [Buford to second]; Powell was called
out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Hernandez homered; Rodriguez grounded out (third to
first); Hedlund struck out; Kelly was called out on strikes; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 2.

ORIOLES 3RD: Blair flied out to left; B. Robinson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); Otis
grounded out (third to first); Oliver homered; Piniella grounded
out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 4TH: Hendricks singled; Cuellar out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Hendricks to second]; Buford popped to
third in foul territory; Belanger lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Alcaraz made an out to shortstop; Hernandez grounded
out (third to first); Rodriguez flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 5TH: F. Robinson popped to catcher in foul territory;
Powell flied out to left; Blair popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Hedlund struck out; Kelly singled to center; Kelly
was picked off first (pitcher to first); Kirkpatrick made an out
to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 6TH: B. Robinson doubled to left; Johnson walked;
Hendricks singled to right [B. Robinson to third, Johnson to
second]; Cuellar was called out on strikes; Buford hit into a
double play (right to first to catcher) [B. Robinson out at
home]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis homered; Oliver homered; HARDIN REPLACED
CUELLAR (PITCHING); Piniella grounded out (second to first);
Alcaraz grounded out (third to first); Hernandez singled;
Rodriguez was called out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 4, Royals 5.

ORIOLES 7TH: Belanger popped to catcher in foul territory; F.
Robinson homered; Powell homered; DRABOWSKY REPLACED HEDLUND
(PITCHING); Blair was called out on strikes; B. Robinson struck
out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 6, Royals 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Drabowsky grounded out (second to first); Kelly
grounded out (pitcher to first); Kirkpatrick grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 6, Royals 5.

ORIOLES 8TH: Johnson flied out to center; Hendricks flied out to
right; Hardin was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 6, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Otis walked; Oliver flied out to right; Piniella
singled to center [Otis to second]; Alcaraz singled [Otis to
third, Piniella to second]; SPRIGGS BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ;
RICHERT REPLACED HARDIN (PITCHING); SCHAAL BATTED FOR SPRIGGS;
Schaal struck out; TAYLOR BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Taylor grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 6, Royals
5.

ORIOLES 9TH: TAYLOR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); SCHAAL STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Buford grounded out (first to pitcher);
Belanger struck out; F. Robinson singled; Powell doubled to
right [F. Robinson scored]; Blair was called out on strikes; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 7, Royals 5.

ROYALS 9TH: FIORE BATTED FOR DRABOWSKY; Fiore struck out; Kelly
made an out to shortstop; Kirkpatrick grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 7, Royals 5.



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