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Saturday April 25, 1970
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With two out, Paul Blair and Brooks Robinson homered in the first inning as the Orioles exploded for five runs to ease their way to a 9-3 victory over the Royals. Don Buford led off with a single and Boog Powell walked with two away before Blair connected for the circuit. Brooks Robinson followed with his homer and the Orioles then added their fifth run on two walks and a single by Jim Palmer. Lou Piniella hit a two-run homer for the Royals. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 9, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Saturday, April 25, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Orioles      5  0  0    0  0  0    0  4  0  -   9 14  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  3    0  0  0  -   3 11  0


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             5   1   3   1     0   0   .259      Kelly rf              5   0   3   0     0   1   .364
Belanger ss           5   0   2   1     0   1   .169      Kirkpatrick 1b        5   0   1   0     0   1   .232
F. Robinson rf        5   0   1   0     0   3   .367      Otis cf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .224
Powell 1b             3   2   0   0     2   0   .185      Oliver 3b             4   1   1   1     0   0   .304
Blair cf              5   1   2   3     0   0   .268      Piniella lf           4   1   2   2     0   0   .333
B. Robinson 3b        5   2   2   2     0   0   .310      Alcaraz 2b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .133
Johnson 2b            2   2   1   0     2   1   .375      Hernandez ss          3   0   1   0     1   0   .200
Etchebarren c         3   0   1   1     1   0   .261      Rodriguez c           4   0   2   0     0   0   .188
Palmer p              3   0   1   1     0   0   .222      Butler p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Watt p              1   1   1   0     0   0  1.000        Johnson p           1   0   0   0     1   1   .000
                                                            Spriggs ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .261
                                                            Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
                                                            Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Rooker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
                                                            Fiore ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000

Totals               37   9  14   9     5   5             Totals               36   3  11   3     2   5

Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 10,311
Left on Base: Orioles 6, Royals 8
DP: Orioles 2, Royals 1
Doubles: Hernandez (1)
Triples: B. Robinson (1), Otis (1)
Home Runs: Blair (1), B. Robinson (2), Piniella (2)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (6)
GIDP: Etchebarren (1), Rodriguez (1)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Palmer W(2-1)           6.1  10   3   3   2   3   1  29   3.86
Watt SV(1)              2.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   9   1.59
Totals                  9    11   3   3   2   5   1  38

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler L(2-1)           0.2   3   5   5   3   1   2   8   5.21
Johnson                 6.1   4   0   0   1   4   0  22   1.86
Fitzmorris              0     0   1   1   1   0   0   1   3.60
Drabowsky               0.1   2   2   2   0   0   0   3   2.84
Wright                  0     2   1   1   0   0   0   2   1.93
Rooker                  1.2   3   0   0   0   0   0   6   4.50
Totals                  9    14   9   9   5   5   2  42

Wild Pitches: Palmer (3), Johnson (2)

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford singled; Belanger flied out to left [Buford
to second]; F. Robinson struck out; Powell walked; Blair homered
[Buford scored, Powell scored]; B. Robinson homered; Johnson
walked; JOHNSON REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Etchebarren walked
(walk was charged to Butler) [Johnson to second]; Palmer singled
to left [Johnson scored, Etchebarren to third, Palmer to second
(on throw)]; Buford grounded out (first unassisted); 5 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to center; Palmer threw a wild pitch
[Kelly to second]; Kirkpatrick struck out; Otis popped to first
in foul territory; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Belanger singled; Johnson threw a wild pitch
[Belanger to second]; F. Robinson struck out; Powell flied out
to center; Blair made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella flied out to center; Alcaraz flied out to
center; Hernandez doubled; Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: B. Robinson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Johnson struck out; Etchebarren grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Johnson walked; Kelly forced Johnson (second to
shortstop); Kirkpatrick lined into a double play (right to
second to first) [Kelly out at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 4TH: Palmer grounded out (shortstop to first); Buford
popped to third in foul territory; Belanger struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver
grounded out (third to first); Piniella singled to center;
Alcaraz forced Piniella (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 5TH: F. Robinson struck out; Powell flied out to left;
Blair singled to left; Blair was out trying to advance to second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Hernandez flied out to center; Rodriguez singled;
Johnson struck out; Kelly singled to right [Rodriguez to third];
Kelly stole second; Kirkpatrick flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 6TH: B. Robinson grounded out (pitcher to first);
Johnson walked; Etchebarren grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Johnson out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis tripled to center; Oliver singled to right
[Otis scored]; Piniella homered [Oliver scored]; Alcaraz popped
to first in foul territory; Hernandez walked; Rodriguez grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Hernandez out
at second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 7TH: Palmer flied out to left; Buford singled to left;
Belanger made an out to second; F. Robinson grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: SPRIGGS BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Spriggs struck out;
Kelly singled to right; Kirkpatrick singled to pitcher [Kelly to
second]; WATT REPLACED PALMER (PITCHING); Otis flied out to
left; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 8TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED SPRIGGS (PITCHING); Powell
walked; DRABOWSKY REPLACED FITZMORRIS (PITCHING); On a bunt
Blair popped to catcher in foul territory; B. Robinson tripled
to center [Powell scored]; Johnson singled [B. Robinson stayed
at third]; WRIGHT REPLACED DRABOWSKY (PITCHING); Etchebarren
singled [B. Robinson scored, Johnson to second]; On a bunt Watt
singled [Johnson to third, Etchebarren to second]; ROOKER
REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); Buford singled to center [Johnson
scored, Etchebarren out at home (center to catcher), Watt to
second]; Belanger singled to center [Watt scored, Buford out at
home (center to second to catcher to third), Belanger to
second]; 4 R, 6 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 9, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Piniella flied out to center; Alcaraz grounded out
(third to first); Hernandez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Orioles 9, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 9TH: F. Robinson singled to center; Powell flied out to
left; Blair flied out to center; B. Robinson forced F. Robinson
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 9, Royals
3.

ROYALS 9TH: Rodriguez singled to left; FIORE BATTED FOR ROOKER;
Fiore was called out on strikes; Kelly struck out; Kirkpatrick
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 9, Royals 3.



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