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Sunday April 26, 1970
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Although forced to call on six pitchers, the Orioles were able to beat the Royals, 10-9, marking their 14th straight victory over the expansion club since losing their initial meeting, 4-2, on May 9, 1969. Brooks Robinson batted in four runs with a pair of doubles and Davey Johnson homered with a man on base to pace the Orioles to a 7-4 lead after four and one-half innings.

Ed Kirkpatrick homered for the Royals in the fifth, Bob Oliver followed with a three-run blast in the sixth and Pat Kelly singled to drive in another Kaycee run in the seventh. However, in the eighth, Clay Dalrymple walked, Terry Crowley singled and Don Buford won the game for the Orioles by hitting a homer. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 10, Kansas City Royals 9

Game Played on Sunday, April 26, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Orioles      5  0  0    0  2  0    0  3  0  -  10 10  0
Royals       3  1  0    0  1  3    1  0  0  -   9 12  1


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             5   1   1   3     0   1   .254      Kelly rf              3   1   2   1     2   0   .383
Belanger ss           4   2   1   0     1   2   .175      Otis cf               4   2   2   0     1   0   .242
F. Robinson rf        3   1   0   0     0   1   .346      Piniella lf           5   1   2   2     0   0   .339
  May rf              2   0   0   0     0   0   .333      Oliver 3b             3   2   1   3     2   2   .305
Powell 1b             4   0   1   0     1   1   .190      Kirkpatrick 1b        5   1   2   2     0   0   .246
Blair cf              3   2   1   0     2   0   .271      Adair 2b              3   0   1   1     2   2   .333
B. Robinson 3b        5   1   3   4     0   0   .333      Hernandez ss          4   0   0   0     0   1   .176
Johnson 2b            4   1   1   2     0   2   .365        Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Dalrymple c           3   1   1   0     1   0   .333      Rodriguez c           3   1   1   0     1   1   .200
McNally p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .182        Schaal ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Leonhard p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Morehead p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Lopez p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Keough ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .250
  Hardin p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Fitzmorris p        1   1   1   0     0   0  1.000
  Hall p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Drago p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Crowley ph          1   1   1   0     0   0   .250
  Richert p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37  10  10   9     5  10             Totals               35   9  12   9     8   8

Time of Game: 3:11   Attendance: 17,695
Left on Base: Orioles 5, Royals 8
DP: Orioles 3, Royals 1
Errors: Oliver
Doubles: B. Robinson 2 (7), Blair (4)
Triples: Otis (2)
Home Runs: Johnson (3), Buford (3), Kirkpatrick (3), Oliver (5)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (7)
Caught Stealing: Kelly (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Morehead (1)
GIDP: Johnson (1), Hernandez (1)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McNally                 0.1   4   3   3   1   0   0   6   4.55
Leonhard                1.1   1   1   1   3   1   0   7  12.46
Lopez                   2.2   1   1   1   3   2   1  11   1.93
Hardin                  0.2   3   2   2   0   1   0   5   3.97
Hall W(2-1)             2     3   2   2   0   2   1   9   4.00
Richert SV(4)           2     0   0   0   1   2   0   6   0.00
Totals                  9    12   9   9   8   8   2  44

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morehead                5     6   7   2   3   8   1  25   3.00
Fitzmorris L(0-1)       3.1   4   3   3   2   2   1  15   5.40
Drago                   0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   4.15
Totals                  9    10  10   5   5  10   2  42

Passed Balls: Dalrymple (1)
Wild Pitches: McNally (2)

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford was called out on strikes; Belanger walked;
F. Robinson reached on an error by Oliver [Belanger scored
(unearned) (no RBI), F. Robinson to second]; Powell struck out;
Blair walked; B. Robinson doubled to right [F. Robinson scored
(unearned), Blair scored (unearned)]; Johnson homered (unearned)
[B. Robinson scored (unearned)]; Dalrymple singled to center;
McNally was called out on strikes; 5 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: On a bunt Kelly grounded out (pitcher to first);
Otis tripled to center; Piniella singled to left [Otis scored];
Oliver walked [Piniella to second]; McNally threw a wild pitch
[Piniella to third]; Kirkpatrick singled to center [Piniella
scored, Oliver to second]; Adair singled to left [Oliver scored,
Kirkpatrick to second]; LEONHARD REPLACED MCNALLY (PITCHING);
Hernandez grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Adair out at second]; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 5,
Royals 3.

ORIOLES 2ND: Buford grounded out (first unassisted); Belanger
was called out on strikes; F. Robinson grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 3.

ROYALS 2ND: Rodriguez walked; Morehead out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Rodriguez to second]; Kelly walked; Otis
walked [Rodriguez to third, Kelly to second]; Piniella singled
[Rodriguez scored, Kelly to third, Otis to second]; Oliver
struck out; LOPEZ REPLACED LEONHARD (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick made
an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 4.

ORIOLES 3RD: Powell grounded out (second to first); Blair
doubled; B. Robinson flied out to right [Blair to third];
Johnson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 5, Royals 4.

ROYALS 3RD: Adair walked; Hernandez lined into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Adair out at first]; Rodriguez struck out
but advanced to first on a passed ball; Morehead flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 4.

ORIOLES 4TH: Dalrymple flied out to center; Lopez was called out
on strikes; Buford flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 5, Royals 4.

ROYALS 4TH: Kelly walked; Kelly was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Otis flied out to center; Piniella flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 4.

ORIOLES 5TH: Belanger singled to center; F. Robinson was called
out on strikes; Frank Robinson ejected by HP umpire Jim
Odom; Powell grounded out (first unassisted) [Belanger to
second]; Blair walked; B. Robinson doubled [Belanger scored,
Blair scored]; Johnson was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Orioles 7, Royals 4.

ROYALS 5TH: MAY REPLACED F. ROBINSON (PLAYING RF); Oliver struck
out; Kirkpatrick homered; Adair walked; HARDIN REPLACED LOPEZ
(PITCHING); Hernandez made an out to shortstop; Rodriguez
singled to center [Adair to second]; KEOUGH BATTED FOR MOREHEAD;
Keough was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles
7, Royals 5.

ORIOLES 6TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED KEOUGH (PITCHING); Dalrymple
grounded out (second to first); Hardin struck out; Buford
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles
7, Royals 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly singled; Otis singled to left [Kelly to
third]; HALL REPLACED HARDIN (PITCHING); Piniella flied out to
center; Oliver homered [Kelly scored, Otis scored]; Kirkpatrick
flied out to left; Adair struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 7, Royals 8.

ORIOLES 7TH: Belanger flied out to right; May grounded out
(pitcher to first); Powell singled; Blair flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 7, Royals 8.

ROYALS 7TH: Hernandez struck out (catcher to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Fitzmorris singled; Kelly
singled to right [Fitzmorris scored]; Kelly stole second; Otis
flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 7, Royals 9.

ORIOLES 8TH: B. Robinson singled to left; Johnson grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [B. Robinson out at
second]; Dalrymple walked; CROWLEY BATTED FOR HALL; Crowley
singled [Dalrymple to second]; Buford homered [Dalrymple scored,
Crowley scored]; Belanger was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 10, Royals 9.

ROYALS 8TH: RICHERT REPLACED CROWLEY (PITCHING); Piniella flied
out to center; Oliver walked; Kirkpatrick lined into a double
play (center to first) [Oliver out at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 10, Royals 9.

ORIOLES 9TH: May grounded out (first to pitcher); Powell walked;
DRAGO REPLACED FITZMORRIS (PITCHING); Blair popped to third in
foul territory; B. Robinson grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 10, Royals 9.

ROYALS 9TH: Adair struck out; TAYLOR BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ;
Taylor struck out; SCHAAL BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Schaal popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 10,
Royals 9.



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