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Wednesday April 29, 1970
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Elliott Maddox hit the first homer of his major league career, connecting with a man on base in the ninth inning, to sew up the Tigers' 8-2 victory over the Royals. Willie Horton also homered for the Tigers and drove in another run with a triple. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 8, Kansas City Royals 2

Game Played on Wednesday, April 29, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Tigers       1  0  0    1  0  2    2  0  2  -   8 13  2
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   2  7  1


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          4   0   1   0     1   2   .273      Kelly rf              4   0   0   0     1   2   .346
Stanley cf            5   3   3   0     0   0   .350      Otis cf               4   1   1   0     1   0   .257
Kaline rf             4   1   2   1     0   0   .328      Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .328
  Jones 1b            1   0   0   0     0   0   .100      Oliver 1b             5   0   1   0     0   1   .308
Cash 1b               4   1   2   1     0   1   .244      Schaal 3b             4   1   2   0     0   0   .364
  Maddox rf           1   1   1   2     0   0   .240      Adair 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .182
Horton lf             5   2   2   2     0   0   .288      Hernandez ss          1   0   0   0     3   0   .179
Freehan c             4   0   1   1     0   1   .295      Rodriguez c           4   0   2   1     0   0   .231
Wert 3b               3   0   0   0     1   0   .250      Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Gutierrez ss          4   0   0   0     0   0   .290        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Kilkenny p            4   0   1   0     0   3   .250        Alcaraz ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .131
  Lasher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0  1.000
                                                            Severson ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .250
                                                            Hedlund p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               39   8  13   7     2   7             Totals               34   2   7   2     5   5

Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance:  6,165
Left on Base: Tigers 6, Royals 11
DP: Tigers 1, Royals 0
Errors: Gutierrez 2, Kelly
Doubles: Cash (2)
Triples: Kaline (1), Horton (1), Otis (3)
Home Runs: Horton (1), Maddox (1)
Stolen Bases: Stanley (2), Schaal (1)
Caught Stealing: McAuliffe (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Piniella (2)
GIDP: Kelly (1)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kilkenny W(1-0)         8.1   7   2   2   5   4   0  38   6.30
Lasher SV(2)            0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   0.00
Totals                  9     7   2   2   5   5   0  40

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(1-2)            6.2  11   6   5   1   5   1  31   4.68
Wright                  0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.59
Fitzmorris              1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4   4.82
Hedlund                 1     2   2   2   0   1   1   5   4.50
Totals                  9    13   8   7   2   7   2  41

Wild Pitches: Kilkenny (1)

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Art Frantz, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Russ Goetz


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe flied out to center; Stanley singled to
center; Kaline tripled to right [Stanley scored]; Cash struck
out; Horton made an out to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers
1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly struck out; Otis grounded out (third to
first); Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Freehan struck out; Wert grounded out (pitcher to
first); Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal
singled to left; Schaal stole second; Kilkenny threw a wild
pitch [Schaal to third]; Adair flied out to right; Hernandez
walked; Rodriguez forced Hernandez (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Kilkenny singled to center; McAuliffe was called out
on strikes; Stanley forced Kilkenny (shortstop to second);
Stanley stole second; Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Drago reached on an error by Gutierrez; Kelly
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Drago out at second]; Otis walked; Piniella singled to center
[Otis to third]; Oliver grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Cash flied out to center; Horton homered; Freehan
made an out to second; Wert popped to catcher in foul territory;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Schaal grounded out (third to first); Adair grounded
out (shortstop to first); Hernandez walked; Rodriguez singled to
right [Hernandez to second]; Drago struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Gutierrez lined to center; Kilkenny was called out
on strikes; McAuliffe walked; Stanley forced McAuliffe
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Kelly grounded out (first unassisted); Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Piniella grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Kaline popped to shortstop in foul territory; Cash
doubled to right; Horton tripled to left [Cash scored]; Freehan
singled to left [Horton scored]; Wert flied out to center;
Gutierrez forced Freehan (third to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 4, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver reached on an error by Gutierrez; Schaal
singled to right [Oliver to second]; Adair forced Schaal (third
to second) [Oliver to third]; Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Adair to second]; Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 4, Royals 0.

TIGERS 7TH: Kilkenny struck out; McAuliffe singled to right;
McAuliffe was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop to
first); Stanley singled to left; Kaline singled to right
[Stanley scored (error by Kelly), Kaline to third]; Cash singled
to center [Kaline scored (unearned)]; WRIGHT REPLACED DRAGO
(PITCHING); Horton flied out to left; 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: JONES REPLACED KALINE (PLAYING 1B); MADDOX REPLACED
CASH (PLAYING RF); ALCARAZ BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Alcaraz lined to
center; Kelly walked; Otis popped to first in foul territory;
Piniella forced Kelly (pitcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 6, Royals 0.

TIGERS 8TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED ALCARAZ (PITCHING); Freehan
flied out to right; Wert walked; Gutierrez forced Wert (second
to first to shortstop to first); Kilkenny struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Oliver singled to center; Schaal forced Oliver
(third to second); Adair popped to first in foul territory;
Hernandez walked [Schaal to second]; Rodriguez singled to left
[Schaal scored, Hernandez to second]; SEVERSON BATTED FOR
FITZMORRIS; Severson was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Tigers 6, Royals 1.

TIGERS 9TH: HEDLUND REPLACED SEVERSON (PITCHING); McAuliffe
struck out; Stanley singled to left; Jones flied out to right;
Maddox homered [Stanley scored]; Horton grounded out (shortstop
to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Kelly was called out on strikes; Otis tripled to
right; LASHER REPLACED KILKENNY (PITCHING); Piniella hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Otis scored]; Oliver was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 8, Royals 2.



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