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Thursday April 30, 1970
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After drawing a walk with two out in the 10th inning, Amos Otis raced home on a double by Bob Oliver to give the Royals a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. Triples by Cesar Gutierrez and Al Kaline figured in the Tigers' tallies, while the Royals scored their first two runs on homers by Amos Otis and Joe Keough. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 2

Game Played on Thursday, April 30, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0    0  -   2  5  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0    1  -   3 10  1


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          3   0   0   0     2   0   .261      Hernandez ss          4   0   3   0     1   0   .233
Gutierrez ss          3   1   1   0     0   0   .292      Kelly rf              5   0   0   0     0   1   .316
  Cash ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .238      Otis cf               4   2   2   1     1   0   .270
  Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Oliver 3b             5   0   2   1     0   1   .314
  G. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Keough lf             3   1   1   1     1   0   .214
  Lasher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Fiore 1b              4   0   1   0     0   2   .071
Kaline 1b             4   0   1   1     1   0   .324      Adair 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .133
Horton lf             3   0   1   0     2   1   .290      Rodriguez c           4   0   1   0     0   1   .233
Stanley cf            5   0   0   0     0   0   .311      Butler p              3   0   0   0     0   3   .000
Maddox rf             5   0   1   0     0   2   .233        Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
Wert 3b               2   0   0   0     1   0   .233        Kirkpatrick ph      1   0   0   0     0   0   .227
Price c               4   0   1   0     0   1   .250        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Lolich p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .150
  I. Brown ph         0   1   0   0     1   0   .000
  Szotkiewicz ss      0   0   0   0     1   0   .000

Totals               33   2   5   1     8   5             Totals               37   3  10   3     3   8

Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance:  6,237
Left on Base: Tigers 10, Royals 8
DP: Tigers 1, Royals 1
Errors: Butler
Doubles: Rodriguez (1), Oliver (4)
Triples: Gutierrez (2), Kaline (2)
Home Runs: Otis (2), Keough (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Wert (2)
GIDP: Lolich (1), Oliver (2)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich                  7     7   2   2   2   8   2  29   2.16
Timmermann              2     2   0   0   0   0   0   7   1.42
Lasher L(1-1)           0.2   1   1   1   1   0   0   4   1.50
Totals                  9.2  10   3   3   3   8   2  40

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler                  7.1   2   2   2   5   3   0  28   4.44
Drabowsky               1.2   2   0   0   2   0   0   9   2.51
Wright W(1-0)           1     1   0   0   1   2   0   5   1.35
Totals                 10     5   2   2   8   5   0  42

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


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe walked; Gutierrez flied out to left;
Kaline forced McAuliffe (second to shortstop); Horton was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Hernandez singled to left; Kelly struck out; Otis
forced Hernandez (shortstop to second); Oliver singled to right
[Otis to third]; Keough flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Stanley flied out to left; Maddox struck out; Wert
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Fiore singled to second; Adair forced Fiore
(shortstop to second); Rodriguez forced Adair (shortstop to
second); Butler was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Price struck out; Lolich grounded out (second to
first); McAuliffe walked; Gutierrez made an out to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hernandez singled to left; Hernandez was picked off
first (pitcher to first); Kelly grounded out (second to first);
Otis made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Royals 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Kaline made an out to first; Horton walked; Stanley
made an out to third; Maddox grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); Keough
walked; Fiore struck out; Adair flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Wert walked; Price singled to left [Wert to second];
Lolich grounded into a double play (pitcher to third to second)
[Wert out at third, Price out at second]; McAuliffe flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Rodriguez struck out; Butler struck out; Hernandez
singled to left; Kelly grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Gutierrez tripled to center; Gutierrez advanced to
home (error by Butler); pitcher Bill Butler overthrew 1B
while appealing that Cesar Gutierrez missed it on his
triple; Kaline made an out to shortstop; Horton grounded out
(third to first); Stanley made an out to second; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis homered; Oliver struck out; Keough homered;
Fiore was called out on strikes; Adair grounded out (pitcher to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Wert made
an out to catcher; Price flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); Butler
struck out; Hernandez walked; Kelly popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 2.

TIGERS 8TH: I. BROWN BATTED FOR LOLICH; I. Brown walked;
McAuliffe popped to third in foul territory; CASH BATTED FOR
GUTIERREZ; DRABOWSKY REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Cash flied out
to right; Kaline tripled to right [I. Brown scored]; Horton was
walked intentionally; Stanley forced Horton (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: TIMMERMANN REPLACED CASH (PITCHING); SZOTKIEWICZ
REPLACED I. BROWN (PLAYING SS); Otis singled to right; Oliver
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Otis
out at second]; Keough grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 2.

TIGERS 9TH: Maddox singled to right; Wert out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Maddox to second]; Price made an out to
shortstop; Szotkiewicz walked; McAuliffe flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 9TH: Fiore grounded out (second to first); Adair grounded
out (second to first); Rodriguez doubled to center; KIRKPATRICK
BATTED FOR DRABOWSKY; Kirkpatrick flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 2.

TIGERS 10TH: G. BROWN BATTED FOR TIMMERMANN; WRIGHT REPLACED
KIRKPATRICK (PITCHING); G. Brown struck out; Kaline walked;
Horton singled to shortstop [Kaline to second]; Stanley forced
Horton (shortstop to second) [Kaline to third]; Maddox was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 10TH: LASHER REPLACED G. BROWN (PITCHING); Hernandez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kelly flied out to center;
Otis walked; Oliver doubled to left [Otis scored]; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 3.



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