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Tuesday May 5, 1970
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With four homers in their arsenal, the Orioles defeated the Royals, 7-3, for their 15th straight victory over the expansion club in a two-season span. Davey Johnson homered with a man on base in the fourth inning and Elrod Hendricks followed with a solo swat. Brooks Robinson added a two-run wallop in the fifth and Boog Powell wound up the bombardment in the seventh. Pat Kelly hit an inside-the-park homer for the Royals. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 7, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Tuesday, May 5, 1970 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

Royals       0  1  1    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  5  0
Orioles      1  0  0    3  2  0    1  0  x  -   7 12  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   2   2   1     0   1   .284      Buford lf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .211
Hernandez ss          3   0   0   0     0   1   .230        Rettenmund lf       1   0   0   0     0   0   .318
Otis cf               3   0   0   1     0   0   .315      Belanger ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .196
Oliver 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .288      F. Robinson rf        4   1   1   0     0   1   .370
Piniella lf           4   1   1   0     0   0   .345      Powell 1b             4   1   3   2     0   0   .247
Fiore 1b              2   0   1   1     2   0   .125      Blair cf              4   2   1   0     0   2   .267
Alcaraz 2b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .136      B. Robinson 3b        4   1   1   2     0   0   .300
Rodriguez c           3   0   0   0     0   0   .213      Johnson 2b            4   1   2   2     0   1   .372
Drago p               1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Hendricks c           4   1   1   1     0   0   .267
  Bunker p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .167      Phoebus p             4   0   2   0     0   0   .308
  Kirkpatrick ph      1   0   0   0     0   0   .213
  Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0  1.000

Totals               30   3   5   3     2   3             Totals               36   7  12   7     1   4

Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance:  4,614
Left on Base: Royals 4, Orioles 6
DP: Royals 0, Orioles 0
Errors: Hendricks
Doubles: Piniella (5), Fiore (1), Alcaraz (2), F. Robinson (6), Powell (3), Blair (5)
Home Runs: Kelly (1), Johnson (4), Hendricks (2), B. Robinson (3), Powell (7)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (8)
Sacrifice Flies: Otis (2)
Hit by Pitch: Hernandez (1,by Phoebus)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(1-3)            3.2   7   4   4   1   1   2  19   5.20
Bunker                  2.1   2   2   2   0   1   1   9   8.46
Fitzmorris              2     3   1   1   0   2   1   9   4.40
Totals                  8    12   7   7   1   4   4  37

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Phoebus W(2-1)          9     5   3   2   2   3   1  34   1.15
Totals                  9     5   3   2   2   3   1  34

Hit by Pitch: Phoebus (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Orioles Coach Billy Hunter ejected by HP umpire
Ed Runge sometime in game; Kelly grounded out (first to
pitcher); Hernandez was hit by a pitch; Otis grounded out (third
to first) [Hernandez to second]; Oliver flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 0.

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

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella doubled to right; Fiore doubled to right
[Piniella scored, Fiore out at third (right to second to catcher
to third)]; Alcaraz doubled to left; Rodriguez flied out to
center; Drago grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: B. Robinson flied out to center; Johnson grounded
out (third to first); Hendricks popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly singled to right; Kelly stole second [Kelly to
third (error by Hendricks)]; Hernandez struck out; Otis hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Kelly scored (unearned)]; Oliver
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 2, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Phoebus grounded out (shortstop to first); Buford
popped to catcher in foul territory; Belanger singled to right;
F. Robinson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 2, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella popped to catcher in foul territory; Fiore
grounded out (first unassisted); Alcaraz grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: Powell doubled to right; Blair reached on a
fielder's choice [Powell out at third (shortstop to second)]; B.
Robinson flied out to center; Johnson homered [Blair scored];
Hendricks homered; Phoebus singled to right; Buford walked
[Phoebus to second]; BUNKER REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); Belanger
flied out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Orioles 4.

ROYALS 5TH: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Bunker
flied out to right; Kelly hit an inside the park homer to left;
Hernandez made an out to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
3, Orioles 4.

ORIOLES 5TH: F. Robinson flied out to right; Powell flied out to
left; Blair doubled to left; B. Robinson homered [Blair scored];
Johnson struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Orioles 6.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis flied out to left; Oliver struck out; Piniella
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3,
Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 6TH: Hendricks flied out to center; Phoebus popped to
catcher in foul territory; Buford flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Orioles 6.

ROYALS 7TH: RETTENMUND REPLACED BUFORD (PLAYING LF); Fiore
walked; Alcaraz grounded out (third to first) [Fiore to second];
Rodriguez made an out to shortstop; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR
BUNKER; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 7TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED KIRKPATRICK (PITCHING);
Belanger flied out to center; F. Robinson struck out; Powell
homered; Blair struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3,
Orioles 7.

ROYALS 8TH: Kelly struck out; Hernandez popped to catcher in
foul territory; Otis flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 3, Orioles 7.

ORIOLES 8TH: B. Robinson grounded out (third to first); Johnson
singled to right; Hendricks made an out to shortstop; Phoebus
singled [Johnson to second]; Rettenmund flied out to right; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3, Orioles 7.

ROYALS 9TH: Oliver flied out to right; Piniella popped to first
in foul territory; Fiore walked; Alcaraz forced Fiore (shortstop
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Orioles 7.



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