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Wednesday May 6, 1970
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Clutch relief in the ninth by Pete Richert enabled Dave McNally to gain his fifth victory when the Orioles defeated the Royals, 3-1. McNally was lifted with one out after the Royals scored their run on singles by Paul Schaal and Bob Oliver and a double by Lou Piniella. With the tying runs on base, Richert struck out Mike Fiore and retired Luis Alcaraz on a grounder. Brooks Robinson, who collected four hits, scored two of the Orioles' runs. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 3, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Wednesday, May 6, 1970 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  6  0
Orioles      0  1  0    0  0  0    1  1  x  -   3  9  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   1   0     0   2   .282      Buford lf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .213
Hernandez ss          3   0   0   0     0   2   .219        Rettenmund pr,lf    0   1   0   0     0   0   .318
  Schaal ph           1   1   1   0     0   0   .364      Belanger ss           2   0   1   1     2   0   .202
Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   2   .302      F. Robinson rf        3   0   1   0     1   1   .368
Oliver 3b             4   0   3   0     0   0   .310      Powell 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .235
Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   1   .341      Blair cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .267
Fiore 1b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .100      B. Robinson 3b        4   2   4   0     0   0   .330
Alcaraz 2b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .129      Johnson 2b            4   0   1   1     0   1   .366
Rodriguez c           3   0   0   0     0   1   .200      Etchebarren c         3   0   0   1     0   0   .219
Butler p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .000      McNally p             4   0   0   0     0   3   .176
  Taylor ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .000        Richert p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Keough pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .333

Totals               33   1   6   1     1  12             Totals               32   3   9   3     3   6

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance:  5,080
Left on Base: Royals 6, Orioles 9
DP: Royals 0, Orioles 1
Errors: B. Robinson
Doubles: Kelly (2), Oliver (5), Piniella (6), Johnson (8), F. Robinson (7), B. Robinson (8)
Triples: Buford (1)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (9)
Sacrifice Flies: Etchebarren (1)
GIDP: Fiore (1)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler L(2-2)           7     8   2   2   3   5   0  32   4.05
Drabowsky               1     1   1   1   0   1   0   4   2.95
Totals                  8     9   3   3   3   6   0  36

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McNally W(5-1)          8.1   6   1   1   1  11   0  32   3.94
Richert SV(5)           0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   0.00
Totals                  9     6   1   1   1  12   0  34

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly struck out; Hernandez struck out; Otis struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford flied out to center; Belanger walked; F.
Robinson struck out; Powell lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver flied out to right; Piniella reached on an
error by B. Robinson; Fiore grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Piniella out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Blair grounded out (third to first); B. Robinson
singled to center; Johnson doubled [B. Robinson scored];
Etchebarren flied out to center; McNally struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Alcaraz popped to first in foul territory; Rodriguez
grounded out (first to pitcher); Butler struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Buford grounded out (second to first); Belanger
flied out to left; F. Robinson doubled to left; Powell made an
out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Kelly was called out on strikes; Hernandez grounded
out (third to first); Otis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: Blair singled to left; B. Robinson singled to
center [Blair to second]; Johnson struck out; Etchebarren lined
to third; McNally struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0,
Orioles 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Oliver singled to right; Piniella made an out to
second; Fiore popped to third in foul territory; Alcaraz was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles
1.

ORIOLES 5TH: On a bunt Buford popped to catcher in foul
territory; Belanger walked; F. Robinson popped to first in foul
territory; Powell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Rodriguez was called out on strikes; Butler was
called out on strikes; Kelly doubled to left; Kelly stole third;
Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 6TH: Blair flied out to left; B. Robinson singled to
left; Johnson flied out to center; Etchebarren made an out to
third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Otis flied out to center; Oliver doubled to right;
Piniella struck out; Fiore flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 7TH: McNally flied out to left; Buford tripled;
RETTENMUND RAN FOR BUFORD; Belanger singled to center
[Rettenmund scored]; F. Robinson walked [Belanger to second];
Powell struck out; Blair flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 8TH: RETTENMUND STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Alcaraz made
an out to second; Rodriguez popped to first in foul territory;
TAYLOR BATTED FOR BUTLER; Taylor walked; KEOUGH RAN FOR TAYLOR;
Kelly flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 8TH: DRABOWSKY REPLACED KEOUGH (PITCHING); B. Robinson
doubled to right; Johnson grounded out (second to first) [B.
Robinson to third]; Etchebarren hit a sacrifice fly to right [B.
Robinson scored]; McNally struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Orioles 3.

ROYALS 9TH: SCHAAL BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Schaal singled; Otis
was called out on strikes; Oliver singled to center [Schaal to
second]; Piniella doubled to left [Schaal scored, Oliver to
third]; RICHERT REPLACED MCNALLY (PITCHING); Fiore was called
out on strikes; Alcaraz grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 3.



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