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Thursday May 7, 1970
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The Orioles continued to exercise their hex over the Royals when Frank Robinson smashed a homer with two men on base and two out in the ninth inning to beat the expansion club, 7-6. The victory was the Orioles' 17th in succession over the Royals since a loss in their the first meeting on May 9, 1969.

Boog Powell homered with two on base for the Orioles in the first inning, but the Royals batted their way to a 6-4 lead with aid of a homer and single by Bob Oliver, who drove in four runs. In the Orioles' ninth, Terry Crowley walked with one out and Merv Rettenmund drew a pass with two away before Robinson hit his homer. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 7, Kansas City Royals 6

Game Played on Thursday, May 7, 1970 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

Royals       1  0  0    1  2  0    2  0  0  -   6 12  0
Orioles      3  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  3  -   7 10  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   2   2   0     1   2   .293      Buford lf             4   2   2   0     1   1   .226
Schaal ss,3b          4   1   2   1     1   0   .378      Belanger ss           4   0   2   1     0   0   .214
Otis cf               3   1   0   0     2   0   .293        Rettenmund ph       0   1   0   0     1   0   .318
Oliver 3b             5   1   3   4     0   1   .326      F. Robinson rf        5   2   2   3     0   0   .370
  Hernandez ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .219      Powell 1b             4   1   3   3     0   1   .258
Piniella lf           4   1   2   0     1   0   .347      Blair cf              4   0   0   0     0   2   .255
Fiore 1b              3   0   2   0     2   1   .174      B. Robinson 3b        4   0   0   0     0   1   .316
Alcaraz 2b            5   0   0   1     0   2   .120      Johnson 2b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .360
Rodriguez c           3   0   0   0     1   0   .189      Hendricks c           4   0   0   0     0   0   .245
Morehead p            4   0   1   0     0   2   .182      Cuellar p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .059
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .333        Hardin p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
                                                            Lopez p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hall p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            May ph              1   0   0   0     0   0   .300
                                                            Watt p              0   0   0   0     0   0  1.000
                                                            Crowley ph          0   1   0   0     1   0   .238

Totals               35   6  12   6     8   8             Totals               35   7  10   7     3   6

Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance:  5,063
Left on Base: Royals 10, Orioles 6
DP: Royals 0, Orioles 2
Doubles: Oliver (6), Belanger (2)
Home Runs: Oliver (6), Powell (8), F. Robinson (5)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (10), Otis (6)
Caught Stealing: Kelly (6)
Sacrifice Hits: Cuellar (2)
GIDP: Schaal (3), Alcaraz (1)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morehead                6.2   8   4   4   1   4   1  29   3.48
Drabowsky L(0-2)        2     2   3   3   2   2   1  10   3.86
Totals                  8.2  10   7   7   3   6   2  39

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cuellar                 4     8   4   4   2   3   0  22   4.24
Hardin                  2     3   2   2   2   2   1  10   5.65
Lopez                   0.2   0   0   0   2   1   0   3   1.42
Hall                    0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   2.84
Watt W(1-0)             2     1   0   0   2   1   0   7   1.00
Totals                  9    12   6   6   8   8   1  43

Balks: Cuellar (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to first; Cuellar balked [Kelly to
second]; Schaal singled to right [Kelly scored]; Otis popped to
first in foul territory; Oliver doubled to left [Schaal to
third]; Piniella was walked intentionally; Fiore struck out;
Alcaraz lined to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 1,
Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford singled; Belanger flied out to center; F.
Robinson singled to left [Buford to third]; Powell homered
[Buford scored, F. Robinson scored]; Blair popped to third in
foul territory; B. Robinson grounded out (third to first); 3 R,
3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 3.

ROYALS 2ND: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Morehead
struck out; Kelly struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 2ND: Johnson singled to left; Hendricks flied out to
center; Cuellar out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Johnson to second]; Buford struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Orioles 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal grounded out (third to first); Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Oliver grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 3RD: Belanger flied out to right; F. Robinson made an
out to second; Powell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
1, Orioles 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella singled to center; Fiore singled [Piniella
to third]; Alcaraz forced Fiore (second to shortstop) [Piniella
scored]; Rodriguez forced Alcaraz (shortstop to second);
Morehead flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2,
Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 4TH: Blair was called out on strikes; B. Robinson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Orioles 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Kelly singled; Kelly stole second; Schaal singled
[Kelly to third]; Otis walked [Schaal to second]; Oliver singled
to center [Kelly scored, Schaal scored, Otis to third]; HARDIN
REPLACED CUELLAR (PITCHING); Piniella popped to first in foul
territory; Fiore walked [Oliver to second]; Alcaraz struck out;
Rodriguez flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 4,
Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 5TH: Hendricks flied out to center; Hardin struck out;
Buford walked; Belanger doubled to left [Buford scored]; F.
Robinson grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 4, Orioles 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Morehead singled; Kelly struck out; Schaal grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Morehead out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Orioles 4.

ORIOLES 6TH: Powell singled to center; Blair flied out to
center; B. Robinson flied out to center; Johnson flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Orioles 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Otis walked; Otis stole second; Oliver homered [Otis
scored]; Piniella singled; LOPEZ REPLACED HARDIN (PITCHING);
Piniella was out trying to advance to second (catcher to
shortstop); Fiore walked; Alcaraz was called out on strikes;
Rodriguez walked [Fiore to second]; HALL REPLACED LOPEZ
(PITCHING); Morehead struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
6, Orioles 4.

ORIOLES 7TH: Hendricks flied out to center; MAY BATTED FOR HALL;
May grounded out (second to first); Buford singled; Belanger
singled [Buford to second]; DRABOWSKY REPLACED MOREHEAD
(PITCHING); F. Robinson flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 6, Orioles 4.

ROYALS 8TH: WATT REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Kelly walked; Kelly
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Schaal
walked; Otis flied out to right; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 6, Orioles 4.

ORIOLES 8TH: SCHAAL CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); HERNANDEZ
REPLACED OLIVER (PLAYING SS); Powell singled to right; Blair was
called out on strikes; B. Robinson struck out; Johnson flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 6, Orioles 4.

ROYALS 9TH: Piniella flied out to right; Fiore singled to left;
Alcaraz grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Fiore out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6,
Orioles 4.

ORIOLES 9TH: Hendricks grounded out (first to pitcher); CROWLEY
BATTED FOR WATT; Crowley walked; Buford flied out to left;
RETTENMUND BATTED FOR BELANGER; Rettenmund walked [Crowley to
second]; F. Robinson homered [Crowley scored, Rettenmund
scored]; 3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Orioles 7.



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