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Saturday May 9, 1970
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Willie Horton hammered two homers, his second blow shattering a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning, to pace the Tigers to a 7-4 victory over the Royals. Dick McAuliffe was on base with a single when Horton broke the deadlock. On the next pitch by Mike Hedlund, Bill Freehan also hit for the circuit.

Ed Kirkpatrick and Joe Keough homered for the Royals, who failed to hold a 4-1 lead. The Tigers tied the score in the sixth on a double by Al Kaline, singles by Freehan and Jim Northrup, a sacrifice fly by Dalton Jones and two errors. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 7, Kansas City Royals 4

Game Played on Saturday, May 9, 1970 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

Royals       0  0  1    1  0  2    0  0  0  -   4  9  3
Tigers       0  1  0    0  0  3    3  0  x  -   7 11  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     1   1   .273      Stanley 1b            5   0   0   0     0   0   .265
Fiore 1b              4   0   0   0     0   3   .161      McAuliffe 2b          5   1   2   0     0   0   .303
Otis cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .306      Kaline rf             4   1   1   0     0   1   .327
Oliver 3b             4   2   2   0     0   1   .347      Horton lf             4   2   2   3     0   0   .303
Keough lf             4   1   2   2     0   1   .259      Freehan c             4   2   3   2     0   0   .302
Schaal ss             4   0   2   0     0   1   .391      Northrup cf           3   1   3   0     1   0   .325
Severson 2b           4   0   1   1     0   1   .276      Maddox 3b             2   0   0   0     0   1   .200
Kirkpatrick c         4   1   1   1     0   1   .215        Jones ph,3b         1   0   0   1     0   0   .172
Rooker p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .100        Wert 3b             0   0   0   0     0   0   .205
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Szotkiewicz ss        4   0   0   0     0   2   .167
  Hedlund p           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Lolich p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .125
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .333        G. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Bunker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .167        Hiller p            0   0   0   0     1   0   .000

Totals               34   4   9   4     1  12             Totals               35   7  11   6     2   5

Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 11,274
Left on Base: Royals 4, Tigers 7
DP: Royals 1, Tigers 2
Errors: Schaal 2, Severson
Doubles: Otis (6), Schaal (2), Kaline (7)
Home Runs: Kirkpatrick (4), Keough (2), Horton 2 (4), Freehan (5)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (11)
Caught Stealing: Northrup (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Jones (1)
GIDP: Kirkpatrick (1), Keough (2), Maddox (2)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker                  5.1   6   3   3   1   4   1  23   5.34
Wright                  0.1   1   1   0   0   0   0   3   1.13
Hedlund L(2-2)          0.2   4   3   3   0   1   2   7   6.94
Drabowsky               0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.75
Bunker                  1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4   8.16
Totals                  8    11   7   6   2   5   3  38

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich                  6     8   4   4   1   7   2  26   3.28
Hiller W(2-0)           3     1   0   0   0   5   0   9   2.76
Totals                  9     9   4   4   1  12   2  35

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Marty Springstead, 3B - Larry Barnett


ROYALS 1ST: On a bunt Kelly grounded out (pitcher to first);
Fiore struck out; Otis grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Stanley flied out to right; McAuliffe grounded out
(second to first); Kaline flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Tigers 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver struck out; Keough was called out on strikes;
Schaal singled to left; Severson grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Horton homered; Freehan singled to left; Northrup
walked [Freehan to second]; Maddox was called out on strikes;
Szotkiewicz was called out on strikes; Lolich forced Northrup
(shortstop unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Tigers
1.

ROYALS 3RD: Kirkpatrick homered; Rooker struck out; Kelly
walked; Kelly stole second; Fiore flied out to center; Otis
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Stanley grounded out (shortstop to first); McAuliffe
singled to right; Kaline popped to third in foul territory;
Horton flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
Tigers 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver singled to right; Keough singled to center
[Oliver to second]; Schaal grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Oliver to third, Keough to second]; Severson singled to left
[Oliver scored, Keough to third]; Kirkpatrick grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Severson out at
second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Freehan flied out to left; Northrup singled to
right; Maddox grounded into a double play (third to second to
first) [Northrup out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
2, Tigers 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Rooker struck out; Kelly grounded out (shortstop to
first); Fiore struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2,
Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Szotkiewicz struck out; Lolich was called out on
strikes; Stanley reached on an error by Schaal; McAuliffe
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
2, Tigers 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis doubled to right; Oliver reached on a fielder's
choice [Otis out at third (shortstop to third)]; Keough homered
[Oliver scored]; Schaal doubled to left; Severson grounded out
(second to first); Kirkpatrick struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 4, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Kaline doubled to left; Horton flied out to center;
Freehan singled to left [Kaline scored]; WRIGHT REPLACED ROOKER
(PITCHING); Northrup singled to right [Freehan to third]; JONES
BATTED FOR MADDOX; Jones hit a sacrifice fly to center [Freehan
scored, Northrup to second]; Szotkiewicz reached on an error by
Severson [Northrup scored (unearned)]; HEDLUND REPLACED WRIGHT
(PITCHING); G. BROWN BATTED FOR LOLICH; G. Brown reached on an
error by Schaal [Szotkiewicz to third]; Stanley forced G. Brown
(shortstop to second); 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4,
Tigers 4.

ROYALS 7TH: JONES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); HILLER REPLACED
G. BROWN (PITCHING); Hedlund struck out; Kelly struck out; Fiore
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4,
Tigers 4.

TIGERS 7TH: McAuliffe singled to right; Kaline was called out on
strikes; Horton homered [McAuliffe scored]; Freehan homered;
Northrup singled to right; DRABOWSKY REPLACED HEDLUND
(PITCHING); Northrup was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Jones flied out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 4, Tigers 7.

ROYALS 8TH: WERT REPLACED JONES (PLAYING 3B); Otis grounded out
(shortstop to first); Oliver singled to center; Keough grounded
into a double play (second to first) [Oliver out at second]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 8TH: BUNKER REPLACED DRABOWSKY (PITCHING); Szotkiewicz
grounded out (second to first); Hiller walked; Stanley flied out
to right; McAuliffe popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Tigers 7.

ROYALS 9TH: Schaal was called out on strikes; Severson was
called out on strikes; Kirkpatrick popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Tigers 7.



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