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Sunday May 10, 1970
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Norm Cash drove in four runs with two homers, but the first baseman's error helped the Royals score two runs without the benefit of a hit in the eighth inning to defeat the Tigers, 9-7. Ed Kirkpatrick and Amos Otis hit homers for the Royals, Kirkpatrick's blow coming with two men on base.

In the eighth, after passes to Joe Keough and Paul Schaal and a forceout of Schaal by Rich Severson, Kirkpatrick nubbled a slow roller to Cash, who was caught in indecision, failing either to throw home or to tag Kirkpatrick, who had stopped on the baseline. Keough scored to break the 7-7 tie. Passes to Pat Kelly and Mike Fiore then forced in another run to ice the verdict for the Royals. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 9, Detroit Tigers 7

Game Played on Sunday, May 10, 1970 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

Royals       0  1  0    4  1  1    0  2  0  -   9  7  2
Tigers       0  2  1    0  4  0    0  0  0  -   7  7  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     2   1   .264      McAuliffe 2b          4   1   0   0     0   0   .291
Fiore 1b              4   0   0   1     1   3   .143      Jones 3b              4   1   1   1     0   1   .182
Otis cf               5   1   1   1     0   0   .301      Kaline rf             3   1   1   1     1   0   .327
Oliver 3b             5   0   0   0     0   3   .330      Cash 1b               4   2   2   4     0   1   .243
Keough lf             3   3   2   0     2   0   .300      Horton lf             4   1   1   0     0   0   .301
Schaal ss             4   1   1   0     1   0   .380      Northrup cf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .321
Severson 2b           4   2   1   2     0   0   .273      Freehan c             3   0   0   0     1   1   .292
Kirkpatrick c         3   2   1   4     1   0   .220      Szotkiewicz ss        2   1   1   1     0   0   .192
Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   2   .000        G. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Taylor ph           1   0   1   1     0   0   .125      Wilson p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .231
  Fitzmorris p        1   0   0   0     0   1   .500        Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            I. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .333
                                                            Kilkenny p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
                                                            Maddox ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .194
                                                            Lasher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Robertson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Wert ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               35   9   7   9     7  10             Totals               33   7   7   7     2   6

Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance: 31,546
Left on Base: Royals 6, Tigers 2
DP: Royals 1, Tigers 1
Errors: Kelly, Fiore, McAuliffe, Cash
Doubles: Taylor (1)
Home Runs: Kirkpatrick (5), Otis (3), Cash 2 (4), Jones (2)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (12), Keough (1)
Caught Stealing: Kaline (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Szotkiewicz (1)
GIDP: Schaal (4)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   5     7   7   3   1   5   3  23   5.23
Fitzmorris W(1-1)       4     0   0   0   1   1   0  13   3.44
Totals                  9     7   7   3   2   6   3  36

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wilson                  4.1   5   6   5   2   7   2  21   5.11
Timmermann              0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   7.50
Kilkenny                2     1   1   1   1   1   0   8   5.85
Lasher L(1-2)           0.2   0   2   1   3   1   0   6   2.45
Scherman                0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1   5.06
Robertson               1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   4   2.70
Totals                  9     7   9   7   7  10   2  42

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Kelly stole second; Fiore lined to
right; Otis lined to shortstop; Oliver was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe grounded out (second to first); Jones
grounded out (first unassisted); Kaline made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Tigers 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough singled to left; Keough stole second; Schaal
made an out to first [Keough to third]; Severson reached on an
error by McAuliffe [Keough scored (unearned)]; Kirkpatrick made
an out to second; Drago struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 1, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash homered; Horton singled to right; Northrup
singled to right [Horton to third, Northrup to second (error by
Kelly)]; Freehan grounded out (shortstop to first); Szotkiewicz
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Horton scored]; Wilson struck out;
2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly struck out; Fiore struck out; Otis grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 3RD: McAuliffe flied out to left; Jones homered; Kaline
walked; Cash struck out while Kaline was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers
3.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver struck out; Keough walked; Schaal singled to
center [Keough to third]; Severson singled to center [Keough
scored, Schaal to second]; Kirkpatrick homered [Schaal scored,
Severson scored]; Drago struck out; Kelly flied out to left; 4
R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 4TH: Horton made an out to second; Northrup grounded out
(second to first); Freehan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Tigers 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Fiore struck out; Otis homered; TIMMERMANN REPLACED
WILSON (PITCHING); Oliver grounded out (second to first); Keough
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6,
Tigers 3.

TIGERS 5TH: On a bunt Szotkiewicz singled; I. BROWN BATTED FOR
TIMMERMANN; I. Brown was called out on strikes; McAuliffe
reached on an error by Fiore [Szotkiewicz to second, McAuliffe
to first]; Jones struck out; Kaline singled to left [Szotkiewicz
scored (unearned), McAuliffe to second]; Cash homered (unearned)
[McAuliffe scored (unearned), Kaline scored (unearned)]; Horton
flied out to left; 4 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6,
Tigers 7.

ROYALS 6TH: KILKENNY REPLACED I. BROWN (PITCHING); Schaal flied
out to center; Severson flied out to center; Kirkpatrick walked;
TAYLOR BATTED FOR DRAGO; Taylor doubled to right [Kirkpatrick
scored]; Kelly grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 7, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 6TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Northrup
struck out; Freehan made an out to third; Szotkiewicz flied out
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Tigers 7.

ROYALS 7TH: Fiore struck out; Otis grounded out (third to
first); Oliver popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 7, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 7TH: MADDOX BATTED FOR KILKENNY; Maddox grounded out
(shortstop to first); McAuliffe grounded out (first to pitcher);
Jones grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 7, Tigers 7.

ROYALS 8TH: LASHER REPLACED MADDOX (PITCHING); Keough walked;
Schaal walked [Keough to second]; Severson forced Schaal (second
to shortstop) [Keough to third]; Kirkpatrick reached on an error
by Cash [Keough scored, Severson to second]; Fitzmorris struck
out; Kelly walked [Severson to third, Kirkpatrick to second];
SCHERMAN REPLACED LASHER (PITCHING); Fiore walked [Severson
scored (unearned), Kirkpatrick to third, Kelly to second];
ROBERTSON REPLACED SCHERMAN (PITCHING); Otis flied out to right;
2 R (1 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 9, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 8TH: Kaline grounded out (third to first); Cash flied out
to center; Horton lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
9, Tigers 7.

ROYALS 9TH: Oliver struck out; Keough singled to right; Schaal
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Keough out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 9, Tigers
7.

TIGERS 9TH: Northrup grounded out (second to first); Freehan
walked; G. BROWN BATTED FOR SZOTKIEWICZ; G. Brown lined to
right; WERT BATTED FOR ROBERTSON; Wert grounded out (second to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 9, Tigers 7.



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