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Thursday May 14, 1970
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The Twins bunched four hits for three runs in the fourth inning and defeated the Royals, 5-2. Jim Holt and Leo Cardenas singled and Paul Ratliff doubled for the first run to break a 2-2 tie. Rod Carew then delivered a two-run single to clinch the outcome. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 5, Kansas City Royals 2

Game Played on Thursday, May 14, 1970 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
Twins        2  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  x  -   5 12  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   2   0     0   1   .270      Tovar cf              5   1   1   0     0   0   .287
Fiore 1b              3   0   0   0     1   1   .119      Carew 2b              4   0   3   2     0   1   .389
Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .283      Oliva rf              3   1   1   1     1   2   .331
Oliver 3b             4   1   1   0     0   2   .315      Killebrew 3b          2   0   0   0     2   1   .327
Keough lf             4   1   2   1     0   1   .316      Reese 1b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .239
Schaal ss             3   0   0   1     0   0   .333      Holt lf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .152
Severson 2b           2   0   0   0     2   1   .250      Cardenas ss           3   1   2   0     1   0   .261
Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   1   .216      Ratliff c             4   1   2   1     0   1   .281
Morehead p            2   0   0   0     0   1   .154      Tiant p               1   0   0   0     0   0   .412
  Rooker p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .091        Manuel ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .286
                                                            Renick ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .286
                                                            Hall p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .250

Totals               30   2   5   2     4  10             Totals               32   5  12   5     4   6

Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance:  2,121
Left on Base: Royals 6, Twins 8
DP: Royals 1, Twins 0
Doubles: Ratliff (2)
Triples: Keough (1)
Stolen Bases: Tovar (10)
Caught Stealing: Kelly (7), Cardenas (1), Carew (5)
Sacrifice Hits: Hall (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Schaal (1)
GIDP: Holt (2)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morehead L(1-1)         3     7   5   5   3   3   0  17   4.42
Rooker                  5     5   0   0   1   3   0  20   4.58
Totals                  8    12   5   5   4   6   0  37

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Tiant                   4     4   2   2   3   3   0  18   2.96
Hall W(1-1)             5     1   0   0   1   7   0  17   3.24
Totals                  9     5   2   2   4  10   0  35

Wild Pitches: Hall (1)

Umpires: HP - Art Frantz, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Russ Goetz, 3B - Don Denkinger


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to center; Kelly was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Fiore walked; Otis flied to left
in foul territory; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled to center; Tovar stole second; Carew
struck out; Oliva singled to center [Tovar scored]; Killebrew
walked [Oliva to second]; Reese singled to left [Oliva scored,
Killebrew to third]; Holt grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Reese out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 0, Twins 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough singled to center; Schaal forced Keough
(second unassisted); Severson walked [Schaal to second];
Kirkpatrick flied out to right; Morehead grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 2.

TWINS 2ND: Cardenas walked; Cardenas was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Ratliff struck out; Tiant flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly was called out on strikes; Fiore flied out to
right; Otis grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 2.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); Carew
singled to center; Oliva walked [Carew to second]; Killebrew
struck out; Reese flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver singled to right; Keough tripled to right
[Oliver scored]; Schaal hit a sacrifice fly to left [Keough
scored]; Severson grounded out (third to first); Kirkpatrick
walked; Morehead was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 2.

TWINS 4TH: Holt singled to right; Cardenas singled to left [Holt
to third]; Ratliff doubled to right [Holt scored, Cardenas to
third]; MANUEL BATTED FOR TIANT; ROOKER REPLACED MOREHEAD
(PITCHING); RENICK BATTED FOR MANUEL; Renick was called out on
strikes; Tovar flied out to center; Carew singled to center
[Cardenas scored, Ratliff scored]; Carew was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2,
Twins 5.

ROYALS 5TH: HALL REPLACED RENICK (PITCHING); Kelly grounded out
(second to first); Fiore was called out on strikes; Otis struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.

TWINS 5TH: Oliva struck out; Killebrew walked; Reese singled to
right [Killebrew to second]; Holt forced Reese (shortstop to
second) [Killebrew to third]; Cardenas flied out to right; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Keough
grounded out (third to first); Schaal flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.

TWINS 6TH: Ratliff flied out to right; Hall grounded out
(shortstop to first); Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Severson struck out; Kirkpatrick flied out to
center; Rooker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2,
Twins 5.

TWINS 7TH: Carew singled to shortstop; Oliva was called out on
strikes; Killebrew made an out to first; Reese grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Kelly singled to left; Fiore grounded out (second to
first) [Kelly to second]; Otis flied out to left; Oliver struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.

TWINS 8TH: Holt flied out to right; Cardenas singled to center;
Ratliff singled to center [Cardenas to third]; Hall out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Cardenas stayed at third,
Ratliff to second]; Tovar flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.

ROYALS 9TH: Keough was called out on strikes; Schaal flied out
to center; Severson walked; Hall threw a wild pitch [Severson to
second]; Kirkpatrick struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
2, Twins 5.



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