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Saturday May 16, 1970
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With Tommy John pitching a three-hitter, the White Sox defeated the Royals, 6-1. A homer by Ellie Rodriguez produced the Royals' run in the second, but the White Sox came back with a pair in their half on a double by Ed Herrmann, safe bunt by Ken Berry, a hit batsman, a walk to Tommy McCraw and sacrifice fly by Luis Aparicio. In the seventh, after another run counted on a double by McCraw and singles by Aparicio and Gail Hopkins, Carlos May climaxed the scoring with a homer. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Saturday, May 16, 1970 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

Royals       0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  1
White Sox    0  2  0    0  0  0    4  0  x  -   6 12  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .259      McCraw rf,1b          4   1   2   1     1   0   .328
Hernandez ss          4   0   0   0     0   0   .205      Aparicio ss           4   1   1   1     0   0   .367
Otis cf               2   0   0   0     2   1   .276      Hopkins 1b            4   0   2   1     0   0   .370
Oliver 1b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .316        Matias pr,rf        1   1   0   0     0   0   .137
Keough lf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .304      May lf                4   1   3   3     0   0   .345
Schaal 3b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .328      O'Brien 3b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .270
Severson 2b           3   0   0   0     0   1   .255      Herrmann c            3   1   2   0     1   0   .314
Rodriguez c           3   1   1   1     0   0   .207      Berry cf              3   1   1   0     1   1   .309
Johnson p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Knoop 2b              4   0   0   0     0   3   .202
  Taylor ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .222      John p                3   0   0   0     0   1   .176
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .500

Totals               28   1   3   1     5   4             Totals               34   6  12   6     3   6

Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance:  3,655
Left on Base: Royals 6, White Sox 9
DP: Royals 0, White Sox 2
Errors: Oliver, Aparicio
Doubles: Herrmann 2 (3), McCraw (1)
Triples: McCraw (1)
Home Runs: Rodriguez (1), May (5)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (14), O'Brien (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Severson (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Aparicio (2)
GIDP: Oliver (5), Schaal (6)
Hit by Pitch: John (1,by Johnson)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(1-1)          6     8   2   2   1   5   0  27   1.93
Wright                  0     3   3   3   0   0   0   3   4.00
Fitzmorris              2     1   1   1   2   1   1   9   3.22
Totals                  8    12   6   6   3   6   1  39

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
John W(3-6)             9     3   1   1   5   4   1  34   3.75
Totals                  9     3   1   1   5   4   1  34

Hit by Pitch: Johnson (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (pitcher to first); Hernandez
grounded out (second to first); Otis walked; Oliver walked [Otis
to second]; Keough grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: McCraw flied out to left; Aparicio popped to
catcher in foul territory; Hopkins singled to right; May singled
to left [Hopkins to second]; O'Brien grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Schaal was called out on strikes; Severson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez homered; Johnson struck out;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Herrmann doubled to left; On a bunt Berry singled
[Herrmann to third]; Knoop struck out; John was hit by a pitch
[Berry to second]; McCraw walked [Herrmann scored, Berry to
third, John to second]; Aparicio hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Berry scored]; Hopkins made an out to first; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly walked; Kelly stole second; Hernandez grounded
out (pitcher to first); Otis walked; Oliver grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Otis out at second];
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 3RD: May singled to left; O'Brien singled to left [May
out at third (left to third)]; O'Brien stole second; Herrmann
flied out to left; Berry grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Keough singled to center; Schaal grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Keough out at
second]; Severson reached on an error by Aparicio; Rodriguez
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Knoop made an out to shortstop; John struck out;
McCraw tripled to right; Aparicio flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Johnson grounded out (pitcher to first); Kelly
grounded out (first unassisted); Hernandez grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Hopkins grounded out (pitcher to first); May
flied out to center; Oliver dropped a foul fly hit by O'Brien
for an error; O'Brien was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis struck out; Oliver grounded out (pitcher to
first); Keough popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Herrmann doubled to right; Berry was called out
on strikes; Knoop was called out on strikes; John flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Schaal singled to left; Severson out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Schaal to second]; Rodriguez made an
out to shortstop; TAYLOR BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Taylor was walked
intentionally; Kelly grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: WRIGHT REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); McCraw doubled
to right; On a bunt Aparicio singled [McCraw to third]; Hopkins
singled to right [Aparicio to third, McCraw scored]; MATIAS RAN
FOR HOPKINS; FITZMORRIS REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); May homered
[Aparicio scored, Matias scored]; O'Brien flied out to center;
Herrmann walked; Berry walked [Herrmann to second]; Knoop struck
out; John flied out to center; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1,
White Sox 6.

ROYALS 8TH: MCCRAW CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); MATIAS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Hernandez flied out to center; Otis
grounded out (second to first); Oliver grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 6.

WHITE SOX 8TH: McCraw made an out to shortstop; Aparicio
grounded out (shortstop to first); Matias grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 6.

ROYALS 9TH: Keough grounded out (first to pitcher); Schaal
grounded out (third to first); Severson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 6.



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