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Sunday May 17, 1970
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Jim Rooker, who was an outfielder-first baseman in the minor leagues before converting to pitcher, batted in five runs, including two in the 11th inning, as the Royals defeated the White Sox, 8-4, to complete the sweep of a doubleheader. Joe Keough collected four hits and was the hero of the Royals' 3-2 victory in the 10-inning opener. Keough drove in the Royals' first run in the lidlifter with a single in the fourth inning. After Ed Herrmann hit two homers for the White Sox, Keough singled in the ninth and scored the tying run on a sacrifice and a single by Ed Kirkpatrick. Amos Otis doubled with two out in the tenth, Bob Oliver was safe on an error and Keough doubled to drive in the winning run.

Rooker batted in three runs with a bases-loaded double in the second inning of the nightcap and scored himself on a single by Pat Kelly. Two singles by Herrmann helped the White Sox rally to tie the game. In the 10th, Luis Alcaraz singled and took second on a grounder by Jackie Hernandez. After an intentional pass to Ellie Rodriguez, Rooker batted in both runners with a double and Kelly followed with a homer for two more runs to clinch the verdict. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 3, Chicago White Sox 2 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, May 17, 1970 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1    1  -   3 13  2
White Sox    0  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  0    0  -   2  3  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   1   0     1   1   .259      McCraw rf,1b          4   0   0   0     1   0   .310
Fiore 1b              5   1   2   0     0   1   .163      Aparicio ss           4   0   0   0     1   1   .354
Otis cf               5   1   2   0     0   0   .280      Hopkins 1b            3   0   0   0     2   0   .355
Oliver 3b             5   0   0   0     0   0   .303        Wood p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Keough lf             5   1   4   2     0   0   .353      May lf                4   0   1   0     1   0   .342
Severson 2b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .235      O'Brien 3b            4   0   0   0     1   2   .254
Hernandez ss          3   0   0   0     0   1   .197      Herrmann c            5   2   2   2     0   0   .321
  Schaal ph,ss        1   0   0   0     0   1   .323      Berry cf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .294
Kirkpatrick c         4   0   2   1     0   0   .229      Knoop 2b              3   0   0   0     1   2   .196
Drago p               2   0   1   0     0   0   .077      Janeski p             3   0   0   0     0   1   .059
  Taylor ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .300        Matias ph,rf        0   0   0   0     1   0   .137
  Alcaraz pr          0   0   0   0     0   0   .120
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hedlund p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Piniella ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .347
  Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .500

Totals               40   3  13   3     1   5             Totals               34   2   3   2     8   7

Time of Game: 2:45
Left on Base: Royals 9, White Sox 10
DP: Royals 1, White Sox 2
Errors: Fiore, Oliver, O'Brien
Doubles: Otis (7), Keough (1)
Home Runs: Herrmann 2 (4)
Caught Stealing: Kelly (8)
Sacrifice Hits: Severson (2)
GIDP: Severson (2)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   7     2   2   2   4   7   2  27   4.84
Wright                  0.2   1   0   0   2   0   0   5   3.72
Hedlund                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   7.20
Fitzmorris W(3-1)       2     0   0   0   2   0   0   9   2.96
Totals                 10     3   2   2   8   7   2  42

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Janeski                 9    11   2   2   1   2   0  36   2.91
Wood L(2-2)             1     2   1   0   0   3   0   6   1.96
Totals                 10    13   3   2   1   5   0  42

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to center; Fiore popped to first in
foul territory; Otis grounded out (third to first) [Kelly to
second]; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: McCraw made an out to shortstop; Aparicio made an
out to shortstop; Hopkins made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough singled to right; Severson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Keough out at
second]; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: May grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
O'Brien grounded out (third to first); Herrmann flied out to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Kirkpatrick flied out to center; Drago flied out to
left; Kelly walked; Kelly was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Berry was called out on strikes; Knoop struck
out; Janeski struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White
Sox 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Fiore singled to center; Otis singled to center
[Fiore to second]; Oliver made an out to second; Keough singled
to right [Fiore scored, Otis to second]; Severson lined into a
double play (shortstop to second) [Otis out at second]; 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: McCraw walked; Aparicio reached on an error by
Oliver [McCraw to third]; Hopkins walked [Aparicio to second];
May lined into a double play (second to shortstop) [McCraw
stayed at third, Hopkins stayed at first, Aparicio out at
second]; O'Brien struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1,
White Sox 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Hernandez flied out to right; Kirkpatrick singled to
right; Drago singled to left [Kirkpatrick to second]; Kelly
forced Drago (second to shortstop) [Kirkpatrick to third]; Fiore
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
1, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Herrmann homered; Berry grounded out (second to
first); Knoop walked; Janeski grounded out (first unassisted)
[Knoop to second]; McCraw grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis grounded out (third to first); Oliver made an
out to third; Keough flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Aparicio struck out; Hopkins made an out to
third; May walked; O'Brien struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Severson made an out to first; Hernandez made an out
to second; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Herrmann homered; Berry flied out to right; Knoop
struck out; Janeski popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 8TH: TAYLOR BATTED FOR DRAGO; Taylor singled to center;
ALCARAZ RAN FOR TAYLOR; Kelly forced Alcaraz (first to
shortstop); Fiore singled to center [Kelly to second]; Otis
flied out to left; Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED ALCARAZ (PITCHING); McCraw
grounded out (first unassisted); Aparicio flied out to left;
Hopkins walked; May singled to right [Hopkins to second];
O'Brien walked [Hopkins to third, May to second]; HEDLUND
REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); Herrmann flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 9TH: Keough singled to center; Severson out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Keough to second]; SCHAAL
BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Schaal struck out; Kirkpatrick singled to
right [Keough scored]; PINIELLA BATTED FOR HEDLUND; Piniella
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2,
White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 9TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED PINIELLA (PITCHING); SCHAAL
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Berry reached on an error by Fiore;
Knoop grounded out (first to second) [Berry to second]; MATIAS
BATTED FOR JANESKI; Matias was walked intentionally; McCraw
grounded out (first unassisted) [Berry to third, Matias to
second]; Aparicio was walked intentionally; Hopkins grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 2, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 10TH: MATIAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); MCCRAW CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); WOOD REPLACED HOPKINS (PITCHING); Kelly
struck out; Fiore struck out; Otis doubled to left; Oliver
reached on an error by O'Brien [Otis to third]; Keough doubled
to right [Otis scored (unearned), Oliver to third]; Severson
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 10TH: May grounded out (second to first); O'Brien
grounded out (third to first); Herrmann grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, White Sox 2.



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