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Monday May 18, 1970
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With the help of three homers, the Twins defeated the Royals, 7-5, for their fifth straight victory. Leo Cardenas and Rod Carew each hit for the circuit with a man on base, but the Royals tied the score at 5-5 when Amos Otis whacked a two-run homer in the seventh.

The Twins scored the tie-breaking tally without the benefit of a hit in the eighth on a pass to Rich Reese, a wild pitch, throwing error by Ellie Rodriguez on the play and a sacrifice fly by Charlie Manuel. Bill Zepp, who retired one batter in relief, was the winner. Harmon Killebrew clinched the outcome with a homer in the ninth. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 7, Kansas City Royals 5

Game Played on Monday, May 18, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Twins        0  2  0    0  2  0    1  1  1  -   7  8  2
Royals       0  2  0    0  0  1    2  0  0  -   5 10  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              2   2   1   0     3   0   .295      Kelly rf              5   0   0   0     0   2   .262
Carew 2b              5   1   3   2     0   0   .419      Fiore 1b              5   0   1   0     0   1   .169
Killebrew 1b,3b       4   1   1   1     1   1   .319      Otis cf               5   1   2   2     0   0   .280
  Quilici 3b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .167      Oliver 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .298
Oliva rf              5   0   1   1     0   0   .326      Keough lf             4   2   3   0     0   0   .356
Alyea lf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .290      Severson 2b           4   1   1   1     0   0   .228
  Holt lf             0   0   0   0     0   0   .147      Hernandez ss          3   0   2   2     0   0   .226
Renick 3b             2   1   1   0     1   0   .313      Rodriguez c           3   0   1   0     1   0   .206
  Reese ph,1b         0   1   0   0     1   0   .229      Butler p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Cardenas ss           3   1   1   2     1   0   .262        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     0   1   .184        Schaal ph           1   1   0   0     0   0   .317
  Manuel ph           0   0   0   1     0   0   .286        Hedlund p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
Kaat p                2   0   0   0     1   0   .150        Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .273
  Zepp p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ratliff ph,c        1   0   0   0     0   0   .250

Totals               31   7   8   7     8   2             Totals               37   5  10   5     1   6

Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance:  8,560
Left on Base: Twins 6, Royals 7
DP: Twins 0, Royals 1
Errors: Carew, Cardenas, Rodriguez
Doubles: Severson (1)
Home Runs: Cardenas (4), Carew (2), Killebrew (12), Otis (4)
Stolen Bases: Tovar (12)
Caught Stealing: Tovar (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Manuel (1)
GIDP: Alyea (6)
Hit by Pitch: Hernandez (2,by Perranoski)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kaat                    6.2   9   5   3   1   3   1  30   3.39
Zepp W(1-0)             0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   2.03
Perranoski SV(10)       2     1   0   0   0   2   0   8   1.57
Totals                  9    10   5   3   1   6   1  39

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler                  6     6   5   5   6   1   2  29   3.65
Wright                  1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3   3.38
Hedlund L(2-3)          0     0   1   0   2   0   0   2   7.20
Fitzmorris              2     1   1   1   0   0   1   6   3.08
Totals                  9     8   7   6   8   2   3  40

Hit by Pitch: Perranoski (1)
Wild Pitches: Kaat (1), Hedlund (1), Fitzmorris (1)

Umpires: HP - Emmett Ashford, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Lou DiMuro, 3B - Jerry Neudecker


TWINS 1ST: Tovar walked; Tovar was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); On a bunt Carew singled to third;
Killebrew made an out to first; Oliva flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Fiore grounded
out (pitcher to first); Otis singled to shortstop; Oliver
grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Twins 0, Royals 0.

TWINS 2ND: Alyea popped to first in foul territory; Renick
singled to left; Cardenas homered [Renick scored]; Mitterwald
struck out; Kaat walked; Tovar singled to center [Kaat to
third]; Carew flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins
2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough singled to right; Severson doubled to left
[Keough scored]; Severson was picked off second but was safe on
an error by Carew [Severson to third]; Hernandez singled to
right [Severson scored]; Rodriguez singled to right [Hernandez
to third]; Butler grounded out (pitcher to first) [Rodriguez to
second, Hernandez stayed at third]; Kelly grounded out (first
unassisted); Fiore struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2,
Royals 2.

TWINS 3RD: Killebrew made an out to first; Oliva flied out to
center; Alyea popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis flied out to center; Oliver grounded out
(shortstop to first); Keough singled to right [Keough out at
second (right to shortstop)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Royals 2.

TWINS 4TH: Renick walked; Cardenas forced Renick (third to
second); Mitterwald flied out to center; Kaat grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Severson lined to shortstop; Hernandez grounded out
(pitcher to first); Rodriguez walked; Butler was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Royals 2.

TWINS 5TH: Tovar walked; Tovar stole second; Carew homered
[Tovar scored]; Killebrew walked; Oliva flied out to right;
Alyea flied out to right; Renick made an out to shortstop; 2 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Kelly flied out to center; Fiore grounded out
(second to first); Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 4, Royals 2.

TWINS 6TH: Cardenas flied out to center; Mitterwald made an out
to third; Kaat flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
4, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); On a bunt
Keough singled to third; Severson grounded out (second to first)
[Keough to second]; Kaat threw a wild pitch [Keough to third];
Hernandez singled to right [Keough scored]; Rodriguez flied out
to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 4, Royals 3.

TWINS 7TH: Tovar walked; Carew singled to right [Tovar to
third]; WRIGHT REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Killebrew was called
out on strikes; Oliva singled to left [Tovar scored, Carew to
second]; Alyea grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Oliva out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5,
Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: HOLT REPLACED ALYEA (PLAYING LF); SCHAAL BATTED FOR
WRIGHT; Schaal reached on an error by Cardenas; Kelly struck
out; Fiore flied out to left; Otis homered (unearned) [Schaal
scored (unearned)]; ZEPP REPLACED KAAT (PITCHING); Oliver struck
out; 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 5, Royals 5.

TWINS 8TH: HEDLUND REPLACED SCHAAL (PITCHING); REESE BATTED FOR
RENICK; Reese walked; Hedlund threw a wild pitch [Reese to third
(error by Rodriguez)]; Cardenas walked; FITZMORRIS REPLACED
HEDLUND (PITCHING); MANUEL BATTED FOR MITTERWALD; Fitzmorris
threw a wild pitch [Cardenas to second, Reese stayed at third];
Manuel hit a sacrifice fly to left [Reese scored (unearned),
Cardenas stayed at second]; RATLIFF BATTED FOR ZEPP; Cardenas
was out trying to advance to third (catcher to third); Ratliff
grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 6, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: KILLEBREW CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); REESE
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); PERRANOSKI REPLACED MANUEL
(PITCHING); RATLIFF STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Keough grounded
out (third to first); Severson grounded out (second to first);
Hernandez was hit by a pitch; Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 6, Royals 5.

TWINS 9TH: Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); Carew lined
to left; Killebrew homered; Oliva made an out to third; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 7, Royals 5.

ROYALS 9TH: QUILICI REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 3B); TAYLOR
BATTED FOR FITZMORRIS; Taylor struck out; Kelly struck out;
Fiore singled to right; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 7, Royals 5.



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