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Wednesday May 20, 1970
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The first player in Minnesota history to hit for the cycle, Rod Carew paced the Twins to a 10-5 victory over the Royals. In addition to Carew's homer in his four-hit package, the Twins also had round-trippers by Paul Ratliff, Leo Cardenas and Rich Reese, while Amos Otis and Joe Keough smacked homers for the Royals.

Cardenas' drive with two men on base in the seventh inning sent the Twins ahead, 6-4, and they added their other runs in the eighth. Carew drove in one with a triple, Harmon Killebrew plated Carew with a single and Reese followed with his boundary belt to wrap up the Twins' seventh straight victory. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 10, Kansas City Royals 5

Game Played on Wednesday, May 20, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Twins        0  0  1    0  0  2    3  4  0  -  10 13  1
Royals       1  0  0    0  2  1    0  0  1  -   5 10  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              4   1   1   0     1   1   .300      Kelly rf              4   1   2   0     1   1   .260
Carew 2b              5   2   4   2     0   0   .432      Fiore 1b              5   0   2   2     0   2   .191
Oliva rf              5   0   1   0     0   2   .319      Otis cf               5   1   2   1     0   1   .283
Killebrew 3b          4   0   1   1     1   1   .315      Oliver 3b             5   0   0   0     0   1   .291
  Quilici pr,3b       0   1   0   0     0   0   .167      Keough lf             3   1   2   1     1   0   .379
Reese 1b              4   2   1   2     1   1   .240      Alcaraz 2b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .133
Holt lf               5   2   3   0     0   0   .209      Hernandez ss          4   0   0   0     0   2   .231
Cardenas ss           5   1   1   3     0   1   .258      Rodriguez c           4   2   2   0     0   1   .224
Ratliff c             2   1   1   2     2   1   .283      Johnson p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Hall p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Schaal ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .313
Boswell p             3   0   0   0     0   1   .133        Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
  Mitterwald c        2   0   0   0     0   1   .179        Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Piniella ph         0   0   0   1     0   0   .347

Totals               40  10  13  10     5   9             Totals               36   5  10   5     3   9

Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance:  7,710
Left on Base: Twins 8, Royals 8
DP: Twins 1, Royals 0
Errors: Carew, Oliver
Doubles: Holt (1), Carew (7), Tovar (9), Rodriguez (2), Fiore (2), Otis (8)
Triples: Carew (1), Rodriguez (1)
Home Runs: Carew (3), Ratliff (2), Cardenas (5), Reese (2), Otis (5), Keough (3)
Stolen Bases: Carew (3), Kelly (16)
Sacrifice Flies: Piniella (3)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Boswell W(2-5)          6     6   4   4   1   4   2  25   6.31
Hall SV(1)              3     4   1   1   2   5   0  15   3.20
Totals                  9    10   5   5   3   9   2  40

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(1-2)          7    10   6   6   4   7   3  35   2.95
Fitzmorris              0.1   1   2   2   1   0   0   3   3.71
Burgmeier               1.2   2   2   2   0   2   1   7  10.13
Totals                  9    13  10  10   5   9   4  45

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar grounded out (third to first); Carew singled to
center; Oliva singled to right [Carew out at home (right to
shortstop to first to second to first to catcher)]; Killebrew
walked [Oliva to second]; Reese struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly flied out to right; Fiore flied out to center;
Otis homered; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 1.

TWINS 2ND: Holt lined to right; Cardenas lined to pitcher;
Ratliff walked; Boswell reached on an error by Oliver [Ratliff
to second]; Tovar flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough reached on an error by Carew [Keough to
second]; Alcaraz grounded out (second to first) [Keough to
third]; Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 1.

TWINS 3RD: Carew homered; Oliva grounded out (second to first);
Killebrew grounded out (shortstop to first); Reese popped to
catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Johnson flied out to right; Kelly singled to right;
Kelly stole second; Fiore struck out while Kelly was out trying
to advance to third (catcher to third); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 1, Royals 1.

TWINS 4TH: Holt doubled to left; Cardenas grounded out (pitcher
to first); Ratliff walked; Boswell was called out on strikes;
Tovar struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis flied out to left; Oliver made an out to
second; Keough singled to center; Alcaraz grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 1.

TWINS 5TH: Carew doubled to left; Carew stole third; Oliva was
called out on strikes; Killebrew struck out; Reese grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Hernandez struck out; Rodriguez doubled to left;
Johnson struck out; Kelly walked; Fiore doubled to center [Kelly
scored, Rodriguez scored]; Otis struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 3.

TWINS 6TH: Holt singled to left; Cardenas was called out on
strikes; Ratliff homered [Holt scored]; Boswell popped to
catcher in foul territory; Tovar doubled to center; Carew
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3,
Royals 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver flied out to right; Keough homered; Alcaraz
grounded out (first unassisted); Hernandez popped to first in
foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Royals 4.

TWINS 7TH: Oliva grounded out (second to first); Killebrew flied
out to right; Reese walked; Holt singled to right [Reese to
third]; Cardenas homered [Reese scored, Holt scored]; Ratliff
was called out on strikes; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 6,
Royals 4.

ROYALS 7TH: HALL REPLACED RATLIFF (PITCHING); MITTERWALD
REPLACED BOSWELL (PLAYING C ); Rodriguez was called out on
strikes; SCHAAL BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Schaal flied out to left;
Kelly singled to left; Fiore struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 6, Royals 4.

TWINS 8TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED SCHAAL (PITCHING); Mitterwald
made an out to shortstop; Tovar walked; Carew tripled [Tovar
scored]; BURGMEIER REPLACED FITZMORRIS (PITCHING); Oliva struck
out; Killebrew singled to left [Carew scored]; QUILICI RAN FOR
KILLEBREW; Reese homered [Quilici scored]; Holt grounded out
(pitcher to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 10, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: QUILICI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Otis flied out
to left; Oliver flied out to right; Keough walked; Alcaraz
walked [Keough to second]; Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Twins 10, Royals 4.

TWINS 9TH: Cardenas flied out to right; Hall made an out to
shortstop; Mitterwald struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
10, Royals 4.

ROYALS 9TH: Rodriguez tripled to left; PINIELLA BATTED FOR
BURGMEIER; Piniella hit a sacrifice fly to right [Rodriguez
scored]; Kelly struck out; Fiore singled to left; Otis doubled
to left [Fiore to third]; Oliver struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 10, Royals 5.



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