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Saturday May 23, 1970
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Jim Rooker's batting ability paid off when the Royals' pitcher won his own game with a two-run single in the seventh inning to beat the Brewers, 3-1. With the score tied, 1-1, Jackie Hernandez walked and stopped at third on a double by Ellie Rodriguez. Rooker, a former outfielder in the minor leagues, then rapped his single for the victory. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 3, Milwaukee Brewers 1

Game Played on Saturday, May 23, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Brewers      1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  1
Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    2  0  x  -   3  8  0


Brewers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Harper 3b             4   1   2   0     0   0   .291      Kelly rf              3   0   1   0     1   0   .275
Kubiak ss             3   0   0   0     1   0   .263      Fiore 1b              2   0   0   0     0   0   .181
Savage rf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .296        Kirkpatrick ph,lf   2   0   0   0     0   0   .216
Walton lf             4   0   0   1     0   1   .299      Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .270
Allen cf              4   0   3   0     0   0   .259      Oliver 3b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .295
Pena 1b               4   0   0   0     0   0   .242      Keough lf,1b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .351
Roof c                3   0   0   0     0   0   .193      Alcaraz 2b            3   0   1   0     0   1   .146
  Gelnar p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Hernandez ss          2   1   1   0     1   1   .258
Gil 2b                3   0   1   0     0   0   .154      Rodriguez c           3   1   3   0     0   0   .243
Krausse p             2   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Rooker p              3   0   1   2     0   2   .211
  McNertney c         1   0   0   0     0   0   .241

Totals               32   1   8   1     1   2             Totals               30   3   8   2     2   4

Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance:  9,001
Left on Base: Brewers 5, Royals 5
DP: Brewers 0, Royals 1
Errors: Walton
Doubles: Allen (4), Savage (4), Hernandez (3), Rodriguez (3)
Triples: Krausse (1)
Stolen Bases: Harper (19), Rodriguez (1)
Caught Stealing: Savage (1)
GIDP: Pena (3)


Brewers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Krausse L(3-8)          6.1   6   3   2   2   4   0  26   4.40
Gelnar                  1.2   2   0   0   0   0   0   6   4.68
Totals                  8     8   3   2   2   4   0  32

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker W(3-2)           9     8   1   1   1   2   0  33   3.74
Totals                  9     8   1   1   1   2   0  33

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


BREWERS 1ST: Harper singled; Kubiak walked [Harper to second];
Savage flied out to right [Harper to third]; Walton popped to
shortstop (shortstop to second) [Harper scored, Kubiak out at
second]; Allen doubled to right [Walton to third]; Pena made an
out to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly flied out to center; Fiore grounded out
(second to first); Otis lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 1, Royals 0.

BREWERS 2ND: Roof flied out to center; Gil singled to center;
Krausse popped to third in foul territory; Harper grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver flied out to center; Keough flied out to
center; Alcaraz lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers
1, Royals 0.

BREWERS 3RD: Kubiak flied out to center; Savage was called out
on strikes; Walton lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hernandez doubled to left; Rodriguez singled to
center [Hernandez out at third (center to catcher), Rodriguez to
second (on throw to 3b)]; Rooker struck out; Kelly walked; Fiore
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Brewers
1, Royals 0.

BREWERS 4TH: Allen singled to center; Pena grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Allen out at
second]; Roof flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers
1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis flied out to right; Oliver singled to center;
Keough made an out to shortstop; Alcaraz singled to left [Oliver
scored (error by Walton) (unearned)]; Hernandez was called out
on strikes; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 1.

BREWERS 5TH: Gil grounded out (third to first); Krausse tripled
to right [Krausse out at home (right to shortstop to catcher)];
Harper singled to left; Harper stole second; Kubiak flied out to
left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Rodriguez singled to center; Rodriguez stole second;
Rooker struck out; Kelly lined to right; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR
FIORE; Kirkpatrick lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Brewers 1, Royals 1.

BREWERS 6TH: KIRKPATRICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); KEOUGH
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Savage doubled to left; Walton
made an out to pitcher; Allen lined to right [Savage to third];
Savage was caught stealing home (pitcher to catcher); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis made an out to shortstop; Oliver grounded out
(third to first); Keough made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 1.

BREWERS 7TH: Pena flied out to center; Roof grounded out
(shortstop to first); Gil made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Alcaraz was called out on strikes; Hernandez walked;
Rodriguez doubled to right [Hernandez to third]; GELNAR REPLACED
ROOF (PITCHING); MCNERTNEY REPLACED KRAUSSE (PLAYING C ); Rooker
singled to left [Hernandez scored, Rodriguez scored, Rooker out
at second (center to third to second)]; Kelly singled to right;
Kirkpatrick flied out to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers
1, Royals 3.

BREWERS 8TH: McNertney flied out to right; Harper grounded out
(third to first); Kubiak grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver
popped to first in foul territory; Keough popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 1, Royals 3.

BREWERS 9TH: Savage flied out to right; Walton struck out; Allen
singled to left; Pena flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Brewers 1, Royals 3.



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