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Tuesday May 26, 1970
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The relief work of Wilbur Wood, who gave up a run-scoring single, but then retired the last eight batters in succession, enabled the White Sox to defeat the Royals, 3-1. Ossie Blanco, a first baseman-ontfielder from Tucson (Pacific Coast), batted in one run for the White Sox with a single for his first major league hit. Wood relieved Jerry Janeski after a walk and a single by Pat Kelly put runners on first and third with one out in the seventh inning. Paul Schaal singled to plate the Royals' run. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Tuesday, May 26, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

White Sox    1  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  7  1


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Williams rf           3   2   1   0     1   0   .250      Kelly rf              4   0   2   0     1   0   .288
Aparicio ss           4   1   1   0     0   0   .317      Schaal 3b             3   0   1   1     1   0   .312
McCraw lf,1b          4   0   2   1     0   0   .286      Otis cf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .282
Blanco 1b             4   0   1   1     0   2   .250      Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   2   .278
  Berry cf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .259      Keough lf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .341
Melton 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .282      Alcaraz 2b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .160
O'Brien 2b            4   0   1   0     0   2   .248      Hernandez ss          4   0   0   0     0   2   .248
  Knoop 2b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .185      Rodriguez c           3   1   1   0     1   0   .262
Bradford cf,lf        4   0   0   0     0   3   .203      Johnson p             2   0   0   0     0   2   .000
Herrmann c            3   0   0   0     1   0   .294        Kirkpatrick ph      1   0   0   0     0   0   .208
Janeski p             3   0   0   0     0   1   .043        Bunker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Wood p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Piniella ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .347

Totals               34   3   6   2     2   8             Totals               34   1   7   1     3   6

Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance:  7,270
Left on Base: White Sox 6, Royals 9
DP: White Sox 0, Royals 0
Errors: Keough
Doubles: Williams (8), Aparicio (6), Rodriguez (5)
Stolen Bases: McCraw (5), Kelly (19), Schaal (2)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Janeski W(4-2)          6.1   6   1   1   3   5   0  28   3.22
Wood SV(8)              2.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   9   2.60
Totals                  9     7   1   1   3   6   0  37

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(1-3)          7     5   3   2   1   8   0  28   2.89
Bunker                  2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8   7.63
Totals                  9     6   3   2   2   8   0  36

Passed Balls: Herrmann (5)
Wild Pitches: Janeski (2)

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Merle Anthony, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - Bob Stewart


WHITE SOX 1ST: Williams doubled to center; Aparicio grounded out
(second to first) [Williams to third]; McCraw singled to left
[Williams scored]; McCraw stole second; Debut game for Ossie
Blanco; Blanco struck out; Melton grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to center; Schaal made an out to
third; Otis singled to left [Kelly to second]; Oliver lined to
second; Keough lined to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox
1, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: O'Brien struck out; Bradford struck out; Herrmann
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Alcaraz flied out to left; Hernandez struck out;
Rodriguez lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Janeski was called out on strikes; Williams
walked; Aparicio flied out to left; McCraw singled to shortstop
[Williams to second]; Blanco singled to left [McCraw to second,
Williams scored]; Melton forced Blanco (shortstop to second); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Johnson struck out; Kelly walked; Schaal walked
[Kelly to second]; Otis singled to right [Schaal to second,
Kelly to third]; Oliver struck out; Keough made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: O'Brien grounded out (shortstop to first);
Bradford struck out; Herrmann flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Alcaraz grounded out (shortstop to first); Hernandez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez doubled to left;
Johnson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White
Sox 2, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Janeski flied out to left; Williams grounded out
(pitcher to first); Aparicio doubled to left; McCraw reached on
an error by Keough [Aparicio scored (unearned)]; Blanco struck
out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Kelly grounded out (pitcher to first); Schaal lined
to center; Otis flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 3, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Melton flied out to left; O'Brien struck out;
Bradford struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals
0.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Keough
singled to center; Alcaraz flied out to left; Hernandez struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Herrmann made an out to shortstop; Janeski made
an out to first; Williams popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Rodriguez walked; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR JOHNSON;
Janeski threw a wild pitch [Rodriguez to second]; Kirkpatrick
made an out to second; Kelly singled to center [Rodriguez to
third]; WOOD REPLACED JANESKI (PITCHING); Schaal singled to left
[Rodriguez scored, Kelly to second]; Kelly stole third and
Schaal stole second; Otis reached on a fielder's choice [Kelly
out at home (third to catcher), Schaal stayed at second];
Herrmann allowed a passed ball [Schaal to third, Otis to
second]; Oliver struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 3,
Royals 1.

WHITE SOX 8TH: BUNKER REPLACED KIRKPATRICK (PITCHING); Aparicio
grounded out (third to first); McCraw grounded out (first
unassisted); Blanco flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: BERRY REPLACED BLANCO (PLAYING CF); MCCRAW CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); BRADFORD CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Keough lined to right; Alcaraz grounded out (third to first);
Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 White Sox 3, Royals 1.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Melton flied out to center; O'Brien singled to
right; Bradford grounded out (third to first) [O'Brien to
second]; Herrmann was walked intentionally; Wood grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: KNOOP REPLACED O'BRIEN (PLAYING 2B); Rodriguez
grounded out (shortstop to first); PINIELLA BATTED FOR BUNKER;
Piniella grounded out (pitcher to first); Kelly flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals 1.



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