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Wednesday May 27, 1970
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Ed Kirkpatrick and Bob Oliver combined to bat the Royals to a 4-3 victory over the White Sox, who fell short in scoring on the one-man efforts of Tommy McCraw. Kirkpatrick drove in two runs with a pair of singles and Oliver accounted for two with a sacrifice fly and a homer. McCraw homered with a man on base in the third inning and scored the other White Sox run after bunting safely in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, Chicago White Sox 3

Game Played on Wednesday, May 27, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

White Sox    0  0  2    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  9  2
Royals       2  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   4  7  0


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Williams rf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .242      Kelly rf              4   1   1   0     0   0   .287
  Murphy p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Schaal 3b             3   2   1   0     1   0   .313
  May ph              1   0   0   0     0   1   .303      Kirkpatrick lf        4   0   2   2     0   1   .218
Aparicio ss           4   1   2   0     0   0   .322      Oliver 1b             3   1   3   2     0   0   .291
McCraw lf,cf          4   2   2   2     0   0   .295      Keough cf             2   0   0   0     1   0   .333
Blanco 1b,lf          4   0   0   0     0   0   .125      Alcaraz 2b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .154
Melton 3b             4   0   1   1     0   0   .281      Hernandez ss          4   0   0   0     0   1   .239
O'Brien 2b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .248      Rodriguez c           2   0   0   0     1   0   .256
Berry cf              1   0   0   0     1   1   .257      Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .059
  Hopkins ph,1b       2   0   1   0     0   0   .337        Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Brinkman c            2   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Herrmann ph,c       1   0   1   0     1   0   .302
  Bradford pr         0   0   0   0     0   0   .203
Horlen p              2   0   1   0     0   1   .160
  Matias ph,rf        2   0   0   0     0   1   .213

Totals               34   3   9   3     2   4             Totals               28   4   7   4     3   3

Time of Game: 2:09   Attendance: 11,054
Left on Base: White Sox 7, Royals 6
DP: White Sox 1, Royals 1
Errors: Williams, McCraw
Doubles: Hopkins (4), Schaal (4)
Home Runs: McCraw (1), Oliver (8)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (20)
Sacrifice Hits: Drago (2), Keough (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Oliver (2)
GIDP: Williams (3)
Hit by Pitch: Williams (1,by Drago)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Horlen L(5-5)           6     5   4   3   3   1   1  26   3.95
Murphy                  2     2   0   0   0   2   0   8   5.87
Totals                  8     7   4   3   3   3   1  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago W(3-3)            7.2   8   3   3   2   3   1  32   4.55
Drabowsky SV(2)         1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5   3.67
Totals                  9     9   3   3   2   4   1  37

Hit by Pitch: Drago (3)

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


WHITE SOX 1ST: Williams was hit by a pitch; Aparicio forced
Williams (second unassisted); McCraw forced Aparicio (shortstop
to second); Blanco flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to center; Kelly stole second; Schaal
walked; Kirkpatrick singled to right [Schaal to third, Kelly
scored, Kirkpatrick to second (error by Williams)]; Oliver hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Schaal scored, Kirkpatrick to third];
Keough was walked intentionally; Alcaraz flied out to left;
Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Melton flied out to left; O'Brien grounded out
(first unassisted); Berry walked; Brinkman forced Berry
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Royals 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Rodriguez grounded out (second to first); Drago
flied out to center; Kelly grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Horlen struck out; Williams lined to right;
Aparicio singled to left; McCraw homered [Aparicio scored];
Blanco flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2,
Royals 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal reached on an error by McCraw; Kirkpatrick
singled to right [Schaal scored (unearned)]; Oliver singled to
right [Kirkpatrick to second]; Keough hit into a double play
(first to pitcher to third) [Oliver to second, Kirkpatrick out
at third]; Alcaraz grounded out (third to first); 1 R (0 ER), 2
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 3.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Melton grounded out (pitcher to first); O'Brien
singled to left; O'Brien was out trying to advance to second
(catcher to second); Berry was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rodriguez walked; Drago out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Rodriguez to second]; Kelly grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 3.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first);
Horlen singled to left; Williams flied out to right; Aparicio
singled to right [Horlen to second]; McCraw flied out to left; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal grounded out (third to first); Kirkpatrick
was called out on strikes; Oliver homered; Keough grounded out
(first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Blanco flied out to right; Melton grounded out
(third to first); O'Brien flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Alcaraz grounded out (shortstop to first); Hernandez
flied out to left; Rodriguez grounded out (catcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 7TH: HOPKINS BATTED FOR BERRY; Hopkins doubled to
center; HERRMANN BATTED FOR BRINKMAN; Herrmann walked; MATIAS
BATTED FOR HORLEN; Matias struck out; Williams grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Herrmann out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 4.

ROYALS 7TH: HOPKINS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); MCCRAW CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); BLANCO CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
HERRMANN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); MATIAS STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING RF); MURPHY REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Drago was
called out on strikes; Kelly grounded out (shortstop to first);
Schaal doubled to right; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Aparicio flied out to center; McCraw singled to
center; Blanco grounded out (second to first) [McCraw to
second]; Melton singled to center [McCraw scored]; DRABOWSKY
REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); O'Brien grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: Oliver singled to center; Keough out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to first) [Oliver to second]; Alcaraz grounded out
(third to first); Hernandez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
White Sox 3, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Hopkins grounded out (second to first); Herrmann
singled to shortstop; BRADFORD RAN FOR HERRMANN; Matias forced
Bradford (second to shortstop); MAY BATTED FOR MURPHY; May
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 3, Royals 4.



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