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Sunday May 31, 1970
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A single by Joe Keough and doubles by Luis Alcaraz and Hawk Taylor produced two runs in the eighth inning and gave the Royals a 6-5 victory over the Senators. Ed Kirkpatrick hit a homer and Alcaraz had an earlier run-scoring double to help fashion a 4-4 tie, but Frank Howard sent the Senators ahead in the seventh with a smash over the center field fence, 410 feet from home plate. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 6, Washington Senators 5

Game Played on Sunday, May 31, 1970 (Day game) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

Royals       0  1  0    1  0  2    0  2  0  -   6 13  2
Senators     1  0  0    3  0  0    1  0  0  -   5  7  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     2   1   .267      Unser cf              5   0   1   1     0   0   .243
Hernandez ss          4   0   1   0     0   1   .224      Stroud rf             4   1   2   0     1   1   .294
Otis cf               5   1   1   0     0   0   .277      Howard lf             5   1   1   1     0   1   .259
Oliver 3b             5   1   1   0     0   0   .292      Epstein 1b            4   0   0   1     0   1   .261
Keough 1b             4   2   2   0     1   0   .337      B. Allen 2b           3   0   0   0     1   1   .287
Kirkpatrick lf        5   1   3   2     0   1   .234        Cullen 2b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .229
Severson 2b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .254      Rodriguez 3b          3   1   1   0     1   1   .263
  Alcaraz ph,2b       5   1   3   2     0   1   .174      Brinkman ss           3   1   0   0     1   0   .246
Rodriguez c           3   0   1   0     0   0   .258      French c              2   1   1   0     1   1   .200
Morehead p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .190        Roseboro ph,c       1   0   0   0     0   1   .220
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Cox p                 1   0   1   2     1   0   .158
  Burgmeier p         1   0   0   0     1   0   .000        Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Taylor ph           1   0   1   1     0   0   .375        Nelson ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .135
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Shellenback p       0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                            Hannan p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
                                                            Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Maye ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .262
                                                            Humphreys p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37   6  13   5     4   4             Totals               33   5   7   5     6   7

Time of Game: 3:07   Attendance: 23,889
Left on Base: Royals 10, Senators 8
DP: Royals 0, Senators 1
Errors: Hernandez, Rodriguez
Doubles: Alcaraz 2 (5), Taylor (3), Kirkpatrick (4)
Home Runs: Kirkpatrick (7), Howard (15)
Stolen Bases: Stroud 2 (15), Brinkman (2)
Caught Stealing: Rodriguez (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Hernandez (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Epstein (3)
GIDP: Kirkpatrick (4)
Hit by Pitch: Rodriguez (2,by Cox)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morehead                3     2   4   3   5   1   0  17   3.90
Drabowsky               0     2   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.58
Burgmeier W(1-1)        4     2   1   1   1   4   1  14   5.14
Wright SV(2)            2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7   2.70
Totals                  9     7   5   4   6   7   1  40

Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cox                     5     6   4   4   1   1   1  21   4.99
Pina                    1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5   2.08
Shellenback             0     0   0   0   2   0   0   2   6.04
Hannan                  1     1   1   1   0   0   0   4   3.60
Knowles L(1-4)          1     3   1   1   0   2   0   6   1.96
Humphreys               1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5   0.00
Totals                  9    13   6   6   4   4   1  43

Hit by Pitch: Cox (3)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Hernandez out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Kelly to second]; Kelly was picked off
second (pitcher to second); Otis grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 1ST: Unser grounded out (second to first); Stroud
walked; Howard reached on an error by Hernandez [Stroud to
third, Howard to first]; Epstein hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Stroud scored (unearned), Howard to second]; B. Allen struck
out; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver singled to center; Keough singled to right
[Oliver to third]; Kirkpatrick grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Oliver scored (no RBI), Keough out at
second]; ALCARAZ BATTED FOR SEVERSON; Alcaraz singled to left;
Rodriguez was hit by a pitch [Alcaraz to second]; Morehead
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
1, Senators 1.

SENATORS 2ND: ALCARAZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Rodriguez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Brinkman grounded out (third
to first); French singled to shortstop; Cox walked [French to
second]; Unser flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
1, Senators 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly grounded out (shortstop to first); Hernandez
struck out; Otis popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Senators 1.

SENATORS 3RD: Stroud singled to third; Stroud stole second;
Howard reached on a fielder's choice [Stroud out at third
(shortstop to second)]; Epstein forced Howard (first to
shortstop) [Epstein to first]; B. Allen grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver flied out to right; Keough flied out to
center; Kirkpatrick homered; Alcaraz grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 1.

SENATORS 4TH: Rodriguez walked; Brinkman walked [Rodriguez to
second]; French walked [Rodriguez to third, Brinkman to second];
DRABOWSKY REPLACED MOREHEAD (PITCHING); Cox singled to right
[Rodriguez scored, Brinkman scored, French to third]; Unser
singled to left [French scored, Cox to second]; BURGMEIER
REPLACED DRABOWSKY (PITCHING); Stroud struck out; Howard flied
out to right; Epstein was called out on strikes; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 4.

ROYALS 5TH: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Burgmeier flied out to left; Kelly flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 4.

SENATORS 5TH: B. Allen walked; Rodriguez struck out; Brinkman
forced B. Allen (second to shortstop) [Brinkman to first];
Brinkman stole second [Brinkman to third (error by Rodriguez)];
French struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Hernandez singled to pitcher; Otis singled to left
[Hernandez to second]; PINA REPLACED COX (PITCHING); Oliver
forced Hernandez (pitcher to third) [Otis to second, Oliver to
first]; Keough forced Oliver (first to shortstop) [Otis to
third, Keough to first]; Kirkpatrick singled to right [Otis
scored, Keough to third]; Alcaraz doubled to left [Keough
scored, Kirkpatrick to third]; Rodriguez grounded out (pitcher
to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Senators 4.

SENATORS 6TH: NELSON BATTED FOR PINA; Nelson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Unser lined to center; Stroud grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Senators 4.

ROYALS 7TH: SHELLENBACK REPLACED NELSON (PITCHING); Burgmeier
walked; Kelly walked [Burgmeier to second]; HANNAN REPLACED
SHELLENBACK (PITCHING); Hernandez flied out to left [Burgmeier
to third]; Otis grounded out (pitcher to first) [Kelly to
second]; Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Royals 4, Senators 4.

SENATORS 7TH: Howard homered; Epstein lined to shortstop; B.
Allen lined to right; Rodriguez singled to left; Rodriguez was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 4, Senators 5.

ROYALS 8TH: CULLEN REPLACED B. ALLEN (PLAYING 2B); Keough
singled to center; KNOWLES REPLACED HANNAN (PITCHING);
Kirkpatrick struck out; Alcaraz doubled to right [Keough
scored]; Rodriguez singled to center [Alcaraz to third]; TAYLOR
BATTED FOR BURGMEIER; Taylor doubled to right [Alcaraz scored,
Rodriguez to third]; Kelly struck out; Hernandez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 6, Senators
5.

SENATORS 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Brinkman
grounded out (third to first); ROSEBORO BATTED FOR FRENCH;
Roseboro struck out; MAYE BATTED FOR KNOWLES; Maye grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Senators 5.

ROYALS 9TH: HUMPHREYS REPLACED MAYE (PITCHING); ROSEBORO STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Otis popped to second; Oliver grounded out
(shortstop to first); Keough walked; Kirkpatrick doubled [Keough
to third]; Alcaraz struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 6,
Senators 5.

SENATORS 9TH: Unser grounded out (pitcher to first); Stroud
singled to center; Stroud stole second; Howard struck out;
Epstein grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 6, Senators 5.



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