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Tuesday June 2, 1970
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Curt Blefary hit his first homer of the season in the eighth inning to provide the Yankees' deciding run in a 3-2 victory over the Royals. Blefary also batted in the Yankees' first run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Another sacrifice fly by Jerry Kenney added a run in the fifth. The Royals rallied for their runs with five singles in the ninth before Lindy McDaniel relieved Fritz Peterson and retired Billy Sorrell to save the game. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 3, Kansas City Royals 2

Game Played on Tuesday, June 2, 1970 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   2 10  0
Yankees      0  0  0    1  1  0    0  1  x  -   3  9  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Hernandez ss          4   0   2   0     0   1   .233      Clarke 2b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .268
Kirkpatrick rf        4   0   0   0     0   2   .227      Kenney 3b             2   0   2   1     1   0   .212
Otis cf               4   1   3   0     0   0   .287      Murcer cf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .236
Oliver 3b             4   1   1   0     0   1   .291      White lf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .326
Piniella lf           4   0   2   0     0   0   .349      Cater 1b              2   1   0   0     2   0   .312
  Kelly pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .267      Munson c              4   0   1   0     0   1   .257
Keough 1b             4   0   0   1     0   0   .324      Blefary rf            2   1   1   2     0   0   .193
Alcaraz 2b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .168        Lyttle rf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Rodriguez c           4   0   2   1     0   0   .268      Michael ss            4   0   2   0     0   2   .235
Johnson p             2   0   0   0     0   2   .000      Peterson p            4   1   1   0     0   2   .281
  Schaal ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .299        McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Sorrell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   2  10   2     0   6             Totals               29   3   9   3     4   6

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance:  9,181
Left on Base: Royals 7, Yankees 9
DP: Royals 0, Yankees 1
Doubles: Michael (7)
Home Runs: Blefary (1)
Stolen Bases: Kenney (5), Cater (4)
Caught Stealing: Murcer (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Blefary (3), Kenney (2)
Hit by Pitch: Blefary (2,by Johnson)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(1-4)          7     7   2   2   4   5   0  31   2.83
Drabowsky               1     2   1   1   0   1   1   5   3.77
Totals                  8     9   3   3   4   6   1  36

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson W(8-2)         8.2  10   2   2   0   6   0  35   3.47
McDaniel SV(5)          0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.24
Totals                  9    10   2   2   0   6   0  36

Hit by Pitch: Johnson (2)

Umpires: HP - Jake O'Donnell, 1B - George Maloney, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Frank Umont


ROYALS 1ST: Hernandez was called out on strikes; Kirkpatrick
struck out; Otis singled to left; Oliver forced Otis (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (pitcher to first); Kenney
singled to center; Murcer walked [Kenney to second]; White made
an out to shortstop; Cater walked [Kenney to third, Murcer to
second]; Munson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 0,
Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella singled to left; Keough hit into a double
play (shortstop to second) [Piniella out at second]; Alcaraz
lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Blefary flied out to center; Michael was called out
on strikes; Peterson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson
struck out; Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke was called out on strikes; Kenney walked;
Kenney stole second; Murcer reached on a fielder's choice
[Kenney out at third (shortstop to third)]; Murcer was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick flied out to right; Otis singled to
left; Oliver made an out to second; Piniella forced Otis
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees
0.

YANKEES 4TH: White flied out to right; Cater walked; Cater stole
second; Munson singled to pitcher [Cater to third]; Blefary hit
a sacrifice fly to center [Cater scored]; Michael struck out; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Keough grounded out (first unassisted); Alcaraz made
an out to shortstop; Rodriguez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Peterson singled to right; Clarke singled to right
[Peterson to third]; Kenney hit a sacrifice fly to left [Clarke
to second, Peterson scored]; Murcer singled to second [Clarke
out at third (second to third to catcher to shortstop), Murcer
to second]; White made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Johnson was called out on strikes; Hernandez singled
to center; Kirkpatrick forced Hernandez (shortstop to second);
Otis flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Cater flied out to right; Munson lined to second;
Blefary was hit by a pitch; Michael singled to center [Blefary
to third]; Peterson made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Oliver struck out; Piniella grounded out (third to
first); Keough flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke grounded out (second to first); Kenney
singled to pitcher; Murcer popped to third in foul territory;
White flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Yankees 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Alcaraz grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
singled to left; SCHAAL BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Schaal made an out
to third; Hernandez singled to center [Rodriguez to second];
Kirkpatrick struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees
2.

YANKEES 8TH: DRABOWSKY REPLACED SCHAAL (PITCHING); Cater lined
to right; Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); Blefary
homered; Michael doubled to right; Peterson struck out; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 9TH: LYTTLE REPLACED BLEFARY (PLAYING RF); Otis singled
to third; Oliver singled to third [Otis to second]; Piniella
singled to third [Oliver to second, Otis to third]; KELLY RAN
FOR PINIELLA; Keough forced Kelly (second to shortstop) [Oliver
to third, Otis scored]; Alcaraz lined to shortstop; Rodriguez
singled to center [Keough to second, Oliver scored]; SORRELL
BATTED FOR DRABOWSKY; MCDANIEL REPLACED PETERSON (PITCHING);
Sorrell grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 2, Yankees 3.



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