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Wednesday June 3, 1970
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Batting in succession, Bobby Murcer tripled, Roy White doubled and Danny Cater homered as the Yankees scored three runs in the fifth inning to defeat the Royals, 5-3. A homer by Amos Otis had helped the Royals to a 3-2 lead before the Yankees' extra-base barrage. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 5, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Wednesday, June 3, 1970 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

Royals       1  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  8  0
Yankees      0  0  2    0  3  0    0  0  x  -   5 10  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .261      Clarke 2b             4   1   2   0     0   0   .272
Hernandez ss          4   0   0   0     0   1   .226      Kenney 3b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .213
Otis cf               4   1   1   1     0   0   .286      Murcer cf             4   2   2   1     0   1   .241
Oliver 3b             4   1   2   0     0   1   .296      White lf              4   1   2   2     0   1   .330
Piniella lf           4   1   1   0     0   2   .345      Cater 1b              4   1   1   2     0   0   .310
Keough 1b             4   0   2   1     0   0   .330      Blefary rf            3   0   1   0     0   1   .197
Severson 2b           2   0   1   0     1   0   .261        Woods rf            1   0   0   0     0   0   .259
  Kirkpatrick ph      1   0   0   0     0   0   .225      Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   1   .250
Rodriguez c           4   0   1   1     0   0   .267      Michael ss            3   0   0   0     0   0   .231
Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   2   .053      Kekich p              3   0   1   0     0   1   .250
  Burgmeier p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .125

Totals               34   3   8   3     1   7             Totals               34   5  10   5     0   5

Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance:  6,891
Left on Base: Royals 5, Yankees 5
DP: Royals 0, Yankees 1
Errors: Aker
Doubles: White (16)
Triples: Murcer (1)
Home Runs: Otis (6), Cater (4)
GIDP: Rodriguez (5)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(3-4)            4.1  10   5   5   0   3   1  23   4.92
Burgmeier               3.2   0   0   0   0   2   0  11   3.38
Totals                  8    10   5   5   0   5   1  34

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kekich W(2-1)           6     7   3   3   1   5   1  25   7.96
Aker SV(10)             3     1   0   0   0   2   0  10   1.87
Totals                  9     8   3   3   1   7   1  35

Wild Pitches: Aker (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (first unassisted); Hernandez
struck out; Otis homered; Oliver struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to right; 20 minute rain delay
starting at 8:16 PM; Kenney singled to center [Clarke to
second]; Murcer struck out; White flied out to center [Clarke to
third]; Cater forced Kenney (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella struck out; Keough grounded out (shortstop
to first); Severson singled to right; Rodriguez made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Blefary grounded out (second to first); Munson was
called out on strikes; Michael grounded out (first to pitcher);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

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

YANKEES 3RD: Kekich struck out; Clarke singled to second; Kenney
grounded out (pitcher unassisted) [Clarke to second]; Murcer
singled to right [Clarke scored, Murcer to second (on throw to
home)]; White singled to right [Murcer scored]; Cater forced
White (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis grounded out (pitcher to first); Oliver singled
to center; Piniella singled to right [Oliver to third]; Keough
singled to right [Piniella to second, Oliver scored]; Severson
popped to first in foul territory; Rodriguez singled to center
[Keough out at third (center to first to third), Piniella
scored]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Blefary singled to right; Munson popped to first in
foul territory; Michael lined to center; Kekich singled to right
[Blefary to second]; Clarke grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Drago struck out; Kelly grounded out (second to
first); Hernandez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 3, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Kenney grounded out (second to first); Murcer
tripled to right; White doubled [Murcer scored]; Cater homered
[White scored]; BURGMEIER REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); Blefary
struck out; Munson grounded out (pitcher to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver
singled to left; Piniella lined to right; Keough forced Oliver
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees
5.

YANKEES 6TH: Michael lined to center; Kekich grounded out
(second to first); Clarke made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 7TH: WOODS REPLACED BLEFARY (PLAYING RF); Severson
walked; AKER REPLACED KEKICH (PITCHING); Rodriguez grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Severson out at
second]; Burgmeier struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3,
Yankees 5.

YANKEES 7TH: Kenney grounded out (pitcher to first); Murcer
flied out to center; White was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Kelly grounded out (first unassisted); Hernandez
reached on an error by Aker; Otis forced Hernandez (shortstop to
second); Oliver flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 3, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 8TH: Cater lined to right; Woods grounded out (pitcher
to first); Munson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 3, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 9TH: Piniella struck out; Keough singled to left;
KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR SEVERSON; Kirkpatrick lined to second;
Aker threw a wild pitch [Keough to second]; Rodriguez grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3,
Yankees 5.



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