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Thursday June 4, 1970
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The Yankees, who were held hitless by Jim Rooker in the first eight innings, pushed across a run in the ninth to tie the score at 1-1 and then beat the Royals in the 12th, 2-1, on a sacrifice fly by Horace Clarke with the bases loaded. The Royals scored an unearned run in the first inning.

Rooker turned back the Yankees until his no-hit bid was broken when Clarke singled in the ninth. Bobby Murcer, after failing twice in bunt attempts, doubled to drive in Clarke. In the 12th, Ron Woods singled and was forced by John Ellis. A single by Gene Michael and a walk to Pete Ward loaded the bases before Moe Drabowsky relieved Rooker. Clarke then ended the game with his sacrifice fly, scoring pinch-runner Jerry Kenney. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 2, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Thursday, June 4, 1970 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

Royals       1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  9  1
Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  1  -   2  6  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Hernandez ss          5   0   2   0     0   1   .232      Clarke 2b             4   1   1   1     1   0   .272
Keough 1b             5   1   1   0     0   0   .324      Murcer cf             5   0   2   1     0   1   .245
Otis cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .286      White lf              4   0   1   0     1   1   .328
Oliver 3b             5   0   2   1     0   1   .298      Cater 3b              4   0   0   0     1   1   .304
Piniella lf           5   0   0   0     0   1   .330      Munson c              3   0   0   0     2   1   .245
Kirkpatrick rf        5   0   0   0     0   2   .216      Woods rf              4   0   1   0     1   0   .259
Severson 2b           4   0   1   0     0   0   .260      Ellis 1b              5   0   0   0     0   1   .175
Rodriguez c           4   0   1   0     0   0   .267        Kenney pr           0   1   0   0     0   0   .213
Rooker p              4   0   1   0     0   1   .192      Michael ss            5   0   1   0     0   1   .230
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Bahnsen p             2   0   0   0     0   2   .083
                                                            Hansen ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .143
                                                            Waslewski p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            McDaniel p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .143
                                                            Ward ph             0   0   0   0     1   0   .208
                                                            Lyttle pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               41   1   9   1     0   6             Totals               38   2   6   2     7   8

Time of Game: 3:09   Attendance:  6,510
Left on Base: Royals 5, Yankees 9
DP: Royals 2, Yankees 3
Errors: Rooker, Bahnsen
Doubles: Murcer (7)
Caught Stealing: Rodriguez (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Otis (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Clarke (3)
GIDP: Keough (4), Piniella (4), Michael 2 (4)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(3-3)          11.1   6   2   2   7   8   0  45   3.31
Drabowsky               0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.72
Totals                 11.2   6   2   2   7   8   0  46

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen                 8     7   1   0   0   4   0  28   2.95
Waslewski               1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   4.29
McDaniel W(5-1)         3     1   0   0   0   1   0  10   1.14
Totals                 12     9   1   0   0   6   0  42

Wild Pitches: Rooker (2)

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


ROYALS 1ST: On a bunt Hernandez struck out; Keough reached on an
error by Bahnsen (assist by Ellis); Otis grounded out (shortstop
to first) [Keough to second]; Oliver singled to right [Keough
scored (unearned), Oliver out at second (right to third to
shortstop to first)]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke walked; Rooker threw a wild pitch [Clarke to
second]; Murcer struck out; White lined to shortstop; Cater
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella grounded out (first to pitcher);
Kirkpatrick grounded out (first unassisted); Severson singled to
shortstop; Rodriguez forced Severson (second to shortstop); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Munson walked; Woods reached on an error by Rooker
[Munson to second]; Ellis struck out; Michael grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Woods out at second]; 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rooker lined to right; Hernandez singled to center;
Keough grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [Hernandez out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Bahnsen struck out; Clarke grounded out (third to
first); Murcer popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis singled to left; Oliver singled to right [Otis
to second]; Piniella grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Otis to third, Oliver out at second];
Kirkpatrick was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: White was called out on strikes; Cater grounded out
(third to first); Munson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Severson grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (second to first); Rooker singled to center;
Hernandez grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Woods walked; Ellis flied out to center; Michael
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Woods
out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Keough grounded out (second to first); Otis popped
to first in foul territory; Oliver made an out to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Bahnsen struck out; Clarke grounded out (third to
first); Murcer lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella was called out on strikes; Kirkpatrick
grounded out (first to pitcher); Severson popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 7TH: White made an out to second; Cater struck out;
Munson walked; Woods grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Rodriguez singled to center; Rooker struck out while
Rodriguez was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Hernandez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 8TH: Ellis grounded out (second to first); Michael lined
to right; HANSEN BATTED FOR BAHNSEN; Hansen flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 9TH: WASLEWSKI REPLACED HANSEN (PITCHING); Keough singled
to left; Otis out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Keough
to second]; Oliver struck out; Piniella grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 9TH: Clarke singled to left; Murcer doubled [Clarke
scored]; White was walked intentionally; Cater made an out to
second; Munson lined to right; Woods forced White (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 10TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED WASLEWSKI (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick
made an out to shortstop; Severson flied out to center;
Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 10TH: Ellis flied out to center; Michael struck out;
McDaniel flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 1.

ROYALS 11TH: Rooker grounded out (pitcher to first); Hernandez
singled to center; Keough grounded out (second to pitcher)
[Hernandez to second]; Otis lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 11TH: Clarke flied out to center; Murcer singled to
first; White singled to center [Murcer out at third (center to
third), White to second]; Cater was walked intentionally; Munson
flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 12TH: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella
flied out to right; Kirkpatrick struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 12TH: Woods singled to center; Ellis forced Woods
(shortstop to second); KENNEY RAN FOR ELLIS; Michael singled to
left [Kenney to second]; WARD BATTED FOR MCDANIEL; Ward walked
[Kenney to third, Michael to second]; DRABOWSKY REPLACED ROOKER
(PITCHING); LYTTLE RAN FOR WARD; Clarke hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Kenney scored]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees
2.



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