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Tuesday June 9, 1970
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Playing their first game under Bob Lemon, who replaced Charlie Metro as manager, the Royals defeated the Senators, 8-1. The Royals took command at the outset, scoring four runs in the first inning on a double by Pat Kelly, a pass to Paul Schaal, back-to-back triples by Amos Otis and Bob Oliver and a sacrifice fly by Lou Piniella. Oliver homered in the third. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 8, Washington Senators 1

Game Played on Tuesday, June 9, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Senators     0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  7  0
Royals       4  0  1    0  1  0    2  0  x  -   8 12  1


Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Maye rf               3   0   1   0     1   0   .282      Kelly rf              3   2   2   0     1   0   .282
Stroud cf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .300      Schaal 2b             3   1   0   0     1   2   .284
Howard 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .258      Otis cf               3   3   2   3     1   0   .283
Reichardt lf          4   1   1   0     0   0   .261      Oliver 3b             4   2   3   2     0   0   .300
B. Allen 2b           4   0   1   0     0   0   .267      Keough 1b             3   0   2   2     0   0   .333
  Cullen 2b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .205      Piniella lf           3   0   1   1     0   0   .326
Rodriguez 3b          3   0   1   1     0   1   .275      Rodriguez c           4   0   0   0     0   0   .252
Brinkman ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .235      Hernandez ss          4   0   1   0     0   0   .235
French c              3   0   1   0     1   0   .230      Drago p               4   0   1   0     0   2   .087
Cox p                 1   0   0   0     0   1   .143
  Unser ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .224
  Shellenback p       0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Roseboro ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .183
  Hannan p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Nen ph              1   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   1   7   1     3   3             Totals               31   8  12   8     3   4

Time of Game: 2:14   Attendance:  7,404
Left on Base: Senators 8, Royals 4
DP: Senators 0, Royals 2
Errors: Schaal
Doubles: Reichardt (4), Kelly 2 (5)
Triples: Otis (4), Oliver (4)
Home Runs: Oliver (11)
Stolen Bases: Otis (10)
Caught Stealing: Hernandez (3), Kelly (10)
Sacrifice Flies: Rodriguez (2), Piniella (4), Keough (1)
GIDP: Rodriguez (7), Reichardt (8)


Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cox L(3-5)              4     7   5   5   2   2   1  19   5.10
Shellenback             2     1   1   1   1   1   0   8   4.78
Hannan                  2     4   2   2   0   1   0   9   5.06
Totals                  8    12   8   8   3   4   1  36

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago W(4-4)            9     7   1   1   3   3   0  36   4.46
Totals                  9     7   1   1   3   3   0  36

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Art Frantz


SENATORS 1ST: Maye singled to right; Stroud grounded out
(pitcher unassisted) [Maye to second]; Howard lined to right;
Reichardt flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly doubled to left; Schaal walked; Otis tripled
to right [Kelly scored, Schaal scored]; Oliver tripled to center
[Otis scored]; Keough grounded out (shortstop to first);
Piniella hit a sacrifice fly to right [Oliver scored]; Rodriguez
grounded out (shortstop to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 0, Royals 4.

SENATORS 2ND: B. Allen popped to third in foul territory;
Rodriguez singled to right; Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Rodriguez to second]; French walked; Cox was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 2ND: Hernandez singled to center; On a bunt Drago struck
out; Hernandez was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Kelly walked; Kelly was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 4.

SENATORS 3RD: Maye walked; Stroud flied out to center; Howard
flied out to center; Reichardt forced Maye (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal struck out; Otis grounded out (shortstop to
first); Oliver homered; Keough singled to center; Piniella
popped to third; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 5.

SENATORS 4TH: B. Allen singled to right; Rodriguez grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [B. Allen out at
second]; Brinkman singled to shortstop; French flied out to
center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 4TH: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Hernandez grounded out (third to first); Drago singled to left;
Kelly grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 0, Royals 5.

SENATORS 5TH: UNSER BATTED FOR COX; Unser grounded out (catcher
to first); Maye lined to second; Stroud singled to shortstop;
Howard struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 5TH: SHELLENBACK REPLACED UNSER (PITCHING); Schaal
grounded out (second to first); Otis walked; Oliver singled to
right [Otis to third]; Keough hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Otis scored, Oliver to second]; Piniella grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals
6.

SENATORS 6TH: Reichardt doubled; B. Allen grounded out (second
to first) [Reichardt to third]; Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Reichardt scored]; Brinkman grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 1, Royals 6.

ROYALS 6TH: Rodriguez flied out to right; Hernandez flied out to
right; Drago was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 1, Royals 6.

SENATORS 7TH: French grounded out (second to first); ROSEBORO
BATTED FOR SHELLENBACK; Roseboro popped to third; Maye grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 1,
Royals 6.

ROYALS 7TH: HANNAN REPLACED ROSEBORO (PITCHING); Kelly doubled
to right; Schaal struck out; Otis singled to left [Kelly
scored]; Oliver flied out to left; Otis stole second; Keough
singled to center [Otis scored]; Piniella singled to shortstop
[Keough out at third (shortstop to third)]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Senators 1, Royals 8.

SENATORS 8TH: Stroud walked; Howard reached on an error by
Schaal (assist by Hernandez) [Stroud to second, Howard to
first]; Reichardt grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Stroud to third, Howard out at second]; B.
Allen grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 1, Royals 8.

ROYALS 8TH: CULLEN REPLACED B. ALLEN (PLAYING 2B); Rodriguez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hernandez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Drago grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 1, Royals 8.

SENATORS 9TH: Rodriguez struck out; Brinkman grounded out (third
to first); French singled to center; NEN BATTED FOR HANNAN; Nen
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators
1, Royals 8.



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