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Wednesday June 10, 1970
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The Senators snapped a five-game losing streak when Joe Coleman pitched a five-hitter to beat the Royals, 8-1. The Senators loaded the bases on three walks in the second inning and scored their first two runs on a single by Frank Howard. Paul Casanova also drove in two runs with a double and a single, while Del Unser added a homer to the Nats' attack. [The Sporting News]


Washington Senators 8, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Wednesday, June 10, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Senators     0  2  1    1  2  0    0  2  0  -   8 10  1
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  5  1


Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Brinkman ss           6   1   1   0     0   1   .233      Kelly rf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .282
Comer rf,lf           3   0   1   1     2   0   .155      Schaal 2b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .273
Howard 1b             2   1   2   2     3   0   .266      Otis cf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .282
  Nen pr,1b           0   1   0   0     0   0   .000      Oliver 3b             3   0   1   0     1   0   .300
Reichardt lf          2   0   0   0     0   0   .256      Keough 1b             4   0   1   1     0   0   .331
  Maye rf             3   0   1   1     0   0   .283      Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .316
Rodriguez 3b          3   2   2   1     2   0   .281      Rodriguez c           3   0   1   0     1   1   .254
Casanova c            5   0   2   2     0   0   .233      Hernandez ss          4   0   0   0     0   0   .229
Unser cf              5   1   1   1     0   0   .222      Rooker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .192
Cullen 2b             4   1   0   0     1   3   .186        Bunker p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .143
Coleman p             4   1   0   0     1   2   .103        Nelson p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Sorrell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
                                                            Kirkpatrick ph      1   0   0   0     0   0   .217
                                                            Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37   8  10   8     9   6             Totals               33   1   5   1     2   5

Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance:  7,258
Left on Base: Senators 11, Royals 7
DP: Senators 0, Royals 0
Errors: Howard, Piniella
Doubles: Casanova (5), Maye (4), Rodriguez (9), Otis (10)
Home Runs: Unser (2)
Stolen Bases: Howard (1)


Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Coleman W(5-3)          9     5   1   1   2   5   0  35   3.05
Totals                  9     5   1   1   2   5   0  35

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(3-4)           1.2   1   2   2   6   0   0  12   3.48
Bunker                  3     6   4   3   2   2   1  17   8.23
Nelson                  0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2  10.00
Drabowsky               2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6   3.55
Wright                  2     2   2   2   1   2   0   9   3.45
Totals                  9    10   8   7   9   6   1  46

Passed Balls: Rodriguez (6)

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


SENATORS 1ST: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Comer
walked; Howard walked [Comer to second]; Reichardt forced Howard
(third to second) [Comer to third, Reichardt to first];
Rodriguez walked [Reichardt to second]; Casanova grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (pitcher to first); Schaal
grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Unser popped to shortstop in foul territory;
Cullen walked; Coleman walked [Cullen to second]; Brinkman flied
out to center; Comer walked [Cullen to third, Coleman to
second]; Howard singled to center [Cullen scored, Coleman
scored, Comer to third]; BUNKER REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING);
Reichardt forced Howard (third to second); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Senators 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: MAYE REPLACED REICHARDT (PLAYING RF); COMER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Oliver grounded out (shortstop to
first); Keough grounded out (catcher to first); Piniella struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 0.

SENATORS 3RD: Rodriguez singled to left; Casanova doubled to
left [Rodriguez scored]; Unser grounded out (second to first)
[Casanova to third]; Cullen struck out; Coleman grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 3, Royals
0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rodriguez struck out; Hernandez reached on an error
by Howard [Hernandez to first]; Bunker was called out on
strikes; Kelly singled to center [Hernandez to second]; Schaal
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Senators
3, Royals 0.

SENATORS 4TH: Brinkman flied out to center; Comer grounded out
(third to first); Howard walked; Howard stole second; Maye
doubled to right [Howard scored]; Rodriguez allowed a passed
ball [Maye to third]; Rodriguez walked; Casanova flied out to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 4, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis popped to second; Oliver flied out to center;
Keough grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 4, Royals 0.

SENATORS 5TH: Unser homered; Cullen struck out; Coleman popped
to first; Brinkman singled to left [Brinkman to second (error by
Piniella)]; Comer singled to center [Brinkman scored
(unearned)]; NELSON REPLACED BUNKER (PITCHING); Howard singled
to third [Comer to second]; Maye grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rodriguez walked; Hernandez flied out to left; SORRELL BATTED
FOR NELSON; Sorrell flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 6, Royals 0.

SENATORS 6TH: DRABOWSKY REPLACED SORRELL (PITCHING); Rodriguez
flied out to right; Casanova popped to first in foul territory;
Unser grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly flied to left; Schaal struck out; Otis doubled
to left; Oliver walked; Keough singled to center [Otis scored,
Oliver to third]; Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 6, Royals 1.

SENATORS 7TH: Cullen flied out to right; Coleman struck out;
Brinkman struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 6, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Rodriguez singled to center; Hernandez flied out to
right; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR DRABOWSKY; Kirkpatrick flied out
to left; Kelly struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 6,
Royals 1.

SENATORS 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED KIRKPATRICK (PITCHING); Comer
grounded out (pitcher to first); Howard walked; NEN RAN FOR
HOWARD; Maye flied out to left; Rodriguez doubled to center [Nen
scored]; Casanova singled to right [Rodriguez scored]; Unser
forced Casanova (third to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 8, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: NEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Schaal grounded out
(shortstop to first); Otis grounded out (third to first); Oliver
singled to left; Keough grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 8, Royals 1.

SENATORS 9TH: Cullen struck out; Coleman struck out; Brinkman
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators
8, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (pitcher to second to first); Hernandez flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 8, Royals 1.



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