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Monday June 15, 1970
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Coming from behind with three runs in the ninth inning, the Royals defeated the Red Sox, 7-6. Ed Kirkpatrick and Pat Kelly hit two-run homers for the Royals, but the Red Sox held a 6-4 lead going into the last half of the ninth.

Lou Piniella opened the Royals' rally with a single and stopped at second on another single by Paul Schaal. Jackie Hernandez followed with a safe bunt and when George Scott threw wildly to first, Piniella scored. Schaal reached third and Hernandez took second on the error. After an intentional pass to Billy Sorrell loaded the bases, Kelly tied the score with a sacrifice fly and Amos Otis won the game with a single. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 7, Boston Red Sox 6

Game Played on Monday, June 15, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Red Sox      1  0  1    0  1  0    0  2  1  -   6 12  1
Royals       0  0  0    2  2  0    0  0  3  -   7 11  4


Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Andrews 2b            3   1   3   1     2   0   .222      Kelly rf              4   1   1   3     0   2   .272
Thomas 3b             5   0   0   0     0   1   .429      Otis cf               4   0   2   1     1   0   .296
Yastrzemski lf        5   1   1   0     0   1   .273      Keough 1b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .331
Smith cf              5   1   3   1     0   0   .308      Oliver 3b             4   1   2   0     0   0   .298
Petrocelli ss         3   1   1   0     2   1   .224      Kirkpatrick c         4   1   1   2     0   0   .219
Scott 1b              5   0   1   0     0   1   .266      Piniella lf           4   1   2   0     0   1   .311
B. Conigliaro rf      3   1   1   1     2   1   .276      Schaal 2b             3   1   1   0     1   0   .265
Moses c               4   1   2   0     1   0   .305      Hernandez ss          3   1   1   0     1   0   .222
Nagy p                1   0   0   0     0   0   .091      Rooker p              3   1   1   0     0   2   .207
  Pavletich ph        1   0   0   0     0   1   .050        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Romo p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .091        Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Schofield ph        1   0   0   1     0   0   .153        Sorrell ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .250
  Lyle p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Koonce p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37   6  12   4     7   6             Totals               32   7  11   6     4   5

Time of Game: 3:10   Attendance:  7,324
Left on Base: Red Sox 12, Royals 6
DP: Red Sox 1, Royals 2
Errors: Scott, Kelly, Hernandez 3
Doubles: B. Conigliaro (2), Rooker (3)
Home Runs: Kirkpatrick (8), Kelly (4)
Stolen Bases: Petrocelli (1), Schaal (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Nagy (1), Keough (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Kelly (1)
GIDP: Thomas (1), Scott (6), Kirkpatrick (5)


Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Nagy                    5     6   4   4   0   2   2  20   4.11
Romo                    2     1   0   0   2   3   0   8   2.95
Lyle                    1     2   2   2   1   0   0   6   5.47
Koonce L(0-1)           0.1   2   1   1   1   0   0   4   3.91
Totals                  8.1  11   7   7   4   5   2  38

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker                  8.1  12   6   4   5   5   0  41   3.56
Wright                  0.1   0   0   0   2   1   0   3   5.06
Monteagudo W(1-0)       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   6.23
Totals                  9    12   6   4   7   6   0  45

Passed Balls: Kirkpatrick (2)

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


RED SOX 1ST: Andrews singled to left; Thomas grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Andrews out at
second]; Yastrzemski singled to right; Smith singled to right
[Yastrzemski scored (error by Kelly) (unearned) (no RBI), Smith
out at third (center to third)]; 1 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
Red Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis made
an out to first; Keough grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Petrocelli struck out; Scott lined to second; B.
Conigliaro was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver popped to first in foul territory;
Kirkpatrick popped to catcher in foul territory; Piniella
singled to left; Schaal flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Moses singled to center; Nagy out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to second) [Moses to second]; Andrews singled to
center [Moses scored]; Thomas reached on a fielder's choice
[Andrews to second (error by Hernandez; assist by Schaal)];
Jackie Hernandez cheated on the force by coming off the bag
early; Yastrzemski forced Thomas (second to shortstop)
[Andrews to third]; Smith lined to right; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Red Sox 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hernandez flied out to center; Rooker struck out;
Kelly struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Royals 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Petrocelli walked; Scott grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Petrocelli out at second];
B. Conigliaro walked; Moses reached on an error by Hernandez [B.
Conigliaro to second]; Nagy grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Keough flied
out to center; Oliver singled to left; Kirkpatrick homered
[Oliver scored]; Piniella grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Royals 2.

RED SOX 5TH: Andrews walked; Thomas grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Andrews to second]; Yastrzemski struck out; Smith
singled to left [Andrews scored]; Petrocelli lined to center; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal flied out to left; Hernandez flied out to
left; Rooker doubled to center; Kelly homered [Rooker scored];
On a bunt Otis singled to third; Otis was picked off first
(pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 4.

RED SOX 6TH: Scott flied out to center; B. Conigliaro doubled;
Moses flied out to center; PAVLETICH BATTED FOR NAGY; Pavletich
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 3,
Royals 4.

ROYALS 6TH: ROMO REPLACED PAVLETICH (PITCHING); Keough grounded
out (second to first); Oliver singled to shortstop; Kirkpatrick
grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to first)
[Oliver out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals
4.

RED SOX 7TH: Andrews singled to right; Thomas struck out;
Yastrzemski lined to center; Smith forced Andrews (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella struck out; Schaal walked; Schaal stole
second; Hernandez walked; Rooker struck out; Kelly struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 4.

RED SOX 8TH: Petrocelli walked; Scott singled to left
[Petrocelli to third]; B. Conigliaro forced Scott (shortstop to
second) [Petrocelli scored]; Moses singled to right [B.
Conigliaro to third]; SCHOFIELD BATTED FOR ROMO; Schofield
forced Moses (third to second) [B. Conigliaro scored]; Andrews
walked [Schofield to second]; Thomas grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 5, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: LYLE REPLACED SCHOFIELD (PITCHING); Otis walked;
Keough out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Otis to
second]; Oliver lined to center [Otis to third]; Kirkpatrick
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox
5, Royals 4.

RED SOX 9TH: Yastrzemski popped to third in foul territory;
Smith singled to center; Petrocelli singled to left [Smith to
third]; WRIGHT REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Scott struck out
while Petrocelli stole second [Smith scored (error by Hernandez)
(unearned), Petrocelli to third]; B. Conigliaro walked;
Kirkpatrick allowed a passed ball [B. Conigliaro to second];
Moses walked; MONTEAGUDO REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); On a bunt
Lyle made an out to pitcher; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Red
Sox 6, Royals 4.

ROYALS 9TH: Piniella singled to right; Schaal singled to center
[Piniella to second]; KOONCE REPLACED LYLE (PITCHING); On a bunt
Hernandez singled [Piniella scored (error by Scott) (no RBI),
Schaal to third, Hernandez to second]; SORRELL BATTED FOR
MONTEAGUDO; Sorrell was walked intentionally; Kelly hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Schaal scored, Hernandez to third]; Otis
singled to left [Hernandez scored, Sorrell to second]; 3 R, 4 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 6, Royals 7.



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