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Wednesday June 17, 1970
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A football-style takeout by Rico Petrocelli at second base forced a wild throw by Cookie Rojas, allowing the Red Sox to score two runs for a 3-1 victory over the Royals. Three walks loaded the bases with one out in the sixth inning before George Scott bounced to Bobby Floyd, who threw to Rojas for what appeared to be the start of a certain double play. However, Petrocelli piled into Rojas as he pivoted and the second baseman's throw to first went wild, enabling Carl Yastrzemski and Reggie Smith to score. Under the scoring rules, only Smith's run was considered unearned. [The Sporting News]


Boston Red Sox 3, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Wednesday, June 17, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Red Sox      1  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   3  4  2
Royals       1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  2


Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Andrews 2b            4   1   1   0     0   0   .224      Schaal 3b             2   0   0   0     2   1   .269
  Schofield 2b        1   0   0   0     0   0   .150      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .125
Thomas 3b             5   0   0   0     0   2   .348      Otis cf               4   1   0   0     0   1   .295
Yastrzemski lf        2   1   1   0     2   0   .273      Oliver 1b             2   0   1   0     2   0   .302
Smith cf              3   1   1   1     1   0   .305      Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .308
Petrocelli ss         1   0   0   0     2   0   .225      Keough rf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .320
Scott 1b              3   0   0   1     1   1   .258      Floyd ss              4   0   0   0     0   3   .000
B. Conigliaro rf      2   0   0   0     2   0   .254      Kirkpatrick c         4   0   1   0     0   1   .225
Moses c               4   0   0   0     0   1   .291      Morehead p            2   0   0   0     0   1   .167
Brett p               3   0   1   0     1   1   .333        Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
                                                            Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .171
                                                            Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .333

Totals               28   3   4   2     9   5             Totals               31   1   3   1     4   8

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance:  9,493
Left on Base: Red Sox 8, Royals 7
DP: Red Sox 0, Royals 2
Errors: Andrews, Thomas, Rojas, Floyd
Doubles: Yastrzemski (8), Kirkpatrick (7), Oliver (12)
Stolen Bases: Otis (14)
Caught Stealing: Yastrzemski (5)
Sacrifice Hits: Petrocelli (2)
GIDP: Thomas (2)


Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Brett W(1-2)            9     3   1   0   4   8   0  35   2.43
Totals                  9     3   1   0   4   8   0  35

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morehead L(2-3)         6     2   3   2   8   4   0  26   4.00
Burgmeier               1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   2.86
Fitzmorris              2     2   0   0   1   0   0   9   3.93
Totals                  9     4   3   2   9   5   0  38

Wild Pitches: Morehead (6)

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


RED SOX 1ST: Andrews singled to left; Thomas was called out on
strikes; Yastrzemski doubled to left [Andrews to third]; Smith
grounded out (second to first) [Andrews scored, Yastrzemski to
third]; Petrocelli walked; Scott struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); Rojas
flied out to center; Otis reached on an error by Andrews; Otis
stole second; Oliver walked; Piniella singled to center [Otis
scored (unearned), Oliver to second]; Keough forced Piniella
(second to shortstop); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 1,
Royals 1.

RED SOX 2ND: B. Conigliaro grounded out (pitcher to first);
Moses made an out to first; Brett struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Floyd flied out to right; Kirkpatrick doubled;
Morehead struck out; Schaal walked; Rojas flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 3RD: Andrews lined to left; Thomas grounded out
(shortstop to first); Yastrzemski walked; Yastrzemski was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis made an out to second; Oliver popped to catcher
in foul territory; Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 4TH: Smith flied out to center; Petrocelli flied out to
right; Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Keough grounded out (first to pitcher); Floyd was
called out on strikes; Kirkpatrick was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 5TH: B. Conigliaro walked; Moses forced B. Conigliaro
(second to shortstop); Brett walked [Moses to second]; Andrews
lined into a double play (shortstop to second) [Moses out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Morehead grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal
was called out on strikes; Rojas flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 6TH: Thomas flied out to center; Yastrzemski walked;
Morehead threw a wild pitch [Yastrzemski to second]; Smith
walked; Petrocelli walked [Yastrzemski to third, Smith to
second]; Scott forced Petrocelli (shortstop to second)
[Yastrzemski scored, Smith scored (error by Rojas) (unearned)
(no RBI), Scott to second]; B. Conigliaro walked; Moses struck
out; 2 R (1 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis was called out on strikes (catcher to first);
Oliver walked; Piniella reached on a fielder's choice [Oliver to
second (error by Thomas)]; Keough lined to right; Floyd struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.

RED SOX 7TH: BURGMEIER REPLACED MOREHEAD (PITCHING); Brett
popped to third in foul territory; Andrews grounded out
(shortstop to first); Thomas was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: On a bunt Kirkpatrick made an out to pitcher;
CAMPANIS BATTED FOR BURGMEIER; Campanis struck out; Schaal
walked; On a bunt Rojas made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.

RED SOX 8TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING);
Yastrzemski reached on an error by Floyd; Smith singled to left
[Yastrzemski to second]; Petrocelli out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Yastrzemski to third, Smith to second];
Scott was walked intentionally; B. Conigliaro forced Yastrzemski
(third to catcher) [Smith to third, Scott to second]; Moses
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: SCHOFIELD REPLACED ANDREWS (PLAYING 2B); Otis flied
out to center; Oliver doubled to right [Oliver out at third
(first to shortstop to third)]; Piniella flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.

RED SOX 9TH: Brett singled to second; Schofield flied to left;
Thomas grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Brett out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Keough popped to third in foul territory; Floyd was
called out on strikes; Kirkpatrick grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.



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