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Friday June 19, 1970
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Scattering seven hits, Dick Drago pitched the Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Twins. A two-base error by Bobby Floyd and a single by Rod Carew for his third hit of the game gave the Twins an unearned run in the eighth inning to deprive Drago of a shutout. Amos Otis rapped three hits for the Royals and Lou Piniella batted in two runs with a double and an infield out. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 5, Minnesota Twins 1

Game Played on Friday, June 19, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Twins        0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  7  0
Royals       0  0  1    2  2  0    0  0  x  -   5  9  2


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              4   1   0   0     0   0   .278      Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .260
Carew 2b              4   0   3   1     0   0   .373      Rojas 2b              4   0   1   1     0   1   .133
Oliva rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .324      Otis cf               4   1   3   0     0   0   .302
Killebrew 3b          4   0   0   0     0   1   .310      Oliver 1b             4   2   2   1     0   0   .305
Reese 1b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Keough rf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .325
Cardenas ss           3   0   1   0     1   0   .292      Piniella lf           4   0   1   2     0   1   .306
Holt lf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .232      Kirkpatrick c         2   0   0   0     2   1   .222
Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     0   3   .217      Floyd ss              2   1   0   1     2   0   .000
  Ratliff ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .272      Drago p               4   0   0   0     0   2   .069
Blyleven p            2   0   1   0     0   0   .286
  Hall p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .176
  Barber p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   1   7   1     1   5             Totals               32   5   9   5     4   6

Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance:  8,571
Left on Base: Twins 7, Royals 7
DP: Twins 0, Royals 1
Errors: Rojas, Floyd
Doubles: Otis (12), Piniella (10), Oliver (13)
Caught Stealing: Kirkpatrick (2)
GIDP: Oliva (9)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blyleven L(2-2)         4.1   7   5   5   2   2   0  22   3.86
Hall                    1.2   1   0   0   1   3   0   7   2.30
Barber                  2     1   0   0   1   1   0   7   2.87
Totals                  8     9   5   5   4   6   0  36

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago W(5-4)            9     7   1   0   1   5   0  35   3.87
Totals                  9     7   1   0   1   5   0  35

Wild Pitches: Barber (2)

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar flied out to center; Carew singled to right;
Oliva grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Carew out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Schaal grounded out (second to first); Rojas
grounded out (pitcher to first); Otis doubled to right; Oliver
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew flied out to center; Reese grounded out
(shortstop to first); Cardenas walked; Holt singled to left
[Cardenas to second]; Mitterwald struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough grounded out (second to first); Piniella
struck out; Kirkpatrick flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Twins 0, Royals 0.

TWINS 3RD: Blyleven grounded out (first unassisted); Tovar
grounded out (shortstop to first); Carew singled to left; Oliva
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Floyd walked; Drago struck out; Schaal grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Floyd to second]; Rojas singled to left
[Floyd scored]; Otis lined to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
0, Royals 1.

TWINS 4TH: Killebrew was called out on strikes; Reese lined to
center; Cardenas grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver singled; Keough singled to right [Oliver to
second]; Piniella doubled to left [Keough to third, Oliver
scored]; Kirkpatrick was walked intentionally; Floyd grounded
out (first unassisted) [Kirkpatrick to second, Piniella to
third, Keough scored]; Drago reached on a fielder's choice
[Piniella out at home (second to catcher), Kirkpatrick to
third]; Schaal made an out to shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 3.

TWINS 5TH: Holt grounded out (pitcher to first); Mitterwald
struck out; Blyleven singled to right; Tovar forced Blyleven
(third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis
singled to pitcher; Oliver doubled to left [Otis scored]; HALL
REPLACED BLYLEVEN (PITCHING); Keough singled to left [Oliver to
third]; Piniella forced Keough (third to second) [Oliver
scored]; Kirkpatrick struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 5.

TWINS 6TH: Carew flied out to left; Oliva lined to second;
Killebrew grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Floyd walked; Drago forced Floyd (first to
shortstop); Schaal struck out; Rojas struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 7TH: Reese grounded out (first unassisted); Cardenas
singled to right; Holt singled to right [Cardenas to third];
Mitterwald struck out; MANUEL BATTED FOR HALL; Manuel grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 7TH: BARBER REPLACED MANUEL (PITCHING); Otis singled to
third; Oliver made an out to second; Keough grounded out (first
unassisted) [Otis to second]; Barber threw a wild pitch [Otis to
third]; Piniella flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 8TH: Tovar reached on an error by Floyd [Tovar to second];
Carew singled to right [Tovar scored (unearned)]; Carew advanced
to third (error by Rojas); Oliva flied out to left; Killebrew
made an out to second; Reese flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1
H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Kirkpatrick walked; Kirkpatrick was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Floyd grounded out (shortstop to
first); Drago struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals
5.

TWINS 9TH: Cardenas grounded out (shortstop to first); Holt
lined to left; RATLIFF BATTED FOR MITTERWALD; Ratliff struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 5.



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