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Saturday June 20, 1970
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Ed Kirkpatrick batted in three runs with a double in the first inning and added a homer in the fourth to provide the Royals with a 5-3 victory over the Twins. Cookie Rojas doubled and Amos Otis singled to start the Royals' scoring. After Cesar Tovar dropped a long fly by Bob Oliver, Joe Keough walked to load the bases for Kirkpatrick's double. Rod Carew produced the Twins' runs by hitting for the circuit with two aboard in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 5, Minnesota Twins 3

Game Played on Saturday, June 20, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Twins        0  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   3  5  1
Royals       4  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  6  3


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              3   0   0   0     0   0   .274      Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .252
  Woodson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Rojas 2b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .141
  Alyea ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .276      Otis cf               4   1   2   1     0   0   .305
  Kaat pr             0   1   0   0     0   0   .167      Oliver 1b             3   1   0   0     0   0   .301
  Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Keough rf             2   1   1   0     1   0   .327
Carew 2b              4   1   2   3     0   2   .376      Piniella lf           1   0   0   0     0   1   .304
Killebrew 3b          2   0   0   0     2   0   .307        Kelly lf            3   0   0   0     0   1   .268
Oliva rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .318      Kirkpatrick c         3   1   2   4     0   1   .231
Cardenas ss           4   0   0   0     0   2   .287      Floyd ss              3   0   0   0     0   2   .000
Renick lf             4   0   0   0     0   2   .255      Rooker p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .188
Reese 1b              4   0   2   0     0   1   .256        Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     0   0   .212
  Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .167
Boswell p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .211
  Allison ph,cf       3   1   1   0     0   1   .227

Totals               33   3   5   3     3   9             Totals               30   5   6   5     1   7

Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 10,016
Left on Base: Twins 6, Royals 4
DP: Twins 0, Royals 2
Errors: Tovar, Schaal 2, Floyd
Doubles: Allison (1), Reese (7), Rojas (1), Kirkpatrick (8)
Triples: Keough (2)
Home Runs: Carew (4), Kirkpatrick (9)
Sacrifice Hits: Keough (3)
GIDP: Cardenas (4), Oliva (10)
Hit by Pitch: Oliver (2,by Williams)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Boswell L(2-6)          4     5   5   2   1   4   1  19   6.89
Woodson                 3     1   0   0   0   3   0  10   2.35
Williams                1     0   0   0   0   0   0   4   1.85
Totals                  8     6   5   2   1   7   1  33

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker W(4-4)           7     4   3   3   3   5   1  29   3.59
Johnson SV(1)           2     1   0   0   0   4   0   7   3.18
Totals                  9     5   3   3   3   9   1  36

Hit by Pitch: Williams (3)

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar flied out to left; On a bunt Carew singled;
Killebrew walked [Carew to second]; Oliva reached on an error by
Schaal [Carew to third, Killebrew to second, Oliva to first];
Cardenas grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Oliva out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Schaal flied out to center; Rojas doubled to left;
Otis singled to center [Rojas scored]; Oliver reached on an
error by Tovar [Otis to third, Oliver to first]; Keough walked
[Oliver to second]; Piniella was called out on strikes;
Kirkpatrick doubled to right [Otis scored (unearned), Oliver
scored (unearned), Keough scored (unearned)]; Floyd was called
out on strikes; Lou Piniella ejected by HP umpire Jake
O'Donnell; 4 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 4.

TWINS 2ND: KELLY REPLACED PINIELLA (PLAYING LF); Renick was
called out on strikes; Reese struck out; Mitterwald reached on
an error by Floyd [Mitterwald to first]; Boswell popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 4.

ROYALS 2ND: Rooker grounded out (third to first); Schaal popped
to first in foul territory; Rojas grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 4.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); Carew struck
out; Killebrew made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis popped to catcher in foul territory; Oliver
grounded out (pitcher to first); Keough tripled to right; Kelly
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 4.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva grounded out (third to first); Cardenas
grounded out (third to first); Renick grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick homered; Floyd struck out; Rooker struck
out; Schaal made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 5TH: Reese singled to right; Mitterwald flied out to
center; ALLISON BATTED FOR BOSWELL; Allison grounded out (second
to first) [Reese to second]; Tovar made an out to second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 5TH: ALLISON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); WOODSON
REPLACED TOVAR (PITCHING); Rojas flied out to right; Otis
singled to pitcher; Oliver flied out to right; Keough lined to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 6TH: Carew struck out; Killebrew walked; Oliva grounded
into a double play (first to shortstop) [Killebrew out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly struck out; Kirkpatrick struck out; Floyd
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 5.

TWINS 7TH: Cardenas struck out; Renick reached on an error by
Schaal [Renick to second]; Reese grounded out (second to first)
[Renick to third]; Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Rooker struck out; Schaal grounded out (shortstop to
first); Rojas flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
0, Royals 5.

TWINS 8TH: Allison doubled to left; ALYEA BATTED FOR WOODSON;
Alyea walked; KAAT RAN FOR ALYEA; Carew homered [Allison scored,
Kaat scored]; JOHNSON REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Killebrew
grounded out (second to first); Oliva lined to left; Cardenas
struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED KAAT (PITCHING); Otis flied out to
right; Oliver was hit by a pitch; Keough out on a sacrifice bunt
(catcher to first) [Oliver to second]; Kelly grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Royals 5.

TWINS 9TH: Renick struck out; Reese doubled to left; MANUEL
BATTED FOR MITTERWALD; Manuel was called out on strikes; Allison
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Royals 5.



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