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Sunday June 21, 1970
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Five errors helped the Twins pile up an 11-2 victory over the Royals. Two wild throws led to the Twins' initial tally in the second inning and two more errors, together with three singles and a sacrifice fly, figured in the scoring of four runs in the fourth.

Harmon Killebrew homered in the fifth and the Twins wound up with the final five runs in the ninth when the Royals tossed in their fifth error of the game. Leo Cardenas had the big blow of the inning, driving in three runs with a double. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 11, Kansas City Royals 2

Game Played on Sunday, June 21, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Twins        0  1  0    4  1  0    0  0  5  -  11 12  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   2  7  5


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar cf              3   1   1   1     0   0   .275      Schaal 3b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .246
Carew 2b              4   1   2   1     1   1   .378        Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
Killebrew 3b          4   1   1   1     1   0   .305        Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Quilici pr,3b       0   1   0   0     0   0   .167        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Allison rf            3   3   2   0     1   0   .280        Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Renick lf             3   1   0   0     1   1   .241      Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .147
  Holt lf             1   1   0   1     0   0   .229      Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .300
Cardenas ss           5   1   2   3     0   0   .289      Oliver 1b             4   1   1   0     0   1   .300
Reese 1b              5   1   2   0     0   0   .260      Keough rf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .331
Mitterwald c          5   0   1   1     0   1   .212      Piniella lf           4   0   2   1     0   0   .309
Perry p               2   0   1   0     0   0   .368      Kirkpatrick c         4   0   1   1     0   2   .231
  Perranoski p        2   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Floyd ss              1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Matchick ph,ss      1   0   0   0     0   0   .067
                                                            Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .269
                                                            Hernandez ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .218
                                                          Butler p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .036
                                                            Sorrell ph,3b       2   0   0   0     0   1   .143

Totals               37  11  12   8     4   4             Totals               34   2   7   2     0   8

Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance: 10,864
Left on Base: Twins 7, Royals 5
DP: Twins 0, Royals 1
Errors: Otis, Kirkpatrick, Floyd 2, Hernandez
Doubles: Tovar (15), Cardenas (15), Keough (4)
Home Runs: Killebrew (17)
Stolen Bases: Allison (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Tovar (7), Perry (5)
Sacrifice Flies: Tovar (3)
GIDP: Killebrew (10)
Hit by Pitch: Allison (1,by Wright)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry W(10-5)           6.2   5   2   2   0   7   0  25   2.82
Perranoski SV(16)       2.1   2   0   0   0   1   0   9   1.82
Totals                  9     7   2   2   0   8   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler L(2-6)           6     8   6   3   3   3   1  29   3.83
Fitzmorris              2     1   0   0   0   0   0   7   3.72
Wright                  0     2   4   3   1   0   0   4   6.61
Monteagudo              1     1   1   0   0   1   0   5   5.06
Totals                  9    12  11   6   4   4   1  45

Hit by Pitch: Wright (2)
Wild Pitches: Butler (2)

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


TWINS 1ST: On a bunt Tovar made an out to first; Carew singled;
Killebrew grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[Carew out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Schaal struck out; Rojas struck out; Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals
0.

TWINS 2ND: Allison singled to pitcher; Allison advanced to
second (error by Floyd); Allison stole third [Allison scored
(error by Kirkpatrick) (unearned)]; Renick struck out; Cardenas
flied out to center; Reese flied out to center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H,
2 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Keough
doubled to center; Piniella flied out to right; Kirkpatrick was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 0.

TWINS 3RD: Mitterwald made an out to shortstop; Perry singled;
Tovar out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Perry to
second]; Carew walked; Killebrew flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Floyd grounded out (pitcher to first); Butler struck
out; Schaal flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1,
Royals 0.

TWINS 4TH: Allison reached on an error by Floyd [Allison to
first]; Butler threw a wild pitch [Allison to second]; Renick
walked; Cardenas singled to center [Allison scored (error by
Otis) (unearned) (no RBI), Renick scored (no RBI), Cardenas to
second]; Reese singled [Cardenas to third]; Mitterwald singled
[Cardenas scored, Reese to second]; Perry out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Reese to third, Mitterwald to second];
Tovar hit a sacrifice fly to right [Reese scored (unearned),
Mitterwald to third]; Carew grounded out (second to first); 4 R
(2 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas flied out to center; Otis lined to right;
Oliver grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 5, Royals 0.

TWINS 5TH: Killebrew homered; Allison walked; Renick made an out
to second; Cardenas flied to right in foul territory; Reese
singled to left [Allison to second]; Mitterwald was called out
on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Keough popped to first in foul territory; Piniella
flied to left in foul territory; Kirkpatrick struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 6, Royals 0.

TWINS 6TH: Perry grounded out (pitcher to first); Tovar grounded
out (shortstop to first); Carew struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: MATCHICK BATTED FOR FLOYD; Matchick lined to
shortstop; SORRELL BATTED FOR BUTLER; Sorrell struck out; Schaal
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 6,
Royals 0.

TWINS 7TH: MATCHICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); SORRELL STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); FITZMORRIS REPLACED SCHAAL (PITCHING);
Killebrew flied out to left; Allison singled to center; Renick
grounded out (third to first) [Allison to second]; Cardenas made
an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: HOLT REPLACED RENICK (PLAYING LF); Rojas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Otis was called out on strikes; Oliver
singled; Keough singled [Oliver to second]; Piniella singled to
left [Oliver scored, Keough to third]; Kirkpatrick singled to
right [Keough scored, Piniella to third]; PERRANOSKI REPLACED
PERRY (PITCHING); TAYLOR BATTED FOR MATCHICK; Taylor forced
Kirkpatrick (shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins
6, Royals 2.

TWINS 8TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED TAYLOR (PLAYING SS); Reese
grounded out (first to pitcher); Mitterwald grounded out (third
to first); Perranoski grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Twins 6, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Sorrell flied out to center; CAMPANIS BATTED FOR
FITZMORRIS; Campanis flied out to center; Rojas singled; Otis
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 6,
Royals 2.

TWINS 9TH: WRIGHT REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Tovar doubled to
right; Carew singled [Tovar scored]; Killebrew walked [Carew to
second]; QUILICI RAN FOR KILLEBREW; Allison was hit by a pitch
[Carew to third, Quilici to second]; MONTEAGUDO REPLACED WRIGHT
(PITCHING); Holt reached on an error by Hernandez [Carew scored
(RBI), Quilici to third, Allison to second, Holt to first];
Cardenas doubled to left [Quilici scored, Allison scored
(unearned), Holt scored (unearned)]; Reese flied out to left;
Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); Perranoski was called
out on strikes; 5 R (3 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 11, Royals 2.

ROYALS 9TH: QUILICI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Oliver was
called out on strikes; Keough lined to right; Piniella singled
to center; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 11, Royals 2.



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