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Tuesday June 23, 1970
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Reggie Jackson misjudged a line drive by Lou Piniella with the bases loaded in the first inning and the ball got past the center fielder for a triple to start the Royals off to a 7-5 victory over the Athletics. Piniella, after reaching third, scored on a wild pitch.

Cookie Rojas homered for the Royals in the second and their winning runs followed in the fifth when Joe Keough singled with the bases loaded. Joe Rudi and Jackson hit homers for the A's, Rudi's blow coming with a mate aboard. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 7, Oakland Athletics 5

Game Played on Tuesday, June 23, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Royals       4  1  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   7  7  0
A's          0  1  2    0  0  0    0  1  1  -   5  9  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Matchick ss           5   0   0   0     0   0   .042      Campaneris ss         3   1   0   1     1   1   .266
Rojas 2b              5   2   2   1     0   1   .169      Rudi lf               5   1   2   2     0   0   .306
Otis cf               4   2   2   0     0   0   .303      Jackson cf            4   1   1   1     0   2   .237
Oliver 1b             2   1   1   0     2   0   .301      Bando 3b              3   1   1   0     1   1   .284
Keough rf             3   1   1   2     1   0   .323      Alou rf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .313
Piniella lf           4   1   1   3     0   0   .301      Mincher 1b            3   0   0   1     0   1   .245
Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   0   .223      Duncan c              4   0   1   0     0   0   .248
Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .248        Tartabull pr        0   1   0   0     0   0   .231
Drago p               3   0   0   0     0   3   .063      Donaldson 2b          4   0   2   0     0   0   .364
  Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .265      Dobson p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .171
  Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Davis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .280
                                                            Roland p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hovley ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .295
                                                            Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Driscoll ph         0   0   0   0     0   0   .071

Totals               34   7   7   6     4   4             Totals               33   5   9   5     2   5

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance:  5,273
Left on Base: Royals 4, A's 6
DP: Royals 1, A's 0
Triples: Piniella (1)
Home Runs: Rojas (1), Rudi (7), Jackson (10)
Sacrifice Flies: Mincher (6), Campaneris (2)
GIDP: Alou (6)
Hit by Pitch: Driscoll (1,by Johnson)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago W(6-4)            8     7   4   4   2   5   2  32   3.92
Johnson SV(2)           1     2   1   1   0   0   0   6   3.26
Totals                  9     9   5   5   2   5   2  38

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(6-7)           4.1   7   7   7   3   3   1  23   4.54
Lachemann               0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.57
Roland                  2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7   2.84
Lindblad                2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6   4.23
Totals                  9     7   7   7   4   4   1  38

Hit by Pitch: Johnson (5)
Wild Pitches: Dobson (4)

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Emmett Ashford


ROYALS 1ST: Matchick grounded out (second to first); Rojas was
called out on strikes; Otis singled to left; Oliver singled to
right [Otis to second]; Keough walked [Otis to third, Oliver to
second]; Piniella tripled [Otis scored, Oliver scored, Keough
scored]; Dobson threw a wild pitch [Piniella scored];
Kirkpatrick walked; Schaal flied out to center; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 4, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris made an out to second; On a bunt Rudi
popped to third in foul territory; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Drago struck out; Matchick flied out to center;
Rojas homered; Otis grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando walked; Alou singled to right [Bando to
third]; Mincher hit a sacrifice fly to left [Bando scored];
Duncan made an out to second; Donaldson forced Alou (shortstop
to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Athletics 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Oliver flied out to center; Keough grounded out
(second to first); Piniella flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 5, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Dobson grounded out (third to first); Campaneris
walked; Rudi homered [Campaneris scored]; Jackson made an out to
first; Bando grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 5, Athletics 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick lined to pitcher; Schaal made an out to
shortstop; Drago struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Alou made an out to second; Mincher struck out;
Duncan grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 5, Athletics 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Matchick flied out to left; Rojas singled; Otis
singled [Rojas to second]; Oliver walked [Rojas to third, Otis
to second]; Keough singled [Rojas scored, Otis scored, Oliver to
second]; LACHEMANN REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Piniella made an
out to shortstop; Kirkpatrick lined to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Donaldson flied out to center; DAVIS BATTED FOR
LACHEMANN; Davis grounded out (second to first); Campaneris
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics
3.

ROYALS 6TH: ROLAND REPLACED DAVIS (PITCHING); Schaal made an out
to shortstop; Drago struck out; Matchick grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Rudi singled to left; Jackson was called out on
strikes; Bando singled to left [Rudi to second]; Alou grounded
into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Bando out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas flied out to center; Otis grounded out (third
to first); Oliver walked; Keough flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Mincher made an out to second; Duncan grounded
out (third to first); Donaldson singled to center; HOVLEY BATTED
FOR ROLAND; Hovley singled to center [Donaldson to second];
Campaneris struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 7,
Athletics 3.

ROYALS 8TH: LINDBLAD REPLACED HOVLEY (PITCHING); Piniella
grounded out (pitcher to first); Kirkpatrick grounded out
(second to first); Schaal grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics 3.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Rudi grounded out (pitcher to first); Jackson
homered; Bando was called out on strikes; Alou grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics
4.

ROYALS 9TH: KELLY BATTED FOR DRAGO; Kelly flied out to center;
Matchick flied out to center; Rojas popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics 4.

ATHLETICS 9TH: JOHNSON REPLACED KELLY (PITCHING); Mincher
grounded out (first unassisted); Duncan singled; TARTABULL RAN
FOR DUNCAN; Donaldson singled [Tartabull to second]; DRISCOLL
BATTED FOR LINDBLAD; Driscoll was hit by a pitch [Tartabull to
third, Donaldson to second]; Campaneris hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Tartabull scored]; Rudi flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Royals 7, Athletics 5.



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