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Wednesday June 24, 1970
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Darrell Osteen, called up from Iowa (American Association), made his A. L. debut and gained his first major league victory when the Athletics defeated the Royals, 5-1. Osteen previously was in the N. L. with the Reds in 1965, '66 and '67 and had an 0-4 record as a reliever.

The A's scored two unearned runs and had a 2-1 lead before Osteen was lifted after giving up a leadoff single by Joe Keough in the sixth inning. Marcel Lachemann finished. The A's clinched their victory with three runs in the sixth on a single by Sal Bando, doubles by Joe Rudi and John Donaldson and a single by Bert Campaneris. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 5, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Wednesday, June 24, 1970 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Royals       0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1 11  2
A's          0  2  0    0  0  3    0  0  x  -   5  7  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Matchick ss           5   0   3   0     0   0   .138      Campaneris ss         4   0   1   1     0   1   .266
Rojas 2b              5   0   2   0     0   2   .183      Hovley rf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .293
Otis cf               4   0   1   1     0   1   .302      Jackson cf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .237
Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .296      Bando 3b              3   1   1   0     1   0   .284
Keough rf             4   0   2   0     0   0   .327      Alou lf               3   1   1   0     0   0   .314
Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .294      Rudi 1b               4   1   1   1     0   2   .304
Kirkpatrick c         3   0   1   0     1   0   .225      Fernandez c           4   0   0   0     0   2   .230
Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .241      Donaldson 2b          2   2   1   1     1   0   .375
Rooker p              2   1   1   0     0   1   .206        Green 2b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .181
  Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .264      Osteen p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .143        Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
  Sorrell ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .250

Totals               37   1  11   1     1   6             Totals               30   5   7   3     3   7

Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance:  5,737
Left on Base: Royals 10, A's 5
DP: Royals 0, A's 1
Errors: Matchick, Schaal
Doubles: Alou (17), Rudi (7), Donaldson (1)
Stolen Bases: Kirkpatrick (3), Hovley (6)
Caught Stealing: Jackson (10)
Sacrifice Hits: Alou (2)
GIDP: Piniella (5)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(4-5)           6     7   5   3   3   5   0  28   3.64
Burgmeier               2     0   0   0   0   2   0   6   2.77
Totals                  8     7   5   3   3   7   0  34

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Osteen W(1-0)           5     7   1   1   1   3   0  23   1.80
Lachemann SV(3)         4     4   0   0   0   3   0  15   2.91
Totals                  9    11   1   1   1   6   0  38

Wild Pitches: Osteen (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Matchick singled to center; Rojas grounded out
(third to second to first) [Matchick to second]; Osteen threw a
wild pitch [Matchick to third]; Otis struck out; Oliver struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: On a bunt Campaneris popped to first in foul
territory; Hovley singled to left; Hovley stole second; Jackson
struck out; Bando grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella
grounded out (third to first); Kirkpatrick walked; Kirkpatrick
stole second; Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Alou doubled to right; Rudi flied out to right
[Alou to third]; Fernandez popped to first in foul territory;
Donaldson walked; Osteen reached on an error by Schaal [Alou
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Donaldson scored (unearned) (no
RBI), Osteen to third]; Campaneris was called out on strikes; 2
R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Rooker struck out; Matchick singled to center; Rojas
singled to left [Matchick to second]; Otis flied out to center;
Oliver grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 0, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Hovley grounded out (shortstop to first); Jackson
singled to right; Jackson was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Bando walked; Alou popped to catcher in foul territory;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Keough grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella
popped to first in foul territory; Kirkpatrick made an out to
third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Rudi struck out; Fernandez was called out on
strikes; Donaldson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); Rooker
singled to center; Matchick made an out to second; Rojas singled
to right [Rooker to third]; Otis singled to left [Rooker scored,
Rojas to second]; Oliver lined to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Osteen reached on an error by Matchick [Osteen to
first]; On a bunt Campaneris forced Osteen (catcher to
shortstop); On a bunt Hovley grounded out (pitcher to first)
[Campaneris to second]; Jackson grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Keough singled to right; LACHEMANN REPLACED OSTEEN
(PITCHING); Piniella grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Keough out at second]; Kirkpatrick singled
to center; Schaal grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Bando singled; Alou out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Bando to second]; Rudi doubled to right
[Bando scored]; Fernandez struck out; Donaldson doubled to left
[Rudi scored]; Lachemann walked; Campaneris singled to center
[Donaldson scored, Lachemann out at third (center to third)]; 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 5.

ROYALS 7TH: KELLY BATTED FOR ROOKER; Kelly was called out on
strikes; Matchick grounded out (pitcher to first); Rojas struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 7TH: BURGMEIER REPLACED KELLY (PITCHING); Hovley was
called out on strikes; Jackson grounded out (first unassisted);
Bando flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Athletics 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver flied
out to right; Keough singled; Piniella grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Alou flied out to center; Rudi struck out;
Fernandez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Athletics 5.

ROYALS 9TH: GREEN REPLACED DONALDSON (PLAYING 2B); Kirkpatrick
grounded out (pitcher to first); Schaal grounded out (pitcher to
first); SORRELL BATTED FOR BURGMEIER; Sorrell singled to left;
Matchick singled [Sorrell to second]; Rojas was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Athletics 5.



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