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Friday June 26, 1970
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The Angels turned in the A. L.'s first triple play of the season to mark a 5-4 victory over the Royals. With the Royals leading, 2-1, Paul Schaal singled in the fifth inning and stopped at second on a single by Cookie Rojas. Amos Otis grounded down the line to Chico Ruiz, who stepped on third base to start the triple killing via Sandy Alomar at second base and Billy Cowan at first.

Having stopped the Royals' threat, the Angels erupted for four runs in the sixth, two scoring on a homer by Joe Azcue. Alomar stretched his hitting streak to 21 games by knocking in a run with a single and Jim Fregosi beat out an infield hit to drive in what proved to be the winning run. Bob Oliver homered for the Royals in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 5, Kansas City Royals 4

Game Played on Friday, June 26, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Angels       1  0  0    0  0  4    0  0  0  -   5 11  0
Royals       1  0  0    1  0  1    0  1  0  -   4 12  0


Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Alomar 2b             5   0   1   1     0   1   .270      Schaal 3b             5   1   2   0     0   0   .247
J. Tatum cf           4   1   2   0     1   1   .273      Rojas 2b              4   0   4   1     0   0   .221
Fregosi ss            5   0   2   2     0   1   .283      Otis cf               3   0   0   0     1   0   .299
Johnson lf            5   0   0   0     0   1   .326      Oliver 1b             4   1   1   1     0   1   .296
Cowan 1b              2   1   0   0     1   1   .309      Keough rf             4   1   1   0     0   2   .326
  Spencer 1b          2   0   0   0     0   1   .262      Piniella lf           4   1   3   0     0   0   .304
Azcue c               5   1   4   2     0   0   .276      Kirkpatrick c         4   0   1   1     0   2   .225
Reynolds rf           1   1   1   0     2   0   .250      Hernandez ss          1   0   0   1     0   1   .217
  Repoz rf            1   0   0   0     0   1   .267        Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .262
Ruiz 3b               3   1   1   0     1   0   .292        Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
May p                 1   0   0   0     1   0   .053        Sorrell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .222
  Kealey p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .333      Butler p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .033
  McMullen ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .237        Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Fisher p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Matchick ss         2   0   0   0     0   0   .129

Totals               36   5  11   5     6   7             Totals               35   4  12   4     1   8

Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance:  9,677
Left on Base: Angels 10, Royals 6
DP: Angels 1, Royals 1
Doubles: Fregosi (15), Azcue (8), Keough (5)
Triples: Piniella (2)
Home Runs: Azcue (2), Oliver (12)
Stolen Bases: Schaal (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Hernandez (4)
GIDP: Ruiz (3), Otis (2)


Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
May                     4     8   2   2   1   6   0  20   3.00
Kealey W(1-0)           1     0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.19
Fisher SV(2)            4     4   2   2   0   2   1  16   2.11
Totals                  9    12   4   4   1   8   1  37

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler L(2-7)           5.1   7   4   4   4   2   1  25   4.00
Burgmeier               0.1   1   1   1   2   0   0   4   3.08
Wright                  0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   6.48
Johnson                 3     2   0   0   0   5   0  11   3.13
Totals                  9    11   5   5   6   7   1  42

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


ANGELS 1ST: Alomar grounded out (third to first); J. Tatum
singled to left; Fregosi doubled to left [J. Tatum scored];
Johnson flied out to right; Cowan struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Schaal singled to right; Schaal stole second; Rojas
singled to center [Schaal scored]; Otis grounded into a double
play (shortstop to first) [Rojas out at second]; Oliver struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 1.

ANGELS 2ND: Azcue doubled to left; Reynolds singled [Azcue to
third]; Ruiz flied out to left; May popped to catcher in foul
territory; Alomar flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Angels 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough grounded out (catcher to first); Piniella
tripled to right; Kirkpatrick struck out; Hernandez struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 1.

ANGELS 3RD: J. Tatum made an out to third; Fregosi struck out;
Johnson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 1,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Butler was called out on strikes; Schaal flied out
to center; Rojas singled to left; Otis walked [Rojas to second];
Oliver forced Otis (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Angels 1, Royals 1.

ANGELS 4TH: Cowan popped to catcher in foul territory; Azcue
singled to center; Reynolds walked [Azcue to second]; Ruiz
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Reynolds out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Keough was called out on strikes; Piniella singled
to pitcher; Kirkpatrick singled to right [Piniella to third];
Hernandez out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Piniella
scored, Kirkpatrick to second]; Butler struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 2.

ANGELS 5TH: May walked; Alomar flied out to right; J. Tatum
singled to left [May to third, J. Tatum out at second (left to
second)]; Fregosi made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Angels 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal singled to center; Rojas singled to left
[Schaal to second]; KEALEY REPLACED MAY (PITCHING); Otis
grounded into a triple play (third to second to first) [Schaal
out at third, Rojas out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Angels 1, Royals 2.

ANGELS 6TH: Johnson popped to second in foul territory; Cowan
walked; Azcue homered [Cowan scored]; Reynolds walked; BURGMEIER
REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Ruiz walked [Reynolds to second];
MCMULLEN BATTED FOR KEALEY; McMullen flied out to right; Alomar
singled to left [Reynolds scored, Ruiz to third]; J. Tatum
walked [Alomar to second]; WRIGHT REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING);
Fregosi singled to third [Ruiz scored, Alomar to third, J. Tatum
to second]; Johnson grounded out (second to first); 4 R, 3 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Angels 5, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: FISHER REPLACED MCMULLEN (PITCHING); SPENCER
REPLACED COWAN (PLAYING 1B); REPOZ REPLACED REYNOLDS (PLAYING
RF); Oliver popped to first in foul territory; Keough doubled to
right; Piniella singled to left [Keough to third]; Kirkpatrick
grounded out (pitcher to first) [Keough scored, Piniella stayed
at first]; KELLY BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Kelly flied out to left;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 5, Royals 3.

ANGELS 7TH: JOHNSON REPLACED KELLY (PITCHING); MATCHICK REPLACED
WRIGHT (PLAYING SS); Spencer struck out; Azcue singled to
shortstop; Repoz was called out on strikes; Ruiz singled [Azcue
to second]; Fisher made an out to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Angels 5, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Matchick grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal
flied out to left; Rojas singled to third; Otis grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 5, Royals 3.

ANGELS 8TH: Alomar struck out; J. Tatum was called out on
strikes; Fregosi popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Angels 5, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Oliver homered; Keough struck out; Piniella popped
to third in foul territory; Kirkpatrick struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Angels 5, Royals 4.

ANGELS 9TH: Johnson struck out; Spencer grounded out (second to
first); Azcue made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Angels 5, Royals 4.

ROYALS 9TH: SORRELL BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Sorrell grounded out
(second to first); Matchick grounded out (first unassisted);
Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Angels 5, Royals 4.



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