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Saturday June 27, 1970
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The Royals collected four walks and scored twice on only one hit in the sixth inning to defeat the Angels, 2-0. Andy Messersmith passed Amos Otis and Bob Oliver to open the stanza. After Lou Piniella singled to drive in Otis, walks to Ed Kirkpatrick and Paul Schaal forced in a second run.

Three Royals' pitchers -- Dave Morehead, Tom Burgmeier and Bob Johnson -- combined to blank the Angels on four hits, including a double by Sandy Alomar, who batted safely in his 22nd straight game. Morehead, who started for the Royals, was forced to quit after suffering a strained muscle in his rib cage in the second inning. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, California Angels 0

Game Played on Saturday, June 27, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Angels       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  x  -   2  7  0


Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Alomar 2b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .270      Matchick ss           3   0   1   0     0   2   .147
Repoz rf              4   0   0   0     0   2   .261        Rodriguez ph        1   0   0   0     0   1   .240
Fregosi ss            3   0   1   0     1   1   .284        Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Johnson lf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .321      Rojas 2b              3   0   1   0     1   0   .225
Spencer 1b            3   0   1   0     0   2   .263      Otis cf               3   1   1   0     1   0   .299
McMullen 3b           2   0   0   0     1   0   .234      Oliver 1b             3   1   1   0     1   1   .296
Azcue c               3   0   0   0     0   0   .271      Keough rf             4   0   0   0     0   1   .318
Johnstone cf          3   0   1   0     0   0   .239      Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .303
Messersmith p         2   0   0   0     0   0   .125      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   0   .222
  Garrett p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Schaal 3b             2   0   1   1     1   0   .250
  Cowan ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .304      Morehead p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .160
  Doyle p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Burgmeier p         2   0   1   0     0   0   .222
                                                            Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .259
                                                            Hernandez ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .217

Totals               29   0   4   0     2   8             Totals               29   2   7   2     5   5

Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance:  7,677
Left on Base: Angels 4, Royals 8
DP: Angels 1, Royals 1
Doubles: Spencer (7), Alomar (7), Rojas (2)
Stolen Bases: Otis (15)
Caught Stealing: Otis (1)
GIDP: Azcue (6), Piniella (6)


Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Messersmith L(6-8)      5.1   6   2   2   5   3   0  26   3.15
Garrett                 1.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   5   0.60
Doyle                   1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.76
Totals                  8     7   2   2   5   5   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Morehead                2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7   3.71
Burgmeier W(2-4)        4     3   0   0   1   3   0  15   2.67
Johnson SV(3)           3     0   0   0   0   5   0   9   3.00
Totals                  9     4   0   0   2   8   0  31

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


ANGELS 1ST: Alomar grounded out (shortstop to first); Repoz
flied out to right; Fregosi flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Matchick was called out on strikes; Rojas doubled to
center; Otis reached on a fielder's choice [Rojas out at third
(pitcher to shortstop to third), Otis to second]; Oliver made an
out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Johnson flied out to right; Spencer doubled to
right; McMullen walked; Azcue grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [McMullen out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough flied out to center; Piniella grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kirkpatrick lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ANGELS 3RD: BURGMEIER REPLACED MOREHEAD (PITCHING); Johnstone
singled to center [Johnstone out at second (center to
second)]; Dave Morehead left with strained costal muscle in
rib cage; Messersmith grounded out (shortstop to first);
Alomar flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0,
Royals 0.

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

ANGELS 4TH: Repoz was called out on strikes; Fregosi singled to
left; Johnson flied out to right; Spencer struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver singled to right; Keough flied out to right;
Piniella grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Oliver out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0,
Royals 0.

ANGELS 5TH: McMullen flied out to center; Azcue flied out to
center; Johnstone popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick popped to catcher in foul territory;
Schaal grounded out (third to first); Burgmeier singled to
shortstop; Matchick singled to shortstop [Burgmeier to second];
Rojas flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 0,
Royals 0.

ANGELS 6TH: Messersmith flied out to left; Alomar doubled to
right; Repoz was called out on strikes; Fregosi walked; Johnson
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis walked; Otis stole second; Oliver walked;
Keough struck out; Piniella singled to center [Otis scored,
Oliver to second]; Kirkpatrick walked [Oliver to third, Piniella
to second]; Schaal walked [Oliver scored, Piniella to third,
Kirkpatrick to second]; TAYLOR BATTED FOR BURGMEIER; GARRETT
REPLACED MESSERSMITH (PITCHING); Taylor popped to third;
RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR MATCHICK; Rodriguez struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 2.

ANGELS 7TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED TAYLOR (PLAYING SS); JOHNSON
REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); Spencer struck out; McMullen
flied out to right; Azcue flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas flied out to center; Otis singled to right;
Otis was picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first
to second); Oliver struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0,
Royals 2.

ANGELS 8TH: Johnstone grounded out (first to pitcher); COWAN
BATTED FOR GARRETT; Cowan struck out; Alomar struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: DOYLE REPLACED COWAN (PITCHING); Keough grounded out
(second to first); Piniella flied out to center; Kirkpatrick
lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 2.

ANGELS 9TH: Repoz grounded out (pitcher to first); Fregosi
struck out; Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0,
Royals 2.



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