Select a date:      
Sunday June 28, 1970
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Erupting for 13 hits, the Royals pounded their way to a 13-1 victory in the nightcap to split a doubleheader with the Angels, who won the opener 2-1. Jim Fregosi set up the Angels' first run in the curtain-raiser with a double in the first inning and accounted for the winning run with a homer in the fifth. Sandy Alomar was collared in four trips, ending the Angel infielder's 22-game batting streak. Amos Otis homered for the Royals' tally.

Al Fitzmorris, who came out of the bullpen for his first major league start, was the winner of the nightcap, pitching 6 2/3 innings. The Royals' hits included four by Otis and three by Lou Piniella. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 2, Kansas City Royals 1 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, June 28, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Angels       1  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  0
Royals       1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  2


Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Alomar 2b             4   0   0   0     1   1   .266      Matchick ss           3   0   1   0     0   0   .162
J. Tatum cf           2   1   0   0     2   1   .267      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .215
  Ruiz 3b             1   0   0   0     0   0   .286      Otis cf               4   1   1   1     0   0   .298
Fregosi ss            5   1   2   1     0   2   .286      Oliver 1b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .293
Johnson lf            4   0   1   1     0   1   .320      Keough rf             4   0   2   0     0   0   .322
McMullen 3b           2   0   1   0     1   1   .237      Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .302
  Johnstone ph,cf     1   0   0   0     0   0   .238      Kirkpatrick c         2   0   0   0     1   0   .219
Cowan rf              3   0   0   0     1   1   .288      Schaal 3b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .245
  Repoz rf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .261      Rooker p              2   0   1   0     0   0   .222
Azcue c               2   0   0   0     1   0   .268        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Spencer 1b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .258        Kelly ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .262
Murphy p              1   0   0   0     1   0   .133        Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Silverio ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  K. Tatum p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               30   2   4   2     7   9             Totals               29   1   6   1     3   2

Time of Game: 2:24
Left on Base: Angels 10, Royals 5
DP: Angels 3, Royals 1
Errors: Rojas, Kirkpatrick
Doubles: Fregosi (16), Keough (6)
Home Runs: Fregosi (13), Otis (7)
Sacrifice Hits: Murphy (4), Matchick (1)
GIDP: J. Tatum (1), Rojas (2), Matchick (1), Piniella (7)
Hit by Pitch: Azcue (1,by Wright)


Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Murphy W(8-6)           7     6   1   1   2   1   1  26   3.51
K. Tatum SV(12)         2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7   1.58
Totals                  9     6   1   1   3   2   1  33

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(4-6)           6     4   2   2   7   4   1  29   3.61
Wright                  2     0   0   0   0   3   0   7   5.79
Monteagudo              1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3   4.26
Totals                  9     4   2   2   7   9   1  39

Hit by Pitch: Wright (3)
Wild Pitches: K. Tatum (4)
Balks: Wright (1)

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


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

ROYALS 1ST: Matchick singled to center; Rojas grounded into a
double play (pitcher to second to first) [Matchick out at
second]; Otis homered; Oliver flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 1.

ANGELS 2ND: Azcue walked; Spencer flied out to right; Murphy out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Azcue to second];
Alomar popped to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals
1.

ROYALS 2ND: Keough grounded out (first to pitcher); Piniella
singled to left; Kirkpatrick forced Piniella (second to
shortstop); Schaal grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 1.

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

ROYALS 3RD: Rooker singled to center; Matchick grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Rooker out at
second]; Rojas grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 1.

ANGELS 4TH: McMullen singled to center; Cowan walked [McMullen
to second]; Azcue flied out to right [McMullen to third, Cowan
to second]; Spencer struck out; Murphy grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 1.

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

ANGELS 5TH: Alomar walked; J. Tatum grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Alomar out at second]; Fregosi
homered; Johnson singled to left; McMullen struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick flied out to right; Schaal flied out to
center; Rooker grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 1.

ANGELS 6TH: Cowan flied out to center; Azcue grounded out
(shortstop to first); Spencer grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Matchick popped to third in foul territory; Rojas
grounded out (pitcher to first); Otis flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 1.

ANGELS 7TH: Murphy walked; Alomar reached on an error by Rojas
[Murphy to second]; Alomar was picked off first but was safe on
an error by Kirkpatrick [Murphy to third, Alomar to second]; J.
Tatum walked; WRIGHT REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Fregosi struck
out; Johnson was called out on strikes; JOHNSTONE BATTED FOR
MCMULLEN; Johnstone popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 2 E, 3 LOB.
Angels 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: JOHNSTONE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); RUIZ REPLACED
J. TATUM (PLAYING 3B); Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first);
Keough doubled to center; Piniella struck out; Kirkpatrick was
walked intentionally; Schaal forced Kirkpatrick (pitcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 1.

ANGELS 8TH: Cowan grounded out (pitcher to first); Azcue was hit
by a pitch; Wright balked [Azcue to second]; Spencer popped to
shortstop; SILVERIO BATTED FOR MURPHY; Silverio struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: K. TATUM REPLACED SILVERIO (PITCHING); REPOZ
REPLACED COWAN (PLAYING RF); KELLY BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Kelly
walked; K. Tatum threw a wild pitch [Kelly to second]; Matchick
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Kelly to third];
Rojas struck out; Otis flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Angels 2, Royals 1.

ANGELS 9TH: MONTEAGUDO REPLACED KELLY (PITCHING); Alomar struck
out; Ruiz grounded out (shortstop to first); Fregosi struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Keough
flied out to left; Piniella flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 1.



The information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet.
Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at "www.retrosheet.org".


Copyright © 2014-2016, All Rights Reserved   •   Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Status Report