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Monday June 29, 1970
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Cesar Tovar tripled in the sixth inning and Jim Perry, who had doubled, scored the run that gave the Twins a 5-4 victory over the Royals. Perry got off to a shaky start, giving up all four of the Royals' runs in the first on singles by Cookie Rojas and Amos Otis, doubles by Ed Kirkpatrick and Lou Piniella and a single by Tom Matchick. The Twins came back with three runs in their half and tied the score in the third when Herman Hill, Tony Oliva and Jim Holt singled. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 5, Kansas City Royals 4

Game Played on Monday, June 29, 1970 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Royals       4  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   4 10  0
Twins        3  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  x  -   5 13  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              5   0   2   0     0   1   .269      Tovar 2b              5   1   4   1     0   0   .301
Rojas 2b              5   1   1   0     0   0   .233      Hill cf               4   2   2   0     0   0   .222
Otis cf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .306      Oliva rf              4   1   2   1     0   0   .330
Kirkpatrick c         3   1   1   1     1   0   .227      Killebrew 3b          3   0   2   1     1   0   .309
Piniella lf           4   1   2   2     0   1   .315      Reese 1b              3   0   0   0     1   0   .255
Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .285      Holt lf               3   0   1   2     0   0   .242
Matchick ss           4   0   1   1     0   1   .196      Cardenas ss           3   0   0   0     1   1   .279
Schaal 3b             3   0   1   0     1   1   .248      Mitterwald c          4   0   1   0     0   1   .216
Drago p               3   0   1   0     0   2   .086      Perry p               4   1   1   0     0   0   .357
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222        Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .250

Totals               36   4  10   4     2   7             Totals               33   5  13   5     3   2

Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 14,600
Left on Base: Royals 7, Twins 8
DP: Royals 1, Twins 1
Doubles: Kirkpatrick (10), Piniella (11), Kelly (6), Perry (2)
Triples: Tovar (8)
Caught Stealing: Tovar (7), Mitterwald (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Holt (1)
GIDP: Mitterwald (4)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(6-5)            5.2  12   5   5   1   2   0  28   4.13
Burgmeier               2.1   1   0   0   2   0   0   9   2.48
Totals                  8    13   5   5   3   2   0  37

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry W(11-6)           8.2  10   4   4   2   7   0  37   3.18
Perranoski SV(18)       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.74
Totals                  9    10   4   4   2   7   0  38

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Merle Anthony, 2B - Bob Stewart, 3B - Ron Luciano


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly flied out to center; Rojas singled to center;
Otis singled to left [Rojas to second]; Kirkpatrick doubled to
left [Rojas scored, Otis to third]; Piniella doubled to right
[Otis scored, Kirkpatrick scored]; Oliver popped to catcher in
foul territory; Matchick singled to left [Piniella scored];
Schaal walked [Matchick to second]; Drago struck out; 4 R, 5 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled to center; Hill singled to center
[Tovar to second]; Oliva singled to left [Tovar scored, Hill to
third]; Killebrew singled to center [Hill scored, Oliva to
second]; Reese flied out to right [Oliva to third]; Holt hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Oliva scored]; Cardenas struck out; 3
R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 3.

ROYALS 2ND: Kelly doubled to left; Rojas made an out to second;
Otis made an out to second; Kirkpatrick walked; Piniella lined
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 3.

TWINS 2ND: Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop to first); Perry
grounded out (second to first); Tovar singled to center; Tovar
was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); Matchick
flied out to right; Schaal singled to right; Drago singled to
center [Schaal to third]; Kelly flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 3.

TWINS 3RD: Hill singled; Oliva singled to left [Hill to second];
Killebrew made an out to second; Reese forced Oliva (first to
shortstop) [Hill to third]; Holt singled to left [Hill scored,
Reese to second]; Cardenas lined to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Royals 4, Twins 4.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas flied out to left; Otis made an out to first;
Kirkpatrick lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4,
Twins 4.

TWINS 4TH: Mitterwald was called out on strikes; Perry flied out
to center; Tovar singled; Hill made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 4.

ROYALS 5TH: Piniella singled; Oliver lined into a double play
(second to first) [Piniella out at first]; Matchick grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 4.

TWINS 5TH: Oliva grounded out (first to pitcher); Killebrew
singled; Reese flied out to center; Holt popped to catcher in
foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Schaal struck out; Drago struck out; Kelly was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 4.

TWINS 6TH: Cardenas walked; Mitterwald grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Cardenas out at second];
Perry doubled; Tovar tripled to right [Perry scored]; BURGMEIER
REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); Hill grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kirkpatrick flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 5.

TWINS 7TH: Oliva flied out to center; Killebrew walked; Reese
walked [Killebrew to second]; Holt forced Reese (second to
shortstop); Cardenas flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 4, Twins 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Piniella was called out on strikes; Oliver struck
out; Matchick struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins
5.

TWINS 8TH: Mitterwald singled; Mitterwald was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Perry grounded out (third to
first); Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 5.

ROYALS 9TH: Schaal made an out to third; TAYLOR BATTED FOR
BURGMEIER; Taylor lined to left; Kelly singled; PERRANOSKI
REPLACED PERRY (PITCHING); Rojas popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Twins 5.



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