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Tuesday June 30, 1970
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Coming to bat as a pinch-hitter, Rick Renick delivered a grand-slam homer in the sixth inning to spark the Twins to an 8-5 victory over the Royals. With Paul Schaal hitting for the circuit, the Royals held a 5-1 lead before Harmon Killebrew opened the Twins' rally with a homer. A single by Jim Holt and passes to Leo Cardenas and George Mitterwald then loaded the bases for Renick's blast off Bob Johnson. The Twins added two clinching tallies in the seventh when Killebrew and Rich Reese singled and Holt tripled. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 8, Kansas City Royals 5

Game Played on Tuesday, June 30, 1970 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Royals       2  0  1    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   5  8  1
Twins        0  1  0    0  0  5    2  0  x  -   8 10  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Schaal 3b             4   1   2   1     0   0   .255      Tovar 2b              5   0   2   0     0   0   .303
Otis cf               4   3   2   0     0   1   .309      Hill cf               5   0   0   0     0   0   .143
Piniella lf           3   0   1   0     1   0   .315      Oliva rf              5   0   1   0     0   1   .327
Oliver 1b             4   1   2   3     0   0   .288      Killebrew 3b          4   2   2   1     0   0   .313
Kirkpatrick rf,c      3   0   0   0     1   0   .223        Thompson 3b         0   0   0   0     0   0   .188
Rodriguez c           3   0   0   0     0   1   .235      Reese 1b              3   2   1   0     0   0   .256
  Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Holt lf               4   1   2   2     0   0   .250
  Sorrell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .200      Cardenas ss           2   1   1   1     1   0   .281
  Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Mitterwald c          2   1   0   0     2   0   .213
Hernandez ss          3   0   1   0     0   0   .219      Kaat p                1   0   0   0     0   0   .186
  Matchick ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .191        Zepp p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Severson 2b           3   0   0   0     0   0   .253        Ratliff ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .273
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .241        Woodson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
O'Riley p             2   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Renick ph           1   1   1   4     0   0   .258
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Williams p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Kelly rf            2   0   0   0     0   0   .267

Totals               34   5   8   4     2   2             Totals               34   8  10   8     3   2

Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 11,809
Left on Base: Royals 4, Twins 7
DP: Royals 1, Twins 2
Errors: Severson, Cardenas, Kaat
Doubles: Oliver (14)
Triples: Holt (2)
Home Runs: Oliver (13), Schaal (2), Killebrew (21), Renick (5)
Stolen Bases: Otis (16)
GIDP: Oliver (7), Holt (4)
Hit by Pitch: Reese (3,by O'Riley), Cardenas (3,by Johnson)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
O'Riley                 5.1   6   4   3   2   0   1  25   5.06
Wright                  0     0   1   1   1   0   0   1   5.40
Johnson L(1-5)          1.2   4   3   3   0   1   1  10   3.29
Monteagudo              1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   3.68
Totals                  8    10   8   7   3   2   2  39

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kaat                    4     7   5   5   1   1   2  20   3.97
Zepp                    1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.74
Woodson W(1-1)          1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3.18
Williams SV(5)          3     0   0   0   1   1   0  10   1.70
Totals                  9     8   5   5   2   2   2  36

Hit by Pitch: O'Riley (1), Johnson (6)
Wild Pitches: Kaat (8)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Schaal singled to left; Otis forced Schaal
(shortstop to second); Otis stole second; Piniella flied out to
right; Oliver homered [Otis scored]; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(first to pitcher); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled to left; Hill lined to left; Oliva
flied out to left; Killebrew forced Tovar (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Rodriguez struck out; Hernandez reached on an error
by Cardenas [Hernandez to first]; Severson lined into a double
play (second to first) [Hernandez out at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Reese reached on an error by Severson [Reese to
second]; Holt grounded out (second to first) [Reese to third];
Cardenas singled [Reese scored (unearned)]; Mitterwald lined to
right; Kaat lined to right; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
2, Twins 1.

ROYALS 3RD: O'Riley grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal
made an out to first; Otis singled to pitcher [Otis to second
(error by Kaat)]; Kaat threw a wild pitch [Otis to third];
Piniella walked; Oliver doubled to right [Otis scored, Piniella
to third]; Kirkpatrick grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3, Twins 1.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar grounded out (first unassisted); Hill grounded
out (second to first); Oliva singled to center; Killebrew
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3,
Twins 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Rodriguez popped to first in foul territory;
Hernandez singled to center; Severson grounded out (second to
first) [Hernandez to second]; O'Riley grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Twins 1.

TWINS 4TH: Reese was hit by a pitch; Holt grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Reese out at second];
Cardenas grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 3, Twins 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal homered; Otis singled; ZEPP REPLACED KAAT
(PITCHING); Piniella singled [Otis to third]; Oliver grounded
into a double play (shortstop to first) [Otis scored (no RBI),
Piniella out at second]; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 1.

TWINS 5TH: Mitterwald walked; RATLIFF BATTED FOR ZEPP; Ratliff
flied out to center; Tovar singled to center [Mitterwald to
second]; Hill flied out to center; Oliva grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 1.

ROYALS 6TH: WOODSON REPLACED RATLIFF (PITCHING); Rodriguez made
an out to shortstop; Hernandez grounded out (shortstop to
first); Severson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 5, Twins 1.

TWINS 6TH: Killebrew homered; Reese grounded out (first
unassisted); Holt singled to left; Cardenas walked [Holt to
second]; WRIGHT REPLACED O'RILEY (PITCHING); Mitterwald walked
[Holt to third, Cardenas to second]; RENICK BATTED FOR WOODSON;
JOHNSON REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); KELLY REPLACED WRIGHT
(PLAYING RF); KIRKPATRICK CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C ); Renick
homered [Holt scored, Cardenas scored, Mitterwald scored]; Tovar
flied out to right; Hill grounded out (pitcher to first); 5 R, 3
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 6.

ROYALS 7TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED RENICK (PITCHING); Kelly grounded
out (third to first); Schaal grounded out (third to first); Otis
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 6.

TWINS 7TH: Oliva made an out to shortstop; Killebrew singled to
right; Reese singled to right [Killebrew to second]; Holt
tripled to left [Killebrew scored, Reese scored]; Cardenas was
hit by a pitch; Mitterwald reached on a fielder's choice [Holt
out at home (third to catcher to third to pitcher to shortstop),
Cardenas to second]; Williams struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 5, Twins 8.

ROYALS 8TH: THOMPSON REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 3B); Piniella
grounded out (catcher to first); Oliver flied out to center;
Kirkpatrick walked; SORRELL BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Sorrell grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 8.

TWINS 8TH: MONTEAGUDO REPLACED SORRELL (PITCHING); Tovar lined
to shortstop; Hill made an out to third; Oliva struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 8.

ROYALS 9TH: MATCHICK BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Matchick grounded out
(first to pitcher); TAYLOR BATTED FOR SEVERSON; Taylor grounded
out (third to first); Kelly made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 8.



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