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Wednesday July 1, 1970
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A sacrifice fly by Rich Reese with the bases loaded in the 10th inning brought the Twins a 2-1 victory over the Royals. Rick Renick homered for the Twins in the second inning. The Royals tied the score with an unearned run in the seventh. The Twins' winning run also was tainted, coming about after George Mitterwald reached base on a throwing error by Paul Schaal. After the Twins filled the sacks, pinch-runner Jim Kaat counted on Reese's fly. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 2, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Wednesday, July 1, 1970 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  -   1  8  2
Twins        0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  -   2  6  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              5   0   0   0     0   2   .260      Tovar cf,lf           4   0   2   0     1   0   .306
Otis cf               4   0   2   0     1   0   .312      Thompson 2b           3   0   1   0     1   1   .211
Piniella lf           5   0   1   0     0   0   .312        Reese ph            0   0   0   1     0   0   .256
Kirkpatrick c         4   1   1   0     0   0   .224      Killebrew 1b          4   0   0   0     0   1   .307
Oliver 1b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .288      Oliva rf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .326
Schaal 3b             2   0   1   0     2   1   .258      Renick 3b             4   1   1   1     0   0   .258
Matchick 2b           3   0   1   1     0   2   .200      Alyea lf              2   0   1   0     1   0   .278
  Rojas ph,2b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .231        Hill pr,cf          1   0   0   0     0   0   .133
Hernandez ss          4   0   1   0     0   3   .220      Cardenas ss           3   0   0   0     0   1   .278
Rooker p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .205      Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     1   0   .209
  Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Kaat pr             0   1   0   0     0   0   .186
                                                          Blyleven p            2   0   0   0     0   2   .188
                                                            Allison ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .222
                                                            Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Quilici ph          0   0   0   0     0   0   .180

Totals               35   1   8   1     3  11             Totals               30   2   6   2     5   5

Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 15,674
Left on Base: Royals 8, Twins 8
DP: Royals 1, Twins 2
Errors: Kirkpatrick, Schaal, Tovar
Doubles: Otis (15), Thompson (1)
Home Runs: Renick (6)
Caught Stealing: Schaal 2 (2), Tovar (8)
Sacrifice Hits: Rooker (1), Cardenas (6), Quilici (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Reese (3)
GIDP: Rojas (3), Cardenas (6)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(4-7)           9     6   2   1   5   5   1  37   3.40
Johnson                 0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.27
Totals                  9.1   6   2   1   5   5   1  38

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blyleven                7     5   1   0   1   9   0  26   2.38
Perranoski W(5-2)       3     3   0   0   2   2   0  13   1.65
Totals                 10     8   1   0   3  11   0  39

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly flied out to center; Otis doubled to left;
Piniella singled to third [Otis stayed at second]; Kirkpatrick
lined to right; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar made an out to shortstop; Thompson walked;
Killebrew flied out to right; Oliva made an out to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Schaal singled to left; Matchick struck out;
Hernandez struck out while Schaal was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Renick homered; Alyea grounded out (third to first);
Cardenas flied out to right; Mitterwald walked; Blyleven struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Rooker struck out; Kelly grounded out (third to
first); Otis singled; Piniella forced Otis (third to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar singled; Tovar was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Thompson lined to second; Killebrew
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick made an out to shortstop; Oliver flied
out to left; Schaal walked; Schaal was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva singled to right; Renick lined to right; Alyea
walked [Oliva to second]; Cardenas grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Alyea out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Matchick was called out on strikes; Hernandez struck
out; Rooker was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 1.

TWINS 5TH: Mitterwald grounded out (pitcher to first); Blyleven
struck out; Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly flied out to center; Otis grounded out (third
to first); Piniella flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 1.

TWINS 6TH: Thompson doubled to left; Killebrew grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Thompson to third]; Oliva grounded out
(second to first); Renick made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Kirkpatrick reached on an error by Tovar
[Kirkpatrick to second]; Oliver flied out to center [Kirkpatrick
to third]; Schaal struck out; Matchick singled to center
[Kirkpatrick scored (unearned)]; Hernandez struck out; 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 1.

TWINS 7TH: Alyea singled to center; HILL RAN FOR ALYEA; Cardenas
out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Hill to second];
Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); ALLISON BATTED FOR
BLYLEVEN; Allison walked; Tovar singled [Hill out at home (third
to first to catcher to shortstop), Allison to second]; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 1.

ROYALS 8TH: PERRANOSKI REPLACED ALLISON (PITCHING); HILL STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING CF); TOVAR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Rooker popped to catcher in foul territory; Kelly was called out
on strikes; Otis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 1.

TWINS 8TH: Thompson struck out; Killebrew grounded out (second
to first); Oliva grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Kirkpatrick
singled to center; Oliver singled to left [Kirkpatrick to
second]; Schaal walked [Kirkpatrick to third, Oliver to second];
ROJAS BATTED FOR MATCHICK; Rojas grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Schaal out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 1.

TWINS 9TH: ROJAS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Renick made an out
to shortstop; Hill grounded out (second to first); Cardenas
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 1.

ROYALS 10TH: Hernandez singled; Rooker out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Hernandez to second]; Kelly struck out; Otis
walked; Piniella made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 1, Twins 1.

TWINS 10TH: Mitterwald reached on an error by Schaal [Mitterwald
to first]; KAAT RAN FOR MITTERWALD; QUILICI BATTED FOR
PERRANOSKI; Quilici reached on an error by Kirkpatrick on a
sacrifice bunt [Kaat to third, Quilici to first]; Tovar was
walked intentionally [Quilici to second]; JOHNSON REPLACED
ROOKER (PITCHING); REESE BATTED FOR THOMPSON; Reese hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Kaat scored (unearned)]; 1 R (0 ER), 0
H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 2.



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