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Thursday July 2, 1970
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Homers by Harmon Killebrew, Leo Cardenas and Cesar Tovar powered the Twins to a 5-2 victory over the Royals. Tom Hall, who started for the Twins, pitched perfect ball for five innings before Ellie Rodriguez tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Hall allowed one more hit before Stan Williams relieved in the eighth. Williams gave up two hits and the Royals' last run. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 5, Kansas City Royals 2

Game Played on Thursday, July 2, 1970 (Day game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   2  4  0
Twins        0  3  0    0  2  0    0  0  x  -   5  6  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     1   1   .257      Tovar cf,lf           4   1   1   1     0   0   .305
  Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Thompson 2b,3b        4   0   0   0     0   1   .174
Rojas 2b              3   0   1   1     0   0   .234      Oliva rf              3   0   0   0     0   0   .323
Otis cf               3   0   0   0     1   0   .308      Killebrew 3b          2   1   2   1     1   0   .313
Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .284        Quilici 2b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .180
Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .306      Reese 1b              3   1   1   0     0   0   .257
Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .251      Renick lf             2   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Rodriguez c           3   2   2   0     0   1   .244        Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Hernandez ss          1   0   0   1     0   1   .219      Cardenas ss           3   2   2   2     0   0   .282
  Kirkpatrick ph,rf   1   0   1   0     0   0   .228      Mitterwald c          2   0   0   0     1   1   .207
Fitzmorris p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .286      Hall p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .162        Hill cf             1   0   0   0     0   1   .125
  Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .233
  Matchick ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               29   2   4   2     2   6             Totals               26   5   6   4     2   3

Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 20,044
Left on Base: Royals 4, Twins 0
DP: Royals 3, Twins 0
Doubles: Rojas (3), Cardenas (17)
Triples: Rodriguez (2)
Home Runs: Killebrew (22), Cardenas (6), Tovar (8)
Sacrifice Hits: Renick (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Hernandez (1), Rojas (1)
GIDP: Renick (4), Hall (1), Reese (4)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fitzmorris L(4-3)       5     5   5   5   2   0   3  20   3.99
Monteagudo              2     1   0   0   0   1   0   6   2.89
Abernathy               1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3   2.54
Totals                  8     6   5   5   2   3   3  29

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hall W(4-2)             7     2   1   1   1   6   0  24   2.05
Williams SV(6)          2     2   1   1   1   0   0   9   1.81
Totals                  9     4   2   2   2   6   0  33

Wild Pitches: Fitzmorris (6)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly struck out; Rojas flied out to center; Otis
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar popped to first in foul territory; Thompson
made an out to first; Oliva flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver grounded out (third to first); Piniella
struck out; Schaal struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew homered; Reese singled to right; Renick out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Reese to second];
Cardenas homered [Reese scored]; Mitterwald grounded out (second
to first); Hall grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Rodriguez struck out; Hernandez struck out;
Fitzmorris grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 3.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar grounded out (third to first); Thompson flied
out to center; Oliva popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Kelly flied out to left; Rojas popped to first in
foul territory; Otis lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 3.

TWINS 4TH: Killebrew walked; Reese forced Killebrew (first to
shortstop); Renick grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Reese out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella
made an out to third; Schaal flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

TWINS 5TH: Cardenas doubled to right; Fitzmorris threw a wild
pitch [Cardenas to third]; Mitterwald walked; Hall grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Cardenas scored
(no RBI), Mitterwald out at second]; Tovar homered; Thompson
flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Rodriguez tripled; Hernandez hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Rodriguez scored]; CAMPANIS BATTED FOR FITZMORRIS;
Campanis grounded out (second to first); Kelly flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 5.

TWINS 6TH: MONTEAGUDO REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Oliva lined
to shortstop; Killebrew singled to left; Reese grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Killebrew out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas doubled to left; Otis walked; Oliver was
called out on strikes; Piniella flied out to center [Rojas to
third]; Schaal forced Otis (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Royals 1, Twins 5.

TWINS 7TH: Renick grounded out (third to first); Cardenas flied
out to right; Mitterwald struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Twins 5.

ROYALS 8TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED RENICK (PITCHING); HILL REPLACED
HALL (PLAYING CF); TOVAR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
Rodriguez singled to right; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ;
Kirkpatrick singled to center [Rodriguez to third]; TAYLOR
BATTED FOR MONTEAGUDO; Taylor forced Kirkpatrick (first to
shortstop) [Rodriguez stayed at third]; Kelly walked [Taylor to
second]; Rojas hit a sacrifice fly to center [Rodriguez scored];
Otis flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins
5.

TWINS 8TH: MATCHICK REPLACED TAYLOR (PLAYING SS); KIRKPATRICK
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); ABERNATHY REPLACED KELLY
(PITCHING); Hill struck out; Tovar grounded out (shortstop to
first); Thompson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.

ROYALS 9TH: QUILICI REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 2B); THOMPSON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Oliver grounded out (second to
first); Piniella lined to center; Schaal lined to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Twins 5.



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