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Friday July 3, 1970
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Ted Abernathy, obtained from the Cardinals, won the opener in relief and saved the nightcap as the Royals swept a twi-night doubleheader with the Brewers, 5-3 and 4-3. In the first game, the Royals tied the score with two runs on just one hit in the ninth inning and added the winning pair without the benefit of a hit in the tenth. A hit batsman, two walks, a grounder and a single by Tom Matchick produced runs in the ninth. Pat Kelly walked in the tenth, took second on a sacrifice and moved to third when Amos Otis was safe on an error. After Otis stole second, Ed Kirkpatrick was passed intentionally. Lou Piniella then bunted. Catcher Jerry McNertney grabbed the ball and stepped on the plate for a forceout, but his throw to first in an attempt to complete the double play hit Piniella in the back and bounced away as Otis and Kirkpatrick scored.

The Royals took the second game when Kelly homered in the seventh inning to snap a 3-3 tie. One of the Brewers' runs came on a homer by Tommy Harper. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 5, Milwaukee Brewers 3 (Game 1)

Game Played on Friday, July 3, 1970 (Night game) at County Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  2    2  -   5  7  1
Brewers      1  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  -   3 10  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Brewers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   2   0     1   1   .261      Harper 3b             4   1   2   0     1   0   .311
Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .225      Hegan 1b              5   1   3   1     0   0   .267
Otis cf               5   1   1   0     0   1   .307      May cf                4   1   0   0     1   1   .226
Kirkpatrick c         3   3   1   0     1   0   .230      Burda rf              4   0   1   1     1   0   .292
Piniella lf           4   1   1   0     1   0   .305      Walton lf             4   0   3   1     0   0   .271
Oliver 1b             3   0   0   0     2   0   .281        Snyder pr,lf        0   0   0   0     0   0   .243
Sorrell 3b            4   0   1   1     0   1   .214      Pena ss               4   0   0   0     0   1   .268
  Abernathy p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      McNertney c           4   0   1   0     0   0   .242
Matchick ss           4   0   1   1     0   1   .204      Kubiak 2b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .246
Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   2   .081      Pattin p              3   0   0   0     0   1   .150
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .226        Humphreys p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Baldwin p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Schaal ph,3b        1   0   0   0     0   1   .250

Totals               36   5   7   2     5   8             Totals               37   3  10   3     3   5

Time of Game: 2:51
Left on Base: Royals 8, Brewers 7
DP: Royals 2, Brewers 1
Errors: Drago, McNertney, Kubiak
Doubles: Kelly (7), Walton (12)
Stolen Bases: Otis (17), Hegan (4), Harper (27)
Caught Stealing: Hegan (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Rojas (1)
GIDP: Matchick (2), Pena (6)
Hit by Pitch: Kirkpatrick (1,by Pattin)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   7     8   3   3   3   4   0  30   4.12
Wright                  1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3   5.16
Abernathy W(1-0)        2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7   2.37
Totals                 10    10   3   3   3   5   0  40

Brewers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Pattin                  8.1   6   3   3   1   6   0  32   4.88
Humphreys L(1-2)        0.2   1   1   0   2   1   0   5   3.15
Baldwin                 1     0   1   0   2   1   0   6   1.42
Totals                 10     7   5   3   5   8   0  43

Hit by Pitch: Pattin (5)
Wild Pitches: Pattin (4)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly was called out on strikes; Rojas grounded out
(shortstop to first); Otis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 1ST: Harper grounded out (third to first); Hegan singled
to center; Hegan stole second; Hegan was picked off second but
was safe on an error by Drago [Hegan to third]; Dick Drago's
throw hit Mike Hegan's leg; May struck out; Burda singled to
center [Hegan scored]; Walton flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 0, Brewers 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick flied out to right; Piniella grounded
out (third to first); Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Brewers 1.

BREWERS 2ND: Pena struck out; McNertney flied out to left;
Kubiak grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Brewers 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Sorrell singled to right; Matchick grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Sorrell out at
second]; Drago struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Brewers 1.

BREWERS 3RD: Pattin struck out; Harper singled to left; Hegan
singled to right [Harper to second]; May flied out to left;
Burda made an out to third; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0,
Brewers 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Kelly grounded out (first to pitcher); Rojas
grounded out (third to first); Otis made an out to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Brewers 1.

BREWERS 4TH: Walton singled; Pena made an out to second;
McNertney singled to right [Walton to third]; Kubiak struck out
while Walton was out trying to advance to home (catcher to
shortstop to first to catcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Brewers 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick singled to center; Piniella forced
Kirkpatrick (shortstop to second); Oliver made an out to third;
Sorrell grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Brewers 1.

BREWERS 5TH: Pattin grounded out (shortstop to first); Harper
walked; Harper stole second; Hegan singled to center [Harper
scored]; Hegan was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop
to first); May walked; Burda walked [May to second]; Walton
doubled to left [May scored, Burda to third]; Pena grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Brewers 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Matchick grounded out (second to first); Drago
struck out; Kelly doubled to center; Rojas grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Brewers 3.

BREWERS 6TH: McNertney grounded out (second to first); Kubiak
grounded out (pitcher to first); Pattin grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Brewers 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Otis singled; Kirkpatrick forced Otis (first to
shortstop); Piniella singled to center [Kirkpatrick to second];
Oliver forced Piniella (shortstop to second) [Kirkpatrick to
third]; Pattin threw a wild pitch [Kirkpatrick scored, Oliver to
second]; Sorrell struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
Brewers 3.

BREWERS 7TH: Harper grounded out (third to first); Hegan
grounded out (first to pitcher); May popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Brewers 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Matchick struck out; TAYLOR BATTED FOR DRAGO; Taylor
grounded out (third to first); Kelly singled to center; Rojas
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
1, Brewers 3.

BREWERS 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Burda made an
out to first; Walton singled to center; SNYDER RAN FOR WALTON;
Pena grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Snyder out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Brewers
3.

ROYALS 9TH: SNYDER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); Otis struck out;
Kirkpatrick was hit by a pitch; HUMPHREYS REPLACED PATTIN
(PITCHING); Piniella walked (walk was charged to Pattin)
[Kirkpatrick to second]; Oliver walked [Kirkpatrick to third,
Piniella to second]; Sorrell forced Oliver (second to shortstop)
[Kirkpatrick scored, Piniella to third]; Matchick singled to
center [Piniella scored, Sorrell to second]; SCHAAL BATTED FOR
WRIGHT; Schaal struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3,
Brewers 3.

BREWERS 9TH: SCHAAL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); ABERNATHY
REPLACED SORRELL (PITCHING); McNertney grounded out (shortstop
to first); Kubiak grounded out (second to first); Humphreys
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Brewers 3.

ROYALS 10TH: Kelly walked; BALDWIN REPLACED HUMPHREYS
(PITCHING); Rojas out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Kelly to second]; Otis reached on an error by Kubiak [Kelly to
third, Otis to first]; Otis stole second; Kirkpatrick was walked
intentionally; On a bunt Piniella forced Kelly (catcher
unassisted) [Otis scored (error by McNertney) (unearned) (no
RBI), Kirkpatrick scored (unearned) (no RBI), Piniella to
second]; Oliver was walked intentionally; Abernathy struck out;
2 R (0 ER), 0 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 5, Brewers 3.

BREWERS 10TH: Harper singled to left; Hegan flied out to left;
May forced Harper (second to shortstop); Burda grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Brewers 3.



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