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Pinch-hitting with two out in the ninth, Lou Piniella came through with a three-run homer to give the Royals an 8-6 victory over the Brewers. The Royals also had back-to-back homers by Bob Oliver and Billy Sorrell in the second inning while taking a 4-0 lead.

The Brewers came back with three runs in the fifth, two scoring on a homer by Mike Hegan. After the clubs matched singletons in the sixth, the Brewers went ahead in the eighth on a two-run single by Tommy Harper. Amos Otis and Oliver walked for the Royals in the ninth. The next two batters went out, but Piniella then came to the plate for Ellie Rodriguez and rapped his winning homer. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 8, Milwaukee Brewers 6

Game Played on Saturday, July 4, 1970 (Night game) at County Stadium

Royals       1  3  0    0  0  1    0  0  3  -   8 11  1
Brewers      0  0  0    0  3  1    0  2  0  -   6 10  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Brewers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   1   1   1     0   0   .271      Harper 3b,lf          5   0   1   2     0   3   .311
Rojas 2b              5   1   2   0     0   0   .225      Hegan 1b              3   1   2   2     2   0   .272
Otis cf               3   1   2   2     2   0   .310      Burda rf              5   1   2   0     0   0   .292
Kirkpatrick lf,c      5   0   1   0     0   1   .229      Walton lf             5   0   1   1     0   3   .270
Oliver 1b             4   2   1   1     1   1   .277        Baldwin p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Sorrell 3b            3   1   1   1     1   0   .235      May cf                3   0   0   0     2   1   .212
  Schaal ph,3b        1   0   0   0     0   1   .250      Pena ss               4   1   1   0     1   1   .267
Rodriguez c           3   0   0   0     0   0   .232      Roof c                2   1   1   0     2   0   .256
  Piniella ph,lf      1   1   1   3     0   0   .307        Alvis pr,3b         0   1   0   0     0   0   .169
Matchick ss           5   1   2   0     0   0   .220        Francona ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .211
O'Riley p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Gil 2b                5   0   1   1     0   1   .197
  Monteagudo p        2   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Krausse p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222        Gelnar p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Snyder ph           1   1   1   0     0   0   .246
                                                            Sanders p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Savage ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .260
                                                            Pattin pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .150
                                                            McNertney c         0   0   0   0     0   0   .242

Totals               36   8  11   8     4   4             Totals               35   6  10   6     8  10

Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance:  9,665
Left on Base: Royals 9, Brewers 11
DP: Royals 2, Brewers 0
Errors: Sorrell, Gelnar
Doubles: Snyder (8), Burda (2)
Triples: Otis (5)
Home Runs: Oliver (14), Sorrell (1), Piniella (8), Hegan (6)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (23)
Sacrifice Hits: O'Riley 2 (2), Sanders (1)
GIDP: May (5)
Hit by Pitch: Kelly (1,by Sanders), Rodriguez (3,by Sanders)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
O'Riley                 4.1   6   3   3   3   4   1  21   5.59
Monteagudo              2.2   3   3   2   2   2   0  13   3.75
Burgmeier               0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2   2.41
Abernathy W(2-0)        1.2   1   0   0   2   4   0   8   2.12
Totals                  9    10   6   5   8  10   1  44

Brewers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Krausse                 1.2   6   4   4   0   1   2  10   4.97
Gelnar                  3.1   2   0   0   2   0   0  15   5.37
Sanders                 3     2   1   1   0   2   0  13   1.63
Baldwin L(2-1)          1     1   3   3   2   1   1   6   2.70
Totals                  9    11   8   8   4   4   3  44

Hit by Pitch: Sanders 2 (3)
Wild Pitches: Monteagudo (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly lined to second; Rojas singled to center; Otis
tripled to center [Rojas scored, Otis out at home (center to
second to catcher)]; Kirkpatrick struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 1ST: Harper flied out to left; Hegan singled to right;
Burda singled to center [Hegan to second]; Walton struck out;
May walked [Hegan to third, Burda to second]; Pena grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 1, Brewers 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver homered; Sorrell homered; Rodriguez grounded
out (shortstop to first); Matchick singled to center; O'Riley
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Matchick to
second]; Kelly singled to center [Matchick scored]; GELNAR
REPLACED KRAUSSE (PITCHING); Rojas flied out to center; 3 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 2ND: Roof walked; Gil hit into a double play (center to
first) [Roof out at second]; Gelnar grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Brewers 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis made an out to first; Kirkpatrick singled;
Oliver forced Kirkpatrick (shortstop to second); Sorrell forced
Oliver (second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4,
Brewers 0.

BREWERS 3RD: Harper struck out; Hegan flied out to right; Burda
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Brewers 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rodriguez popped to catcher in foul territory;
Matchick singled to right; O'Riley out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Matchick to second]; Kelly reached on an
error by Gelnar [Matchick to third, Kelly to first]; Kelly stole
second; Rojas made an out to third; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 4, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 4TH: Walton was called out on strikes; May grounded out
(second to first); Pena walked; Roof singled to third [Pena to
second]; Gil grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 4, Brewers 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Otis walked; Kirkpatrick grounded out (third to
first) [Otis to second]; Oliver popped to third in foul
territory; Sorrell walked; Rodriguez grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Brewers 0.

BREWERS 5TH: SNYDER BATTED FOR GELNAR; Snyder doubled to left;
Harper struck out; Hegan homered [Snyder scored]; Burda doubled
to right; MONTEAGUDO REPLACED O'RILEY (PITCHING); Walton singled
to left [Burda scored]; May grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Walton out at second]; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 4, Brewers 3.

ROYALS 6TH: SANDERS REPLACED SNYDER (PITCHING); Matchick
grounded out (second to first); Monteagudo flied out to center;
Kelly was hit by a pitch; Rojas singled to left [Kelly to
second]; Otis singled to center [Kelly scored, Rojas to third];
Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 5, Brewers 3.

BREWERS 6TH: Pena grounded out (shortstop to first); Roof
reached on an error by Sorrell [Roof to second]; Gil singled to
center [Roof scored (unearned)]; Sanders out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Gil to second]; Harper struck out; 1 R (0
ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Brewers 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Oliver struck out; Sorrell grounded out (second to
first); Rodriguez was hit by a pitch; Matchick flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Brewers 4.

BREWERS 7TH: Hegan walked; Burda popped to first in foul
territory; Walton grounded out (third to first) [Hegan to
second]; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 5, Brewers 4.

ROYALS 8TH: Monteagudo struck out; Kelly made an out to first;
Rojas flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Brewers 4.

BREWERS 8TH: Pena singled to right; Monteagudo threw a wild
pitch [Pena to second]; Roof walked; ALVIS RAN FOR ROOF;
BURGMEIER REPLACED MONTEAGUDO (PITCHING); On a bunt Gil popped
to catcher in foul territory; SAVAGE BATTED FOR SANDERS; Savage
walked [Pena to third, Alvis to second]; PATTIN RAN FOR SAVAGE;
ABERNATHY REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); Harper singled to left
[Pena scored, Alvis scored, Pattin to second]; Hegan walked
[Pattin to third, Harper to second]; Burda popped to third in
foul territory; Walton struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals
5, Brewers 6.

ROYALS 9TH: MCNERTNEY REPLACED PATTIN (PLAYING C ); ALVIS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); HARPER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF);
BALDWIN REPLACED WALTON (PITCHING); Otis walked; Kirkpatrick
flied out to left; Oliver walked [Otis to second]; SCHAAL BATTED
FOR SORRELL; Schaal was called out on strikes; PINIELLA BATTED
FOR RODRIGUEZ; Piniella homered [Otis scored, Oliver scored];
Matchick flied out to center; 3 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 8,
Brewers 6.

BREWERS 9TH: SCHAAL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); PINIELLA STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); KIRKPATRICK CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C
); May walked; Pena struck out; FRANCONA BATTED FOR ALVIS;
Francona was called out on strikes; Gil was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 8, Brewers 6.



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