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Tuesday July 7, 1970
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Ted Abernathy gained his third straight victory in relief with the Royals since coming from the Cardinals when pinch-hitter Billy Sorrell broke a tie with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning to beat the Angels, 4-3. Clyde Wright, making his first appearance since his no-hitter against the Athletics July 3, was lifted in the seventh when the Royals went ahead, 3-2, on a double by Amos Otis and single by Lou Piniella.

The Angels pulled even against Abernathy in their half without getting the ball out of the infield on a walk, two safe bunts and an infield hit by Roger Repoz. In the eighth, Paul Schaal singled with one out and was on second with two away when Sorrell came through with the deciding single. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, California Angels 3

Game Played on Tuesday, July 7, 1970 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    2  0  0    1  1  0  -   4 13  1
Angels       0  0  1    0  0  1    1  0  0  -   3  7  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              5   0   1   0     0   0   .264      Alomar 2b             5   0   1   0     0   0   .268
Rojas 2b              5   0   2   0     0   0   .226      Repoz cf              4   1   3   2     1   0   .267
Otis cf               5   1   2   0     0   0   .311      Fregosi ss            4   0   1   1     1   1   .282
Piniella lf           3   0   1   1     1   0   .307      Johnson lf            5   0   0   0     0   1   .323
Oliver 1b             3   1   1   0     1   0   .276      Spencer 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .274
Schaal 3b             4   1   2   0     0   1   .256      McMullen 3b           2   0   0   0     2   1   .241
Rodriguez c           3   1   1   1     0   0   .234      Voss rf               3   0   0   0     0   0   .263
  Kirkpatrick ph,c    1   0   0   0     0   0   .230      Azcue c               2   1   1   0     1   0   .269
Hernandez ss          3   0   2   0     0   0   .237        J. Tatum pr         0   1   0   0     0   0   .266
  Sorrell ph          1   0   1   1     0   0   .292        Egan c              1   0   0   0     0   1   .225
  Matchick ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .212      Wright p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .204
Fitzmorris p          3   0   0   0     0   2   .200        K. Tatum p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222        Ruiz ph             0   0   0   0     0   0   .268
  Abernathy p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Fisher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Johnson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Johnstone ph        1   0   0   0     0   1   .227
                                                            Queen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37   4  13   3     2   3             Totals               32   3   7   3     5   5

Time of Game: 2:58   Attendance:  8,481
Left on Base: Royals 8, Angels 10
DP: Royals 0, Angels 0
Errors: Piniella, Azcue
Doubles: Otis 2 (17)
Stolen Bases: Hernandez (1)
Caught Stealing: Rojas (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Wright (2), Ruiz (4), Voss (1)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fitzmorris              5.1   4   2   2   2   0   0  22   3.93
Burgmeier               0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.34
Abernathy W(3-0)        2.2   2   1   1   2   4   0  13   2.21
Johnson SV(4)           1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4   3.31
Totals                  9     7   3   3   5   5   0  40

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wright                  6.2   9   3   2   2   3   0  30   2.89
K. Tatum                0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.80
Fisher L(3-2)           1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5   2.15
Queen                   1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.81
Totals                  9    13   4   3   2   3   0  39

Wild Pitches: Fitzmorris 2 (8), Wright (5)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Rojas flied
out to left; Otis doubled to left; Piniella walked; Oliver
forced Piniella (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar popped to shortstop in foul territory; Repoz
popped to third in foul territory; Fregosi flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Schaal flied out to center; Rodriguez grounded out
(shortstop to first); Hernandez singled to second; Fitzmorris
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Johnson flied out to center; Spencer popped to first
in foul territory; McMullen walked; Voss forced McMullen
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly singled to left; Rojas singled to right [Kelly
out at third (right to third), Rojas to second (on throw to
3b)]; Otis flied out to right; Piniella flied out to right; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Azcue singled to left; Wright out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Azcue to second]; Fitzmorris threw a
wild pitch [Azcue to third]; Alomar grounded out (pitcher to
first); Repoz singled to center [Azcue scored]; Fitzmorris threw
a wild pitch [Repoz to second]; Fregosi walked; Johnson flied
out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver singled to center; Schaal singled to left
[Oliver to third]; Rodriguez forced Schaal (shortstop to second)
[Oliver scored]; Hernandez singled to right [Rodriguez to
third]; Hernandez stole second [Rodriguez scored (error by
Azcue) (unearned), Hernandez to third]; Fitzmorris struck out;
Kelly grounded out (second to first); 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 2, Angels 1.

ANGELS 4TH: Spencer grounded out (second to first); McMullen
flied out to left; Voss popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 2, Angels 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Rojas grounded out (third to first); Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Piniella lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Angels 1.

ANGELS 5TH: Azcue grounded out (second to first); Wright
grounded out (second to first); Alomar grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Angels 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver walked; Wright threw a wild pitch [Oliver to
second]; Schaal struck out; Rodriguez singled to right [Oliver
to third]; Hernandez lined to second; Fitzmorris grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Angels 1.

ANGELS 6TH: Repoz singled to left [Repoz to second (error by
Piniella)]; Fregosi singled to right [Repoz scored]; Johnson
forced Fregosi (pitcher to shortstop); BURGMEIER REPLACED
FITZMORRIS (PITCHING); Spencer singled to right [Johnson to
third]; ABERNATHY REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); McMullen struck
out; Voss grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
 Royals 2, Angels 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Rojas flied
out to center; Otis doubled to center; K. TATUM REPLACED WRIGHT
(PITCHING); Piniella singled to right [Otis scored, Piniella out
at second (right to catcher to shortstop)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 3, Angels 2.

ANGELS 7TH: Azcue walked; J. TATUM RAN FOR AZCUE; RUIZ BATTED
FOR K. TATUM; Ruiz reached on a fielder's choice on a sacrifice
bunt [J. Tatum to second]; Alomar singled to third [J. Tatum to
third, Ruiz to second]; Repoz singled to first [J. Tatum scored,
Ruiz to third, Alomar to second]; Fregosi forced Ruiz (pitcher
to catcher) [Alomar to third, Repoz to second]; Johnson struck
out; Spencer lined to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 3,
Angels 3.

ROYALS 8TH: EGAN REPLACED J. TATUM (PLAYING C ); FISHER REPLACED
RUIZ (PITCHING); Oliver grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); Schaal singled to left; KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR
RODRIGUEZ; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first) [Schaal to
second]; SORRELL BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Sorrell singled to right
[Schaal scored]; Abernathy grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Angels 3.

ANGELS 8TH: KIRKPATRICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); MATCHICK
REPLACED SORRELL (PLAYING SS); McMullen walked; Voss out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [McMullen to second]; Egan
struck out; JOHNSTONE BATTED FOR FISHER; Johnstone was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Angels 3.

ROYALS 9TH: QUEEN REPLACED JOHNSTONE (PITCHING); Kelly flied out
to left; Rojas singled to center; Rojas was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Otis popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 4, Angels 3.

ANGELS 9TH: JOHNSON REPLACED ABERNATHY (PITCHING); Alomar popped
to second; Repoz walked; Fregosi was called out on strikes;
Johnson forced Repoz (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 4, Angels 3.



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