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Wednesday July 8, 1970
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Jim Fregosi scored from third base on a grounder by Ken McMullen in the ninth inning to carry home the Angels' winning run in a 3-2 victory over the Royals. Tom Bradley, called up by the Angels from Hawaii (Pacific Coast), had a 2-0 lead going into the ninth when the Royals picked up their first run on singles by Ed Kirkpatrick, Bob Oliver and Billy Sorrell. Ken Tatum, relieving, passed two batters to force in the tying tally.

In the Angels' half, Fregosi singled for his third hit, Alex Johnson beat out a bunt and Jim Spencer sacrificed. McMullen then grounded to Cookie Rojas, whose throw to the plate was too late to catch the sliding runner. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 3, Kansas City Royals 2

Game Played on Wednesday, July 8, 1970 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   2  7  0
Angels       0  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  1  -   3  8  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   0   1     1   2   .260      Alomar 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .265
Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     1   0   .226      Repoz cf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .267
Otis cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .311      Fregosi ss            4   2   3   0     0   1   .288
Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   0   .306      Johnson lf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .322
Kirkpatrick c         4   1   1   0     0   1   .230      Spencer 1b            3   0   0   1     0   0   .271
Oliver 1b             4   1   2   0     0   1   .279      McMullen 3b           4   0   0   1     0   1   .237
Sorrell 3b            3   0   1   1     1   0   .296      Voss rf               3   1   1   0     0   0   .265
  Hernandez pr        0   0   0   0     0   0   .237      Azcue c               3   0   2   0     0   0   .275
  Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Bradley p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Matchick ss           3   0   0   0     1   0   .203        K. Tatum p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .077
  Taylor ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .219
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Schaal ph,3b        1   0   0   0     0   0   .254

Totals               33   2   7   2     5   5             Totals               31   3   8   2     0   4

Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance:  7,733
Left on Base: Royals 9, Angels 5
DP: Royals 1, Angels 0
Errors: Azcue
Doubles: Oliver (15), Fregosi (19)
Triples: Repoz (4)
Stolen Bases: Otis (19), Alomar (21)
Sacrifice Hits: Bradley (1), Spencer (2)
GIDP: Johnson (12)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   7     6   2   2   0   4   0  26   4.03
Wright                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.85
Abernathy L(3-1)        0.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   4   2.43
Totals                  8.1   8   3   3   0   4   0  33

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bradley                 8.1   7   2   2   3   5   0  34   2.16
K. Tatum W(4-2)         0.2   0   0   0   2   0   0   4   1.77
Totals                  9     7   2   2   5   5   0  38

Wild Pitches: Drago 2 (3)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly struck out; Rojas lined to pitcher; Otis
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar lined to shortstop; Repoz tripled to center;
Fregosi struck out; Johnson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kirkpatrick was called out on strikes; Oliver doubled to center;
Sorrell was walked intentionally; Matchick grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Spencer flied out to left; McMullen grounded out
(third to first); Voss grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Drago struck out; Kelly grounded out (first to
pitcher); Rojas walked; Rojas was picked off first (pitcher to
first to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Azcue singled to right; Bradley struck out; Alomar
forced Azcue (shortstop to second); Alomar stole second; Repoz
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
Piniella singled to center; Kirkpatrick forced Piniella (second
to shortstop); Oliver struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 4TH: Fregosi doubled to left; Drago threw a wild pitch
[Fregosi to third]; Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Spencer grounded out (second to first) [Fregosi scored];
McMullen struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Sorrell grounded out (third to first); Matchick
grounded out (second to first); Drago grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 5TH: Voss singled to left; Azcue singled to right [Voss
to third]; Bradley out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted)
[Azcue to second]; Drago threw a wild pitch [Voss scored];
Alomar flied out to left; Repoz struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly lined to second; Rojas grounded out (shortstop
to first); Otis singled to pitcher; Otis stole second [Otis to
third (error by Azcue)]; Piniella popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 2.

ANGELS 6TH: Fregosi singled to third; Johnson grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Fregosi out at
second]; Spencer grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Kirkpatrick flied out to left; Oliver grounded out
(pitcher to first); Sorrell flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 2.

ANGELS 7TH: McMullen flied out to left; Voss popped to second;
Azcue grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Angels 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Matchick lined to first; TAYLOR BATTED FOR DRAGO;
Taylor walked; Kelly struck out; Rojas singled to center [Taylor
to second]; Otis popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
0, Angels 2.

ANGELS 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Bradley flied out
to left; Alomar flied out to left; Repoz flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 2.

ROYALS 9TH: Piniella grounded out (second to first); Kirkpatrick
singled to right; Oliver singled to center [Kirkpatrick to
second]; Sorrell singled to left [Kirkpatrick scored, Oliver to
third]; HERNANDEZ RAN FOR SORRELL; K. TATUM REPLACED BRADLEY
(PITCHING); Matchick walked [Hernandez to second]; SCHAAL BATTED
FOR WRIGHT; Schaal popped to first in foul territory; Kelly
walked [Oliver scored, Hernandez to third, Matchick to second];
Rojas forced Hernandez (third unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
 Royals 2, Angels 2.

ANGELS 9TH: SCHAAL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); ABERNATHY
REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Fregosi singled to right; Johnson
singled to third [Fregosi to second]; Spencer out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Fregosi to third, Johnson to second];
McMullen reached on a fielder's choice [Fregosi scored, Johnson
to third]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Angels 3.



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