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Thursday July 16, 1970
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The Indians erupted for five runs in the fifth inning and rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Royals behind the four-hit pitching of Rich Hand. Buddy Bradford tripled to start the uprising and scored on a single by Eddie Leon. After another single by Jack Heidemann and a sacrifice by Hand, Vada Pinson drove in two runs with a single. Graig Nettles and Roy Foster also singled, producing another tally, and Nettles then counted the fifth run of the frame on a wild pickoff throw by Royals' catcher Ed Kirkpatrick. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 6, Kansas City Royals 0

Game Played on Thursday, July 16, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Indians      0  0  0    0  5  0    0  1  0  -   6  9  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Pinson lf             5   1   1   2     0   0   .302      Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .262
Nettles 3b            5   1   1   0     0   1   .216      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .210
Foster rf             4   0   2   1     0   0   .278      Otis cf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .312
Fosse c               3   1   0   0     1   0   .308      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   1   .241
Hinton 1b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .296      Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .309
Bradford cf           3   1   1   1     0   0   .195      Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   2   .267
Leon 2b               4   1   1   1     0   1   .222      Sorrell 3b            3   0   2   0     0   0   .256
Heidemann ss          4   1   3   0     0   1   .209      Matchick ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .232
Hand p                3   0   0   0     0   2   .154      Rooker p              0   0   0   0     1   0   .186
                                                            Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                            Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .158
                                                            O'Riley p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .189
                                                            Morehead p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .160

Totals               34   6   9   5     2   5             Totals               30   0   4   0     3   4

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance:  8,046
Left on Base: Indians 5, Royals 6
DP: Indians 1, Royals 0
Errors: Kirkpatrick
Doubles: Foster (13), Heidemann (11), Otis (19)
Triples: Bradford (1)
Stolen Bases: Fosse (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Hand (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Bradford (2)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hand W(3-8)             9     4   0   0   3   4   0  33   4.05
Totals                  9     4   0   0   3   4   0  33

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(5-9)           4.1   6   5   4   1   2   0  20   3.41
Fitzmorris              0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   3.88
O'Riley                 3     1   1   1   1   2   0  11   4.85
Morehead                1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   3.66
Totals                  9     9   6   5   2   5   0  38

Wild Pitches: O'Riley (1)

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


INDIANS 1ST: Pinson grounded out (second to first); Nettles
struck out; Foster flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Rojas lined into a double play
(pitcher to first) [Kelly out at first]; Otis doubled to left;
Kirkpatrick walked; Piniella grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Fosse flied out to center; Hinton walked; Bradford
lined to right; Leon lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Indians 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver grounded out (third to first); Sorrell flied
out to right; Matchick flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Indians 0, Royals 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Heidemann struck out; Hand grounded out (shortstop
to first); Pinson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rooker walked; Kelly flied out to left; Rojas flied
out to left; Otis forced Rooker (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Nettles flied out to left; Foster doubled to left;
Fosse grounded out (third to first); Hinton grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick struck out; Piniella grounded out
(shortstop to first); Oliver made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Royals 0.

INDIANS 5TH: Bradford tripled to right; Leon singled to center
[Bradford scored]; Heidemann singled [Leon to second]; Hand out
on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Leon to third, Heidemann
to second]; Pinson singled to left [Leon scored, Heidemann
scored]; Nettles singled to center [Pinson to second];
FITZMORRIS REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Foster singled to left
[Pinson scored, Nettles to third]; Nettles was picked off third
but was safe on an error by Kirkpatrick [Nettles scored
(unearned), Foster to second]; Fosse flied out to center; Hinton
grounded out (shortstop to first); 5 R (4 ER), 6 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Indians 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Sorrell singled to right; Matchick lined to right;
CAMPANIS BATTED FOR FITZMORRIS; Campanis struck out; Kelly flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 5, Royals 0.

INDIANS 6TH: O'RILEY REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Bradford
flied out to center; Leon was called out on strikes; Heidemann
singled to left; Hand struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians
5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Rojas made an out to second; Otis made an out to
second; Kirkpatrick grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Indians 5, Royals 0.

INDIANS 7TH: Pinson flied out to center; Nettles grounded out
(second to first); Foster grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 5, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella made an out to second; Oliver struck out;
Sorrell singled to left; Matchick popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 5, Royals 0.

INDIANS 8TH: Fosse walked; Fosse stole second; O'Riley threw a
wild pitch [Fosse to third]; Hinton grounded out (shortstop to
first); Bradford hit a sacrifice fly to center [Fosse scored];
Leon grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: TAYLOR BATTED FOR O'RILEY; Taylor made an out to
second; Kelly flied out to left; Rojas popped to third in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 6, Royals 0.

INDIANS 9TH: MOREHEAD REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Heidemann
doubled to center; On a bunt Hand struck out; Pinson grounded
out (first to pitcher); Nettles made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 6, Royals 0.

ROYALS 9TH: Otis singled to right; Kirkpatrick lined to second;
On a bunt Piniella popped to catcher in foul territory; Oliver
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 6, Royals 0.



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