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Sunday July 19, 1970
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Tom Timmerman, who turned in a tremendous relief performance in the first game, came back to get credit for another save in the second contest as the Tigers defeated the Royals in a doubleheader, 2-0 and 6-4. Norm Cash drove in both Tiger runs in the lidlifter with a sacrifice fly and single. Joe Niekro, who started for the Tigers, allowed only three hits but was lifted in the ninth inning after walking the first two batters. Lou Piniella, the first man to face Timmerman, sacrificed, but the reliever struck out both Billy Sorrell and Bob Oliver to end the Royals' threat.

In the nightcap, the Royals built up a 4-0 lead before the Tigers scored six runs, five of them unearned, on only two hits in the eighth inning. Ted Abernathy walked four batters to force in one run and two more counted when Jackie Hernandez booted a grounder by Willie Horton. Gates Brown singled to tie the score. Ken Wright replaced Abernathy and Don Wert greeted the change with a double, providing the Tigers' winning margin. Timmerman handcuffed the Royals in their last two turns at bat, allowing only one hit. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 2, Kansas City Royals 0 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, July 19, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   2  7  1
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  2


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .268      Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .256
Stanley cf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .270      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .196
Kaline rf             4   1   1   0     0   1   .286      Otis cf               3   0   0   0     1   0   .303
Horton lf             3   1   2   0     1   0   .313      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   0   .232
Cash 1b               3   0   1   2     0   0   .249      Piniella lf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .304
  Jones pr,1b         0   0   0   0     0   0   .238      Sorrell 3b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .245
Freehan c             4   0   1   0     0   1   .235      Oliver 1b             3   0   1   0     1   1   .262
Wert 3b               4   0   1   0     0   0   .238      Matchick ss           3   0   1   0     0   1   .220
Szotkiewicz ss        4   0   0   0     0   0   .113      Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   0   .071
Niekro p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .163        Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .179
  Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   2   7   2     1   2             Totals               29   0   3   0     4   3

Time of Game: 2:05
Left on Base: Tigers 7, Royals 7
DP: Tigers 0, Royals 1
Errors: Niekro, Rojas, Sorrell
Doubles: Horton (16)
Sacrifice Hits: Niekro 2 (11), Piniella (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Cash (3)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro W(10-7)          8     3   0   0   4   1   0  31   3.05
Timmermann SV(14)       1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3   2.36
Totals                  9     3   0   0   4   3   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(6-7)            8     7   2   2   1   2   0  33   4.00
Abernathy               1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.27
Totals                  9     7   2   2   1   2   0  36

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


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe flied out to center; Stanley grounded out
(second to first); Kaline grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Rojas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Otis flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Horton walked; Cash popped to third in foul
territory; Freehan flied out to right; Wert reached on an error
by Sorrell [Horton to second, Wert to first]; Szotkiewicz
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); Piniella
lined to right; Sorrell singled to right; Oliver walked [Sorrell
to second]; Matchick struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers
0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Niekro lined to second; McAuliffe lined to right;
Stanley singled to shortstop; Kaline made an out to first; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Drago flied out to right; Kelly grounded out (second
to first); Rojas flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Horton popped to catcher in foul territory; Cash
popped to catcher in foul territory; Freehan was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Kirkpatrick
grounded out (second to first); Piniella grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Wert singled to right; On a bunt Szotkiewicz popped
to first in foul territory; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Wert to second]; McAuliffe grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Sorrell grounded out (second to first); Oliver
singled to center; Matchick singled to left [Oliver to second];
On a bunt Drago forced Oliver (pitcher to third) [Matchick to
second]; Drago was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Niekro [Matchick to third, Drago to second]; Kelly walked; Rojas
lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Stanley made an out to first; Kaline singled to
center; Horton singled to right [Kaline to third]; Cash hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Kaline scored]; Freehan singled to left
[Horton to third]; Wert forced Freehan (shortstop to second); 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis lined to left; Kirkpatrick grounded out (first
to pitcher); Piniella made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

TIGERS 7TH: Szotkiewicz reached on an error by Rojas
[Szotkiewicz to first]; Niekro out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Szotkiewicz to second]; McAuliffe grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Szotkiewicz to third]; Stanley grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Sorrell flied out to left; Oliver grounded out
(shortstop to first); Matchick flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

TIGERS 8TH: Kaline struck out; Horton doubled to left; Cash
singled to left [Horton scored, Cash to second (on throw to
home)]; JONES RAN FOR CASH; Freehan lined into a double play
(left to second) [Jones out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: JONES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); TAYLOR BATTED FOR
DRAGO; Taylor made an out to shortstop; Kelly flied out to
center; Rojas popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 0.

TIGERS 9TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Wert grounded
out (second to first); Szotkiewicz made an out to first; Niekro
lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 9TH: Otis walked; Kirkpatrick walked [Otis to second];
TIMMERMANN REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Piniella out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Otis to third, Kirkpatrick to
second]; Sorrell struck out; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Tigers 2, Royals 0.



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