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Monday July 20, 1970
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With Jim Rooker pitching a six-hitter, the Royals broke a six-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Tigers, who were stopped on their five-game winning string. After Les Cain retired the first 11 batters, the Royals broke through for their initial run in the fourth inning on a double by Lou Piniella and single by Bob Oliver. Rooker batted in another run with a single in the fifth. Paul Schaal singled for the final tally in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 0

Game Played on Monday, July 20, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  0
Royals       0  0  0    1  1  0    0  1  x  -   3  9  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Stanley cf            4   0   0   0     0   0   .265      Kelly rf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .253
I. Brown 2b           3   0   1   0     1   0   .278      Otis cf               4   1   1   0     0   1   .304
Kaline 1b,rf          4   0   1   0     0   1   .285      Piniella lf           4   1   1   0     0   0   .311
Horton lf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .312      Oliver 1b             4   0   1   1     0   2   .262
Freehan c             4   0   1   0     0   0   .235      Schaal 3b             4   0   2   1     0   1   .258
Wert 3b               4   0   2   0     0   0   .245      Rodriguez c           3   1   1   0     1   2   .236
Maddox rf,ss          3   0   1   0     1   0   .228      Hernandez ss          3   0   0   0     0   1   .235
Gutierrez ss          2   0   0   0     0   0   .230      Severson 2b           3   0   1   0     0   0   .244
  Price ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .205      Rooker p              2   0   1   1     0   1   .200
  Cash 1b             0   0   0   0     0   0   .249
Cain p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .108
  Northrup ph         0   0   0   0     1   0   .273
  Lolich pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Patterson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               31   0   6   0     3   1             Totals               31   3   9   3     1   9

Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance:  7,412
Left on Base: Tigers 7, Royals 7
DP: Tigers 0, Royals 1
Doubles: Wert (7), Piniella (14), Rodriguez (8), Schaal (8)
Sacrifice Hits: Hernandez (5), Rooker (2)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cain L(9-3)             7     7   2   2   0   8   0  28   3.73
Patterson               1     2   1   1   1   1   0   6   4.93
Totals                  8     9   3   3   1   9   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker W(6-9)           9     6   0   0   3   1   0  34   3.19
Totals                  9     6   0   0   3   1   0  34

Wild Pitches: Patterson (6)

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


TIGERS 1ST: Stanley flied out to left; I. Brown grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kaline was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

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

TIGERS 2ND: Horton grounded out (pitcher to first); Freehan made
an out to second; Wert grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver struck out; Schaal struck out; Rodriguez
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Maddox walked; On a bunt Gutierrez hit into a double
play (pitcher to first) [Maddox out at second]; Cain made an out
to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hernandez struck out; Severson grounded out (third
to first); Rooker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Royals 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Stanley lined to second; I. Brown singled to left;
Kaline forced I. Brown (third to second); Horton popped to first
in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Kelly struck out; Otis grounded out (shortstop to
first); Piniella doubled to left; Oliver singled to left
[Piniella scored]; Schaal grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Freehan flied out to left; Wert doubled to left;
Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Gutierrez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Rodriguez doubled to center; Hernandez out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Rodriguez to third]; Severson
made an out to first; Rooker singled to center [Rodriguez
scored]; Kelly singled to left [Rooker to second]; Otis made an
out to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 2.

TIGERS 6TH: Cain grounded out (first to pitcher); Stanley flied
out to right; I. Brown walked; Kaline singled to left [I. Brown
out at home (left to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella flied out to center; Oliver grounded out
(third to first); Schaal doubled to center; Rodriguez was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Horton grounded out (second to first); Freehan
singled to center; Wert flied out to left; Maddox singled to
left [Freehan to second]; PRICE BATTED FOR GUTIERREZ; Price
forced Maddox (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Tigers 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: CASH REPLACED PRICE (PLAYING 1B); KALINE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); MADDOX CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS);
Hernandez flied out to left; Severson singled to left; Rooker
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Severson to
second]; Kelly flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Royals 2.

TIGERS 8TH: NORTHRUP BATTED FOR CAIN; Northrup walked; LOLICH
RAN FOR NORTHRUP; Stanley flied out to right; I. Brown flied out
to center; Kaline lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers
0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: PATTERSON REPLACED LOLICH (PITCHING); Otis singled;
Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first) [Otis to second];
Oliver struck out; Schaal singled to center [Otis scored];
Patterson threw a wild pitch [Schaal to second]; Rodriguez
walked; Hernandez grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 3.

TIGERS 9TH: Horton grounded out (third to first); Freehan
grounded out (third to first); Wert singled to left; Maddox
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Royals 3.



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