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Tuesday July 21, 1970
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Kaycee management gave out rabbits' feet to the crowd of 9,334, but the good luck charms failed to work as the Royals lost to the Orioles, 2-1, for their 18th straight defeat in meetings between the two clubs over a two-year period. The Orioles notched their initial run in the third inning on singles by Jim Hardin and Bobby Grich, around an infield out.

Hardin held the Royals to one hit until the seventh, when a single by Lou Piniella, walk to Ed Kirkpatrick, safe bunt by Bob Oliver and single by Cookie Rojas tied the score. In the Orioles' ninth, Boog Powell walked and was forced by Brooks Robinson, who then scored the winning run on a single by Elrod Hendricks and double by Terry Crowley. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 2, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Tuesday, July 21, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Orioles      0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  7  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  7  0


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             4   0   0   0     0   1   .294      Kelly rf              3   0   1   0     1   0   .253
Grich 2b              4   0   1   1     0   3   .231      Otis cf               3   0   0   0     0   0   .301
Powell 1b             3   0   1   0     1   1   .315      Piniella lf           4   1   1   0     0   1   .310
B. Robinson 3b        4   1   1   0     0   0   .283      Kirkpatrick c         2   0   0   0     2   0   .229
Hendricks c           4   0   1   0     0   1   .237      Oliver 1b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .262
Crowley rf            3   0   2   1     1   0   .261      Sorrell 3b            4   0   2   0     0   0   .278
  Rettenmund pr,rf    0   0   0   0     0   0   .280      Rojas 2b              4   0   1   1     0   1   .198
Blair cf              2   0   0   0     2   2   .241      Matchick ss           4   0   0   0     0   0   .211
Belanger ss           4   0   0   0     0   1   .193      Johnson p             3   0   1   0     0   1   .042
Hardin p              3   1   1   0     0   2   .032        Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .171
  Watt p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .167

Totals               32   2   7   2     4  11             Totals               32   1   7   1     3   5

Time of Game: 2:24   Attendance:  9,334
Left on Base: Orioles 7, Royals 8
DP: Orioles 1, Royals 0
Doubles: B. Robinson (24), Powell (20), Crowley (5)
Stolen Bases: Sorrell (1)
Caught Stealing: B. Robinson (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Otis (4)
GIDP: Matchick (4)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hardin                  7     6   1   1   2   3   0  28   3.67
Watt W(3-6)             2     1   0   0   1   2   0   8   2.92
Totals                  9     7   1   1   3   5   0  36

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(3-7)          9     7   2   2   4  11   0  36   3.39
Totals                  9     7   2   2   4  11   0  36

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Merle Anthony, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Ron Luciano


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford struck out; Grich was called out on strikes;
Powell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (first unassisted); Otis made an
out to second; Piniella flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 0, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: B. Robinson doubled to left; Hendricks struck out;
Crowley grounded out (second to first) [B. Robinson to third];
Blair walked; B. Robinson was caught stealing home (pitcher to
third to catcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick flied out to center; Oliver made an out
to second; Sorrell singled to right; Rojas forced Sorrell
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Royals
0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Belanger flied out to left; Hardin singled to
center; Buford grounded out (second to first) [Hardin to
second]; Grich singled to right [Hardin scored, Grich out at
second (right to catcher to shortstop)]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Matchick grounded out (second to first); Johnson
struck out; Kelly walked; Otis forced Kelly (third to second); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 4TH: Powell doubled to right; B. Robinson grounded out
(first unassisted) [Powell to third]; Hendricks made an out to
shortstop; Crowley walked; Blair struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella struck out; Kirkpatrick flied out to left;
Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 5TH: Belanger flied out to center; Hardin struck out;
Buford made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles
1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Sorrell flied to left in foul territory; Rojas made
an out to shortstop; Matchick grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 6TH: Grich struck out; Powell grounded out (second to
first); B. Robinson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Johnson popped to third in foul territory; Kelly
made an out to shortstop; Otis grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 7TH: Hendricks made an out to first; Crowley singled to
center; Blair struck out; Belanger was called out on strikes; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella singled to right; Kirkpatrick walked
[Piniella to second]; On a bunt Oliver singled [Piniella to
third, Kirkpatrick to second]; Sorrell flied out to center;
Rojas singled to left [Piniella scored, Kirkpatrick to third,
Oliver to second]; Matchick grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Rojas out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 8TH: Hardin struck out; Buford lined to second; Grich
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: Johnson singled to left; Kelly singled to right
[Johnson to second]; WATT REPLACED HARDIN (PITCHING); Otis out
on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Johnson to third, Kelly
to second]; Piniella made an out to second; Kirkpatrick was
walked intentionally; Oliver flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 9TH: Powell walked; B. Robinson forced Powell (pitcher
to shortstop); Hendricks singled to left [B. Robinson to
second]; Crowley doubled to left [B. Robinson scored, Hendricks
to third]; RETTENMUND RAN FOR CROWLEY; Blair was walked
intentionally; On a bunt Belanger forced Hendricks (pitcher to
catcher) [Rettenmund to third, Blair to second]; Watt forced
Belanger (second unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 2,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: RETTENMUND STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Sorrell
singled to center; Sorrell stole second; Rojas struck out;
Matchick popped to shortstop in foul territory; TAYLOR BATTED
FOR JOHNSON; Taylor struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles
2, Royals 1.



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