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Wednesday July 22, 1970
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The speed of Chico Salmon, who beat out a run-scoring bunt in the 13th inning, gave the Orioles a 4-3 victory over the Royals. Davey Johnson walked in the decisive stanza, took second on a sacrifice by Elrod Hendricks and reached third when Don Buford grounded out. Salmon, batting for Pete Richert, bunted down the right side of the diamond. First baseman Bob Oliver fielded the ball, but Salmon outran Ted Abernathy to the bag and beat Oliver's throw to the pitcher. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 4, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Wednesday, July 22, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Orioles      1  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  -   4  7  0
Royals       0  0  1    0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0    0  -   3  9  1


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Rettenmund rf,lf      4   1   2   1     2   1   .284      Kelly rf              5   2   1   0     1   0   .253
Blair cf              5   0   0   0     0   1   .237      Otis cf               6   0   1   1     0   1   .299
F. Robinson 1b,rf     3   0   1   1     2   0   .328      Piniella lf           6   1   3   0     0   1   .314
B. Robinson 3b        5   0   1   0     1   1   .281      Oliver 1b             6   0   1   1     0   0   .260
Motton lf             1   1   0   0     1   0   .226      Schaal 3b             3   0   1   0     0   0   .259
  Crowley ph,1b       4   0   0   0     0   1   .247        Kirkpatrick ph,c    2   0   0   0     1   0   .227
Johnson 2b,ss,2b      4   2   1   0     2   2   .293      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   1     1   1   .193
Etchebarren c         3   0   0   0     1   0   .207      Rodriguez c           3   0   1   0     0   1   .238
  Hendricks ph,c      1   0   0   0     0   0   .236        Sorrell ph,3b       2   0   0   0     0   0   .268
Belanger ss           2   0   1   1     2   0   .195      Hernandez ss          5   0   0   0     0   1   .229
  Buford ph,2b        2   0   0   0     0   0   .293      Butler p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .056
  Drabowsky p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .125        Fitzmorris p        1   0   1   0     0   0   .357
McNally p             4   0   0   0     0   2   .148        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Watt p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .167        Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .159
  Hall p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Abernathy p         2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Powell ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .315
  Richert p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Salmon ph,ss        1   0   1   1     0   0   .312

Totals               40   4   7   4    11   8             Totals               47   3   9   3     3   6

Time of Game: 3:41   Attendance:  9,130
Left on Base: Orioles 13, Royals 8
DP: Orioles 1, Royals 1
Errors: Oliver
Doubles: Rettenmund (9), Piniella (15), Fitzmorris (3)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (24)
Sacrifice Hits: Blair 2 (3), Hendricks (1)
Sacrifice Flies: F. Robinson (3), Rettenmund (2)
GIDP: B. Robinson (11), Hernandez (3)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McNally                 7.2   8   3   3   1   5   0  31   4.34
Watt                    0     0   0   0   2   0   0   2   2.92
Hall                    2.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   7   2.68
Richert W(4-1)          2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   2.41
Drabowsky SV(3)         1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.48
Totals                 13     9   3   3   3   6   0  50

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler                  3     3   3   3   4   1   0  16   3.89
Fitzmorris              3     2   0   0   3   3   0  14   3.41
Wright                  2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   5.35
Abernathy L(3-3)        5     2   1   1   4   3   0  20   2.38
Totals                 13     7   4   4  11   8   0  56

Wild Pitches: Abernathy (1)

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Rettenmund doubled; Blair out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Rettenmund to third]; F. Robinson hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Rettenmund scored]; B. Robinson singled
to left; Motton lined to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Piniella doubled to right; Oliver made
an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Johnson struck out; Etchebarren flied to right in
foul territory; Belanger singled to left; McNally forced
Belanger (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Schaal singled to left; Rojas popped to third in
foul territory; Rodriguez singled to right [Schaal to second];
Hernandez grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Rodriguez out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles
1, Royals 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Rettenmund flied out to center; Blair made an out
to second; F. Robinson walked; B. Robinson flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Butler grounded out (second to first); Kelly walked;
Kelly stole second; Otis singled to left [Kelly scored];
Piniella struck out; Oliver made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: Motton walked; Johnson walked [Motton to second];
Etchebarren walked [Motton to third, Johnson to second];
FITZMORRIS REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Belanger walked [Motton
scored, Johnson to third, Etchebarren to second]; On a bunt
McNally struck out; Rettenmund hit a sacrifice fly to right
[Johnson scored, Etchebarren to third]; Etchebarren was out
trying to advance to home (catcher to pitcher); 2 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Schaal popped to first in foul territory; Rojas was
called out on strikes; Rodriguez grounded out (third to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 5TH: Blair grounded out (shortstop to first); F.
Robinson singled to left; B. Robinson walked [F. Robinson to
second]; CROWLEY BATTED FOR MOTTON; Crowley struck out; Johnson
reached on an error by Oliver [F. Robinson to third, B. Robinson
to second, Johnson to first]; Etchebarren grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: CROWLEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); RETTENMUND
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); F. ROBINSON CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); Hernandez grounded out (third to first);
Fitzmorris doubled to left; Kelly grounded out (second to
first); Otis struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Royals 1.

ORIOLES 6TH: Belanger walked; On a bunt McNally struck out;
Rettenmund singled to third [Belanger to second]; Blair forced
Rettenmund (third to second) [Belanger to third]; F. Robinson
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver
flied out to right; Schaal flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 7TH: WRIGHT REPLACED FITZMORRIS (PITCHING); B. Robinson
grounded out (third to first); Crowley grounded out (shortstop
to first); Johnson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas flied out to center; Rodriguez struck out;
Hernandez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 8TH: Etchebarren grounded out (third to first); Belanger
grounded out (shortstop to first); McNally grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: CAMPANIS BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Campanis made an out to
first; Kelly singled to center; Otis flied out to right;
Piniella singled to center [Kelly to second]; Oliver singled to
center [Kelly scored, Piniella to second]; WATT REPLACED MCNALLY
(PITCHING); KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR SCHAAL; Kirkpatrick walked
[Piniella to third, Oliver to second]; Rojas walked [Piniella
scored, Oliver to third, Kirkpatrick to second]; HALL REPLACED
WATT (PITCHING); SORRELL BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Sorrell grounded
out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals
3.

ORIOLES 9TH: KIRKPATRICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); SORRELL
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); ABERNATHY REPLACED CAMPANIS
(PITCHING); Rettenmund walked; Blair out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Rettenmund to second]; F. Robinson walked;
B. Robinson grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [F. Robinson out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ROYALS 9TH: Hernandez flied out to right; Abernathy flied out to
center; Kelly grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 10TH: Crowley grounded out (second to first); Johnson
singled to left; HENDRICKS BATTED FOR ETCHEBARREN; Hendricks
forced Johnson (second to shortstop); BUFORD BATTED FOR
BELANGER; Abernathy threw a wild pitch [Hendricks to second];
Buford grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ROYALS 10TH: HENDRICKS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); BUFORD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); JOHNSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
SS); Otis flied out to center; Piniella flied out to right;
Oliver grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 11TH: POWELL BATTED FOR HALL; Powell flied out to right;
Rettenmund was called out on strikes; Blair struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ROYALS 11TH: RICHERT REPLACED POWELL (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick
grounded out (second to first); Rojas grounded out (pitcher to
first); Sorrell lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Royals 3.

ORIOLES 12TH: F. Robinson grounded out (third to first); B.
Robinson was called out on strikes; Crowley grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ROYALS 12TH: Hernandez grounded out (third to first); Abernathy
struck out; Kelly made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 13TH: Johnson walked; Hendricks out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Johnson to second]; Buford grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Johnson to third]; SALMON BATTED FOR
RICHERT; On a bunt Salmon singled [Johnson scored]; Rettenmund
walked [Salmon to second]; Blair out on an unknown play; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ROYALS 13TH: SALMON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); JOHNSON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); DRABOWSKY REPLACED BUFORD (PITCHING);
Otis grounded out (third to first); Piniella singled to left;
Oliver flied out to right; Kirkpatrick made an out to third; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.



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