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Thursday July 23, 1970
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The Orioles continued their domination of the Royals with a 5-4 victory, beating the expansion club for the 20th straight time over two seasons. The Royals' pitching staff had not allowed a homer for 135 innings until Frank Robinson broke that string with a two-run shot in the third to give the Orioles a 3-1 lead.

A walk to Amos Otis with the bases loaded in the home half of the fourth and doubles by Bob Oliver and Billy Sorrell in the fifth tied the score. The Orioles went ahead with a walk to Jim Palmer, single by Merv Rettenmund and sacrifice fly by Frank Robinson in the seventh and added the deciding run in the eighth when Brooks Robinson singled and Bobby Grich tripled. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 5, Kansas City Royals 4

Game Played on Thursday, July 23, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Orioles      0  1  2    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   5  7  0
Royals       1  0  0    1  1  0    0  1  0  -   4  9  1


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             3   1   1   0     2   1   .293      Kelly rf              3   1   0   0     2   2   .250
  Belanger ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .195      Otis cf               4   0   2   1     1   0   .301
Rettenmund cf,lf      4   0   1   0     1   2   .284      Piniella lf           5   0   0   0     0   0   .308
F. Robinson rf        2   1   1   3     2   0   .329      Kirkpatrick c         4   0   1   0     1   0   .228
Crowley 1b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .247      Oliver 1b             5   2   2   0     0   1   .262
  Salmon ph,1b        1   0   0   0     0   0   .308      Sorrell 3b            4   1   2   1     0   0   .283
B. Robinson 3b        5   2   2   0     0   0   .283        Hernandez ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .229
Hendricks c           5   0   0   1     0   0   .230      Rojas 2b              3   0   1   1     1   0   .196
Johnson 2b            3   0   0   0     1   3   .290      Matchick ss           2   0   1   0     1   0   .216
Grich ss              4   0   1   1     0   1   .233        Schaal ph,3b        0   0   0   0     1   0   .259
  Blair cf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .237      Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .068
Palmer p              3   1   0   0     1   2   .176        Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Richert p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        O'Riley p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Watt p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .167        Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222
                                                            Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   5   7   5     7  10             Totals               33   4   9   3     7   4

Time of Game: 3:05   Attendance: 11,222
Left on Base: Orioles 10, Royals 10
DP: Orioles 2, Royals 0
Errors: Hernandez
Doubles: Oliver (17), Sorrell (1)
Triples: B. Robinson (3), Grich (2)
Home Runs: F. Robinson (18)
Stolen Bases: Buford 2 (9), Otis (20)
Sacrifice Hits: Drago (5)
Sacrifice Flies: F. Robinson (4)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Palmer W(14-6)          7.1   7   4   4   6   3   0  34   2.79
Richert                 1.1   2   0   0   1   1   0   6   2.31
Watt SV(8)              0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.89
Totals                  9     9   4   4   7   4   0  41

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(6-8)            8     7   5   5   5   9   1  36   4.09
O'Riley                 0.1   0   0   0   2   1   0   3   3.86
Burgmeier               0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.38
Monteagudo              0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.21
Totals                  9     7   5   5   7  10   1  42

Wild Pitches: O'Riley (2)
Balks: Palmer (2)

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford walked; Buford stole second; Rettenmund
struck out; F. Robinson flied out to center; Crowley grounded
out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 0, Royals
0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Otis singled to right [Kelly to
second]; Piniella flied out to right [Kelly to third]; Otis
stole second; Palmer balked [Kelly scored, Otis to third];
Kirkpatrick walked; Oliver struck out; Sorrell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 0, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: B. Robinson tripled; Hendricks grounded out (second
to first) [B. Robinson scored]; Johnson struck out; Grich was
called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals
1.

ROYALS 2ND: Rojas flied out to center; Matchick singled to
center; Drago out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second)
[Matchick to second]; Kelly walked; Otis flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 1, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Palmer struck out; Buford singled to right;
Rettenmund grounded out (third to first) [Buford to second]; F.
Robinson homered [Buford scored]; Crowley singled to right; B.
Robinson forced Crowley (second to shortstop); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kirkpatrick popped to third in foul territory; Oliver flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: Hendricks popped to third in foul territory;
Johnson struck out; Grich flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Sorrell singled to right; Rojas walked [Sorrell to
second]; Matchick walked [Sorrell to third, Rojas to second];
Drago struck out; Kelly struck out; Otis walked [Sorrell scored,
Rojas to third, Matchick to second]; Piniella forced Otis
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals
2.

ORIOLES 5TH: Palmer struck out; Buford grounded out (first to
pitcher); Rettenmund walked; F. Robinson walked [Rettenmund to
second]; Crowley was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick grounded out (shortstop to first);
Oliver doubled; Sorrell doubled to right [Oliver scored]; Rojas
lined into a double play (shortstop unassisted) [Sorrell out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 6TH: B. Robinson made an out to first; Hendricks flied
out to left; Johnson walked; Grich grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Matchick grounded out (first unassisted); Drago
popped to first in foul territory; Kelly grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 7TH: Palmer walked; Buford was called out on strikes;
Rettenmund singled to center [Palmer to third]; F. Robinson hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Palmer scored]; Crowley grounded out
(catcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Otis made an out to third; Piniella made an out to
first; Kirkpatrick flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 4, Royals 3.

ORIOLES 8TH: B. Robinson singled to left; Hendricks flied out to
center; Johnson struck out; Grich tripled [B. Robinson scored];
Palmer flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 5,
Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Oliver singled to center; Sorrell grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Oliver to second]; Rojas singled to center
[Oliver scored]; RICHERT REPLACED PALMER (PITCHING); SCHAAL
BATTED FOR MATCHICK; Schaal walked [Rojas to second]; TAYLOR
BATTED FOR DRAGO; Taylor lined into a double play (third to
first) [Schaal out at first]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 5,
Royals 4.

ORIOLES 9TH: SCHAAL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); HERNANDEZ
REPLACED SORRELL (PLAYING SS); O'RILEY REPLACED TAYLOR
(PITCHING); Buford walked; Buford stole second; O'Riley threw a
wild pitch [Buford to third]; Rettenmund struck out; F. Robinson
walked; BURGMEIER REPLACED O'RILEY (PITCHING); SALMON BATTED FOR
CROWLEY; Salmon reached on a fielder's choice [Buford out at
home (shortstop to catcher), F. Robinson to second]; MONTEAGUDO
REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); B. Robinson reached on an error
by Hernandez [F. Robinson to third, Salmon to second, B.
Robinson to first]; Hendricks popped to first in foul territory;
0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals 4.

ROYALS 9TH: SALMON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); BELANGER
REPLACED BUFORD (PLAYING SS); RETTENMUND CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING LF); BLAIR REPLACED GRICH (PLAYING CF); Kelly was
called out on strikes; Otis singled to second; Piniella flied
out to right; Kirkpatrick singled to right [Otis to third]; WATT
REPLACED RICHERT (PITCHING); Oliver forced Kirkpatrick
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 5, Royals
4.



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