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Friday July 24, 1970
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Homers accounted for a total of 16 runs as the Royals and Indians split a twi-night doubleheader. The Royals won the first game, 5-2, and the Indians took the second game, 9-6. Jim Rooker, who was the Royals' winner in the opener with the assistance of Ted Abernathy, hit for the circuit after Billy Sorrell was safe on an error in the second inning. Amos Otis singled in the third and Bob Oliver added two runs with another boundary belt.

In the nightcap, Vada Pinson and Tony Horton each rapped two homers for the Indians and drove in seven runs between them. Pinson hit a solo swat in the third and connected again with a man on base in the fifth. Horton, entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, delivered a round-tripper and followed with a three-run blow in the seventh. Dean Chance, making his first start for the Indians since June 2, was tagged for a two-run homer by Oliver in the fourth inning and was knocked out when Lou Piniella found the range with two men on base in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 5, Cleveland Indians 2 (Game 1)

Game Played on Friday, July 24, 1970 (Night game) at Cleveland Stadium

Royals       0  2  2    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   5 10  0
Indians      0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   1   0     1   0   .250      Leon 2b               5   0   2   2     0   0   .235
Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     1   0   .197      Nettles 3b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .229
Otis cf               4   1   2   0     0   1   .303        Lasher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   0   .225        Klimchock ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .173
Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .304      Foster lf             4   0   2   0     0   1   .288
Oliver 1b             4   1   2   2     0   2   .265      Fosse c               4   0   0   0     0   1   .312
Sorrell 3b            4   2   2   0     0   0   .297      Horton 1b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .258
Hernandez ss          4   0   1   0     0   0   .230      Bradford cf           2   1   0   0     2   1   .201
Rooker p              3   1   1   2     0   1   .208      Hinton rf             2   1   2   0     1   0   .318
  Abernathy p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Sims ph,rf          1   0   0   0     0   0   .269
                                                          Heidemann ss          2   0   0   0     0   1   .210
                                                            Uhlaender ph        0   0   0   0     1   0   .234
                                                          Hand p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .154
                                                            Rollins ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .220
                                                            Higgins p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Brown ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .237
                                                            Ellsworth p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Fuller ph,3b        1   0   0   0     0   0   .143
                                                            Pinson ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .304

Totals               35   5  10   4     3   4             Totals               32   2   8   2     5   5

Time of Game: 2:42
Left on Base: Royals 6, Indians 9
DP: Royals 2, Indians 2
Errors: Heidemann 2
Doubles: Rojas (4), Sorrell (2), Leon (11)
Home Runs: Rooker (1), Oliver (16)
Caught Stealing: Kelly (13), Rojas (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Heidemann (2)
GIDP: Rooker (2), Hernandez (4), Nettles (6), Horton (14)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker W(7-9)           7.2   8   2   2   4   5   0  33   3.14
Abernathy SV(3)         1.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   5   2.31
Totals                  9     8   2   2   5   5   0  38

Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hand L(3-9)             3     6   4   2   2   2   2  17   4.11
Higgins                 2     0   0   0   0   2   0   7   4.89
Ellsworth               2     3   1   1   1   0   0   8   4.02
Lasher                  2     1   0   0   0   0   0   6   3.13
Totals                  9    10   5   3   3   4   2  38

Wild Pitches: Rooker (3)

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Art Frantz, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Russ Goetz


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Kelly was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Rojas doubled to left; Otis was called
out on strikes; Kirkpatrick walked; Piniella flied out to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Leon singled to right; Nettles grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Leon out at second];
Foster grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Indians 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver struck out; Sorrell reached on an error by
Heidemann [Sorrell to first]; Hernandez flied out to right;
Rooker homered (unearned) [Sorrell scored (unearned)]; Kelly
singled to center; Rojas flied out to left; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Indians 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Fosse struck out; Horton grounded out (pitcher to
first); Bradford was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 2, Indians 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis singled to third; Kirkpatrick popped to second
in foul territory; Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Otis to second]; Oliver homered [Otis scored]; Sorrell doubled
to right; Hernandez lined to center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 4, Indians 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Hinton walked; Heidemann struck out; ROLLINS BATTED
FOR HAND; Rollins singled to left [Hinton to second]; Leon flied
out to right; Nettles struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
4, Indians 0.

ROYALS 4TH: HIGGINS REPLACED ROLLINS (PITCHING); Rooker struck
out; Kelly reached on an error by Heidemann [Kelly to first];
Rojas popped to third; Otis popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 4, Indians 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Foster singled to left; Fosse flied out to center;
Horton grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Foster out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4,
Indians 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick popped to catcher; Piniella flied out to
right; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4,
Indians 0.

INDIANS 5TH: Bradford walked; Hinton singled to shortstop
[Bradford to second]; Heidemann out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to first) [Bradford to third, Hinton to second]; BROWN BATTED
FOR HIGGINS; Brown walked; Leon doubled to right [Bradford
scored, Hinton scored, Brown to third]; Nettles grounded out
(pitcher to first); Foster struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 4, Indians 2.

ROYALS 6TH: ELLSWORTH REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); Sorrell singled
to right; Hernandez singled to center [Sorrell to third]; Rooker
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Sorrell
scored (no RBI), Hernandez out at second]; Kelly popped to third
in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Indians 2.

INDIANS 6TH: Fosse popped to catcher; Horton singled to right;
Bradford flied out to right; Hinton singled to center [Horton to
second]; Heidemann flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 5, Indians 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas walked; Rojas was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Otis singled to center; Kirkpatrick flied
out to right; Piniella forced Otis (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Indians 2.

INDIANS 7TH: FULLER BATTED FOR ELLSWORTH; Fuller grounded out
(third to first); Leon grounded out (shortstop to first);
Nettles grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 5, Indians 2.

ROYALS 8TH: LASHER REPLACED NETTLES (PITCHING); FULLER STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 3B); Oliver singled to shortstop; Sorrell flied
out to left; Hernandez grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Oliver out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Indians 2.

INDIANS 8TH: Foster singled to third; Rooker threw a wild pitch
[Foster to second]; Fosse popped to first; Horton grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bradford walked; ABERNATHY REPLACED ROOKER
(PITCHING); SIMS BATTED FOR HINTON; Sims flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 5, Indians 2.

ROYALS 9TH: SIMS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Abernathy popped
to first; Kelly flied out to center; Rojas flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Indians 2.

INDIANS 9TH: UHLAENDER BATTED FOR HEIDEMANN; Uhlaender walked;
PINSON BATTED FOR FULLER; Pinson grounded out (second to first)
[Uhlaender to second]; Leon grounded out (second to first)
[Uhlaender to third]; KLIMCHOCK BATTED FOR LASHER; Klimchock
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
5, Indians 2.



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