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Saturday July 25, 1970
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The run-producing trio of Cookie Rojas, Amos Otis and Pat Kelly batted the Royals to an 8-4 victory over the Indians. Otis started the scoring with a homer in the first inning. After Kelly walked in the sixth, Rojas homered to tie the score at 3-3 and Otis followed with his second smash of the game to put the Royals ahead.

Ted Uhlaender tied the score with a homer in the Tribe's half, but the Royals broke away with four runs in the seventh, two counting on a bases-loaded single by Kelly and the final pair scoring on a single by Rojas. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 8, Cleveland Indians 4

Game Played on Saturday, July 25, 1970 (Day game) at Cleveland Stadium

Royals       1  0  0    0  0  3    4  0  0  -   8  9  1
Indians      3  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   4  6  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   2   2   2     1   0   .250      Pinson rf             4   1   0   0     1   0   .302
Rojas 2b              5   1   2   4     0   0   .208      Nettles 3b            4   1   1   0     1   0   .230
Otis cf               5   2   2   2     0   0   .303      Foster lf             4   1   0   0     1   1   .281
Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .302      Sims c                3   0   2   1     1   0   .273
Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .262      Horton 1b             4   0   0   1     0   2   .259
Schaal 3b             2   0   0   0     2   0   .255      Uhlaender cf          3   1   2   2     1   0   .241
Rodriguez c           3   0   1   0     0   1   .240      Leon ss               3   0   0   0     1   1   .237
  Fitzmorris pr       0   1   0   0     0   0   .357      Klimchock 2b          2   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Abernathy p         1   0   1   0     0   0   .111        Brown ph,2b         2   0   1   0     0   0   .246
Hernandez ss          4   1   0   0     0   1   .230      Austin p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .167
Johnson p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .038        Bradford ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .197
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222        Lasher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kirkpatrick ph,c    1   1   0   0     1   0   .227        Higgins p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hinton ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .314
                                                            Ellsworth p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   8   9   8     4   5             Totals               33   4   6   4     6   7

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 18,853
Left on Base: Royals 4, Indians 8
DP: Royals 0, Indians 2
Errors: Schaal, Leon
Doubles: Nettles (8)
Home Runs: Otis 2 (9), Rojas (2), Uhlaender (6)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (25)
Caught Stealing: Sims (3)
GIDP: Rodriguez (9), Otis (3)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson                 5     5   4   4   5   6   1  25   3.56
Burgmeier W(3-4)        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   3.43
Abernathy SV(4)         3     0   0   0   1   0   0  10   2.17
Totals                  9     6   4   4   6   7   1  39

Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Austin                  6     4   4   4   2   5   3  23   5.91
Lasher L(2-8)           1     3   4   3   1   0   0   7   3.59
Higgins                 1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5   4.88
Ellsworth               1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.92
Totals                  9     9   8   7   4   5   3  39

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly flied out to left; Rojas grounded out (third
to first); Otis homered; Piniella struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Pinson walked; Nettles walked [Pinson to second];
Foster walked [Pinson to third, Nettles to second]; Sims singled
to right [Pinson scored, Nettles to third, Foster to second];
Horton forced Sims (shortstop to second) [Nettles scored, Foster
to third]; Uhlaender singled to center [Foster scored, Horton to
second]; Leon struck out; Klimchock flied out to right; 3 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Indians 3.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal
flied out to center; Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Royals 1, Indians 3.

INDIANS 2ND: Austin was called out on strikes; Pinson flied out
to right; Nettles flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Indians 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Hernandez lined to third; Johnson popped to first in
foul territory; Kelly grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Indians 3.

INDIANS 3RD: Foster struck out; Sims singled to center; Sims was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Horton struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Indians 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis popped
to third; Piniella singled to right; Oliver was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Indians 3.

INDIANS 4TH: Uhlaender flied out to left; Leon reached on an
error by Schaal [Leon to first]; Klimchock popped to first in
foul territory; Austin struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
1, Indians 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal walked; Rodriguez grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Schaal out at second]; Hernandez
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Indians 3.

INDIANS 5TH: Pinson flied out to right; Nettles doubled to
right; Foster popped to shortstop; Sims walked; Horton struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Indians 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Johnson was called out on strikes; Kelly walked;
Rojas homered [Kelly scored]; Otis homered; Piniella flied out
to right; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Indians 3.

INDIANS 6TH: Uhlaender homered; Leon walked; BURGMEIER REPLACED
JOHNSON (PITCHING); BROWN BATTED FOR KLIMCHOCK; Brown singled to
right [Leon to second]; BRADFORD BATTED FOR AUSTIN; Bradford
struck out; Pinson flied out to right; Nettles flied out to
left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Indians 4.

ROYALS 7TH: BROWN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); LASHER REPLACED
BRADFORD (PITCHING); Schaal flied out to left; Rodriguez singled
to left; FITZMORRIS RAN FOR RODRIGUEZ; Hernandez reached on an
error by Leon [Fitzmorris to third, Hernandez to first];
KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR BURGMEIER; Kirkpatrick walked [Hernandez
to second]; Kelly singled to right [Fitzmorris scored, Hernandez
scored (unearned), Kirkpatrick to third]; Kelly stole second;
Rojas singled to right [Kirkpatrick scored, Kelly scored]; Otis
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Rojas out at second]; 4 R (3 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 8,
Indians 4.

INDIANS 7TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED FITZMORRIS (PITCHING);
KIRKPATRICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Foster grounded out
(pitcher to first); Sims grounded out (second to first); Horton
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 8,
Indians 4.

ROYALS 8TH: HIGGINS REPLACED LASHER (PITCHING); Piniella
grounded out (pitcher to first); Oliver grounded out (pitcher to
first); Schaal walked; Abernathy singled to center [Schaal to
second]; Hernandez flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 8, Indians 4.

INDIANS 8TH: Uhlaender walked; Leon forced Uhlaender (shortstop
to second); Brown lined to right; HINTON BATTED FOR HIGGINS;
Hinton grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 8, Indians 4.

ROYALS 9TH: ELLSWORTH REPLACED HINTON (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick
grounded out (first unassisted); Kelly singled to right; Rojas
grounded out (third to first) [Kelly to second]; Otis flied out
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 8, Indians 4.

INDIANS 9TH: Pinson grounded out (pitcher to first); Nettles
grounded out (second to first); Foster grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 8, Indians 4.



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