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Sunday July 26, 1970
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After winning the first game, 6-5, on a homer by Roy Foster, the Indians came up with three more round-trippers in the second game and completed a sweep of the doubleheader with the Royals, 3-0, behind the pitching of Steve Hargan. Bob Oliver batted in all five of the Royals' runs in the lidlifter with a single and homer. After Oliver's boundary belt with two men on base in the sixth inning gave Royals 5-2 lead, the Indians came back with four runs in their half. Graig Nettles singled and Lou Klimchock was hit by a pitch. When Eddie Leon forced Klimchock, an error by Jackie Hernandez, trying for a double play, enabled Nettles to score. Larry Brown then singled and Foster followed with his decisive three-run homer. Chuck Hinton also had a circuit clout for the Indians.

In the nightcap, Nettles, Leon and Tony Horton all homered in support of Hargan, who gained his third straight victory since being recalled from the minors July 16. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 6, Kansas City Royals 5 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, July 26, 1970 (Day game) at Cleveland Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    2  0  3    0  0  0  -   5  8  1
Indians      0  0  0    1  1  4    0  0  x  -   6 11  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              2   0   0   0     2   1   .248      Leon 2b               5   2   2   0     0   0   .239
Rojas 2b              3   1   2   0     1   0   .215      Brown ss              4   1   3   1     0   0   .277
Otis cf               3   2   1   0     1   0   .303      Foster lf             3   1   2   3     1   1   .285
Kirkpatrick c         4   1   1   0     0   2   .228      Horton 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .256
Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .298      Hinton rf             2   1   1   1     0   0   .318
Oliver 1b             4   1   3   5     0   0   .267        Pinson ph,rf        1   0   0   0     1   0   .301
Sorrell 3b            3   0   0   0     0   0   .296      Sims c                4   0   0   0     0   0   .267
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .163      Bradford cf           3   0   1   0     1   1   .200
Hernandez ss          3   0   1   0     0   1   .232      Nettles 3b            4   1   2   0     0   0   .233
Butler p              1   0   0   0     1   1   .054      Dunning p             2   0   0   0     0   2   .100
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Klimchock ph        0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Schaal ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .254        Higgins p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222        Lasher p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Austin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .167

Totals               29   5   8   5     5   5             Totals               33   6  11   5     3   5

Time of Game: 2:38
Left on Base: Royals 2, Indians 7
DP: Royals 1, Indians 5
Errors: Hernandez
Doubles: Leon (12), Foster (16)
Home Runs: Oliver (18), Hinton (3), Foster (12)
Caught Stealing: Rojas (4), Nettles (1)
GIDP: Otis (4), Kelly (3), Sorrell (1), Taylor (1)
Hit by Pitch: Klimchock (1,by Wright)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler                  4     8   2   2   2   4   1  21   3.91
Wright L(1-2)           2     3   4   4   1   0   1  10   6.06
Burgmeier               2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   3.27
Totals                  8    11   6   6   3   5   2  37

Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dunning W(3-5)          6     7   5   5   4   3   1  25   4.90
Higgins                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   4.79
Lasher                  1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   5   3.49
Austin SV(1)            0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   5.80
Totals                  9     8   5   5   5   5   1  34

Hit by Pitch: Wright (4)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Rojas lined to right; Otis grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Kelly out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Leon singled to right; Brown singled to first [Leon
to second]; Foster struck out; Horton struck out; Hinton lined
to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick flied out to center; Piniella grounded
out (shortstop to first); Oliver popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Sims popped to second; Bradford singled to center;
Nettles singled to center [Bradford to third]; Nettles was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Dunning struck out;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Sorrell flied out to center; Hernandez singled to
center; Butler walked [Hernandez to second]; Kelly grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Butler out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Leon popped to first; Brown lined to left; Foster
walked; Horton grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Indians 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas singled to center; Otis singled to left [Rojas
to second]; Kirkpatrick singled to right [Rojas to third, Otis
to second]; Piniella forced Rojas (third to catcher) [Otis to
third, Kirkpatrick to second]; Oliver singled to left [Otis
scored, Kirkpatrick scored, Piniella to second]; Sorrell
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Oliver out at second]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Indians
0.

INDIANS 4TH: Hinton homered; Sims grounded out (first
unassisted); Bradford walked; Nettles forced Bradford (first to
shortstop); Dunning struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2,
Indians 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Hernandez struck out; Butler was called out on
strikes; Kelly walked; Kelly was picked off first (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Indians 1.

INDIANS 5TH: Leon doubled to right; Brown singled to right [Leon
scored]; Foster doubled to left [Brown to third]; WRIGHT
REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Horton grounded out (shortstop to
first); PINSON BATTED FOR HINTON; Pinson walked; Sims lined into
a double play (second to shortstop) [Foster out at second]; 1 R,
3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Indians 2.

ROYALS 6TH: PINSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Rojas singled to
right; Otis walked [Rojas to second]; Kirkpatrick was called out
on strikes; Piniella grounded out (pitcher to first) [Rojas to
third, Otis to second]; Oliver homered [Rojas scored, Otis
scored]; Sorrell flied out to center; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 5, Indians 2.

INDIANS 6TH: Bradford lined to right; Nettles singled to right;
KLIMCHOCK BATTED FOR DUNNING; Klimchock was hit by a pitch
[Nettles to second]; Leon forced Klimchock (second to shortstop)
[Nettles scored (error by Hernandez) (no RBI)]; Brown singled to
left [Leon to second]; Foster homered [Leon scored, Brown
scored]; Horton flied out to right; 4 R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 5, Indians 6.

ROYALS 7TH: HIGGINS REPLACED KLIMCHOCK (PITCHING); Hernandez
flied out to right; SCHAAL BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Schaal flied out
to center; Kelly struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Indians 6.

INDIANS 7TH: BURGMEIER REPLACED SCHAAL (PITCHING); Pinson lined
to right; Sims flied out to center; Bradford was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Indians 6.

ROYALS 8TH: LASHER REPLACED HIGGINS (PITCHING); Rojas walked;
Otis popped to catcher in foul territory; Kirkpatrick struck out
while Rojas was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Indians 6.

INDIANS 8TH: Nettles grounded out (pitcher to first); Lasher
grounded out (second to first); Leon grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Indians 6.

ROYALS 9TH: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Oliver
singled to left; AUSTIN REPLACED LASHER (PITCHING); TAYLOR
BATTED FOR SORRELL; Taylor grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Oliver out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Indians 6.



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