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Tuesday July 28, 1970
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Bob Oliver hit his second two-run homer of the game, connecting with two out in the ninth inning, to lift the Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Tigers. A single by Gates Brown and circuit clout by Norm Cash gave the Tigers a 6-5 lead in the eighth before the Royals came back to win when Lou Piniella singled and Oliver followed with his homer. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 7, Detroit Tigers 6

Game Played on Tuesday, July 28, 1970 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Royals       1  0  0    0  3  0    0  1  2  -   7 13  0
Tigers       2  0  0    0  2  0    0  2  0  -   6  9  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   1   1   0     1   2   .245      McAuliffe 2b          3   1   0   0     2   0   .264
Rojas 2b              5   0   0   0     0   1   .206      Stanley cf            5   1   1   0     0   0   .265
Otis cf               5   1   1   1     0   2   .300      Kaline rf             3   1   1   0     1   0   .284
Kirkpatrick c         4   1   2   0     1   1   .231      G. Brown lf           2   1   2   1     2   0   .280
Piniella lf           5   2   3   1     0   1   .299        Maddox lf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .233
Oliver 1b             5   2   2   4     0   1   .270      Cash 1b               3   1   1   3     0   1   .252
Sorrell 3b            3   0   1   0     1   0   .295      Freehan c             4   0   2   2     0   0   .234
  Abernathy p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .100      Wert 3b               3   0   0   0     0   2   .235
Severson ss           4   0   2   1     0   0   .268      Gutierrez ss          4   0   2   0     0   1   .251
Drago p               1   0   0   0     0   0   .067      Niekro p              1   1   0   0     1   0   .152
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222        LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Wright p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .222
  Schaal ph,3b        1   0   1   0     0   0   .258        Jones ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .215

Totals               39   7  13   7     3   9             Totals               29   6   9   6     6   5

Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance: 15,226
Left on Base: Royals 9, Tigers 5
DP: Royals 2, Tigers 0
Doubles: Kelly (10), Gutierrez (8), Freehan (12)
Home Runs: Oliver 2 (20), Cash (11)
Sacrifice Hits: Drago (6), Niekro (13), Wert (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Cash (4)
GIDP: Cash (8), Stanley (9)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   4.1   5   4   4   5   2   0  21   4.21
Burgmeier               0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.16
Wright                  2.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   7   5.68
Abernathy W(4-3)        2     3   2   2   1   2   1   8   2.44
Totals                  9     9   6   6   6   5   1  38

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro                  7.1  10   5   5   3   5   1  35   3.14
LaGrow                  0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
Scherman L(3-2)         1.2   2   2   2   0   4   1   7   2.93
Totals                  9    13   7   7   3   9   2  43

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - Emmett Ashford, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Lou DiMuro


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly doubled to left; Rojas flied out to left
[Kelly to third]; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first) [Kelly
scored]; Kirkpatrick walked; Piniella was called out on strikes;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe grounded out (pitcher to first); Stanley
singled to right; Kaline singled to left [Stanley to second]; G.
Brown walked [Stanley to third, Kaline to second]; Cash struck
out; Freehan singled to left [Stanley scored, Kaline scored, G.
Brown to second]; Wert struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
1, Tigers 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Sorrell
walked; Severson singled to center [Sorrell to second]; Drago
out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Sorrell to third,
Severson to second]; Kelly walked; Rojas forced Kelly (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 2ND: Gutierrez singled to center; Niekro out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Gutierrez to second];
McAuliffe grounded out (second to first) [Gutierrez to third];
Stanley grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 1, Tigers 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Kirkpatrick
singled to right; Piniella singled to center [Kirkpatrick to
second]; Oliver flied out to center; Sorrell grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Kaline flied out to left; G. Brown walked; Cash
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [G.
Brown out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Severson grounded out (third to first); Drago flied
out to right; Kelly was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Freehan flied out to right; Wert grounded out (third
to first); Gutierrez doubled to left [Gutierrez out at third
(left to third)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Rojas grounded out (pitcher to first); Otis singled
to center; Kirkpatrick singled to center [Otis to third];
Piniella grounded out (third to first) [Otis scored, Kirkpatrick
to second]; Oliver homered [Kirkpatrick scored]; Sorrell
grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4,
Tigers 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Niekro walked; McAuliffe walked [Niekro to second];
Stanley flied out to right [Niekro to third]; Kaline walked
[McAuliffe to second]; BURGMEIER REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); G.
Brown singled to right [Niekro scored, McAuliffe to third,
Kaline to second]; Cash hit a sacrifice fly to center [McAuliffe
scored, Kaline to third]; WRIGHT REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING);
Freehan popped to first; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Tigers
4.

ROYALS 6TH: Severson grounded out (third to first); Wright
grounded out (second to first); Kelly grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 6TH: Wert was called out on strikes; Gutierrez made an
out to second; Niekro lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 4, Tigers 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas was called out on strikes; Otis struck out;
Kirkpatrick grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 4, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 7TH: McAuliffe flied out to left; Stanley grounded out
(shortstop to first); Kaline flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 4, Tigers 4.

ROYALS 8TH: Piniella singled to center; Oliver struck out;
Sorrell singled to left [Piniella to third]; Severson singled to
center [Piniella scored, Sorrell to second]; SCHAAL BATTED FOR
WRIGHT; LAGROW REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING); Schaal singled to
center [Sorrell to third, Severson to second]; Debut game for
Lerrin LaGrow; SCHERMAN REPLACED LAGROW (PITCHING); Kelly
struck out; Rojas lined to center; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals
5, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 8TH: SCHAAL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); ABERNATHY
REPLACED SORRELL (PITCHING); G. Brown singled to right; Cash
homered [G. Brown scored]; Freehan doubled to left; Wert out on
a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Freehan to third]; Freehan
was out trying to advance to home (catcher to third); Gutierrez
was called out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Tigers 6.

ROYALS 9TH: MADDOX REPLACED G. BROWN (PLAYING LF); Otis struck
out; Kirkpatrick was called out on strikes; Piniella singled;
Oliver homered [Piniella scored]; Abernathy struck out; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Tigers 6.

TIGERS 9TH: JONES BATTED FOR SCHERMAN; Jones struck out;
McAuliffe walked; Stanley grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [McAuliffe out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 7, Tigers 6.



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