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Wednesday July 29, 1970
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Taking advantage of an error by Lou Piniella with two out in the fifth inning, the Tigers scored six unearned runs and defeated the Royals, 10-3. When Piniella dropped a fly by Dick McAuliffe, two runs scored. Bill Freehan followed with a triple for two more and Don Wert marked his 32nd birthday with a homer to cap the gift stanza. Mickey Stanley hit two homers for the Tigers. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 10, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Wednesday, July 29, 1970 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Royals       1  0  0    0  0  0    2  0  0  -   3  8  1
Tigers       1  0  0    0  6  2    0  1  x  -  10 11  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   1   2   0     0   1   .248      Stanley cf            4   3   2   2     1   0   .268
Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .202      McAuliffe 2b          5   2   2   0     0   2   .266
Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   2   .297      Kaline 1b             3   2   2   1     1   0   .288
Piniella lf           3   0   1   1     1   1   .300        Cash 1b             1   0   0   0     0   1   .251
Oliver 1b             4   0   1   0     0   2   .270      Freehan c             4   1   2   3     1   0   .237
Schaal 3b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .257      Wert 3b               4   1   1   2     0   1   .235
Rodriguez c           4   1   2   0     0   0   .242      Maddox rf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .235
Severson ss           3   0   1   1     1   1   .270      I. Brown lf           3   0   0   0     1   2   .279
Rooker p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .200      Gutierrez ss          4   0   1   0     0   0   .251
  Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .357      Cain p                3   1   0   0     0   1   .093
  Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .152        Timmermann p        1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Bunker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .111
  Kirkpatrick ph      1   0   0   0     0   0   .230

Totals               34   3   8   2     2  10             Totals               35  10  11   8     5   8

Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 13,886
Left on Base: Royals 6, Tigers 6
DP: Royals 1, Tigers 1
Errors: Piniella, I. Brown
Doubles: Piniella (16), Severson (2), Kaline (15)
Triples: Freehan (3)
Home Runs: Stanley 2 (9), Wert (4)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (26), Maddox 2 (2)
GIDP: Schaal (7), Freehan (9)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(7-10)          4.2   6   7   1   3   5   2  24   3.11
Fitzmorris              1.1   3   2   2   1   0   0   8   3.62
Bunker                  2     2   1   1   1   3   1   8   7.93
Totals                  8    11  10   4   5   8   3  40

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cain W(10-3)            6.1   7   3   3   2   7   0  27   3.66
Timmermann SV(18)       2.2   1   0   0   0   3   0   9   3.35
Totals                  9     8   3   3   2  10   0  36

Wild Pitches: Fitzmorris (9)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to left; Kelly stole second; Rojas
struck out; Otis flied out to right; Piniella doubled to left
[Kelly scored]; Oliver flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Stanley homered; McAuliffe struck out; Kaline
singled to left; Freehan walked [Kaline to second]; Wert struck
out; Maddox flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1,
Tigers 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Schaal made an out to second; Rodriguez flied out to
left; Severson walked; Rooker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 2ND: I. Brown grounded out (shortstop to first);
Gutierrez grounded out (shortstop to first); Cain was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly was called out on strikes; Rojas lined to
right; Otis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers
1.

TIGERS 3RD: Stanley lined to left; McAuliffe struck out; Kaline
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
1, Tigers 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella struck out; Oliver singled to right; Schaal
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [Oliver out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Freehan grounded out (pitcher to first); Wert popped
to first; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Rodriguez flied out to left; Severson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rooker was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: I. Brown struck out; Gutierrez singled to right;
Cain forced Gutierrez (pitcher to shortstop); Stanley walked
[Cain to second]; McAuliffe reached on an error by Piniella
[Cain scored (unearned) (no RBI), Stanley scored (unearned) (no
RBI), McAuliffe to second]; Kaline walked; Freehan tripled
[McAuliffe scored (unearned), Kaline scored (unearned)]; Wert
homered (unearned) [Freehan scored (unearned)]; Maddox singled
to left; FITZMORRIS REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Maddox stole
second; I. Brown walked; Gutierrez lined to shortstop; 6 R (0
ER), 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 7.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly singled to right; Rojas grounded out (third to
first) [Kelly to second]; Otis grounded out (third to first);
Piniella walked; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 1, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 6TH: Cain grounded out (second to first); Stanley flied
out to right; McAuliffe singled to right; Kaline doubled to left
[McAuliffe scored]; Freehan singled to left [Kaline scored];
Fitzmorris threw a wild pitch [Freehan to second]; Wert grounded
out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Tigers 9.

ROYALS 7TH: CASH REPLACED KALINE (PLAYING 1B); Schaal singled to
left; Rodriguez singled to right [Schaal to second]; Severson
doubled to left [Schaal scored, Rodriguez scored (error by I.
Brown) (no RBI)]; CAMPANIS BATTED FOR FITZMORRIS; Campanis
grounded out (third to first) [Severson to third]; TIMMERMANN
REPLACED CAIN (PITCHING); Kelly lined to center; Rojas grounded
out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Tigers 9.

TIGERS 7TH: BUNKER REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Maddox walked;
Maddox stole second; I. Brown struck out; Gutierrez flied out to
right; Timmermann struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3,
Tigers 9.

ROYALS 8TH: Otis struck out; Piniella flied out to right; Oliver
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Tigers 9.

TIGERS 8TH: Stanley homered; McAuliffe singled to center; Cash
struck out; Freehan grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [McAuliffe out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 3, Tigers 10.

ROYALS 9TH: Schaal grounded out (pitcher to first); Rodriguez
singled to left; Severson was called out on strikes; KIRKPATRICK
BATTED FOR BUNKER; Kirkpatrick flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, Tigers 10.



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