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Friday July 31, 1970
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Two gift runs enabled the Orioles to defeat the Royals, 3-1, behind the five-hit pitching of Dave McNally. Bill Butler, who started for the Royals, strained a shoulder muscle in the first inning and gave way in the second to Dave Morehead, who presented the Orioles with a run by walking Merv Rettenmund with the bases loaded. Mark Belanger singled, stole second and scored on a single by Rettenmund in the fourth. The Orioles' last run was a gift on an error in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 3, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Friday, July 31, 1970 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  5  2
Orioles      0  1  0    1  0  0    0  1  x  -   3  9  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .248      Rettenmund lf         1   0   1   2     3   0   .286
Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .212      Blair cf              3   0   1   0     0   0   .236
  Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .357      F. Robinson rf        4   0   0   0     0   2   .317
Otis cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .293      Powell 1b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .316
Piniella lf           4   1   2   0     0   0   .305      B. Robinson 3b        3   1   2   0     1   0   .291
Oliver 1b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .272      Johnson 2b            3   0   1   0     0   0   .298
Schaal 3b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .248      Etchebarren c         3   1   1   0     1   1   .224
Rodriguez c           2   0   0   1     0   0   .247      Belanger ss           4   1   3   0     0   0   .199
Severson ss,2b        3   0   0   0     0   1   .252      McNally p             3   0   0   0     1   1   .148
Butler p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .054
  Morehead p          2   0   0   0     0   1   .172
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .159
  Hernandez ss        0   0   0   0     0   0   .232

Totals               31   1   5   1     0   6             Totals               28   3   9   2     6   4

Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 10,159
Left on Base: Royals 4, Orioles 9
DP: Royals 3, Orioles 0
Errors: Fitzmorris, Severson
Stolen Bases: Belanger (7), Rettenmund (6)
Sacrifice Hits: Blair (4), Johnson (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Rodriguez (4)
GIDP: F. Robinson (11), Johnson (6), Etchebarren (7)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler                  1     1   0   0   2   0   0   5   3.88
Morehead L(2-5)         6     6   2   2   4   4   0  26   3.48
Fitzmorris              1     2   1   0   0   0   0   5   3.56
Totals                  8     9   3   2   6   4   0  36

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McNally W(14-7)         9     5   1   1   0   6   0  32   4.01
Totals                  9     5   1   1   0   6   0  32

Umpires: HP - Merle Anthony, 1B - Bob Stewart, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Red Flaherty


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly was called out on strikes; Rojas flied out to
left; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Rettenmund walked; Blair singled to left
[Rettenmund to second]; F. Robinson grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Rettenmund to third, Blair out at
second]; Powell popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella singled to center; Oliver was called out on
strikes; Schaal flied out to right; Rodriguez grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: B. Robinson walked; MOREHEAD REPLACED BUTLER
(PITCHING); Johnson grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [B. Robinson out at second]; Etchebarren
walked; Belanger singled to shortstop [Etchebarren to third,
Belanger to second (error by Severson)]; McNally walked;
Rettenmund walked [Etchebarren scored, Belanger to third,
McNally to second]; Blair forced Rettenmund (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Severson struck out; Morehead popped to first in
foul territory; Kelly grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: F. Robinson struck out; Powell grounded out (first
to pitcher); B. Robinson singled to left; Johnson forced B.
Robinson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Orioles 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas made an out to second; Otis singled to left;
Piniella lined to second; Oliver flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: Etchebarren struck out; Belanger singled to right;
Belanger stole second; McNally lined to left; Rettenmund singled
to center [Belanger scored]; Rettenmund stole second; Blair made
an out to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal popped to first in foul territory; Rodriguez
grounded out (second to first); Severson flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 5TH: F. Robinson flied out to left; Powell grounded out
(third to first); B. Robinson flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Morehead struck out; Kelly flied out to left; Rojas
singled to left; Otis flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 6TH: Johnson singled to left; Etchebarren grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Johnson out at
second]; Belanger singled to center; McNally struck out; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella singled to left; Oliver singled to right
[Piniella to third]; Schaal struck out; Rodriguez hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Piniella scored]; Severson forced Oliver
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles
2.

ORIOLES 7TH: Rettenmund walked; Blair out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Rettenmund to second]; F. Robinson struck out;
Powell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 8TH: TAYLOR BATTED FOR MOREHEAD; Taylor was called out on
strikes; Kelly grounded out (second to first); Rojas flied out
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 8TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED TAYLOR (PLAYING SS); FITZMORRIS
REPLACED ROJAS (PITCHING); SEVERSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
2B); B. Robinson singled to right; Johnson out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [B. Robinson to second]; Etchebarren
singled to pitcher [B. Robinson scored (error by Fitzmorris)
(unearned), Etchebarren to second]; Belanger grounded out
(shortstop to first); McNally made an out to shortstop; 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 3.

ROYALS 9TH: Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella
flied out to right; Oliver grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 3.



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