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With Jim Palmer pitching a six-hitter to gain a 9-1 victory, the Orioles defeated the Royals for the 22nd straight time to set a major league record. The Orioles' mastery extended over two seasons. It began after the Royals won the first meeting of the two clubs, 4-2, May 9, 1969. The former record of 21 consecutive victories by one club over another was established by Boston against Philadelphia in 1883-84 and was tied by the Yankees against the St. Louis Browns in 1927.

Elrod Hendricks led the Orioles' attack, batting in three runs with a single and a homer. The Royals avoided the shutout when Amos Otis doubled and Lou Piniella singled in the eighth inning. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 9, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Saturday, August 1, 1970 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  6  4
Orioles      1  0  1    4  0  0    0  3  x  -   9 14  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     1   1   .246      Buford lf             5   0   0   0     0   1   .280
Otis cf               4   1   2   0     0   0   .295      Rettenmund cf         5   4   4   1     0   0   .297
Kirkpatrick c         4   0   0   0     0   2   .226      Powell 1b             5   1   1   1     0   1   .314
Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .304      F. Robinson rf        4   0   2   1     1   0   .319
Oliver 1b             3   0   2   0     1   0   .275      Hendricks c           4   1   3   3     1   0   .235
Sorrell 3b            4   0   0   0     0   1   .280      B. Robinson 3b        4   0   0   1     0   1   .289
Severson 2b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .243      Johnson 2b            5   1   3   0     0   0   .302
Hernandez ss          4   0   1   0     0   0   .232      Belanger ss           4   1   0   0     0   1   .197
Drago p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .067      Palmer p              3   1   1   1     0   0   .178
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .149
  O'Riley p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Schaal ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .246

Totals               33   1   6   1     2   5             Totals               39   9  14   8     2   4

Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 13,640
Left on Base: Royals 8, Orioles 10
DP: Royals 0, Orioles 1
Errors: Sorrell 3, Hernandez, Powell, B. Robinson
Doubles: Otis 2 (23)
Home Runs: Hendricks (9)
Stolen Bases: Otis (21)
Sacrifice Hits: Drago (7), Palmer (3)
GIDP: Otis (5)
Hit by Pitch: B. Robinson (4,by Wright)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(6-9)            3.1   8   6   3   1   3   0  20   4.30
Burgmeier               0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3   3.14
Wright                  0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   5.63
O'Riley                 4     5   3   3   0   1   1  18   5.40
Totals                  8    14   9   6   2   4   1  43

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Palmer W(15-7)          9     6   1   1   2   5   0  36   2.82
Totals                  9     6   1   1   2   5   0  36

Hit by Pitch: Wright (5)
Wild Pitches: O'Riley (3)
Balks: Drago (1)

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


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

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford made an out to first; Rettenmund singled to
left; Powell struck out; F. Robinson walked [Rettenmund to
second]; Hendricks singled to right [Rettenmund scored, F.
Robinson to third]; B. Robinson struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella made an out to shortstop; Oliver grounded
out (shortstop to first); Sorrell reached on an error by Powell;
Severson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: Johnson singled to left; Belanger flied out to
center; Palmer forced Johnson (pitcher to shortstop); Buford
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Hernandez singled to center; Drago out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Hernandez to second]; Kelly
struck out; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Rettenmund singled to right; Powell popped to third
in foul territory; F. Robinson singled to right [Rettenmund to
third]; Drago balked [Rettenmund scored, F. Robinson to second];
Hendricks grounded out (second to first) [F. Robinson to third];
B. Robinson popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick struck out; Piniella grounded out
(second to first); Oliver singled to center; Sorrell flied out
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 4TH: Johnson singled to center; Belanger reached on an
error by Sorrell [Johnson to third]; Palmer singled to center
[Johnson scored, Belanger to second]; Buford was called out on
strikes; Rettenmund singled [Belanger scored (unearned), Palmer
to second]; BURGMEIER REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); Powell made an
out to shortstop; F. Robinson singled to right [Palmer scored
(unearned), Rettenmund to third]; Hendricks walked [F. Robinson
to second]; WRIGHT REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); B. Robinson
was hit by a pitch [Rettenmund scored (unearned), F. Robinson to
third, Hendricks to second]; Johnson flied out to left; 4 R (1
ER), 4 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 6.

ROYALS 5TH: Severson reached on an error by B. Robinson;
Hernandez flied out to right; CAMPANIS BATTED FOR WRIGHT;
Campanis made an out to second; Kelly flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 5TH: O'RILEY REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Belanger
grounded out (shortstop to first); Palmer flied out to left;
Buford flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Orioles 6.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis doubled to left; Otis stole third; Kirkpatrick
made an out to shortstop; Piniella flied out to right; Oliver
walked; Sorrell flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
0, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 6TH: Rettenmund grounded out (third to first); Powell
grounded out (first to pitcher); F. Robinson reached on an error
by Sorrell; Hendricks singled [F. Robinson to second]; O'Riley
threw a wild pitch [F. Robinson to third, Hendricks to second];
Sorrell dropped a foul fly hit by B. Robinson for an error; B.
Robinson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 0, Orioles 6.

ROYALS 7TH: Severson lined to third; Hernandez grounded out
(pitcher to shortstop to first); O'Riley made an out to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 7TH: Johnson singled to center; Belanger struck out;
Palmer out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Johnson to
second]; Buford flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Orioles 6.

ROYALS 8TH: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Otis doubled;
Kirkpatrick flied out to center; Piniella singled to left [Otis
scored]; Oliver singled [Piniella to second]; Sorrell struck
out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 8TH: Rettenmund singled to left [Rettenmund to second
(error by Hernandez)]; Powell singled to right [Rettenmund
scored]; F. Robinson lined to third; Hendricks homered [Powell
scored]; B. Robinson flied out to left; Johnson grounded out
(third to first); 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 9.

ROYALS 9TH: Severson popped to third in foul territory;
Hernandez grounded out (third to first); SCHAAL BATTED FOR
O'RILEY; Schaal grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 1, Orioles 9.



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