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Sunday August 2, 1970
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The Orioles posted a 10-8 victory to complete the sweep of their 12-game season series with the Royals and extend their domination of the expansion club to 23 straight games over two seasons. The Orioles knocked out Jim Rooker before he could retire a batter and piled up five runs in the first inning. After Merv Rettenmund and Paul Blair singled and Frank Robinson walked to load the bases, Brooks Robinson batted in two runs with a single and Curt Motton drove in two more with a triple. Dave Johnson doubled off reliever Al Fitzmorris to plate a fifth run.

Motton homered with two men on base in the fourth before Andy Etchebarren provided the Orioles' winning margin with a two-run single in the sixth. Amos Otis hit a homer for the Royals. Mike Cuellar, who started for the Orioles, was chased in the sixth inning but received credit for his 15th victory. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 10, Kansas City Royals 8

Game Played on Sunday, August 2, 1970 (Day game) at Memorial Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    2  0  3    1  0  2  -   8 13  1
Orioles      5  0  0    3  0  2    0  0  x  -  10 12  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   2   1   0     1   0   .246      Rettenmund rf         4   1   1   0     1   1   .296
Rojas 2b              4   2   3   1     1   0   .222      Blair cf              5   2   4   0     0   0   .246
  Burgmeier pr        0   0   0   0     0   0   .222      F. Robinson 1b        1   2   0   0     2   1   .318
Otis cf               5   2   2   2     0   2   .297        Crowley 1b          2   1   1   0     0   0   .268
Piniella lf           5   0   3   1     0   0   .309      B. Robinson 3b        4   2   1   2     1   1   .288
Oliver 1b             5   0   0   0     0   1   .271      Motton lf             4   2   2   5     0   1   .250
Schaal 3b             3   0   1   2     1   0   .248      Johnson 2b            4   0   1   1     1   0   .301
Severson ss           2   0   0   0     0   0   .239      Etchebarren c         4   0   2   2     0   0   .233
  Kirkpatrick ph      1   0   0   0     0   0   .225      Belanger ss           3   0   0   0     1   0   .195
  Hernandez ss        1   0   1   0     0   0   .236      Cuellar p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .093
Rodriguez c           4   0   0   0     0   1   .241        Hall p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .111
Rooker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Watt p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Fitzmorris p        1   0   0   0     0   1   .333
  Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .146
  Bunker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .111
  Taylor ph           1   1   1   0     0   0   .178
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Sorrell ph          1   1   1   0     0   0   .289

Totals               38   8  13   6     3   6             Totals               34  10  12  10     6   5

Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 12,108
Left on Base: Royals 6, Orioles 8
DP: Royals 1, Orioles 1
Errors: Schaal, Blair, Crowley
Doubles: Rojas (5), Johnson (18), Blair 2 (19)
Triples: Motton (1), Etchebarren (1)
Home Runs: Otis (10), Motton (2)
Stolen Bases: Piniella (2), Blair (15)
Caught Stealing: Rojas (5)
Sacrifice Hits: Cuellar (7), Motton (1)
GIDP: Rojas (5)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(7-11)          0     4   5   5   1   0   0   5   3.40
Fitzmorris              4     5   3   3   2   4   1  19   3.75
Bunker                  2     2   2   1   3   0   0  11   7.77
Wright                  2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7   5.36
Totals                  8    12  10   9   6   5   1  42

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cuellar W(15-6)         5.1   8   5   5   2   5   1  24   3.91
Hall                    2.2   5   3   2   1   1   0  14   2.86
Watt SV(9)              1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.82
Totals                  9    13   8   7   3   6   1  41

Wild Pitches: Wright (1)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (first unassisted); Rojas singled
to left; Rojas was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Otis struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Rettenmund singled to center; On a bunt Blair
singled [Rettenmund to second]; F. Robinson walked [Rettenmund
to third, Blair to second]; B. Robinson singled to left
[Rettenmund scored, Blair scored, F. Robinson to second]; Motton
tripled to right [F. Robinson scored, B. Robinson scored];
FITZMORRIS REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Johnson doubled [Motton
scored]; Etchebarren flied out to center [Johnson to third];
Belanger reached on a fielder's choice [Johnson out at home
(third to catcher), Belanger to second]; Cuellar struck out; 5
R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 5.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella singled to center; Oliver flied out to
right; Schaal forced Piniella (third to second); Severson made
an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 5.

ORIOLES 2ND: Rettenmund grounded out (pitcher to first); Blair
doubled to center; F. Robinson struck out; B. Robinson walked;
Motton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 5.

ROYALS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Fitzmorris struck out; Kelly flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Orioles 5.

ORIOLES 3RD: Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Etchebarren tripled to left; Belanger reached on a fielder's
choice [Etchebarren out at home (third to catcher to third)];
Cuellar grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Orioles 5.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas doubled to left; Otis homered [Rojas scored];
Piniella singled to first; Piniella was picked off first
(catcher to first); Oliver struck out; Schaal grounded out
(third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Orioles 5.

ORIOLES 4TH: Rettenmund grounded out (shortstop to first); Blair
singled to center; F. Robinson walked [Blair to second]; Blair
stole third; B. Robinson struck out; Motton homered [Blair
scored, F. Robinson scored]; Johnson lined to shortstop; 3 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Orioles 8.

ROYALS 5TH: CROWLEY REPLACED F. ROBINSON (PLAYING 1B); Severson
grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez struck out; CAMPANIS
BATTED FOR FITZMORRIS; Campanis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 2, Orioles 8.

ORIOLES 5TH: BUNKER REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Etchebarren
lined to shortstop; Belanger walked; Cuellar out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Belanger to second]; Rettenmund walked;
Blair flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2,
Orioles 8.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly walked; Rojas walked [Kelly to second]; Otis
singled to third [Kelly to third, Rojas to second]; Piniella
singled to center [Kelly scored, Rojas to third, Otis to
second]; Oliver popped to first in foul territory; Schaal
singled to center [Rojas scored, Otis scored, Piniella to
second]; HALL REPLACED CUELLAR (PITCHING); KIRKPATRICK BATTED
FOR SEVERSON; Piniella stole third; Kirkpatrick made an out to
second; Rodriguez flied out to right; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 5, Orioles 8.

ORIOLES 6TH: HERNANDEZ REPLACED KIRKPATRICK (PLAYING SS);
Crowley singled to first; B. Robinson reached on an error by
Schaal [Crowley to second]; Motton out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Crowley to third, B. Robinson to second];
Johnson was walked intentionally; Etchebarren singled to center
[Crowley scored, B. Robinson scored (unearned), Johnson to
third]; Belanger hit into a double play (center to catcher)
[Johnson out at home]; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5,
Orioles 10.

ROYALS 7TH: TAYLOR BATTED FOR BUNKER; Taylor singled to center;
Kelly reached on an error by Crowley [Taylor to third, Kelly to
first]; Rojas grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Taylor scored (unearned), Kelly out at second]; Otis
struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Orioles 10.

ORIOLES 7TH: WRIGHT REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Hall lined to
second; Rettenmund struck out; Blair doubled to left; Wright
threw a wild pitch [Blair to third]; Crowley grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 6, Orioles
10.

ROYALS 8TH: Piniella lined to second; Oliver flied out to
center; Schaal walked; Hernandez singled to center [Schaal to
second]; Rodriguez flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 6, Orioles 10.

ORIOLES 8TH: B. Robinson flied out to center; Motton flied out
to center; Johnson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Orioles 10.

ROYALS 9TH: SORRELL BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Sorrell singled to left;
Kelly singled to center [Sorrell scored (error by Blair), Kelly
to second]; Rojas singled to left [Kelly scored]; BURGMEIER RAN
FOR ROJAS; WATT REPLACED HALL (PITCHING); Otis forced Burgmeier
(shortstop to second); Piniella forced Otis (shortstop to
second); Oliver forced Piniella (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 8, Orioles 10.



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