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Tuesday August 4, 1970
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Tommy John extended his personal winning streak to five games by pitching the White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Royals. The lefthander also continued his mastery of the Royals, beating the expansion club for the fifth straight time, including three in a row in 1969. The Royals' run in the fourth inning was unearned. The White Sox tied the score on two walks and a single by Duane Josephson in their half of the fourth and added the winning run on a homer by Syd O'Brien in the fifth. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 2, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Tuesday, August 4, 1970 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
White Sox    0  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  x  -   2  7  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              5   0   0   0     0   1   .239      O'Brien 3b            4   1   2   1     0   0   .265
Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .227      Aparicio ss           2   1   0   0     2   0   .316
Otis cf               3   1   1   0     1   1   .294      May lf                3   0   0   0     1   1   .293
Piniella lf           3   0   2   0     1   0   .319      Melton rf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .273
Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   2   .268      Josephson c           4   0   1   1     0   0   .313
Schaal 3b             3   0   2   1     1   0   .258      Spence 1b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .205
Severson ss           4   0   1   0     0   2   .240      Berry cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .256
Rodriguez c           4   0   0   0     0   1   .236      Knoop 2b              3   0   2   0     0   0   .221
  Hernandez pr        0   0   0   0     0   0   .235      John p                3   0   0   0     0   0   .164
Butler p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .051
  Taylor ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .178
  Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Kirkpatrick pr      0   0   0   0     0   0   .232

Totals               33   1   6   1     4   8             Totals               30   2   7   2     4   1

Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance:  4,533
Left on Base: Royals 9, White Sox 8
DP: Royals 1, White Sox 1
Errors: O'Brien
Home Runs: O'Brien (4)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler L(3-10)          6     5   2   2   4   1   1  27   3.84
Fitzmorris              2     2   0   0   0   0   0   7   3.64
Totals                  8     7   2   2   4   1   1  34

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
John W(10-12)           9     6   1   0   4   8   0  37   3.21
Totals                  9     6   1   0   4   8   0  37

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Rojas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Otis grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: O'Brien grounded out (second to first); Aparicio
popped to catcher in foul territory; May struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella singled to center; Oliver struck out while
Piniella was out trying to advance to second (catcher to
second); Schaal singled to third; Severson struck out; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Melton grounded out (shortstop to first);
Josephson grounded out (shortstop to first); Spence flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rodriguez struck out; Butler grounded out (pitcher
to first); Kelly was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Berry flied out to center; On a bunt Knoop
singled; On a bunt John forced Knoop (catcher to shortstop);
O'Brien flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
White Sox 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis
singled to center; Piniella flied out to right; Oliver reached
on an error by O'Brien [Otis to second, Oliver to first]; Schaal
singled to center [Otis scored (unearned), Oliver to second];
Severson struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1,
White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Aparicio walked; May flied out to center; Melton
walked [Aparicio to second]; Josephson singled to left [Aparicio
scored, Melton to second]; Spence popped to catcher in foul
territory; Berry made an out to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 1, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Rodriguez flied out to center; Butler struck out;
Kelly grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Knoop lined to center; John made an out to
second; O'Brien homered; Aparicio walked; May walked [Aparicio
to second]; Melton made an out to second; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Rojas made an out to second; Otis struck out;
Piniella singled to left; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Josephson grounded out (third to first); Spence
grounded out (first unassisted); Berry singled to right; Knoop
singled to center [Berry to third]; John forced Knoop (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Schaal walked; Severson made an out to shortstop;
Rodriguez grounded out (third to first) [Schaal to second];
TAYLOR BATTED FOR BUTLER; Taylor was walked intentionally; Kelly
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
1, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); O'Brien
singled to left; Aparicio grounded out (shortstop to first)
[O'Brien to second]; May grounded out (second to first) [O'Brien
to third]; Melton grounded out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Rojas flied out to left; Otis walked; Piniella
walked [Otis to second]; Oliver lined to center; Schaal grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, White
Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Josephson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Spence singled to center; Berry lined into a double play (second
to first) [Spence out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
1, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 9TH: Severson singled to left; Rodriguez forced Severson
(shortstop to second); HERNANDEZ RAN FOR RODRIGUEZ; CAMPANIS
BATTED FOR FITZMORRIS; Campanis forced Hernandez (pitcher to
shortstop); KIRKPATRICK RAN FOR CAMPANIS; Kelly forced
Kirkpatrick (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
1, White Sox 2.



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