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The Royals, after being held scoreless on two hits off Diego Segui in the first six innings, exploded for five runs in the seventh, including homers by Amos Otis and Bob Oliver, to defeat the Athletics, 5-3. The A's runs counted in the second, two being forced home on passes with the bases loaded. Otis broke Segul's mastery with his homer to lead off the seventh. Lou Piniella singled and Oliver followed with a homer to kayo Segui.

The A's called on three relievers before the side was retired, but not until the Royals added their other runs. A single by Paul Schaal, pass to Jim Campanis and single by Pat Kelly produced the tie-breaking tally. Then, after Cookie Rojas singled to load the bases, Otis, up for a second time, walked to force in an extra run. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 5, Oakland Athletics 3

Game Played on Thursday, August 6, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

A's          0  3  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  3  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    5  0  x  -   5  8  1


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   0   0   1     1   1   .269      Kelly rf              4   0   1   1     0   0   .239
Monday cf             4   0   1   1     1   1   .305      Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .229
Alou lf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .288      Otis cf               3   1   1   2     1   1   .292
Bando 3b              3   1   0   0     1   1   .267      Piniella lf           4   1   1   0     0   0   .315
Davis rf              4   1   0   0     0   0   .276      Kirkpatrick c         1   0   0   0     0   1   .228
Mincher 1b            1   0   0   0     2   0   .248        Rodriguez c         3   0   0   0     0   0   .232
Fernandez c           3   1   1   1     0   0   .222      Oliver 1b             4   1   1   2     0   1   .265
  Jackson ph          0   0   0   0     1   0   .232      Schaal 3b             3   1   1   0     0   0   .263
  Duncan c            0   0   0   0     0   0   .245      Severson ss           4   0   1   0     0   1   .234
Green 2b              2   0   0   0     1   1   .181      Rooker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
  Donaldson ph,2b     1   0   0   0     0   0   .273        Fitzmorris p        2   0   1   0     0   1   .353
Segui p               3   0   0   0     0   2   .080        Sorrell ph          0   0   0   0     0   0   .286
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Campanis ph         0   1   0   0     1   0   .143
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .100
  Lachemann p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hovley ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .264

Totals               30   3   3   3     7   6             Totals               32   5   8   5     2   5

Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance:  9,833
Left on Base: A's 8, Royals 6
DP: A's 0, Royals 0
Errors: Rojas
Home Runs: Otis (11), Oliver (22)
Sacrifice Hits: Mincher (2)
Hit by Pitch: Schaal (1,by Lachemann)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Segui                   6.1   5   3   3   0   3   2  24   2.59
Locker L(1-2)           0.1   1   1   1   0   1   0   2   3.15
Lindblad                0     1   1   1   1   0   0   2   3.45
Lachemann               1.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   7   2.45
Totals                  8     8   5   5   2   5   2  35

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker                  1.2   1   3   1   4   1   0  11   3.43
Fitzmorris W(5-3)       5.1   2   0   0   1   4   0  19   3.39
Abernathy SV(5)         2     0   0   0   2   1   0   8   2.29
Totals                  9     3   3   1   7   6   0  38

Hit by Pitch: Lachemann (2)
Wild Pitches: Locker (4)

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Jim Honochick, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Jake O'Donnell


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to right; Monday grounded
out (shortstop to first); Alou flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Rojas grounded
out (pitcher to first); Otis was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando walked; Davis reached on an error by Rojas
[Bando to second, Davis to first]; Mincher out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Bando to third, Davis to second];
Fernandez singled [Bando scored, Davis to third]; Green walked
[Fernandez to second]; Segui struck out; Campaneris walked
[Davis scored (unearned), Fernandez to third, Green to second];
Monday walked [Fernandez scored (unearned), Green to third,
Campaneris to second]; FITZMORRIS REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING);
Alou flied out to center; 3 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella popped to second in foul territory;
Kirkpatrick was called out on strikes; Ed Kirkpatrick ejected
by HP umpire George Maloney; Oliver grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: RODRIGUEZ REPLACED KIRKPATRICK (PLAYING C );
Bando struck out; Davis flied out to right; Mincher grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal flied out to right; Severson singled to
center; Fitzmorris singled to center [Severson to second]; Kelly
grounded out (first unassisted) [Severson to third, Fitzmorris
to second]; Rojas popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Fernandez grounded out (third to first); Green
grounded out (third to first); Segui popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis flied out to center; Piniella flied out to
right; Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Campaneris grounded out (second to first); Monday
singled to center; Alou singled to left [Monday to second];
Bando grounded out (second to first) [Monday to third, Alou to
second]; Davis grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Oliver popped to first in foul territory; Schaal
lined to shortstop; Severson made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Mincher walked; Fernandez flied out to center;
Green struck out; Segui struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Fitzmorris was called out on strikes; Kelly made an
out to second; Rojas popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Campaneris popped to third in foul territory;
Monday struck out; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Otis homered; Piniella singled to center; Rodriguez
made an out to second; Oliver homered [Piniella scored]; LOCKER
REPLACED SEGUI (PITCHING); Schaal singled to center; Locker
threw a wild pitch [Schaal to second]; Severson struck out;
SORRELL BATTED FOR FITZMORRIS; LINDBLAD REPLACED LOCKER
(PITCHING); CAMPANIS BATTED FOR SORRELL; Campanis walked; Kelly
singled to center [Schaal scored, Campanis to second]; LACHEMANN
REPLACED LINDBLAD (PITCHING); Rojas singled [Campanis to third,
Kelly to second]; Otis walked [Campanis scored, Kelly to third,
Rojas to second]; Piniella flied out to right; 5 R, 6 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Bando
popped to catcher in foul territory; Davis flied out to center;
Mincher walked; JACKSON BATTED FOR FERNANDEZ; Jackson walked
[Mincher to second]; DONALDSON BATTED FOR GREEN; Donaldson
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics
3, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: DUNCAN REPLACED JACKSON (PLAYING C ); DONALDSON
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Rodriguez made an out to shortstop;
Oliver struck out; Schaal was hit by a pitch; Severson flied out
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 5.

ATHLETICS 9TH: HOVLEY BATTED FOR LACHEMANN; Hovley grounded out
(first unassisted); Campaneris struck out; Monday grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 5.



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