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Rich Severson smashed his first major league homer in the opening game, connecting with two men on base, and added four straight hits in the second game to lead the Royals to a sweep of twi-night doubleheader with the Brewers, 4-0 and 10-2. Cookie Rojas also had four hits for the Royals in the nightcap.

Severson rapped his homer in the second inning of the lidlifter with Bob Oliver and Paul Schaal on base. Amos Otis doubled and Lou Piniella singled for the other run in the third. Bob Johnson was the winner with the help of Ted Abernathy, who retired Ted Kubiak with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth. Rojas batted in three of the Royals' runs in the nightcap. Mike Hegan hit a homer for Brewers in the eighth inning. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, Milwaukee Brewers 0 (Game 1)

Game Played on Friday, August 7, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Brewers      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  0
Royals       0  3  1    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  7  0


Brewers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Snyder lf             4   0   0   0     0   1   .249      Kelly rf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .239
Pena ss               4   0   0   0     0   2   .244      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .225
May cf                4   0   1   0     0   1   .236      Otis cf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .291
Hegan 1b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .240      Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .314
Burda rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .227      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     0   0   .225
McNertney c           3   0   1   0     0   2   .260      Oliver 1b             3   1   1   0     0   1   .266
  Francona ph         0   0   0   0     1   0   .230      Schaal 3b             2   1   1   0     1   0   .265
Gil 3b                1   0   0   0     2   0   .183      Severson ss           3   1   1   3     0   0   .237
  Savage ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .291      Johnson p             3   0   1   0     0   1   .111
Kubiak 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .253        Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .100
Lockwood p            2   0   0   0     0   0   .281
  Smith ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .444
  Gelnar p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               31   0   5   0     4   6             Totals               30   4   7   4     1   2

Time of Game: 2:00
Left on Base: Brewers 8, Royals 3
DP: Brewers 0, Royals 1
Doubles: Otis (24), Johnson (1), Kelly (12)
Home Runs: Severson (1)
Stolen Bases: Otis (22)
Caught Stealing: Schaal (3)
GIDP: Snyder (5)


Brewers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lockwood L(1-9)         7     6   4   4   1   2   1  27   5.37
Gelnar                  1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   4.97
Totals                  8     7   4   4   1   2   1  31

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson W(5-7)          8.2   5   0   0   4   6   0  34   3.14
Abernathy SV(6)         0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.28
Totals                  9     5   0   0   4   6   0  35

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


BREWERS 1ST: Snyder struck out; Pena grounded out (shortstop to
first); May grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (first to pitcher); Rojas
grounded out (third to first); Otis grounded out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 0.

BREWERS 2ND: Hegan flied out to center; Burda grounded out
(shortstop to first); McNertney struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella flied out to right; Kirkpatrick made an out
to first; Oliver singled to left; Schaal walked [Oliver to
second]; Severson homered [Oliver scored, Schaal scored];
Johnson grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 0, Royals 3.

BREWERS 3RD: Gil lined to center; Kubiak grounded out (second to
first); Lockwood grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly flied out to left; Rojas grounded out
(shortstop to first); Otis doubled to left; Piniella singled to
center [Otis scored]; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 4.

BREWERS 4TH: Snyder flied out to left; Pena struck out; May
singled; Hegan flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers
0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal
grounded out (shortstop to first); Severson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 4.

BREWERS 5TH: Burda grounded out (first to pitcher); McNertney
was called out on strikes; Gil walked; Kubiak singled to center
[Gil to second]; Lockwood popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 5TH: Johnson doubled to right; Kelly popped to third in
foul territory; Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 0,
Royals 4.

BREWERS 6TH: On a bunt Snyder made an out to second; Pena flied
out to center; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella flied out to center; Kirkpatrick popped to
first in foul territory; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 4.

BREWERS 7TH: Hegan flied out to center; Burda flied out to
right; McNertney singled to right; Gil walked [McNertney to
second]; Kubiak lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Brewers 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Schaal singled to center; Schaal was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Severson grounded out (third to
first); Johnson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Brewers 0, Royals 4.

BREWERS 8TH: SMITH BATTED FOR LOCKWOOD; Smith singled to left;
Snyder grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Smith out at second]; Pena struck out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: GELNAR REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); Kelly doubled to
left; Rojas grounded out (first unassisted) [Kelly to third];
Otis reached on a fielder's choice [Kelly out at home (shortstop
to catcher)]; Otis stole second; Piniella flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 4.

BREWERS 9TH: May lined to center; Hegan singled to right; Burda
flied out to right; FRANCONA BATTED FOR MCNERTNEY; Francona
walked [Hegan to second]; SAVAGE BATTED FOR GIL; Savage walked
[Hegan to third, Francona to second]; ABERNATHY REPLACED JOHNSON
(PITCHING); Kubiak lined to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
Brewers 0, Royals 4.



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