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Carl Yastrzemski batted in five runs with a homer and a double to lead the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory in the first game of a twi-night doubleheader, but the Royals came back to win the second game, 4-3. Jim Rooker held the Red Sox to one hit in the lidlifter until the sixth inning when Gary Peters walked, Mike Andrews singled, Reggie Smith doubled for one run and Yastrzemski homered for three more. Andrews walked and Smith singled ahead of Yastrzemski's double in the seventh.

Bob Oliver homered with a man on base for the Royals in the ninth and then hit for the circuit again in the nightcap to account for Kayeee crew's third run. The Red Sox picked up a pair in the sixth when Dick Schofield singled and Smith homered. Billy Conigliaro doubled and Carmen Fanzone singled to tie the score in the seventh, but the Royals won the game in the fifth when Lou Piniella doubled and Paul Schaal singled. [The Sporting News]


Boston Red Sox 7, Kansas City Royals 4 (Game 1)

Game Played on Wednesday, August 12, 1970 (Night game) at Fenway Park

Royals       0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  2  -   4 12  0
Red Sox      0  0  0    0  0  4    2  1  x  -   7  8  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   0   0   0     1   2   .237      Andrews 2b            3   2   2   0     1   1   .224
Rojas 2b              5   2   2   0     0   0   .241      Smith cf              4   2   2   1     0   0   .305
Otis cf               5   0   1   0     0   1   .288      Yastrzemski 1b        4   1   2   5     0   0   .331
Piniella lf           4   0   1   2     1   0   .311      T. Conigliaro rf      4   0   0   0     0   2   .277
Oliver 1b             5   1   2   2     0   1   .259      Petrocelli ss         4   0   0   0     0   0   .256
Schaal 3b             5   0   1   0     0   0   .257      B. Conigliaro lf      3   1   1   0     1   0   .281
Severson ss           4   0   3   0     0   1   .276      Kennedy 3b            3   0   1   1     1   0   .275
Rodriguez c           3   0   1   0     1   0   .239      Moses c               4   0   0   0     0   1   .264
Rooker p              3   1   1   0     0   2   .208      Peters p              2   1   0   0     1   0   .281
  Morehead p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .161
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .174
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               39   4  12   4     3   8             Totals               31   7   8   7     4   4

Time of Game: 2:24
Left on Base: Royals 11, Red Sox 4
DP: Royals 1, Red Sox 0
Doubles: Rojas (7), Severson 2 (7), Oliver (18), Smith (23), Yastrzemski (21), B. Conigliaro (5), Kennedy (7)
Triples: Piniella (4)
Home Runs: Oliver (23), Yastrzemski (31)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(7-12)          5     4   4   4   2   3   1  21   3.50
Morehead                2     2   2   2   2   1   0  10   3.51
Wright                  1     2   1   1   0   0   0   4   5.24
Totals                  8     8   7   7   4   4   1  35

Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peters W(11-9)          9    12   4   4   3   8   1  42   4.08
Totals                  9    12   4   4   3   8   1  42

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Rojas flied out to center; Otis
singled [Kelly to third]; Piniella walked [Otis to second];
Oliver struck out; Schaal made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Royals 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 1ST: Andrews singled to left; Smith grounded out (first
unassisted) [Andrews to second]; Yastrzemski made an out to
shortstop; T. Conigliaro struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Red Sox 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Severson was called out on strikes; Rodriguez
singled to left; Rooker struck out; Kelly was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Petrocelli made an out to second; B. Conigliaro
made an out to second; Kennedy flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Red Sox 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rojas grounded out (third to first); Otis was called
out on strikes; Piniella flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Moses grounded out (shortstop to first); Peters
grounded out (third to first); Andrews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Red Sox 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver popped to catcher in foul territory; Schaal
lined to center; Severson singled to left; Rodriguez lined to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Smith grounded out (third to first); Yastrzemski
grounded out (first to pitcher); T. Conigliaro struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Red Sox 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Rooker singled to left; Kelly made an out to
shortstop; Rojas doubled to left [Rooker to third]; Otis made an
out to second; Piniella tripled to center [Rooker scored, Rojas
scored]; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 5TH: Petrocelli popped to catcher in foul territory; B.
Conigliaro made an out to third; Kennedy walked; Moses grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Red Sox 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Schaal singled to left; Severson doubled to left
[Schaal to third]; Rodriguez walked; Rooker struck out; Kelly
struck out; Rojas flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
Royals 2, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 6TH: Peters walked; Andrews singled to left [Peters to
second]; Smith doubled [Peters scored, Andrews to third];
Yastrzemski homered [Andrews scored, Smith scored]; MOREHEAD
REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); T. Conigliaro made an out to third;
Petrocelli grounded out (shortstop to first); B. Conigliaro
walked; Kennedy flied out to center; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 2, Red Sox 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Otis flied out to center; Piniella made an out to
third; Oliver doubled to center; Schaal grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Red Sox 4.

RED SOX 7TH: Moses struck out; Peters flied out to left; Andrews
walked; Smith singled to right [Andrews to third]; Yastrzemski
doubled [Andrews scored, Smith scored]; T. Conigliaro popped to
catcher in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Red
Sox 6.

ROYALS 8TH: Severson doubled to left; Rodriguez grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Severson to third]; TAYLOR BATTED FOR
MOREHEAD; Taylor struck out; Kelly lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Red Sox 6.

RED SOX 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Petrocelli made
an out to third; B. Conigliaro doubled to left; Kennedy doubled
to left [B. Conigliaro scored]; Moses lined into a double play
(left to second) [Kennedy out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 2, Red Sox 7.

ROYALS 9TH: Rojas singled to center; Otis popped to first in
foul territory; Piniella lined to right; Oliver homered [Rojas
scored]; Schaal grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 4, Red Sox 7.



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