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Saturday August 15, 1970
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The Yankees rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to edge the Royals, 5-4. Roy White hit his 18th homer of the season in the first, a career high for the Yankee outfielder. The Royals, however, were leading, 4-2, when the Yankees' rally started with singles by Thurman Munson and White. After a sacrifice by Bobby Murcer, Danny Cater singled to tie the score. Cater took second on the throw to the plate and counted the winning run on a single by pinch-hitter Jake Gibbs. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 5, Kansas City Royals 4

Game Played on Saturday, August 15, 1970 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Royals       0  1  1    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   4 10  3
Yankees      1  0  1    0  0  0    0  3  x  -   5 10  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            4   0   0   1     0   1   .222      Clarke 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .254
Rojas 2b              4   1   1   0     1   0   .236      Munson c              4   1   2   1     0   1   .287
Otis cf               4   0   1   0     1   0   .287      White lf              3   2   2   1     1   1   .294
Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   0   .312      Murcer cf             3   0   1   0     0   0   .246
Kirkpatrick c         4   0   1   1     0   0   .230      Cater 1b              4   1   1   2     0   0   .305
Oliver 1b             4   1   2   0     0   1   .264      Lyttle rf             3   0   2   0     0   0   .333
Schaal 3b             4   1   2   0     0   0   .269        Woods ph            0   0   0   0     0   0   .231
Severson ss           3   1   2   1     1   0   .281        Gibbs ph            1   0   1   1     0   0   .289
Bunker p              4   0   0   0     0   1   .067        McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .158
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .222      Baker ss              3   0   1   0     1   0   .375
  Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .167      Kenney 3b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .202
                                                          Stottlemyre p         1   1   0   0     1   0   .172
                                                            Ward ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .266
                                                            Klimkowski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Blefary rf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .215

Totals               35   4  10   3     3   3             Totals               30   5  10   5     4   2

Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 10,098
Left on Base: Royals 8, Yankees 6
DP: Royals 2, Yankees 2
Errors: Spriggs, Kirkpatrick, Oliver, Clarke, Murcer
Doubles: Baker (3)
Home Runs: White (18)
Stolen Bases: Gibbs (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Murcer (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Spriggs (1)
GIDP: Kirkpatrick (7), Piniella (11), Kenney (9)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bunker                  7     7   3   3   3   2   1  29   6.79
Burgmeier L(3-5)        0.1   2   2   2   0   0   0   3   3.33
Abernathy               0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   3   2.24
Totals                  8    10   5   5   4   2   1  35

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre             7     9   4   3   2   3   0  31   3.00
Klimkowski W(5-5)       1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5   3.27
McDaniel SV(16)         1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   1.61
Totals                  9    10   4   3   3   3   0  39

Wild Pitches: Bunker (3)

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Merle Anthony, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Ron Luciano


ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs grounded out (second to first); Rojas
singled to center; Otis singled to left [Rojas to second];
Piniella grounded out (second to first) [Rojas to third, Otis to
second]; Kirkpatrick grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke lined to left; Munson struck out; White
homered; Murcer flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver struck out; Schaal reached on an error by
Clarke [Schaal to first]; Severson forced Schaal (shortstop to
second); Bunker reached on an error by Murcer [Severson scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Bunker to third]; Spriggs was called out on
strikes; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater lined to right; Lyttle singled to right;
Lyttle was picked off first (pitcher to first to second to
pitcher); Baker lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Rojas walked; Otis grounded out (third to first)
[Rojas to second]; Piniella popped to first; Kirkpatrick singled
to second [Rojas scored, Kirkpatrick out at second (second to
catcher to shortstop)]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Yankees
1.

YANKEES 3RD: Kenney walked; Stottlemyre forced Kenney (shortstop
to second); Clarke grounded out (pitcher to first) [Stottlemyre
to second]; Munson singled to right [Stottlemyre scored, Munson
to third (error by Spriggs)]; White walked; Murcer flied out to
center; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver singled to left; Schaal singled to right
[Oliver to third]; Severson singled to center [Oliver scored,
Schaal to third]; On a bunt Bunker struck out; Spriggs hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Schaal scored]; Rojas flied out to left;
2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); On a bunt
Lyttle singled to pitcher; Baker forced Lyttle (second to
shortstop); Kenney made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Otis grounded out (third to first); Piniella singled
to center; Kirkpatrick grounded into a double play (first to
shortstop) [Piniella out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 4, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Stottlemyre walked; Clarke lined to right; Munson
lined to center; White struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
4, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver grounded out (third to first); Schaal singled
to third; Severson singled to right [Schaal to third]; Bunker
made an out to shortstop; Spriggs forced Severson (shortstop
unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer singled to left; Cater lined into a double
play (second to first) [Murcer out at first]; Lyttle lined to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas grounded out (third to first); Otis walked;
Piniella grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Otis out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Baker doubled to right; Kenney flied out to left;
WARD BATTED FOR STOTTLEMYRE; Bunker threw a wild pitch [Baker to
third]; Ward flied out to center; Clarke grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 8TH: KLIMKOWSKI REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick
grounded out (second to first); Oliver singled to left; Schaal
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Oliver to second]; Severson
was walked intentionally; Bunker grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson singled to right; BURGMEIER REPLACED BUNKER
(PITCHING); White singled to shortstop [Munson to second];
Murcer out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Munson to
third, White to second]; Cater singled to center [Munson scored,
White scored, Cater to third (error by Oliver)]; WOODS BATTED
FOR LYTTLE; ABERNATHY REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); GIBBS
BATTED FOR WOODS; Gibbs singled to right [Cater scored]; Gibbs
stole second [Gibbs to third (error by Kirkpatrick)]; Baker
walked; Kenney grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Baker out at second]; 3 R, 4 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
4, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 9TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED GIBBS (PITCHING); BLEFARY REPLACED
KLIMKOWSKI (PLAYING RF); Spriggs grounded out (third to first);
Rojas flied out to right; Otis made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Yankees 5.



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