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Sunday August 16, 1970
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The Yankees beat the the Royals for the ninth consecutive time this season, posting a 5-1 victory behind the six-hit hurling of Stan Bahnsen. The Yankees decided the outcome early in the game, scoring three runs in the second inning. Bobby Murcer singled, John Ellis doubled and Ron Woods hit a sacrifice fly for the first counter. Gene Michael singled home another run and, after a bunt by Bahnsen, Horace Clarke added a tally with a single. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 5, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Sunday, August 16, 1970 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Royals       0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
Yankees      0  3  1    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   5 10  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            4   1   2   0     0   0   .258      Clarke 2b             4   0   1   1     0   0   .254
  Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Munson c              4   1   1   0     0   0   .286
Rojas 2b              4   0   1   1     0   0   .237      White lf              3   1   2   1     1   0   .296
Otis cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .287      Cater 3b,1b           3   0   1   0     1   0   .306
Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .309      Murcer cf             4   1   2   1     0   0   .248
Kirkpatrick c,rf      4   0   1   0     0   0   .231      Ellis 1b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .238
Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .262        Kenney 3b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .202
Schaal 3b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .266      Woods rf              3   0   1   1     0   0   .233
Severson ss           2   0   1   0     1   0   .284      Michael ss            3   1   1   1     0   0   .218
Rooker p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .204      Bahnsen p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .161
  Morehead p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .161
  Sorrell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .276
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .233
  Martinez c          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   1   6   1     1   3             Totals               30   5  10   5     2   1

Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 13,200
Left on Base: Royals 5, Yankees 5
DP: Royals 1, Yankees 1
Doubles: Otis (25), Kirkpatrick (15), Ellis (7), Munson (20)
Triples: Spriggs (1)
Caught Stealing: White (6)
Sacrifice Hits: Bahnsen (7)
Sacrifice Flies: Woods (1)
GIDP: Sorrell (2), Michael (6)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker L(7-13)          2     7   4   4   1   0   0  14   3.68
Morehead                2     2   1   1   0   0   0   7   3.53
Wright                  3     1   0   0   0   1   0   9   4.91
Monteagudo              1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4   3.00
Totals                  8    10   5   5   2   1   0  34

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen W(11-8)         9     6   1   1   1   3   0  33   3.30
Totals                  9     6   1   1   1   3   0  33

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


ROYALS 1ST: Umpire Johnny Stevens substituting for ailing Bob
Stewart; Spriggs grounded out (first unassisted); Rojas
grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis doubled to left;
Piniella flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
flied out to center; White walked; Cater grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick grounded out (first to pitcher); Oliver
grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Murcer singled to right; Ellis doubled to right
[Murcer to third]; Woods hit a sacrifice fly to center [Murcer
scored, Ellis to third]; Michael singled to center [Ellis
scored]; Bahnsen out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Michael to second]; Clarke singled to left [Michael scored];
Munson flied out to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Yankees 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Severson grounded out (shortstop to first); Rooker
struck out; Spriggs tripled to center; Rojas singled to
shortstop [Spriggs scored]; Otis flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 3RD: White singled to left; Cater singled to center
[White to second]; Murcer singled to right [White scored, Cater
to second]; MOREHEAD REPLACED ROOKER (PITCHING); Ellis made an
out to second; Woods forced Murcer (second to shortstop) [Cater
to third]; Michael grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 4.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella made an out to second; Kirkpatrick grounded
out (second to first); Oliver flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 4TH: Bahnsen popped to third in foul territory; Clarke
lined to center; Munson doubled to right; White singled to right
[Munson scored]; White was caught stealing second (catcher to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); Severson
singled to shortstop; SORRELL BATTED FOR MOREHEAD; Sorrell
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Severson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 5.

YANKEES 5TH: WRIGHT REPLACED SORRELL (PITCHING); Cater flied out
to right; Murcer lined to right; Ellis made an out to third; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Spriggs flied out to left; Rojas flied out to
center; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 6TH: Woods singled to left; Michael grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Woods out at
second]; Bahnsen struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Yankees 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Kirkpatrick
popped to catcher in foul territory; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke grounded out (second to first); Munson
grounded out (second to first); White made an out to third; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Schaal flied out to center; Severson walked; KELLY
BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Kelly struck out; Spriggs singled to left
[Severson to second]; Rojas flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 8TH: MONTEAGUDO REPLACED SPRIGGS (PITCHING); MARTINEZ
REPLACED KELLY (PLAYING C ); KIRKPATRICK CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING RF); Cater walked; Murcer forced Cater (first to
shortstop); Ellis flied out to left; Woods flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 5.

ROYALS 9TH: KENNEY REPLACED ELLIS (PLAYING 3B); CATER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Otis grounded out (third to first);
Piniella flied out to left; Kirkpatrick doubled; Oliver flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Yankees 5.



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