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Tuesday August 18, 1970
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The Senators were stopped on a seven-game winning streak by the Royals, who piled up 11 of their runs in last four innings to gain a 12-8 victory. After rallying for five runs in the sixth, the Royals went into the seventh with a 6-5 lead and got the deciding blow when Bob Oliver hit a homer with two men on base. Lee Maye smashed a three-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the Senators' half, but the Royals added to their lead with three runs in the last two innings. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 12, Washington Senators 8

Game Played on Tuesday, August 18, 1970 (Night game) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    1  0  5    3  2  1  -  12 15  0
Senators     2  0  0    0  0  3    3  0  0  -   8 12  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            3   0   1   0     0   1   .237      Stroud cf             5   1   1   1     1   1   .277
  Taylor ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .174      Unser rf              5   0   1   1     1   1   .242
  Kelly ph,rf         1   1   0   0     2   1   .231      Howard lf             4   1   1   1     1   1   .286
Rojas 2b              5   1   2   1     0   0   .237      Epstein 1b            3   1   2   0     1   0   .257
Otis cf               5   2   2   1     1   1   .286      Rodriguez 3b          5   0   1   2     0   1   .236
Piniella lf           4   1   2   1     0   0   .309      Brinkman ss           4   1   2   0     1   0   .272
Kirkpatrick c         3   2   2   2     2   0   .233      French c              4   0   0   0     1   1   .195
Oliver 1b             5   2   2   4     0   0   .261      Cullen 2b             5   2   3   0     0   0   .200
Schaal 3b             5   1   2   0     0   0   .269      Bosman p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .107
Severson ss           4   2   1   0     1   0   .278        Knowles p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .059
Fitzmorris p          2   0   1   2     1   0   .348        Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Abernathy p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .154        B. Allen ph         0   1   0   0     1   0   .244
                                                            Brown p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .286
                                                            Maye ph             1   1   1   3     0   0   .273
                                                            Grzenda p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Goossen ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .250

Totals               38  12  15  11     7   4             Totals               39   8  12   8     7   6

Time of Game: 3:17   Attendance: 11,576
Left on Base: Royals 9, Senators 12
DP: Royals 0, Senators 2
Errors: Brinkman, Cullen
Doubles: Otis 2 (27), Fitzmorris (4), Rodriguez (24)
Triples: Kirkpatrick (2)
Home Runs: Oliver (25), Maye (7)
Sacrifice Hits: Rojas (2), Abernathy (2)
GIDP: Oliver (10), Severson (4)
Hit by Pitch: Piniella (1,by Bosman), Epstein (6,by Abernathy)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fitzmorris W(7-3)       5.2   7   5   5   5   1   0  29   3.63
Abernathy SV(8)         3.1   5   3   3   2   5   1  18   2.54
Totals                  9    12   8   8   7   6   1  47

Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bosman L(12-9)          5.1   8   6   5   2   2   0  26   3.20
Knowles                 0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.98
Pina                    0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   2.33
Brown                   1     2   3   3   2   1   1   7   4.40
Grzenda                 2     4   3   3   3   0   0  12   4.99
Totals                  9    15  12  11   7   4   1  48

Hit by Pitch: Abernathy (1), Bosman (2)
Wild Pitches: Fitzmorris (10)

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - Emmett Ashford, 3B - Johnny Stevens


ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs grounded out (second to first); Rojas
grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis lined to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 1ST: Stroud grounded out (pitcher to first); Unser
grounded out (second to first); Howard walked; Epstein singled
to right [Howard to third]; Rodriguez doubled to center [Howard
scored, Epstein scored]; Brinkman walked; French lined to
pitcher; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella was hit by a pitch; Kirkpatrick flied out
to center; Oliver grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Piniella out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Royals 0, Senators 2.

SENATORS 2ND: Cullen flied out to left; Bosman grounded out
(second to first); Stroud struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Senators 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal singled to left; Severson grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Schaal out at second];
Fitzmorris popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Senators 2.

SENATORS 3RD: Unser popped to second; Howard grounded out
(shortstop to first); Epstein singled to right; Rodriguez forced
Epstein (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Senators 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Spriggs struck out; Rojas singled to center; Otis
doubled to center [Rojas scored]; Piniella grounded out (third
to first); Kirkpatrick walked; Oliver forced Kirkpatrick (third
to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 2.

SENATORS 4TH: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); French
walked; Cullen singled to right [French to second]; On a bunt
Bosman forced French (pitcher to third) [Cullen to second];
Fitzmorris threw a wild pitch [Cullen to third, Bosman to
second]; Stroud grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal flied out to left; Severson popped to
shortstop in foul territory; Fitzmorris walked; Spriggs singled
to center [Fitzmorris to third]; Rojas flied out to center; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 2.

SENATORS 5TH: Unser grounded out (second to first); Howard
grounded out (shortstop to first); Epstein walked; Rodriguez
forced Epstein (third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
1, Senators 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis struck out; Piniella singled to left;
Kirkpatrick tripled to right [Piniella scored]; Oliver singled
to right [Kirkpatrick scored]; Schaal singled to right [Oliver
to third]; Severson reached on an error by Cullen [Oliver scored
(no RBI), Schaal to second]; KNOWLES REPLACED BOSMAN (PITCHING);
Fitzmorris doubled to center [Schaal scored, Severson scored
(unearned), Fitzmorris to third (error by Brinkman)]; TAYLOR
BATTED FOR SPRIGGS; PINA REPLACED KNOWLES (PITCHING); KELLY
BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Kelly was called out on strikes; Rojas
grounded out (pitcher to first); 5 R (4 ER), 5 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 6, Senators 2.

SENATORS 6TH: KELLY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Brinkman
grounded out (pitcher to first); French grounded out (shortstop
to first); Cullen singled to left; B. ALLEN BATTED FOR PINA; B.
Allen walked [Cullen to second]; Stroud singled to center
[Cullen scored, B. Allen to second]; Unser singled to center [B.
Allen scored, Stroud to third]; ABERNATHY REPLACED FITZMORRIS
(PITCHING); Howard singled to shortstop [Stroud scored, Unser to
second]; Epstein was hit by a pitch [Unser to third, Howard to
second]; Rodriguez struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 6,
Senators 5.

ROYALS 7TH: BROWN REPLACED B. ALLEN (PITCHING); Otis doubled to
left; Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first); Kirkpatrick
was walked intentionally; Oliver homered [Otis scored,
Kirkpatrick scored]; Schaal grounded out (third to first);
Severson walked; Abernathy struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 9, Senators 5.

SENATORS 7TH: Brinkman singled to third; French struck out;
Cullen singled to right [Brinkman to third]; MAYE BATTED FOR
BROWN; Maye homered [Brinkman scored, Cullen scored]; Stroud
lined to third; Unser walked; Howard struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 9, Senators 8.

ROYALS 8TH: GRZENDA REPLACED MAYE (PITCHING); Kelly walked;
Rojas out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Kelly to
second]; Otis was walked intentionally; Piniella singled to
center [Kelly scored, Otis to second]; Kirkpatrick singled to
center [Otis scored, Piniella out at third (center to third)];
Oliver forced Kirkpatrick (shortstop to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 11, Senators 8.

SENATORS 8TH: Epstein grounded out (first unassisted); Rodriguez
grounded out (pitcher to first); Brinkman singled to left;
French grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 11, Senators 8.

ROYALS 9TH: Schaal grounded out (second to first); Severson
singled to center; Abernathy out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Severson to second]; Kelly walked; Rojas singled to
center [Severson scored, Kelly to second]; Otis lined to right;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 12, Senators 8.

SENATORS 9TH: Cullen flied out to center; GOOSSEN BATTED FOR
GRZENDA; Goossen struck out; Stroud walked; Unser struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 12, Senators 8.



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