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Wednesday August 19, 1970
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A homer by Paul Schaal in the seventh inning snapped a 1-1 tie and enabled the Royals to edge the Senators, 2-1, behind the four-hit pitching of Dick Drago, who posted his first victory since June 23 after losing eight straight decisions. The Royals, who collected six hits off Joe Coleman, scored their initial run in the fourth on a single by Ed Kirkpatrick and double by Bob Oliver. The Senators tied the count in their half when Ed Stroud and Del Unser singled and Mike Epstein hit a sacrifice fly. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Washington Senators 1

Game Played on Wednesday, August 19, 1970 (Night game) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  6  0
Senators     0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  4  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .230      Stroud cf             3   1   1   0     1   0   .277
Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .234      Unser rf              3   0   2   0     1   0   .248
Otis cf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .287      Howard lf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .286
Piniella lf           3   0   1   0     1   0   .309      Epstein 1b            2   0   0   1     1   0   .255
Kirkpatrick c         3   1   1   0     1   0   .234      Rodriguez 3b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .234
Oliver 1b             3   0   1   1     1   1   .262      Brinkman ss           4   0   0   0     0   0   .270
Schaal 3b             4   1   1   1     0   0   .269      Casanova c            3   0   0   0     0   0   .248
Severson ss           4   0   0   0     0   1   .272      Cullen 2b             2   0   0   0     0   1   .198
Drago p               4   0   0   0     0   1   .053        B. Allen ph,2b      1   0   0   0     0   0   .243
                                                          Coleman p             2   0   0   0     0   0   .104
                                                            Maye ph             1   0   0   0     0   1   .272
                                                            Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   2   6   2     4   3             Totals               29   1   4   1     3   3

Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance:  5,868
Left on Base: Royals 7, Senators 5
DP: Royals 0, Senators 0
Errors: Brinkman
Doubles: Oliver (19), Otis (28), Piniella (19)
Home Runs: Schaal (3)
Caught Stealing: Kelly (16), Schaal (4), Stroud (6)
Sacrifice Flies: Epstein (6)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago W(7-12)           9     4   1   1   3   3   0  33   4.09
Totals                  9     4   1   1   3   3   0  33

Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Coleman L(6-9)          8     6   2   2   4   2   1  33   3.86
Pina                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   2.29
Totals                  9     6   2   2   4   3   1  36

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


ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Rojas grounded
out (second to first); Otis singled to second; Piniella walked
[Otis to second]; Kirkpatrick popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 1ST: Stroud flied out to center; Unser grounded out
(catcher to first); Howard grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver walked; Schaal grounded out (second to first)
[Oliver to second]; Severson grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Oliver to third]; Drago grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Epstein flied out to right; Rodriguez flied out to
right; Brinkman flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Senators 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Rojas flied
out to left; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 3RD: Casanova popped to second; Cullen was called out
on strikes; Coleman grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella grounded out (second to first); Kirkpatrick
singled to right; Oliver doubled to left [Kirkpatrick scored];
Schaal lined to center; Severson grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 0.

SENATORS 4TH: Stroud singled to left; Unser singled to left
[Stroud to second]; Howard flied out to right [Stroud to third];
Epstein hit a sacrifice fly to right [Stroud scored]; Rodriguez
flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Drago flied out to right; Kelly walked; Kelly was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); Rojas flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 1.

SENATORS 5TH: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first);
Casanova flied out to center; Cullen flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis doubled to center; Piniella grounded out
(second to first); Kirkpatrick grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Otis to third]; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Senators 1.

SENATORS 6TH: Coleman grounded out (shortstop to first); Stroud
walked; Stroud was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
On a bunt Unser singled to third; Howard singled to left [Unser
to second]; Epstein walked [Unser to third, Howard to second];
Rodriguez popped to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 1,
Senators 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Schaal homered; Severson grounded out (shortstop to
first); Drago struck out; Kelly lined to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 1.

SENATORS 7TH: Brinkman flied out to center; Casanova grounded
out (third to first); B. ALLEN BATTED FOR CULLEN; B. Allen
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2,
Senators 1.

ROYALS 8TH: B. ALLEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Rojas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Otis grounded out (second to first);
Piniella doubled to right; Kirkpatrick was walked intentionally;
Oliver forced Kirkpatrick (second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 1.

SENATORS 8TH: MAYE BATTED FOR COLEMAN; Maye was called out on
strikes; Stroud flied out to center; Unser walked; Howard was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators
1.

ROYALS 9TH: PINA REPLACED MAYE (PITCHING); Schaal reached on an
error by Brinkman [Schaal to first]; Schaal was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Severson struck out; Drago flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 1.

SENATORS 9TH: Epstein flied out to right; Rodriguez grounded out
(third to first); Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 1.



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