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Friday August 21, 1970
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Bob Oliver looped a single over the infield to score Amos Otis in the 12th inning and give the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox. Reggie Smith homered for the Red Sox run in the fourth and the Royals tied the score in their half on a walk to Otis, an infield out and a single by Ed Kirkpatrick.

In the 12th, Cookie Rojas and Otis drew passes from Ken Brett and Lou Piniella bunted safely to load the bases. Sparky Lyle relieved and got Kirkpatrick to ground into a forceout at the plate, but after Gary Wagner took over as the third Red Sox pitcher of the inning, Oliver hit his single over the drawn-in infield. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Boston Red Sox 1

Game Played on Friday, August 21, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Red Sox      0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  0
Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   2  6  1


Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Andrews 2b            5   0   0   0     0   0   .238      Kelly rf              5   0   1   0     0   0   .229
Smith cf              4   1   1   1     1   1   .317      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     1   0   .231
Yastrzemski 1b        4   0   0   0     1   0   .324        Spriggs pr          0   0   0   0     0   0   .237
T. Conigliaro rf      4   0   0   0     0   1   .268      Otis cf               3   2   1   0     2   0   .288
Petrocelli ss         3   0   0   0     1   0   .259      Piniella lf           5   0   1   0     0   0   .308
Scott 3b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .283      Kirkpatrick c         5   0   1   1     0   0   .234
  Kennedy pr,3b       0   0   0   0     0   0   .265      Oliver 1b             5   0   2   1     0   1   .263
B. Conigliaro lf      4   0   0   0     0   0   .285      Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .265
Satriano c            4   0   0   0     0   0   .240      Severson ss           4   0   0   0     0   2   .266
Siebert p             3   0   1   0     0   1   .111      Bunker p              3   0   0   0     0   3   .056
  Schofield ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .183        Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .170
  Brett p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .182        Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .154
  Lyle p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Wagner p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               36   1   3   1     3   3             Totals               39   2   6   2     3   7

Time of Game: 2:59   Attendance: 12,050
Left on Base: Red Sox 2, Royals 6
DP: Red Sox 0, Royals 2
Errors: Severson
Doubles: Scott (21)
Triples: Otis (7)
Home Runs: Smith (19)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (28)
Caught Stealing: Yastrzemski (10)
GIDP: T. Conigliaro (10)


Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Siebert                10     4   1   1   1   6   0  34   3.34
Brett L(3-7)            1     1   1   1   2   1   0   6   4.35
Lyle                    0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   4.64
Wagner                  0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.14
Totals                 11.1   6   2   2   3   7   0  42

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bunker                 11     3   1   1   3   3   1  36   5.81
Abernathy W(7-3)        1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.51
Totals                 12     3   1   1   3   3   1  39

Umpires: HP - Frank Umont, 1B - Jake O'Donnell, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Jim Honochick


RED SOX 1ST: Andrews lined to left; Smith walked; Yastrzemski
reached on an error by Severson [Smith to second]; T. Conigliaro
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Yastrzemski out
at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly singled to center; Rojas popped to first in
foul territory; Otis flied out to right; Kelly stole second;
Piniella grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Petrocelli popped to catcher in foul territory;
Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); B. Conigliaro lined to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); Oliver
grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Satriano grounded out (first unassisted); Siebert
was called out on strikes; Andrews flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Severson struck out; Bunker struck out; Kelly
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox
0, Royals 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Smith homered; Yastrzemski walked; T. Conigliaro
struck out; Yastrzemski was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); Petrocelli lined to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas made an out to shortstop; Otis walked;
Piniella grounded out (third to first) [Otis to second];
Kirkpatrick singled to right [Otis scored]; Oliver struck out; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 5TH: Scott grounded out (pitcher to first); B.
Conigliaro grounded out (third to first); Satriano grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal flied out to left; Severson made an out to
shortstop; Bunker struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1,
Royals 1.

RED SOX 6TH: Siebert singled to right; Andrews lined into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Siebert out at first]; Smith
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly lined to left; Rojas lined to left; Otis
tripled to left [Otis out at home (left to shortstop to
catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 7TH: Yastrzemski grounded out (first to pitcher); T.
Conigliaro lined to right; Petrocelli walked; Petrocelli was
picked off first (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella flied out to center; Kirkpatrick grounded
out (second to first); Oliver flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 8TH: Scott grounded out (shortstop to first); B.
Conigliaro flied out to right; Satriano flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); Severson
flied out to center; Bunker was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 9TH: Siebert grounded out (shortstop to first); Andrews
grounded out (second to first); Smith struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Kelly grounded out (first unassisted); Rojas made an
out to shortstop; Otis made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 10TH: Yastrzemski made an out to shortstop; T.
Conigliaro popped to second in foul territory; Petrocelli lined
to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 10TH: Piniella lined to left; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(first to pitcher); Oliver singled to left; Schaal popped to
first in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1,
Royals 1.

RED SOX 11TH: Scott doubled to left; KENNEDY RAN FOR SCOTT; B.
Conigliaro made an out to shortstop; Satriano flied out to left;
SCHOFIELD BATTED FOR SIEBERT; Schofield popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 11TH: KENNEDY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); BRETT REPLACED
SCHOFIELD (PITCHING); Severson struck out; TAYLOR BATTED FOR
BUNKER; Taylor made an out to shortstop; Kelly popped to third
in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 1.

RED SOX 12TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Andrews
flied out to right; Smith grounded out (first unassisted);
Yastrzemski made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 12TH: Rojas walked; SPRIGGS RAN FOR ROJAS; Otis walked
[Spriggs to second]; On a bunt Piniella singled [Spriggs to
third, Otis to second]; LYLE REPLACED BRETT (PITCHING);
Kirkpatrick forced Spriggs (second to catcher) [Otis to third,
Piniella to second]; WAGNER REPLACED LYLE (PITCHING); Oliver
singled to second [Otis scored, Piniella to third, Kirkpatrick
to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Royals 2.



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