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Sunday August 23, 1970
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Bob Johnson pitched a two-hitter and struck out 12, setting a Royals' club record, to mark a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox. The Royals had to come from behind to gain their decision after a walk, an error and a homer by Tony Conigliaro gave the Red Sox a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning. Ed Kirkpatrick cut the deficit with a circuit clout in the fifth and Bob Oliver batted in the tying and winning runs with a triple after Amos Otis and Kirkpatrick walked in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, Boston Red Sox 3

Game Played on Sunday, August 23, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Red Sox      0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  2  1
Royals       1  0  0    0  1  0    2  0  x  -   4  6  1


Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Andrews 2b            4   0   0   0     0   2   .240      Spriggs rf            4   1   3   0     0   0   .286
Smith cf              3   1   1   0     1   0   .321      Rojas 2b              4   0   1   1     0   1   .235
B. Conigliaro lf      4   1   0   0     0   2   .280      Otis cf               1   1   0   0     2   0   .287
T. Conigliaro rf      4   1   1   3     0   1   .270      Piniella lf           3   0   0   0     0   1   .305
Petrocelli ss         3   0   0   0     1   1   .255      Kirkpatrick c         2   2   1   1     1   0   .235
Scott 3b              3   0   0   0     0   2   .282      Oliver 1b             3   0   1   2     0   0   .262
Pavletich 1b          3   0   0   0     0   0   .152      Schaal 3b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .262
Moses c               3   0   0   0     0   2   .262      Matchick ss           2   0   0   0     1   0   .206
Koonce p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .063      Johnson p             3   0   0   0     0   1   .095
  Lyle p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hartenstein p       0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Yastrzemski ph      0   0   0   0     1   0   .324
  Wagner p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               29   3   2   3     3  12             Totals               25   4   6   4     4   4

Time of Game: 2:02   Attendance: 11,992
Left on Base: Red Sox 2, Royals 1
DP: Red Sox 3, Royals 1
Errors: Koonce, Schaal
Doubles: Smith (29)
Triples: Oliver (5)
Home Runs: T. Conigliaro (24), Kirkpatrick (15)
Stolen Bases: Yastrzemski (20)
GIDP: Scott (10), Otis (6), Piniella (12), Rojas (6)


Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Koonce                  6.1   4   3   3   2   4   1  22   3.12
Lyle L(0-5)             0     1   1   1   1   0   0   2   4.82
Hartenstein             0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   2   6.52
Wagner                  1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3   3.03
Totals                  8     6   4   4   4   4   1  29

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson W(6-8)          9     2   3   2   3  12   1  32   3.40
Totals                  9     2   3   2   3  12   1  32

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


RED SOX 1ST: Andrews lined to right; Smith made an out to
shortstop; B. Conigliaro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs singled to left; Rojas singled to right
[Spriggs scored]; Otis grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Rojas out at second]; Piniella struck out; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 1.

RED SOX 2ND: T. Conigliaro struck out; Petrocelli flied out to
center; Scott struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick flied to right in foul territory; Oliver
made an out to shortstop; Schaal struck out (catcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 1.

RED SOX 3RD: Pavletich made an out to second; On a bunt Moses
struck out; Koonce struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Matchick grounded out (pitcher to first); Johnson
was called out on strikes; Spriggs grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Royals 1.

RED SOX 4TH: Andrews was called out on strikes; Smith walked; B.
Conigliaro reached on a fielder's choice [Smith to third (error
by Schaal)]; T. Conigliaro homered [Smith scored (unearned), B.
Conigliaro scored]; Petrocelli flied out to center; Scott struck
out; 3 R (2 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas was called out on strikes; 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.  Red Sox 3,
Royals 1.

RED SOX 5TH: Pavletich grounded out (third to first); Moses
grounded out (third to first); Koonce was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick homered; Oliver lined to left; Schaal
flied out to center; Matchick flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 2.

RED SOX 6TH: Andrews grounded out (third to first); Smith made
an out to shortstop; B. Conigliaro grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Johnson flied out to left; Spriggs singled to left
[Spriggs out at second (left to second)]; Rojas grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 2.

RED SOX 7TH: T. Conigliaro flied out to right; Petrocelli
walked; Scott grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Petrocelli out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Otis walked; Otis was picked off first but was safe
on an error by Koonce [Otis to third]; Piniella flied out to
right; LYLE REPLACED KOONCE (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick walked;
Oliver tripled to left [Otis scored, Kirkpatrick scored];
HARTENSTEIN REPLACED LYLE (PITCHING); Schaal grounded out
(shortstop to first); Matchick was walked intentionally; Oliver
was picked off third (catcher to third); 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Red Sox 3, Royals 4.

RED SOX 8TH: Pavletich flied out to left; Moses struck out;
YASTRZEMSKI BATTED FOR HARTENSTEIN; Yastrzemski walked;
Yastrzemski stole second; Andrews struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: WAGNER REPLACED YASTRZEMSKI (PITCHING); Johnson
grounded out (first to pitcher); Spriggs singled to pitcher;
Rojas grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Spriggs out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3,
Royals 4.

RED SOX 9TH: Smith doubled; B. Conigliaro struck out; T.
Conigliaro flied out to left; Petrocelli struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Royals 4.



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