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Monday August 24, 1970
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Led by Paul Schaal and Tom Matchick, who batted in seven runs between them, the Royals defeated the Yankees for the first time in 10 meetings this season, 8-7. Matchick plated three runs with a double in the second inning. Schaal accounted for two with a triple in the third and added two more with a bases-loaded single in the fifth. Hawk Taylor followed with a single to drive in what proved to be the winning run. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 8, New York Yankees 7

Game Played on Monday, August 24, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Yankees      3  0  1    1  1  0    0  1  0  -   7 13  2
Royals       0  3  2    0  3  0    0  0  x  -   8 14  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             5   0   1   1     0   0   .250      Spriggs rf            3   0   1   0     0   0   .289
Munson c              5   2   2   0     0   0   .284        Rodriguez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .237
White lf              5   1   3   0     0   1   .292        Kelly rf            1   0   0   0     0   1   .227
Murcer cf             2   1   1   3     0   0   .251      Rojas 2b              5   0   2   0     0   0   .238
Cater 1b              4   2   2   1     0   0   .303      Otis cf               5   0   2   0     0   0   .288
Lyttle rf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .364      Piniella lf           4   2   1   0     1   0   .304
Baker ss              4   0   2   1     0   1   .302      Kirkpatrick c         2   3   1   0     3   0   .237
Kenney 3b             3   1   0   0     0   0   .199      Oliver 1b             5   2   1   0     0   3   .261
  Michael ph,3b       1   0   1   1     0   0   .218      Schaal 3b             3   1   3   4     1   0   .270
Stottlemyre p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .179      Matchick ss           2   0   1   3     0   0   .212
  Klimkowski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Taylor ph           1   0   1   1     0   0   .184
  Hamilton p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Severson ss         1   0   1   0     0   0   .264
  Woods ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .228      Fitzmorris p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .333
  Waslewski p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .063        Burgmeier p         2   0   0   0     0   1   .182
  Ellis ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .242
  McCormick p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .167

Totals               36   7  13   7     0   5             Totals               36   8  14   8     5   6

Time of Game: 2:38   Attendance:  8,622
Left on Base: Yankees 5, Royals 10
DP: Yankees 0, Royals 0
Errors: Baker, Klimkowski
Doubles: Rojas (10), Matchick (3)
Triples: Clarke (2), Schaal (2)
Home Runs: Murcer (21)
Stolen Bases: White 2 (19), Otis (23), Schaal (5)
Caught Stealing: Spriggs (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Klimkowski (4), Burgmeier (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Murcer 2 (4)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre             2.2   6   5   5   2   2   0  16   3.20
Klimkowski L(5-6)       1.2   3   3   2   1   1   0   9   3.15
Hamilton                0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.64
Waslewski               2     3   0   0   0   1   0   8   3.96
McCormick               1     1   0   0   2   2   0   6   6.35
Totals                  8    14   8   7   5   6   0  42

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fitzmorris              2     7   4   4   0   1   0  12   3.94
Burgmeier W(4-5)        7     6   3   3   0   4   1  27   3.42
Totals                  9    13   7   7   0   5   1  39

Passed Balls: Munson 2 (9)
Wild Pitches: Burgmeier (2)

Umpires: HP - Bill Kunkel, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Jim Odom, 3B - Ed Runge


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
singled to center; White singled to right [Munson to third];
White stole second; Murcer hit a sacrifice fly to center [Munson
scored]; Cater singled to center [White scored]; Lyttle singled
to right [Cater to second]; Baker singled to right [Cater
scored, Lyttle out at home (right to second to shortstop to
catcher)]; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs grounded out (third to first); Rojas doubled
to right; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first) [Rojas to
third]; Piniella grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Kenney grounded out (third to first); Stottlemyre
was called out on strikes; Clarke grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick walked; Oliver singled to center
[Kirkpatrick to second]; Schaal walked [Kirkpatrick to third,
Oliver to second]; Matchick doubled to right [Kirkpatrick
scored, Oliver scored, Schaal scored]; Fitzmorris struck out;
Spriggs grounded out (shortstop to first); Rojas flied out to
right; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 3.

YANKEES 3RD: Munson singled to left; White singled to right
[Munson to third]; BURGMEIER REPLACED FITZMORRIS (PITCHING);
Murcer hit a sacrifice fly to right [Munson scored]; White stole
second; Cater popped to first in foul territory; Burgmeier threw
a wild pitch [White to third]; Lyttle grounded out (third to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Royals 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis flied out to center; Piniella singled to right;
Kirkpatrick singled to left [Piniella to third]; Oliver struck
out; Schaal tripled to center [Piniella scored, Kirkpatrick
scored]; KLIMKOWSKI REPLACED STOTTLEMYRE (PITCHING); Matchick
flied out to left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Royals 5.

YANKEES 4TH: Baker singled to left; Kenney forced Baker (pitcher
to shortstop); Klimkowski out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Kenney to second]; Clarke tripled to center [Kenney
scored]; Munson flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 5, Royals 5.

ROYALS 4TH: Burgmeier struck out; Spriggs singled to center;
Spriggs was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Rojas
made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 5, Royals
5.

YANKEES 5TH: White struck out; Murcer homered; Cater grounded
out (shortstop to first); Lyttle lined to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Royals 5.

ROYALS 5TH: On a bunt Otis singled to pitcher [Otis to second
(error by Klimkowski)]; On a bunt Piniella reached on a
fielder's choice [Otis out at third (pitcher to third)]; Munson
allowed a passed ball [Piniella to second]; Kirkpatrick walked;
Oliver reached on an error by Baker [Piniella to third,
Kirkpatrick to second, Oliver to first]; Schaal singled to
center [Piniella scored, Kirkpatrick scored, Oliver to third];
HAMILTON REPLACED KLIMKOWSKI (PITCHING); TAYLOR BATTED FOR
MATCHICK; Taylor singled to center [Oliver scored (unearned),
Schaal to second]; Burgmeier out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Schaal to third, Taylor to second]; RODRIGUEZ BATTED
FOR SPRIGGS; Rodriguez popped to second; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 6, Royals 8.

YANKEES 6TH: KELLY REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PLAYING RF); SEVERSON
REPLACED TAYLOR (PLAYING SS); Baker was called out on strikes;
Kenney made an out to shortstop; WOODS BATTED FOR HAMILTON;
Woods grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 6, Royals 8.

ROYALS 6TH: WASLEWSKI REPLACED WOODS (PITCHING); Rojas popped to
second; Otis singled to center; Otis stole second; Piniella
flied out to center; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Royals 8.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke flied out to left; Munson flied out to
right; White singled to right; Murcer popped to second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Royals 8.

ROYALS 7TH: Oliver struck out; Schaal singled to center; Schaal
stole second; Severson singled to left [Schaal out at home (left
to catcher)]; Burgmeier lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 6, Royals 8.

YANKEES 8TH: Cater singled to right; Lyttle was called out on
strikes; Baker grounded out (second to first) [Cater to second];
MICHAEL BATTED FOR KENNEY; Michael singled to third [Cater
scored]; ELLIS BATTED FOR WASLEWSKI; Ellis struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Royals 8.

ROYALS 8TH: MCCORMICK REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); MICHAEL STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Kelly struck out; Rojas singled to left;
Munson allowed a passed ball [Rojas to second]; Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Piniella was walked intentionally;
Kirkpatrick walked [Rojas to third, Piniella to second]; Oliver
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 7, Royals 8.

YANKEES 9TH: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
grounded out (shortstop to first); White flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7, Royals 8.



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