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Wednesday August 26, 1970
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Handed a three-run lead in the first inning, Stan Bahnsen pitched the Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Royals. Singles by Horace Clarke, Thurman Munson and Roy White and an error by George Spriggs on White's hit produced the first two tallies and the third followed on a walk to Bobby Murcer and single by Jim Lyttle. The Yankees ended their season series with the Royals with 11 victories in 12 games. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 3, Kansas City Royals 0

Game Played on Wednesday, August 26, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Yankees      3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  9  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .248      Spriggs rf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .283
Munson c              4   1   3   0     0   0   .289      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .232
White lf              3   1   2   1     1   0   .299      Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .286
Murcer cf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .252      Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .303
Cater 1b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .302      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   1   0     0   1   .238
Lyttle rf             3   0   1   1     1   0   .355      Oliver 1b             3   0   1   0     0   1   .264
Baker ss              4   0   0   0     0   1   .255      Sorrell 3b            3   0   1   0     0   0   .277
Kenney 3b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .198      Matchick ss           3   0   1   0     0   0   .209
Bahnsen p             4   0   0   0     0   2   .148      Bunker p              0   0   0   0     1   0   .056
                                                            Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .226
                                                            Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .182

Totals               33   3   9   2     3   3             Totals               29   0   5   0     1   4

Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance:  8,826
Left on Base: Yankees 6, Royals 4
DP: Yankees 1, Royals 1
Errors: Spriggs
Triples: Kenney (7)
Stolen Bases: Munson (6)
Caught Stealing: Lyttle (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Bunker (1)
GIDP: Oliver (11)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen W(12-9)         9     5   0   0   1   4   0  31   3.12
Totals                  9     5   0   0   1   4   0  31

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bunker L(0-8)           8     9   3   3   3   3   0  33   5.54
Burgmeier               1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   3.36
Totals                  9     9   3   3   3   3   0  36

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


YANKEES 1ST: umpire Jim Odom missed game due to unknown
reason; Clarke singled to center; Munson singled to left
[Clarke to second]; White singled to right [Clarke scored,
Munson scored (error by Spriggs) (no RBI), White to second];
Murcer walked; Cater flied out to right; Lyttle singled to left
[White scored, Murcer to third]; Baker struck out; Kenney flied
out to left; 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

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

YANKEES 2ND: Bahnsen flied out to center; Clarke grounded out
(shortstop to first); Munson singled to left; Munson stole
second; White walked; Murcer grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Kirkpatrick
singled to right; Oliver grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Kirkpatrick out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); Lyttle
grounded out (first unassisted); Baker made an out to shortstop;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Sorrell grounded out (second to first); Matchick
flied out to left; Bunker walked; Spriggs singled to left
[Bunker out at home (left to third)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Kenney lined to shortstop; Bahnsen was called out
on strikes; Clarke flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas flied out to right; Otis grounded out (third
to first); Piniella flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Munson singled to right; White forced Munson
(second to shortstop); White was picked off first (pitcher to
first); Murcer flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick grounded out (first to pitcher); Oliver
struck out; Sorrell popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Cater grounded out (second to first); Lyttle
walked; Lyttle was picked off and caught stealing second
(pitcher to first to shortstop to first to second to pitcher);
Baker made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Matchick singled to left; Bunker out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Matchick to second]; Spriggs struck
out; Rojas popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3,
Royals 0.

YANKEES 7TH: Kenney tripled to right; Bahnsen struck out; Clarke
hit into a double play (center to catcher) [Kenney out at home];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Otis flied out to center; Piniella flied out to
right; Kirkpatrick was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); White
singled to first; Murcer singled to left [White to second];
Cater flied out to center [White to third]; Lyttle lined to
first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Oliver singled to right; Sorrell singled to left
[Oliver to second]; Matchick flied out to left; KELLY BATTED FOR
BUNKER; Kelly struck out; Spriggs forced Sorrell (third to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 0.

YANKEES 9TH: BURGMEIER REPLACED KELLY (PITCHING); Baker lined to
third; Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); Bahnsen
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 9TH: Rojas grounded out (second to first); Otis flied out
to right; Piniella flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 0.



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