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Friday August 28, 1970
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Observing his 27th birthday, Lou Piniella batted in the Royals' run in a 2-1 loss to the Senators in the first game and then hit a homer with a man on base to win the second game, 3-1, in a split of a twi-night doubleheader. Amos Otis doubled and scored on a single by Piniella in the fourth inning of the opener, but the Senators came back with their pair in the fifth. Ed Brinkman and Jim French led off with singles. Dick Bosman, attempting to sacrifice, forced Brinkman at third, but Ed Stroud doubled to score French and Del Unser hit a sacrifice fly to plate Bosman with the winning run.

Piniella's homer in the fourth inning of the second game followed a pass to Otis. After the Nats picked up their run in the sixth, the Royals regained their two-run margin in the home half when George Spriggs and Otis got triples. [The Sporting News]


Washington Senators 2, Kansas City Royals 1 (Game 1)

Game Played on Friday, August 28, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Senators     0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  0


Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Stroud cf             4   0   1   1     0   1   .282      Spriggs rf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .281
Unser rf              3   0   0   1     0   0   .247      Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .233
Howard lf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .287      Otis cf               4   1   1   0     0   0   .286
  Casanova c          0   0   0   0     0   0   .247      Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .303
Epstein 1b            2   0   0   0     2   0   .252      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   1   .236
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .238      Oliver 1b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .264
B. Allen 2b           3   0   0   0     1   0   .238      Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .266
  Comer pr,lf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .216      Matchick ss           2   0   0   0     1   0   .205
Brinkman ss           4   0   2   0     0   0   .274      Johnson p             3   0   0   0     0   0   .089
French c              2   1   1   0     1   0   .211
  Maye ph             1   0   0   0     0   1   .268
  Cullen 2b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .212
Bosman p              2   1   0   0     0   1   .113

Totals               29   2   5   2     4   4             Totals               32   1   5   1     2   4

Time of Game: 2:03
Left on Base: Senators 6, Royals 6
DP: Senators 0, Royals 1
Doubles: Stroud (10), Otis (29)
Sacrifice Hits: Bosman (5)
Sacrifice Flies: Unser (1)
GIDP: Rodriguez (16)


Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bosman W(14-9)          9     5   1   1   2   4   0  34   2.98
Totals                  9     5   1   1   2   4   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(6-9)          9     5   2   2   4   4   0  35   3.33
Totals                  9     5   2   2   4   4   0  35

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


SENATORS 1ST: Stroud grounded out (pitcher to first); Unser
flied out to left; Howard singled to right; Epstein flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs was called out on strikes; Rojas singled to
left; Otis popped to second; Piniella forced Rojas (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Rodriguez popped to first in foul territory; B.
Allen popped to second; Brinkman flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick flied out to center; Oliver popped to
second; Schaal flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 0, Royals 0.

SENATORS 3RD: French walked; On a bunt Bosman struck out; Stroud
struck out; Unser popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Matchick lined to shortstop; Johnson flied out to
right; Spriggs singled to right; Rojas flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 0.

SENATORS 4TH: Howard popped to catcher in foul territory;
Epstein walked; Rodriguez flied out to center; B. Allen popped
to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis doubled to left; Piniella singled to center
[Otis scored]; Kirkpatrick walked [Piniella to second]; Oliver
struck out; Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first) [Piniella
to third, Kirkpatrick to second]; Matchick was walked
intentionally; Johnson flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Senators 0, Royals 1.

SENATORS 5TH: Brinkman singled to pitcher; French singled to
center [Brinkman to second]; Bosman forced Brinkman (first to
third) [French to second]; Stroud doubled to left [French
scored, Bosman to third]; Unser hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Bosman scored]; Howard flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Spriggs flied out to left; Rojas was called out on
strikes; Otis popped to pitcher; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators
2, Royals 1.

SENATORS 6TH: Epstein walked; Rodriguez grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Epstein out at second]; B.
Allen popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella flied out to right; Kirkpatrick was called
out on strikes; Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.

SENATORS 7TH: Brinkman singled to shortstop; French popped to
shortstop; Bosman out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Brinkman to second]; Stroud grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Schaal popped to first in foul territory; Matchick
flied out to center; Johnson grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.

SENATORS 8TH: Unser lined to right; Howard was called out on
strikes; Epstein flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: Spriggs popped to second in foul territory; Rojas
grounded out (third to first); Otis grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.

SENATORS 9TH: Rodriguez popped to third in foul territory; B.
Allen walked; COMER RAN FOR B. ALLEN; Brinkman forced Comer
(first to shortstop); MAYE BATTED FOR FRENCH; Maye was called
out on strikes; Lee Maye ejected by HP umpire Bill
Kunkel; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: CULLEN REPLACED MAYE (PLAYING 2B); COMER STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING LF); CASANOVA REPLACED HOWARD (PLAYING C );
Piniella popped to third; Kirkpatrick popped to shortstop;
Oliver singled to left; Schaal forced Oliver (third to second);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.



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