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Saturday August 29, 1970
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Led by Frank Howard, who batted in five runs, the Senators walloped the Royals, 11-4. Howard started his slugging with a two-run homer in the first inning. After the Royals tied the score, the Senators exploded for six runs in the fifth. A triple by Tim Cullen, a walk and a single by Ed Stroud broke the tie. Del Unser singled to load the bases and Howard followed with a double, clearing the sacks. Aurelio Rodriguez tripled and counted himself on a single by Ed Brinkman. [The Sporting News]


Washington Senators 11, Kansas City Royals 4

Game Played on Saturday, August 29, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Senators     2  0  0    0  6  0    1  0  2  -  11 13  0
Royals       0  0  2    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  2


Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Stroud cf             5   1   2   1     0   0   .284      Severson ss           3   1   0   0     1   1   .259
Unser rf              5   2   2   0     0   1   .250      Rojas 2b              5   0   2   2     0   0   .235
Howard lf             5   3   4   5     0   0   .292      Otis cf               3   0   1   1     2   1   .286
  Reichardt pr,lf     0   0   0   0     0   0   .264      Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   1   .303
Epstein 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .249      Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .261
Rodriguez 3b          5   2   2   1     0   1   .240      Schaal 3b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .267
Brinkman ss           4   1   1   1     1   0   .271      Spriggs rf            3   0   0   0     1   1   .281
Casanova c            5   0   0   0     0   3   .239      Martinez c            3   1   1   0     1   0   .125
Cullen 2b             3   1   2   0     2   1   .217      Fitzmorris p          0   1   0   0     1   0   .333
Shellenback p         1   1   0   0     1   0   .083        Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Brunet p            2   0   0   0     0   1   .158        Rodriguez ph        1   1   1   0     0   0   .241
  Knowles p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .056        Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .176
                                                            Morehead p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .156
                                                            Hernandez ph        1   0   0   0     0   1   .232
                                                            Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .154

Totals               40  11  13   8     4   7             Totals               32   4   8   4     6   6

Time of Game: 2:53   Attendance:  7,064
Left on Base: Senators 7, Royals 8
DP: Senators 1, Royals 0
Errors: Rojas, Martinez
Doubles: Howard 2 (12), Rodriguez (27)
Triples: Cullen (2), Rodriguez (6), Otis (9)
Home Runs: Howard (37)
Stolen Bases: Rodriguez (12), Brinkman (6), Otis (24)
Caught Stealing: Brinkman (8), Piniella (5)
Sacrifice Hits: Severson (3)
GIDP: Oliver (12)
Hit by Pitch: Epstein (7,by Morehead)


Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Shellenback             4.1   4   4   4   5   1   0  22   3.26
Brunet W(8-6)           2.2   3   0   0   1   3   0  10   4.42
Knowles SV(25)          2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7   1.98
Totals                  9     8   4   4   6   6   0  39

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fitzmorris L(7-4)       4.1   6   7   7   2   1   1  21   4.41
Wright                  0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   3   4.93
Monteagudo              1     2   0   0   0   1   0   5   2.14
Morehead                2     2   1   0   1   3   0  11   3.53
Abernathy               1     1   2   0   1   2   0   5   2.47
Totals                  9    13  11   8   4   7   1  45

Hit by Pitch: Morehead (1)
Wild Pitches: Abernathy (2)

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


SENATORS 1ST: Stroud grounded out (second to first); Unser
singled to right; Howard homered [Unser scored]; Epstein lined
to center; Rodriguez was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Severson flied out to center; Rojas grounded out
(shortstop to first); Otis walked; Otis stole second; Piniella
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first);
Casanova grounded out (shortstop to first); Cullen walked;
Shellenback forced Cullen (second unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver grounded out (third to first); Schaal flied
out to right; Spriggs grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 0.

SENATORS 3RD: Stroud grounded out (shortstop to first); Unser
grounded out (pitcher to first); Howard grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Martinez walked; Fitzmorris walked [Martinez to
second]; Severson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Martinez to third, Fitzmorris to second]; Rojas grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Martinez scored]; Otis tripled to left
[Fitzmorris scored]; Piniella flied out to left; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 2.

SENATORS 4TH: Epstein grounded out (first unassisted); Rodriguez
popped to shortstop; Brinkman grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver grounded out (third to first); Schaal popped
to second; Spriggs walked; Martinez grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 2.

SENATORS 5TH: Casanova flied out to left; Cullen tripled;
Shellenback walked; Stroud singled to left [Cullen scored,
Shellenback to second]; Unser singled to right [Shellenback to
third, Stroud to second]; Howard doubled to center [Shellenback
scored, Stroud scored, Unser scored]; WRIGHT REPLACED FITZMORRIS
(PITCHING); Epstein flied out to right [Howard to third];
Rodriguez tripled to center [Howard scored]; Brinkman singled to
center [Rodriguez scored]; Brinkman was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 6 R, 6 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 8, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Rodriguez singled to
right; Severson walked [Rodriguez to second]; Rojas singled to
center [Rodriguez scored, Severson to third]; Otis struck out;
Piniella singled to center [Severson scored, Rojas to third];
BRUNET REPLACED SHELLENBACK (PITCHING); Piniella was picked off
and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop to
first); Oliver flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 8, Royals 4.

SENATORS 6TH: MONTEAGUDO REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); Casanova
was called out on strikes; Cullen singled to center; Brunet
popped to catcher in foul territory; Stroud singled to right
[Cullen to third]; Unser grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 8, Royals 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Schaal singled to left; Spriggs was called out on
strikes; Martinez singled to center [Schaal to second]; TAYLOR
BATTED FOR MONTEAGUDO; Taylor struck out; Severson forced
Martinez (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators
8, Royals 4.

SENATORS 7TH: MOREHEAD REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Howard
singled to left; Epstein was hit by a pitch [Howard to second];
Rodriguez grounded out (second to first) [Howard to third,
Epstein to second]; Brinkman reached on an error by Rojas
[Howard scored (unearned) (no RBI), Epstein to third, Brinkman
to second]; Casanova struck out; Cullen was walked
intentionally; Brunet struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
Senators 9, Royals 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas singled to center; Otis walked [Rojas to
second]; Piniella struck out; Oliver grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Otis out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Senators 9, Royals 4.

SENATORS 8TH: Stroud grounded out (second to first); Unser
struck out; Howard doubled; REICHARDT RAN FOR HOWARD; Epstein
lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 9, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: REICHARDT STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); KNOWLES
REPLACED BRUNET (PITCHING); Schaal singled to right; Spriggs
flied out to center; Martinez lined to shortstop; HERNANDEZ
BATTED FOR MOREHEAD; Hernandez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 9, Royals 4.

SENATORS 9TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Rodriguez
doubled to left; Brinkman walked; Casanova struck out; Rodriguez
stole third and Brinkman stole second [Rodriguez scored (error
by Martinez) (unearned), Brinkman to third]; Abernathy threw a
wild pitch [Brinkman scored (unearned)]; Cullen struck out;
Knowles grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Senators 11, Royals 4.

ROYALS 9TH: Severson struck out; Rojas grounded out (shortstop
to first); Otis popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Senators 11, Royals 4.



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