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Sunday August 30, 1970
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With two out in the eighth inning, Bob Oliver walked and Bill Sorrell followed with a homer to give the Royals a 4-3 victory over the Senators. Oliver drove in a run with a double in the fourth, but the Nats held a 3-1 lead before the Royals added an unearned run in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, Washington Senators 3

Game Played on Sunday, August 30, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Senators     1  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   3  7  1
Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    1  2  x  -   4  7  2


Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Stroud cf             4   0   0   0     0   2   .281      Spriggs rf            3   0   1   0     1   1   .284
Unser rf              3   1   1   0     1   0   .251      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .233
Howard lf             4   0   1   1     0   0   .292      Kirkpatrick cf,c      3   1   0   0     1   0   .234
Epstein 1b            3   0   0   0     0   0   .246      Oliver 1b             3   1   1   1     1   1   .261
  Reichardt ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .268      Sorrell lf            4   1   1   2     0   1   .276
Rodriguez 3b          4   1   1   0     0   0   .240      Schaal 3b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .266
Brinkman ss           1   1   1   0     1   0   .273      Matchick ss           3   1   1   0     1   0   .212
Casanova c            2   0   1   1     0   0   .241      Rodriguez c           3   0   1   0     0   0   .242
Cullen 2b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .214        Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Coleman p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .096      Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   0   .048
  Goossen ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .269        Otis ph,cf          1   0   1   0     0   0   .288
  Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               28   3   7   2     2   4             Totals               30   4   7   3     4   4

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance:  9,049
Left on Base: Senators 2, Royals 6
DP: Senators 0, Royals 5
Errors: Casanova, Oliver, Rodriguez
Doubles: Rodriguez (28), Oliver (20)
Home Runs: Sorrell (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Brinkman (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Casanova (4)
GIDP: Rodriguez 2 (18), Casanova (4), Cullen (8), Unser (4)


Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Coleman                 7     5   2   1   3   4   0  28   3.70
Pina L(4-2)             1     2   2   2   1   0   1   6   2.47
Totals                  8     7   4   3   4   4   1  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago                   7     5   3   2   2   3   0  26   3.94
Burgmeier W(5-5)        2     2   0   0   0   1   0   6   3.17
Totals                  9     7   3   2   2   4   0  32

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


SENATORS 1ST: Stroud grounded out (shortstop to first); Unser
walked; Unser was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Rodriguez [Unser to second]; Howard singled to center [Unser
scored (unearned)]; Epstein reached on an error by Oliver
[Howard to third, Epstein to first]; Rodriguez grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Epstein out at second];
1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Spriggs singled to center; Rojas flied out to
center; Kirkpatrick forced Spriggs (second to shortstop); Oliver
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 1, Royals 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Brinkman walked; Casanova grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Brinkman out at second];
Cullen grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Sorrell struck out; Schaal grounded out (second to
first); Matchick grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Senators 1, Royals 0.

SENATORS 3RD: Coleman was called out on strikes; Stroud struck
out; Unser popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 1,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (second to first); Drago
popped to second; Spriggs was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Senators 1, Royals 0.

SENATORS 4TH: Howard grounded out (second to first); Epstein
flied out to left; Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas flied out to left; Kirkpatrick walked; Oliver
doubled [Kirkpatrick scored]; Sorrell flied out to right [Oliver
to third]; Schaal struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 1,
Royals 1.

SENATORS 5TH: Brinkman singled to shortstop; Casanova singled to
center [Brinkman to third]; Cullen grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Brinkman scored, Casanova out at
second]; Coleman grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Matchick walked; Rodriguez popped to third; Drago
forced Matchick (first to shortstop); Spriggs walked [Drago to
second]; Rojas flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Senators 2, Royals 1.

SENATORS 6TH: Stroud grounded out (second to first); On a bunt
Unser singled to catcher; Howard grounded out (second to first)
[Unser to second]; Epstein grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Kirkpatrick flied out to left; Oliver flied out to
right; Sorrell flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 2, Royals 1.

SENATORS 7TH: Rodriguez doubled to left; Brinkman out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Rodriguez to third]; Casanova
hit a sacrifice fly to left [Rodriguez scored]; Cullen struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Schaal flied out to left; Matchick singled to left;
Rodriguez singled to right [Matchick scored (error by Casanova)
(unearned) (no RBI), Rodriguez out at third (right to third)];
OTIS BATTED FOR DRAGO; Otis singled to center; Spriggs flied out
to center; 1 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 3, Royals 2.

SENATORS 8TH: OTIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); KIRKPATRICK
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C ); BURGMEIER REPLACED RODRIGUEZ
(PITCHING); GOOSSEN BATTED FOR COLEMAN; Goossen singled to
center; Stroud was called out on strikes; Unser grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop) [Goossen out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: PINA REPLACED GOOSSEN (PITCHING); Rojas grounded out
(pitcher to third to first); Kirkpatrick popped to second;
Oliver walked; Sorrell homered [Oliver scored]; Schaal singled
to center; Matchick grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 3, Royals 4.

SENATORS 9TH: Howard grounded out (second to first); REICHARDT
BATTED FOR EPSTEIN; Reichardt singled to shortstop; Rodriguez
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Reichardt out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 3,
Royals 4.



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