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Wednesday September 2, 1970
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Alex Johnson collected three singles, driving in two runs, and Clyde Wright gained his 19th victory with the help of Andy Messersmith as the Angels defeated the Royals, 3-1. Wright gave up the Royals' run in the second inning on singles by Ed Kirkpatrick, Ellie Rodriguez and Rich Severson. Singles by Joe Azcue, Sandy Alomar and Tony Gonzalez produced the tying run for the Angels in the third. After Alomar stole his 32nd base of the season, Johnson sent the Angels ahead with a single. The last run followed in the fifth when Jim Fregosi doubled and Johnson singled. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 3, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Wednesday, September 2, 1970 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

Royals       0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1 10  0
Angels       0  0  2    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   3 10  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Severson ss           5   0   2   1     0   0   .263      Alomar 2b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .266
Rojas 2b              5   0   1   0     0   1   .232      Gonzalez cf           4   0   2   1     0   0   .267
Otis cf               3   0   1   0     0   0   .286      Fregosi ss            4   1   1   0     0   2   .283
Piniella lf           3   0   1   0     1   0   .303      Johnson lf            4   0   3   2     0   0   .320
Oliver 1b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .259      Spencer 1b            4   0   0   0     0   3   .285
Schaal 3b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .268      McMullen 3b           3   0   0   0     1   1   .231
  Matchick ph,3b      1   0   0   0     0   1   .220      Repoz rf              3   0   1   0     1   0   .247
Kirkpatrick rf,c      4   1   2   0     0   1   .243      Azcue c               4   1   2   0     0   0   .234
Rodriguez c           3   0   1   0     0   1   .244      Wright p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .195
  Spriggs ph,rf       1   0   0   0     0   0   .260        Messersmith p       1   0   0   0     0   1   .157
Johnson p             3   0   1   0     0   2   .104
  Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .225

Totals               36   1  10   1     1   7             Totals               33   3  10   3     2   9

Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance:  9,212
Left on Base: Royals 10, Angels 9
DP: Royals 0, Angels 1
Doubles: Repoz (17), Fregosi (31)
Stolen Bases: Alomar (32), Johnson (10), Gonzalez (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Wright (4)
GIDP: Rodriguez (11)
Hit by Pitch: Otis (1,by Wright)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(6-10)         8    10   3   3   2   9   0  36   3.33
Totals                  8    10   3   3   2   9   0  36

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wright W(19-9)          6.2  10   1   1   1   3   0  31   2.96
Messersmith SV(5)       2.1   0   0   0   0   4   0   7   3.04
Totals                  9    10   1   1   1   7   0  38

Hit by Pitch: Wright (5)

Umpires: HP - Jerry Neudecker, 1B - Emmett Ashford, 2B - Hank Soar, 3B - Lou DiMuro


ROYALS 1ST: Severson singled to right; Rojas flied out to right;
Otis was hit by a pitch [Severson to second]; Piniella flied out
to right; Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar flied out to left; Gonzalez grounded out
(pitcher to second to first); Fregosi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 0, Angels 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Schaal flied out to center; Kirkpatrick singled to
left; Rodriguez singled to left [Kirkpatrick to second]; Johnson
struck out; Severson singled to left [Rodriguez to second,
Kirkpatrick scored]; Rojas made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Johnson made an out to shortstop; Spencer struck
out; McMullen walked; Repoz made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis grounded out (second to first); Piniella
grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver singled to center;
Schaal grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Azcue singled to third; Wright out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Azcue to second]; Alomar singled to
left [Azcue to third]; Gonzalez singled to second [Alomar to
second, Azcue scored]; Alomar stole third; Fregosi struck out;
Johnson singled to left [Gonzalez to second, Alomar scored];
Spencer struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick made an out to shortstop; Rodriguez
struck out; Johnson singled to right; Severson flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 2.

ANGELS 4TH: McMullen flied out to center; Repoz doubled to
right; Azcue flied out to center; Wright struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Rojas singled to center; Otis flied out to center;
Piniella singled to left [Rojas to second]; Oliver flied out to
right; Schaal made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 1, Angels 2.

ANGELS 5TH: Alomar grounded out (second to first); Gonzalez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Fregosi doubled to left;
Johnson singled to right [Fregosi scored]; Johnson stole second;
Spencer struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Kirkpatrick singled to center; Rodriguez grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Kirkpatrick
out at second]; Johnson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Angels 3.

ANGELS 6TH: McMullen made an out to shortstop; Repoz walked;
Azcue flied out to right; Wright struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Severson popped to first in foul territory; Rojas
grounded out (pitcher to first); Otis singled to left; Piniella
walked [Otis to second]; MESSERSMITH REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING);
Oliver forced Piniella (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 3.

ANGELS 7TH: Alomar flied out to left; Gonzalez singled to right;
Gonzalez stole second; Fregosi grounded out (third to first)
[Gonzalez to third]; Johnson singled to third [Gonzalez stayed
at third]; Spencer grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 3.

ROYALS 8TH: MATCHICK BATTED FOR SCHAAL; Matchick struck out;
Kirkpatrick struck out; SPRIGGS BATTED FOR RODRIGUEZ; Spriggs
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
Angels 3.

ANGELS 8TH: MATCHICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); SPRIGGS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); KIRKPATRICK CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C
); McMullen was called out on strikes; Repoz made an out to
second; Azcue singled to center; Messersmith was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 3.

ROYALS 9TH: KELLY BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Kelly struck out; Severson
made an out to shortstop; Rojas was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Angels 3.



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