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Monday September 7, 1970
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Bob Johnson, who pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10, also batted in two runs with a single as the Royals ended a five-game losing streak by defeating the Angels, 4-1. The loss was the fourth in a row for the California club. Johnson hit his single with the bases loaded in the second inning and Pat Kelly followed with a single for another counter. Ed Kirkpatrick added the Royals' last run with a homer in the eighth. The Angels scored on a sacrifice fly by Jim Spencer in the fourth. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, California Angels 1

Game Played on Monday, September 7, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Angels       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  2
Royals       0  3  0    0  0  0    0  1  x  -   4  8  1


Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Alomar 2b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .261      Kelly rf              4   0   2   1     0   0   .227
Johnstone cf          3   0   0   0     1   2   .235      Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .283
Fregosi ss            2   0   0   0     2   2   .282      Kirkpatrick c         4   1   1   1     0   2   .240
Johnson lf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .320      Oliver 1b             4   1   2   0     0   0   .257
Spencer 1b            3   0   0   1     0   1   .282      Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .294
Repoz rf              3   0   0   0     1   1   .244      Schaal 3b             4   1   0   0     0   0   .264
McMullen 3b           4   0   0   0     0   0   .223      Rojas 2b              3   1   2   0     1   0   .238
Azcue c               3   0   1   0     0   1   .237      Severson ss           3   0   0   0     1   1   .256
Bradley p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .200      Johnson p             2   0   1   2     0   0   .120
  LaRoche p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Rivers ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  K. Tatum p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .182
  Voss ph             1   0   0   0     0   1   .240
  Fisher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Cox p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               29   1   3   1     4  10             Totals               32   4   8   4     2   5

Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance:  6,626
Left on Base: Angels 6, Royals 7
DP: Angels 0, Royals 1
Errors: Fregosi, Johnson, Oliver
Doubles: Rojas (11)
Home Runs: Kirkpatrick (17)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (29)
Sacrifice Hits: Johnson (5)
Sacrifice Flies: Spencer (5)
GIDP: Johnson (22)


Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bradley L(2-3)          3.1   4   3   0   2   3   0  17   3.24
LaRoche                 0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.79
K. Tatum                2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   3.18
Fisher                  1.2   4   1   1   0   1   1   9   2.98
Cox                     0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
Totals                  8     8   4   1   2   5   1  35

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson W(7-10)         9     3   1   0   4  10   0  34   3.16
Totals                  9     3   1   0   4  10   0  34

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


ANGELS 1ST: Alomar grounded out (first unassisted); Johnstone
grounded out (first unassisted); Fregosi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Otis flied out
to left; Kirkpatrick grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Johnson struck out; Spencer struck out; Repoz struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver singled to left [Oliver to second (error by
Johnson)]; Piniella struck out; Schaal reached on an error by
Fregosi; Rojas walked [Oliver to third, Schaal to second];
Severson struck out; Johnson singled to center [Rojas to third,
Schaal scored (unearned), Oliver scored (unearned)]; Kelly
singled to center [Johnson to second, Rojas scored (unearned)];
Otis forced Johnson (third unassisted); 3 R (0 ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2
LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 3.

ANGELS 3RD: McMullen flied out to left; Azcue struck out;
Bradley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Kirkpatrick struck out; Oliver grounded out (third
to first); Piniella grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Royals 3.

ANGELS 4TH: Alomar singled to right; Johnstone struck out;
Fregosi walked [Alomar to second]; Johnson reached on an error
by Oliver [Fregosi to second, Alomar to third]; Spencer hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Alomar scored (unearned)]; Repoz walked
[Fregosi to third, Johnson to second]; McMullen flied out to
center; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Schaal made an out to first; Rojas doubled to right;
Severson was walked intentionally; LAROCHE REPLACED BRADLEY
(PITCHING); Johnson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Severson to second, Rojas to third]; Kelly flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 3.

ANGELS 5TH: Azcue grounded out (pitcher to first); RIVERS BATTED
FOR LAROCHE; Rivers flied out to right; Alomar grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 5TH: K. TATUM REPLACED RIVERS (PITCHING); Otis flied out
to center; Kirkpatrick struck out; Oliver grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 3.

ANGELS 6TH: Johnstone struck out; Fregosi walked; Johnson
singled to left [Fregosi to second]; Spencer flied out to right;
Repoz popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Angels 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella made an out to first; Schaal flied out to
center; Rojas flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels
1, Royals 3.

ANGELS 7TH: McMullen flied out to center; Azcue singled to
right; VOSS BATTED FOR K. TATUM; Voss was called out on strikes;
Alomar forced Azcue (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Angels 1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: FISHER REPLACED VOSS (PITCHING); Severson flied out
to center; Johnson grounded out (first to pitcher); Kelly
singled to center; Kelly stole second; Otis struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 3.

ANGELS 8TH: Johnstone walked; Fregosi was called out on strikes;
Johnson grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Johnstone out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels
1, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Kirkpatrick homered; Oliver singled to left;
Piniella flied out to right; Schaal forced Oliver (pitcher to
second); Rojas singled to center [Schaal to second]; COX
REPLACED FISHER (PITCHING); Severson popped to first in foul
territory; Debut game for Terry Cox; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 4.

ANGELS 9TH: Spencer made an out to third; Repoz flied out to
right; McMullen grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Angels 1, Royals 4.



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