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Getting tight pitching in both games, the Royals beat the Brewers in a twi-night doubleheader, 2-0 and 10-2. A single by Paul Schaal in the fourth inning drove in the Royals' runs in the opener. Bill Butler, making his first start since returning from Omaha (American Association), limited the Brewers to three hits before being removed after issuing two passes with one out in the ninth. Ted Abernathy struck out Floyd Wicker, gave up a bases-loading single by Bob Burda and got Tito Francona on a fly to save the game.

In the nightcap, Dick Drago pitched a five-hitter for the Royals, with one of the Brewers' runs coming on a homer by Burda. The Royals enjoyed a pair of five-run outbursts. In the sixth inning, after Rich Severson drove in two runs with a single, Lou Piniella came up with the sacks filled and cleared them with a double. Schaal doubled for two runs when the Royals added their remaining five tallies in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Milwaukee Brewers 0 (Game 1)

Game Played on Thursday, September 10, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Brewers      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  1
Royals       0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  x  -   2  5  1


Brewers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Smith lf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .275      Kelly rf              3   0   0   0     1   0   .228
Pena ss               4   0   1   0     0   1   .244      Otis cf               4   0   2   0     0   0   .284
Harper 3b             2   0   0   0     1   0   .293      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   0   .238
Savage rf             2   0   0   0     1   0   .272      Oliver 1b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .263
  Wicker ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .200      Piniella lf           4   1   1   0     0   1   .300
McNertney 1b,c        3   0   0   0     0   0   .247      Schaal 3b             2   0   1   2     1   1   .269
  Burda ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .246      Rojas 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .236
  Stanley pr          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Matchick ss           3   0   0   0     0   1   .209
Roof c                1   0   0   0     2   1   .243      Butler p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .048
  Alvis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .173        Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .154
  Francona 1b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .233
May cf                3   0   2   0     0   0   .241
Kubiak 2b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .253
Lockwood p            2   0   0   0     0   1   .261
  Allen ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .229
  Sanders p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .125

Totals               27   0   4   0     5   5             Totals               29   2   5   2     3   5

Time of Game: 2:12
Left on Base: Brewers 6, Royals 6
DP: Brewers 1, Royals 4
Errors: McNertney, Kelly
Doubles: Pena (18)
Stolen Bases: Kelly (30), Schaal (6)
GIDP: Kubiak (16), Allen (2)
Hit by Pitch: Harper (1,by Butler)


Brewers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lockwood L(2-11)        7     3   2   2   3   5   0  28   4.52
Sanders                 1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4   1.49
Totals                  8     5   2   2   3   5   0  32

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Butler W(4-11)          8.1   3   0   0   5   4   0  30   3.73
Abernathy SV(9)         0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3   2.57
Totals                  9     4   0   0   5   5   0  33

Hit by Pitch: Butler (1)
Balks: Lockwood (1)

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


BREWERS 1ST: Smith popped to first in foul territory; Pena
struck out; Harper made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly flied to left in foul territory; Otis flied
out to right; Kirkpatrick flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 0.

BREWERS 2ND: Savage grounded out (third to first); McNertney
flied out to right; Roof struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver flied out to left; Piniella was called out on
strikes; Schaal walked; Rojas grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 0.

BREWERS 3RD: May singled; Kubiak lined into a double play (first
unassisted) [May out at first]; Lockwood struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Matchick was called out on strikes; Butler popped to
third in foul territory; Kelly walked; Kelly stole second; Otis
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Brewers 0, Royals 0.

BREWERS 4TH: Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); Pena
doubled; Harper was hit by a pitch; Savage walked [Pena to
third, Harper to second]; McNertney lined into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Savage out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick walked; Oliver forced Kirkpatrick
(shortstop to second); Piniella singled [Oliver to second];
Lockwood balked [Piniella to second, Oliver to third]; Schaal
singled [Piniella scored, Oliver scored]; Schaal stole second;
Rojas flied out to left; Matchick reached on an error by
McNertney [Schaal to third]; Butler was called out on strikes; 2
R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.

BREWERS 5TH: Roof walked; May flied out to left; Kubiak grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Roof out at
second]; Phil Roof called for interference at 2B; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Otis singled;
Kirkpatrick forced Otis (first to shortstop); Oliver flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.

BREWERS 6TH: Lockwood flied out to left; Kelly dropped a foul
fly hit by Smith for an error; Smith grounded out (shortstop to
first); Pena grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal
was called out on strikes; Rojas flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.

BREWERS 7TH: Harper grounded out (third to first); Savage flied
out to right; McNertney flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Brewers 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Matchick lined to right; Butler was called out on
strikes; Kelly grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.

BREWERS 8TH: Roof walked; ALVIS RAN FOR ROOF; May singled [Alvis
to third]; Kubiak struck out; ALLEN BATTED FOR LOCKWOOD; Allen
grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [May out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: FRANCONA REPLACED ALVIS (PLAYING 1B); SANDERS
REPLACED ALLEN (PITCHING); MCNERTNEY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
C ); Otis singled; Kirkpatrick lined into a double play (pitcher
to first) [Otis out at first]; Oliver singled to center;
Piniella forced Oliver (second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.

BREWERS 9TH: Smith walked; Pena made an out to first; Harper
walked [Smith to second]; WICKER BATTED FOR SAVAGE; ABERNATHY
REPLACED BUTLER (PITCHING); Wicker struck out; BURDA BATTED FOR
MCNERTNEY; Burda singled [Harper to second, Smith to third];
STANLEY RAN FOR BURDA; Francona flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Brewers 0, Royals 2.



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