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Friday September 11, 1970
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Vida Blue yielded only one hit -- a single by Pat Kelly with two out in the eighth inning -- and pitched the Athletics to a 3-0 victory over the Royals. The A's halted their three-game losing streak while snapping a string of four straight victories for the Royals.

Tommy Davis doubled and Reggie Jackson singled for a run in the sixth inning. The A's padded their lead in the eighth with a single by Sal Bando, an error, a double by Dick Green and single by Bert Campaneris. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 3, Kansas City Royals 0

Game Played on Friday, September 11, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

A's          0  0  0    0  0  1    0  2  0  -   3 11  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  1  3


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   0   1   1     0   1   .278      Kelly rf              3   0   1   0     1   0   .229
Monday cf             2   0   1   0     2   0   .290      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .234
  Brooks ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Otis cf               2   0   0   0     2   1   .284
  Hovley cf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .255      Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   2   .261
Alou lf               5   0   1   0     0   0   .281      Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .301
Davis 1b              5   1   2   0     0   1   .286      Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .266
Bando 3b              4   1   1   0     1   1   .265      Rodriguez c           2   0   0   0     0   0   .242
Jackson rf            5   0   2   1     0   1   .232      Severson ss           2   0   0   0     1   0   .254
Tenace c              2   1   0   0     2   0   .304      Bunker p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .042
Green 2b              4   0   1   1     0   0   .186        Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Blue p                4   0   2   0     0   2   .500        Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .173
                                                            Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .154

Totals               37   3  11   3     5   7             Totals               28   0   1   0     4   7

Time of Game: 2:45   Attendance:  6,993
Left on Base: A's 12, Royals 6
DP: A's 0, Royals 1
Errors: Kelly, Schaal 2
Doubles: Davis (9), Blue (1), Green (6)
Stolen Bases: Jackson (21), Kelly (31), Otis (25)
Caught Stealing: Alou (5)
GIDP: Alou (11)
Hit by Pitch: Rodriguez (4,by Blue)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blue W(1-0)             9     1   0   0   4   7   0  33   2.70
Totals                  9     1   0   0   4   7   0  33

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bunker L(1-10)          7.1   8   3   2   5   5   0  35   4.82
Burgmeier               0.2   1   0   0   0   2   0   3   3.26
Abernathy               1     2   0   0   0   0   0   4   2.53
Totals                  9    11   3   2   5   7   0  42

Hit by Pitch: Blue (1)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (pitcher to first);
Monday singled to left; Alou grounded out (third to first)
[Monday to second]; Davis struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly grounded out (second to first); Rojas grounded
out (second to first); Otis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando walked; Jackson made an out to second;
Tenace grounded out (third to first) [Bando to second]; Green
made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver flied out to center; Piniella made an out to
second; Schaal lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Blue singled; Campaneris flied out to right;
Monday walked [Blue to second]; Alou grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Monday out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rodriguez made an out to first; Severson flied out
to left; Bunker was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Davis popped to third in foul territory; Bando
was called out on strikes; Jackson singled; Jackson stole
second; Tenace walked; Green flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Kelly flied out to left; Rojas flied out to left;
Otis walked; Oliver grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Blue was called out on strikes; Campaneris struck
out; Monday lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Piniella grounded out (first to pitcher); Schaal
grounded out (second to first); Rodriguez was hit by a pitch;
Severson walked [Rodriguez to second]; Bunker struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Alou flied out to center; Davis doubled to left;
Bando popped to third in foul territory; Jackson singled to
right [Jackson to second (error by Kelly), Davis scored]; Tenace
walked; Green flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Kelly walked; Kelly stole second; Rojas made an out
to third; Otis grounded out (third to first); Oliver struck out;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Blue doubled to right; Campaneris lined to third;
Monday walked; Alou made an out to first; Davis flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella struck out; Schaal made an out to first;
Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Bando singled; Jackson was called out on strikes;
Tenace reached on an error by Schaal [Bando to third (error by
Schaal)]; Green doubled to left [Tenace to third, Bando scored];
BURGMEIER REPLACED BUNKER (PITCHING); Blue struck out;
Campaneris singled to left [Green to third, Tenace scored
(unearned)]; BROOKS BATTED FOR MONDAY; Brooks struck out; 2 R (1
ER), 3 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: HOVLEY REPLACED BROOKS (PLAYING CF); Severson flied
out to right; TAYLOR BATTED FOR BURGMEIER; Taylor struck out;
Kelly singled to right; Rojas made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 9TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Alou
singled; Alou was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Davis singled; Bando forced Davis (second to shortstop); Jackson
flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals
0.

ROYALS 9TH: Otis walked; Otis stole second; Oliver struck out;
Piniella flied out to center; Schaal made an out to third; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 0.



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