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Sunday September 13, 1970
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Going into overtime in both games, the Royals shocked the Athletics by sweeping pair of a 8-7 victories in a doubleheader. In the opener, the A's took a 7-6 lead in the 11th inning, but the Royals rallied to win with two runs on a single by Pat Kelly, a pass to Ed Kirkpatrick and a triple by Lou Piniella.

The nightcap was decided in the 12th. Jackie Hernandez singled with one out and when Rich Severson followed with a grounder, both runners were safe on a fielder's choice. Kirkpatrick then singled to drive in the winning run. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 8, Oakland Athletics 7 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, September 13, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

A's          1  0  1    1  0  2    0  1  0    0  1  -   7 11  0
Royals       0  0  2    1  1  0    1  1  0    0  2  -   8 17  3


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   2   1   0     1   0   .278      Kelly rf              3   2   2   1     3   0   .231
Hovley cf             5   0   0   0     1   0   .244      Otis cf               5   1   2   0     0   0   .287
Alou lf               4   2   3   2     0   0   .284      Kirkpatrick c         4   1   4   3     2   0   .243
Davis 1b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .288      Oliver 1b             5   0   1   0     1   1   .261
Bando 3b              3   1   1   1     2   0   .266      Piniella lf           6   0   2   2     0   1   .301
Jackson rf            5   1   3   2     0   2   .240      Schaal 3b             4   2   2   0     1   0   .269
Tenace c              2   0   1   0     2   1   .293      Matchick 2b           5   0   1   0     0   1   .201
  Lewis pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Severson ss           4   1   1   1     0   0   .259
  Fernandez c         1   0   0   0     0   0   .213      Rooker p              2   1   1   0     0   0   .212
Green 2b              5   1   1   0     0   1   .191        Hernandez ph        0   0   0   0     0   0   .232
Dobson p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .128        Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .154
  Fingers p           1   0   0   0     0   1   .086        Spriggs ph          1   0   1   1     0   0   .250
  Locker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .143        Burgmeier p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .154
  Brooks ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Grant p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .222

Totals               38   7  11   5     6   6             Totals               40   8  17   8     7   3

Time of Game: 3:40
Left on Base: A's 7, Royals 10
DP: A's 6, Royals 2
Errors: Kirkpatrick, Severson, Rooker
Doubles: Alou (23), Jackson (20), Rooker (4), Spriggs (2)
Triples: Piniella (5)
Home Runs: Jackson (21)
Stolen Bases: Campaneris (36), Kelly (32), Otis (27), Schaal (7)
Caught Stealing: Jackson (15), Tenace (2), Bando (9), Kirkpatrick (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Davis (2), Grant (5), Hernandez (6), Otis (6)
Sacrifice Flies: Alou (5)
GIDP: Oliver 2 (15), Rooker (3), Matchick (6), Schaal (10)
Hit by Pitch: Severson (1,by Fingers)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson                  5.1  10   4   4   3   1   0  24   3.71
Fingers                 1     0   1   1   1   0   0   4   3.80
Locker                  1.2   3   1   1   2   0   0  10   3.12
Grant L(6-2)            2.2   4   2   2   1   2   0  12   1.82
Totals                 10.2  17   8   8   7   3   0  50

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker                  7     7   5   3   4   4   1  29   3.54
Abernathy               1     2   1   1   0   1   0   4   2.62
Burgmeier W(6-5)        3     2   1   0   2   1   0  14   3.11
Totals                 11    11   7   4   6   6   1  47

Hit by Pitch: Fingers (2)

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris walked; Campaneris stole second;
Hovley grounded out (second to first) [Campaneris to third];
Alou doubled to left [Campaneris scored]; Davis grounded out
(second to first) [Alou to third]; Bando grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Kelly walked; Kelly stole second; Otis flied out to
right; Kirkpatrick walked; Kirkpatrick was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Oliver made an out to second; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Jackson singled to center; Tenace struck out
while Jackson was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Green was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella singled to center; Schaal forced Piniella
(second to shortstop); Matchick struck out while Schaal was out
trying to advance to second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Dobson struck out; Campaneris singled to left;
Hovley walked [Campaneris to second]; Campaneris advanced to
third (error by Rooker) and Hovley advanced to second; Alou hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Campaneris scored (unearned)]; Davis
lined to second; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Severson flied out to center; Rooker doubled to
right; Kelly singled to left [Rooker scored]; Otis singled
[Kelly to second]; Kirkpatrick singled to center [Otis to third,
Kelly scored]; Oliver grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Kirkpatrick out at second]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 2, Royals 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Bando made an out to shortstop; Jackson homered;
Tenace singled to left; Tenace was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Green flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella grounded out (pitcher to first); Schaal
singled to right; Matchick singled to right [Schaal to third];
Severson singled to center [Matchick to third, Schaal scored];
Rooker grounded into a double play (shortstop to first)
[Severson out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Royals 3.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Dobson made an out to second; Campaneris flied
out to center; Hovley flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 3, Royals 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Kelly flied out to right; Otis singled to center;
Otis stole second; Kirkpatrick singled to center [Otis scored];
Oliver grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Kirkpatrick out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 3, Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Alou singled; Davis grounded out (pitcher to
first) [Alou to second]; Bando walked; Jackson doubled to right
[Alou scored, Bando scored (error by Kirkpatrick; assist by
Otis) (unearned) (no RBI), Jackson out at second (catcher to
pitcher to third)]; Tenace was walked intentionally; Green flied
out to center; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 5, Royals
4.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella flied out to right; Schaal walked; FINGERS
REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Matchick grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Schaal out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 5, Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Fingers struck out; Campaneris flied out to
center; Hovley flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 5, Royals 4.

ROYALS 7TH: Severson was hit by a pitch; HERNANDEZ BATTED FOR
ROOKER; Hernandez out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Severson to second]; Kelly walked; LOCKER REPLACED FINGERS
(PITCHING); Otis forced Kelly (shortstop to second) [Severson to
third]; Kirkpatrick singled to right [Otis to third, Severson
scored]; Oliver walked [Kirkpatrick to second]; Piniella flied
out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Athletics 5, Royals 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PITCHING); Alou
singled; Davis out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to first) [Alou
to second]; Bando singled to left [Alou scored]; Jackson struck
out while Bando was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Schaal singled; Schaal stole second; Matchick
grounded out (second to first) [Schaal to third]; Severson
grounded out (shortstop to first); SPRIGGS BATTED FOR ABERNATHY;
Spriggs doubled to left [Schaal scored]; Kelly was walked
intentionally; Otis forced Kelly (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 6, Royals 6.

ATHLETICS 9TH: BURGMEIER REPLACED SPRIGGS (PITCHING); Tenace
walked; LEWIS RAN FOR TENACE; Green forced Lewis (second to
shortstop); BROOKS BATTED FOR LOCKER; Brooks made an out to
second; Campaneris grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 6, Royals 6.

ROYALS 9TH: FERNANDEZ REPLACED LEWIS (PLAYING C ); GRANT
REPLACED BROOKS (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick singled to right; Oliver
singled to left [Kirkpatrick to second]; Piniella was called out
on strikes; Schaal grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Oliver out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Athletics 6, Royals 6.

ATHLETICS 10TH: Hovley grounded out (second to first); Alou
flied out to center; Davis singled to left; Bando walked [Davis
to second]; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics
6, Royals 6.

ROYALS 10TH: Matchick flied out to center; Severson grounded out
(third to first); Burgmeier grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 6, Royals 6.

ATHLETICS 11TH: Fernandez grounded out (pitcher to first); Green
singled to right; Grant out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
first) [Green to second]; Campaneris reached on an error by
Severson [Green scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Hovley popped to
third in foul territory; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
7, Royals 6.

ROYALS 11TH: Kelly singled; Otis out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Kelly to second]; Kirkpatrick walked; Oliver
struck out; Piniella tripled to right [Kirkpatrick scored, Kelly
scored]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 7, Royals 8.



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