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Monday September 21, 1970
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Bill Melton set a White Sox club record with his 30th homer of the season, leading to an 8-4 victory in the first game of a doubleheader, but the Royals came back to win the second game, 8-2. After Paul Schaal homered in the seventh inning of the lidlifter to tie the score at 4-4, Melton whacked his round-tripper in the home half and the White Sox clinched the decision with three more runs in the eighth.

Jim York, making his major league debut for the Royals in the nightcap, was the winner with 4 2/3 innings of relief pitching. The Royals broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the sixth inning, featuring a triple by Schaal with two on base. These games originally were scheduled for Kansas City, but were rained out there and were transferred to Chicago. Paid attendance at Comiskey Park was only 672. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 8, Kansas City Royals 4 (Game 1)

Game Played on Monday, September 21, 1970 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

Royals       0  0  2    1  0  0    1  0  0  -   4  5  2
White Sox    0  2  0    0  0  2    1  3  x  -   8  8  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Spriggs rf            4   1   1   2     0   1   .242      Williams rf           4   1   1   0     1   0   .257
Otis cf               3   0   0   0     1   0   .283      Aparicio ss           5   0   1   2     0   0   .317
Piniella lf           2   0   0   0     1   0   .297      May lf                3   1   0   0     2   0   .285
Kirkpatrick c         4   0   0   0     0   0   .236      Melton 3b             2   2   1   1     2   0   .266
Oliver 1b             4   1   0   0     0   1   .260        Herrmann c          0   0   0   0     1   0   .287
Schaal 3b             4   1   1   1     0   0   .269      Josephson c           2   1   0   0     1   1   .317
Rojas 2b              3   0   2   1     1   0   .230        McCraw pr,1b        1   0   1   2     0   0   .224
Severson ss           4   1   1   0     0   0   .252      Berry cf              5   1   2   0     0   0   .277
Rooker p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .209      Spence 1b             3   0   0   1     0   0   .221
  Morehead p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .171        Morales 3b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .170
  Taylor ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .167      Knoop 2b              3   0   1   0     1   1   .228
  Monteagudo p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Horlen p              0   0   0   0     1   0   .120
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .143        Hopkins ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .286
                                                            Ortiz pr            0   1   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Stange p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Wood p              1   1   0   0     0   0   .111

Totals               31   4   5   4     3   4             Totals               30   8   8   6     9   2

Time of Game: 2:44
Left on Base: Royals 4, White Sox 10
DP: Royals 0, White Sox 2
Errors: Severson 2, Aparicio
Doubles: Severson (11), Rojas (12), Aparicio (29), Knoop (13)
Home Runs: Spriggs (1), Schaal (5), Melton (30)
Stolen Bases: Oliver (3), Otis (30), May 2 (10), McCraw (9)
Sacrifice Hits: Horlen (5)
Sacrifice Flies: Spence (2)
GIDP: Severson (5)
Hit by Pitch: Piniella (2,by Horlen), Josephson (3,by Monteagudo)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker                  2.1   1   2   1   4   0   0  12   3.54
Morehead                3.2   3   2   2   3   2   0  17   3.59
Monteagudo L(1-1)       1.2   3   4   4   1   0   1  10   2.96
Burgmeier               0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3   2.96
Totals                  8     8   8   7   9   2   1  42

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Horlen                  6     3   3   2   1   4   1  23   4.72
Stange                  0     1   1   1   1   0   1   2   5.44
Wood W(9-13)            3     1   0   0   1   0   0  10   2.88
Totals                  9     5   4   3   3   4   2  35

Hit by Pitch: Monteagudo (1), Horlen (4)
Wild Pitches: Morehead 2 (9), Monteagudo (2)

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


ROYALS 1ST: this doubleheader is a makeup of games rained out
in Kansas City earlier in September; Spriggs struck out
(catcher to first); Otis grounded out (third to first); Piniella
walked; Kirkpatrick grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Williams grounded out (third to first); Aparicio
grounded out (second to first); May grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver struck out; Schaal grounded out (third to
first); Rojas grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Melton walked; Josephson walked [Melton to
second]; Berry singled to right [Melton to third, Josephson to
second]; Spence hit a sacrifice fly to center [Melton scored,
Josephson to third]; Josephson advanced to home (error by
Severson; assist by Kirkpatrick) and Berry advanced to third;
rundown on botched squeeze; Knoop walked; Horlen out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Knoop to second]; Williams
popped to catcher in foul territory; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Severson doubled to left; Rooker struck out; Spriggs
homered [Severson scored]; Otis flied to right; Piniella was hit
by a pitch; Kirkpatrick popped to third; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 2, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Aparicio flied to left; MOREHEAD REPLACED ROOKER
(PITCHING); May walked (walk was charged to Rooker); Jim
Rooker left with strained shoulder; Melton walked [May to
second]; May stole third; Josephson struck out; Berry flied to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver reached on an error by Aparicio [Oliver to
first]; Oliver stole second; Schaal grounded out (second to
first) [Oliver to third]; Rojas singled to left [Oliver scored
(unearned)]; Severson grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Rojas out at second]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 3, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Spence grounded out (second to first); Knoop
struck out; Horlen walked; Williams flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Morehead was called out on strikes; Spriggs grounded
out (pitcher to first); Otis grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Aparicio reached on an error by Severson
[Aparicio to first]; Morehead threw a wild pitch [Aparicio to
second]; May grounded out (second to first) [Aparicio to third];
Melton popped to first in foul territory; Josephson grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, White Sox 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Kirkpatrick
popped to shortstop; Oliver grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, White Sox 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Berry singled to center; Spence popped to third
in foul territory; Knoop flied to right; HOPKINS BATTED FOR
HORLEN; Hopkins singled to left [Berry to second]; ORTIZ RAN FOR
HOPKINS; Morehead threw a wild pitch [Berry to third, Ortiz to
second]; Williams walked; Aparicio doubled to right [Berry
scored, Ortiz scored, Williams out at home (right to first to
catcher)]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 3, White Sox 4.

ROYALS 7TH: STANGE REPLACED ORTIZ (PITCHING); Schaal homered;
Rojas walked; WOOD REPLACED STANGE (PITCHING); Severson hit into
a double play (second to first to shortstop) [Rojas out at
second]; TAYLOR BATTED FOR MOREHEAD; Taylor popped to first in
foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, White Sox 4.

WHITE SOX 7TH: MONTEAGUDO REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); May
grounded out (second to first); Melton homered; Josephson was
hit by a pitch; Duane Josephson hit on the side of the
head; MCCRAW RAN FOR JOSEPHSON; Berry flied to left; McCraw
stole second; Spence grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, White Sox 5.

ROYALS 8TH: MCCRAW STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); HERRMANN
REPLACED MELTON (PLAYING C ); MORALES REPLACED SPENCE (PLAYING
3B); Spriggs grounded out (first to pitcher); Otis walked; Otis
stole second; Piniella reached on a fielder's choice [Otis out
at third (shortstop to third)]; Kirkpatrick grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, White Sox 5.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Knoop doubled to left; On a bunt Wood reached on
a fielder's choice [Knoop out at third (pitcher to third)];
Williams singled to right [Wood to third]; Monteagudo threw a
wild pitch [Wood scored, Williams to third]; Aparicio popped to
first in foul territory; May walked; BURGMEIER REPLACED
MONTEAGUDO (PITCHING); May stole second; Herrmann walked; McCraw
singled to center [Williams scored, May scored, Herrmann to
third]; Berry grounded out (pitcher unassisted); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Royals 4, White Sox 8.

ROYALS 9TH: Oliver grounded out (third to first); Schaal
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rojas doubled to left;
Severson flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, White
Sox 8.



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