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Tuesday September 22, 1970
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The White Sox lost both ends of a doubleheader for the 13th time this season, bowing to the Royals in a twi-night pair, 2-1 and 6-2. Ed Kirkpatrick homered for the Royals in the fourth inning of the opener and their other run scored in the sixth on a double by Amos Otis, an infield out and a single by Lou Piniella. The White Sox picked up their run in the seventh on a double by Ed Herrmann and two infield outs, scoring pinch-runner Syd O'Brien.

In the nightcap, Rich McKinney homered with a man on base in the second inning to account for the White Sox tallies. The Royals, trailing, 2-1, forged ahead with three runs in the sixth. Bob Oliver walked, Paul Schaal singled and Tommy McCraw dropped a fly by Ellie Rodriguez, loading the bases. George Spriggs struck out, but Bobby Floyd singled, driving in two runs to send the Royals ahead, and Al Fitzmorris added a single to plate another tally. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Chicago White Sox 1 (Game 1)

Game Played on Tuesday, September 22, 1970 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Royals       0  0  0    1  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  7  1
White Sox    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  8  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Otis cf               3   1   1   0     1   0   .285      Williams rf           4   0   1   0     0   2   .259
Spriggs rf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .231      Aparicio ss           3   0   0   0     1   0   .315
Piniella lf           4   0   1   1     0   0   .298      May lf                4   0   2   0     0   1   .287
Kirkpatrick c         4   1   1   1     0   1   .236      Melton 3b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .266
Sorrell 1b            2   0   0   0     1   1   .264      Herrmann c            3   0   1   0     0   0   .287
  Oliver 1b           1   0   0   0     0   0   .258        O'Brien pr          0   1   0   0     0   0   .248
Schaal 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .270        Moore p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .179
Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .230        Spence ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .226
Floyd ss              3   0   1   0     0   1   .158        Blanco pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .197
Drago p               2   0   1   0     0   0   .054      McCraw 1b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .221
  Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .133      Berry cf              3   0   0   1     1   0   .276
                                                          Knoop 2b              2   0   0   0     0   1   .227
                                                            Hopkins ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .288
                                                            Morales pr,2b       0   0   0   0     0   0   .174
                                                            Matias ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .179
                                                          Wynne p               2   0   1   0     0   1   .083
                                                            Maye ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .262
                                                            Brinkman c          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Josephson ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .315

Totals               31   2   7   2     2   4             Totals               33   1   8   1     2   5

Time of Game: 2:10
Left on Base: Royals 5, White Sox 8
DP: Royals 0, White Sox 1
Errors: Kirkpatrick
Doubles: Otis (32), Williams (17), Herrmann (9)
Home Runs: Kirkpatrick (18)
Stolen Bases: Aparicio (8), McCraw (10)
Caught Stealing: Rojas (6), Melton (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Drago (9), McCraw (2)
GIDP: Otis (8)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago W(9-14)           8.1   8   1   1   1   5   0  33   3.82
Abernathy SV(11)        0.2   0   0   0   1   0   0   3   2.32
Totals                  9     8   1   1   2   5   0  36

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wynne L(1-3)            7     7   2   2   2   4   1  28   4.75
Moore                   2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6   5.35
Totals                  9     7   2   2   2   4   1  34

Balks: Wynne 2 (2)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Otis walked; Spriggs singled to left [Otis to
second]; Piniella popped to second; Kirkpatrick struck out;
Sorrell grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 0, White Sox 0.

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

ROYALS 2ND: Schaal flied to center; Rojas popped to second;
Floyd grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Herrmann grounded out (third to first); McCraw
popped to second; Berry flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Drago singled to right; Otis grounded into a double
play (third to second to first) [Drago out at second]; Spriggs
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Knoop struck out; Wynne singled to right;
Williams doubled to left [Wynne to third]; Aparicio grounded out
(shortstop to first); May grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Piniella popped to catcher in foul territory;
Kirkpatrick homered; Sorrell was called out on strikes; Schaal
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1,
White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Melton singled to second; Herrmann forced Melton
(second to shortstop) [Herrmann to first]; McCraw forced
Herrmann (first to shortstop) [McCraw to first]; McCraw stole
second [McCraw to third (error by Kirkpatrick)]; Berry popped to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Rojas singled to center; Rojas was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); Floyd was called out on strikes;
Drago grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Knoop grounded out (shortstop to first); Wynne
struck out; Williams struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
1, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis doubled to left; Spriggs grounded out (first
unassisted) [Otis to third]; Piniella singled to center [Otis
scored]; Wynne balked [Piniella to second]; Kirkpatrick popped
to first in foul territory; Sorrell was walked intentionally;
Schaal popped to third in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 2, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Aparicio grounded out (pitcher to first); May
singled to center; Melton forced May (shortstop to second);
Melton was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, White Sox 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Floyd
singled to left; Wynne balked [Floyd to second]; Drago out on a
sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Floyd to third]; Otis grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, White Sox
0.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Herrmann doubled to center; O'BRIEN RAN FOR
HERRMANN; McCraw grounded out (second to first) [O'Brien to
third]; Berry grounded out (second to first) [O'Brien scored];
HOPKINS BATTED FOR KNOOP; Hopkins singled to left; MORALES RAN
FOR HOPKINS; MAYE BATTED FOR WYNNE; Maye forced Morales
(shortstop unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, White
Sox 1.

ROYALS 8TH: MORALES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); MOORE REPLACED
O'BRIEN (PITCHING); BRINKMAN REPLACED MAYE (PLAYING C ); Spriggs
flied to center; Piniella lined to right; Kirkpatrick grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, White
Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 8TH: OLIVER REPLACED SORRELL (PLAYING 1B); Williams
grounded out (pitcher to first); Aparicio flied to left; May
singled to left; Melton flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 2, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Oliver grounded out (third to first); Schaal flied
to left; Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 2, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 9TH: SPENCE BATTED FOR MOORE; Spence singled to
center; BLANCO RAN FOR SPENCE; McCraw out on a sacrifice bunt
(first unassisted) [Blanco to second]; ABERNATHY REPLACED DRAGO
(PITCHING); Berry walked; MATIAS BATTED FOR MORALES; Matias
forced Berry (second to shortstop) [Blanco to third, Matias to
first]; JOSEPHSON BATTED FOR BRINKMAN; Josephson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, White Sox
1.



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