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Wednesday September 23, 1970
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Bart Johnson, a rookie righthander with the White Sox, pitched a five-hitter and posted his first major league shutout, beating the Royals, 6-0. Johnson also batted in a run with a double in the sixth inning. Rich McKinney homered for the third consecutive game. [The Sporting News]


Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City Royals 0

Game Played on Wednesday, September 23, 1970 (Day game) at Comiskey Park I

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  3
White Sox    1  0  0    0  0  2    2  1  x  -   6 11  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Otis cf               2   0   0   0     2   0   .283      Williams rf           5   1   2   0     0   0   .264
Spriggs rf            2   0   0   0     2   1   .223      McCraw 1b             5   0   1   0     0   1   .218
Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .299      May lf                4   1   2   0     1   0   .287
Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     1   0   .234      Melton 3b             4   0   1   1     1   0   .264
Sorrell 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .264      Aparicio ss           0   0   0   0     1   0   .316
Schaal 3b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .272        McKinney ss         3   1   1   2     1   1   .151
Rojas 2b              3   0   0   0     1   0   .234      Berry cf              4   1   2   0     0   1   .278
Floyd ss              3   0   1   0     0   1   .231      Knoop 2b              4   0   0   0     0   3   .224
Splittorff p          2   0   1   0     0   0   .500      Brinkman c            3   2   1   0     1   1   .100
  Kelly ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .234      Johnson p             3   0   1   1     0   1   .286
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               28   0   5   0     6   5             Totals               35   6  11   4     5   8

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance:    693
Left on Base: Royals 7, White Sox 11
DP: Royals 0, White Sox 3
Errors: Rojas, Floyd, Wright
Doubles: Berry (12), Johnson (2), Brinkman (1)
Home Runs: McKinney (3)
Stolen Bases: McCraw (11)
Caught Stealing: Rojas (7), May (4), McKinney (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Johnson (1)
GIDP: Sorrell (5), Kirkpatrick (9), Rojas (7)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Splittorff L(0-1)       7    10   5   3   3   8   1  34   3.86
Wright                  1     1   1   1   2   0   0   7   5.40
Totals                  8    11   6   4   5   8   1  41

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson W(4-6)          9     5   0   0   6   5   0  34   4.77
Totals                  9     5   0   0   6   5   0  34

Wild Pitches: Wright (2), Johnson (4)

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Bill Kunkel, 2B - Johnny Stevens, 3B - Jim Odom


ROYALS 1ST: Otis walked; Debut game for Paul Splittorff;
Spriggs walked [Otis to second]; Piniella grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Otis to third, Spriggs to second]; Kirkpatrick
walked; Sorrell grounded into a double play (pitcher to catcher
to first) [Otis out at home]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0,
White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Williams singled to third; On a bunt McCraw
singled to third [Williams to second]; May forced McCraw (first
to shortstop) [Williams to third, May to first]; Melton singled
to center [Williams scored, May to second]; May was caught
stealing third (catcher to third) [Melton to second (on throw to
3b)]; Aparicio walked; Berry grounded out (shortstop to first);
1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 2ND: MCKINNEY REPLACED APARICIO (PLAYING SS); Schaal
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rojas walked; Floyd struck
out; Rojas was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Knoop struck out; Brinkman walked; Johnson struck
out; Williams grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Splittorff singled to second; Otis popped to first
in foul territory; Spriggs flied to left; Piniella grounded out
(third to shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: McCraw was called out on strikes; May singled to
right; Melton reached on an error by Rojas [May to second,
Melton to first]; McKinney struck out; Berry struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick lined to center; Sorrell flied to left;
Schaal was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Knoop was called out on strikes; Brinkman was
called out on strikes; Johnson lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Floyd
singled to second; On a bunt Splittorff forced Floyd (first to
shortstop) [Splittorff to first]; Otis flied to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Williams singled to left; McCraw forced Williams
(shortstop to second) [McCraw to first]; McCraw stole second;
May flied to center; Melton flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Royals 0, White Sox 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Spriggs struck out; Piniella singled to left;
Kirkpatrick grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Piniella out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: McKinney walked; McKinney was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Berry doubled to center; Knoop
flied to center [Berry to third]; Brinkman reached on an error
by Floyd [Berry scored (unearned) (no RBI), Brinkman to first];
Johnson doubled to right [Brinkman scored (unearned)]; Williams
flied to center; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, White
Sox 3.

ROYALS 7TH: Sorrell popped to shortstop; Schaal grounded out
(first unassisted); Rojas flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Royals 0, White Sox 3.

WHITE SOX 7TH: McCraw grounded out (shortstop to first); May
singled to right; Melton grounded out (third to first) [May to
second]; McKinney homered [May scored]; Berry singled to
shortstop; Knoop struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
White Sox 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Floyd flied to center; KELLY BATTED FOR SPLITTORFF;
Kelly was called out on strikes; Otis walked; Johnson threw a
wild pitch [Otis to second]; Spriggs walked; Piniella was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 5.

WHITE SOX 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED KELLY (PITCHING); Brinkman
doubled to center; Johnson reached on an error by Wright on a
sacrifice bunt [Brinkman to third, Johnson to first]; Wright
threw a wild pitch [Brinkman scored, Johnson to second];
Williams grounded out (third to first); McCraw flied to right;
May walked; Melton walked [Johnson to third, May to second];
McKinney lined to left; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 0, White
Sox 6.

ROYALS 9TH: Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); Sorrell
singled to second; Schaal singled to center [Sorrell to second];
Rojas grounded into a double play (third to first) [Sorrell out
at third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, White Sox 6.



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