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Saturday September 26, 1970
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Bob Johnson yielded only four hits and pitched the Royals to a 5-0 victory over the Twins. Bob Oliver hit a grounder to plate one of the Royals' two runs in the first inning. George Spriggs delivered a two-run single in the second and Oliver ended the scoring with a homer in the third. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 5, Minnesota Twins 0

Game Played on Saturday, September 26, 1970 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Twins        0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  0
Royals       2  2  1    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  9  0


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Nettles lf            3   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Otis cf               5   1   2   0     0   0   .282
  Quilici 2b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .235      Spriggs rf            3   1   1   2     1   0   .218
Cardenas ss           3   0   1   0     1   2   .243      Piniella lf           2   0   1   1     2   0   .298
Oliva rf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .321      Kirkpatrick c         4   0   0   0     0   0   .230
Reese 1b              4   0   0   0     0   2   .261      Oliver 1b             4   1   1   2     0   0   .258
Holt cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .263      Schaal 3b             2   0   0   0     1   0   .268
Ratliff c             1   0   0   0     0   1   .266        Floyd pr,3b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .222
  Dempsey c           1   0   0   0     1   0   .000      Rojas 2b              4   1   3   0     0   0   .242
Renick 3b             3   0   1   0     1   0   .230      Matchick ss           4   1   1   0     0   0   .190
Thompson 2b           1   0   0   0     0   0   .221      Johnson p             3   0   0   0     0   2   .107
  Manuel ph,lf        2   0   0   0     0   1   .193
Blyleven p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Carew ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .372
  Haydel p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .667
  Tovar ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .299
  Hamm p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Alyea ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .295
  Barber p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               30   0   4   0     3   8             Totals               32   5   9   5     4   2

Time of Game: 2:28   Attendance:  7,710
Left on Base: Twins 7, Royals 8
DP: Twins 0, Royals 1
Doubles: Cardenas (34), Otis (34)
Home Runs: Oliver (27)
Stolen Bases: Spriggs (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Johnson (7)
GIDP: Dempsey (1)
Hit by Pitch: Ratliff (7,by Johnson)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blyleven L(10-9)        2     5   4   4   2   0   0  13   3.29
Haydel                  2     3   1   1   1   0   1  10   3.38
Hamm                    2     1   0   0   1   1   0   8   5.28
Barber                  2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   4.26
Totals                  8     9   5   5   4   2   1  37

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson W(8-12)         9     4   0   0   3   8   0  34   3.01
Totals                  9     4   0   0   3   8   0  34

Hit by Pitch: Johnson (11)
Wild Pitches: Johnson (6)

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Nick Avants, 2B - Jake O'Donnell, 3B - Jim Honochick


TWINS 1ST: Nettles flied out to left; Cardenas doubled to right;
Oliva popped to third in foul territory; Reese struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Otis singled to center; Spriggs walked [Otis to
second]; Piniella singled to center [Spriggs to third, Otis
scored]; Kirkpatrick made an out to third; Oliver forced
Piniella (shortstop to second) [Spriggs scored]; Schaal made an
out to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

TWINS 2ND: Holt lined to center; Ratliff was called out on
strikes; Renick grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Rojas singled to left; Matchick singled to left
[Rojas to second]; Johnson out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
second) [Matchick to second, Rojas to third]; Otis flied out to
right; Spriggs singled to center [Matchick scored, Rojas
scored]; Spriggs stole second; Piniella walked; Kirkpatrick made
an out to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 4.

TWINS 3RD: Thompson made an out to second; CAREW BATTED FOR
BLYLEVEN; Carew grounded out (first unassisted); Nettles popped
to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 4.

ROYALS 3RD: HAYDEL REPLACED CAREW (PITCHING); Oliver homered;
Schaal flied out to right; Rojas singled to left; Matchick lined
to right; Johnson grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 4TH: Cardenas walked; Oliva forced Cardenas (shortstop to
second); Reese made an out to shortstop; Holt grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis doubled to left; Spriggs grounded out (third to
first); Piniella walked; Kirkpatrick popped to first in foul
territory; Oliver flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 5TH: Ratliff was hit by a pitch; Renick walked [Ratliff to
second]; MANUEL BATTED FOR THOMPSON; Manuel struck out; TOVAR
BATTED FOR HAYDEL; Tovar was called out on strikes; Nettles
forced Renick (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 5TH: MANUEL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); HAMM REPLACED
TOVAR (PITCHING); QUILICI REPLACED NETTLES (PLAYING 2B); DEMPSEY
REPLACED RATLIFF (PLAYING C ); Schaal walked; FLOYD RAN FOR
SCHAAL; Rojas singled to center [Floyd to second]; Matchick
flied out to left; Johnson was called out on strikes; Otis flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 6TH: FLOYD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Cardenas was
called out on strikes; Oliva singled to right; Reese struck out;
Holt forced Oliva (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 6TH: Spriggs grounded out (first unassisted); Piniella
grounded out (shortstop to first); Kirkpatrick lined to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 7TH: Dempsey walked; Renick singled to left [Dempsey to
second]; Johnson threw a wild pitch [Renick to second, Dempsey
to third]; Manuel flied to left in foul territory; ALYEA BATTED
FOR HAMM; Alyea struck out; Quilici grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 7TH: BARBER REPLACED ALYEA (PITCHING); Oliver lined to
pitcher; Floyd flied out to center; Rojas made an out to third;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 8TH: Cardenas struck out; Oliva flied out to center; Reese
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Matchick grounded out (second to first); Johnson
struck out; Otis popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.

TWINS 9TH: Holt singled to right; Dempsey grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Holt out at second]; Renick
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 5.



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