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Sunday September 27, 1970
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The relief pitching of Ted Abernathy preserved the Royals' 4-3 victory over the Twins. The Royals built up a 4-0 lead, scoring what proved to be the winning run in the seventh inning when Amos Otis doubled and Lou Piniella singled. Bob Allison drove in two runs for the Twins in eighth, chasing Jim Rooker. Abernathy gave up a single by Rich Reese that scored Allison, but then clamped down to save the game. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, Minnesota Twins 3

Game Played on Sunday, September 27, 1970 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Twins        0  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  0  -   3  9  1
Royals       2  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  x  -   4 12  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Thompson ss,3b        5   0   0   0     0   0   .217      Otis cf               4   2   2   0     0   0   .283
Quilici 2b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .230      Spriggs rf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .211
  Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .190      Piniella lf           4   1   3   1     0   0   .302
Killebrew 1b          4   1   1   0     0   2   .273      Kirkpatrick c         4   0   1   1     0   2   .231
Oliva cf              4   0   2   0     0   1   .322      Oliver 1b             3   1   1   0     1   1   .259
Alyea lf              4   0   2   0     0   1   .298      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .240
  Nettles pr,lf       0   1   0   0     0   0   .250      Floyd 3b              4   0   4   1     0   0   .323
Allison rf            3   1   1   1     1   0   .214      Matchick ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .191
Renick 3b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .226      Rooker p              3   0   0   0     0   2   .200
  Reese ph            1   0   1   1     0   0   .262        Abernathy p         1   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Hill pr             0   0   0   0     0   0   .095
  Cardenas ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .243
Mitterwald c          3   0   2   0     0   1   .218
  Ratliff ph,c        1   0   0   0     0   0   .264
Tiant p               1   0   0   0     0   0   .406
  Brye ph             1   0   0   0     0   1   .182
  Kaat p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .192
  Tovar ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .299
  Zepp p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .136
  Holt ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .262

Totals               36   3   9   2     2   8             Totals               35   4  12   3     1   6

Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance:  9,390
Left on Base: Twins 8, Royals 8
DP: Twins 0, Royals 0
Errors: Tiant, Spriggs
Doubles: Mitterwald (11), Allison (5), Floyd 2 (3), Oliver (24), Otis (35)
Triples: Oliva (6)
Caught Stealing: Floyd (1)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Tiant L(7-3)            4     6   2   2   1   2   0  18   3.40
Kaat                    2     3   1   1   0   2   0   9   3.67
Zepp                    2     3   1   1   0   2   0   9   3.23
Totals                  8    12   4   4   1   6   0  36

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker W(10-15)         7.2   8   3   3   2   7   0  33   3.54
Abernathy SV(12)        1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5   2.28
Totals                  9     9   3   3   2   8   0  38

Wild Pitches: Tiant (2)
Balks: Rooker (1)

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


TWINS 1ST: Thompson made an out to first; Quilici popped to
third in foul territory; Killebrew struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Otis singled to left; Spriggs struck out; Piniella
singled to left [Otis to second]; Piniella was picked off first
but was safe on an error by Tiant [Piniella to second, Otis to
third]; Tiant threw a wild pitch [Piniella to third, Otis
scored]; Kirkpatrick singled to center [Piniella scored]; Oliver
flied out to center; Rojas forced Kirkpatrick (third to second);
2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

TWINS 2ND: Oliva singled to first; Alyea popped to third in foul
territory; Allison made an out to second; Renick lined to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Floyd doubled to left; Matchick singled to left
[Floyd to third]; Rooker was called out on strikes; Otis made an
out to shortstop; Spriggs flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

TWINS 3RD: Mitterwald singled to left; Tiant popped to first in
foul territory; Thompson lined to right; Quilici walked
[Mitterwald to second]; Killebrew struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 3RD: Piniella flied out to right; Kirkpatrick grounded
out (second to first); Oliver walked; Rojas grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva grounded out (second to first); Alyea singled
to left; Allison walked [Alyea to second]; Rooker balked
[Allison to second, Alyea to third]; Renick was called out on
strikes; Mitterwald was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Floyd singled to center; Floyd was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Matchick flied out to right;
Rooker flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 2.

TWINS 5TH: BRYE BATTED FOR TIANT; Brye was called out on
strikes; Thompson flied out to center; Quilici grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: KAAT REPLACED BRYE (PITCHING); Otis made an out to
second; Spriggs grounded out (third to first); Piniella singled
to left; Kirkpatrick struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0,
Royals 2.

TWINS 6TH: Killebrew made an out to first; Oliva tripled to
center; Alyea struck out; Allison flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Oliver doubled to right; Rojas grounded out (first
unassisted) [Oliver to third]; Floyd doubled to left [Oliver
scored]; Matchick grounded out (second to first); Rooker struck
out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 3.

TWINS 7TH: Renick popped to first in foul territory; Mitterwald
doubled to left; TOVAR BATTED FOR KAAT; Tovar popped to first in
foul territory; Thompson flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: ZEPP REPLACED TOVAR (PITCHING); Otis doubled to
left; Spriggs grounded out (second to first) [Otis to third];
Piniella singled to center [Otis scored]; Kirkpatrick struck
out; Oliver struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Royals 4.

TWINS 8TH: Quilici grounded out (shortstop to first); Killebrew
singled to left; Oliva struck out; Alyea singled to center
[Killebrew to third]; NETTLES RAN FOR ALYEA; Allison doubled to
right [Killebrew scored, Nettles scored (error by Spriggs) (no
RBI)]; REESE BATTED FOR RENICK; ABERNATHY REPLACED ROOKER
(PITCHING); Reese singled to right [Allison scored]; HILL RAN
FOR REESE; RATLIFF BATTED FOR MITTERWALD; Ratliff forced Hill
(second to shortstop); 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: NETTLES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); CARDENAS
REPLACED HILL (PLAYING SS); RATLIFF STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C );
THOMPSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); Rojas grounded out
(second to first); Floyd singled to center; Matchick grounded
out (second to first) [Floyd to second]; Abernathy grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Royals 4.

TWINS 9TH: HOLT BATTED FOR ZEPP; Holt grounded out (second to
first); Thompson grounded out (third to first); MANUEL BATTED
FOR QUILICI; Manuel was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 3, Royals 4.



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