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Monday September 28, 1970
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A squeeze bunt by Danny Thompson scored Brant Alyea in the fifth inning and provided the Twins with a 1-0 victory over the Royals. Alyea doubled and reached third on a sacrifice by George Mitterwald before Thompson laid down his bunt. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 1, Kansas City Royals 0

Game Played on Monday, September 28, 1970 (Day game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  1
Twins        0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   1  6  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Otis cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .283      Tovar 3b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .297
Rojas 2b              4   0   2   0     0   0   .242      Cardenas ss           3   0   1   0     0   1   .244
Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .301      Oliva rf              3   0   0   0     0   0   .321
Oliver 1b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .257      Killebrew 1b          3   0   1   0     0   1   .273
Rodriguez c           4   0   0   0     0   3   .228      Holt cf               3   0   1   0     0   0   .263
Floyd 3b              4   0   2   0     0   1   .343      Alyea lf              3   1   1   0     0   0   .299
Spriggs rf            3   0   0   0     0   2   .206        Nettles lf          0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Hernandez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .228      Mitterwald c          1   0   0   0     1   0   .217
Severson ss           2   0   0   0     1   1   .250      Thompson 2b           2   0   1   1     0   0   .219
Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   0   .053      Hall p                2   0   1   0     0   0   .182
  Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .140        Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .186
  York p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .042

Totals               33   0   6   0     1   8             Totals               24   1   6   1     1   2

Time of Game: 1:51   Attendance:  1,100
Left on Base: Royals 7, Twins 2
DP: Royals 4, Twins 0
Errors: Severson
Doubles: Floyd (4), Killebrew (20), Alyea (12)
Stolen Bases: Otis (33)
Sacrifice Hits: Mitterwald (4), Thompson (6)
GIDP: Oliva 2 (16), Tovar (9), Alyea (11)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(9-15)           7     6   1   1   1   2   0  24   3.75
York                    1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   1.59
Totals                  8     6   1   1   1   2   0  27

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hall W(11-6)            8     5   0   0   1   7   0  30   2.55
Perranoski SV(33)       1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   2.28
Totals                  9     6   0   0   1   8   0  34

Umpires: HP - John Rice, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Larry Barnett, 3B - Ron Luciano


ROYALS 1ST: Otis singled to left; Otis stole second; Rojas lined
to left; Piniella struck out; Oliver grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar grounded out (third to first); Cardenas singled
to left; Oliva grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop
to first) [Cardenas out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Floyd
doubled to left; Spriggs was called out on strikes; Severson
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew doubled to left; Holt grounded out
(shortstop to first); Alyea flied out to center; Mitterwald
walked; Thompson singled to right [Mitterwald to second,
Killebrew out at home (right to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Royals 0, Twins 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Drago flied out to center; Otis lined to center;
Rojas singled to right; Piniella singled to left [Rojas to
second]; Oliver lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 0.

TWINS 3RD: Hall singled; Tovar grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Hall out at second]; Cardenas
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rodriguez struck out; Floyd flied out to left;
Spriggs struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva grounded out (shortstop to first); Killebrew
struck out; Holt lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Twins 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Severson walked; Drago forced Severson (catcher to
shortstop); Otis popped to third in foul territory; Rojas popped
to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 0.

TWINS 5TH: Alyea doubled to center; Mitterwald out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Alyea to third]; Thompson out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Alyea scored]; Hall
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella flied out to center; Oliver made an out to
second; Rodriguez was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

TWINS 6TH: Tovar grounded out (third to first); Cardenas reached
on an error by Severson; Oliva grounded into a double play
(second to first) [Cardenas out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Floyd was called out on strikes; Spriggs popped to
catcher in foul territory; Severson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

TWINS 7TH: Killebrew grounded out (third to first); Holt singled
to center; Alyea grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Holt out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 1.

ROYALS 8TH: NETTLES REPLACED ALYEA (PLAYING LF); CAMPANIS BATTED
FOR DRAGO; Campanis flied out to center; Otis flied out to
center; Rojas singled to right; Piniella popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

TWINS 8TH: YORK REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Mitterwald
grounded out (third to first); Thompson flied out to center;
MANUEL BATTED FOR HALL; Manuel grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 9TH: PERRANOSKI REPLACED MANUEL (PITCHING); Oliver
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez was called out on
strikes; Floyd singled to center; HERNANDEZ BATTED FOR SPRIGGS;
Hernandez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 1.



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