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Tuesday September 29, 1970
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Ted Abernathy, who was the winner in relief, singled a run home in the 12th inning to give the Royals a 14-13 victory over the Twins in a game marked by the use of 49 players, 27 by Minnesota, setting two major league records. The former highs were 48 men by the Giants and Cubs in a 17-inning game May 2, 1956, and 26 players by the Yankees September 29, 1956, in 13 innings.

The Twins led, 9-5, going into the ninth, but the Royals rallied for six runs on four singles, a double by Ed Kirkpatrick and two errors by Cesar Tovar. The Twins came back with the tying runs in their half, one scoring on a single by Leo Cardenas, who wound up with five hits. The Twins' shortstop also batted in two runs with a single in the 11th to tie the score again at 13-13, but in the 12th inning, Bobby Floyd walked, Billy Sorrell singled and Abernathy, the seventh pitcher used by the Royals, gained his own victory with a single. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 14, Minnesota Twins 13

Game Played on Tuesday, September 29, 1970 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Royals       0  0  0    5  0  0    0  0  6    0  2  1  -  14 20  2
Twins        2  2  1    2  2  0    0  0  2    0  2  0  -  13 20  4


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Otis cf               2   0   1   0     0   0   .284      Tovar 3b              5   3   2   0     2   1   .298
  Kelly pr,cf         2   0   2   2     0   0   .237      Cardenas ss           6   2   5   4     1   0   .250
  Hernandez ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .231        Renick ss           0   0   0   0     0   0   .226
  Rodriguez c         1   1   0   0     1   0   .227      Oliva rf              4   0   3   2     0   0   .324
Spriggs rf            3   0   1   0     0   1   .209        Williams p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .143        Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .042
  Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Zepp p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .136
  Campanis ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .137        Manuel ph,lf        2   0   1   1     0   1   .197
  York p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Killebrew 1b          5   1   1   2     1   1   .273
  Rooker ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Barber p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Severson ph         1   1   0   0     0   0   .249        Kaat ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .189
  Abernathy p         1   0   1   1     0   0   .176        Hamm p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Piniella lf           7   2   1   1     0   0   .299      Holt cf               7   1   3   0     0   0   .267
Kirkpatrick c,cf      6   1   2   3     0   0   .232      Alyea lf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .294
Oliver 1b             6   1   2   0     0   1   .258        Nettles rf          3   0   0   0     0   2   .211
Rojas 2b              6   2   3   0     0   1   .246      Mitterwald c          2   1   2   2     1   0   .221
Floyd 3b              5   3   2   1     1   0   .350        Carew ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .370
Matchick ss           6   1   1   1     0   0   .190        Dempsey c           2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Fitzmorris p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .290      Thompson 2b           4   1   1   1     0   0   .220
  Splittorff p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .500        Reese ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .262
  Morehead p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .167        Quilici pr,2b       2   1   0   0     0   1   .227
  Sorrell ph,rf       5   2   3   3     0   1   .275      Perry p               2   0   1   0     0   1   .247
                                                            Allison ph,rf       2   1   0   0     0   0   .208
                                                            Brye lf             0   0   0   0     0   0   .182
                                                            Ratliff ph          1   0   1   0     0   0   .269
                                                            Hill pr             0   1   0   0     0   0   .095
                                                            Nash 1b             0   1   0   0     1   0   .000

Totals               54  14  20  12     2   5             Totals               54  13  20  12     7  10

Time of Game: 4:05   Attendance:  5,473
Left on Base: Royals 7, Twins 13
DP: Royals 4, Twins 2
Errors: Kelly 2, Tovar 2, Oliva, Dempsey
Doubles: Otis (36), Kirkpatrick (17), Mitterwald (12), Tovar (35)
Stolen Bases: Piniella (3), Kirkpatrick (4), Mitterwald (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Abernathy (3)
GIDP: Matchick (8), Campanis (3), Holt 2 (9), Alyea (12), Thompson (5)
Hit by Pitch: Mitterwald (2,by Wright)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Fitzmorris              0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   4.44
Splittorff              1.2   6   4   4   2   2   0  12   7.27
Morehead                1.1   3   1   1   2   0   0   8   3.62
Burgmeier               1.1   4   4   2   1   0   0  10   3.16
Wright                  1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   5.23
York                    2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7   1.17
Abernathy W(9-3)        4     6   4   4   2   7   0  20   2.60
Totals                 12    20  13  11   7  10   0  62

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry                   5     9   5   4   0   2   0  23   3.04
Williams                3     2   0   0   0   1   0   9   2.01
Perranoski              0.1   4   4   2   0   0   0   5   2.44
Zepp                    0.2   1   2   0   0   0   0   5   3.22
Barber                  2     2   2   2   1   2   0   9   4.61
Hamm L(0-2)             1     2   1   1   1   0   0   6   5.51
Totals                 12    20  14   9   2   5   0  57

Hit by Pitch: Wright (7)

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


ROYALS 1ST: Otis lined to shortstop; Spriggs singled to
shortstop; Piniella flied out to center; Kirkpatrick grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: SPLITTORFF REPLACED FITZMORRIS (PITCHING); Tovar
walked; Al Fitzmorris left with a sore shoulder while warming
up; Cardenas singled [Tovar to second]; Oliva singled to
left [Cardenas to second, Tovar to third]; Killebrew singled to
left [Oliva to second, Cardenas scored, Tovar scored]; Holt
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Oliva to third, Killebrew out at second]; Alyea struck out; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver singled to left; Rojas made an out to second;
Floyd flied out to center; Matchick flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 2.

TWINS 2ND: Mitterwald singled to center; Thompson forced
Mitterwald (first to shortstop); Perry struck out; Tovar singled
[Thompson to second]; Cardenas walked [Thompson to third, Tovar
to second]; Oliva singled to right [Cardenas to third, Tovar
scored, Thompson scored]; MOREHEAD REPLACED SPLITTORFF
(PITCHING); Killebrew made an out to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 4.

ROYALS 3RD: Morehead was called out on strikes; Otis doubled to
left; KELLY RAN FOR OTIS; Spriggs struck out; Piniella grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 4.

TWINS 3RD: KELLY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Holt singled to
center; Alyea grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Holt out at second]; Mitterwald walked; Mitterwald
stole second; Thompson singled to center [Mitterwald scored];
Perry singled to left [Thompson to second]; Tovar walked
[Thompson to third, Perry to second]; Cardenas forced Tovar
(second to shortstop); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 5.

ROYALS 4TH: Kirkpatrick grounded out (shortstop to first);
Oliver singled to left; Rojas singled to left [Oliver to
second]; Floyd singled to center [Rojas to second, Oliver
scored]; Matchick singled to left [Floyd to third, Rojas
scored]; SORRELL BATTED FOR MOREHEAD; Sorrell singled to right
[Floyd scored, Matchick to third, Sorrell to second (error by
Oliva)]; Kelly singled to center [Sorrell scored (unearned),
Matchick scored]; Kelly was picked off first (pitcher to first);
Spriggs grounded out (shortstop to first); 5 R (4 ER), 6 H, 1 E,
0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 5.

TWINS 4TH: SORRELL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BURGMEIER
REPLACED SPRIGGS (PITCHING); Oliva popped to catcher in foul
territory; Killebrew walked; Holt singled to left [Killebrew to
second]; Alyea lined to center; Mitterwald doubled to left [Holt
scored, Killebrew scored]; Thompson lined to second; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 7.

ROYALS 5TH: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kirkpatrick flied out to left; Oliver popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 7.

TWINS 5TH: ALLISON BATTED FOR PERRY; Allison reached on an error
by Kelly [Allison to second]; Tovar grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Allison to third]; Cardenas singled [Allison scored
(unearned)]; Oliva singled to right [Cardenas to second]; WRIGHT
REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); Killebrew reached on an error by
Kelly [Cardenas scored (unearned) (no RBI), Oliva to second];
Holt grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Killebrew out at second]; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
5, Twins 9.

ROYALS 6TH: ALLISON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); WILLIAMS
REPLACED OLIVA (PITCHING); Rojas singled; Floyd lined to left;
Matchick grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Rojas out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Twins 9.

TWINS 6TH: Alyea grounded out (third to first); Mitterwald was
hit by a pitch; Thompson grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Mitterwald out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 9.

ROYALS 7TH: Sorrell popped to catcher in foul territory; Kelly
singled; CAMPANIS BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Campanis grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Kelly out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 9.

TWINS 7TH: YORK REPLACED CAMPANIS (PITCHING); Allison flied out
to center; Tovar made an out to shortstop; Cardenas singled to
left; Williams forced Cardenas (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 9.

ROYALS 8TH: NETTLES REPLACED ALYEA (PLAYING RF); BRYE REPLACED
ALLISON (PLAYING LF); Piniella flied out to center; Kirkpatrick
grounded out (shortstop to first); Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Twins 9.

TWINS 8TH: Killebrew grounded out (third to first); Holt lined
to center; Nettles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5,
Twins 9.

ROYALS 9TH: PERRANOSKI REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Rojas
singled to left; Floyd singled to center [Rojas to second];
Matchick grounded out (first unassisted) [Floyd to second, Rojas
to third]; Sorrell singled to right [Floyd scored, Rojas
scored]; HERNANDEZ BATTED FOR KELLY; Hernandez singled to center
[Sorrell to second]; ROOKER BATTED FOR YORK; ZEPP REPLACED
PERRANOSKI (PITCHING); SEVERSON BATTED FOR ROOKER; Severson
forced Hernandez (shortstop to second) [Sorrell to third];
Piniella reached on an error by Tovar [Severson to second,
Sorrell scored (unearned)]; Kirkpatrick doubled to center
[Piniella scored (unearned), Kirkpatrick to third (on throw to
home), Severson scored (unearned)]; Oliver reached on an error
by Tovar [Kirkpatrick scored (unearned) (no RBI)]; Rojas
grounded out (second to first); 6 R (2 ER), 5 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 11, Twins 9.

TWINS 9TH: RODRIGUEZ REPLACED HERNANDEZ (PLAYING C ); ABERNATHY
REPLACED SEVERSON (PITCHING); KIRKPATRICK CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING CF); CAREW BATTED FOR MITTERWALD; Carew struck out;
REESE BATTED FOR THOMPSON; Reese walked; QUILICI RAN FOR REESE;
RATLIFF BATTED FOR BRYE; Ratliff singled to right [Quilici to
second]; HILL RAN FOR RATLIFF; Tovar struck out; Cardenas
singled to center [Hill to second, Quilici scored]; MANUEL
BATTED FOR ZEPP; Manuel singled to right [Cardenas to second,
Hill scored]; Killebrew struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 11, Twins 11.

ROYALS 10TH: QUILICI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); DEMPSEY
REPLACED CAREW (PLAYING C ); NASH REPLACED HILL (PLAYING 1B);
BARBER REPLACED KILLEBREW (PITCHING); MANUEL STAYED IN GAME
(PLAYING LF); Floyd lined to shortstop; Matchick grounded out
(first unassisted); Sorrell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 11, Twins 11.

TWINS 10TH: Holt grounded out (pitcher to first); Nettles was
called out on strikes; Dempsey struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Royals 11, Twins 11.

ROYALS 11TH: Rodriguez walked; Abernathy out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Rodriguez to second]; Piniella singled to
center [Rodriguez scored]; Piniella stole second [Piniella to
third (error by Dempsey)]; Kirkpatrick singled to center
[Piniella scored]; Kirkpatrick stole second; Oliver made an out
to shortstop; Rojas was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 13, Twins 11.

TWINS 11TH: Quilici lined to second; Nash walked; Tovar doubled
to right [Nash to third]; Cardenas singled to center [Tovar
scored, Nash scored]; Manuel was called out on strikes; KAAT
BATTED FOR BARBER; Kaat lined to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 13, Twins 13.

ROYALS 12TH: RENICK REPLACED CARDENAS (PLAYING SS); HAMM
REPLACED KAAT (PITCHING); Floyd walked; Matchick made an out to
catcher; Sorrell singled to right [Floyd to second]; Rodriguez
popped to first in foul territory; Abernathy singled to right
[Floyd scored, Sorrell to second]; Piniella flied out to center;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 14, Twins 13.

TWINS 12TH: Holt singled to right; Nettles flied out to left;
Dempsey made an out to pitcher; Quilici struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Royals 14, Twins 13.



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