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Thursday October 1, 1970
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A model of consistency, Jim Kaat won exactly 14 games for the third consecutive season when the lefthander pitched the first seven innings in the Twins' 4-0 victory over the Royals. Stan Williams relieved and then gave way to Ron Perranoski, who recorded the final out to pick up easy credit for his 34th save. Kaat marked his trumph by hitting a homer with a man on base in the second inning. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 4, Kansas City Royals 0

Game Played on Thursday, October 1, 1970 (Day game) at Metropolitan Stadium

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


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Severson ss           3   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Tovar cf              2   1   1   0     0   0   .300
  Sorrell ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .267        Renick 3b           2   0   1   0     0   1   .229
Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .244      Cardenas ss           4   0   0   0     0   2   .247
Piniella lf           3   0   1   0     0   1   .301      Oliva rf              3   1   2   1     0   1   .325
Oliver 1b             3   0   1   0     0   2   .260        Nettles rf          1   0   1   0     0   0   .250
Campanis rf           3   0   0   0     0   1   .130      Killebrew 3b          2   0   0   0     0   1   .271
Kirkpatrick cf        3   0   0   0     0   1   .229        Nash 1b             2   0   1   1     0   0   .250
Floyd 3b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .311      Ratliff c             3   0   0   0     0   2   .268
Rodriguez c           2   0   0   0     1   0   .225      Holt 1b,cf            3   0   1   0     0   0   .266
Johnson p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .105      Manuel lf             3   0   0   0     0   1   .188
  Spriggs ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .208        Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .042
                                                          Thompson 2b           3   1   1   0     0   0   .219
                                                          Kaat p                2   1   1   2     0   1   .197
                                                            Hill lf             1   0   0   0     0   1   .091

Totals               27   0   3   0     1   7             Totals               31   4   9   4     0  10

Time of Game: 1:50   Attendance:  6,008
Left on Base: Royals 2, Twins 3
DP: Royals 2, Twins 2
Doubles: Oliva (36), Thompson (9)
Triples: Oliva (7)
Home Runs: Kaat (1)
Caught Stealing: Nash (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Johnson (8)
GIDP: Piniella (15), Campanis (4), Thompson (6)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Johnson L(8-13)         8     9   4   4   0  10   1  31   3.07
Totals                  8     9   4   4   0  10   1  31

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kaat W(14-10)           7     3   0   0   1   7   0  23   3.56
Williams                1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   1.99
Perranoski SV(34)       0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.43
Totals                  9     3   0   0   1   7   0  29

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


ROYALS 1ST: Severson grounded out (third to first); Rojas
grounded out (third to first); Piniella struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled to right; Cardenas struck out; Oliva
doubled to left [Tovar scored]; Killebrew popped to third in
foul territory; Ratliff struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Oliver struck out; Campanis lined to center;
Kirkpatrick made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
0, Twins 1.

TWINS 2ND: Holt grounded out (second to first); Manuel was
called out on strikes; Thompson doubled to left; Kaat homered
[Thompson scored]; Tovar made an out to shortstop; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

ROYALS 3RD: Floyd grounded out (pitcher to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (shortstop to first); Johnson was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

TWINS 3RD: Cardenas grounded out (third to first); Oliva struck
out; Killebrew struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 3.

ROYALS 4TH: RENICK REPLACED TOVAR (PLAYING 3B); NASH REPLACED
KILLEBREW (PLAYING 1B); HOLT CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF);
Severson singled to center; Rojas struck out; Piniella grounded
into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Severson out
at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

TWINS 4TH: Ratliff flied out to left; Holt grounded out
(shortstop to first); Manuel flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Oliver struck out; Campanis struck out; Kirkpatrick
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 3.

TWINS 5TH: Thompson grounded out (shortstop to first); Kaat
struck out; Renick was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

ROYALS 6TH: Floyd grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
walked; Johnson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Rodriguez to second]; Severson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 3.

TWINS 6TH: Cardenas flied out to right; Oliva tripled to center;
Nash singled to left [Oliva scored]; Ratliff was called out on
strikes while Nash was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 4.

ROYALS 7TH: NETTLES REPLACED OLIVA (PLAYING RF); Rojas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Piniella singled to third; Oliver
singled to right [Piniella to third]; Campanis grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Oliver out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 4.

TWINS 7TH: Holt singled to right; Manuel forced Holt (first to
shortstop); Thompson grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Manuel out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Twins 4.

ROYALS 8TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED MANUEL (PITCHING); HILL REPLACED
KAAT (PLAYING LF); Kirkpatrick popped to first in foul
territory; Floyd grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Twins 4.

TWINS 8TH: Hill was called out on strikes; Renick singled;
Cardenas struck out; Nettles singled to right [Renick to
second]; Nash forced Renick (third unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 0, Twins 4.

ROYALS 9TH: SPRIGGS BATTED FOR JOHNSON; Spriggs flied out to
center; SORRELL BATTED FOR SEVERSON; Sorrell flied out to
center; PERRANOSKI REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); Rojas grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Twins
4.



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