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The Royals extended their winning streak to five games with a 2-0 victory in the opener of a twi-night doubleheader before their string was snapped by the Senators in the nightcap, 2-1. Ken Wright, with last-out help from Tom Burgmeier, was the Royals' winner in the lidlifter. The Royals scored on a walk and singles by Freddie Patek and Cookie Rojas in the third inning and again on a triple by Rojas and single by Amos Otis in the sixth.

Rookie Pete Broberg, with help from Paul Lindblad and Casey Cox, was the Senators' winner in the second game. The Nats ended a string of 24 scoreless innings by counting their runs in the third on a walk to Broberg and singles by Lenny Randle, Jeff Burroughs and Dick Billings. The Royals evaded a shutout with an unearned run in the sixth. When Broberg loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, Lindblad came in and retired Chuck Harrison on a foul. Cox then took over and induced Paul Schaal to ground into a forceout. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Washington Senators 0 (Game 1)

Game Played on Thursday, August 12, 1971 (Night game) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

Royals       0  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
Senators     0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  0


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Patek ss              4   0   2   0     0   0   .268      Unser cf              4   0   2   0     1   1   .271
Rojas 2b              4   1   2   1     0   0   .309      Randle 2b             3   0   1   0     0   1   .230
Otis cf               4   0   1   1     0   0   .318        Allen ph,2b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .276
Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .268        Billings ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .243
Oliver rf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .241      Mincher 1b            2   0   1   0     2   0   .297
Harrison 1b           3   0   2   0     0   0   .230      Howard lf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .286
Schaal 3b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .261      Burroughs rf          4   0   1   0     0   0   .244
Paepke c              2   0   0   0     1   0   .224      Nelson 3b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .277
Wright p              3   1   0   0     0   2   .048      Casanova c            3   0   0   0     1   1   .215
  Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .214      Cullen ss             3   0   0   0     0   3   .191
                                                            Cox p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .080
                                                            McCraw ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .225
                                                          Shellenback p         1   0   0   0     1   0   .148
                                                            Harrah ss           2   0   0   0     0   0   .220

Totals               31   2   8   2     1   3             Totals               32   0   6   0     6   6

Time of Game: 2:09
Left on Base: Royals 3, Senators 11
DP: Royals 0, Senators 3
Doubles: Mincher (19), Burroughs (4), Randle (9)
Triples: Rojas (2)
Caught Stealing: Rojas (3), Unser (5)
GIDP: Schaal (6), Rojas (10)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wright W(3-4)           8.2   6   0   0   6   6   0  37   2.70
Burgmeier SV(11)        0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   1.74
Totals                  9     6   0   0   6   6   0  38

Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Shellenback L(3-9)      6     6   2   2   1   2   0  23   3.41
Cox                     3     2   0   0   0   1   0   9   3.22
Totals                  9     8   2   2   1   3   0  32

Umpires: HP - Hank Soar, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Merle Anthony, 3B - George Maloney


ROYALS 1ST: Patek flied out to right; Rojas flied out to left;
Otis grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 1ST: Unser walked; Randle was called out on strikes;
Unser was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Mincher
doubled to center; Howard flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella flied out to right; Oliver struck out;
Harrison grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 0, Senators 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to first);
Nelson singled to left; Casanova flied out to left; Cullen
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Senators 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); Paepke
walked; Wright forced Paepke (shortstop to second); Patek
singled to center [Wright to second]; Rojas singled to center
[Wright scored, Patek to third]; Rojas was caught stealing
second (catcher to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1,
Senators 0.

SENATORS 3RD: Shellenback walked; Unser struck out; Randle flied
out to right; Mincher flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 1, Senators 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis lined to center; Piniella popped to first;
Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Royals 1, Senators 0.

SENATORS 4TH: Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); Burroughs
doubled to left; Nelson flied out to left; Casanova walked;
Cullen struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Harrison singled to pitcher; Schaal grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Harrison out at
second]; Paepke grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Senators 0.

SENATORS 5TH: Shellenback grounded out (second to first); Unser
flied out to right; Randle doubled to left; Mincher walked;
Howard walked [Randle to third, Mincher to second]; Burroughs
forced Mincher (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Royals
1, Senators 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Wright struck out; Patek flied to right in foul
territory; Rojas tripled; Otis singled to second [Rojas scored];
Piniella forced Otis (third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 2, Senators 0.

SENATORS 6TH: Nelson grounded out (shortstop to first); Casanova
struck out; Cullen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2,
Senators 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Oliver singled to left; HARRAH REPLACED SHELLENBACK
(PLAYING SS); COX REPLACED CULLEN (PITCHING); Harrison singled
to second [Oliver to second]; Schaal lined into a double play
(second unassisted) [Oliver out at second]; Paepke popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 0.

SENATORS 7TH: Harrah grounded out (first unassisted); On a bunt
Unser singled to first; ALLEN BATTED FOR RANDLE; Allen popped to
catcher in foul territory; Mincher walked [Unser to second];
Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 2, Senators 0.

ROYALS 8TH: ALLEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Wright was called
out on strikes; Patek singled to left; Rojas grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Patek out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 0.

SENATORS 8TH: Burroughs flied out to right; Nelson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Casanova popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 0.

ROYALS 9TH: Otis grounded out (second to first); Piniella
grounded out (third to first); Oliver flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Senators 0.

SENATORS 9TH: MCCRAW BATTED FOR COX; McCraw grounded out (second
to first); Harrah grounded out (pitcher to first); Unser singled
to second; BURGMEIER REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); BILLINGS BATTED
FOR ALLEN; Billings flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Royals 2, Senators 0.



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