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Sunday April 16, 1972
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After Amos Otis drove in one run and scored another in a 2-1 victory, the Royals completed the sweep of a doubleheader by defeating the White Sox, 4-3, on a run-scoring single by Steve Hovley in the 10th inning. Otis, who singled for an RBI in the third inning of the lidllfter, singled again in the fifth and stopped at third on a double by John Mayberry. Lou Piniella walked and on a forceout by Bob Oliver, Otis scored the deciding run.

In the nightcap, Paul Schaal walked in the 10th and advanced on an infield out by Cookie Rojas before crossing the plate on Hovley's single. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 2, Chicago White Sox 1 (Game 1)

Game Played on Sunday, April 16, 1972 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

White Sox    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  8  2
Royals       0  0  1    0  1  0    0  0  x  -   2  8  0


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Williams rf           4   0   1   0     0   0   .500      Schaal 3b             2   1   1   0     1   0   .167
Andrews 2b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .111      Rojas 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .125
D. Allen 1b           4   0   2   0     0   1   .375      Otis cf               4   1   2   1     0   0   .500
Melton 3b             2   0   0   0     2   0   .143      Mayberry 1b           3   0   1   0     1   1   .250
Reichardt cf          4   0   0   0     0   2   .000      Piniella lf           2   0   0   0     1   0   .286
May lf                3   0   1   0     1   0   .250      Oliver rf             4   0   2   1     0   0   .375
Egan c                4   1   1   0     0   0   .250      May c                 4   0   0   0     0   0   .125
Alvarado ss           2   0   1   0     0   0   .167      Floyd ss              4   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Orta ph,ss          2   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Splittorff p          2   0   1   0     0   0   .500
Bahnsen p             1   0   1   1     0   0  1.000        Dal Canton p        2   0   0   0     0   2   .000
  Gossage p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kelly ph            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kealey p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Qualls ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Romo p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               31   1   8   1     3   4             Totals               31   2   8   2     3   3

Time of Game: 2:25
Left on Base: White Sox 7, Royals 10
DP: White Sox 3, Royals 1
Errors: Melton, Alvarado
Doubles: Mayberry (1), Oliver (1)
Stolen Bases: D. Allen (1)
Caught Stealing: May (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Bahnsen (1)
GIDP: Floyd (1), Rojas (1), Piniella (1)
Hit by Pitch: Piniella (1,by Bahnsen), Schaal (1,by Bahnsen)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen L(0-1)          4     6   2   2   1   1   0  22   4.50
Gossage                 1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4   0.00
Kealey                  1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Romo                    2     1   0   0   1   1   0   7   0.00
Totals                  8     8   2   2   3   3   0  36

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Splittorff W(1-0)       5     8   1   1   2   1   0  23   1.80
Dal Canton SV(1)        4     0   0   0   1   3   0  12   0.00
Totals                  9     8   1   1   3   4   0  35

Passed Balls: May (1)
Hit by Pitch: Bahnsen 2 (2)

Umpires: HP - Lou DiMuro, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Jim Honochick


WHITE SOX 1ST: Williams grounded out (third to first); Andrews
singled to center; D. Allen forced Andrews (third to second);
Melton walked [D. Allen to second]; Reichardt struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Schaal flied out to center; Rojas grounded out
(third to first); Otis flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: May singled to left; May allowed a passed ball
[May to second]; Egan singled to center [May out at home (center
to catcher), Egan to second (on throw)]; Alvarado grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Egan to third]; Bahnsen singled to right
[Egan scored]; Williams singled to left [Bahnsen to second];
Andrews flied out to right; 1 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Mayberry struck out; Piniella flied out to center;
Oliver singled to left; May reached on an error by Alvarado
[Oliver to second]; Floyd grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: D. Allen singled to left; Melton walked [D. Allen
to second]; Reichardt lined into a double play (shortstop to
second) [D. Allen out at second]; May grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Splittorff grounded out (second to first); Schaal
walked; Rojas singled to right [Schaal to third]; Otis singled
to right [Schaal scored, Rojas to second]; Mayberry popped to
third in foul territory; Piniella was hit by a pitch [Rojas to
third, Otis to second]; Oliver flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Egan grounded out (second to first); Alvarado
singled to right; Bahnsen out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
second) [Alvarado to second]; Williams grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: May grounded out (second to first); Floyd grounded
out (shortstop to first); Splittorff singled to left; Schaal was
hit by a pitch [Splittorff to second]; Rojas forced Schaal
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Andrews flied out to right; D. Allen singled to
left; Melton lined to shortstop; D. Allen stole second;
Reichardt grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Otis singled to center; Mayberry doubled to right
[Otis to third]; GOSSAGE REPLACED BAHNSEN (PITCHING); Piniella
walked; Debut game for Rich Gossage; Oliver forced
Piniella (shortstop to second) [Otis scored, Mayberry to third];
May reached on an error by Melton [Oliver to second]; Floyd
grounded into a double play (catcher to first) [Mayberry out at
home]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: DAL CANTON REPLACED SPLITTORFF (PITCHING); May
walked; Egan flied out to left; ORTA BATTED FOR ALVARADO; Orta
flied out to left; KELLY BATTED FOR GOSSAGE; May was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
White Sox 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: ORTA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); KEALEY REPLACED
KELLY (PITCHING); Dal Canton was called out on strikes; Schaal
singled to left; Rojas grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Schaal out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: QUALLS BATTED FOR KEALEY; Qualls grounded out
(shortstop to first); Williams grounded out (third to first);
Andrews flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: ROMO REPLACED QUALLS (PITCHING); Otis flied out to
center; Mayberry walked; Piniella grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Mayberry out at second]; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 8TH: D. Allen was called out on strikes; Melton flied
out to center; Reichardt was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Oliver doubled to center; May grounded out (second
to first) [Oliver to third]; Floyd grounded out (pitcher to
first); Dal Canton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox
1, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 9TH: May made an out to second; Egan flied out to
right; Orta struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 1,
Royals 2.



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