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Wednesday September 13, 1972
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The White Sox, who twice overcame two-run deficits, were unable to do it three times and lost to the Royals, 6-4. With the score tied, 4-4, Amos Otis led off the eighth with a single for the Royals and Lou Piniella sacrified. Carl Taylor walked and Paul Schaal then doubled to drive in both runners and give the Royals their winning margin. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 6, Chicago White Sox 4

Game Played on Wednesday, September 13, 1972 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

White Sox    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  2  0  -   4  8  1
Royals       0  0  0    0  2  0    2  2  x  -   6 10  1


White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kelly rf              4   1   1   0     1   1   .265      Patek ss              3   0   0   0     0   0   .217
Andrews 2b            3   1   1   1     1   0   .224        Mayberry ph         1   0   1   2     0   0   .296
D. Allen 1b           2   2   1   0     2   1   .315        Floyd pr,ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .171
May lf                4   0   1   1     0   1   .298      Hovley rf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .277
Reichardt cf          3   0   1   1     0   1   .251      Otis cf               4   1   1   0     0   2   .299
  Johnstone ph,cf     0   0   0   0     1   0   .187      Piniella lf           3   0   2   0     0   0   .312
Spiezio 3b            3   0   1   0     0   1   .240      Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .264
  Muser ph            0   0   0   0     0   0   .250      Taylor 1b             3   3   2   0     1   0   .303
  Bradford ph         1   0   1   1     0   0   .297      Schaal 3b             3   2   3   3     1   0   .227
  Alvarado ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .214      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   1   0     1   0   .271
Herrmann c            3   0   1   0     0   0   .251      Busby p               2   0   0   1     0   0   .000
Morales ss            3   0   0   0     0   1   .210        Scheinblum ph       1   0   0   0     0   0   .315
  Orta ph,3b          1   0   0   0     0   1   .182        Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .174
Wood p                3   0   0   0     0   2   .139        Jackson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Forster p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .471        Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Williams ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .248        Angelini p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hedlund p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .188

Totals               31   4   8   4     5   9             Totals               31   6  10   6     3   2

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance:  6,860
Left on Base: White Sox 7, Royals 5
DP: White Sox 1, Royals 0
Errors: D. Allen, Busby
Doubles: Schaal 2 (18), Taylor (2)
Stolen Bases: D. Allen (16), Taylor 2 (3)
Caught Stealing: Kirkpatrick (5)
Sacrifice Hits: Piniella (4)
Sacrifice Flies: Andrews (5)
GIDP: Rojas (15)
Hit by Pitch: Herrmann (3,by Angelini)


White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wood                    6.1   7   4   4   2   2   0  26   2.36
Forster L(6-5)          1.2   3   2   2   1   0   0   9   2.34
Totals                  8    10   6   6   3   2   0  35

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Busby                   7     5   2   1   3   8   0  27   1.69
Fitzmorris              0.1   1   2   2   1   0   0   3   3.84
Jackson                 0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   5.68
Abernathy               0     0   0   0   1   0   0   1   1.77
Angelini                0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   1.88
Hedlund W(5-7)          1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   4   4.46
Totals                  9     8   4   3   5   9   0  38

Hit by Pitch: Angelini (1)

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Bill Haller, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Bill Kunkel


WHITE SOX 1ST: Kelly walked; Kelly was picked off first (pitcher
to first); Andrews singled to left; D. Allen walked [Andrews to
second]; May popped to third in foul territory; Reichardt
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  White
Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek flied out to right; Hovley grounded out
(second to first); Otis struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: Spiezio was called out on strikes; Herrmann
popped to first in foul territory; Morales grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella singled to center; Rojas grounded into a
double play (third to first to shortstop) [Piniella out at
second]; Taylor grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Wood was called out on strikes; Kelly struck out;
Andrews lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal doubled to left; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Schaal to third]; Busby grounded out
(second to first); Patek grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 4TH: D. Allen struck out; May grounded out (first
unassisted); Reichardt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White
Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Hovley grounded out (first unassisted); Otis struck
out (catcher to first); Piniella singled to center; Rojas made
an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Spiezio singled to left; Herrmann singled to
right [Spiezio to third]; Morales struck out; Spiezio was picked
off third (catcher to third); Wood was called out on strikes; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Taylor singled to left; Taylor stole second [Taylor
to third (error by D. Allen)]; Schaal singled to center [Taylor
scored]; Kirkpatrick singled to center [Schaal to third]; Busby
grounded out (second to first) [Schaal scored, Kirkpatrick to
second]; Kirkpatrick was caught stealing third (pitcher to third
to second to shortstop); Patek grounded out (third to first); 2
R, 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 0, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Kelly singled to center; Kelly was picked off
first but was safe on an error by Busby [Kelly to third];
Andrews hit a sacrifice fly to left [Kelly scored (unearned)];
D. Allen walked; May was called out on strikes; D. Allen stole
second; Reichardt singled to center [D. Allen scored]; Spiezio
made an out to second; 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  White Sox
2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Hovley flied out to left; Otis grounded out
(shortstop to first); Piniella flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 2.

WHITE SOX 7TH: Herrmann grounded out (first unassisted); Morales
grounded out (shortstop to first); Wood grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Rojas flied out to right; Taylor doubled to center;
Taylor stole third; Schaal was walked intentionally; Kirkpatrick
walked [Schaal to second]; FORSTER REPLACED WOOD (PITCHING);
SCHEINBLUM BATTED FOR BUSBY; Scheinblum popped to first;
MAYBERRY BATTED FOR PATEK; Mayberry singled to center [Taylor
scored, Schaal scored, Kirkpatrick to third]; FLOYD RAN FOR
MAYBERRY; Hovley grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  White Sox 2, Royals 4.

WHITE SOX 8TH: FITZMORRIS REPLACED SCHEINBLUM (PITCHING); FLOYD
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Kelly grounded out (first
unassisted); Andrews walked; D. Allen singled to right [Andrews
to second]; JACKSON REPLACED FITZMORRIS (PITCHING); May singled
to left [Andrews scored, D. Allen to second]; JOHNSTONE BATTED
FOR REICHARDT; ABERNATHY REPLACED JACKSON (PITCHING); Johnstone
walked [D. Allen to third, May to second]; MUSER BATTED FOR
SPIEZIO; ANGELINI REPLACED ABERNATHY (PITCHING); BRADFORD BATTED
FOR MUSER; Bradford singled to left [D. Allen scored, May out at
home (left to catcher), Johnstone to third, Bradford to second
(on throw)]; Herrmann was hit by a pitch; HEDLUND REPLACED
ANGELINI (PITCHING); ORTA BATTED FOR MORALES; Orta struck out; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  White Sox 4, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: JOHNSTONE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); ORTA STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); ALVARADO REPLACED BRADFORD (PLAYING SS);
Otis singled to left; Piniella out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to second) [Otis to second]; Rojas grounded out (pitcher to
first); Taylor walked; Schaal doubled to left [Otis scored,
Taylor scored]; Kirkpatrick flied out to center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  White Sox 4, Royals 6.

WHITE SOX 9TH: WILLIAMS BATTED FOR FORSTER; Williams grounded
out (third to first); Kelly flied out to center; Andrews lined
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  White Sox 4, Royals 6.



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