1970 Baseball Replay

Tuesday, April 7, 1970 ~ KC Municipal Stadium

Oakland
2
Kansas City
3

Player of the Game

19670
Game Score: 84

Attendance

18,127 (51%)

Starters' Game Scores

OAK: Blue Moon Odom : 83 KCR: Wally Bunker : 75

Game Notes

Pat Kelly's home run spoiled what would have been a majestic opener for Oakland's Blue Moon Odom.

Odom shut the Royals out on only two hits for 8 innings and provided his own support as Wally Bunker had stifled his own teammates. Odom hit a two-run home run in the eighth that appeared to be all the runs he would need.

Kelly, the brother of Cleveland Browns' Leroy Kelly, tied the game with his home run. Ed Kirkpatrick had reached first on and error by A's shortstop Bert Campaneris. Amos Otis, acquired from the Mets in the offseason, drove in the winning run in the 11th off A's reliever, Mudcat Grant.

Head to Head

Date Away Home
4/7 OAK 2 KCR 3
4/8 OAK 1 KCR 0
4/9 OAK 5 KCR 6
4/20 KCR 6 OAK 4
4/21 KCR 3 OAK 2
4/22 KCR 3 OAK 7
6/22 KCR OAK
6/23 KCR OAK
6/24 KCR OAK
8/5 OAK KCR
8/6 OAK KCR
9/4 KCR OAK
9/5 KCR OAK
9/6 KCR OAK
9/11 OAK KCR
9/12 OAK KCR
9/13 OAK KCR
9/13 OAK KCR
KCR 4 wins vs. OAK 2 wins
6 played of 18 total games
		
		
4/7/1970, OAK70-KCR70, KC Municipal Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 A's               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0     2  4  1     4  0
1970 Royals            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  1     3  6  1     4  2
 
A's                  AB  R  H BI   AVG    Royals               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Campaneris        ss  4  0  1  0  .250    Kelly,P           rf  5  1  3  2  .600
Monday            cf  5  0  0  0  .000    Fiore,M           1b  5  0  0  0  .000
Alou,F            lf  2  0  0  0  .000    Otis              cf  5  0  2  1  .400
 Francona,T       ph  3  0  0  0  .000    Oliver,B          3b  4  0  0  0  .000
Jackson,R         rf  3  0  0  0  .000    Piniella          lf  4  0  0  0  .000
Bando             3b  4  0  0  0  .000    Alcaraz           2b  4  0  0  0  .000
Mincher           1b  4  1  1  0  .250    Hernandez         ss  4  0  0  0  .000
Green             2b  4  0  0  0  .000    Rodriguez,E       c   4  0  0  0  .000
Fernandez         c   3  0  1  0  .333    Bunker            p   1  0  0  0  .000
Odom              p   4  1  1  2  .250     Kirkpatrick      ph  1  1  0  0  .000
 Grant,J          p   0  0  0  0  .000     Drabowsky,M      p   0  0  0  0  .000
                     36  2  4  2           Spriggs          ph  1  1  1  0 1.000
                                                               38  3  6  3
 
A's                              INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Odom                            10.0  3  2  1  1  7 134  78  0.90
Grant,J          L 0-1           0.2  3  1  1  0  0  26  17 13.50
                                10.2  6  3  2  1  7 160  95 
 
Royals                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Bunker                           9.0  4  2  2  2  7 105  64  2.00
Drabowsky,M      W 1-0           2.0  0  0  0  1  2  31  16  0.00
                                11.0  4  2  2  3  9 136  80 
 
OAK: Francona,T batted for Alou,F in the 7th
     Francona,T moved to lf in the 7th
KCR: Kirkpatrick batted for Bunker in the 9th
     Spriggs batted for Drabowsky,M in the 11th
 
E-Campaneris, Hernandez. HR-Odom(1), Kelly,P(1). RBI-Odom 2(2), Kelly,P 2(2), 
Otis(1). SB-Campaneris(1), Jackson,R(1). CS-Otis. K-Monday 3, Green 2, 
Fernandez, Odom, Francona,T 2, Kelly,P, Fiore,M, Otis, Oliver,B, Alcaraz, 
Hernandez, Rodriguez,E. BB-Campaneris, Jackson,R, Fernandez, Bunker. 
GWRBI: Otis
Temperature: 59, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 17 MPH.
4/7/1970, OAK70-KCR70, KC Municipal Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 A's               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0     2  4  1     4  0
1970 Royals            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  1     3  6  1     4  2
 
 
A's                  -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
Campaneris        ss 1>43           7            W            S/b        1>43        
Monday            cf   53         4>63           k            SB2          k         
                                                              k                      
Alou,F            lf   8            53                                               
 Francona,T       ph                           7>3/g        9>k            k         
Jackson,R         rf 2>e6.B-1       9            W            7                      
Bando             3b   SB2        5>8            643/gdp      9                      
                       53.2-3                                                        
Mincher           1b   4/L          8          8>S          0>note 1                 
                                                              6                      
Green             2b   63           k            k            43                     
Fernandez         c  3>S          6>8            k            W                      
Odom              p    643/gdp      k            HR.1-H       63                     
 Grant,J          p                                                                  
 
 1: Drabowsky,M 
 
 
Royals               -----A------ -----B------ -----C------ -----D------ -----E------
Kelly,P           rf 1>7            S.1-2        k            HR.1-H       S.1-2     
Fiore,M           1b   63           7            k            63           note 1    
Otis              cf   53         4>43         7>S            k            S.3-H;1-2 
Oliver,B          3b 2>63           63           3/fl         k                      
Piniella          lf   8            9            CS2(24)    0>63                     
                                                 31                                  
Alcaraz           2b   k          5>8          8>7            7                      
Hernandez         ss 3>8            63           8            k                      
Rodriguez,E       c    63           43           k          1>Grant,J                
                                                              63                     
Bunker            p    W          6>53                                               
 Kirkpatrick      ph                           9>e6.B-1                              
 Drabowsky,M      p                                                                  
 Spriggs          ph                                          S                      
 
 1: 36/f.2-3;B-1 
 
 
A's              IN OUT ER                  Royals           IN OUT ER                  
Odom             A1  D7  1                 Bunker            A1  D5  2                  
Grant,J          D8  E3  1 L 0-1           Drabowsky,M       D6  E3  0 W 1-0            
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                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11     R  H  E   LOB DP
1970 A's               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0     2  4  1     4  0
1970 Royals            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  1     3  6  1     4  2
 
Score O Rnr BS  Event
----- - --- --  -----
 
**************  Top of the 1st inning, A's batting
 0-0  0 --- 00  Campaneris grounded out to second (X)
 0-0  1 --- 21  Monday grounded out to third (BBCX)
 0-0  2 --- 02  Alou,F lined out to center (FFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 1st inning, Royals batting
 0-0  0 --- 30  Kelly,P flied out to left (BBBX)
 0-0  1 --- 21  Fiore,M grounded out to short (SBBX)
 0-0  2 --- 02  Otis grounded out to third (SFX)
 
**************  Top of the 2nd inning, A's batting
 0-0  0 --- 01  Jackson,R to first on an error by the shortstop Hernandez 
                  (CX)
 0-0  0 1-- 00  Jackson,R stole second (>B)
 0-0  0 -2- 10  Bando grounded out to third, Jackson,R to third (>B.X)
 0-0  1 --3 00  Mincher lined out to second (X)
 0-0  2 --3 22  Green grounded out to short (BCBFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 2nd inning, Royals batting
 0-0  0 --- 22  Oliver,B grounded out to short (CBSBX)
 0-0  1 --- 10  Piniella popped out to center (BX)
 0-0  2 --- 32  Alcaraz struck out (BBCSBFS)
 
**************  Top of the 3rd inning, A's batting
 0-0  0 --- 11  Fernandez grounded a single up the middle (BFX)
 0-0  0 1-- 32  Odom grounded into a double play, Hernandez to Alcaraz to 
                  Fiore,M (CBSBBX)
 0-0  2 --- 01  Campaneris flied out to left (CX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 3rd inning, Royals batting
 0-0  0 --- 10  Hernandez flied out to center (BX)
 0-0  1 --- 12  Rodriguez,E grounded out to short (CSBX)
 0-0  2 --- 32  Bunker walked (CBFBBB)
 0-0  2 1-- 00  Kelly,P grounded a single up the middle, Bunker to second 
                  (X)
 0-0  2 12- 32  Fiore,M lined out to left (CFBBB>X)
 
**************  Top of the 4th inning, A's batting
 0-0  0 --- 02  Monday grounded out to short (FFX)
 0-0  1 --- 00  Alou,F grounded out to third (X)
 0-0  2 --- 10  Jackson,R flied out to right (BX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 4th inning, Royals batting
 0-0  0 --- 20  Otis grounded out to second (BBX)
 0-0  1 --- 21  Oliver,B grounded out to short (CBBX)
 0-0  2 --- 22  Piniella flied out to right (CBFBX)
 
**************  Top of the 5th inning, A's batting
 0-0  0 --- 00  Bando flied out to center (X)
 0-0  1 --- 00  Mincher flied out to center (X)
 0-0  2 --- 12  Green struck out (CFFBS)
 
**************  Bottom of the 5th inning, Royals batting
 0-0  0 --- 31  Alcaraz flied out to center (BBBCX)
 0-0  1 --- 01  Hernandez grounded out to short (SX)
 0-0  2 --- 32  Rodriguez,E grounded out to second (CBBBCFX)
 
**************  Top of the 6th inning, A's batting
 0-0  0 --- 20  Fernandez flied out to center (BBX)
 0-0  1 --- 12  Odom struck out (CCBS)
 0-0  2 --- 32  Campaneris walked (BCCBBB)
 0-0  2 1-- 22  Monday struck out (111BBFSC)
 
**************  Bottom of the 6th inning, Royals batting
 0-0  0 --- 21  Bunker grounded out to third (BCBX)
 0-0  1 --- 22  Kelly,P struck out (BSBFFS)
 0-0  2 --- 12  Fiore,M struck out (CFBFC)
 
**************  Top of the 7th inning, A's batting
                Francona,T pinch hitting for Alou,F
 0-0  0 --- 31  Francona,T grounded out to first (BBFBX)
 0-0  1 --- 30  Jackson,R walked (BBBB)
 0-0  1 1-- 11  Bando grounded into a double play, Hernandez to Alcaraz 
                  to Fiore,M (1SBX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 7th inning, Royals batting
                Francona,T moved to left field
 0-0  0 --- 11  Otis lined a single to shallow center (BSX)
 0-0  0 1-- 01  Oliver,B popped out to first (1FX)
 0-0  1 1-- 00  Otis was caught stealing second (>Bp)
 0-0  2 --- 20  Piniella grounded out to first (>Bp.BX)
 
**************  Top of the 8th inning, A's batting
 0-0  0 --- 10  Mincher grounded a single up the middle (BX)
 0-0  0 1-- 02  Green struck out (Fb1CC)
 0-0  1 1-- 32  Fernandez struck out (BSBBSS)
 0-0  2 1-- 21  Odom homered deep to left center, Mincher scored (CBBX)
 2-0  2 --- 00  Campaneris bunted for a single (Xb)
 2-0  2 1-- 01  Campaneris stole second (C>B)
 2-0  2 -2- 32  Monday struck out (C>B.BFBFC)
 
**************  Bottom of the 8th inning, Royals batting
 2-0  0 --- 32  Alcaraz flied out to left (BFBFBFX)
 2-0  1 --- 00  Hernandez flied out to center (X)
 2-0  2 --- 22  Rodriguez,E struck out (CBFBS)
 
**************  Top of the 9th inning, A's batting
 2-0  0 --- 22  Francona,T struck out (CBBSS)
 2-0  1 --- 10  Jackson,R lined out to left (BX)
 2-0  2 --- 11  Bando flied out to right (BFX)
 
**************  Bottom of the 9th inning, Royals batting
                Kirkpatrick pinch hitting for Bunker
 2-0  0 --- 10  Kirkpatrick to first on an error by the shortstop 
                  Campaneris (BX)
 2-0  0 1-- 20  Kelly,P homered deep to right, Kirkpatrick scored (BBX)
 2-2  0 --- 11  Fiore,M grounded out to short (BSX)
 2-2  1 --- 12  Otis struck out (CBSS)
 2-2  2 --- 22  Oliver,B struck out (BBSSS)
 
**************  Top of the 10th inning, A's batting
                Drabowsky,M now pitching
 2-2  0 --- 22  Mincher popped out to short (FSBBX)
 2-2  1 --- 21  Green grounded out to second (BCBX)
 2-2  2 --- 30  Fernandez walked (BBBB)
 2-2  2 1-- 00  Odom grounded out to short (X)
 
**************  Bottom of the 10th inning, Royals batting
 2-2  0 --- 21  Piniella grounded out to short (CBBX)
 2-2  1 --- 21  Alcaraz flied out to left (FBBX)
 2-2  2 --- 02  Hernandez struck out (CFS)
 
**************  Top of the 11th inning, A's batting
 2-2  0 --- 32  Campaneris grounded out to second (CSBBBX)
 2-2  1 --- 32  Monday struck out (CFBBFBS)
 2-2  2 --- 12  Francona,T struck out (SBSC)
 
**************  Bottom of the 11th inning, Royals batting
                Grant,J now pitching
 2-2  0 --- 32  Rodriguez,E grounded out to short (CBFFFBFBX)
                Spriggs pinch hitting for Drabowsky,M       2-2  1 --- 21  Spriggs lined a single to shallow center (BBSX)
 2-2  1 1-- 11  Kelly,P lined a single to left, Spriggs to second (SBX)
 2-2  1 12- 00  Fiore,M grounded to first, forcing Kelly,P at second, 
                  Spriggs to third, Fiore,M to first (X)
 2-2  2 1-3 32  Otis lined a single to center, Spriggs scored, Fiore,M to 
                  second (BFCFBFB>F>X)


		
American League
  • DET 5 @ WSA 3
    Lee Maye sent the game into extra innings with a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth, but Al Kaline put evened the series in the 12th with his RBI single scoring Dick McAuliffe. Kaline subsequently scored on Jim Northrup's single later in the frame for the two-run advantage.
  • MIN 7 @ CHW 5
    Leo Cardenas' two-run double lifted the Twins to a 7-5 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

    Minnesota fell behind four runs in the first inning highlighted by Carlos May's HR in his first at-bat since his injury suffered in military training last August.
  • OAK 2 @ KCR 3
    Pat Kelly's home run spoiled what would have been a majestic opener for Oakland's Blue Moon Odom.

    Odom shut the Royals out on only two hits for 8 innings and provided his own support as Wally Bunker had stifled his own teammates. Odom hit a two-run home run in the eighth that appeared to be all the runs he would need.

    Kelly, the brother of Cleveland Browns' Leroy Kelly, tied the game with his home run. Ed Kirkpatrick had reached first on and error by A's shortstop Bert Campaneris. Amos Otis, acquired from the Mets in the offseason, drove in the winning run in the 11th off A's reliever, Mudcat Grant.
  • CAL 8 @ MIL 3
    Born out of bankruptcy, the Brewers brought baseball back to Milwaukee, but in name only. Their deeds, and those of their overzealous fans, in the season opener against the California Angels belied their major league status as they stumbled to an 8-3 defeat.

    Frequently throughout the game, a first for a Milwaukee team since the Braves departed 4 1/2 years ago, spectators from the crowd of 37,237 - about 10,000 short of a sellout - climbed out of the stands and raced around the field.

    Andy Messersmith scattered eight hits between the interruptions caused by the home fans. The lone highlight was Danny Walton's home run in the 8th, the first for the Brewers. Walton also scored the first Brewer run on Jerry McNertney ground-out in the fourth.

    In other Brewer firsts, Russ Snyder collected the first base hit.
National League
  • CHC 1 @ PHI 6
    Chris Short, returning after being sidelined a year by a back injury that necessitated surgery, pitched a four-hitter as Philadelphia defeat Chicago, 6-1.

    Short received support from Deron Johnson, Don Money, and Johnny Briggs who all homered.

    Short started twice in early April, 1969 and had to quit because of the back ailment. He was operated for the removal of a herniated disc and missed the rest of the season.
  • NYM 6 @ PIT 3
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    The Mets rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Pirates in their Forbes final opener, 6-3. Jerry Grote's two-run home run in the eighth proved to be the game-winner. It was Pittsburgh's largest Opening Day crowd since 1948.
  • CIN 2 @ LAD 3
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