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Kansas City Royals 5, Oakland Athletics 4

Kansas City Royals 5, Oakland Athletics 4

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Game Played on Tuesday, April 17, 1973 (N) at Royals Stadium

OAK A    0  0  1    1  0  0    1  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  -   4 11  1
KC  A    0  0  1    0  0  0    3  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  -   5 11  0
BATTING
Oakland Athletics     AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Campaneris ss          5   0   1   1       1   0       2   2
North dh               6   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Rudi lf                6   1   1   0       0   2       2   0
Jackson rf             6   1   3   0       0   1       3   0
Bando 3b               5   0   3   1       1   0       0   2
Tenace 1b,c            5   1   1   1       1   1       8   2
Conigliaro cf          2   0   0   1       0   0       7   0
  Marquez ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Mangual cf           2   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Fosse c                1   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
  Hegan 1b             5   0   1   0       0   0      12   0
Kubiak 2b              6   0   0   0       0   0       4   8
Blue p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Fingers p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Pina p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                50   4  11   4       3   4      41  15
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Rudi (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Fosse (1,off Simpson); Rudi (1,off Simpson); Jackson (2,off Simpson); Tenace
(2,off Simpson); Bando (2,off Simpson).
SF: Conigliaro (1,off Simpson).
IBB: Tenace (1,by Garber).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: North (3,2nd base off Garber/May).
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Patek ss               7   1   2   0       0   0       4   6
Rojas 2b               6   1   2   2       0   1       2  11
Otis cf                5   0   2   2       1   1       4   0
Mayberry 1b            5   0   1   0       2   1      24   0
McRae rf               5   0   1   1       0   0       1   0
Piniella lf            5   0   1   0       1   0       2   0
Schaal 3b              6   1   2   0       0   3       0   2
Healy dh               2   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
  Bevacqua ph,dh       1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Kirkpatrick ph,dh    3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Taylor c               1   2   0   0       2   0       1   0
  Hovley ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  May c                2   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Simpson p              0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Garber p             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Totals                49   5  11   5       6   9      42  23
FIELDING - 
DP: 2.
BATTING - 
2B: Piniella (2,off Blue); Rojas 2 (7,off Blue 2).
SF: Otis (1,off Blue).
HBP: Rojas (1,by Blue); McRae 2 (3,by Blue,by Fingers).
Team LOB: 13.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: McRae (1,2nd base by Blue/Fosse).
PITCHING
Oakland Athletics     IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Blue                   6.2   8   4   4   3   4   0
Fingers                5.1   1   0   0   2   4   0
Pina L(0-1)            1.2   2   1   1   1   1   0
Totals                13.2  11   5   5   6   9   0
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Simpson                7.2   9   4   4   1   1   0
Garber W(2-0)          6.1   2   0   0   2   3   0
Totals                14    11   4   4   3   4   0
WP: Simpson (2).
BK: Blue (1).
HBP: Blue 2 (2,Rojas,McRae); Fingers (2,McRae).
IBB: Garber (1,Tenace).
Umpires: Ron Luciano, Dave Phillips, Bill Haller, Marty Springstead
Time of Game: 3:52   Attendance: 22119
Starting Lineups:

   Oakland Athletics             Kansas City Royals       
1. Campaneris          ss        Patek               ss
2. North               dh        Rojas               2b
3. Rudi                lf        Otis                cf
4. Jackson             rf        Mayberry            1b
5. Bando               3b        McRae               rf
6. Tenace              1b        Piniella            lf
7. Conigliaro          cf        Schaal              3b
8. Fosse               c         Healy               dh
9. Kubiak              2b        Taylor              c
   Blue                p         Simpson             p

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (pitcher to first); North
grounded out (second to first); Rudi lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek flied to center; Rojas was hit by a pitch;
Blue balked [Rojas to second]; Otis grounded out (second to
first) [Rojas to third]; Mayberry grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Jackson grounded out (second to first); Bando
walked; Tenace grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Bando out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: McRae was hit by a pitch; McRae was picked off and
caught stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop); Piniella
doubled; Schaal struck out; Healy struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 0, Royals 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Conigliaro grounded out (second to first); Fosse
doubled; Kubiak grounded out (second to first) [Fosse to third];
Campaneris singled [Fosse scored]; North grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Taylor walked; Fosse ejected by Luciano during
Taylor's at-bat; HEGAN REPLACED FOSSE (PLAYING 1B); TENACE
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C ); Patek flied to center; Rojas
doubled [Taylor to third]; Otis hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Taylor scored, Rojas to third]; Mayberry flied to left; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Rudi doubled; Jackson popped to shortstop; Bando
singled [Rudi to third]; Tenace grounded out (second to first)
[Rudi scored, Bando to second]; Conigliaro grounded out (pitcher
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: McRae flied to center; Piniella flied to center;
Schaal singled; Healy struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Hegan lined to first; Kubiak grounded out (second
to first); Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Taylor flied to right; Patek singled to left [Patek
to second (error by Rudi)]; Rojas flied to center; Otis grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: North grounded out (shortstop to first); Rudi
grounded out (shortstop to first); Jackson doubled; Bando
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Athletics 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Mayberry walked; McRae popped to second; Piniella
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Mayberry out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Royals 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Tenace doubled; Simpson threw a wild pitch
[Tenace to third]; Conigliaro hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Tenace scored]; Hegan singled; Kubiak grounded out (first
unassisted) [Hegan to second]; Campaneris popped to shortstop; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Schaal singled; BEVACQUA BATTED FOR HEALY; Bevacqua
was called out on strikes; Taylor walked [Schaal to second];
Patek flied to center [Schaal to third, Taylor to second]; Rojas
doubled [Schaal scored, Taylor scored]; Otis singled [Rojas
scored]; Mayberry singled [Otis to third]; FINGERS REPLACED BLUE
(PITCHING); McRae popped to shortstop; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Athletics 3, Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 8TH: BEVACQUA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); North flied
to center; Rudi struck out; Jackson singled; Bando doubled
[Jackson scored]; GARBER REPLACED SIMPSON (PITCHING); Tenace was
walked intentionally; MARQUEZ BATTED FOR CONIGLIARO; Marquez
grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics
4, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: MANGUAL REPLACED MARQUEZ (PLAYING CF); Piniella
grounded out (third to first); Schaal was called out on strikes;
KIRKPATRICK BATTED FOR BEVACQUA; Kirkpatrick lined to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 9TH: KIRKPATRICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Hegan
flied to left; Kubiak flied to center; Campaneris grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 4.

ROYALS 9TH: HOVLEY BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Hovley popped to second;
Patek popped to first in foul territory; Rojas struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 10TH: MAY REPLACED HOVLEY (PLAYING C ); North grounded
out (third to first); Rudi struck out; Jackson singled; Bando
popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 4.

ROYALS 10TH: Otis struck out; Mayberry grounded out (second to
first); McRae was hit by a pitch; Piniella walked [McRae to
second]; Schaal struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 4,
Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 11TH: Tenace was called out on strikes; Mangual flied
to right; Hegan lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
4, Royals 4.

ROYALS 11TH: Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); May
popped to second; Patek grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 12TH: Kubiak lined to pitcher; Campaneris walked;
North forced Campaneris (pitcher to shortstop); North stole
second; Rudi lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
4, Royals 4.

ROYALS 12TH: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis
singled; Mayberry walked [Otis to second]; McRae flied to
center; Piniella flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Athletics 4, Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 13TH: Jackson struck out; Bando singled; Tenace
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Bando out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4,
Royals 4.

ROYALS 13TH: PINA REPLACED FINGERS (PITCHING); Schaal lined to
left; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); May grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4,
Royals 4.

ATHLETICS 14TH: Mangual grounded out (second to first); Hegan
popped to shortstop; Kubiak grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 4.

ROYALS 14TH: Patek singled; Rojas popped to first in foul
territory; Otis walked [Patek to second]; Mayberry struck out;
McRae singled [Patek scored, Otis to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 4, Royals 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Athletics        4  11   1    8
 Royals           5  11   0   13

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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