Saturday, June 26, 2010

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June 26, 1970 at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City the Angels beat the Royals 5-4. Steve Kealey picked up his only win of the season in relief of Rudy May and Eddie Fisher would pitch the last 4 innings for the save. Jim Fregosi drove in 2 runs with a double and Joe Azcue went 4-5 and hit a home run to put the Angels ahead for good. In the game the Angels would turn their first ever triple-play in the bottom of the 5th inning. With runners on first and second, Amos Otis of the Royals hit a grounder to Chico Ruiz at third who stepped on the bag and threw to Sandy Alomar, forcing the runner at second and then threw to Billy Cowan at first. After losing 95 then 91 games the previous two years the Angels would rebound in 1970 to finish 3rd in the American League West at 86-76 and also have their first American League batting title winner in Alex Johnson. 



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