Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Herrmann; Sox Sweep Away Royals
May 15, 1970 at Chicago – Ken Berry (2) went 4-4 including a solo homer in the 7th that lifted the White Sox to a 6-5 win over Kansas City in the opener of a 4-game set. The ChiSox struck for 4 runs in the opening frame, including a 446-foot bomb by Ed Herrmann (5) that just missed the RF rooftop. Joel Horlen (2-5) was strong on the bump in the early going, but yielded 1 in the 6th and 4 in the 7th to lose the lead. Syd O’Brien’s (1) solo shot tied the game for the Sox earlier in the 7th, setting up Berry’s heroics 2 outs later. Wilbur Wood (6) got the final 3 outs and has now saved 6 of the ChiSox 10 wins in 1970.
May 16, 1970 at Chicago – Ken Berry singled home PR Rich Morales with 2 outs in the B10 to give the Pale Hose a 4-3 victory. Herrmann (6,7) kept the Sox in the game driving in 3 runs with two HRs into the lower level in RF. Wood (4-1) notched the win in relief. Amos Otis had 3 hits for the Royals.
May 17, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – Ed Herrmann (8) continued to feast on Royals pitching with a double, home run and 4 more RBI in a 10-7 Chicago win. He was joined at the table by O’Brien, Carlos May and Bobby Knoop who chomped 3 hits apiece. Joe Keough (3) went bat crazy for KC with 4-5, a HR and 5 RBI. Otis had 3 more hits and extended a hitting streak to 11. Gerry Janeski (2-3) started and won for the home club. Dick Drago (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season.
May 17, 1970 (Game #2) at Chicago – Ed Herrmann (9) was weeping in the White Sox locker room after the game; he was so sorry to see the KC pitchers leave town. The Chicago backstop hit his 5th HR in 4 games and added another single and 2 RBI in a 10-3 Chicago win, capping a sweep of the DH and the series. May and Walt “No-Neck” Williams chipped in 3 hits each. If not for the Royals’ Pat Kelly (2,3) and his two taters and 3 RBI, Bart Johnson (1-0) would have had a shutout in his first start of the year.