On August 2, 1970 — At Memorial Stadium, the Orioles score five times in the first inning and hold on to beat the Royals, 10-8. The win marks Baltimore’s 23rd consecutive victory against Kansas City over two years, setting a major league mark. The previous mark was 21. The streak included 7 wins by 1 run and 3 extra-inning games.

Ironically Orioles relief pitcher Moe Drabowsky, who was drafted by the Royals as the 42nd pick in the expansion draft in 1968, he was traded back to the Royals for Bobby Ford, lost twice during the streak as a Royal. Drabowsky was a star in the 1966 World Series for the Orioles and will also play a key roll in helping the Orioles win another title in 1970.

Curt Motton drives in 5 and Paul Blair collects 4 hits for the Orioles. Mike Cuellar only goes 5.1 innings but picks up his 15th win. Eddie Watt picks up his 9th save.




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