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Tuesday April 6, 1971
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Ray Culp yielded only five hits and pitched the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Yankees before an opening-day crowd of 34,517 at Fenway Park in near-freezing weather. Right fielder Reggie Smith helped save the game in the eighth inning. When Horace Clarke singled with the bases loaded, Danny Cater scored from third base, but Smith threw out Jim Lyttle, who also tried to cross the plate from second. [The Sporting News]


Boston Red Sox 3, New York Yankees 1

Game Played on Tuesday, April 6, 1971 (Day game) at Fenway Park

Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  5  0
Red Sox      0  0  0    1  0  0    1  1  x  -   3 11  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   0   1   1     0   0   .250      Aparicio ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .250
Munson c              4   0   2   0     0   1   .500      Smith rf              4   1   3   0     0   0   .750
White lf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Yastrzemski lf        4   1   2   1     0   0   .500
Murcer cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Petrocelli 3b         4   0   1   0     0   2   .250
Cater 1b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .250      Scott 1b              3   1   1   1     0   1   .333
Lyttle rf             3   0   1   0     0   0   .333      Josephson c           4   0   3   0     0   1   .750
Kenney 3b             3   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Conigliaro cf         3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Michael ss            2   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Griffin 2b            1   0   0   0     1   0   .000
  Tepedino ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lahoud ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
  Baker ss            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Kennedy 2b          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Bahnsen p             2   0   0   0     0   2   .000      Culp p                3   0   0   1     0   1   .000
  Gibbs ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   1   5   1     0   5             Totals               30   3  11   3     2   5

Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance: 34,517
Left on Base: Yankees 4, Red Sox 7
DP: Yankees 1, Red Sox 0
Errors: Kennedy
Doubles: Smith (1), Yastrzemski (1)
Stolen Bases: Munson (1)
Caught Stealing: Smith (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Conigliaro (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Scott (1)
GIDP: Yastrzemski (1)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen L(0-1)          7     8   2   2   2   5   0  28   2.57
Aker                    1     3   1   1   0   0   0   6   9.00
Totals                  8    11   3   3   2   5   0  34

Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Culp W(1-0)             9     5   1   0   0   5   0  32   0.00
Totals                  9     5   1   0   0   5   0  32

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Lou DiMuro, 2B - Bill Kunkel, 3B - Ron Luciano


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke flied to left; Munson struck out; White
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 1ST: Aparicio singled to third [Aparicio out at second
(third to first to second to first to shortstop)]; Smith singled
to left; Smith was caught stealing second (catcher to second);
Yastrzemski flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Red Sox 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Murcer grounded out (pitcher to first); Cater
grounded out (shortstop to first); Lyttle flied out to right; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Petrocelli was called out on strikes; Scott struck
out; Josephson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red
Sox 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Kenney flied to left; Michael flied out to right;
Bahnsen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Conigliaro grounded out (shortstop to first);
Griffin grounded out (pitcher to first); Culp was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.

YANKEES 4TH: On a bunt Clarke popped to pitcher in foul
territory; Munson singled to third; Munson stole second; White
grounded out (second to first) [Munson to third]; Murcer
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Aparicio grounded out (shortstop to first); Smith
doubled to right; Yastrzemski doubled to left [Smith scored];
Petrocelli grounded out (shortstop to first) [Yastrzemski to
third]; Scott made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Cater grounded out (third to first); lights on
at 2:32; Lyttle popped to second; Kenney grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 5TH: Josephson singled to left; Conigliaro popped to
shortstop; Griffin walked [Josephson to second]; On a bunt Culp
forced Josephson (pitcher to third) [Griffin to second];
Aparicio forced Culp (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Michael lined to right; Bahnsen struck out; Clarke
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
0, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 6TH: Smith singled to center; Yastrzemski grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Smith out at
second]; Petrocelli struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
0, Red Sox 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Munson popped to catcher in foul territory; White
grounded out (shortstop to first); Murcer flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 7TH: Scott singled to left; Josephson singled to right
[Scott to second]; Conigliaro out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Scott to third, Josephson to second]; LAHOUD BATTED FOR
GRIFFIN; Lahoud was walked intentionally; Culp forced Lahoud
(shortstop to second) [Scott scored, Josephson to third];
Aparicio lined to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red
Sox 2.

YANKEES 8TH: KENNEDY REPLACED LAHOUD (PLAYING 2B); Cater singled
to center; Lyttle singled to center [Cater to second]; Kenney
reached on an error by Kennedy [Cater to third, Lyttle to
second]; TEPEDINO BATTED FOR MICHAEL; Tepedino made an out to
shortstop; GIBBS BATTED FOR BAHNSEN; Gibbs struck out; Clarke
singled to right [Cater scored (unearned), Lyttle out at home
(right to catcher), Kenney to second]; 1 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 1, Red Sox 2.

RED SOX 8TH: BAKER REPLACED TEPEDINO (PLAYING SS); AKER REPLACED
GIBBS (PITCHING); Smith grounded out (first unassisted);
Yastrzemski singled to center; Petrocelli singled to right
[Yastrzemski to third]; Scott lined out on a sacrifice fly to
center [Yastrzemski scored]; Josephson singled to shortstop
[Petrocelli to second]; Conigliaro forced Josephson (shortstop
to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Munson singled to left; White struck out; Murcer
forced Munson (second to shortstop); Cater flied out to center;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Red Sox 3.



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