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Friday April 9, 1971
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Denny McLain was a winner in his debut with the Senators thanks to Tommy McCraw, who batted for the controversial pitcher in the 10th inning and hit a homer to defeat the Yankees, 5-4. [The Sporting News]


Washington Senators 5, New York Yankees 4

Game Played on Friday, April 9, 1971 (Night game) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

Yankees      1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  -   4 11  0
Senators     0  2  0    0  0  1    0  0  1    1  -   5  9  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             5   0   2   1     0   0   .333      Harrah ss             4   0   0   0     0   0   .154
Munson c              4   1   0   0     1   0   .250      Flood cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .250
White lf              5   1   1   1     0   2   .111      Howard lf             4   1   2   0     0   2   .308
Murcer cf             5   0   2   1     0   0   .222        Unser rf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Cater 1b              4   1   1   0     1   0   .250      Epstein 1b            4   0   1   0     0   2   .400
Lyttle rf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .286      Foy 3b                3   2   2   1     0   0   .500
Kenney 3b             4   1   1   0     0   1   .143      Maddox rf,lf          4   1   2   2     0   0   .250
Michael ss            4   0   3   1     0   0   .500      Casanova c            3   0   0   0     1   0   .273
Peterson p            2   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Cullen 2b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .167
  Blefary ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      McLain p              3   0   0   1     0   1   .000
  Waslewski p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        McCraw ph           1   1   1   1     0   0  1.000
  Gibbs ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               39   4  11   4     2   5             Totals               34   5   9   5     1   6

Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 25,079
Left on Base: Yankees 7, Senators 4
DP: Yankees 0, Senators 2
Doubles: Murcer (1), Michael (1), Foy 2 (2)
Triples: Maddox (1)
Home Runs: White (1), McCraw (1)
Stolen Bases: Michael (1)
Caught Stealing: Maddox (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Foy (2)
GIDP: Munson (1), Lyttle (1)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson                6     6   3   3   1   2   0  24   4.50
Waslewski               2     0   0   0   0   3   0   6   0.00
McDaniel L(0-1)         1     3   2   2   0   1   1   6  18.00
Totals                  9     9   5   5   1   6   1  36

Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McLain W(1-0)          10    11   4   4   2   5   1  41   3.60
Totals                 10    11   4   4   2   5   1  41

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (second to first); Munson
walked; White was called out on strikes; Murcer doubled to left
[Munson scored]; Cater walked; Lyttle popped to catcher in foul
territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Senators 0.

SENATORS 1ST: Harrah popped to first; Flood singled to third;
Howard struck out; Epstein grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Senators 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Kenney struck out; Michael doubled to right;
Peterson struck out; Clarke grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Senators 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Foy doubled; Maddox tripled to right [Foy scored];
Casanova walked; Cullen lined to second; McLain grounded out
(third to first) [Casanova to second, Maddox scored]; Harrah
flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Senators 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Munson grounded out (third to first); White
homered; Murcer flied out to left; Cater lined to third; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Senators 2.

SENATORS 3RD: Flood flied out to right; Howard singled to
center; Epstein struck out; Foy forced Howard (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Senators 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Lyttle singled to right; Kenney flied out to left;
Michael flied out to center; Peterson forced Lyttle (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Senators 2.

SENATORS 4TH: Maddox flied out to right; Casanova flied out to
right; Cullen grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Senators 2.

YANKEES 5TH: On a bunt Clarke singled to second; Munson grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Clarke out at
second]; White struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Senators 2.

SENATORS 5TH: McLain grounded out (shortstop to first); Harrah
grounded out (third to first); Flood grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Senators 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer singled to second; Cater flied out to right;
Lyttle grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Murcer out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Senators 2.

SENATORS 6TH: Howard singled to third; Epstein singled to right
[Howard to third]; Foy hit a sacrifice fly to left [Howard
scored]; Maddox forced Epstein (shortstop to second); Maddox was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 2, Senators 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Kenney flied out to right; Michael singled to
third; BLEFARY BATTED FOR PETERSON; Blefary popped to third in
foul territory; Michael stole second; Clarke flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Senators 3.

SENATORS 7TH: WASLEWSKI REPLACED BLEFARY (PITCHING); Casanova
flied out to center; Cullen was called out on strikes; McLain
struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Senators 3.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); White
flied out to left; Murcer popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 2, Senators 3.

SENATORS 8TH: Harrah flied out to left; Flood grounded out
(pitcher to first); Howard struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 2, Senators 3.

YANKEES 9TH: UNSER REPLACED HOWARD (PLAYING RF); MADDOX CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Cater singled to right; Lyttle lined to
shortstop; Kenney singled to left [Cater to second]; Michael
singled to right [Kenney to second, Cater scored]; GIBBS BATTED
FOR WASLEWSKI; Gibbs struck out; Clarke singled to center
[Michael to third, Kenney scored]; Munson grounded out (second
to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 4, Senators 3.

SENATORS 9TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED GIBBS (PITCHING); Epstein struck
out; Foy doubled to right; Maddox singled to left [Foy scored];
Casanova popped to second; Cullen flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Senators 4.

YANKEES 10TH: White popped to shortstop; Murcer flied out to
center; Cater lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4,
Senators 4.

SENATORS 10TH: MCCRAW BATTED FOR MCLAIN; McCraw homered; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Senators 5.



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