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Tuesday April 13, 1971
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Playing their home opener, the Yankees attracted 34,745, their largest first-day crowd since 1966, and rewarded the turnout by defeating the Tigers, 5-2. Stan Bahnsen, although tagged for 11 hits, scattered them effectively and also joined in the Yankees' attack with a run-scoring triple. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 5, Detroit Tigers 2

Game Played on Tuesday, April 13, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  0  -   2 11  1
Yankees      0  0  0    2  1  1    1  0  x  -   5  6  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          5   0   0   1     0   0   .292      Clarke 2b             3   0   2   0     1   0   .391
Kaline rf             4   0   2   0     0   0   .364      Munson c              3   0   0   1     0   0   .105
Northrup cf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .333      White lf              3   2   1   1     1   0   .217
G. Brown lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Murcer cf             2   1   0   0     2   1   .227
Cash 1b               4   1   3   1     0   1   .750      Cater 1b              4   0   1   1     0   0   .250
Freehan c             4   0   1   0     0   0   .200      Blefary rf            2   0   0   0     0   0   .222
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   2   0     0   0   .304        Woods ph,rf         2   0   0   0     0   0   .333
Brinkman ss           2   0   0   0     1   0   .238      Kenney 3b             3   0   1   0     0   1   .278
  Horton ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .150      Michael ss            2   1   0   0     1   0   .263
Niekro p              2   0   0   0     0   2   .200      Bahnsen p             3   1   1   1     0   0   .200
  Kilkenny p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Patterson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Collins ph          1   1   1   0     0   0  1.000
  Hannan p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Jones ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .500

Totals               36   2  11   2     1   4             Totals               27   5   6   4     5   2

Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 34,745
Left on Base: Tigers 8, Yankees 4
DP: Tigers 2, Yankees 0
Errors: Brinkman
Doubles: Cash (1), Clarke (2)
Triples: Collins (1), Bahnsen (1)
Home Runs: Cash (1), White (2)
Stolen Bases: Murcer (3)
Caught Stealing: Northrup (1), Freehan (2), Clarke (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Munson (1)
GIDP: Blefary (1), Munson (4)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro L(0-2)           5     5   4   4   3   0   1  21   7.30
Kilkenny                0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2  22.50
Patterson               0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   0.00
Hannan                  0.1   1   1   1   1   0   0   3   6.75
Timmermann              1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5   2.70
Totals                  8     6   5   5   5   2   1  33

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen W(1-1)          9    11   2   2   1   4   1  37   2.25
Totals                  9    11   2   2   1   4   1  37

Wild Pitches: Niekro (1)
Balks: Patterson (1)

Umpires: HP - Art Frantz, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Don Denkinger


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe grounded out (first unassisted); Kaline
flied out to right; Northrup singled to first; Northrup was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (second to first); Munson
grounded out (second to first); White reached on an error by
Brinkman [White to second]; Murcer grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 2ND: G. Brown grounded out (catcher unassisted); Cash was
called out on strikes; Freehan singled to left; Rodriguez
singled to right [Freehan to third]; Brinkman forced Rodriguez
(second to shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees
0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater grounded out (second to first); Blefary
grounded out (first to pitcher); Kenney flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Niekro struck out; McAuliffe grounded out (first to
pitcher); Kaline singled to left; Northrup grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Michael grounded out (second to first); Bahnsen
flied out to center; Clarke singled to shortstop; Clarke was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 4TH: G. Brown grounded out (second to first); Cash
singled to right; Freehan forced Cash (third to second);
Rodriguez singled to right [Freehan to third]; Freehan was
caught stealing home (catcher to second to catcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Munson flied out to left; White homered; Murcer
walked; Murcer stole second; Cater singled to right [Murcer
scored]; Blefary grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Cater out at second]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Tigers 0, Yankees 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Brinkman walked; Niekro struck out; McAuliffe flied
out to center; Kaline singled to left [Brinkman to second];
Northrup flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Kenney singled to center; Michael forced Kenney
(third to second); Niekro threw a wild pitch [Michael to
second]; Bahnsen tripled to left [Michael scored]; Clarke
walked; Munson grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Clarke out at second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers
0, Yankees 3.

TIGERS 6TH: G. Brown flied out to right; Cash homered; Freehan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 6TH: White walked; KILKENNY REPLACED NIEKRO (PITCHING);
Murcer walked [White to second]; Cater flied out to right [White
to third]; WOODS BATTED FOR BLEFARY; PATTERSON REPLACED KILKENNY
(PITCHING); Woods flied out to center; Patterson balked [Murcer
to second, White scored]; Kenney struck out; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 4.

TIGERS 7TH: WOODS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Brinkman grounded
out (shortstop to first); COLLINS BATTED FOR PATTERSON; Collins
tripled; McAuliffe grounded out (first to pitcher) [Collins
scored]; Kaline grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 7TH: HANNAN REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); Michael walked;
On a bunt Bahnsen forced Michael (pitcher to shortstop); Clarke
doubled to right [Bahnsen to third]; TIMMERMANN REPLACED HANNAN
(PITCHING); Munson hit a sacrifice fly to left [Clarke to third,
Bahnsen scored]; White made an out to third; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 5.

TIGERS 8TH: Northrup struck out; G. Brown grounded out (second
to first); Cash doubled; Freehan lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 8TH: Murcer struck out; Cater flied out to right; Woods
lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 5.

TIGERS 9TH: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); HORTON
BATTED FOR BRINKMAN; Horton made an out to second; JONES BATTED
FOR TIMMERMANN; Jones singled to right; McAuliffe flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 5.



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