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Wednesday April 14, 1971
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Playing in his first game with the Yankees, Felipe Alou smashed a homer in the fourth inning to start the scoring in an 8-4 victory over the Tigers. After the drive by the former Athletics' outfielder, the Yankees added three more runs in the same stanza. Winning pitcher Fritz Peterson drove in one with a single and got credit for a second RBI by drawing a pass with the bases loaded in the sixth. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 8, Detroit Tigers 4

Game Played on Wednesday, April 14, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Tigers       0  0  1    0  1  0    0  1  1  -   4 12  1
Yankees      0  0  0    4  0  1    0  3  x  -   8  9  1


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Stanley cf            5   0   2   0     0   0   .240      Clarke 2b             5   0   1   2     0   0   .357
Northrup 1b           4   2   0   0     1   0   .286      Alou rf               5   1   1   1     0   0   .231
Kaline rf             4   1   4   0     1   0   .462      Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   0   .087
Horton lf             5   0   0   0     0   1   .120      White lf              3   1   2   0     1   0   .269
Rodriguez 3b          5   0   2   2     0   1   .321      Cater 3b,1b           4   1   1   0     0   0   .250
Freehan c             5   0   1   0     0   1   .200      Ellis 1b              0   0   0   1     2   0   .333
McAuliffe 2b          3   1   2   1     1   0   .333        Kenney pr,3b        0   2   0   0     1   0   .278
Brinkman ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .240      Murcer cf             2   2   1   0     2   0   .250
Lolich p              1   0   0   0     1   0   .143      Michael ss            3   1   2   2     1   0   .318
  I. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Peterson p            3   0   1   2     1   1   .200
  Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Gutierrez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kilkenny p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Patterson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               38   4  12   3     4   3             Totals               29   8   9   8     8   1

Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance: 11,745
Left on Base: Tigers 11, Yankees 6
DP: Tigers 3, Yankees 2
Errors: Horton, Clarke
Doubles: Freehan (1), Kaline 2 (2), Rodriguez (1), Cater (1)
Home Runs: McAuliffe (1), Alou (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Ellis (1)
GIDP: Brinkman (1), I. Brown (1), Clarke (1)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich L(1-2)           5     6   4   4   2   0   1  22   3.18
Timmermann              0.1   0   1   1   3   0   0   4   3.86
Scherman                1.2   0   0   0   2   0   0   6   0.00
Kilkenny                0     2   3   2   1   0   0   3  31.50
Patterson               1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                  8     9   8   7   8   1   1  38

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson W(1-0)         8    12   4   4   4   1   1  39   4.50
Aker SV(1)              1     0   0   0   0   2   0   3   3.38
Totals                  9    12   4   4   4   3   1  42

Wild Pitches: Aker (1)

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


TIGERS 1ST: Stanley singled to third; Northrup forced Stanley
(third to second); On a bunt Kaline singled to pitcher [Northrup
to second]; Horton lined to left; Rodriguez flied out to center;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (third to first); Alou grounded
out (shortstop to first); On a bunt Munson grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Freehan doubled to center; McAuliffe made an out to
shortstop; Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Lolich
walked; Stanley forced Freehan (third unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: White singled to center; Cater flied out to center;
Ellis walked [White to second]; Murcer flied into a double play
(center to second) [White out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Northrup grounded out (second to first); Kaline
doubled to second; Horton grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rodriguez doubled to center [Kaline scored]; Freehan popped to
first in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: On a bunt Michael made an out to third; Peterson
grounded out (pitcher to first); Clarke lined to third; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 4TH: McAuliffe singled to right; Brinkman grounded into a
double play (third to shortstop to first) [McAuliffe out at
second]; Lolich grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Alou homered; Munson flied out to left; White
singled to center; Cater doubled to left [White to third]; Ellis
hit a sacrifice fly to center [Cater to third, White scored];
Murcer walked; Michael singled to center [Murcer to second,
Cater scored]; Peterson singled to center [Michael to third,
Murcer scored]; Clarke forced Peterson (shortstop unassisted); 4
R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 4.

TIGERS 5TH: Stanley singled to shortstop; Northrup forced
Stanley (second to shortstop); Kaline singled to right [Northrup
to third]; Horton struck out; Rodriguez singled to left [Kaline
to second, Northrup scored]; Freehan grounded out (shortstop to
first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 5TH: Alou grounded out (third to first); Munson grounded
out (shortstop to first); White grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 4.

TIGERS 6TH: McAuliffe walked; Brinkman forced McAuliffe
(shortstop to second); I. BROWN BATTED FOR LOLICH; I. Brown
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Brinkman out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Yankees 4.

YANKEES 6TH: TIMMERMANN REPLACED I. BROWN (PITCHING); Cater
flied out to right; Ellis walked; KENNEY RAN FOR ELLIS; Murcer
walked [Kenney to second]; Michael walked [Kenney to third,
Murcer to second]; SCHERMAN REPLACED TIMMERMANN (PITCHING);
Peterson walked [Kenney scored, Murcer to third, Michael to
second]; Clarke grounded into a double play (third to first)
[Michael out at third]; 1 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees
5.

TIGERS 7TH: KENNEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); CATER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Stanley reached on an error by Clarke;
Northrup forced Stanley (first to shortstop); Kaline walked
[Northrup to second]; Horton flied out to left; Rodriguez forced
Kaline (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Yankees 5.

YANKEES 7TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
grounded out (third to first); White walked; Cater forced White
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees
5.

TIGERS 8TH: Freehan flied out to center; McAuliffe homered;
Brinkman singled to right; GUTIERREZ BATTED FOR SCHERMAN;
Gutierrez made an out to shortstop; Stanley forced Brinkman
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, Yankees
5.

YANKEES 8TH: KILKENNY REPLACED GUTIERREZ (PITCHING); Kenney
walked; Murcer singled to left [Kenney to third]; Michael
singled to left [Kenney scored, Murcer to third, Michael to
second (error by Horton)]; PATTERSON REPLACED KILKENNY
(PITCHING); Peterson struck out; Clarke singled to center
[Michael scored (unearned), Murcer scored]; Alou lined into a
double play (first unassisted) [Clarke out at first]; 3 R (2
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, Yankees 8.

TIGERS 9TH: Northrup walked; Kaline doubled [Northrup to third];
AKER REPLACED PETERSON (PITCHING); Aker threw a wild pitch
[Kaline to third, Northrup scored]; Horton grounded out (third
to first); Rodriguez struck out; Freehan struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 4, Yankees 8.



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