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Thursday April 15, 1971
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A safe bunt by Aurerlio Rodriguez and a single by Ed Brinkman, around a sacrifice by Mickey Stanley, scored a run for Tigers in the ninth inning to defeat the Yankees, 3-2. Manager Billy Martin of the Tigers used seven pitchers, winding up with Jim Hannan, who allowed only one hit in the last 2 2/3 innings. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 3, New York Yankees 2

Game Played on Thursday, April 15, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  1  -   3  6  1
Yankees      0  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   2  8  1


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          5   0   0   0     0   2   .281      Clarke 2b             3   0   1   0     2   0   .355
Kaline rf             4   1   1   0     0   2   .433      Alou rf,lf            5   2   1   1     0   0   .222
Northrup lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .250      White lf              1   0   0   0     0   0   .259
Cash 1b               3   0   0   1     0   0   .429        Blefary pr,rf       1   0   1   0     1   0   .300
Freehan c             4   1   2   0     0   0   .241        Woods rf            1   0   0   0     0   0   .286
Rodriguez 3b          4   1   2   1     0   1   .344      Murcer cf             4   0   3   1     1   0   .321
Stanley cf            2   0   0   0     1   0   .222      Cater 1b              4   0   2   0     1   0   .281
Brinkman ss           2   0   1   1     1   0   .259      Gibbs c               2   0   0   0     0   0   .125
Chance p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Munson ph,c         2   0   0   0     0   0   .080
  Collins ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .500      Kenney 3b             2   0   0   0     2   0   .250
  Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   0   .269
  Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Stottlemyre p         3   0   0   0     0   1   .143
  Jones ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .500        Tepedino ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kilkenny p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Patterson p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Foor p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hannan p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               31   3   6   3     3   7             Totals               33   2   8   2     7   1

Time of Game: 3:14   Attendance: 10,425
Left on Base: Tigers 7, Yankees 13
DP: Tigers 3, Yankees 1
Errors: Brinkman, Gibbs
Doubles: Freehan 2 (3), Kaline (3), Murcer (3)
Home Runs: Alou (2)
Stolen Bases: Rodriguez (1), Clarke (2), Alou (1), Michael (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Stanley (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Cash (1)
GIDP: Northrup (3), Cater (1), Munson (5)
Hit by Pitch: Brinkman (1,by Stottlemyre), White (1,by Chance), Munson (1,by Hannan)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Chance                  4     3   0   0   2   0   0  17   1.80
Scherman                0.2   2   1   1   2   1   1   6   1.93
Timmermann              1.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.24
Kilkenny                0     0   1   1   1   0   0   1  36.00
Patterson               0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00
Foor                    0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1  18.00
Hannan W(1-0)           2.2   1   0   0   2   0   0  11   2.25
Totals                  9     8   2   2   7   1   1  42

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre             8     4   2   2   3   7   0  32   1.06
McDaniel L(0-2)         1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5   6.75
Totals                  9     6   3   3   3   7   0  37

Passed Balls: Gibbs (1)
Hit by Pitch: Chance (1), Hannan (1), Stottlemyre (1)

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


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe lined to second; Kaline flied out to
right; Northrup grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to left; Alou grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Clarke to second]; White grounded out (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Clarke to third]; Murcer grounded out
(pitcher to second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Yankees 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash grounded out (first unassisted); Freehan made
an out to second; Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater singled to left; Gibbs grounded out (first
unassisted) [Cater to second]; Kenney walked; Michael flied into
a double play (center to second) [Cater out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Stanley flied out to left; Brinkman walked; Chance
struck out; McAuliffe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers
0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Stottlemyre grounded out (shortstop to first);
Clarke grounded out (second to first); Alou grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Kaline struck out advanced to first on an error by
Gibbs; Northrup grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Kaline out at second]; Cash flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: White was hit by a pitch; BLEFARY RAN FOR WHITE;
Murcer singled to right [Blefary to third]; Cater reached on a
fielder's choice [Blefary out at home (third to catcher), Murcer
to second]; Gibbs flied out to right [Murcer to third]; Kenney
walked [Cater to second]; Michael lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 5TH: ALOU CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); BLEFARY STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Freehan doubled to left; Rodriguez reached
on a fielder's choice [Freehan out at third (pitcher to
shortstop)]; Rodriguez stole second; Gibbs allowed a passed ball
[Rodriguez to third]; Stanley walked; Brinkman was hit by a
pitch [Stanley to second]; COLLINS BATTED FOR CHANCE; Collins
was called out on strikes; McAuliffe struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); Stottlemyre
struck out; Clarke lined to third; Alou homered; Blefary walked;
Murcer doubled to left [Blefary to third]; Cater was walked
intentionally; TIMMERMANN REPLACED SCHERMAN (PITCHING); MUNSON
BATTED FOR GIBBS; Munson made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 6TH: MUNSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Kaline was
called out on strikes; Northrup grounded out (first unassisted);
Cash grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Kenney flied out to center; Michael grounded out
(second to first); Stottlemyre grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 7TH: Freehan doubled to left; Rodriguez singled to center
[Freehan scored, Rodriguez to second (on throw)]; Stanley
grounded out (second to first) [Rodriguez to third]; Brinkman
made an out to second; JONES BATTED FOR TIMMERMANN; Jones
walked; McAuliffe grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 7TH: KILKENNY REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); Clarke walked;
PATTERSON REPLACED KILKENNY (PITCHING); Clarke stole second;
Alou reached on a fielder's choice [Clarke out at third
(shortstop to third)]; Alou stole second; Blefary singled to
first [Alou to third]; FOOR REPLACED PATTERSON (PITCHING);
Murcer singled to center [Blefary to third, Alou scored]; HANNAN
REPLACED FOOR (PITCHING); Cater grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Murcer out at second]; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 2.

TIGERS 8TH: WOODS REPLACED BLEFARY (PLAYING RF); Kaline doubled
to left; Northrup grounded out (second to first) [Kaline to
third]; Cash hit a sacrifice fly to center [Kaline scored];
Freehan flied out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson was hit by a pitch; Kenney flied out to
left; Michael reached on an error by Brinkman [Munson to third];
TEPEDINO BATTED FOR STOTTLEMYRE; Michael stole second; Tepedino
popped to third in foul territory; Clarke walked; Alou forced
Clarke (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Yankees 2.

TIGERS 9TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED TEPEDINO (PITCHING); On a bunt
Rodriguez singled to third; Stanley out on a sacrifice bunt
(first to second) [Rodriguez to second]; Brinkman singled to
left [Rodriguez scored, Brinkman to second (on throw)]; Hannan
grounded out (third to first); McAuliffe grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Woods grounded out (third to first); Murcer walked;
Cater singled to center [Murcer to third]; Munson grounded into
a double play (third to second to first) [Cater out at second];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, Yankees 2.



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