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Wednesday April 21, 1971
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Although collecting 18 hits, the Senators had to huff and puff before beating the Yankees, 9-6. The Senators did not decide the game until the eighth inning when Frank Howard, who had three hits, broke a 6-6 tie with a run-scoring single. [The Sporting News]


Washington Senators 9, New York Yankees 6

Game Played on Wednesday, April 21, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Senators     0  0  2    1  1  2    0  1  2  -   9 18  2
Yankees      0  1  0    0  4  0    1  0  0  -   6 10  1


Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Unser cf              4   3   3   2     1   0   .348      Clarke 2b             3   1   0   0     2   0   .288
Cullen 2b             5   2   2   0     0   0   .255      Gibbs c               5   2   2   3     0   0   .167
Epstein 1b            4   0   3   3     1   0   .333      White lf              5   0   2   0     0   0   .306
Foy 3b                5   0   1   0     0   0   .313      Murcer cf             5   0   2   1     0   0   .340
Howard rf             5   0   3   1     0   1   .291      Cater 1b              4   1   0   0     0   0   .222
  Maddox lf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .200      Blefary rf            1   0   0   0     1   0   .176
McCraw lf,rf          4   2   2   1     1   2   .438        Alou ph,rf          2   0   0   0     0   1   .243
French c              3   1   1   1     1   1   .263      Kenney 3b             4   0   2   1     0   0   .250
Harrah ss             5   0   2   0     0   1   .170      Michael ss            3   1   1   0     1   0   .294
Bosman p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Stottlemyre p         2   1   1   1     0   0   .222
  Allen ph            1   1   1   1     0   0   .222        McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Knowles p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Ellis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .385
  Janeski p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Tepedino ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Bahnsen p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .167

Totals               39   9  18   9     4   6             Totals               36   6  10   6     4   1

Time of Game: 2:52   Attendance:  5,415
Left on Base: Senators 11, Yankees 7
DP: Senators 1, Yankees 1
Errors: Foy, French, Kenney
Doubles: Michael (3), Stottlemyre (1)
Triples: Epstein (1), McCraw (1), Murcer (1)
Home Runs: McCraw (2), Allen (1), Unser (1), Gibbs (1)
Stolen Bases: Unser (2), Gibbs (1)
Sacrifice Hits: French (1), Cullen (1), Janeski (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Unser (1)
GIDP: French (1), Murcer (1)


Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bosman                  5     5   5   5   3   0   1  23   2.89
Knowles                 1.1   3   1   1   1   1   0   8   0.93
Janeski W(1-1)          2.2   2   0   0   0   0   0   9   3.68
Totals                  9    10   6   6   4   1   1  40

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre             5.2  11   6   5   1   6   3  28   2.78
McDaniel                0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.91
Aker L(0-2)             2     2   1   1   3   0   0  10   3.00
Bahnsen                 1     3   2   2   0   0   0   6   6.27
Totals                  9    18   9   8   4   6   3  47

Umpires: HP - Jim Honochick, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Jim Odom, 3B - Marty Springstead


SENATORS 1ST: Unser singled to second; Unser stole second;
Cullen grounded out (third to first); Epstein grounded out
(first to pitcher) [Unser to third]; Foy flied out to right; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke flied out to center; Gibbs flied out to
center; White grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 0.

SENATORS 2ND: Howard singled to third; McCraw struck out; French
grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first)
[Howard out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Murcer tripled to left; Cater reached on a
fielder's choice [Murcer out at home (shortstop to catcher)];
Blefary walked [Cater to second]; Kenney singled to left
[Blefary to second, Cater scored]; Michael flied out to center;
Stottlemyre grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 1.

SENATORS 3RD: Harrah singled to left; On a bunt Bosman struck
out; Unser was credited with a single when a runner was hit by
the batted ball to second [Harrah out at second (second
unassisted)]; Cullen singled to left [Unser to second]; Epstein
tripled to left [Cullen scored, Unser scored]; Foy grounded out
(pitcher to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke walked; Gibbs forced Clarke (second to
shortstop); Gibbs stole second [Gibbs to third (error by
French)]; White grounded out (pitcher to first); Murcer popped
to third; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 2, Yankees 1.

SENATORS 4TH: Howard grounded out (third to first); McCraw
homered; French walked; Harrah struck out; Bosman grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); Blefary
grounded out (second to first); Kenney grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 3, Yankees 1.

SENATORS 5TH: Unser popped to first in foul territory; Cullen
reached on an error by Kenney [Cullen to second]; Epstein
singled to center [Cullen scored (unearned)]; Foy singled to
left [Epstein to second]; Howard struck out; McCraw struck out;
1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 4, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Michael doubled to right; Stottlemyre doubled to
right [Michael scored]; Clarke walked; Gibbs homered
[Stottlemyre scored, Clarke scored]; White lined to first;
Murcer flied out to center; Cater grounded out (shortstop to
first); 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 4, Yankees 5.

SENATORS 6TH: French was called out on strikes; Harrah grounded
out (second to first); ALLEN BATTED FOR BOSMAN; Allen homered;
Unser homered; MCDANIEL REPLACED STOTTLEMYRE (PITCHING); Cullen
singled to center; Epstein singled to center [Cullen to third];
Foy grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Senators 6, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 6TH: KNOWLES REPLACED ALLEN (PITCHING); ALOU BATTED FOR
BLEFARY; Alou was called out on strikes; Kenney flied out to
left; Michael walked; ELLIS BATTED FOR MCDANIEL; Ellis grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 6,
Yankees 5.

SENATORS 7TH: AKER REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); ALOU STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING RF); Howard singled to pitcher; McCraw walked
[Howard to second]; French out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
second) [McCraw to second, Howard to third]; Harrah reached on a
fielder's choice [Howard out at home (shortstop to catcher),
McCraw to third]; Knowles grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 6, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke grounded out (third to first); Gibbs singled
to right; White singled to right [Gibbs to third]; Murcer
singled to left [White to second, Gibbs scored]; JANESKI
REPLACED KNOWLES (PITCHING); Cater flied out to center; Alou
forced Murcer (shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Senators 6, Yankees 6.

SENATORS 8TH: Unser walked; Cullen out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Unser to second]; Epstein was walked
intentionally; Foy flied out to center; Howard singled to center
[Unser scored, Epstein to third, Howard out at first (center to
shortstop to second to first)]; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators
7, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 8TH: MADDOX REPLACED HOWARD (PLAYING LF); MCCRAW CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Kenney singled to left; On a bunt
Michael reached on an error by Foy [Kenney to second]; TEPEDINO
BATTED FOR AKER; Kenney was picked off second (catcher to
shortstop to third) [Michael to second]; Tepedino popped to
shortstop; Clarke grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Senators 7, Yankees 6.

SENATORS 9TH: BAHNSEN REPLACED TEPEDINO (PITCHING); McCraw
tripled to center; French singled to left [McCraw scored];
Harrah singled to right [French to second]; Janeski out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Harrah to second, French to
third]; Unser hit a sacrifice fly to left [French scored];
Cullen flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 9,
Yankees 6.

YANKEES 9TH: Gibbs popped to first; White singled to right;
Murcer grounded into a double play (pitcher to shortstop to
first) [White out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 9,
Yankees 6.



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