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Friday April 23, 1971
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Steve Kline, who retired 20 of the last 22 batters, pitched the Yankees to a 7-3 victory over the Twins. Bobby Murcer and Roy White each had three hits for the Yankees, including a homer apiece. One of the Twins' runs in the first inning scored on a triple steal with Rod Carew swiping home. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 7, Minnesota Twins 3

Game Played on Friday, April 23, 1971 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

Twins        1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  5  1
Yankees      1  0  2    0  1  0    3  0  x  -   7 12  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar lf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .359      Clarke 2b             4   1   0   0     1   1   .268
Carew 2b              4   2   2   0     0   1   .260      Alou rf               5   1   1   0     0   1   .238
  Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      White lf              3   2   3   1     2   0   .359
Oliva rf              4   1   2   1     0   0   .353      Murcer cf             5   2   3   3     0   0   .365
Killebrew 3b          3   0   0   0     1   1   .286      Cater 3b              4   1   2   2     0   1   .241
Reese 1b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .167      Gibbs c               4   0   0   0     0   1   .136
Holt cf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .310      Blefary 1b            4   0   2   0     0   1   .238
Cardenas ss           3   0   0   0     0   1   .180      Michael ss            3   0   1   1     1   0   .297
Mitterwald c          2   0   0   0     0   0   .135      Kline p               3   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .333
  Tischinski c        0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Blyleven p            2   0   0   0     0   1   .100
  Campisi p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Braun ph,2b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .364

Totals               32   3   5   1     1   5             Totals               35   7  12   7     4   5

Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 11,704
Left on Base: Twins 3, Yankees 9
DP: Twins 1, Yankees 0
Errors: Carew, Kline
Doubles: Oliva (5), Tovar (5)
Triples: Murcer (2)
Home Runs: Oliva (3), Murcer (3), White (4)
Stolen Bases: Carew (1), Oliva (2), Killebrew (1)
Caught Stealing: Alou (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Kline (1)
GIDP: Alou (1)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blyleven L(2-2)         6    10   6   5   3   5   2  31   2.61
Campisi                 1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5   4.15
Williams                1     0   0   0   1   0   0   4   3.95
Totals                  8    12   7   6   4   5   2  40

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline W(2-1)            9     5   3   2   1   5   1  33   2.52
Totals                  9     5   3   2   1   5   1  33

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar lined to center; Carew singled to shortstop;
Oliva doubled to left [Carew to third]; Killebrew was walked
intentionally; Reese made an out to shortstop; Carew stole home
and Oliva stole third and Killebrew stole second; Holt grounded
out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 1, Yankees
0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke walked; Alou was called out on strikes;
White singled to right [Clarke to second]; Murcer forced White
(pitcher to shortstop) [Clarke to third]; Cater singled to third
[Murcer to second, Clarke scored]; Gibbs made an out to
shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 1, Yankees 1.

TWINS 2ND: Cardenas was called out on strikes; Mitterwald
grounded out (pitcher to first); Blyleven struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Blefary grounded out (first to pitcher); Michael
grounded out (pitcher to first); Kline flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Yankees 1.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar popped to catcher in foul territory; Carew
singled to left; Oliva grounded out (pitcher unassisted) [Carew
scored (error by Kline) (unearned)]; Killebrew struck out; 1 R
(0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke grounded out (pitcher to first); Alou
singled to center; Alou was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); White walked; Murcer homered [White scored]; Cater
grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Yankees 3.

TWINS 4TH: Reese flied out to left; Holt grounded out (shortstop
to first); Cardenas grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Gibbs struck out; Blefary struck out; Michael
walked; Kline grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 3.

TWINS 5TH: Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); Blyleven
grounded out (pitcher to first); Tovar flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Clarke was called out on strikes; Alou reached on
an error by Carew; White singled to center [Alou to third];
Murcer singled to center [White to third, Alou scored
(unearned)]; Cater struck out; Gibbs grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 4.

TWINS 6TH: Carew grounded out (pitcher to first); Oliva lined to
right; Killebrew grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 6TH: Blefary singled to center; Michael singled to left
[Blefary to second]; Kline reached on a fielder's choice on a
sacrifice bunt [Michael to second, Blefary to third]; Clarke
lined to center; Alou grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Kline out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 2, Yankees 4.

TWINS 7TH: Reese flied out to left; Holt grounded out (second to
pitcher); Cardenas made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 2, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 7TH: White homered; Murcer tripled to center; CAMPISI
REPLACED BLYLEVEN (PITCHING); Cater singled to left [Murcer
scored]; Gibbs made an out to shortstop; Blefary singled to
right [Cater to third]; Michael grounded out (second to first)
[Blefary to second, Cater scored]; Kline grounded out (second to
first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 7.

TWINS 8TH: MANUEL BATTED FOR MITTERWALD; Manuel struck out;
BRAUN BATTED FOR CAMPISI; Braun grounded out (second to first);
Tovar doubled to right; Carew struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 2, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 8TH: WILLIAMS REPLACED CAREW (PITCHING); BRAUN STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 2B); TISCHINSKI REPLACED MANUEL (PLAYING C );
Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou grounded out
(third to first); White walked; Murcer grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 7.

TWINS 9TH: Oliva homered; Killebrew grounded out (third to
first); Reese grounded out (second to first); Holt grounded out
(pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Yankees 7.



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