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Saturday April 24, 1971
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After failing three times to hold a three-run lead, including once in the 10th inning, the Twins broke away with three runs in the 11th to gain an 11-8 victory over the Yankees, who left 20 men on base during the game. The Twins took an 8-5 lead in the 10th, scoring on a wild pitch by Mike Kekich and a double by Leo Cardenas, but the Yankees rallied in their half with a homer by Roy White and a two-run single by Gene Michael.

However, in the 11th, the Twins loaded the bases on walks to Cesar Tovar and Tony Oliva, around an error by Bill Burbach on a bunt by Rod Carew. Harmon Killebrew singled, driving in two runs, and the third tally counted on a sacrifice fly by Rick Renick. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 11, New York Yankees 8

Game Played on Saturday, April 24, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Twins        0  3  0    0  0  2    0  0  0    3  3  -  11 12  1
Yankees      0  0  0    0  2  1    1  1  0    3  0  -   8 17  3


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar lf,cf           4   1   1   0     2   0   .353      Clarke 2b             5   0   0   0     2   0   .246
Carew 2b              5   1   1   0     0   1   .255      Munson c              5   2   2   2     2   0   .190
Oliva rf              5   3   1   1     1   0   .339      Alou rf               6   0   2   0     1   1   .250
Killebrew 3b,1b       6   2   3   2     0   0   .306      White lf              6   2   3   2     0   1   .378
Reese 1b              4   1   3   0     0   0   .212      Cater 3b,1b           7   1   3   0     0   1   .262
  Renick ph,lf        0   1   0   1     1   0   .200      Murcer cf             6   2   3   0     1   1   .379
Holt cf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .283      Ellis 1b              1   0   1   0     4   0   .429
  Alyea ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .294        Baker pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Thompson 3b         1   0   0   0     0   0   .308        Burbach p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Cardenas ss           5   1   2   2     1   1   .200      Michael ss            4   0   2   4     1   0   .317
Ratliff c             3   1   1   4     0   2   .111      Bahnsen p             2   1   1   0     0   1   .250
  Mitterwald c        0   0   0   0     1   0   .135        Hansen ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .111
Hall p                3   0   0   0     0   0   .250        McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Williams p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Gibbs ph            0   0   0   0     0   0   .136
  Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Woods ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Braun ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .333        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Barber p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Blefary ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .227
  Campisi p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Waslewski p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Corbin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Kekich p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Kenney ph,3b        1   0   0   0     0   1   .241

Totals               43  11  12  10     6   6             Totals               47   8  17   8    11   6

Time of Game: 4:03   Attendance: 10,204
Left on Base: Twins 8, Yankees 20
DP: Twins 0, Yankees 0
Errors: Oliva, Clarke, Burbach, Michael
Doubles: Reese (1), Killebrew 2 (5)
Home Runs: Ratliff (1), Oliva (4), Munson (1), White (5)
Stolen Bases: Killebrew (2)
Caught Stealing: Tovar (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Carew (2), Ellis (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Ratliff (1), Renick (1), Michael (1), White (1)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hall                    5     7   3   3   4   4   1  26   4.07
Williams                1.2   2   1   1   2   1   0   9   4.11
Perranoski              1.1   2   1   1   0   0   0   6   3.86
Barber                  1.1   3   3   3   3   0   1  10   6.75
Campisi                 0     1   0   0   1   0   0   2   4.15
Corbin W(1-0)           1.2   2   0   0   1   1   0   8   1.93
Totals                 11    17   8   8  11   6   2  61

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen                 6     8   5   5   1   2   2  27   6.57
McDaniel                1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   4.32
Aker                    2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7   2.25
Waslewski               0.1   2   2   2   0   0   0   3   3.24
Kekich                  0.2   1   1   1   2   1   0   5   5.93
Burbach L(0-1)          1     1   3   3   2   1   0   7  10.80
Totals                 11    12  11  11   6   6   2  52

Wild Pitches: Barber (1), Kekich (2)

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar grounded out (third to first); Carew grounded
out (second to first); Oliva flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
popped to catcher in foul territory; Alou walked; White struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Yankees 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew grounded out (shortstop to first); Reese
doubled to center; Holt struck out; Cardenas singled to third
[Reese stayed at second]; Ratliff homered [Reese scored,
Cardenas scored]; Hall flied out to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater flied out to right; Murcer made an out to
shortstop; Ellis walked; Michael grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Yankees 0.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar singled to center; Carew forced Tovar (third to
second); Oliva flied out to left; Killebrew flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Bahnsen struck out; Clarke grounded out (third to
first); Munson walked; Alou struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 3, Yankees 0.

TWINS 4TH: Reese singled to center; Holt flied out to left;
Cardenas flied out to left; Ratliff struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: White popped to catcher in foul territory; Cater
made an out to shortstop; Murcer singled to right; Ellis singled
to third [Murcer to second]; Michael flied out to right; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 3, Yankees 0.

TWINS 5TH: Hall grounded out (pitcher to first); Tovar grounded
out (pitcher to first); On a bunt Carew made an out to first; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Bahnsen singled to left; Clarke made an out to
shortstop; Munson homered [Bahnsen scored]; Alou flied out to
left; White singled to left; Cater struck out (catcher to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Yankees 2.

TWINS 6TH: Oliva homered; Killebrew doubled to left; Reese
singled to right [Killebrew to third, Reese to second (on
throw)]; Holt grounded out (shortstop to first); Cardenas was
walked intentionally; Ratliff hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Killebrew scored]; Hall grounded out (catcher to first); 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 5, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer singled to right; Ellis walked [Murcer to
second]; Michael singled to left [Ellis to second, Murcer
scored]; HANSEN BATTED FOR BAHNSEN; WILLIAMS REPLACED HALL
(PITCHING); Hansen popped to catcher in foul territory; Clarke
grounded out (second to first) [Michael to second, Ellis to
third]; Munson walked; Alou grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Twins 5, Yankees 3.

TWINS 7TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED HANSEN (PITCHING); Tovar grounded
out (second to first); Carew struck out; Oliva grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 5, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 7TH: White singled to right; Cater singled to center
[White to second]; Murcer was called out on strikes; Yankees
Manager Ralph Houk ejected by HP umpire Jim Odom; Ellis
walked [White to third, Cater to second]; Michael hit a
sacrifice fly to right [White scored]; GIBBS BATTED FOR
MCDANIEL; PERRANOSKI REPLACED WILLIAMS (PITCHING); WOODS BATTED
FOR GIBBS; Woods flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 5, Yankees 4.

TWINS 8TH: AKER REPLACED WOODS (PITCHING); Killebrew flied out
to left; Reese grounded out (third to first); Holt reached on an
error by Michael; Cardenas grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 8TH: Clarke made an out to first; Munson singled to
center; Alou singled to center [Munson to third]; White hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Munson scored]; Cater forced Alou
(second to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Yankees 5.

TWINS 9TH: Ratliff struck out; BRAUN BATTED FOR PERRANOSKI;
Braun grounded out (second to first); Tovar walked; Tovar was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 5, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 9TH: BARBER REPLACED BRAUN (PITCHING); MITTERWALD
REPLACED RATLIFF (PLAYING C ); Murcer walked; Ellis out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Murcer to second]; Michael
was walked intentionally; BLEFARY BATTED FOR AKER; Barber threw
a wild pitch [Murcer to third]; Blefary reached on a fielder's
choice [Murcer out at home (second to catcher), Michael to
second]; Clarke walked [Michael to third, Blefary to second];
Munson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Twins 5,
Yankees 5.

TWINS 10TH: WASLEWSKI REPLACED BLEFARY (PITCHING); Carew singled
to left; Oliva forced Carew (second to shortstop); Killebrew
doubled to left [Oliva to third]; KEKICH REPLACED WASLEWSKI
(PITCHING); RENICK BATTED FOR REESE; Renick was walked
intentionally; ALYEA BATTED FOR HOLT; Kekich threw a wild pitch
[Oliva scored]; Alyea popped to first in foul territory;
Cardenas singled to left [Killebrew scored, Renick scored,
Cardenas to second (on throw)]; Mitterwald was walked
intentionally; Barber struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins
8, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 10TH: THOMPSON REPLACED ALYEA (PLAYING 3B); RENICK
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); TOVAR CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
CF); KILLEBREW CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Alou grounded out
(third to first); White homered; Cater singled to center; Murcer
singled to right [Cater to third]; CAMPISI REPLACED BARBER
(PITCHING); Ellis walked [Murcer to second]; BAKER RAN FOR
ELLIS; Michael singled to right [Cater scored, Murcer scored,
Baker to third (error by Oliva)]; KENNEY BATTED FOR KEKICH;
CORBIN REPLACED CAMPISI (PITCHING); Kenney struck out; Clarke
walked [Michael to second]; Munson grounded out (pitcher to
first); 3 R, 4 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Twins 8, Yankees 8.

TWINS 11TH: BURBACH REPLACED BAKER (PITCHING); KENNEY STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 3B); CATER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Tovar
walked; Carew reached on an error by Burbach on a sacrifice bunt
[Tovar to third, Carew to second (error by Clarke)]; Horace
Clarke called for obstruction; Oliva was walked
intentionally; Killebrew singled to left [Oliva to third, Carew
scored, Tovar scored]; Renick hit a sacrifice fly to left [Oliva
scored]; Killebrew stole second; Thompson grounded out (third to
first); Cardenas struck out; 3 R, 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 11,
Yankees 8.

YANKEES 11TH: Alou singled to right; White popped to third in
foul territory; Cater singled to right [Alou to second]; Murcer
grounded out (second to first) [Cater to second, Alou to third];
Burbach grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Twins 11, Yankees 8.



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