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In a one-man batting show, Leo Cardenas drove in all of the Twins' runs in a 5-3 victory over the Yankees. Cardenas homered with two men on base in the second inning and added his other RBIs with singles in the fourth and fifth. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 5, New York Yankees 3

Game Played on Wednesday, May 5, 1971 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    1  0  1    0  1  0  -   3  8  0
Twins        0  3  0    1  1  0    0  0  x  -   5 11  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   0   1   0     1   0   .264      Tovar cf,lf           5   0   0   0     0   0   .297
Gibbs c               4   0   1   0     1   0   .214      Carew 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .247
White lf              4   0   0   0     1   0   .268      Oliva rf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .386
Murcer cf             4   0   1   0     1   1   .349      Killebrew 1b          3   1   0   0     1   0   .327
Cater 1b              5   1   0   0     0   1   .255        Reese 1b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Alou rf               4   2   2   0     1   0   .268      Braun 3b              3   2   3   0     1   0   .324
Kenney 3b             1   0   1   2     2   0   .214      Alyea lf              2   1   1   0     1   0   .353
Michael ss            4   0   1   1     0   0   .273        Holt cf             1   0   0   0     0   0   .283
Bahnsen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .182      Cardenas ss           4   1   3   5     0   0   .250
  Lyttle ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .143      Mitterwald c          3   0   1   0     1   1   .210
  Jones p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Perry p               3   0   1   0     0   1   .316
  Blefary ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .208        Corbin p            1   0   1   0     0   0   .500
  Waslewski p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Woods ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .227
  Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   3   8   3     7   2             Totals               33   5  11   5     4   2

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance:  7,059
Left on Base: Yankees 12, Twins 8
DP: Yankees 2, Twins 0
Errors: Carew
Doubles: Alou (3)
Triples: Alou (1)
Home Runs: Cardenas (1)
Stolen Bases: Braun (1)
Caught Stealing: White (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Kenney (1)
GIDP: Carew (6), Killebrew (4)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen L(1-4)          2     3   3   3   1   0   1  10   5.55
Jones                   3     4   2   2   3   2   0  16   6.00
Waslewski               2     3   0   0   0   0   0   7   2.57
Aker                    1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4   1.50
Totals                  8    11   5   5   4   2   1  37

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry W(5-2)            7.2   7   3   2   7   1   0  37   3.46
Corbin SV(1)            1.1   1   0   0   0   1   0   5   0.90
Totals                  9     8   3   2   7   2   0  42

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Jake O'Donnell, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Lou DiMuro


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Gibbs
grounded out (first unassisted); White walked; White was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Twins 0.

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

YANKEES 2ND: Murcer struck out; Cater grounded out (shortstop to
first); Alou tripled to right; Kenney walked; Michael lined to
shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew grounded out (third to first); Braun
singled to left; Braun stole second; Alyea walked; Cardenas
homered [Braun scored, Alyea scored]; Mitterwald singled to
left; Perry flied out to left; Tovar grounded out (first
unassisted); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Twins 3.

YANKEES 3RD: LYTTLE BATTED FOR BAHNSEN; Lyttle popped to catcher
in foul territory; Clarke grounded out (second to first); Gibbs
lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Twins 3.

TWINS 3RD: JONES REPLACED LYTTLE (PITCHING); Carew flied out to
left; Oliva grounded out (second to first); Killebrew lined to
left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Twins 3.

YANKEES 4TH: On a bunt White grounded out (pitcher to first);
Murcer walked; Cater forced Murcer (second to shortstop); Alou
doubled to center [Cater to third]; Kenney singled to second
[Alou to third, Cater scored]; Michael flied out to right; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Twins 3.

TWINS 4TH: Braun singled to right; Alyea singled to left [Braun
to second]; Cardenas singled to center [Alyea to second, Braun
scored]; Mitterwald walked [Alyea to third, Cardenas to second];
Perry was called out on strikes; Tovar popped to first in foul
territory; Carew forced Mitterwald (third to second); 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 1, Twins 4.

YANKEES 5TH: Jones grounded out (pitcher to first); Clarke flied
out to left; Gibbs walked; White flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Twins 4.

TWINS 5TH: Oliva made an out to second; Killebrew walked; Braun
walked [Killebrew to second]; Alyea flied out to right
[Killebrew to third]; Cardenas singled to third [Braun to
second, Killebrew scored]; Mitterwald was called out on strikes;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Twins 5.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer flied out to right; Cater grounded out
(shortstop to first); Alou walked; Kenney walked [Alou to
second]; Michael singled to right [Kenney to second, Alou
scored]; BLEFARY BATTED FOR JONES; Blefary popped to catcher in
foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Twins 5.

TWINS 6TH: WASLEWSKI REPLACED BLEFARY (PITCHING); Perry singled
to right; Tovar flied out to center; Carew grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Perry out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Twins 5.

YANKEES 7TH: HOLT REPLACED ALYEA (PLAYING CF); TOVAR CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Clarke walked; Gibbs singled to center
[Clarke to second]; White popped to catcher in foul territory;
Murcer flied out to center; Cater flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Twins 5.

TWINS 7TH: Oliva singled to left; Killebrew grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Oliva out at
second]; Braun singled to center; Holt lined to first; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Twins 5.

YANKEES 8TH: REESE REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 1B); Alou reached
on an error by Carew [Alou to third]; Kenney hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Alou scored (unearned)]; Michael grounded out (second
to first); WOODS BATTED FOR WASLEWSKI; Woods singled to center;
Clarke singled to center [Woods to second]; CORBIN REPLACED
PERRY (PITCHING); Gibbs made an out to first; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Twins 5.

TWINS 8TH: AKER REPLACED WOODS (PITCHING); Cardenas grounded out
(third to first); Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop to first);
Corbin singled to center; Tovar flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Twins 5.

YANKEES 9TH: White made an out to shortstop; Murcer singled to
center; Cater struck out; Alou flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Twins 5.



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