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Saturday May 8, 1971
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A triple by Thurman Munson and single by Bobby Murcer in the 11th inning gave the Yankees a 2-1 victory over the White Sox. Steve Kline pitched the entire route and yielded only a run on a homer by Ed Herrmann in the second inning. A single by Munson, walk to Murcer and wild throw by Bill Melton on a grounder by Danny Cater allowed the Yankees to tie the score in the fourth. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 2, Chicago White Sox 1

Game Played on Saturday, May 8, 1971 (Night game) at Comiskey Park I

Yankees      0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  -   2  8  0
White Sox    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  -   1  8  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      White Sox            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   0   0   0     1   0   .260      Richard cf,ss         5   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Munson c              5   2   3   0     0   0   .233      Stroud lf,cf          5   0   0   0     0   0   .143
White lf              5   0   1   0     0   0   .286      May 1b                5   0   1   0     0   1   .267
Murcer cf             3   0   1   1     2   1   .344      McKinney rf           5   0   2   0     0   0   .383
Cater 1b              5   0   2   0     0   0   .245      Melton 3b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .281
Alou rf               5   0   0   0     0   0   .253      Herrmann c            3   1   1   1     1   0   .268
Kenney 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .196      Morales ss            2   0   0   0     0   1   .412
Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   1   .237        Williams ph,lf      2   0   0   0     0   0   .260
Kline p               4   0   1   0     0   1   .250      Alvarado 2b           4   0   2   0     0   0   .250
                                                          Bradley p             3   0   0   0     0   0   .063
                                                            Andrews ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .281
                                                            Horlen p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Forster p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               39   2   8   1     3   4             Totals               39   1   8   1     1   2

Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 10,477
Left on Base: Yankees 7, White Sox 6
DP: Yankees 1, White Sox 1
Errors: Melton
Doubles: White (3)
Triples: Munson (2)
Home Runs: Herrmann (3)
Stolen Bases: Munson (2)
Caught Stealing: Kenney (1), Alvarado (1)
GIDP: Alou (2)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline W(4-1)           11     8   1   1   1   2   1  40   1.94
Totals                 11     8   1   1   1   2   1  40

White Sox              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bradley                10     6   1   0   3   4   0  37   1.47
Horlen L(0-1)           0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0   2   1.69
Forster                 0.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.63
Totals                 11     8   2   1   3   4   0  42

Umpires: HP - Bill Kunkel, 1B - Ron Luciano, 2B - Red Flaherty, 3B - John Rice


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
singled to right; Munson stole second; White flied out to right;
Murcer grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 1ST: Richard grounded out (second to first); Stroud
grounded out (second to first); May grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, White Sox 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater singled to right; Alou made an out to second;
Kenney forced Cater (third to second); Kenney was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, White Sox 0.

WHITE SOX 2ND: McKinney singled to center; Melton lined into a
double play (third to first) [McKinney out at first]; Herrmann
homered; Morales grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Michael lined to right; Kline was called out on
strikes; Clarke flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 3RD: Alvarado grounded out (shortstop to first);
Bradley made an out to shortstop; Richard grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Munson singled to left; White flied out to center;
Murcer walked [Munson to second]; Cater reached on an error by
Melton [Murcer to second, Munson scored (unearned)]; Alou made
an out to second; Kenney struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 4TH: Stroud flied out to center; May grounded out
(shortstop to first); McKinney made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Michael grounded out (second to first); Kline flied
to right in foul territory; Clarke walked; Clarke was out trying
to advance to second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 5TH: Melton singled to center; Herrmann flied out to
right; Morales was called out on strikes; Alvarado flied out to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Munson flied out to center; White doubled to left;
Murcer was walked intentionally; Cater flied out to right; Alou
made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, White
Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 6TH: Bradley grounded out (pitcher to first); Richard
grounded out (shortstop to first); Stroud grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Kenney popped to shortstop in foul territory;
Michael flied out to center; Kline grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 7TH: May was called out on strikes; McKinney flied out
to right; Melton singled to right; Herrmann walked [Melton to
second]; WILLIAMS BATTED FOR MORALES; Williams lined to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 8TH: WILLIAMS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); RICHARD
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING SS); STROUD CHANGED POSITIONS
(PLAYING CF); Clarke grounded out (second to first); Munson
grounded out (second to first); White made an out to shortstop;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 8TH: Alvarado singled to left; On a bunt Bradley made
an out to first; Alvarado was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop to first to second to shortstop); Richard flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 9TH: Murcer was called out on strikes; Cater singled to
center; Alou grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Cater out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1,
White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 9TH: Stroud grounded out (second to first); May
grounded out (second to first); McKinney singled to center;
Melton forced McKinney (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 10TH: Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); Michael
struck out (catcher to first); Kline singled to shortstop;
Clarke flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1,
White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 10TH: Herrmann flied out to center; Williams grounded
out (third to first); Alvarado singled to left; ANDREWS BATTED
FOR BRADLEY; Andrews flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, White Sox 1.

YANKEES 11TH: HORLEN REPLACED ANDREWS (PITCHING); Munson tripled
to center; White grounded out (shortstop to first); FORSTER
REPLACED HORLEN (PITCHING); Murcer singled to left [Munson
scored]; Cater flied out to center; Alou grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, White Sox 1.

WHITE SOX 11TH: Richard grounded out (shortstop to first);
Stroud lined to second; May singled to center; McKinney forced
May (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2,
White Sox 1.



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