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Thursday May 20, 1971
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Two-run homers by Rico Petrocelli and George Scott carried the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Yankees. The Red Sox scored in the first inning on a walk to Reggie Smith and double by Carl Yastrzemski before Petrocelli socked his homer. Scott's smash followed a single by Yastrzemski in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Boston Red Sox 5, New York Yankees 2

Game Played on Thursday, May 20, 1971 (Night game) at Fenway Park

Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
Red Sox      3  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  x  -   5  7  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   0   0   0     1   0   .263      Aparicio ss           4   0   0   0     0   1   .200
Munson c              4   0   1   0     1   0   .229      Smith rf              3   1   0   0     1   0   .326
White lf              4   1   0   0     1   0   .263      Yastrzemski lf        4   2   3   1     0   0   .325
Murcer cf             3   1   1   0     1   0   .373      Petrocelli 3b         3   1   1   2     1   0   .241
Cater 1b              4   0   1   1     0   0   .236      Scott 1b              4   1   2   2     0   0   .295
Alou rf               4   0   2   1     0   1   .248      Conigliaro cf         4   0   0   0     0   0   .260
Hansen 3b             3   0   1   0     1   1   .258      Josephson c           4   0   0   0     0   0   .225
Michael ss            3   0   1   0     1   1   .252      Kennedy 2b            1   0   1   0     1   0   .294
Bahnsen p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .133      Lee p                 1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Blefary ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .207        Bolin p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Gibbs ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .180

Totals               33   2   7   2     6   5             Totals               29   5   7   5     3   2

Time of Game: 2:07   Attendance: 20,334
Left on Base: Yankees 10, Red Sox 5
DP: Yankees 1, Red Sox 1
Doubles: Alou (5), Murcer (7), Yastrzemski (9)
Home Runs: Petrocelli (5), Scott (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Lee (1)
GIDP: Clarke (3), Petrocelli (3)
Hit by Pitch: Kennedy (2,by Bahnsen)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen L(1-6)          5     5   3   3   2   1   1  22   4.91
McDaniel                3     2   2   2   1   1   1  12   4.22
Totals                  8     7   5   5   3   2   2  34

Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lee W(4-1)              5.2   6   2   2   4   2   0  26   2.49
Bolin SV(2)             3.1   1   0   0   2   3   0  13   3.45
Totals                  9     7   2   2   6   5   0  39

Hit by Pitch: Bahnsen (1)
Wild Pitches: McDaniel (1), Bolin (2)

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke flied out to center; Munson walked; On a
bunt White made an out to first [Munson to second]; Murcer
walked; Cater grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 1ST: Aparicio was called out on strikes; Smith walked;
Yastrzemski doubled to left [Smith scored]; Petrocelli homered
[Yastrzemski scored]; Scott singled to left; Conigliaro flied
out to center; Josephson forced Scott (third to second); 3 R, 3
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 2ND: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Hansen
singled to left; Michael was called out on strikes; Bahnsen
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 2ND: Kennedy singled to left; Lee out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Kennedy to second]; Aparicio grounded
out (second to first) [Kennedy to third]; Smith grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
grounded out (shortstop to first); White grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 3RD: Yastrzemski flied out to left; Petrocelli walked;
Scott made an out to second; Conigliaro lined to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Murcer grounded out (second to first); Cater
grounded out (pitcher to first); Alou doubled; Hansen grounded
out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox
3.

RED SOX 4TH: Josephson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kennedy was hit by a pitch; On a bunt Lee forced Kennedy
(pitcher to shortstop); Aparicio forced Lee (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Michael singled to right; Bahnsen struck out;
Clarke grounded into a double play (second to first) [Michael
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 5TH: Smith grounded out (second to first); On a bunt
Yastrzemski singled to pitcher; Petrocelli grounded into a
double play (pitcher to second to first) [Yastrzemski out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Munson singled to left; White forced Munson (third
to second); Murcer doubled to left [White to third]; Cater
grounded out (shortstop to first) [White scored]; Alou singled
to right [Murcer scored]; Hansen walked [Alou to second];
Michael walked [Alou to third, Hansen to second]; BOLIN REPLACED
LEE (PITCHING); BLEFARY BATTED FOR BAHNSEN; Blefary flied out to
center; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 6TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED BLEFARY (PITCHING); Scott
grounded out (third to first); Conigliaro grounded out (third to
first); Josephson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
grounded out (second to first); White walked; Bolin threw a wild
pitch [White to second]; Murcer made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 7TH: Kennedy walked; Bolin struck out; Aparicio forced
Kennedy (second to shortstop); Smith flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 3.

YANKEES 8TH: Cater singled to center; Alou struck out; Hansen
was called out on strikes; Michael grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 8TH: Yastrzemski singled to center; McDaniel threw a
wild pitch [Yastrzemski to second]; Petrocelli grounded out
(second to first) [Yastrzemski to third]; Scott homered
[Yastrzemski scored]; Conigliaro flied out to center; Josephson
flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 5.

YANKEES 9TH: GIBBS BATTED FOR MCDANIEL; Gibbs struck out; Clarke
walked; Munson flied out to right; White lined to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Red Sox 5.



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