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Thursday May 27, 1971
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Willie Horton homered in the second inning and then singled in the sixth when the Tigers scored three runs to defeat the Yankees, 4-3. After Bobby Murcer and John Ellis hit back-to-back homers for the Yankees in the fourth, the Tigers counted their runs in the sixth on a pass to Ike Brown and successive singles by Aurelio Rodriguez, Al Kaline, Horton and Bill Freehan. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 4, New York Yankees 3

Game Played on Thursday, May 27, 1971 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  1  -   3  8  0
Tigers       0  1  0    0  0  3    0  0  x  -   4  6  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             5   0   1   1     0   0   .249      I. Brown 2b           3   1   0   0     1   0   .444
Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   2   .233      Rodriguez 3b          4   1   1   0     0   1   .214
White lf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .284      Kaline rf             4   1   2   1     0   1   .303
Murcer cf             3   1   1   1     1   1   .360      Horton lf             4   1   2   2     0   0   .248
Ellis 1b              4   1   1   1     0   1   .303      Freehan c             4   0   1   1     0   1   .275
Alou rf               4   1   2   0     0   0   .246      Cash 1b               3   0   0   0     0   2   .295
Cater 3b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .226      Stanley cf            3   0   0   0     0   0   .258
Michael ss            3   0   2   0     1   0   .246      Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .214
Peterson p            0   0   0   0     1   0   .100      Lolich p              1   0   0   0     2   1   .182
  Woods ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .192
  Waslewski p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hansen ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .265
  Kenney pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .203

Totals               33   3   8   3     3   6             Totals               29   4   6   4     3   6

Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 14,518
Left on Base: Yankees 8, Tigers 4
DP: Yankees 1, Tigers 0
Doubles: Michael (5)
Home Runs: Murcer (7), Ellis (2), Horton (10)
Caught Stealing: Clarke (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Peterson (2)
GIDP: Horton (4)
Hit by Pitch: Munson (2,by Lolich)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson L(4-4)         6     6   4   4   2   5   1  25   4.35
Waslewski               2     0   0   0   1   1   0   7   3.18
Totals                  8     6   4   4   3   6   1  32

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich W(8-3)           9     8   3   3   3   6   2  38   2.66
Totals                  9     8   3   3   3   6   2  38

Hit by Pitch: Lolich (2)

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to left; Munson struck out; White
lined to left; Clarke was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: I. Brown grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (third to first); Kaline was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Murcer struck out; Ellis struck out; Alou singled
to center; Cater flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Horton homered; Freehan flied out to left; Cash
struck out; Stanley grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Michael walked; Peterson out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Michael to second]; Clarke grounded out
(third to first); Munson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Brinkman grounded out (third to first); Lolich
walked; I. Brown flied out to left; Rodriguez was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 1.

YANKEES 4TH: White struck out; Murcer homered; Ellis homered;
Alou made an out to shortstop; Cater flied out to right; 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Kaline singled to left; Horton grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Kaline out at
second]; Freehan grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Michael grounded out (pitcher to first); Peterson
walked; Clarke forced Peterson (pitcher to shortstop); Munson
was hit by a pitch [Clarke to second]; White forced Munson
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers
1.

TIGERS 5TH: Cash grounded out (first unassisted); Stanley
grounded out (shortstop to first); Brinkman made an out to
second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer flied out to center; Ellis flied out to
right; Alou made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Lolich struck out; I. Brown walked; Rodriguez
singled to center [I. Brown to third]; Kaline singled to left
[Rodriguez to third, I. Brown scored]; Horton singled to second
[Kaline to second, Rodriguez scored]; Freehan singled to left
[Horton to second, Kaline scored]; Cash was called out on
strikes; Stanley forced Freehan (shortstop to second); 3 R, 4 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 4.

YANKEES 7TH: Cater flied out to right; Michael doubled; WOODS
BATTED FOR PETERSON; Woods struck out; Clarke grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 7TH: WASLEWSKI REPLACED WOODS (PITCHING); Brinkman
grounded out (second to first); Lolich walked; I. Brown flied
out to right; Rodriguez popped to first in foul territory; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 4.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson made an out to second; White made an out to
second; Murcer walked; Ellis grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 8TH: Kaline lined to center; Horton grounded out
(shortstop to first); Freehan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 2, Tigers 4.

YANKEES 9TH: Alou singled to left; Cater flied to right in foul
territory; Michael singled to center [Alou to second]; HANSEN
BATTED FOR WASLEWSKI; Hansen singled to second [Michael to
second, Alou to third]; KENNEY RAN FOR HANSEN; Clarke grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Kenney to second, Michael to third,
Alou scored]; Munson lined to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 3, Tigers 4.



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