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Monday May 31, 1971
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Catfish Hunter, who had won eight straight games, was stopped on his streak by the Yankees, who took opener of a doubleheader, 5-3, but the Athletics came back to gain a 6-3 victory in the nightcap. The Yankees tagged Hunter for two runs in the second inning on a triple by Jerry Kenney, double by Gene Michael and single by Jake Gibbs. John Ellis then provided the winning blow, hitting a homer with two men on base in the fifth.

The A's broke a 2-2 tie in the second game with three runs in the fifth. Bert Campaneris was safe on an error and scored on singles by Joe Rudi and Tommy Davis. Sal Bando and Angel Mangual followed with other run-producing singles. Blue Moon Odom, who was lifted in the sixth inning, received credit for his first victory of the season. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 5, Oakland Athletics 3 (Game 1)

Game Played on Monday, May 31, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

A's          1  0  1    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3 11  0
Yankees      0  2  0    0  3  0    0  0  x  -   5  7  2


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         5   1   2   0     0   0   .246      Clarke 2b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .246
Rudi lf               4   0   1   1     0   0   .247      Gibbs c               4   0   1   1     0   1   .184
Jackson rf            4   1   1   0     0   1   .275      White lf              4   1   2   0     0   1   .296
Davis 1b              4   0   3   0     0   0   .315      Murcer cf             2   1   0   0     2   0   .360
Bando 3b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .283      Ellis 1b              3   1   1   3     1   1   .341
Mangual cf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .241        Baker pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Duncan c              4   0   1   0     0   0   .232        Cater 1b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .227
Green 2b              4   1   1   1     0   2   .244      Lyttle rf             0   0   0   0     0   0   .226
Hunter p              1   0   1   0     0   0   .324        Alou rf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .246
  Tenace ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .214      Kenney 3b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .218
  Roland p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Michael ss            4   1   2   1     0   1   .260
  Brown ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .229      Peterson p            3   0   0   0     1   0   .087

Totals               36   3  11   2     0   4             Totals               31   5   7   5     5   4

Time of Game: 2:26
Left on Base: A's 7, Yankees 7
DP: A's 0, Yankees 2
Errors: Clarke, Alou
Doubles: Rudi (11), Jackson (10), Michael (7)
Triples: Kenney (1), White (3)
Home Runs: Green (8), Ellis (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Hunter (2)
GIDP: Rudi (7), Bando (5)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(8-3)           5     6   5   5   3   3   1  24   3.42
Roland                  3     1   0   0   2   1   0  12   4.67
Totals                  8     7   5   5   5   4   1  36

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson W(5-4)         9    11   3   2   0   4   1  37   4.07
Totals                  9    11   3   2   0   4   1  37

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris singled to center; Rudi doubled to
center [Campaneris scored]; Jackson grounded out (pitcher
unassisted) [Rudi to third]; Davis singled to first [Rudi stayed
at third]; Bando lined to shortstop; Mangual lined to right; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (second to first); Gibbs
grounded out (pitcher to first); White singled to center; Murcer
walked [White to second]; Ellis struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: ALOU REPLACED LYTTLE (PLAYING RF); Duncan singled
to left; Jim Lyttle had collided with Bobby Murcer on Joe
Rudi's double; Green struck out; Hunter out on a sacrifice
bunt (first unassisted) [Duncan to second]; Campaneris popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 1,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Kenney
tripled to center; Michael doubled to left [Kenney scored];
Peterson popped to first in foul territory; Clarke walked; Gibbs
singled to left [Clarke to second, Michael scored]; White struck
out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 2.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Rudi grounded out (shortstop to first); Jackson
doubled to left; Davis singled to right [Jackson scored (error
by Alou) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Bando popped to first in foul
territory; Mangual flied out to left; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Murcer grounded out (first unassisted); Ellis
grounded out (second to first); Alou flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 2.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Duncan grounded out (third to first); Green made
an out to first; Hunter singled to right; Campaneris forced
Hunter (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics
2, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Kenney flied out to center; Michael lined to third;
Peterson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 2, Yankees 2.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Rudi flied out to right; Jackson reached on an
error by Clarke; Davis grounded out (third to first) [Jackson to
second]; Bando grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Athletics 2, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Clarke grounded out (pitcher to first); Gibbs
struck out; White tripled; Murcer was walked intentionally;
Ellis homered [White scored, Murcer scored]; Alou popped to
catcher in foul territory; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 2,
Yankees 5.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Mangual flied out to center; Duncan grounded out
(second to first); Green homered; TENACE BATTED FOR HUNTER;
Tenace struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 6TH: ROLAND REPLACED TENACE (PITCHING); Kenney grounded
out (second to first); Michael was called out on strikes;
Peterson walked; Clarke forced Peterson (shortstop to second); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3, Yankees 5.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Campaneris singled to center; Rudi grounded into
a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Campaneris out at
second]; Jackson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 3, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 7TH: Gibbs flied out to center; White flied out to
right; Murcer flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Athletics 3, Yankees 5.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Davis singled to left; Bando grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Davis out at
second]; Mangual singled to left; Duncan forced Mangual
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 3,
Yankees 5.

YANKEES 8TH: Ellis walked; BAKER RAN FOR ELLIS; Alou flied out
to left; Kenney forced Baker (second to shortstop); Michael
singled to center [Kenney to third]; Peterson forced Michael
(second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 3, Yankees
5.

ATHLETICS 9TH: CATER REPLACED BAKER (PLAYING 1B); Green struck
out; BROWN BATTED FOR ROLAND; Brown popped to catcher in foul
territory; Campaneris flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Athletics 3, Yankees 5.



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