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Saturday June 5, 1971
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The streaking Royals erupted for six runs in the seventh inning and defeated the Yankees, 11-7, for their sixth straight victory. Trailing, 6-5, the Royals opened the sixth with a pass to Paul Schaal and double by Amos Otis. Schaal scored the tying run when Ed Kirkpatrick grounded out.

After an intentional pass to Cookie Rojas, Bob Oliver singled to plate Otis. Joe Keough bounced out, Rojas scoring. Jerry May walked and Gail Hopkins then batted for Jim Rooker and delivered a three-run homer. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 11, New York Yankees 7

Game Played on Saturday, June 5, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Royals       0  0  2    1  2  0    6  0  0  -  11 12  3
Yankees      2  0  1    0  0  3    0  1  0  -   7  8  1


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Patek ss              5   1   1   0     0   0   .250      Clarke 2b             5   0   0   1     0   1   .246
Schaal 3b             4   1   1   2     1   0   .287      Kenney 3b             2   2   0   0     3   0   .215
Otis cf               5   1   1   0     0   0   .297      Murcer cf             4   0   1   0     1   0   .364
Kirkpatrick lf        5   1   1   1     0   0   .259      White lf              3   2   1   2     2   0   .287
Rojas 2b              4   2   2   2     1   0   .322      Ellis 1b              4   0   0   0     1   1   .279
Oliver 1b             5   2   2   1     0   0   .255      Gibbs c               5   1   1   1     0   0   .184
Keough rf             5   0   1   1     0   0   .217      Lyttle rf             2   0   0   0     0   0   .179
May c                 3   1   2   0     1   0   .276        Alou ph,rf          3   1   2   1     0   0   .244
Dal Canton p          3   1   0   0     0   1   .042      Michael ss            4   0   2   1     0   0   .261
  Rooker p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Kline p               1   1   1   0     0   0   .240
  Hopkins ph          1   1   1   3     0   0   .265        Tepedino ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Waslewski p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
                                                            McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
                                                            Woods ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .207
                                                            Jones p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               40  11  12  10     3   1             Totals               35   7   8   6     8   3

Time of Game: 2:55   Attendance: 10,874
Left on Base: Royals 5, Yankees 9
DP: Royals 2, Yankees 0
Errors: Patek, Oliver, Dal Canton, Gibbs
Doubles: Schaal (9), Keough (5), Otis (8), Kline (1)
Home Runs: Rojas (4), Hopkins (4), White (9)
GIDP: Lyttle (2)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dal Canton              5.2   3   6   5   4   1   1  24   2.96
Rooker                  0.1   2   0   0   0   1   0   3   8.02
Abernathy W(2-3)        3     3   1   1   4   1   0  16   1.91
Totals                  9     8   7   6   8   3   1  43

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline                   5     8   5   4   0   0   1  24   3.12
Waslewski L(0-1)        1     2   2   2   1   1   0   6   3.29
McDaniel                2     2   4   4   2   0   1  10   7.11
Jones                   1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.89
Totals                  9    12  11  10   3   1   2  43

Umpires: HP - Bill Deegan, 1B - Nestor Chylak, 2B - Don Denkinger, 3B - Art Frantz


ROYALS 1ST: Patek lined to shortstop; Schaal grounded out
(pitcher to first); Otis made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (first unassisted); Kenney
walked; Murcer grounded out (shortstop to first) [Kenney to
second]; White hit an inside the park homer to left [Kenney
scored]; Ellis struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Yankees 2.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); Rojas
grounded out (second to first); Oliver singled to left; Keough
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
0, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 2ND: Gibbs flied out to center; Lyttle grounded out
(first unassisted); Michael grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Yankees 2.

ROYALS 3RD: May singled to left; On a bunt Dal Canton forced May
(first to shortstop); Patek singled to center [Dal Canton to
second]; Schaal doubled to left [Patek scored, Dal Canton
scored]; Otis grounded out (third to first); Kirkpatrick
grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
2, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Kline doubled to right; Clarke grounded out (first
unassisted) [Kline to third]; Kenney reached on an error by
Patek [Kline scored (unearned) (no RBI), Kenney to second];
Murcer walked; White lined into a double play (first unassisted)
[Murcer out at first]; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2,
Yankees 3.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas singled to shortstop; Oliver forced Rojas
(pitcher to shortstop); Keough doubled to left [Oliver to
third]; May reached on a fielder's choice [Oliver scored (error
by Gibbs; assist by Kenney) (unearned), Keough to third]; On a
bunt Dal Canton reached on a fielder's choice [Keough out at
home (pitcher to catcher), May to second]; Patek flied out to
right; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Ellis grounded out (third to first); Gibbs reached
on an error by Oliver; Lyttle grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Gibbs out at second]; 0 R, 0 H,
1 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal lined to left; Otis grounded out (pitcher to
first); Kirkpatrick singled to right; Rojas homered [Kirkpatrick
scored]; Oliver popped to catcher in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Michael flied out to left; TEPEDINO BATTED FOR
KLINE; Tepedino flied out to center; Clarke grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees 3.

ROYALS 6TH: WASLEWSKI REPLACED TEPEDINO (PITCHING); Keough lined
to second; May singled to center; Dal Canton struck out; Patek
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Kenney walked; Murcer flied out to center; Kenney
was picked off first but was safe on an error by Dal Canton
[Kenney to second]; White walked; Ellis made an out to
shortstop; Gibbs singled to left [White to third, Kenney
scored]; ROOKER REPLACED DAL CANTON (PITCHING); ALOU BATTED FOR
LYTTLE; Alou singled to right [Gibbs to third, White scored];
Michael singled to third [Alou to second, Gibbs scored];
Waslewski struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 5, Yankees 6.

ROYALS 7TH: ALOU STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Schaal walked;
Otis doubled to left [Schaal to third]; MCDANIEL REPLACED
WASLEWSKI (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first)
[Otis to third, Schaal scored]; Rojas was walked intentionally;
Oliver singled to left [Rojas to third, Otis scored]; Keough
grounded out (second to first) [Oliver to second, Rojas scored];
May walked; HOPKINS BATTED FOR ROOKER; Hopkins homered [Oliver
scored, May scored]; Patek flied out to left; 6 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 11, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 7TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED HOPKINS (PITCHING); Clarke
struck out; Kenney walked; Murcer singled to left [Kenney to
second]; White forced Murcer (first to shortstop) [Kenney to
third]; Ellis flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals
11, Yankees 6.

ROYALS 8TH: Schaal flied out to right; Otis flied out to right;
Kirkpatrick made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
11, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 8TH: Gibbs flied out to right; Alou singled to second;
Michael singled to center [Alou to second]; WOODS BATTED FOR
MCDANIEL; Woods walked [Alou to third, Michael to second];
Clarke forced Woods (shortstop to second) [Michael to third,
Alou scored]; Kenney lined to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Royals 11, Yankees 7.

ROYALS 9TH: JONES REPLACED WOODS (PITCHING); Rojas flied out to
center; Oliver flied out to left; Keough grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 11, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 9TH: Murcer flied out to left; White walked; Ellis
walked [White to second]; Gibbs flied out to left; Alou forced
Ellis (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 11,
Yankees 7.



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