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Wednesday June 9, 1971
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A defensive move by the Angels paid unexpected dividends when Tony Gonzalez drove in a run with a single in the ninth inning to defeat the Yankees, 4-3. Billy Cowan, who started in left field and hit a three-run homer in the seventh to give the Angels a 3-1 lead, left the game in favor of Gonzalez in the eighth.

The Yankees rallied to tie the score in the ninth, but in the Angels' half, Gonzalez rapped a single with two out to score Ken Berry with the winning run. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 4, New York Yankees 3

Game Played on Wednesday, June 9, 1971 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  2  -   3 10  0
Angels       0  0  0    0  0  0    3  0  1  -   4  6  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .256      Alomar 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .220
Kenney 3b             3   1   2   0     1   0   .222      Berry cf              4   1   2   0     0   1   .214
Murcer cf             4   1   1   0     0   0   .361      Fregosi ss            3   1   0   0     0   1   .212
White lf              4   1   1   0     0   1   .295      McMullen 3b           3   0   0   0     1   0   .234
Cater 1b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .240      Conigliaro rf         3   1   0   0     1   1   .242
Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   1   .239      Cowan lf              3   1   1   3     0   1   .250
Alou rf               4   0   2   1     0   0   .250        Gonzalez lf         1   0   1   1     0   0   .302
Michael ss            4   0   1   0     0   0   .247      Spencer 1b            3   0   1   0     0   1   .189
Peterson p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .077      Torborg c             3   0   0   0     0   0   .080
  Gibbs ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .182      Messersmith p         3   0   0   0     0   1   .138
  Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Queen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ellis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .260        LaRoche p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Hardin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   3  10   2     1   2             Totals               30   4   6   4     2   6

Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance:  7,802
Left on Base: Yankees 6, Angels 3
DP: Yankees 1, Angels 2
Errors: Messersmith
Triples: Spencer (1)
Home Runs: Cowan (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Peterson (3), Fregosi (2)
GIDP: Michael (7)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson                7     4   3   3   1   6   1  25   4.04
Aker                    1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.25
Hardin L(0-1)           0.2   2   1   1   1   0   0   5   5.56
Totals                  8.2   6   4   4   2   6   1  33

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Messersmith             8     8   3   2   1   2   0  31   3.90
Queen                   0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3   0.77
LaRoche W(3-0)          0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   1.61
Totals                  9    10   3   2   1   2   0  36

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to second; Kenney singled to center
[Clarke to second]; Murcer lined into a double play (second to
first) [Kenney out at first]; White struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar made an out to pitcher; Berry was called out
on strikes; Fregosi struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
0, Angels 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater singled to right; Munson flied out to center;
Alou forced Cater (shortstop to second); Michael flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: McMullen grounded out (third to first); Conigliaro
lined to shortstop; Cowan struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Angels 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Peterson popped to catcher in foul territory;
Clarke grounded out (first to pitcher); Kenney walked; Murcer
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Spencer tripled to right; Torborg lined into a
double play (third unassisted) [Spencer out at third];
Messersmith grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Yankees 0, Angels 0.

YANKEES 4TH: On a bunt White grounded out (pitcher to first);
Cater flied out to left; Munson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 4TH: Alomar singled to center; Berry flied out to center;
Fregosi flied out to left; McMullen grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Angels 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Alou made an out to second; Michael singled to
left; Peterson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Michael to second]; Clarke grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 5TH: Conigliaro struck out; Cowan grounded out (third to
first); Spencer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Angels 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Kenney singled to left; Murcer grounded out (second
to pitcher) [Kenney scored (error by Messersmith) (unearned) (no
RBI)]; White made an out to third; Cater grounded out (third to
first); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Angels 0.

ANGELS 6TH: Torborg flied out to center; On a bunt Messersmith
struck out; Alomar flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 1, Angels 0.

YANKEES 7TH: Munson grounded out (first unassisted); Alou
singled to right; Michael grounded into a double play (second to
first) [Alou out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Angels 0.

ANGELS 7TH: Berry singled to right; Fregosi forced Berry (third
to second); McMullen flied out to center; Conigliaro walked
[Fregosi to second]; Cowan homered [Fregosi scored, Conigliaro
scored]; Spencer grounded out (first unassisted); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Angels 3.

YANKEES 8TH: GONZALEZ REPLACED COWAN (PLAYING LF); GIBBS BATTED
FOR PETERSON; Gibbs grounded out (first unassisted); Clarke
grounded out (second to pitcher); Kenney flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Angels 3.

ANGELS 8TH: AKER REPLACED GIBBS (PITCHING); Torborg flied out to
center; Messersmith grounded out (third to first); Alomar
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
1, Angels 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Murcer singled to right; White singled to right
[Murcer to third]; QUEEN REPLACED MESSERSMITH (PITCHING); Cater
singled to right [White to second, Murcer scored]; Munson made
an out to shortstop; Alou singled to left [Cater to second,
White scored]; LAROCHE REPLACED QUEEN (PITCHING); Michael lined
to left; ELLIS BATTED FOR AKER; Ellis made an out to shortstop;
2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Angels 3.

ANGELS 9TH: HARDIN REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); Berry singled to
left; Fregosi out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Berry
to second]; McMullen was walked intentionally; Conigliaro flied
out to center [McMullen to second, Berry to third]; Gonzalez
singled to left [McMullen to third, Berry scored]; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Angels 4.



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