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Monday June 14, 1971
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The Royals erupted for four runs in the sixth inning and defeated the Yankees. 4-1. Mike Kekich, who had been working on a three-hit shutout, was lifted after the Royals scored their first run on singles by Paul Schaal, Amos Otis and Chuck Harrison.

Gary Waslewski, in relief, was greeted with a safe bunt by Lou Piniella and then uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Otis to score. Bob Oliver, back in the Royals' lineup after being benched for six days because of a slump, followed with a two-run single to put the game out of the Yankees' reach. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, New York Yankees 1

Game Played on Monday, June 14, 1971 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  4    0  0  x  -   4  8  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .248      Patek ss              3   0   0   0     1   1   .260
Kenney 3b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .226      Schaal 3b             3   1   1   0     1   0   .278
Murcer cf             4   0   1   0     0   2   .357      Otis cf               3   1   1   0     1   0   .304
White lf              4   0   1   0     0   1   .299      Harrison 1b           4   1   1   1     0   0   .444
Cater 1b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .240      Piniella lf           4   1   2   0     0   2   .234
Munson c              4   1   1   0     0   0   .253      Oliver rf             4   0   1   2     0   1   .244
Lyttle rf             3   0   1   0     0   0   .184      Knoop 2b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .267
Michael ss            3   0   2   1     0   0   .242      May c                 3   0   1   0     0   0   .270
Kekich p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .182      Hedlund p             3   0   0   0     0   1   .071
  Waslewski p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ellis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .268
  McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .333

Totals               31   1   6   1     0   3             Totals               31   4   8   3     3   6

Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 11,870
Left on Base: Yankees 5, Royals 6
DP: Yankees 1, Royals 0
Stolen Bases: Schaal (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Kekich 2 (2)
GIDP: Patek (3)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kekich L(1-2)           5     6   3   3   2   3   0  22   5.52
Waslewski               1     2   1   1   0   0   0   5   3.49
McDaniel                2     0   0   0   1   3   0   7   7.06
Totals                  8     8   4   4   3   6   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hedlund W(6-3)          9     6   1   1   0   3   0  33   2.38
Totals                  9     6   1   1   0   3   0  33

Passed Balls: Munson (2)
Wild Pitches: Kekich (6), Waslewski (1)

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke popped to third in foul territory; Kenney
flied out to left; Murcer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek walked; Schaal forced Patek (pitcher to
shortstop); Otis flied out to center; Harrison forced Schaal
(third to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: White grounded out (first unassisted); Cater made
an out to first; Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella singled to right; Oliver flied out to
center; Knoop grounded out (third to first) [Piniella to
second]; May made an out to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, Royals 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Lyttle grounded out (second to first); Michael
singled to right; Kekich out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to
second) [Michael to second]; Clarke grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Hedlund struck out; Patek grounded out (third to
first); Schaal walked; Schaal stole second; Kekich threw a wild
pitch [Schaal to third]; Otis flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Kenney flied out to center; Murcer struck out;
White grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Harrison grounded out (shortstop to first); Piniella
struck out; Oliver struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Royals 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); On a bunt
Munson singled to pitcher; Lyttle singled [Munson to third]; On
a bunt Michael singled to first [Lyttle to second, Munson
scored]; Kekich out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second)
[Michael to second, Lyttle to third]; Clarke flied out to
center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Knoop singled to left; May singled to center [Knoop
to second]; On a bunt Hedlund forced Knoop (pitcher to third)
[May to second]; Patek grounded into a double play (third to
first) [May out at third]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Royals 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Kenney grounded out (first unassisted); Murcer
singled to center; White singled to right [Murcer to third];
Cater made an out to shortstop; Munson flied out to right; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Schaal singled to right; Otis singled to left
[Schaal to third]; Harrison singled to left [Otis to second,
Schaal scored]; WASLEWSKI REPLACED KEKICH (PITCHING); On a bunt
Piniella singled to pitcher [Harrison to second, Otis to third];
Waslewski threw a wild pitch [Piniella to second, Harrison to
third, Otis scored]; Oliver singled to center [Piniella scored,
Harrison scored]; Munson allowed a passed ball [Oliver to
second]; Knoop grounded out (second to first) [Oliver to third];
May made an out to shortstop; Hedlund flied to right in foul
territory; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 4.

YANKEES 7TH: Lyttle grounded out (first to pitcher); Michael
grounded out (second to first); ELLIS BATTED FOR WASLEWSKI;
Ellis flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Royals 4.

ROYALS 7TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); On a bunt Patek
struck out; Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis
walked; Harrison popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 4.

YANKEES 8TH: Clarke popped to third in foul territory; Kenney
grounded out (pitcher to first); Murcer popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 4.

ROYALS 8TH: Piniella struck out; Oliver made an out to
shortstop; Knoop struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Royals 4.

YANKEES 9TH: White struck out; Cater flied out to center; Munson
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 4.



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