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Wednesday June 16, 1971
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The Royals' failures to get a forceout at the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth inning resulted in their defeat by the Yankees, 3-2. Tom Burgmeier, in relief of Bruce Dal Canton, gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases liefore yielding the mound to Ted Abernathy. Felipe Alou then grounded to Rich Severson, but the shortstop's throw home failed to force Jerry Kenney, who scored the run that broke the 2-2 tie. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 3, Kansas City Royals 2

Game Played on Wednesday, June 16, 1971 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    0  1  1    0  1  0  -   3  9  0
Royals       1  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   2  4  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             5   0   1   0     0   0   .247      Schaal 3b             3   1   1   0     2   0   .275
Kenney 3b             4   1   3   1     0   0   .236      Rojas 2b              3   0   0   1     0   0   .295
Murcer cf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .359      Otis cf               3   0   0   0     1   0   .299
White lf              3   1   1   0     1   0   .295      Kirkpatrick rf        3   0   1   1     1   0   .264
Alou rf               4   0   1   1     0   0   .253      Harrison 1b           4   0   0   0     0   1   .308
Munson c              3   0   0   1     0   0   .248      Piniella lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .235
Ellis 1b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .256      May c                 3   0   1   0     1   0   .265
  Cater 1b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .240        Patek pr            0   0   0   0     0   0   .261
Michael ss            4   0   1   0     0   0   .249      Severson ss           2   1   1   0     1   0   .222
Bahnsen p             4   0   0   0     0   1   .129        Keough ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .209
                                                          Dal Canton p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .071
                                                            Hopkins ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .255
                                                            Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .167
                                                            Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Oliver ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .243

Totals               34   3   9   3     2   1             Totals               28   2   4   2     6   3

Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 25,496
Left on Base: Yankees 7, Royals 8
DP: Yankees 0, Royals 1
Doubles: Clarke (10), May (9)
Stolen Bases: White (6), Patek (19)
Caught Stealing: Alou (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Dal Canton (5), Keough (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Munson (3), Rojas (3)
GIDP: Munson (9)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen W(6-6)          9     4   2   2   6   3   0  37   3.26
Totals                  9     4   2   2   6   3   0  37

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dal Canton              7     7   2   2   1   1   0  28   2.99
Burgmeier L(3-2)        0     2   1   1   1   0   0   3   1.34
Abernathy               2     0   0   0   0   0   0   6   1.89
Totals                  9     9   3   3   2   1   0  37

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke doubled to left; On a bunt Kenney singled to
third [Clarke to third]; Murcer reached on a fielder's choice
[Clarke out at home (third to catcher), Kenney to second]; White
flied out to left; Alou popped to shortstop in foul territory; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Schaal walked; Rojas grounded out (second to first)
[Schaal to second]; Otis grounded out (shortstop to first);
Kirkpatrick singled to center [Schaal scored]; Harrison forced
Kirkpatrick (shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, Royals 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Munson grounded out (third to first); Ellis flied
out to left; Michael grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella made an out to first; May doubled; Severson
walked; Dal Canton out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Severson to second, May to third]; Schaal walked; Rojas flied
out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Bahnsen was called out on strikes; Clarke flied out
to center; Kenney grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Otis flied out to center; Kirkpatrick walked;
Harrison struck out; Piniella popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Murcer walked; White forced Murcer (second to
shortstop); Alou flied out to left; White stole second; Munson
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: May flied out to right; Severson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Dal Canton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Yankees 0, Royals 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Ellis singled to left; Michael singled to left
[Ellis to third]; Bahnsen forced Michael (third to second);
Clarke popped to third in foul territory; Kenney singled to
center [Bahnsen to third, Ellis scored]; Murcer flied out to
center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal made an out to first; Rojas grounded out
(shortstop to first); Otis walked; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(second to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 1.

YANKEES 6TH: White singled to second; Alou singled to center
[White to third]; Munson hit a sacrifice fly to center [White
scored]; Ellis made an out to first; Alou was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Harrison flied out to center; Piniella grounded out
(shortstop to first); May popped to first in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Michael popped to catcher in foul territory;
Bahnsen flied out to center; Clarke flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Severson singled to shortstop; HOPKINS BATTED FOR
DAL CANTON; Hopkins struck out; Schaal singled to left [Severson
to third]; Rojas hit a sacrifice fly to left [Schaal to second,
Severson scored]; Otis grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 2.

YANKEES 8TH: BURGMEIER REPLACED HOPKINS (PITCHING); Kenney
singled to shortstop; Murcer singled to center [Kenney to
second]; White walked [Kenney to third, Murcer to second];
ABERNATHY REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); Alou reached on a
fielder's choice [White to second, Murcer to third, Kenney
scored]; Munson grounded into a double play (third to catcher to
first) [Alou to second, White to third, Murcer out at home];
Ellis grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); Harrison
grounded out (third to first); Piniella grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Michael flied out to left; Bahnsen grounded out
(third to first); Clarke made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 9TH: CATER REPLACED ELLIS (PLAYING 1B); May walked; PATEK
RAN FOR MAY; KEOUGH BATTED FOR SEVERSON; Keough out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Patek to second]; OLIVER
BATTED FOR ABERNATHY; Oliver lined to right; Patek stole third;
Schaal grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 2.



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