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Friday June 18, 1971
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After falling behind, 4-0, Mike Cuellar was able to gain his ninth straight victory when the Orioles rallied to defeat the Yankees, 6-4. Horace Clarke and Bobby Murcer homered for the Yanks.

The Orioles scored three runs in the third inning, one of them unearned on an error by Thurman Munson, who dropped the ball in a collision at the plate with Andy Etchebarren and was forced to leave the game. Ron Woods muffed a fly by Paul Blair in the fifth, opening the gates for the Orioles to win the game with three more unearned runs. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 6, New York Yankees 4

Game Played on Friday, June 18, 1971 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

Yankees      1  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  9  2
Orioles      0  0  3    0  3  0    0  0  x  -   6 11  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   2   2   1     0   0   .251      Blair cf              5   1   1   0     0   0   .250
Munson c              2   1   1   0     0   0   .247      Belanger ss           5   2   3   1     0   0   .284
  Gibbs c             2   0   0   0     0   0   .176      F. Robinson rf        5   1   2   0     0   1   .305
Murcer cf             4   1   1   2     0   0   .351      Rettenmund lf         2   1   1   1     2   0   .270
White lf              2   0   1   1     0   0   .297      B. Robinson 3b        3   0   1   1     1   0   .305
  Woods lf            2   0   1   0     0   0   .226      Powell 1b             3   0   0   1     0   2   .183
Alou rf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .244      Johnson 2b            3   0   1   0     1   0   .291
Cater 3b              4   0   2   0     0   0   .254      Etchebarren c         4   1   2   1     0   1   .243
Ellis 1b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .242      Cuellar p             4   0   0   0     0   2   .061
Michael ss            4   0   1   0     0   1   .244
Peterson p            2   0   0   0     0   0   .069
  Hansen ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Hardin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   4   9   4     0   1             Totals               34   6  11   5     4   6

Time of Game: 2:05   Attendance: 39,619
Left on Base: Yankees 4, Orioles 9
DP: Yankees 1, Orioles 1
Errors: Munson, Woods
Doubles: Blair (10)
Home Runs: Clarke (1), Murcer (12)
Stolen Bases: White (7), Rettenmund (8)
Sacrifice Flies: Powell (3)
GIDP: Ellis (5), Rettenmund (4)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson L(6-6)         6    10   6   1   4   4   0  32   3.64
Hardin                  2     1   0   0   0   2   0   7   4.73
Totals                  8    11   6   1   4   6   0  39

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cuellar W(11-1)         9     9   4   4   0   1   2  35   2.76
Totals                  9     9   4   4   0   1   2  35

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to center; Munson flied out to
center [Clarke to second]; Murcer flied out to center [Clarke to
third]; White singled to center [Clarke scored]; White stole
second; Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Blair flied out to center; Belanger singled to
left; F. Robinson singled to left [Belanger to third];
Rettenmund grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [F. Robinson out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 1, Orioles 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater flied out to right; Ellis grounded out (third
to first); Michael popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 1, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: B. Robinson grounded out (third to first); Powell
grounded out (first unassisted); Johnson popped to second; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Orioles 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Peterson grounded out (third to first); Clarke
homered; Munson singled to center; Murcer homered [Munson
scored]; White grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou grounded
out (third to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles
0.

ORIOLES 3RD: WOODS REPLACED WHITE (PLAYING LF); On a bunt
Etchebarren singled; On a bunt Cuellar struck out; Blair doubled
[Etchebarren scored (error by Munson; assists by Murcer and
Michael) (unearned) (no RBI)]; Thurman Munson left with
concussion after collision at HP; GIBBS REPLACED MUNSON
(PLAYING C ); Belanger singled to left [Blair scored
(unearned)]; F. Robinson struck out; Rettenmund walked [Belanger
to second]; B. Robinson singled [Belanger scored (unearned),
Rettenmund to second]; Powell struck out; 3 R (0 ER), 4 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Cater flied out to left; Ellis flied out to center;
Michael struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 4TH: Johnson flied out to right; Etchebarren flied out
to right; Cuellar popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 4, Orioles 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Peterson flied out to right; Clarke grounded out
(third to first); Gibbs flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Yankees 4, Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 5TH: Blair reached on an error by Woods [Blair to
second]; Belanger reached on a fielder's choice [Blair out at
third (pitcher to third)]; F. Robinson singled to center
[Belanger to second]; Rettenmund singled to right [Belanger
scored, F. Robinson to third]; Rettenmund stole second; B.
Robinson was walked intentionally; Powell hit a sacrifice fly to
right [F. Robinson scored (unearned), Rettenmund to third, B.
Robinson to second]; Johnson was walked intentionally;
Etchebarren singled to pitcher [Rettenmund scored (unearned), B.
Robinson to third, Johnson to second]; Cuellar was called out on
strikes; 3 R (1 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles 6.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer flied out to center; Woods grounded out
(shortstop to first); Alou grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 6TH: Blair grounded out (third to first); Belanger
singled to center; F. Robinson grounded out (third to first)
[Belanger to third]; Rettenmund walked; B. Robinson flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles 6.

YANKEES 7TH: Cater singled to right; Ellis flied out to left;
Michael singled to right [Cater to third]; HANSEN BATTED FOR
PETERSON; Hansen popped to third; Clarke forced Michael
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles
6.

ORIOLES 7TH: HARDIN REPLACED HANSEN (PITCHING); Powell was
called out on strikes; Johnson singled to left; Etchebarren
struck out; Cuellar flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 4, Orioles 6.

YANKEES 8TH: Gibbs grounded out (first to pitcher); Murcer lined
to first; Woods singled to center; Alou flied out to right; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles 6.

ORIOLES 8TH: Blair flied out to left; Belanger grounded out
(shortstop to first); F. Robinson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles 6.

YANKEES 9TH: Cater singled to center; Ellis grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Cater out at
second]; Michael grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Orioles 6.



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