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Wednesday June 23, 1971
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The Yankees failed to hold a 5-0 lead in the ninth inning, but Gene Michael provided the victory by hitting his first homer of the season in the 13th to beat the Tigers, 6-5. In the Tigers' ninth, Ike Brown, Mickey Stanley, Ed Brinkman and Cesar Gutierrez hit singles to account for two runs and Gates Brown then came up as a pinch-hitter and tied the score with a homer. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 6, Detroit Tigers 5

Game Played on Wednesday, June 23, 1971 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  5    0  0  0    0  -   5 11  0
Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  0    4  1  0    0  0  0    1  -   6 10  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   1   0     0   2   .239      Clarke 2b             5   0   1   1     1   0   .252
  G. Brown ph         1   1   1   3     0   0   .432      Munson c              6   0   0   0     0   0   .254
  Denehy p            0   0   0   0     1   0   .000      Murcer cf             5   0   0   0     1   1   .337
  Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .222      Alou lf               6   1   1   0     0   1   .235
Taylor 2b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .244      Cater 3b,1b           6   2   2   1     0   0   .248
  McAuliffe ph,2b     0   0   0   0     2   0   .194      Ellis 1b              3   0   1   1     0   0   .233
Kaline rf             5   0   1   0     1   2   .307        Kenney pr,3b        1   1   1   0     1   0   .241
Horton lf             6   0   3   0     0   1   .285        Hansen ph,3b        1   0   0   0     0   0   .238
I. Brown 1b           4   1   1   0     0   1   .347      Walton rf             3   0   1   1     0   0   .193
  Cash ph,1b          2   0   0   0     0   1   .298        Lyttle pr,rf        2   1   1   1     1   0   .177
Freehan c             4   0   1   0     0   0   .272      Michael ss            4   1   2   1     2   1   .241
  Jones ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .284      Peterson p            3   0   0   0     0   2   .063
  Lamont c            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Stanley cf            5   1   1   1     1   1   .291        McDaniel p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
Brinkman ss           5   1   1   0     1   1   .205
Kilkenny p            3   0   0   0     0   2   .000
  Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Gutierrez ph,3b     3   1   1   1     0   0   .167

Totals               47   5  11   5     7  12             Totals               46   6  10   6     6   5

Time of Game: 3:46   Attendance: 11,949
Left on Base: Tigers 10, Yankees 10
DP: Tigers 1, Yankees 3
Doubles: Horton (15), Rodriguez (8), Ellis (6)
Triples: Cater (3)
Home Runs: G. Brown (2), Michael (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Peterson (6)
GIDP: Horton (8), Kaline (6), Hansen (1)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kilkenny                6     4   3   3   2   1   0  24   5.40
Timmermann              2     4   2   2   2   2   0  12   4.18
Denehy                  3.1   1   0   0   2   2   0  14   2.78
Scherman L(5-2)         1     1   1   1   0   0   1   3   2.13
Totals                 12.1  10   6   6   6   5   1  53

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson                8.1   9   4   4   3   8   0  36   3.69
Aker                    0.2   2   1   1   1   0   1   4   2.43
McDaniel W(3-6)         4     0   0   0   3   4   0  14   5.73
Totals                 13    11   5   5   7  12   1  54

Wild Pitches: Kilkenny (2), Peterson (2), Aker (2)

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


TIGERS 1ST: Rodriguez popped to catcher in foul territory;
Taylor grounded out (second to first); Kaline was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke made an out to second; Munson made an out to
shortstop; Murcer grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Horton doubled to left; I. Brown grounded out
(shortstop to first); Freehan flied out to center; Stanley was
walked intentionally; Brinkman struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Alou lined to center; Cater grounded out (shortstop
to first); Ellis flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Kilkenny made an out to second; Rodriguez doubled to
right; Taylor grounded out (shortstop to first) [Rodriguez to
third]; Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Walton flied out to left; Michael singled to
center; Peterson out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second)
[Michael to second]; Kilkenny threw a wild pitch [Michael to
third]; Clarke walked; Munson lined to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Horton grounded out (shortstop to first); I. Brown
struck out; Freehan singled to center; Stanley flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Murcer struck out; Alou grounded out (second to
first); Cater grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Kilkenny
struck out (catcher to first); Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Ellis flied out to left; Walton grounded out (third
to first); Michael walked; Peterson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Taylor grounded out (shortstop to first); Kaline
walked; Horton singled to center [Kaline to second]; I. Brown
forced Horton (shortstop to second) [Kaline to third]; Freehan
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Clarke grounded out (first unassisted); Munson
grounded out (third to first); Murcer grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 7TH: Stanley struck out; Brinkman lined to left; Kilkenny
struck out (catcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 7TH: Alou singled to left; Cater tripled [Alou scored];
Ellis doubled to left [Cater scored]; KENNEY RAN FOR ELLIS;
TIMMERMANN REPLACED KILKENNY (PITCHING); Walton singled to right
[Kenney scored]; LYTTLE RAN FOR WALTON; Michael grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Lyttle to second]; Peterson struck out;
Clarke singled to center [Lyttle scored, Clarke to second (on
throw)]; Munson flied out to right; 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Yankees 4.

TIGERS 8TH: KENNEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); CATER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); LYTTLE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF);
Rodriguez struck out; Taylor walked; On a bunt Kaline singled to
third [Taylor to second]; Horton grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Kaline out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 8TH: Murcer lined to first; Alou grounded out (third to
first); Cater singled to center; Kenney walked [Cater to
second]; Lyttle singled to right [Kenney to third, Cater
scored]; Michael walked [Lyttle to second]; Peterson struck out;
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 5.

TIGERS 9TH: I. Brown singled to center; Freehan flied out to
center; Peterson threw a wild pitch [I. Brown to second];
Stanley singled to left [I. Brown scored]; Brinkman singled to
right [Stanley to second]; GUTIERREZ BATTED FOR TIMMERMANN;
Gutierrez singled to right [Brinkman to second, Stanley scored];
AKER REPLACED PETERSON (PITCHING); G. BROWN BATTED FOR
RODRIGUEZ; G. Brown homered [Brinkman scored, Gutierrez scored];
MCAULIFFE BATTED FOR TAYLOR; McAuliffe walked; Kaline grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [McAuliffe out
at second]; 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 9TH: GUTIERREZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); DENEHY
REPLACED G. BROWN (PITCHING); MCAULIFFE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
2B); Clarke flied out to center; Munson grounded out (third to
first); Murcer grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 5.

TIGERS 10TH: Horton singled to left; Aker threw a wild pitch
[Horton to second]; MCDANIEL REPLACED AKER (PITCHING); CASH
BATTED FOR I. BROWN; Cash struck out; JONES BATTED FOR FREEHAN;
Jones grounded out (second to first) [Horton to third]; On a
bunt Stanley reached on a fielder's choice [Horton out at home
(pitcher to catcher to third to catcher)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Tigers 5, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 10TH: LAMONT REPLACED JONES (PLAYING C ); CASH STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 1B); Alou struck out; Cater popped to first in
foul territory; Kenney singled to left; Lyttle walked [Kenney to
second]; Michael struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 5,
Yankees 5.

TIGERS 11TH: Brinkman walked; Gutierrez lined into a double play
(second to first) [Brinkman out at first]; Denehy walked;
McAuliffe walked [Denehy to second]; Kaline struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 11TH: McDaniel flied out to left; Clarke flied out to
right; Munson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
5, Yankees 5.

TIGERS 12TH: Horton struck out; Cash grounded out (pitcher to
first); Lamont struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5,
Yankees 5.

YANKEES 12TH: Murcer walked; On a bunt Alou made an out to
third; Cater reached on a fielder's choice [Murcer to second];
SCHERMAN REPLACED DENEHY (PITCHING); HANSEN BATTED FOR KENNEY;
Hansen grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Cater out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5,
Yankees 5.

TIGERS 13TH: HANSEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Stanley
grounded out (shortstop to first); Brinkman grounded out (third
to first); Gutierrez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 5.

YANKEES 13TH: Lyttle made an out to shortstop; Michael homered;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 6.



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