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Sunday July 4, 1971
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The Red Sox smashed three homers in the first inning to slug their way to a 7-4 victory over the Yankees. John Kennedy led off with a round-tripper and, with one out, Joe Lahoud followed suit. Then, after two out, Rico Petrocelli singled and George Scott hit the third homer of the inning. Lahoud, subbing for Carl Yastrzemski, connected for the circuit again with a man on base in the third. [The Sporting News]


Boston Red Sox 7, New York Yankees 4

Game Played on Sunday, July 4, 1971 (Day game) at Fenway Park

Yankees      0  0  3    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   4 12  0
Red Sox      4  0  3    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   7 10  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   1   2   0     2   0   .238      Kennedy 2b            5   1   3   1     0   0   .320
Kenney 3b             2   2   0   0     2   0   .248      Aparicio ss           3   1   1   0     1   0   .195
Murcer cf             4   1   2   0     1   1   .339      Lahoud lf             4   2   2   3     0   1   .278
White lf              5   0   1   2     0   0   .289      Smith rf              4   1   1   0     0   0   .287
Blomberg rf           1   0   1   0     0   0   .382      Petrocelli 3b         3   1   2   0     1   0   .245
  Swoboda ph,rf       3   0   2   1     1   0   .255      Scott 1b              3   1   1   3     0   0   .259
Gibbs c               4   0   1   0     0   2   .212        Fiore 1b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .103
Cater 1b              5   0   2   1     0   0   .251      Conigliaro cf         4   0   0   0     0   0   .272
Michael ss            3   0   1   0     2   1   .240      Montgomery c          4   0   0   0     0   1   .300
Kline p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .179      Lonborg p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .118
  Alou ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .236        Lee p               2   0   0   0     1   0   .182
  Hardin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lyle p              0   0   0   0     0   0  1.000
  Hansen ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .179
  Waslewski p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Boehmer ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Kekich p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .188
  Munson ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .256
  Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ellis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .231

Totals               36   4  12   4     8   5             Totals               33   7  10   7     3   3

Time of Game: 2:39   Attendance: 23,108
Left on Base: Yankees 15, Red Sox 6
DP: Yankees 0, Red Sox 3
Errors: Kennedy
Doubles: Smith (16), Kennedy (4)
Home Runs: Kennedy (3), Lahoud 2 (7), Scott (13)
Sacrifice Hits: Kenney (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Scott (3)
GIDP: Cater (11), Clarke (6)
Hit by Pitch: Gibbs (2,by Lee)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline L(7-7)            1     4   4   4   0   0   3   7   3.25
Hardin                  2     3   3   3   0   1   1   9   4.57
Waslewski               2     1   0   0   2   0   0   9   2.97
Kekich                  1     1   0   0   1   1   0   5   4.55
Aker                    2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7   2.41
Totals                  8    10   7   7   3   3   4  37

Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lonborg                 2     4   3   3   4   1   0  13   4.45
Lee W(6-2)              6.1   8   1   1   4   4   0  32   2.98
Lyle SV(10)             0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.45
Totals                  9    12   4   4   8   5   0  46

Passed Balls: Montgomery (4)
Hit by Pitch: Lee (1)

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - John Rice, 2B - Bill Kunkel, 3B - Ron Luciano


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke walked; Montgomery allowed a passed ball
[Clarke to second]; Kenney out on a sacrifice bunt (third to
first) [Clarke to third]; Murcer struck out; White popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red
Sox 0.

RED SOX 1ST: Kennedy homered; Aparicio flied out to left; Lahoud
homered; Smith popped to second; Petrocelli singled to left;
Scott homered [Petrocelli scored]; Conigliaro made an out to
third; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red Sox 4.

YANKEES 2ND: Blomberg singled to center; Gibbs hit into a double
play (right to first) [Blomberg out at second]; Cater singled to
center; Michael walked [Cater to second]; ALOU BATTED FOR KLINE;
Alou popped to shortstop; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Red
Sox 4.

RED SOX 2ND: HARDIN REPLACED ALOU (PITCHING); Montgomery popped
to catcher in foul territory; Lonborg struck out; Kennedy
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Red Sox 4.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke walked; Kenney walked [Clarke to second];
Murcer singled to center [Clarke to third, Kenney to second];
White singled to left [Clarke scored, Kenney scored, Murcer to
second]; LEE REPLACED LONBORG (PITCHING); SWOBODA BATTED FOR
BLOMBERG; Swoboda flied out to center; Gibbs struck out; Cater
singled to center [Murcer scored, White to second]; Michael was
called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Red Sox
4.

RED SOX 3RD: SWOBODA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Aparicio
singled to center; Lahoud homered [Aparicio scored]; Smith
doubled; Petrocelli grounded out (second to first) [Smith to
third]; Scott hit a sacrifice fly to left [Smith scored];
Conigliaro flied out to center; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
3, Red Sox 7.

YANKEES 4TH: HANSEN BATTED FOR HARDIN; Hansen grounded out
(shortstop to first); Clarke singled to right; Kenney forced
Clarke (pitcher to shortstop); Murcer lined to second; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Red Sox 7.

RED SOX 4TH: WASLEWSKI REPLACED HANSEN (PITCHING); Montgomery
flied out to right; Lee walked; Kennedy singled to right [Lee to
second]; Aparicio flied out to center; Lahoud flied out to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Red Sox 7.

YANKEES 5TH: White grounded out (first unassisted); Swoboda
walked; Gibbs was hit by a pitch [Swoboda to second]; Cater
grounded into a double play (third to first) [Swoboda out at
third]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Red Sox 7.

RED SOX 5TH: Smith popped to shortstop; Petrocelli walked; Scott
flied out to center; Conigliaro grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Red Sox 7.

YANKEES 6TH: Michael walked; BOEHMER BATTED FOR WASLEWSKI;
Boehmer flied out to center; Clarke singled to pitcher [Michael
to second]; Kenney popped to shortstop; Murcer walked [Michael
to third, Clarke to second]; White flied out to center; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 3, Red Sox 7.

RED SOX 6TH: KEKICH REPLACED BOEHMER (PITCHING); Montgomery
flied out to center; Lee grounded out (third to first); Kennedy
doubled to left; Aparicio walked; Lahoud struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Red Sox 7.

YANKEES 7TH: Swoboda singled to center; Gibbs singled to right
[Swoboda to third]; Cater lined to third; Michael flied out to
center; MUNSON BATTED FOR KEKICH; Munson struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Red Sox 7.

RED SOX 7TH: AKER REPLACED MUNSON (PITCHING); Smith grounded out
(first to pitcher); Petrocelli singled to left; Scott grounded
out (first to pitcher) [Petrocelli to second]; Conigliaro
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 7.

YANKEES 8TH: FIORE REPLACED SCOTT (PLAYING 1B); Clarke flied out
to left; Kenney walked; Murcer singled to right [Kenney to
second]; White forced Murcer (shortstop to second) [Kenney to
third]; Swoboda singled to right [Kenney scored, White to
second]; Gibbs was called out on strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 7.

RED SOX 8TH: Montgomery struck out; Lee grounded out (first to
pitcher); Kennedy grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Red Sox 7.

YANKEES 9TH: Cater grounded out (first unassisted); Michael
singled to left; ELLIS BATTED FOR AKER; Ellis reached on an
error by Kennedy [Michael to second, Ellis to first]; LYLE
REPLACED LEE (PITCHING); Clarke grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Ellis out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Red Sox 7.



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