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Wednesday July 7, 1971
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Bobby Murcer's third double and fourth hit of the game drove in two runs with two out in the 11th inning and gave the Yankees a 5-3 victory over the Tigers. Bill Freehan smashed two homers for the Tigers. In the 11th, Horace Clarke singled with two away and Thurman Munson walked before Murcer's decisive double. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 5, Detroit Tigers 3

Game Played on Wednesday, July 7, 1971 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Yankees      3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  -   5 15  0
Tigers       0  1  0    0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  -   3  6  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             6   1   3   0     0   0   .241      Rodriguez 3b          5   0   0   0     0   0   .241
Munson c              5   2   2   0     1   0   .257      Taylor 2b             4   0   0   0     1   0   .248
Murcer cf             5   1   4   3     1   0   .349      Kaline rf             5   0   1   0     0   0   .311
White lf              4   1   1   0     2   1   .290      Horton lf             3   1   0   0     2   0   .284
Alou 1b               5   0   1   0     0   0   .246      Freehan c             3   2   2   3     1   0   .282
Swoboda rf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .288      Cash 1b               5   0   2   0     0   0   .298
  Blomberg ph,rf      5   0   0   1     0   1   .317      Stanley cf            4   0   1   0     1   1   .295
Michael ss            5   0   2   1     0   0   .247      Brinkman ss           4   0   0   0     1   0   .204
Kenney 3b             5   0   1   0     0   0   .246      Kilkenny p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Peterson p            3   0   0   0     0   2   .050        Chance p            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Kekich p            2   0   1   0     0   0   .222        Gutierrez ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .172
                                                            Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            I. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .297
                                                            Scherman p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .273
                                                            Denehy p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Niekro p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .235
                                                            Jones ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .284

Totals               45   5  15   5     4   4             Totals               38   3   6   3     6   3

Time of Game: 3:17   Attendance: 18,204
Left on Base: Yankees 11, Tigers 9
DP: Yankees 1, Tigers 1
Doubles: Murcer 3 (15), Clarke (12)
Home Runs: Freehan 2 (10)
Stolen Bases: Murcer (10)
Caught Stealing: Alou (5)
GIDP: Munson (10), Jones (2)
Hit by Pitch: Freehan (4,by Kekich)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson                6     3   3   3   2   1   2  23   3.50
Kekich W(2-4)           5     3   0   0   4   2   0  22   4.15
Totals                 11     6   3   3   6   3   2  45

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kilkenny                0.1   3   3   3   1   0   0   5   5.85
Chance                  4.2   5   0   0   1   2   0  18   3.05
Timmermann              2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   3.93
Scherman                2     5   0   0   1   1   0  11   2.64
Denehy L(0-2)           1.2   2   2   2   1   0   0   8   3.81
Niekro                  0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   4.90
Totals                 11    15   5   5   4   4   0  49

Hit by Pitch: Kekich (2)

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke flied out to center; Munson singled to left;
Murcer doubled to left [Munson scored]; White walked; Alou
singled to left [Murcer to third, White to second]; CHANCE
REPLACED KILKENNY (PITCHING); BLOMBERG BATTED FOR SWOBODA;
Blomberg forced Alou (second to shortstop) [Murcer scored, White
to third]; Michael singled to left [White scored, Blomberg to
second]; Kenney singled to third [Blomberg to third, Michael to
second]; Peterson grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 5 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: BLOMBERG STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Rodriguez
grounded out (third to first); Taylor grounded out (second to
first); Kaline flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 3, Tigers 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Clarke singled to center; Munson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Clarke out at
second]; Murcer singled to right; Murcer stole second; White
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Horton flied out to right; Freehan homered; Cash
singled to center; Stanley flied out to center; Brinkman lined
to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Alou grounded out (second to first); Blomberg
grounded out (second to first); Michael flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: On a bunt Chance struck out; Rodriguez grounded out
(third to first); Taylor grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Kenney grounded out (second to first); Peterson
struck out; Clarke doubled to left; Munson grounded out (third
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Kaline flied out to left; Horton flied out to
center; Freehan flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Murcer walked; White forced Murcer (second to
shortstop); Alou forced White (second to shortstop); Alou was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Cash flied out to right; Stanley walked; Brinkman
lined to center; GUTIERREZ BATTED FOR CHANCE; Gutierrez grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers
1.

YANKEES 6TH: TIMMERMANN REPLACED GUTIERREZ (PITCHING); Blomberg
lined to first; Michael grounded out (first to second to
pitcher); Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Rodriguez popped to shortstop; Taylor flied out to
right; Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Peterson struck out; Clarke grounded out (second to
first); Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 7TH: Horton walked; Freehan homered [Horton scored];
KEKICH REPLACED PETERSON (PITCHING); Cash singled to right;
Stanley lined to left; Brinkman walked [Cash to second]; I.
BROWN BATTED FOR TIMMERMANN; I. Brown struck out; Rodriguez
flied out to left; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 8TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED I. BROWN (PITCHING); Murcer
grounded out (first unassisted); White singled to left; Alou
flied out to right; Blomberg struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 3, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 8TH: Taylor walked; Kaline flied out to left; Horton
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Taylor to second]; Freehan
was walked intentionally; Cash grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Michael singled to center; Kenney grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Michael to second]; Kekich singled to center
[Michael out at home (center to catcher), Kekich to second (on
throw)]; Clarke flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 3, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 9TH: Stanley struck out; Brinkman grounded out (third to
first); Scherman flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 3, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 10TH: Munson singled to center; Murcer doubled to right
[Munson to third]; White was walked intentionally; DENEHY
REPLACED SCHERMAN (PITCHING); Alou flied out to right; Blomberg
made an out to second; Michael flied out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 10TH: Rodriguez flied out to left; Taylor grounded out
(second to first); Kaline singled to center; Horton walked
[Kaline to second]; Freehan was hit by a pitch [Kaline to third,
Horton to second]; Cash popped to third in foul territory; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 3, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 11TH: Kenney grounded out (third to first); Kekich made
an out to shortstop; Clarke singled to left; Munson walked
[Clarke to second]; Murcer doubled to right [Clarke scored,
Munson scored, Murcer to third (on throw)]; NIEKRO REPLACED
DENEHY (PITCHING); White grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 5, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 11TH: Stanley singled to right; Brinkman popped to first
in foul territory; JONES BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Jones grounded into
a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Stanley out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 5, Tigers 3.



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