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Thursday July 8, 1971
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Bill Gilbreth, the Tigers' rookie southpaw, pitched his second complete game in three starts, allowed only three hits and beat the Yankees, 3-1. The Tigers reached Steve Kline for two runs in the first inning, one scoring on a double by Willie Horton.

Bill Freehan batted in another with a grounder and then accounted for the Tigers' last tally with a homer in the fourth. Thurman Munson hit for the circuit for the Yankees' run in the sixth. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 3, New York Yankees 1

Game Played on Thursday, July 8, 1971 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  3  0
Tigers       2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  9  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .238      Jones lf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .272
Munson c              4   1   2   1     0   0   .261      Rodriguez 3b          4   1   1   0     0   0   .241
Murcer cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .345      Cash 1b               4   1   2   0     0   0   .301
White lf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .285      Horton rf             1   0   1   1     0   0   .286
Alou 1b               3   0   1   0     0   0   .247        Stanley cf          3   0   2   0     0   0   .300
Swoboda rf            1   0   0   0     2   0   .286      Northrup cf,rf        2   0   1   0     2   0   .284
Michael ss            3   0   0   0     0   0   .244      Freehan c             4   1   1   2     0   0   .281
Kenney 3b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .241      McAuliffe 2b          4   0   0   0     0   1   .191
Kline p               2   0   0   0     0   2   .171      Brinkman ss           3   0   1   0     0   0   .205
  Hansen ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .172      Gilbreth p            3   0   0   0     0   3   .222
  McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               29   1   3   1     2   3             Totals               32   3   9   3     2   4

Time of Game: 1:56   Attendance: 27,859
Left on Base: Yankees 3, Tigers 7
DP: Yankees 0, Tigers 1
Doubles: Horton (18)
Home Runs: Munson (5), Freehan (11)
GIDP: Michael (9)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline L(7-8)            7     8   3   3   2   3   1  31   3.28
McDaniel                1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3   6.49
Totals                  8     9   3   3   2   4   1  34

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Gilbreth W(2-0)         9     3   1   1   2   3   1  31   1.93
Totals                  9     3   1   1   2   3   1  31

Wild Pitches: Kline (3)

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


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
singled to center; Murcer flied out to center; White flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Jones grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez
singled to left; Cash singled to first [Rodriguez to second];
Horton doubled to right [Rodriguez scored, Cash to third];
Northrup was walked intentionally; Freehan forced Northrup
(third to second) [Cash scored, Horton to third]; McAuliffe
grounded out (second to first); Willie Horton left with
unknown injury; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 2.

YANKEES 2ND: STANLEY REPLACED HORTON (PLAYING CF); NORTHRUP
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Alou flied out to center;
Swoboda walked; Michael grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Swoboda out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 2ND: Brinkman flied out to left; Gilbreth was called out
on strikes; Jones grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 2.

YANKEES 3RD: Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); Kline was
called out on strikes; Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Rodriguez flied out to center; Cash flied out to
center; Stanley singled to left; Northrup grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Munson grounded out (third to first); Murcer made
an out to first; White grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Freehan homered; McAuliffe popped to shortstop;
Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Gilbreth struck out;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Alou singled to left; Swoboda walked [Alou to
second]; Michael lined to left; Kenney flied out to center;
Kline struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 5TH: Jones grounded out (first unassisted); Rodriguez
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cash singled; Stanley singled
to left [Cash to third]; Northrup walked [Stanley to second];
Freehan forced Northrup (third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
 Yankees 0, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 6TH: Clarke popped to second; Munson homered; Murcer
flied out to center; White flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 6TH: McAuliffe popped to catcher in foul territory;
Brinkman singled to left; Kline threw a wild pitch [Brinkman to
second]; Gilbreth struck out; Jones flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Alou flied out to right; Swoboda grounded out
(pitcher to first); Michael flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 7TH: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Cash
grounded out (second to first); Stanley grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 8TH: On a bunt Kenney struck out; HANSEN BATTED FOR
KLINE; Hansen grounded out (shortstop to first); Clarke flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 8TH: MCDANIEL REPLACED HANSEN (PITCHING); Northrup
singled to right [Northrup out at second (right to shortstop)];
Freehan flied out to left; McAuliffe was called out on strikes;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Munson made an out to second; Murcer grounded out
(second to first); White grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 3.



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