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Wednesday July 21, 1971
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Rewarding Jim Kaat for his three-hit pitching, the Twins broke a tie in the ninth inning and beat the Yankees, 2-1. With one out, Harmon Killebrew doubled and Rich Reese ran for him. Leo Cardenas singled Reese to third. The Yankees then changed pitchers, bringing in Lindy McDaniel for Steve Kline. Steve Braun greeted McDaniel with a single, scoring Reese. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 2, New York Yankees 1

Game Played on Wednesday, July 21, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Twins        0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   2  9  0
Yankees      0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  3  1


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar lf              4   0   1   1     0   0   .293      Clarke 2b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .223
Carew 2b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .280      Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   1   .251
Oliva rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .373      Murcer cf             4   0   0   0     0   3   .332
  Holt rf             0   0   0   0     0   0   .259      White lf              3   1   1   0     1   1   .294
Killebrew 1b          4   0   1   0     0   0   .261      Cater 3b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .253
  Reese pr,1b         0   1   0   0     0   0   .194      Swoboda rf            2   0   0   0     1   1   .260
Cardenas ss           4   0   1   0     0   1   .282      Ellis 1b              2   0   1   1     0   0   .240
Braun 3b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .251      Michael ss            3   0   0   0     0   0   .243
Nettles cf            4   0   1   0     0   1   .305      Kline p               3   0   0   0     0   0   .170
Mitterwald c          3   1   1   0     1   0   .239        McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .143
Kaat p                4   0   1   0     0   1   .232

Totals               35   2   9   2     1   3             Totals               29   1   3   1     2   7

Time of Game: 2:13   Attendance: 10,793
Left on Base: Twins 7, Yankees 4
DP: Twins 0, Yankees 1
Errors: Cater
Doubles: Mitterwald (6), Killebrew (16)
Stolen Bases: Kaat (1)
Caught Stealing: Tovar (9)
Sacrifice Flies: Ellis (2)
GIDP: Oliva (7)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kaat W(7-8)             9     3   1   1   2   7   0  32   3.46
Totals                  9     3   1   1   2   7   0  32

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline L(8-9)            8.1   8   2   2   0   3   0  32   3.09
McDaniel                0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   4   5.62
Totals                  9     9   2   2   1   3   0  36

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


TWINS 1ST: Tovar grounded out (shortstop to first); Carew
grounded out (second to first); Oliva flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke struck out; Munson was called out on
strikes; Murcer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 0,
Yankees 0.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew grounded out (third to first); Cardenas
struck out; Braun singled to center; Nettles singled to center
[Braun to second]; Mitterwald forced Nettles (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: White singled to left; Cater singled to left [White
to third]; Swoboda walked [Cater to second]; Ellis hit a
sacrifice fly to left [White scored, Cater to third, Swoboda to
second]; Michael reached on a fielder's choice [Cater out at
home (third to catcher), Swoboda to third]; Kline grounded out
(third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 0, Yankees 1.

TWINS 3RD: Kaat struck out; Tovar grounded out (third to first);
Carew grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke grounded out (third to first); Munson
grounded out (third to first); Murcer struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Twins 0, Yankees 1.

TWINS 4TH: Oliva grounded out (second to first); Killebrew
popped to shortstop in foul territory; Cardenas reached on an
error by Cater [Cardenas to first]; Braun grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: White walked; Cater popped to catcher in foul
territory; Swoboda struck out; Ellis grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 0, Yankees 1.

TWINS 5TH: Nettles made an out to third; Mitterwald doubled to
left; Kaat popped to third in foul territory; Tovar singled to
center [Mitterwald scored]; Tovar was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Yankees
1.

YANKEES 5TH: Michael grounded out (shortstop to first); Kline
grounded out (pitcher to first); Clarke grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Yankees 1.

TWINS 6TH: Carew singled to right; Oliva grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Carew out at second];
Killebrew grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); Murcer
was called out on strikes; White struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 1, Yankees 1.

TWINS 7TH: Cardenas flied out to left; Braun grounded out
(second to first); Nettles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Cater grounded out (shortstop to first); Swoboda
grounded out (pitcher to first); Ellis singled to left; Michael
forced Ellis (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1,
Yankees 1.

TWINS 8TH: Mitterwald flied out to left; On a bunt Kaat singled
to first; Tovar flied out to left; Kaat stole second; Carew
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 1,
Yankees 1.

YANKEES 8TH: Kline flied out to center; Clarke made an out to
first; Munson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins
1, Yankees 1.

TWINS 9TH: Oliva grounded out (first to pitcher); Killebrew
doubled to left; REESE RAN FOR KILLEBREW; Cardenas singled to
right [Reese to third]; MCDANIEL REPLACED KLINE (PITCHING);
Braun singled to right [Cardenas to second, Reese scored];
Nettles grounded out (catcher to first) [Cardenas to third,
Braun to second]; Mitterwald was walked intentionally; Kaat
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Twins 2,
Yankees 1.

YANKEES 9TH: HOLT REPLACED OLIVA (PLAYING RF); REESE STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 1B); Murcer grounded out (first unassisted); White
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cater flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Yankees 1.



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