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A barrage of seven hits for six runs in the first inning started the Twins off to a 10-7 victory over the Yankees. Cesar Tovar, Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva and Rich Reese singled in succession for two runs, Leo Cardenas doubled for two more, another scored on a groundout by Jim Holt and the sixth run crossed the plate on a single by Phil Roof.

As events turned out, that would not have been enough, but the Twins added two runs in the fourth on a homer by Oliva, double by Reese and single by Leo Cardenas before winding up with a pair in the fourth. The Yankees had two homers by Ron Blomberg and one each by Bobby Murcer and Thurman Munson. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 10, New York Yankees 7

Game Played on Sunday, August 1, 1971 (Day game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Yankees      0  1  1    4  0  0    0  1  0  -   7 16  3
Twins        6  2  0    2  0  0    0  0  x  -  10 17  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kenney 3b             3   1   1   0     1   0   .256      Tovar lf              5   1   3   1     0   0   .305
  Hansen ph,3b        1   0   0   0     0   1   .200      Carew 2b              5   1   1   0     0   1   .277
Munson c              5   1   1   1     0   0   .265      Killebrew 3b          4   1   1   1     1   1   .255
Murcer cf             5   2   3   2     0   1   .334      Oliva rf              5   2   3   1     0   1   .363
White lf              4   1   2   0     1   0   .281      Reese 1b              5   3   2   0     0   0   .214
Blomberg rf           4   2   2   3     0   0   .364      Cardenas ss           5   2   4   3     0   0   .293
  Swoboda ph,rf       1   0   0   0     0   0   .248      Holt cf               2   0   1   0     0   0   .258
Alou 1b               5   0   3   1     0   0   .272        Alyea ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .194
Clarke 2b             5   0   4   0     0   1   .240        Nettles pr,cf       1   0   0   0     1   0   .250
Michael ss            4   0   0   0     1   0   .244      Roof c                2   0   1   1     0   0   .200
Stottlemyre p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .156        Mitterwald ph,c     2   0   1   2     1   0   .252
  Hambright p         1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Luebber p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .111        Corbin p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .222
  Lyttle ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Haydel p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Closter p           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Thomas ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Cater ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .259        Hall p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .292
  Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ellis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .234

Totals               42   7  16   7     3   5             Totals               40  10  17   9     4   4

Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 24,056
Left on Base: Yankees 11, Twins 11
DP: Yankees 2, Twins 1
Errors: Murcer, Blomberg, Stottlemyre
Doubles: Murcer (17), White (14), Clarke (14), Cardenas 2 (18), Reese (5), Mitterwald (9)
Home Runs: Blomberg 2 (4), Murcer (20), Munson (7), Oliva (20)
Sacrifice Hits: Luebber (1)
GIDP: Michael (11), Killebrew (14), Oliva (10)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre L(10-10)    0.1   7   6   5   0   0   0   9   3.21
Hambright               1     4   2   2   0   1   1   7   5.59
McDaniel                1.2   1   0   0   0   0   0   5   4.87
Closter                 3     3   2   1   3   1   0  15   1.88
Aker                    2     2   0   0   1   2   0   9   2.18
Totals                  8    17  10   8   4   4   1  45

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Luebber                 2.1   7   2   2   2   1   1  16   5.91
Corbin                  1.1   3   4   4   1   0   2   7   3.76
Haydel                  0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   3   6.61
Hall W(4-5)             5     4   1   1   0   4   1  19   3.36
Totals                  9    16   7   7   3   5   4  45

Passed Balls: Munson (7)
Wild Pitches: Closter (2)

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


YANKEES 1ST: Kenney grounded out (catcher to first); Munson
grounded out (third to first); Murcer doubled to center; White
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Tovar singled to center; Carew singled to center
[Tovar scored (error by Murcer) (no RBI), Carew to third];
Killebrew singled to left [Carew scored]; Oliva singled to
center [Killebrew to second]; Reese singled to right [Killebrew
to third, Oliva to second]; Cardenas doubled to left [Killebrew
scored, Oliva scored, Reese to third]; Holt grounded out
(pitcher to first); Roof singled to center [Reese scored,
Cardenas stayed at second]; Luebber reached on an error by
Stottlemyre on a sacrifice bunt [Cardenas to third, Roof to
second, Luebber to first]; HAMBRIGHT REPLACED STOTTLEMYRE
(PITCHING); Tovar forced Luebber (second to shortstop) [Cardenas
scored (unearned), Roof to third]; Carew grounded out (pitcher
to first); 6 R (5 ER), 7 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Twins 6.

YANKEES 2ND: Blomberg homered; Alou grounded out (third to
first); Clarke singled to right; Michael walked [Clarke to
second]; Hambright was called out on strikes; Kenney singled to
shortstop [Clarke to third, Michael to second]; Munson forced
Michael (third unassisted); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 1,
Twins 6.

TWINS 2ND: Killebrew was called out on strikes; Oliva homered;
Reese doubled to right; Cardenas singled to right [Reese
scored]; Holt singled to right [Cardenas to second]; MCDANIEL
REPLACED HAMBRIGHT (PITCHING); Roof popped to second; Luebber
forced Holt (shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 1, Twins 8.

YANKEES 3RD: Murcer singled to right; White walked [Murcer to
second]; Blomberg forced White (first to shortstop) [Murcer to
third]; Alou singled to left [Murcer scored, Blomberg to
second]; Clarke singled to center [Blomberg to third, Alou to
second]; CORBIN REPLACED LUEBBER (PITCHING); Michael grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Clarke out at
second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Twins 8.

TWINS 3RD: Tovar singled to left; Carew flied out to left;
Killebrew grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Tovar out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Twins 8.

YANKEES 4TH: LYTTLE BATTED FOR MCDANIEL; Lyttle grounded out
(first unassisted); Kenney walked; Munson made an out to
pitcher; Murcer homered [Kenney scored]; White doubled to right;
Blomberg homered [White scored]; HAYDEL REPLACED CORBIN
(PITCHING); Alou singled to left; Clarke singled to center [Alou
to second]; Michael grounded out (first unassisted); 4 R, 5 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 6, Twins 8.

TWINS 4TH: CLOSTER REPLACED LYTTLE (PITCHING); Oliva singled to
center; Reese reached on an error by Blomberg [Oliva to second,
Reese to first]; On a bunt Cardenas forced Oliva (pitcher to
third) [Reese to second]; ALYEA BATTED FOR HOLT; Closter threw a
wild pitch [Reese to third, Cardenas to second]; Alyea was
walked intentionally; NETTLES RAN FOR ALYEA; MITTERWALD BATTED
FOR ROOF; Mitterwald doubled to left [Reese scored (unearned),
Cardenas scored, Nettles to third]; THOMAS BATTED FOR HAYDEL;
Thomas reached on a fielder's choice [Nettles out at home (third
to catcher), Mitterwald to third]; Tovar forced Thomas
(shortstop to second); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 6,
Twins 10.

YANKEES 5TH: MITTERWALD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); NETTLES
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); HALL REPLACED THOMAS (PITCHING);
Closter was called out on strikes; Kenney grounded out
(shortstop to first); Munson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 6, Twins 10.

TWINS 5TH: Carew struck out; Killebrew walked; Oliva grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Killebrew out
at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 6, Twins 10.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer grounded out (second to pitcher); White
singled to left; Blomberg forced White (pitcher to shortstop);
Alou flied to left in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 6, Twins 10.

TWINS 6TH: Reese popped to catcher in foul territory; Cardenas
singled to left; Nettles popped to first in foul territory;
Munson allowed a passed ball [Cardenas to second]; Mitterwald
was walked intentionally; Hall flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Yankees 6, Twins 10.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke doubled to right; Michael flied out to left;
CATER BATTED FOR CLOSTER; Cater popped to catcher in foul
territory; HANSEN BATTED FOR KENNEY; Hansen struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Twins 10.

TWINS 7TH: HANSEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); AKER REPLACED
CATER (PITCHING); Tovar singled to center; On a bunt Carew made
an out to pitcher; Killebrew made an out to third; Oliva struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 6, Twins 10.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson homered; Murcer struck out; White grounded
out (pitcher to first); SWOBODA BATTED FOR BLOMBERG; Swoboda
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
7, Twins 10.

TWINS 8TH: SWOBODA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Reese flied out
to right; Cardenas doubled to left; Nettles was walked
intentionally; Mitterwald grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Cardenas to third, Nettles to second]; Hall struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 7, Twins 10.

YANKEES 9TH: Alou singled to left; Clarke struck out; On a bunt
Michael made an out to third; ELLIS BATTED FOR AKER; Ellis flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Twins 10.



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