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Friday August 6, 1971
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Pat Dobson's string of 12 straight victories was snapped by the Yankees, who kayoed the righthander in the fourth inning and defeated the Orioles, 12-3. Dobson had pitched nine consecutive complete games and extended his streak of scoreless pitching to 23 innings before the Yankees picked up a run in the second.

Then, in the fourth, Bobby Murcer and Ron Blomberg singled and Felipe Alou hit a sacrifice fly to break a 1-1 tie. Horace Clarke, Gene Michael and Fritz Peterson followed with singles to chase Dobson. Danny Cater greeted Jackson with a triple to cap the outburst. Bobby Murcer hit a three-run homer off Grant Jackson in the sixth. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 12, Baltimore Orioles 3

Game Played on Friday, August 6, 1971 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

Orioles      1  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  1  -   3 10  3
Yankees      0  1  0    5  1  3    2  0  x  -  12 13  0


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Rettenmund cf         5   1   1   0     0   0   .308      Kenney 3b             2   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Belanger ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .267        Cater 3b            2   1   2   2     1   0   .264
F. Robinson rf        4   0   2   1     0   0   .289      Gibbs c               5   0   0   0     0   0   .203
  Pena p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Murcer cf             5   3   3   3     0   0   .339
B. Robinson 3b        3   0   1   1     0   0   .284      White lf              4   1   0   0     1   1   .279
Motton lf,rf          4   0   0   0     0   2   .125      Blomberg rf           5   1   3   1     0   0   .360
Johnson 2b            4   0   2   0     0   0   .279      Alou 1b               2   0   0   2     0   1   .273
Etchebarren c         4   0   0   0     0   0   .226      Clarke 2b             3   2   1   0     1   0   .238
Salmon 1b             4   1   2   1     0   1   .153      Michael ss            4   3   2   1     0   0   .248
Dobson p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .141      Peterson p            3   1   2   3     0   1   .089
  Jackson p           1   1   0   0     0   0   .063
  Buford ph,lf        2   0   1   0     0   0   .284

Totals               36   3  10   3     0   4             Totals               35  12  13  12     3   3

Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 24,681
Left on Base: Orioles 7, Yankees 5
DP: Orioles 1, Yankees 0
Errors: Belanger, Pena, Etchebarren
Doubles: Rettenmund (13), Buford (11), Murcer (18)
Triples: Cater (4)
Home Runs: Salmon (2), Murcer (21)
Stolen Bases: White (11)
Sacrifice Hits: Peterson (12)
Sacrifice Flies: B. Robinson (6), Alou 2 (4)
GIDP: Michael (12)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson L(15-5)          3.2   6   6   6   2   3   0  18   2.87
Jackson                 2.1   4   4   1   1   0   1  13   3.09
Pena                    2     3   2   0   0   0   0  10   3.07
Totals                  8    13  12   7   3   3   1  41

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson W(11-7)        9    10   3   3   0   4   1  37   3.23
Totals                  9    10   3   3   0   4   1  37

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Jim Honochick, 3B - Larry McCoy


ORIOLES 1ST: Rettenmund doubled to left; Belanger popped to
first in foul territory; F. Robinson singled to right
[Rettenmund to third]; B. Robinson hit a sacrifice fly to left
[Rettenmund scored]; Motton struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Kenney grounded out (first unassisted); Gibbs
grounded out (second to first); Murcer flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Johnson popped to second; Etchebarren grounded out
(second to first); Salmon struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: White walked; White stole second; Blomberg singled
to center [White scored, Blomberg to second (on throw)]; Alou
struck out; Clarke walked; Michael grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Clarke out at second]; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Dobson was called out on strikes; Rettenmund flied
out to center; Belanger flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Peterson was called out on strikes; Kenney grounded
out (third to first); Gibbs flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: CATER REPLACED KENNEY (PLAYING 3B); F. Robinson
grounded out (shortstop to first); B. Robinson singled to left;
Motton forced B. Robinson (shortstop to second) [Motton to
first]; Johnson singled to center [Motton to second];
Etchebarren grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Murcer singled to center; White struck out;
Blomberg singled to right [Murcer to third]; Alou hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Murcer scored]; Clarke singled to first
[Blomberg to second]; Michael singled to right [Blomberg scored,
Clarke to third, Michael to second (error by Etchebarren)];
Peterson singled to left [Clarke scored, Michael scored];
JACKSON REPLACED DOBSON (PITCHING); Cater tripled [Peterson
scored]; Gibbs grounded out (shortstop to first); 5 R, 6 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 6.

ORIOLES 5TH: Salmon singled to left; Jackson forced Salmon
(shortstop to second) [Jackson to first]; Rettenmund flied out
to center; Belanger singled to right [Jackson to third]; F.
Robinson singled to left [Jackson scored, Belanger to second];
B. Robinson flied out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles
2, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 5TH: Murcer doubled; White grounded out (shortstop to
first); Blomberg singled to pitcher [Murcer to third]; Alou hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Murcer scored]; Clarke forced Blomberg
(third to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Yankees 7.

ORIOLES 6TH: Motton was called out on strikes; Johnson singled
to left; Etchebarren flied out to right; Salmon grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 6TH: Michael reached on an error by Belanger [Michael to
first]; Peterson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Michael to second]; Cater was walked intentionally; Gibbs
popped to third; Murcer homered (unearned) [Michael scored
(unearned), Cater scored (unearned)]; White grounded out
(shortstop to first); 3 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2,
Yankees 10.

ORIOLES 7TH: BUFORD BATTED FOR JACKSON; Buford doubled to left;
Rettenmund grounded out (shortstop to first) [Buford to third];
Belanger popped to second; F. Robinson popped to first; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Yankees 10.

YANKEES 7TH: PENA REPLACED F. ROBINSON (PITCHING); MOTTON
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); BUFORD STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
LF); Blomberg flied out to center; Alou flied out to left;
Clarke reached on an error by Pena (assist by Salmon) [Clarke to
first]; Michael singled to left [Clarke to second]; Peterson
singled to center [Clarke scored (unearned), Michael to third];
Cater singled to left [Michael scored (unearned), Peterson to
second]; Gibbs popped to third; 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Orioles 2, Yankees 12.

ORIOLES 8TH: B. Robinson flied out to right; Motton popped to
first; Johnson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles
2, Yankees 12.

YANKEES 8TH: Murcer grounded out (second to first); White
grounded out (shortstop to first); Blomberg flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2, Yankees 12.

ORIOLES 9TH: Etchebarren grounded out (shortstop to first);
Salmon homered; On a bunt Buford made an out to third;
Rettenmund grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 3, Yankees 12.



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