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Saturday August 7, 1971
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The Orioles collected only two hits off Mike Kekich, but that was enough to beat the Yankees, 3-1, behind the four-hit pitching of Jim Palmer. Kekich issued six walks and two of them helped beat him. Don Buford drew a pass in the first inning, stopped at second on a bloop single by Frank Robinson and scored when Horace Clarke erred on a grounder by Brooks Robinson.

Then, in the fourth, Merv Rettenmund walked and Davey Johnson hit a homer for the Orioles' winning blow. The Yankees scored in the sixth on a single by Jerry Kenney, pass to Bobby Murcer and single by Roy White. With one out, Palmer escaped from the jam by getting Ron Blomberg on a short fly and Danny Cater on another fly. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 3, New York Yankees 1

Game Played on Saturday, August 7, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Orioles      1  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  2  0
Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  4  1


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             2   1   0   0     3   1   .283      Kenney 3b             4   1   1   0     0   2   .250
Belanger ss           4   0   0   0     0   0   .264      Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   0   .261
F. Robinson 1b        2   0   1   0     2   0   .291      Murcer cf             1   0   0   0     3   0   .338
B. Robinson 3b        3   0   0   0     1   0   .282      White lf              3   0   1   1     1   0   .279
Rettenmund cf         3   1   0   0     1   0   .305      Blomberg rf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .346
Johnson 2b            4   1   1   2     0   1   .279      Cater 1b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .261
Motton rf             3   0   0   0     0   2   .114      Clarke 2b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .240
  Shopay ph,rf        0   0   0   0     1   0   .289      Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   1   .245
Etchebarren c         2   0   0   0     1   1   .222      Kekich p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .172
  Dalrymple c         0   0   0   0     0   0   .265        Gibbs ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .201
Palmer p              4   0   0   0     0   0   .191        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               27   3   2   2     9   5             Totals               31   1   4   1     4   5

Time of Game: 2:16   Attendance: 21,813
Left on Base: Orioles 8, Yankees 7
DP: Orioles 0, Yankees 0
Errors: Clarke
Home Runs: Johnson (13)
Stolen Bases: Buford (14)
Sacrifice Hits: Belanger (5), Dalrymple (1)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Palmer W(13-6)          9     4   1   1   4   5   0  35   2.91
Totals                  9     4   1   1   4   5   0  35

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kekich L(6-6)           7     2   3   2   6   5   1  29   3.67
Aker                    2     0   0   0   3   0   0   9   2.08
Totals                  9     2   3   2   9   5   1  38

Wild Pitches: Palmer 2 (5), Aker (3)

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford walked; Belanger popped to shortstop; F.
Robinson singled to right [Buford to second]; B. Robinson forced
F. Robinson (third to second) [Buford scored (error by Clarke)
(unearned) (no RBI), B. Robinson to first]; Rettenmund popped to
catcher in foul territory; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles
1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Kenney struck out; Munson popped to shortstop;
Murcer walked; White flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Johnson flied out to center; Motton was called out
on strikes; Etchebarren walked; Palmer flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Blomberg grounded out (pitcher unassisted); Cater
grounded out (first unassisted); Clarke flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Buford struck out; Belanger flied out to center; F.
Robinson walked; B. Robinson forced F. Robinson (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Michael grounded out (third to first); Kekich
struck out; Kenney struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 1,
Yankees 0.

ORIOLES 4TH: Rettenmund walked; Johnson homered [Rettenmund
scored]; Motton grounded out (third to first); Etchebarren
struck out; Palmer flied out to right; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Munson flied out to right; Murcer walked; Palmer
threw a wild pitch [Murcer to second]; White walked; Blomberg
was called out on strikes; Cater grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 3, Yankees 0.

ORIOLES 5TH: Buford walked; Belanger out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Buford to second]; F. Robinson was walked
intentionally; B. Robinson flied out to right [Buford to third];
Rettenmund forced F. Robinson (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Clarke flied out to center; Michael was called out
on strikes; Kekich grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Yankees 0.

ORIOLES 6TH: Johnson was called out on strikes; Motton struck
out; Etchebarren grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 6TH: DALRYMPLE REPLACED ETCHEBARREN (PLAYING C ); Kenney
singled to left; Palmer threw a wild pitch [Kenney to second];
Munson flied out to right; Murcer walked; White singled to right
[Kenney scored, Murcer to third]; Blomberg flied out to left;
Cater flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Yankees 1.

ORIOLES 7TH: Palmer flied out to left; Buford popped to
shortstop; Belanger flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke singled to right; Michael forced Clarke
(shortstop to second) [Michael to first]; GIBBS BATTED FOR
KEKICH; Gibbs grounded out (first to pitcher) [Michael to
second]; Kenney flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 3, Yankees 1.

ORIOLES 8TH: AKER REPLACED GIBBS (PITCHING); F. Robinson
grounded out (third to first); B. Robinson walked; Aker threw a
wild pitch [B. Robinson to second]; Rettenmund grounded out
(third to first); Johnson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson lined to shortstop; Murcer grounded out
(pitcher to first); White popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 3, Yankees 1.

ORIOLES 9TH: SHOPAY BATTED FOR MOTTON; Shopay walked; Dalrymple
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Shopay to second];
Palmer grounded out (second to first) [Shopay to third]; Buford
was walked intentionally; Buford stole second; Belanger grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Yankees 1.

YANKEES 9TH: SHOPAY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Blomberg flied
out to right; Cater popped to second; Clarke singled to center;
Michael grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 3, Yankees 1.



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