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Thursday August 12, 1971
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Strong pitching by Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich escorted the Yankees to 3-0 and 2-1 victories in a twi-night doubleheader with the Angels. The second game was decided in the 11th inning when Gene Michael, batting for Kekich, doubled and Bobby Murcer singled to drive him home. Kekich allowed only four hits before stepping out for Murcer.

Peterson scattered nine hits in the opener and turned in his fifth straight complete game. Roy White backed Peterson with three hits and drove in two runs. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 3, California Angels 0 (Game 1)

Game Played on Thursday, August 12, 1971 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

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


Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Alomar 2b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .265      Clarke 2b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .244
Berry cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .204      Munson c              3   1   1   0     0   1   .258
McMullen 3b           4   0   1   0     0   1   .254      Murcer cf             4   1   1   0     0   1   .335
Cowan lf              3   0   2   0     1   0   .320      White lf              3   0   3   2     1   0   .289
Fregosi ss            4   0   2   0     0   0   .204      Cater 3b,1b           3   0   1   0     1   0   .262
Spencer 1b            4   0   0   0     0   2   .237      Swoboda rf            3   0   1   1     1   1   .256
T. Reynolds rf        4   0   0   0     0   0   .200      Ellis 1b              3   0   1   0     1   1   .233
Moses c               3   0   0   0     0   0   .234        Kenney pr,3b        0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
May p                 1   0   0   0     0   1   .170      Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   1   .246
  Rivers ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .262      Peterson p            4   0   0   0     0   4   .083
  Queen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  O'Brien ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .198
  Fisher p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   0   9   0     1   4             Totals               31   3   9   3     4   9

Time of Game: 2:12
Left on Base: Angels 7, Yankees 9
DP: Angels 1, Yankees 3
Errors: McMullen, Moses
Doubles: Cowan (8), McMullen (16), White 2 (18), Swoboda (1)
Caught Stealing: White (7)
Sacrifice Hits: Munson (3)
GIDP: Berry (11), Cowan (1), T. Reynolds (6)


Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
May L(7-8)              5     7   3   3   3   5   0  25   2.88
Queen                   2     0   0   0   1   3   0   7   1.69
Fisher                  1     2   0   0   0   1   0   4   2.18
Totals                  8     9   3   3   4   9   0  36

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson W(12-7)        9     9   0   0   1   4   0  34   3.09
Totals                  9     9   0   0   1   4   0  34

Wild Pitches: Peterson (5)

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


ANGELS 1ST: Alomar singled to center; Berry grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Alomar out at
second]; McMullen flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Angels 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to left; Munson out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Clarke to second]; Murcer popped to
second; White singled to left [Clarke scored]; White was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Angels 0, Yankees 1.

ANGELS 2ND: Cowan doubled to center; Fregosi flied out to right;
Spencer flied out to right [Cowan to third]; T. Reynolds
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 0,
Yankees 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater singled to left; Swoboda walked [Cater to
second]; Ellis struck out; Michael popped to second; Peterson
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 0,
Yankees 1.

ANGELS 3RD: Moses flied out to center; May was called out on
strikes; Alomar grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
singled to center; Murcer singled to right [Munson to third];
White doubled to center [Munson scored, Murcer to third]; Cater
was walked intentionally; Swoboda grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Murcer scored, White to third, Cater to second]; Ellis
was walked intentionally; Michael flied out to right; 2 R, 3 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.

ANGELS 4TH: Berry singled to center; McMullen was called out on
strikes; Cowan grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Berry out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels
0, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Peterson struck out; Clarke flied out to center;
Munson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels
0, Yankees 3.

ANGELS 5TH: Fregosi singled to center; Spencer flied out to
right; T. Reynolds flied out to right; Moses grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 5TH: Murcer grounded out (first unassisted); White
doubled to left; Cater reached on an error by McMullen [White
stayed at second, Cater to first]; Swoboda struck out; Ellis
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.

ANGELS 6TH: RIVERS BATTED FOR MAY; On a bunt Rivers singled to
catcher; Alomar popped to first in foul territory; Berry flied
out to right; McMullen flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 6TH: QUEEN REPLACED RIVERS (PITCHING); Michael struck
out; Peterson struck out; Clarke grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.

ANGELS 7TH: Cowan singled to left; Fregosi singled to left
[Cowan to second]; Spencer struck out; T. Reynolds grounded into
a double play (third to second to first) [Fregosi out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Munson flied out to right; Murcer was called out on
strikes; Moses dropped a foul fly hit by White for an error;
White walked; Cater flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Angels 0, Yankees 3.

ANGELS 8TH: Moses flied out to left; O'BRIEN BATTED FOR QUEEN;
O'Brien grounded out (shortstop to first); Alomar singled to
left; Berry forced Alomar (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 8TH: FISHER REPLACED O'BRIEN (PITCHING); Swoboda doubled
to center; Ellis singled to right [Swoboda to third]; KENNEY RAN
FOR ELLIS; Michael lined into a double play (third unassisted)
[Swoboda out at third]; Peterson struck out (catcher to first);
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.

ANGELS 9TH: KENNEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); CATER CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); McMullen doubled to right; Cowan walked;
Peterson threw a wild pitch [McMullen to third, Cowan to
second]; Fregosi grounded out (shortstop to first); Spencer
struck out; T. Reynolds grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 0, Yankees 3.



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