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Saturday August 14, 1971
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Catfish Hunter was the winner in a pitchers' duel with Steve Kline when the Athletics scored in the ninth inning to defeat the Yankees, 1-0, for their sixth straight victory. Kline retired 13 batters in a row before Joe Rudi broke his string with a single in the ninth.

Rudi moved to second after the catch on a long fly by Reggie Jackson. After the Yankees walked Mike Epstein intentionally, Sal Bando singled to drive in the game's lone run. [The Sporting News]


Oakland Athletics 1, New York Yankees 0

Game Played on Saturday, August 14, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

A's          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  7  0
Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  0


A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Campaneris ss         4   0   1   0     0   0   .258      Kenney 3b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .246
Rudi lf               4   1   2   0     0   0   .258      Gibbs c               3   0   0   0     1   0   .193
Jackson rf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .265      Murcer cf             4   0   3   0     0   0   .336
Epstein 1b            3   0   0   0     1   1   .241      White lf              3   0   0   0     1   1   .284
  Odom pr             0   0   0   0     0   0   .139      Blomberg rf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .342
  Hegan 1b            0   0   0   0     0   0   .227      Cater 1b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .263
Bando 3b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .281      Clarke 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .245
Mangual cf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .296      Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   0   .249
Duncan c              4   0   0   0     0   2   .246      Kline p               3   0   0   0     0   0   .148
Green 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .251
Hunter p              3   0   1   0     0   1   .351

Totals               33   1   7   1     1   5             Totals               32   0   6   0     3   2

Time of Game: 2:03   Attendance: 16,318
Left on Base: A's 6, Yankees 8
DP: A's 1, Yankees 1
Doubles: Murcer (20)
Stolen Bases: Clarke (14)
GIDP: Mangual (6), White (7)


A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter W(15-10)         9     6   0   0   3   2   0  35   3.39
Totals                  9     6   0   0   3   2   0  35

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline L(9-11)           9     7   1   1   1   5   0  34   2.94
Totals                  9     7   1   1   1   5   0  34

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


ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rudi singled to left; Jackson grounded out (second to first)
[Rudi to second]; Epstein grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Kenney grounded out (second to first); Gibbs
walked; Murcer singled to right [Gibbs to third]; White grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Murcer out at
second]; Bobby Murcer spiked in right leg; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Bando singled to right; Mangual grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Bando out at
second]; Duncan grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Blomberg singled to center; Cater singled to center
[Blomberg to third]; Clarke flied out to left; Michael popped to
shortstop; Kline made an out to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Green grounded out (third to first); Hunter
singled to right; Campaneris singled to center [Hunter to
second]; Rudi forced Campaneris (third to second) [Hunter to
third]; Jackson was called out on strikes; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Kenney walked; Gibbs lined to center; Murcer
singled to right [Kenney to second]; White forced Murcer (second
to shortstop); Blomberg struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Epstein flied out to left; Bando flied out to
left; Mangual singled to left; Duncan struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Cater lined to left; Clarke lined to second;
Michael popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Green grounded out (third to first); Hunter
struck out; Campaneris grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Kline flied out to center; Kenney grounded out
(third to first); Gibbs flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Rudi grounded out (pitcher to first); Jackson
grounded out (third to first); Epstein struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer flied out to left; White struck out;
Blomberg flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics
0, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Bando made an out to third; Mangual flied out to
left; Duncan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 7TH: Cater grounded out (third to first); Clarke singled
to first; Clarke stole second; Michael popped to catcher in foul
territory; Kline grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Green grounded out (shortstop to first); Hunter
flied out to center; Campaneris grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 8TH: Kenney grounded out (pitcher to first); Gibbs
popped to shortstop; Murcer doubled; White was walked
intentionally; Blomberg flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Athletics 0, Yankees 0.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Rudi singled to shortstop; Jackson flied out to
center [Rudi to second]; Epstein was walked intentionally; ODOM
RAN FOR EPSTEIN; Bando singled to center [Rudi scored, Odom to
second]; Mangual flied out to left; Duncan flied out to left; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 9TH: HEGAN REPLACED ODOM (PLAYING 1B); Cater lined to
left; Clarke lined to shortstop; Michael flied out to right;
Steve Kline: 87 pitches; Jim Hunter: 109 pitches; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Yankees 0.



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