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Wednesday August 25, 1971
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With the backing of Bobby Murcer, who drove in three runs, Steve Kline pitched the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Athletics. A single by Jerry Kenney, double by Jake Gibbs and single by Murcer gave the Yankees two runs in the first inning.

Murcer added a homer in the third and Felipe Alou accounted for the Yankees' last run with a round-tripper in the fourth. Reggie Jackson and Rick Monday homered for the A's tallies. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 4, Oakland Athletics 2

Game Played on Wednesday, August 25, 1971 (Night game) at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Yankees      2  0  1    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  8  0
A's          1  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   2  9  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      A's                  AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kenney 3b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .242      Campaneris ss         4   0   0   0     0   0   .259
Gibbs c               4   1   1   0     0   0   .202      Blefary lf            4   0   2   0     0   0   .242
Murcer cf             4   1   2   3     0   0   .323      Jackson rf            4   1   1   1     0   1   .269
White lf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .280      Epstein 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .240
Alou rf               4   1   2   1     0   0   .274      Duncan c              4   0   2   0     0   0   .260
Ellis 1b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .236      Monday cf             4   1   1   1     0   0   .234
Clarke 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .239      Green 2b              3   0   1   0     0   0   .248
Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   1   .243        Davis ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .327
Kline p               2   0   0   0     1   0   .140      Brown 3b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .183
                                                            Tenace ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .292
                                                          Hunter p              3   0   1   0     0   0   .349

Totals               34   4   8   4     1   2             Totals               35   2   9   2     0   1

Time of Game: 1:54   Attendance:  5,950
Left on Base: Yankees 4, A's 6
DP: Yankees 1, A's 1
Errors: Duncan
Doubles: Gibbs (6), Alou (15)
Home Runs: Murcer (23), Alou (6), Jackson (24), Monday (15)
Stolen Bases: Clarke (15)
GIDP: Campaneris (6)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline W(10-12)          9     9   2   2   0   1   2  35   2.93
Totals                  9     9   2   2   0   1   2  35

A's                    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hunter L(16-11)         9     8   4   4   1   2   2  35   3.31
Totals                  9     8   4   4   1   2   2  35

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


YANKEES 1ST: Kenney singled to left; Gibbs doubled to left
[Kenney to third]; Murcer singled to left [Kenney scored, Gibbs
scored, Murcer to second (on throw)]; White popped to shortstop;
Alou grounded out (second to first) [Murcer to third]; Ellis
popped to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Athletics 0.

ATHLETICS 1ST: Campaneris flied out to right; Blefary made an
out to third; Jackson homered; Epstein grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Athletics 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Clarke grounded out (first unassisted); Michael
made an out to third; Kline flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 2, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Duncan singled to shortstop; Monday forced Duncan
(pitcher to shortstop); Green forced Monday (third to second);
Brown grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 2, Athletics 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); Gibbs
flied out to right; Murcer homered; White lined to center; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Hunter singled to center; Campaneris grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Hunter out at
second]; Blefary singled to right; Jackson struck out; 0 R, 2 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Athletics 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Alou homered; Ellis struck out; Clarke singled to
center; Clarke stole second [Clarke to third (error by Duncan)];
On a bunt Michael hit into a double play (third to shortstop)
[Clarke out at home]; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4,
Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Epstein popped to third in foul territory; Duncan
singled to center; Monday flied out to left; Green singled to
second [Duncan to second]; Brown forced Green (second to
shortstop); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Kline grounded out (shortstop to first); Kenney
flied out to center; Gibbs grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Hunter grounded out (third to first); Campaneris
made an out to first; Blefary singled to right; Jackson popped
to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer flied out to left; White grounded out (third
to first); Alou doubled to center; Ellis flied out to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Epstein lined to second; Duncan grounded out
(third to first); Monday homered; Green grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Clarke flied out to left; Michael struck out; Kline
walked; Kenney flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
4, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Brown flied out to center; Hunter popped to
catcher in foul territory; Campaneris grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Gibbs popped to third in foul territory; Murcer
flied out to center; White lined to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Yankees 4, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Blefary made an out to shortstop; Jackson flied
out to center; On a bunt Epstein made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); Ellis
singled to left; Clarke flied out to left; Michael lined to
right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 2.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Duncan made an out to first; Monday grounded out
(shortstop to first); DAVIS BATTED FOR GREEN; Davis singled to
left; TENACE BATTED FOR BROWN; Tenace popped to second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 4, Athletics 2.



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