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Saturday August 28, 1971
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An unearned run in the eighth inning enabled the Royals to defeat the Yankees, 4-3. Ron Blomberg provided the Yankees' entire attack, driving in all their runs with a pair of homers.

After Blomberg's second smash put the Yankees ahead, 3-2, in the sixth inning, the Royals tied the score in their half on a triple by Lou Piniella and single by Bob Oliver. Piniella beat out an infield hit to Jerry Kenney in the eighth, raced to third on his wild throw and scored the winning run on a single by Oliver. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 4, New York Yankees 3

Game Played on Saturday, August 28, 1971 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    2  0  1    0  0  0  -   3 10  1
Royals       1  0  1    0  0  1    0  1  x  -   4 12  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kenney 3b             5   0   2   0     0   0   .245      Patek ss              4   1   2   0     0   1   .287
Munson c              4   0   2   0     0   0   .255      Schaal 3b             3   1   1   0     1   0   .262
Murcer cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .320      Otis cf               3   0   1   1     0   0   .305
White lf              4   1   1   0     0   0   .282      Piniella lf           4   2   2   1     0   0   .266
Blomberg rf           4   2   2   3     0   0   .328      Oliver rf             4   0   2   2     0   1   .253
Cater 1b              3   0   2   0     1   0   .270      Harrison 1b           4   0   0   0     0   0   .239
Clarke 2b             3   0   1   0     1   0   .238      Knoop 2b              4   0   2   0     0   0   .207
Baker ss              3   0   0   0     0   1   .109      May c                 3   0   2   0     0   0   .250
  Alou ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .270      Hedlund p             3   0   0   0     0   1   .078
Peterson p            3   0   0   0     0   0   .075
  Gibbs ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .201

Totals               35   3  10   3     2   1             Totals               32   4  12   4     1   3

Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 15,845
Left on Base: Yankees 7, Royals 6
DP: Yankees 3, Royals 1
Errors: Kenney
Doubles: Patek (19)
Triples: Piniella (5)
Home Runs: Blomberg 2 (6)
Caught Stealing: Clarke (6)
Sacrifice Flies: Otis (5)
GIDP: Baker (2), Otis (16), Knoop (4)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Peterson L(13-9)        8    12   4   3   1   3   0  34   2.97
Totals                  8    12   4   3   1   3   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hedlund W(12-6)         9    10   3   3   2   1   2  37   2.95
Totals                  9    10   3   3   2   1   2  37

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


YANKEES 1ST: Kenney singled to center; Munson singled to left
[Kenney to second]; Murcer flied out to center; White grounded
out (first unassisted) [Kenney to third, Munson to second];
Blomberg grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek struck out; Schaal singled to right; Otis
singled to right [Schaal to third]; Piniella forced Otis
(shortstop to second) [Schaal scored]; Oliver lined to center; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater walked; Clarke walked [Cater to second];
Baker grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Cater to third, Clarke out at second]; Peterson flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: Harrison grounded out (shortstop to first); Knoop
singled to shortstop; May popped to third in foul territory;
Hedlund struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
grounded out (second to first); Murcer grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Patek doubled to right; Schaal grounded out (second
to first) [Patek to third]; Otis lined out on a sacrifice fly to
center [Patek scored]; Piniella grounded out (first unassisted);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 2.

YANKEES 4TH: White singled to right; Blomberg homered [White
scored]; Cater grounded out (pitcher to first); Clarke singled
to right; Clarke was picked off and caught stealing second
(pitcher to first); Baker was called out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: Oliver struck out; Harrison grounded out (second to
first); Knoop singled to left; May singled to left [Knoop to
third]; Hedlund forced May (third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Peterson grounded out (first unassisted); Kenney
flied out to center; Munson singled to left; Murcer made an out
to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Patek grounded out (pitcher to first); Schaal
walked; Otis grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Schaal out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Royals 2.

YANKEES 6TH: White grounded out (catcher to first); Blomberg
homered; Cater singled to left; Clarke flied out to center;
Baker grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Piniella tripled to left; Oliver singled to left
[Piniella scored]; Harrison lined to second; Knoop grounded into
a double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Oliver out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 3.

YANKEES 7TH: Peterson popped to catcher in foul territory;
Kenney singled to center; Munson flied out to left; Murcer flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 3.

ROYALS 7TH: May singled to center; On a bunt Hedlund hit into a
double play (third to second) [May out at second]; Patek singled
to right; Schaal grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 3.

YANKEES 8TH: White grounded out (pitcher to first); Blomberg
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cater singled to center; Clarke
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Otis grounded out (pitcher to first); Piniella
singled to third [Piniella to third (error by Kenney)]; Oliver
singled to center [Piniella scored (unearned)]; Harrison flied
out to center; Knoop forced Oliver (shortstop to second); 1 R (0
ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Royals 4.

YANKEES 9TH: ALOU BATTED FOR BAKER; Alou popped to first in foul
territory; GIBBS BATTED FOR PETERSON; Gibbs flied out to left;
Kenney grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 3, Royals 4.



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