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Sunday August 29, 1971
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The Yankees piled up 17 hits, including seven during a six-run explosion in the fifth inning, to defeat the Royals, 10-3. Jerry Kenney, Thurman Munson, Bobby Murcer and Felipe Alou hit singles for two runs in the fifth and Ron Blomberg homered to add three more, chasing Dick Drago. Danny Cater greeted Tom Burgmeier with a circuit clout and Gene Michael added a single for the Yankees' seventh hit in the stanza before it ended.

Mel Stottlemyre was forced to quit the mound with one out in the Royals' half of the fifth because of a pulled back muscle and, as a result, failed to receive credit for the victory. The decision instead went to reliever Al Closter. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 10, Kansas City Royals 3

Game Played on Sunday, August 29, 1971 (Day game) at Municipal Stadium

Yankees      0  0  1    0  6  0    3  0  0  -  10 17  1
Royals       0  0  1    1  0  0    1  0  0  -   3 11  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kenney 3b             4   1   2   2     1   1   .248      Patek ss              5   0   2   0     0   2   .288
Munson c              4   1   2   0     0   0   .257      Keough rf             3   0   1   1     0   0   .265
Murcer cf             4   1   3   2     1   0   .324        Harrison ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .236
Alou lf               5   1   1   1     0   0   .269        Butler p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .100
Blomberg rf           5   2   3   3     0   0   .338        Paepke ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .206
Cater 1b              5   1   2   1     0   0   .272      Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .302
Clarke 2b             4   1   2   1     1   1   .240      Hopkins 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .274
Michael ss            4   1   1   0     1   1   .240      Piniella lf           4   0   2   0     0   0   .268
Stottlemyre p         3   1   1   0     0   0   .169      Schaal 3b             4   1   1   0     0   1   .262
  Closter p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Knoop 2b              4   1   2   1     0   1   .220
                                                          May c                 3   1   2   0     1   0   .256
                                                          Drago p               1   0   0   0     0   1   .131
                                                            Burgmeier p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .263
                                                            Wright p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .091
                                                            Clemons p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .250
                                                            Oliver ph,rf        1   0   1   1     0   0   .256

Totals               39  10  17  10     4   3             Totals               35   3  11   3     1   6

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 13,229
Left on Base: Yankees 9, Royals 8
DP: Yankees 0, Royals 1
Errors: Stottlemyre
Doubles: Murcer (22), Clarke (18), Schaal (24), Knoop 2 (4)
Home Runs: Blomberg (7), Cater (4)
Stolen Bases: Clarke (16), Murcer (13)
Caught Stealing: Piniella (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Kenney (9), Closter (1), Drago (7)
Sacrifice Flies: Oliver (3)
GIDP: Alou (14)
Hit by Pitch: Munson (6,by Drago)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre             4.1   6   2   2   1   3   0  19   2.87
Closter W(2-1)          4.2   5   1   1   0   3   0  19   2.25
Totals                  9    11   3   3   1   6   0  38

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(15-8)           4.1   9   6   6   2   0   1  23   3.11
Burgmeier               0.2   2   1   1   0   0   1   4   1.78
Wright                  1.2   2   3   3   2   0   0   9   3.66
Clemons                 0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   2   2.70
Butler                  2     2   0   0   0   3   0   8   4.28
Totals                  9    17  10  10   4   3   2  46

Hit by Pitch: Drago (8)

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


YANKEES 1ST: Kenney walked; Munson was hit by a pitch [Kenney to
second]; Murcer singled to right [Kenney out at home (right to
catcher), Munson to third]; Alou grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Murcer out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek singled to left; Patek was picked off first
but was safe on an error by Stottlemyre [Patek to second];
Keough grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis popped to third
in foul territory; Hopkins grounded out (second to first); 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Blomberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Cater
grounded out (shortstop to first); Clarke walked; Clarke stole
second; Michael grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella singled to left; Piniella was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Schaal was called out on
strikes; Knoop grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Royals 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Stottlemyre singled to center; Kenney out on a
sacrifice bunt (second to first) [Stottlemyre to second]; Munson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Murcer doubled to right
[Stottlemyre scored]; Alou flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: May singled to right; Drago out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [May to second]; Patek flied out to right;
Keough singled to center [May scored]; Otis lined to third; 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Blomberg flied out to left; Cater flied out to
center; Clarke doubled to left; Michael grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Hopkins grounded out (first to pitcher); Piniella
grounded out (shortstop to first); Schaal doubled to left; Knoop
doubled to left [Schaal scored]; May was walked intentionally;
Drago struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 1, Royals 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Stottlemyre popped to catcher in foul territory;
Kenney singled to shortstop; Munson singled to right [Kenney to
third]; Murcer singled to left [Kenney scored, Munson to
second]; Alou singled to left [Munson scored, Murcer to second];
Blomberg homered [Murcer scored, Alou scored]; BURGMEIER
REPLACED DRAGO (PITCHING); Cater homered; Clarke grounded out
(third to first); Michael singled to left; Stottlemyre forced
Michael (shortstop unassisted); 6 R, 7 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
7, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: Patek struck out; CLOSTER REPLACED STOTTLEMYRE
(PITCHING); Keough grounded out (second to first); Mel
Stottlemyre left with strained back; Otis grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7, Royals 2.

YANKEES 6TH: WRIGHT REPLACED BURGMEIER (PITCHING); Kenney
grounded out (second to first); Munson grounded out (third to
first); Murcer walked; Murcer stole second; Alou flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 7, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Hopkins grounded out (pitcher to first); Piniella
grounded out (pitcher to first); Schaal popped to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 7, Royals 2.

YANKEES 7TH: Blomberg singled to center; Cater grounded out
(second to first) [Blomberg to second]; Clarke singled to center
[Blomberg scored]; Michael walked [Clarke to second]; Closter
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Clarke to third,
Michael to second]; CLEMONS REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); Kenney
singled to center [Clarke scored, Michael scored]; Munson
singled to left [Kenney to third, Munson out at second (left to
shortstop to first)]; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 10, Royals
2.

ROYALS 7TH: Knoop doubled to left; May singled to shortstop
[Knoop to third]; OLIVER BATTED FOR CLEMONS; Oliver hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Knoop scored]; Patek was called out on
strikes; HARRISON BATTED FOR KEOUGH; Harrison was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 10, Royals 3.

YANKEES 8TH: BUTLER REPLACED HARRISON (PITCHING); OLIVER STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Murcer lined to second; Alou grounded out
(second to first); Blomberg singled to center; Cater singled to
left [Blomberg to third, Cater to second (on throw)]; Clarke
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 10, Royals 3.

ROYALS 8TH: Otis flied out to center; Hopkins grounded out
(second to first); Piniella singled to third; Schaal flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 10, Royals 3.

YANKEES 9TH: Michael struck out; Closter grounded out (shortstop
to first); Kenney was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 10, Royals 3.

ROYALS 9TH: Knoop struck out; May grounded out (shortstop to
first); Oliver singled to left; Patek singled to center [Oliver
to third]; PAEPKE BATTED FOR BUTLER; Paepke lined to center; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 10, Royals 3.



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