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The Yankees piled up 11 runs in the first two innings and breezed to an 11-1 victory over the Senators. Jim Shellenback, who had beaten the Yankees the last three previous times he had faced them, was kayoed in the first without retiring a batter. Horace Clarke walked, Thurman Munson and Bobby Murcer singled and Roy White walked before Shellenback departed. A pair of passed balls and a wild pitch by Casey Cox followed as the Yankees took a 4-0 lead.

The Yankees turned the game into a rout with seven runs in the second. Singles by Clarke, Munson, Murcer and White produced two runs before Felipe Alou homered with two men on base. Clarke, coming up later for his second time at bat in the stanza, doubled off Mike Thompson to add two more runs. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 11, Washington Senators 1

Game Played on Thursday, September 2, 1971 (Night game) at Yankee Stadium I

Senators     0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  4  1
Yankees      4  7  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -  11 13  0


Senators             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Unser cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .275      Clarke 2b             4   2   2   2     1   0   .240
Nelson 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .269      Munson c              5   2   3   0     0   0   .261
Mincher 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .290      Murcer cf             4   2   2   2     1   0   .323
McCraw lf             4   0   0   0     0   3   .214      White lf              4   2   2   1     1   0   .282
Biittner rf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .277      Alou 1b               3   1   2   3     2   0   .275
Billings c            4   0   0   0     0   0   .244      Cater 3b              5   1   2   1     0   0   .271
Allen 2b              2   1   1   0     1   0   .258      Swoboda rf            1   0   0   0     0   0   .257
Cullen ss             2   0   0   0     0   0   .191        Blomberg pr,rf      2   1   0   0     0   1   .329
  Riddleberger p      0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Michael ss            3   0   0   0     1   1   .240
  Burroughs ph        1   0   1   1     0   0   .277      Bahnsen p             3   0   0   0     0   1   .123
  Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Shellenback p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .148
  Cox p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .080
  Thompson p          0   0   0   0     1   0   .071
  Harrah ph,ss        2   0   0   0     0   0   .213

Totals               31   1   4   1     2   4             Totals               34  11  13   9     6   3

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance:  7,461
Left on Base: Senators 5, Yankees 7
DP: Senators 2, Yankees 0
Errors: McCraw
Doubles: Allen (6), Clarke (19)
Home Runs: Alou (7)
Sacrifice Hits: Bahnsen (7)
GIDP: Murcer (8), Cater (18)
Hit by Pitch: Swoboda (3,by Thompson)


Senators               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Shellenback L(3-10)     0     2   4   4   2   0   0   4   3.65
Cox                     1     5   5   5   2   0   1  10   3.59
Thompson                3     2   2   2   1   3   0  13   5.13
Riddleberger            2     3   0   0   0   0   0   8   3.54
Pina                    2     1   0   0   1   0   0   7   3.60
Totals                  8    13  11  11   6   3   1  42

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bahnsen W(11-10)        9     4   1   1   2   4   0  33   3.56
Totals                  9     4   1   1   2   4   0  33

Passed Balls: Billings 2 (13)
Hit by Pitch: Thompson (3)
Wild Pitches: Cox (5), Thompson (6)
Balks: Bahnsen (1)

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


SENATORS 1ST: Unser popped to third in foul territory; Nelson
grounded out (third to first); Mincher singled to left; McCraw
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0,
Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke walked; Munson singled to left [Clarke to
third, Munson to second (error by McCraw)]; Billings allowed a
passed ball [Clarke scored, Munson to third]; Murcer singled to
right [Munson scored]; White walked [Murcer to second]; COX
REPLACED SHELLENBACK (PITCHING); Billings allowed a passed ball
[Murcer to third, White to second]; Cox threw a wild pitch
[Murcer scored, White to third]; Alou walked; Cater grounded out
(second to first) [White scored, Alou to second]; Swoboda
grounded out (shortstop to first); Michael was walked
intentionally; Bahnsen popped to first; 4 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
Senators 0, Yankees 4.

SENATORS 2ND: Biittner popped to third in foul territory;
Billings grounded out (second to first); Allen lined to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 2ND: Clarke singled to left; Munson singled to left
[Clarke to second]; Murcer singled to center [Clarke scored,
Munson to third]; White singled to center [Munson scored, Murcer
to third]; Alou homered [Murcer scored, White scored]; THOMPSON
REPLACED COX (PITCHING); Cater singled to left; Swoboda was hit
by a pitch [Cater to second]; BLOMBERG RAN FOR SWOBODA; Michael
struck out; Bahnsen out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Blomberg to second, Cater to third]; Clarke doubled to left
[Cater scored, Blomberg scored]; Munson grounded out (pitcher to
first); 7 R, 7 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 11.

SENATORS 3RD: BLOMBERG STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Cullen
grounded out (shortstop to first); Thompson walked; Unser
singled to center [Thompson to third, Unser to second (on
throw)]; Nelson struck out; Mincher flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 11.

YANKEES 3RD: Murcer grounded out (first unassisted); White
grounded out (second to first); Alou walked; Thompson threw a
wild pitch [Alou to second]; Cater grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 11.

SENATORS 4TH: McCraw struck out; Biittner flied out to left;
Billings flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0,
Yankees 11.

YANKEES 4TH: Blomberg was called out on strikes; Michael
grounded out (shortstop to first); Bahnsen struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 11.

SENATORS 5TH: Allen doubled; Cullen flied out to right; HARRAH
BATTED FOR THOMPSON; Harrah grounded out (pitcher to first);
Unser grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Senators 0, Yankees 11.

YANKEES 5TH: HARRAH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); RIDDLEBERGER
REPLACED CULLEN (PITCHING); Clarke grounded out (shortstop to
first); Munson singled to shortstop; Murcer grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Munson out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 11.

SENATORS 6TH: Nelson flied out to center; Mincher flied out to
center; McCraw struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 0,
Yankees 11.

YANKEES 6TH: White popped to first in foul territory; Alou
singled to second; On a bunt Cater singled to third [Alou to
second]; Blomberg forced Cater (second to shortstop) [Alou to
third]; Michael grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Senators 0, Yankees 11.

SENATORS 7TH: Biittner flied out to left; Billings grounded out
(shortstop to first); Allen walked; BURROUGHS BATTED FOR
RIDDLEBERGER; Bahnsen balked [Allen to second]; Burroughs
singled to left [Allen scored]; Harrah forced Burroughs (second
to shortstop); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 1, Yankees 11.

YANKEES 7TH: PINA REPLACED BURROUGHS (PITCHING); Bahnsen popped
to third in foul territory; Clarke flied out to left; Munson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Senators 1, Yankees 11.

SENATORS 8TH: Unser grounded out (second to first); Nelson
grounded out (shortstop to first); Mincher flied out to center;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Senators 1, Yankees 11.

YANKEES 8TH: Murcer walked; White singled to center [Murcer to
third]; Alou popped to second; Cater grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [White out at second]; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Senators 1, Yankees 11.

SENATORS 9TH: McCraw lined to left; Biittner flied out to
center; Billings grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Senators 1, Yankees 11.



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