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Sunday September 5, 1971
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After building up a 6-1 lead, the Yankees withstood a rally by the Tigers to emerge with a 6-5 victory. Manager Billy Martin tied a major league record by using six pinch-hitters in the eighth inning when the Tigers scored four runs.

Cesar Gutierrez, the first pinch-hitter, singled and was forced by Aurelio Rodriguez, who scored on a triple by Tony Taylor. After Norm Cash singled to drive in Taylor, the Tigers used five pinch-hitters in a row. Gates Brown lined out, but Jim Northrup doubled to produce two runs. Dick McAuliffe walked and Dalton Jones was safe on an error, but Kevin Collins, as the last pinch-hitter, flied out. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 6, Detroit Tigers 5

Game Played on Sunday, September 5, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Tigers       1  0  0    0  0  0    4  0  0  -   5 10  1
Yankees      1  0  2    1  2  0    0  0  x  -   6  8  1


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Rodriguez 3b          5   1   1   0     0   0   .240      Clarke 2b             4   2   2   1     1   0   .241
Taylor 2b             3   2   1   1     1   0   .258      Munson c              3   1   1   0     1   1   .259
Kaline rf             3   1   1   0     2   0   .299      Murcer cf             2   1   1   0     2   0   .322
Cash 1b               5   1   2   2     0   0   .294      White lf              3   0   0   1     0   1   .281
Hosley c              2   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Alou 1b               3   1   1   1     1   1   .275
  Price c             1   0   0   0     0   0   .245      Cater 3b              4   0   2   0     0   0   .273
  G. Brown ph,lf      2   0   0   0     0   1   .384      Swoboda rf            1   0   0   0     1   0   .256
Stanley cf            3   0   1   0     0   0   .280        Blomberg ph,rf      1   0   1   1     0   0   .325
  Northrup ph,cf      2   0   1   2     0   0   .271      Michael ss            3   1   0   0     1   0   .238
Lane lf               3   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Kekich p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .154
  McAuliffe ph,ss     1   0   0   0     1   0   .210        McDaniel p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .111
Brinkman ss           2   0   1   0     1   0   .224        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Jones ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .241
  Lamont c            0   0   0   0     0   0   .067
Cain p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .143
  Timmermann p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .091
  Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Gutierrez ph        1   0   1   0     0   0   .188
  Collins ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .235
  Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .250

Totals               37   5  10   5     5   1             Totals               26   6   8   4     7   4

Time of Game: 3:03   Attendance: 12,366
Left on Base: Tigers 11, Yankees 7
DP: Tigers 1, Yankees 0
Errors: Cain, Clarke
Doubles: Brinkman (16), Northrup (23), Munson (14), Murcer (23)
Triples: Taylor (1)
Stolen Bases: Taylor (4), Kaline (4), Murcer (14)
Caught Stealing: Blomberg (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Taylor (2), Kekich (6), Aker (3)
Sacrifice Flies: White (15), Blomberg (2)
GIDP: Cater (19)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cain L(8-9)             4     4   5   5   5   2   0  21   4.33
Timmermann              0.1   2   1   1   0   1   0   3   4.15
Perranoski              1.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   5   6.02
Scherman                2     2   0   0   2   0   0   8   2.59
Totals                  8     8   6   6   7   4   0  37

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kekich W(9-7)           6.1   7   3   3   3   0   0  29   3.61
McDaniel                0.1   2   2   2   1   0   0   4   5.05
Aker SV(4)              2.1   1   0   0   1   1   0  10   2.57
Totals                  9    10   5   5   5   1   0  43

Wild Pitches: Cain (5), Kekich (8)

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


TIGERS 1ST: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Taylor
walked; Taylor stole second; Kaline walked; Cash singled to left
[Taylor scored, Kaline to third]; Hosley made an out to second;
Stanley forced Cash (shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Tigers 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke walked; Munson walked [Clarke to second];
Murcer flied out to right [Clarke to third]; White hit a
sacrifice fly to center [Clarke scored]; Alou struck out; 1 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Lane grounded out (third to first); Brinkman walked;
Kekich threw a wild pitch [Brinkman to second]; Cain grounded
out (pitcher to first) [Brinkman to third]; Rodriguez made an
out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 2ND: Cater singled to left; Swoboda flied out to center;
Michael flied out to left; Kekich struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Taylor flied out to left; Kaline singled to center;
Cash flied out to right; Kaline stole second; Hosley popped to
first in foul territory; Ron Swoboda stole HR from Norm
Cash; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke singled; Munson doubled [Clarke to third];
Murcer walked while Clarke advanced to home and Munson advanced
to third on a wild pitch; White popped to second; Murcer was
picked off first but was safe on an error by Cain [Munson
scored, Murcer to second]; Alou lined to left; Cater grounded
out (third to first); 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 3.

TIGERS 4TH: Stanley grounded out (third to first); Lane flied
out to right; Brinkman doubled to left; Cain popped to catcher
in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 4TH: Swoboda walked; On a bunt Michael forced Swoboda
(third to shortstop); Kekich out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Michael to second]; Clarke singled to center [Michael
scored]; Munson forced Clarke (shortstop to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 4.

TIGERS 5TH: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); Taylor
grounded out (second to first); Kaline lined to left; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 5TH: Murcer walked; TIMMERMANN REPLACED CAIN (PITCHING);
Murcer stole second; White struck out; Alou singled to right
[Murcer scored, Alou to second (on throw)]; PRICE REPLACED
HOSLEY (PLAYING C ); Cater singled to center [Alou to third];
Tim Hosley hurt in collision; BLOMBERG BATTED FOR SWOBODA;
PERRANOSKI REPLACED TIMMERMANN (PITCHING); Blomberg hit a
sacrifice fly to left [Alou scored]; Michael forced Cater
(shortstop to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees
6.

TIGERS 6TH: BLOMBERG STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Cash flied out
to left; Price flied out to left; Stanley singled to center;
Lane singled to shortstop [Stanley to second]; Brinkman flied
out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 6TH: Kekich grounded out (second to first); Clarke
grounded out (second to first); Munson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Yankees 6.

TIGERS 7TH: GUTIERREZ BATTED FOR PERRANOSKI; Gutierrez singled
to right; Rodriguez forced Gutierrez (shortstop to second);
Taylor tripled to right [Rodriguez scored]; MCDANIEL REPLACED
KEKICH (PITCHING); Kaline walked; Cash singled to right [Taylor
scored, Kaline to second]; G. BROWN BATTED FOR PRICE; G. Brown
lined to right; NORTHRUP BATTED FOR STANLEY; Northrup doubled to
left [Kaline scored, Cash scored]; MCAULIFFE BATTED FOR LANE;
AKER REPLACED MCDANIEL (PITCHING); McAuliffe walked; JONES
BATTED FOR BRINKMAN; Jones reached on an error by Clarke
[Northrup to third, McAuliffe to second, Jones to first];
COLLINS BATTED FOR GUTIERREZ; Collins flied out to center; 4 R,
4 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 6.

YANKEES 7TH: LAMONT REPLACED JONES (PLAYING C ); G. BROWN STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING LF); NORTHRUP STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF);
MCAULIFFE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); SCHERMAN REPLACED COLLINS
(PITCHING); Murcer doubled to right; White flied out to right;
Alou walked; Cater grounded into a double play (second to first)
[Alou out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 6.

TIGERS 8TH: Rodriguez singled to right; Taylor out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Rodriguez to second]; Kaline
grounded out (second to first) [Rodriguez to third]; Cash
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5,
Yankees 6.

YANKEES 8TH: Blomberg singled to right; Blomberg was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Michael walked; Aker out on
a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Michael to second]; Clarke
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 6.

TIGERS 9TH: G. Brown struck out; Northrup grounded out (first to
pitcher); McAuliffe grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Yankees 6.



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