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Monday September 6, 1971
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After Ron Swoboda's heroics enabled the Yankees to win the first game of a doubleheader, 5-3, Stan Bahnsen pitched a six-hitter in the second game and shut out the Red Sox, 3-0. The Yankees trailed in the lidlifter, 3-2, before rallying for three runs in the eighth inning. Jake Gibbs homered to tie the score. After singles by Felipe Alou and Roy White, plus an error by Reggie Smith, Ron Swoboda batted for Ron Blomberg and singled to drive in the Yankees' winning runs. Swoboda went to right field after his pinch-hitting chore and saved the game in the ninth inning with a leaping catch that deprived Smith of a two-run homer.

In the nightcap, Horace Clarke drove in two runs with a triple in the eighth inning and scored himself when White tied an A. L. record with his 16th sacrifice fly of the season. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 5, Boston Red Sox 3 (Game 1)

Game Played on Monday, September 6, 1971 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Red Sox      0  1  1    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3  8  1
Yankees      0  0  0    1  0  0    1  3  x  -   5 14  1


Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kennedy 2b            4   2   2   1     0   0   .277      Kenney 3b             4   0   1   1     0   1   .252
Aparicio ss           4   0   0   0     0   0   .224      Gibbs c               4   2   2   1     0   0   .207
Yastrzemski lf        3   0   1   0     1   0   .261      Alou cf               4   1   2   0     0   1   .277
Smith cf              3   1   1   1     0   1   .294      White lf              4   1   1   0     0   0   .280
Conigliaro rf         4   0   1   0     0   0   .268      Blomberg rf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .319
Fiore 1b              4   0   1   0     0   1   .150        Swoboda ph,rf       1   0   1   2     0   0   .260
Gagliano 3b           3   0   2   1     0   0   .322      Cater 1b              4   1   4   1     0   0   .280
Montgomery c          3   0   0   0     0   1   .250      Clarke 2b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .243
Culp p                3   0   0   0     0   3   .127      Baker ss              2   0   1   0     0   1   .136
  Lee p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .227      Kline p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .148
                                                            Munson ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .258
                                                            Hambright p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .500

Totals               31   3   8   3     1   6             Totals               33   5  14   5     0   5

Time of Game: 2:22
Left on Base: Red Sox 3, Yankees 5
DP: Red Sox 0, Yankees 2
Errors: Smith, Baker
Doubles: Cater (16), Baker (2)
Home Runs: Kennedy (5), Gibbs (5)
Caught Stealing: Fiore (3)
Sacrifice Hits: Baker (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Smith (4)
GIDP: Fiore (1), Montgomery (5)


Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Culp L(14-14)           7    12   5   5   0   5   1  31   3.56
Lee                     1     2   0   0   0   0   0   3   2.65
Totals                  8    14   5   5   0   5   1  34

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kline                   7     8   3   3   0   4   1  26   2.92
Hambright W(2-1)        2     0   0   0   1   2   0   7   4.12
Totals                  9     8   3   3   1   6   1  33

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


RED SOX 1ST: Kennedy flied out to right; Aparicio flied out to
left; Yastrzemski grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Kenney grounded out (second to first); Gibbs
grounded out (first unassisted); Alou struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Smith singled to right; Conigliaro singled to right
[Smith to second]; Fiore grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Smith to third, Conigliaro out at second];
On a bunt Gagliano singled to third [Smith scored]; Montgomery
forced Gagliano (third to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red
Sox 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: White flied out to center; Blomberg flied out to
center; Cater doubled to left; Clarke singled to left [Cater out
at home (left to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1,
Yankees 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Culp struck out; Kennedy homered; Aparicio flied
out to center; Yastrzemski grounded out (second to first); 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Baker struck out; Kline struck out; On a bunt
Kenney struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Yankees 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Smith was called out on strikes; Conigliaro
grounded out (third to first); Fiore singled to right; Fiore was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Red Sox 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Gibbs singled to center; Alou singled to center
[Gibbs to second]; White popped to second; Blomberg forced Alou
(second to shortstop) [Gibbs to third]; Cater singled to left
[Gibbs scored, Blomberg to second]; Clarke flied out to left; 1
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Yankees 1.

RED SOX 5TH: Gagliano singled to center; Montgomery grounded
into a double play (third to second to first) [Gagliano out at
second]; Culp struck out; Lights turned on; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Baker doubled; On a bunt Kline grounded out
(pitcher to second) [Baker stayed at second]; Kenney flied out
to right [Baker to third]; Gibbs flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Yankees 1.

RED SOX 6TH: Kennedy singled to right; Aparicio grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Kennedy to second]; Yastrzemski singled to
pitcher [Kennedy to third]; Smith hit a sacrifice fly to center
[Kennedy scored]; Conigliaro flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Alou grounded out (third to first); White popped to
second; Blomberg grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.

RED SOX 7TH: Fiore made an out to shortstop; Gagliano grounded
out (shortstop to first); Montgomery was called out on strikes;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Cater singled to second; Clarke singled to right
[Cater to second]; Baker out on a sacrifice bunt (first to
second) [Cater to third, Clarke to second]; MUNSON BATTED FOR
KLINE; Munson was called out on strikes; Kenney singled to left
[Cater scored, Clarke out at home (left to catcher)]; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Yankees 2.

RED SOX 8TH: HAMBRIGHT REPLACED MUNSON (PITCHING); Culp was
called out on strikes; Kennedy grounded out (second to first);
Aparicio grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Red Sox 3, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Gibbs homered; Alou singled to left; White singled
to center [Alou to third, White to second (error by Smith)]; LEE
REPLACED CULP (PITCHING); SWOBODA BATTED FOR BLOMBERG; Swoboda
singled to left [Alou scored, White scored]; Cater singled to
left [Swoboda to second]; Swoboda was picked off second (catcher
to shortstop); Clarke lined to right; Cater was picked off first
(pitcher to first); 3 R, 5 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Yankees 5.

RED SOX 9TH: SWOBODA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Baker dropped
a foul fly hit by Yastrzemski for an error; Yastrzemski walked;
Smith flied out to right; Conigliaro flied out to center; Fiore
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 3, Yankees 5.



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