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Thursday September 16, 1971
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A grand-slam homer by Brooks Robinson, his second of the season and sixth of his career, enabled Pat Dobson to gain his 18th victory as the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 6-2. The Yankees took a two-run lead in the first inning, but Frank Robinson homered for the Orioles in the second and Andy Etchebarren tied the score with a circuit clout in the seventh.

Paul Blair led off with a single in the eighth and Davey Johnson walked. After Roger Hambright relieved, Merv Rettenmund went out, but Frank Robinson singled to load the bases, setting the stage for Brooks Robinson's jackpot wallop. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 6, New York Yankees 2

Game Played on Thursday, September 16, 1971 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

Yankees      2  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  8  0
Orioles      0  1  0    0  0  0    1  4  x  -   6  9  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Kenney 3b             3   1   2   0     1   0   .262      Blair cf              4   1   1   0     0   0   .254
Clarke 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .243      Johnson 2b            3   1   1   0     1   1   .287
Murcer cf             4   1   2   1     0   0   .325      Rettenmund lf         3   0   1   0     1   0   .316
White lf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .285      F. Robinson rf        3   2   2   1     1   0   .283
Blomberg rf           4   0   2   0     0   1   .322      B. Robinson 3b        4   1   1   4     0   0   .272
Ellis 1b              4   0   1   1     0   1   .237      Powell 1b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .239
Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   2   .257      Etchebarren c         4   1   2   1     0   0   .276
Michael ss            3   0   0   0     1   0   .231      Belanger ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .267
Kekich p              3   0   0   0     0   1   .152      Dobson p              3   0   0   0     0   1   .108
  Hambright p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .500
  Lyttle ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .202

Totals               34   2   8   2     2   6             Totals               31   6   9   6     4   2

Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 11,602
Left on Base: Yankees 7, Orioles 5
DP: Yankees 2, Orioles 0
Doubles: Kenney (10)
Home Runs: F. Robinson (26), Etchebarren (9), B. Robinson (18)
Caught Stealing: Kenney (9)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kekich L(10-8)          7     6   4   4   3   2   2  29   3.71
Hambright               1     3   2   2   1   0   1   6   4.43
Totals                  8     9   6   6   4   2   3  35

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dobson W(18-8)          9     8   2   2   2   6   0  36   2.97
Totals                  9     8   2   2   2   6   0  36

Wild Pitches: Hambright (2), Dobson (6)

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


YANKEES 1ST: Kenney doubled; Clarke grounded out (first
unassisted) [Kenney to third]; Murcer singled to right [Kenney
scored]; White made an out to second; Blomberg singled to right
[Murcer to third]; Ellis singled to center [Murcer scored,
Blomberg to third]; Munson struck out; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 2, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Blair flied out to center; Johnson grounded out
(second to first); Rettenmund flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Michael flied out to right; Kekich was called out
on strikes; Kenney singled to right; Clarke grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: F. Robinson homered; B. Robinson grounded out
(pitcher to first); Powell flied out to right; Etchebarren flied
out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Murcer lined to first; White grounded out
(shortstop to first); Blomberg grounded out (first unassisted);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 3RD: Belanger flied out to right; Dobson flied out to
center; Blair grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Ellis grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
flied out to left; Michael walked; Kekich popped to first in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 4TH: Johnson struck out; Rettenmund singled to center;
F. Robinson walked [Rettenmund to second]; B. Robinson hit into
a double play (third to first) [F. Robinson out at second (first
to shortstop to first)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2,
Orioles 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Kenney walked; Kenney was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); Clarke flied out to center; Murcer lined
to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 5TH: Powell grounded out (third to first); Etchebarren
flied out to left; Belanger singled to center; Dobson was called
out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

YANKEES 6TH: White singled to right; Blomberg singled to right
[White to second]; Ellis struck out; Munson struck out; Michael
flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 6TH: Blair flied out to center; Johnson singled to left;
Rettenmund walked [Johnson to second]; F. Robinson flied out to
center; B. Robinson lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Kekich grounded out (shortstop to first); Kenney
grounded out (pitcher to first); Clarke grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 1.

ORIOLES 7TH: Powell lined to center; Etchebarren homered;
Belanger made an out to second; Dobson grounded out (pitcher to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Murcer singled to center; Dobson threw a wild pitch
[Murcer to second]; White grounded out (first unassisted)
[Murcer to third]; Blomberg was called out on strikes; Ellis
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
2, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 8TH: Blair singled to center; Johnson walked [Blair to
second]; HAMBRIGHT REPLACED KEKICH (PITCHING); On a bunt
Rettenmund made an out to first; F. Robinson singled [Blair to
third, Johnson to second]; B. Robinson homered [Blair scored,
Johnson scored, F. Robinson scored]; Powell walked; Hambright
threw a wild pitch [Powell to second]; Etchebarren singled to
left [Powell to third]; Belanger lined into a double play (first
to third) [Powell out at third]; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
2, Orioles 6.

YANKEES 9TH: Munson made an out to second; Michael flied out to
center; LYTTLE BATTED FOR HAMBRIGHT; Lyttle was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 2, Orioles 6.



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