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Tuesday May 16, 1972
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A single by Bobby Murcer for his first hit in 23 times at bat sparked the Yankees to a 3-1 victory over the Indians. After hitting his single in the fifth inning, Murcer stole second and Roy White walked.

Ron Blomberg doubled to score Murcer. White beat the throw home when Thurman Munson grounded to Graig Nettles. Rich McKinney then singled to drive in Blomberg with the third run. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 3, Cleveland Indians 1

Game Played on Tuesday, May 16, 1972 (Night game) at Cleveland Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    0  3  0    0  0  0  -   3  7  2
Indians      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   1  4  1


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             5   0   2   0     0   0   .264      Unser cf              3   0   1   0     1   0   .226
Callison rf           5   0   0   0     0   0   .235        Farmer p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Murcer cf             5   1   1   0     0   0   .184      Leon ss               3   0   0   0     1   0   .195
White lf              1   1   0   0     3   0   .213      A. Johnson lf         3   0   0   1     1   1   .261
Blomberg 1b           4   1   1   1     0   0   .300      Fosse c               4   0   0   0     0   0   .289
Munson c              4   0   1   1     0   0   .325      Nettles 3b            4   0   1   0     0   1   .226
McKinney 3b           3   0   1   1     1   1   .179      Bell rf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .267
  Lanier 3b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .143      McCraw 1b             3   0   1   0     0   0   .347
Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   1   .235        Moses ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .286
Kekich p              4   0   1   0     0   0   .125      Brohamer 2b           3   0   0   0     0   2   .306
  Lyle p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Hargan p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Lamb p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Duffy ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
                                                            Riddleberger p      0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Phillips ph,cf      0   1   0   0     1   0   .000

Totals               35   3   7   3     4   2             Totals               30   1   4   1     4   4

Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance:  6,377
Left on Base: Yankees 9, Indians 6
DP: Yankees 0, Indians 1
Errors: Blomberg, Munson, Nettles
Doubles: Blomberg (4)
Stolen Bases: Clarke (2), Murcer (2), McCraw (7)
GIDP: Callison (3)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Kekich W(3-2)           7     4   1   1   3   4   0  27   2.63
Lyle SV(4)              2     0   0   0   1   0   0   7   1.54
Totals                  9     4   1   1   4   4   0  34

Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hargan L(0-1)           4.1   6   3   3   4   1   0  25   4.26
Lamb                    0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   2.13
Riddleberger            3     1   0   0   0   0   0   9   3.86
Farmer                  1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   1.69
Totals                  9     7   3   3   4   2   0  39

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Frank Umont


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to left; Callison flied out to
center; Murcer made an out to second; Clarke stole second; White
walked; Blomberg grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Unser grounded out (shortstop to first); Leon
grounded out (shortstop to first); A. Johnson walked; Fosse
forced A. Johnson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Yankees 0, Indians 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); McKinney
walked; Michael made an out to shortstop; Kekich singled to
center [McKinney to second]; Clarke reached on an error by
Nettles [McKinney to third, Kekich to second]; Callison flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Yankees 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Nettles struck out; Bell grounded out (third to
first); McCraw singled to center; McCraw stole second [McCraw to
third (error by Munson)]; Brohamer grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Indians 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Murcer made an out to second; White walked;
Blomberg flied out to center; Munson singled to left [White to
second]; McKinney was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Hargan grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); On a bunt Unser singled to pitcher; Leon flied out to
right; A. Johnson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Indians 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Michael flied out to center; Kekich grounded out
(pitcher to first); Clarke lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Fosse grounded out (third to first); Nettles flied
out to center; Bell singled to center [Bell out at second
(center to shortstop)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Indians 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Callison popped to third in foul territory; Murcer
singled to center; Murcer stole second; White walked; Blomberg
doubled to right [Murcer scored, White to third]; Munson reached
on a fielder's choice [White scored, Blomberg to third];
McKinney singled to center [Blomberg scored, Munson to second];
LAMB REPLACED HARGAN (PITCHING); Michael struck out; Kekich
forced Munson (third unassisted); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees
3, Indians 0.

INDIANS 5TH: McCraw grounded out (first to pitcher); Brohamer
was called out on strikes; DUFFY BATTED FOR LAMB; Duffy flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Indians 0.

YANKEES 6TH: RIDDLEBERGER REPLACED DUFFY (PITCHING); Clarke
singled to center; Callison grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Clarke out at second]; Murcer flied to
right in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3,
Indians 0.

INDIANS 6TH: On a bunt Unser popped to catcher in foul
territory; Leon walked; A. Johnson flied out to right; Fosse
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees
3, Indians 0.

YANKEES 7TH: White grounded out (third to first); Blomberg
grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Indians
0.

INDIANS 7TH: Nettles singled to right; Blomberg dropped a foul
fly hit by Bell for an error; Bell popped to third in foul
territory; McCraw flied out to right; Brohamer struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Indians 0.

YANKEES 8TH: McKinney grounded out (shortstop to first); Michael
grounded out (third to first); Kekich grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Indians 0.

INDIANS 8TH: LANIER REPLACED MCKINNEY (PLAYING 3B); PHILLIPS
BATTED FOR RIDDLEBERGER; Phillips walked; LYLE REPLACED KEKICH
(PITCHING); Unser walked [Phillips to second]; Leon flied out to
center [Phillips to third]; A. Johnson forced Unser (shortstop
to second) [Phillips scored]; Fosse flied out to right; 1 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 3, Indians 1.

YANKEES 9TH: PHILLIPS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); FARMER
REPLACED UNSER (PITCHING); Clarke flied out to left; Callison
popped to first in foul territory; Murcer flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Indians 1.

INDIANS 9TH: Nettles grounded out (shortstop to first); Bell
flied out to left; MOSES BATTED FOR MCCRAW; Moses grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 3, Indians
1.



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