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Saturday May 27, 1972
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A safe squeeze bunt by Ed Brinkman proved the most important maneuver by the Tigers in gaining a 2-1 victory over the Yankees. With one out in the fifth inning, Mickey Stanley walked and raced to third on a wild pitch by Mel Stottlemyre. Brinkman then laid down his bunt to score Stanley. After a sacrifice by Joe Coleman, Brinkman scored what proved to be the winning run on a single by Dick McAuliffe. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 2, New York Yankees 1

Game Played on Saturday, May 27, 1972 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Tigers       0  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  5  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          4   0   2   1     0   1   .218      Clarke 2b             4   0   1   1     0   0   .279
  Taylor ph,2b        1   0   0   0     0   1   .275      Allen 3b              3   0   1   0     0   2   .125
Rodriguez 3b          3   0   1   0     0   1   .248        McKinney ph,3b      1   0   0   0     0   0   .224
Cash 1b               3   0   1   0     1   1   .290      Murcer cf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .214
Kaline rf             0   0   0   0     0   0   .253      White lf              3   0   0   0     1   1   .248
  Jata ph,rf          4   0   0   0     0   0   .133      Blomberg 1b           3   0   0   0     0   0   .254
Northrup lf           4   0   1   0     0   0   .232        Alou ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .206
Haller c              3   0   1   0     1   0   .229      Munson c              4   0   1   0     0   0   .288
Stanley cf            2   1   0   0     2   1   .286      Torres rf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .206
Brinkman ss           4   1   1   1     0   0   .237      Kenney ss             2   1   1   0     1   0   .143
Coleman p             1   0   0   0     1   0   .143      Stottlemyre p         0   0   0   0     1   0   .235
  Scherman p          1   0   0   0     0   0   .100        Callison ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .229
                                                            Lyle p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               30   2   7   2     5   5             Totals               29   1   5   1     4   4

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance: 20,482
Left on Base: Tigers 8, Yankees 6
DP: Tigers 1, Yankees 3
Doubles: Haller (2), Allen (1)
Triples: Northrup (1)
Stolen Bases: White (6)
Caught Stealing: Clarke (4)
Sacrifice Hits: Coleman (7), Stottlemyre (3)
GIDP: Brinkman (3), Stanley (4), Torres (1)
Hit by Pitch: Rodriguez (1,by Stottlemyre)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Coleman W(7-3)          6.2   4   1   1   4   4   0  28   2.21
Scherman SV(6)          2.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   6   2.13
Totals                  9     5   1   1   4   4   0  34

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stottlemyre L(4-5)      7     7   2   2   4   4   0  31   2.07
Lyle                    2     0   0   0   1   1   0   6   0.96
Totals                  9     7   2   2   5   5   0  37

Hit by Pitch: Stottlemyre (2)
Wild Pitches: Coleman (4), Stottlemyre (2)

Umpires: HP - Larry Napp, 1B - Art Frantz, 2B - Merle Anthony, 3B - George Maloney


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe was called out on strikes; Rodriguez
grounded out (pitcher to first); Cash struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Clarke flied out to right; Allen doubled to right;
Murcer walked; White flied out to center; Blomberg made an out
to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 2ND: JATA BATTED FOR KALINE; Jata popped to third in foul
territory; Northrup tripled to center; Haller hit into a double
play (center to shortstop to catcher) [Northrup out at home]; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: JATA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Munson grounded
out (third to first); Torres singled to right; Kenney walked
[Torres to second]; Stottlemyre out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to first) [Torres to third, Kenney to second]; Clarke flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Stanley struck out; Brinkman grounded out (third to
first); Coleman walked; McAuliffe flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Allen struck out; Murcer flied out to left; White
walked; White stole second; Blomberg flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Rodriguez singled to center; Cash flied out to right
[Rodriguez to second]; Jata flied out to center; Northrup lined
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Munson grounded out (shortstop to first); Torres
struck out; Kenney grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Haller flied out to center; Stanley walked;
Stottlemyre threw a wild pitch [Stanley to second]; On a bunt
Brinkman singled to first [Stanley scored]; Coleman out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Brinkman to second];
McAuliffe singled to left [Brinkman scored]; Rodriguez was hit
by a pitch [McAuliffe to second]; Cash walked [McAuliffe to
third, Rodriguez to second]; Jata grounded out (catcher
unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Stottlemyre walked; Clarke flied out to left;
Coleman threw a wild pitch [Stottlemyre to second]; Allen struck
out; Murcer lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Yankees 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Northrup made an out to second; Haller doubled to
left; Stanley was walked intentionally; Brinkman grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Stanley out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 6TH: White was called out on strikes; Blomberg grounded
out (second to first); Munson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 7TH: Coleman grounded out (first unassisted); On a bunt
McAuliffe singled to first; Rodriguez struck out; Cash singled
to first [McAuliffe to second]; Jata forced Cash (third to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 7TH: Torres flied out to left; Kenney singled to third;
CALLISON BATTED FOR STOTTLEMYRE; Callison flied out to center;
Clarke singled to center [Kenney scored]; SCHERMAN REPLACED
COLEMAN (PITCHING); MCKINNEY BATTED FOR ALLEN; Clarke was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 8TH: MCKINNEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); LYLE REPLACED
CALLISON (PITCHING); Northrup grounded out (second to first);
Haller walked; Stanley grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Haller out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 8TH: McKinney lined to right; Murcer flied out to right;
White grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 9TH: Brinkman made an out to shortstop; Scherman lined to
second; TAYLOR BATTED FOR MCAULIFFE; Taylor struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 9TH: TAYLOR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); ALOU BATTED FOR
BLOMBERG; Alou flied out to center; Munson singled to left;
Torres grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Munson out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Yankees 1.



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