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Tuesday June 27, 1972
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Three consecutive homers in the first inning powered the Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Yankees. Wade Blasingame, making his A. L. debut with the Yankees, walked Tony Taylor and then was the target for round-trippers by Aurelio Rodriguez, Al Kaline and Willie Horton before being removed.

Mickey Lolich, pitching with two days of rest for the first time this season, posted his 12th victory. Bobby Murcer homered for one of the Yankees' runs. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 5, New York Yankees 2

Game Played on Tuesday, June 27, 1972 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Yankees      0  0  0    0  0  0    1  1  0  -   2 10  0
Tigers       4  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  x  -   5 13  0


Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Clarke 2b             4   0   1   0     0   1   .230      Taylor 2b             2   1   0   1     2   0   .303
Munson c              4   0   0   0     0   1   .242      Rodriguez 3b          5   1   3   2     0   0   .241
Murcer cf             4   1   3   1     0   1   .282      Kaline rf             4   1   1   1     0   0   .246
White lf              4   0   2   0     0   0   .270      Horton lf             2   1   2   1     0   0   .254
Alou 1b               4   0   0   0     0   2   .245        Northrup pr,lf      2   0   1   0     0   0   .238
Sanchez 3b            4   1   1   0     0   0   .267      Freehan c             4   0   4   0     0   0   .286
Torres rf             4   0   3   0     0   0   .208      I. Brown 1b           1   0   0   0     0   0   .269
Michael ss            4   0   0   0     0   3   .209        Cash ph,1b          3   0   0   0     0   1   .272
Blasingame p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Stanley cf            3   1   2   0     1   0   .241
  Beene p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Brinkman ss           4   0   0   0     0   1   .214
  Swoboda ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .273      Lolich p              3   0   0   0     1   1   .067
  Gardner p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ellis ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .220
  Roland p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Allen ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .294

Totals               36   2  10   1     0   9             Totals               33   5  13   5     4   3

Time of Game: 2:22   Attendance: 29,449
Left on Base: Yankees 7, Tigers 9
DP: Yankees 2, Tigers 1
Doubles: Murcer (13), Torres (7), Sanchez (1), Stanley (3), Freehan (9)
Home Runs: Murcer (9), Rodriguez (2), Kaline (2), Horton (5)
Sacrifice Flies: Taylor (2)
GIDP: Munson (3), I. Brown (2), Cash (1)


Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blasingame L(0-1)       0     3   4   4   1   0   3   4  11.57
Beene                   4     5   1   1   1   3   0  17   3.51
Gardner                 2     2   0   0   1   0   0   8   1.80
Roland                  2     3   0   0   1   0   0   9   4.12
Totals                  8    13   5   5   4   3   3  38

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich W(12-5)          9    10   2   2   0   9   1  36   2.41
Totals                  9    10   2   2   0   9   1  36

Wild Pitches: Lolich (5)

Umpires: HP - Hank Morgenweck, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - John Rice, 3B - Marty Springstead


YANKEES 1ST: Clarke singled to shortstop; Munson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Clarke out at
second]; Murcer doubled to center; White singled to third
[Murcer to third]; Alou struck out; 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Taylor walked; Rodriguez homered [Taylor scored];
Kaline homered; Horton homered; BEENE REPLACED BLASINGAME
(PITCHING); Freehan singled to left; I. Brown grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Freehan out at
second]; Stanley flied out to left; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Yankees 0, Tigers 4.

YANKEES 2ND: Sanchez grounded out (shortstop to first); Torres
doubled to left; Michael grounded out (shortstop to first);
Beene lined to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 2ND: Brinkman struck out; Lolich struck out; Taylor
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Tigers 4.

YANKEES 3RD: Clarke struck out; Munson grounded out (shortstop
to first); Murcer singled to right; On a bunt White singled to
first [Murcer to second]; Alou struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
 Yankees 0, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); Kaline
flied to left; Horton singled to center; NORTHRUP RAN FOR
HORTON; Freehan singled to left [Northrup to second]; CASH
BATTED FOR I. BROWN; Cash struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Yankees 0, Tigers 4.

YANKEES 4TH: NORTHRUP STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); CASH STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Sanchez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); Michael was called out
on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 4.

TIGERS 4TH: Stanley doubled to left; Brinkman grounded out
(second to first) [Stanley to third]; Lolich walked; Taylor hit
a sacrifice fly to right [Stanley scored]; Rodriguez singled to
left [Lolich to second]; Kaline forced Rodriguez (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 5.

YANKEES 5TH: SWOBODA BATTED FOR BEENE; Swoboda popped to first
in foul territory; Clarke grounded out (shortstop to first);
Munson made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0,
Tigers 5.

TIGERS 5TH: GARDNER REPLACED SWOBODA (PITCHING); Northrup
grounded out (shortstop to first); Freehan doubled to left; Cash
flied out to right; Stanley was walked intentionally; Brinkman
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 5.

YANKEES 6TH: Murcer was called out on strikes; White grounded
out (shortstop to first); Alou popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees 0, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 6TH: Lolich lined to right; Taylor grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rodriguez singled to center [Rodriguez out
at second (center to shortstop)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Yankees
0, Tigers 5.

YANKEES 7TH: Sanchez doubled to center; Torres singled to center
[Sanchez to third]; Michael struck out; ELLIS BATTED FOR
GARDNER; Lolich threw a wild pitch [Sanchez scored, Torres to
second]; Ellis grounded out (third to first); Clarke lined to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 7TH: ROLAND REPLACED ELLIS (PITCHING); Kaline popped to
second; Northrup singled to second; Freehan singled to right
[Northrup to second]; Cash grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Freehan out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Yankees 1, Tigers 5.

YANKEES 8TH: Munson struck out; Murcer homered; White flied out
to center; Alou grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 8TH: Stanley singled to center; Brinkman flied to right;
Lolich popped to catcher; Taylor walked [Stanley to second];
Rodriguez popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 5.

YANKEES 9TH: Sanchez popped to first in foul territory; Torres
singled to left; Michael struck out; ALLEN BATTED FOR ROLAND;
Allen struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Yankees 2, Tigers 5.



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