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Thursday April 21, 1977
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Using the same "out of the cap" lineup that had produced a 7-5 victory in the previous day's game, the Yankees outslugged the Blue Jays, 8-6. Chris Chambliss, batting eighth instead of his normal cleanup spot, drove in five runs with two doubles and a homer.

Graig Nettles also homered in the attack that enabled Ken Holtzman to post his first victory of the season. Ex-Yankee Otto Velez had three hits for the Blue Jays, including a two-run homer, giving him a total of nine hits in 15 at-bats and eight RBIs in the four-game series against his former club. [The Sporting News]


New York Yankees 8, Toronto Blue Jays 6

Game Played on Thursday, April 21, 1977 (Day game) at Yankee Stadium I

Blue Jays    0  1  0    2  0  0    0  2  1  -   6 14  1
Yankees      0  0  0    1  0  2    4  1  x  -   8 13  1


Blue Jays            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Yankees              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
G. Woods cf           4   0   2   0     0   1   .204      Randolph 2b           5   0   0   0     0   1   .295
  Fairly ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .231      Munson c              5   0   1   0     0   0   .213
Torres ss             5   1   2   0     0   0   .364      Jackson rf            4   0   2   0     1   1   .256
Bailor lf             4   1   0   0     0   0   .263      Nettles 3b            5   1   1   1     0   1   .159
Velez dh              4   2   3   3     0   1   .448      Rivers cf             4   1   1   0     0   1   .275
Ault 1b               3   1   2   1     1   0   .373      White lf              3   2   1   0     2   0   .239
McKay 3b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .235      May dh                2   2   2   1     2   0   .389
Ashby c               4   0   0   0     0   0   .237      Chambliss 1b          4   2   3   5     0   1   .244
Bowling rf            3   0   0   0     0   0   .136      Dent ss               3   0   2   1     1   0   .257
  A. Woods ph         1   1   1   1     0   0   .350      Holtzman p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Garcia 2b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .211        Tidrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Jefferson p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lyle p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hartenstein p       0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Vuckovich p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37   6  14   6     1   2             Totals               35   8  13   8     6   5

Time of Game: 2:23   Attendance: 10,502
Left on Base: Blue Jays 5, Yankees 10
DP: Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1
Errors: Jefferson, Nettles
Doubles: Velez (3), Chambliss 2 (2), Jackson (2), Dent (3)
Triples: Rivers (2)
Home Runs: Velez (3), A. Woods (2), Chambliss (2), Nettles (1)
Stolen Bases: Torres (1)
Caught Stealing: G. Woods (2)
Hit by Pitch: Rivers (1,by Hartenstein)


Blue Jays              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Jefferson               6     7   3   3   6   4   0  30   3.15
Hartenstein L(0-1)      1     4   4   4   0   1   1   8   4.35
Vuckovich               1     2   1   1   0   0   1   4   1.80
Totals                  8    13   8   8   6   5   2  42

Yankees                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Holtzman W(1-0)         7.2  11   5   5   1   2   1  31   4.02
Tidrow                  0.2   3   1   1   0   0   1   5   3.18
Lyle SV(3)              0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2   1.80
Totals                  9    14   6   6   1   2   2  38

Hit by Pitch: Hartenstein (1)

Umpires: HP - Dave Phillips, 1B - Larry McCoy, 3B - Durwood Merrill


BLUE JAYS 1ST: G. Woods struck out; Torres flied out to center;
Bailor grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Blue Jays 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Randolph grounded out (pitcher to first); Munson
singled to third; Jackson walked [Munson to second]; Nettles
lined into a double play (first unassisted) [Jackson out at
first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 0, Yankees 0.

BLUE JAYS 2ND: Velez singled to third; Ault singled to center
[Velez out at third (center to third), Ault to second (on throw
to 3b)]; McKay singled to center [Ault scored]; Ashby lined into
a double play (third to first) [McKay out at first]; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Rivers struck out; White walked; May walked [White
to second]; Chambliss struck out; Dent flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Blue Jays 1, Yankees 0.

BLUE JAYS 3RD: Bowling flied out to right; Garcia grounded out
(third to first); G. Woods singled to left; G. Woods was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue
Jays 1, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Randolph grounded out (shortstop to first); Munson
made an out to first; Jackson singled to center [Jackson out at
second (center to second)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 1,
Yankees 0.

BLUE JAYS 4TH: Torres singled to center; Torres stole second;
Bailor flied out to center; Velez homered [Torres scored]; Ault
grounded out (third to first); McKay singled to center; Ashby
grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays
3, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Nettles struck out; Rivers popped to shortstop in
foul territory; White walked; May singled to right [White to
third]; Chambliss doubled to right [White scored, May to third];
Dent walked; Randolph forced Dent (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1.

BLUE JAYS 5TH: Bowling grounded out (second to first); Garcia
singled to left [Garcia out at second (left to second)]; G.
Woods singled to third [G. Woods to second (error by Nettles)];
Torres grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Munson popped to pitcher; Jackson doubled to left;
Nettles grounded out (first unassisted); Rivers grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 3, Yankees
1.

BLUE JAYS 6TH: Bailor grounded out (shortstop to first); Velez
struck out; Ault walked; McKay flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: White flied out to center; May walked; Chambliss
doubled to center [May scored]; Dent singled to center
[Chambliss scored]; Randolph reached on a fielder's choice [Dent
to third (error by Jefferson)]; Munson made an out to second;
Jackson struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Blue Jays 3, Yankees
3.

BLUE JAYS 7TH: Ashby flied out to center; Bowling grounded out
(second to first); Garcia flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Blue Jays 3, Yankees 3.

YANKEES 7TH: HARTENSTEIN REPLACED JEFFERSON (PITCHING); Nettles
grounded out (second to first); Rivers was hit by a pitch; White
singled to right [Rivers to third]; May singled to right [Rivers
scored, White to second]; Chambliss homered [White scored, May
scored]; Dent doubled to right; Randolph struck out; Munson made
an out to third; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 3, Yankees 7.

BLUE JAYS 8TH: G. Woods flied out to left; Torres singled to
left; Bailor forced Torres (shortstop to second); Velez doubled
to left [Bailor scored]; TIDROW REPLACED HOLTZMAN (PITCHING);
Ault singled to left [Velez scored]; McKay grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 8TH: VUCKOVICH REPLACED HARTENSTEIN (PITCHING); Jackson
grounded out (second to first); Nettles homered; Rivers tripled
to center; White reached on a fielder's choice that turned into
a double play [Rivers out at home (pitcher to catcher to third
to pitcher), White out at second (pitcher to second)]; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Blue Jays 5, Yankees 8.

BLUE JAYS 9TH: Ashby grounded out (pitcher to first); A. WOODS
BATTED FOR BOWLING; A. Woods homered; Garcia singled to center;
FAIRLY BATTED FOR G. WOODS; LYLE REPLACED TIDROW (PITCHING);
Fairly grounded out (pitcher to first) [Garcia to second];
Torres flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Blue Jays 6,
Yankees 8.



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