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1971 64-Game Season (C+D)
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The Tigers needed to put some of those runs in Game #2 in the bank for Game #3 against the Tribe.

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American League Series 1C

California Angels at Oakland A's

 

A's 1, Angels 0

Vida Blue and Andy Messersmith trade goose-eggs against an array of helpless hitters. It stays scoreless until the bottom of the ninth, when Dave Duncan wins it with an RBI single that drives home Sal Bando.

 

Angels 3, A's 1

In another low-scoring affair, Jim Fregosi's 2-run 4th inning homerun off Catfish Hunter ends up being the game winning RBI.

 

A's 4, Angels 1

Opening Day hero Dave Duncan rises to the occasion again with a big 6th inning homerun to provide the necessary support for the combined efforts of Chuck Dobson and Rollie Fingers.

 

A's 4, Angels 3

The A's score a pair of runs in each of the first two innings, which in this pitching-dominated series accounts for an offensive outburst. It ends up being just enough, as Oakland holds on for a 1-run victory. Blue Moon Odom picks up the win.



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glewis wrote:

The Tigers needed to put some of those runs in Game #2 in the bank for Game #3 against the Tribe.


 Yes... classic case of wasting runs on the wrong game. The Tigers have decent lineup and a nice 1-2 punch in Lolich and Coleman. I'll have to find a way to let Mickey start on 2 games rest in a few situations to match a pro rated total to match his real life number of starts. 376 IP is just mind-boggling. Still, it's hard to see anyone in the east hanging with Baltimore, even in a short season.



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Hey Dean!

Glad to see you over here as well as well as the SFF! Both are fantastic sites with great people full of knowledge.

I'm pulling for my Buccos but '71 is a fantastic season for this format. A short season with so many great players anything can happen.

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Looks like Oakland is starting their run a year earlywink



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chip71bucs wrote:

Looks like Oakland is starting their run a year earlywink


With the Orioles going to their third straight World Series that season, it's easy to forget that Oakland won the A.L. West, equaling the 101 victories the O's posted in the East.

Call is a handoff of power in the A.L., as the A's then won the next three pennants and World Series titles.



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seajaw wrote:
chip71bucs wrote:

Looks like Oakland is starting their run a year earlywink


With the Orioles going to their third straight World Series that season, it's easy to forget that Oakland won the A.L. West, equaling the 101 victories the O's posted in the East.

Call is a handoff of power in the A.L., as the A's then won the next three pennants and World Series titles.


 Oakland won the WS in my 1971 replay.



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The '71 and '75 teams on the opposite ends of the championship teams seem just as formidable as the ones that went all the way. Even in the short season format, they should coast to the division title given the weak competition. The postseason will be the interesting part!

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American League Series 1D

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals



Royals 2, White Sox 1

Wilbur Wood and Dick Drago lock horns in an opening day pitcher's duel. The game is knotted at one in the bottom of the ninth when Cookie Rojas delivers the game-winning double, plating Freddie Patek.

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Cookie Rojas had the GWRBI on Opening Day

 

White Sox 3, Royals 2

Most of the limited scoring is late. The Royals tie it 1-1 with a run in the bottom of the seventh, before each team scores a single run in the 8th. Chicago then grabs the winning run in the top of the ninth when McKinney scores on a wild pitch.

 

Royals 7, White Sox 3

KC jumps all over Tommy John early and cruises to the victory. Rick Reichardt hits the only homerun of the four-game series after the game is already out of reach.

 

White Sox 5, Royals 1

Joe Horlen pitches a nice game for Chicago, as the Pale Hose score single runs in five different innings.



-- Edited by DeanO on Monday 29th of May 2017 06:57:17 PM

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American League Series 1E

Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers


Brewers 9, Twins 0

Marty Pattin shuts out the two-time defending AL West champs on opening day at County Stadium. The game remained scoreless until Milwaukee erupts for six runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Brew Crew gets homeruns from Andy Kosco and Johnny Briggs.

Twins 10, Brewers 4

The Twins make up for their anemic showing in the previous game with 10 runs, spurred by Tony Oliva and Rich Reese homeruns.

 

Twins 6, Brewers 4

A Ted Kubiak error in the top of the eighth lets in the two runs that end up being the game winners. Jim Holt collects three hits on the day.

 

Brewers 3, Twins 0

Milwaukee ends the series as they began it, with a shutout of Minnesota. This time it's Jim Slaton who does the job, though he needs help out of the bullpen from Ken Sanders to get the final out after loading the bases in the ninth.



-- Edited by DeanO on Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:03:20 PM

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American League Series 1F

New York Yankees at Washington Senators


Yankees 4, Senators 3

Bobby Murcer hits a 2-run homerun in the first to stake the Yankees to an early lead, then breaks a tie in the top of the eighth with another homerun that stands as the winning run. Mel Stottlemyre earns the victory.

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Murcer hits 2 homers to spoil what will prove to be the Senators last opening day ever in DC

 

Senators 3, Yankees 2

Denny McLain posts a solid start off a horrible card and beats Fritz Peterson and the Yanks 3-2. Back-to-back doubles by Toby Harrah and Paul Casanova account for the winning tally.

 

Senators 4, Yankees 0

The boys from DC make it two in a row behind an outstanding 2-hitter from Pete Broberg. Frank Howard launches a 3-run homer in the eighth to finally give Broberg some breathing room late.

 

Yankees 3, Senators 0

The Yankees return the favor and shutout the Senators, as Ron Kline nearly matches Broberg with a 3-hitter. Bobby Murcer hits his third homerun of the opening series in support.



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AL Standings

East

Baltimore      3-1    ---

Detroit          3-1    ---

New York      2-2     1

Washington   2-2     1

Boston          1-3     2

Cleveland      1-3     2

West

Oakland         3-1    ---

Kansas City    2-2     1

Minnesota      2-2     1

Chicago          2-2     1

Milwaukee      2-2     1

California        1-3     2



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National League Series 1A

Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals


Pirates 8, Cardinals 6

Neither Steve Blass nor Steve Carlton are sharp, and the teams trade one and two run innings throughout the early going. A 4-run seventh provides the final push for Pittsburgh.

 

Pirates 10, Cardinals 1

Willie Stargell homers for the second consecutive day and Bill Robertson notches three hits, one of them a homer in his own right. Doc Ellis scatters nine hits in picking up the W.

 

Pirates 8, Cardinals 6 (11 innings)

The Bucs make it three in a row on Roberto Clemente's 2-run triple in the top of the eleventh. This after the Pirates blew a 5-1 8th inning lead to force extras.

 

Pirates 4, Cardinals 3

St. Louis figured to be Pittsburgh's only semi-legitimate challenger in this replay, and that is now all but over after dropping four in a row to the Pirates to start the 64-game season. Three hits from Dave Cash lead the way for Pittsburgh. Cardinals 3B Joe Torre finishes the series at 10-for-15 with a homerun, but it goes for naught.

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Joe Torre's outstanding series proves futile in the early season standings

 



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Good start for the Bucs!!!biggrin



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chip71bucs wrote:

Good start for the Bucs!!!biggrin


 

Indeed. They have a ferocious lineup by 1971 standards, with very few if any easy outs depending on who's playing. They lack that one dominant ace on the mound, but the staff is decent enough given the run support they'll get. Now that the Cards are already four games back, they're even more in the driver's seat for the division title.



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