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April 30, 1927 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 3, Yankees 2 (9-5)
Urban Shocker was crusing along and had a nice 2-0 lead heading into the ninth before things fell apart. Three runs later and the Yankees and Shocker had lost the game. He gave up three runs on eight hits and one walk with one strikeout.
Bob Meusel was pretty much the Yankees offense. He went two for four with a double and he scored both Yankee runs.
April 30, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Mariners 2 (11-9)
After a horrible first half of April, the Yankees closed out the month with nine wins in the last ten games. This time it was the offense that got it going. Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson each hit their third homeruns of the season and Willie Randolph drove in two runs. All seven runs were scored by different Yankees and the Yankees scored all seven of their runs in the first three innings.
Ed Figueroa coasted to an easy win and he evened his record to 2-2. He gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with three strikeouts in nine innings of work.
April 30, 1937 at Griffith Stadium
Senators 4, Yankees 1 (5-2)
The Yankees five gave winning streak came to end in a game that saw only five Yankee hits. George Selkirk drove home Lou Gehrig in the sixth inning for the team’s only run of the game and Gehrig finished the game with two hits.
Kemp Wicker was hit hard early and he took the loss. He gave up all four runs in the first two innings to dig a hole that the Yankees couldn’t climb out of.
April 30, 1947 at Sportsman’s Park
Browns 15, Yankees 5 (7-5)
The Browns took it to the Yankees and starter Allie Reynolds today in a blow out loss. It was the Yankees third loss in four games. Reynolds was tagged for seven runs on seven hits and unfortunately, the pen didn’t fare much better.
April 29, 1927 at Fenway Park
Yankees 9, Red Sox 0 (9-4)
Ruether kept the Red Sox in check and held them to just the six hits. He walked four and struck out one.
April 29, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Mariners 0 (10-9)
Ron Guidry got his first start of the season and he pitched a gem. He threw 8 1/3 shutout innings and he struck out eight Mariners. Sparky Lyle got the final two batters out and he picked up his fifth save of the season.
April 29, 1937 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 4, Senators 2 (5-1)
The Yankees doubled up the Senators today and the offense was primarily provided by Red Rolfe and Roy Johnson. Rolfe finished the game with two hits, two RBIs and a run while Johnson had a single hit and two RBIs. George Selkirk also had a nice game and he led all Yankees with three hits.
Monte Pearson went the distance and he picked up the win for the Yankees. He gave up two runs on six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in the win.
April 28, 1937 at Griffith Stadium
Yanees 6, Senators 1 (4-1)
Lefty Gomez threw a gem today for the Yankees as he picked up his first win of the season. He gave up just a single run on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
It was a complete team effort for the Yankees as all six runs were driven in by different players and only Red Rolfe finished the game with two hits. Tony Lazzeri continued his hot hitting and he was once of the players with an RBI.
April 27, 1977 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 4, Orioles 3 (9-9)
The Yankees got back to winning with a come from behind win over the Orioles. Down 3-1, the Yankees scored single runs in each of the final three innings to walk away with the win.
Chris Chambliss hit homerun number four of the season and his run was tied the game up. Reggie Jackson had two RBIs including the go ahead run in the ninth on a sac. fly. Willie Randolph reached base five times (two doubles and three walks) and he scored three runs.
Gil Patterson left after five innings of work and he didn’t get the decision. Sparky Lyle then picked him up and threw four shutout innings. He gave up four hits and struck out five and picked up his first win of the season.
April 27, 1947 at Yankee Stadium
Senators 1, Yankees 0 (7-4)
For the second time in three games, the Yankees were shutout and lost the game 1-0. A great game by Spud Chandler went to waste in which he gave up only one run on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
April 26, 1977 at Memorial Stadium
Orioles 6, Yankees 2 (8-9)
The Yankees were held to two runs and Ken Holtzman had a rough start as the Yankees six game winning streak came to an end. Holtzman dropped to 1-1 and he gave up six runs (five earned) on twelve hits and three walks with a strikeout in seven innings of work.
April 26, 1937 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Athletics 1 (3-1)
The Yankees made it three straight wins with some more good hitting. Tony Lazzeri remained hot and he had three hits and two RBIs while Lou Gehrig joined him with the same stat line. Gehrig also scored two times in the game.
Johnny Broaca threw a nice game for the Yankees and he went the distance for the win. He gave up a single run on six hits and he also benefited from a triple play in the eighth inning.
April 26, 1947 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Senators 1 (7-3)
Charlie Keller had a big game at the plate in the Yankees fifth win in the past six games. He drove in two with a double and a homerun in the win. Ralph Houk also had a good game and he finished with three hits.
Don Johnson picked up the win in a nice outing. He gave up one run on five hits and four walks in the win.
April 25, 1927 at Yankee Stadium
Senators 5, Yankees 4 (8-4)
The Yankees continued their dry spell with their fourth loss in six games. Waite Hoyt lost his first game of the season and he gave up five runs on nine hits and five hits with five strikeouts.
April 25, 1977 at Memorial Stadium
Yankees 9, Orioles 6 (8-8)
The Yankees pitching didn’t get the job done but the hitting did and the net result was the Yankees sixth straight win. Reggie Jackson brought a big bat. He went three for four with two double, his second homerun, two RBIs and three runs. Mickey Rivers also did his share. He had three hits and three RBIs. Thurman Munson hit his first homerun and he scored four times.
Don Gullett walked seven batters in 3 2/3 innings and he was gone without getting an official start. Dick Tidrow then pitched great to pick up the win and he went five innings in relief. He gave up only one run on six hits with a strikeout. Sparky Lyle got the final batter out and he picked up save number four.
April 25, 1937 at Fenway Park
Yankees 9, Red Sox 3 (2-1)
The Yankees ran up the score today against the Red Sox. Roy Johnson had a big day at the plate with three hits and two RBIs while Tony Lazerri had two hits and two RBIs. George Selkirk also had a nice game with two hits and two runs.
April 24, 1927 at Griffith Stadium
Yankees 6, Senators 2 (8-3)
Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel homered for the Yankees today while Cedric Durst drove in three with a bases loaded triple as the Yankees won yet again. It was Ruth’s third homerun of the season and he finished the game with three hits.
Urban Shocker picked up the win. He gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
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I did take the time to watch that classic game six. Reggie’s three homers sent shivers up my spine and I also watched the Yankees scored three runs in the ninth inning in that game against the Royals to win the pennant. If you’re a Yankees fan, BUY THIS DVD. If you think the Yankees had a great team in the late 1990s, then you didn’t live through the late 1970s when the Yanks won back to back titles.
April 24, 1937 at Fenway Park
Yankees 6, Red Sox 5 (1-1)
It took ten innings but the Yankees won their first game of the season against the Red Sox. Tony Lazerri and Myril Hoag led the way on offense for the Yankees. Lazerri had two hits and he scored three times while Hoag had two hits, a run and an RBI.
Monte Pearson threw a solid game and he lasted 7 2/3 innings before handing the ball to Murphy out of the pen. Johnny Murphy put a scare into Yankees’ fans by getting into trouble in the bottom of the ninth but he buckled down and picked up the win.
April 24, 1947 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 1, Yankees 0 (6-3)
Tex Hughson turned the tables on the Yankees and threw a two hit shutout to end the Yankees four game winning streak. Joe DiMaggio doubled and Aaron Robinson singled to account for all of the Yankees offense.
Spec Shea threw a great game himself and held the Red Sox to a run on three hits but it wasn’t good enough. He walked seven and struck out two in the loss.
April 24, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 10, Indians 1 (6-8)
The Yankees won their fourth straight behind an outstanding game by Chris Chambliss at the plate. Chambliss went three for four with a double, a homerun, six RBIs and a run. Carlos May also had a solid game. He singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice.
Gil Patterson was pulled in the third after he loaded the bases. Dick Tidrow came in and threw a solid game and he was credited with the win. Ron Guidry pitched the final three frames and while he gave up the one Indians’ run, he picked up his first save.
April 24, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 7, Indians 1 (7-8)
The Yankees won their fifth straight game and with the win, they stood just one win away from evening up their record after that rough start. Roy White hit his first homerun of the season while Willie Randolph and Graig Nettles both drove in two runs.
Ed Figueroa picked up his first win of the season with a complete game. He gave up the one run on six hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
April 23, 1927 at Shibe Park
Athletics 4, Yankees 3 (7-3)
The Yankees lost for the third time in four games and lost their first series of the season at the hands of the A’s. It wasn’t for lack of production from their big bats though. Both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hit homeruns. The A’s won the game in the bottom of the ninth on a throwing error by Mark Koenig.
April 23, 1947 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Red Sox 0 (6-2)
Allie Reynolds took a no hitter into the seventh inning before Rudy York ruined his no hitter with a double. He finished the game with a two hitter (both hits were by York) and he walked five and struck out five. It was his second straight shutout win of the season.
Aaron Robinson led the way for the Yankees at the plate. He homered and drove in two runs to account for most of the Yankees’ offense.
April 23, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 9, Indians 3 (5-8)
A six run third inning was all the Yankees needed as they won their third straight game. Thurman Munson had three hits and three RBIs in the win and Mickey Rivers had two doubles, a stolen base, an RBI and a run. Willie Randolph contributed as well. He singled three times and scored twice.
Dock Ellis picked up the win and he evened his record to 1-1. He gave up three unearned runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of work. Dick Tidrow threw the final 3 1/3 and by shutting out the Indians, he picked up his first save of the season.
April 22, 1947 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4 (5-2)
The Yankees needed two runs in the bottom of the eighth to win this one, but they managed to win their third straight game. Charlie Keller had a big game at the plate. He went two for three with a homerun, four RBIs and a run. He had two of the Yankees three hits but the team drew six walks to put together five runs.
Bill Bevens threw a decent game and he picked up the win. He went the distance and gave up four runs on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
April 21, 1927 at Shibe Park
Yankees 13, Athletics 6 (7-2)
The Yankees ran up the score again behind the bat of Lou Gehrig. The Iron Horse went two for five with a homerun, three runs. Tony Lazzeri went yard with a three run shot while both Earle Combs and Bob Muesel had three hits and three runs.
April 21, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 8, Blue Jays 6 (4-8)
The Yankees won back to back games for the first time this season behind a strong game at the plate by Chris Chambliss. The firstbaseman went three for four with two doubles, a homerun, five RBIs and two runs. Graig Nettles hit his first homerun of the season in the eighth inning.
Ken Holtzman was roughed up but the Yankees game him enough runs to work with. He improved to 1-0 and he gave up five runs on eleven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. Sparky Lyle got the final two batters out and he picked up his third save of the season.
April 20, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 5 (3-8)
The Yankees finally ended their skid and beat the expansion Blue Jays. The Yankees scored five runs in the first two innings and held off a late inning surge by the Blue Jays to walk away with the win.
Don Gullett picked up the win and he improved to 1-2. He gave up five runs on nine hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Sparky Lyle closed out the game and he picked up his second save of the season.
The top of the lineup got it done at the plate for the Yanks. willie Randolph, Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson all had at least two hits and they all scored two runs. Randolph hit his first homerun of the season.
April 20, 1927 at Shibe Park
Athletics 8, Yankees 5 (6-2)
On offense, the Yankees got a bunch of hits but they were mostly by four players. Lou Gehrig and Earle Combs each had three hits while Mark Koenig and Bob Meusel each had two. The only other player with a hit was Grabowski, who had a lone single.
April 20, 1937 at Yankee Stadium
Senators 3, Yankees 2 (0-1)
The Yankees began their defense of the baseball world championship on a less then solid note as they could never get their bats going in a loss to the Senators. Lou Gehrig had a nice day at the plate with three hits and an RBI while the Yankees other run was driven in by Bill Dickey.
Lefty Gomez had a solid start but it wasn’t good enough for the win. He gave up three runs on ten hits and three walks in the loss.
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