Sunday, February 14, 2016

Brewers Split With Tribe

April 16, 1971 Milwaukee 6 Cleveland 4
WP Caldwell (1-1, 1.17 ERA)
LP  Garland (0-1, 8.53 ERA)

The Brewers generated 13 hits and sat comfortably with a 6-0 lead heading into the last frame of
game 1 with the Indians.  However, Cleveland showed some moxie as they put on their two out rally caps to give the Milwaukee bullpen some room for concern.  After a tiring Jim Caldwell was replaced by ace Rollie Fingers, the Cleveland bats finally came alive as they registered 3 of their total 5 hits and 4 runs before Fingers could put out the flames.  But it was too little too late for the Tribe as the Brewers closed out game one 6-4.  Milwaukee's Robin Yount and Jim Ganter both went 3 for 4 on the day.

April 18, 1971  Cleveland 1  Milwaukee 0
WP Blyleven (2-0, 3H, 8 K's, 0.00 ERA)
LP Slaton (0-1, 3.00 ERA)

Bert Blyleven was the story of the game today, as he totally handcuffed Milwaukee in 3 hit, complete
game shutout.  Milwaukee's Jim Slaton also contributed a nice outing allowing only 1 ER in 7.2 innings.  Cleveland's only run (and game winning) came in the 8th inning with 2 outs.  After a Rick Manning stolen base, and a Mike Hargrove intentional walk, Joe Charboneau would single to score Manning from second.  Cleveland's Bert Blyleven has yet to give up an earned run in two outings and picked up his second win of the season.

Milwaukee and Cleveland both sit at 2-4 in the AL East.

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