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Old 01-18-2019, 12:37 AM   #5
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APRIL 7, 1972
Today is the second game in the season-opening series in Texas between the Rangers and the Kansas City Royals.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 1-0 at New York 0-1
Cleveland at Milwaukee

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago at Montreal
Philadelphia at St Louis
Cincinnati 0-1 at Los Angeles

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (1-0) AT TEXAS RANGERS (0-1)
MATCHUPS
SP Dick Drago vs Dick Bosman Advantage Push
C Ed Kirkpatrick vs Dick Billings Advantage Kansas City
1B John Mayberry Sr vs Don Mincher Advantage Push
2B Cookie Rojas vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Kansas City
3B Paul Schaal vs Dave Nelson Advantage Kansas City
SS Freddie Patek vs Toby Harrah Advantage Kansas City
LF Lou Piniella vs Frank Howard Advantage Texas
CF Amos Otis vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Kansas City
RF Richie Scheinblum vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

Nothing of note happened in the first three innings.

After three: Kansas City 0 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, Mayberry broke the scoreless tie with an RBI single.

After six: Kansas City 1 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Rangers loaded the bases with one out. Bowman struck out and there were two down. Maddox then flew out to right and the Rangers came up empty.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Rangers loaded the bases with nobody out. Burroughs grounded into the 6-2 fielder's choice for the first out. Billings grounded into the 4!2 fielder's choice for the second out. Harrah then flew out to rightand the Rangers failed to score again.

Drago then pitched a perfect ninth for the complete game shutout.

Final score: Kansas City 1 Texas 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dick Drago 9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 4 New York 2
Cleveland 1 Milwaukee 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 10 Chicago 7
Los Angeles 3 Cincinnati 1
Philadelphia at StLouis ppd

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Gaylord Perry Cleveland Indians 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, W

2. Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 4 for 5, HR, 4 RBI, R

3. Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, W

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