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Old 01-19-2019, 01:59 AM   #17
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APRIL 15, 1972
Today is the second game in the series in California between the still winless Rangers and the Angels.

New York 4-3 at Baltimore 6-2
Milwaukee 0-6 at Cleveland 5-1
Boston 3-4 at Detroit 2-4
Chicago 4-4 at Kansas City 6-1
Minnesota 4-4 at Oakland 5-2

Pittsburgh 3-4 at New York 4-2
Los Angeles 5-2 at Cincinnati 0-8
Philadelphia 3-3 at Chicago 3-4
Montreal 2-4 at St Louis 4-2
San Francisco 7-0 at Houston 7-2
Atlanta 3-5 at San Diego 2-7

SP Rich Hand vs Alan Foster Advantage California
C Hal King vs John Stephenson Advantage Push
1B Don Mincher vs Jim Spencer Advantage Texas
2B Ted Kubiak vs Sandy Alomar Sr Advantage Push
3B Dave Nelson vs Ken McMullen Advantage California
SS Toby Harrah vs Leo Cardenas Advantage California
LF Frank Howard vs Vada Pinson Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Ken Berry Advantage Push
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Leroy Stanton Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Texas

In the bottom of the first, Alomar scored from third when McMullen grounded to third.

In the top of the third, King was thrown out at home by Berry after tagging up from third on a Mincher fly ball.

After three: California 1 Texas 0.

In the top of the sixth, Howard ended a long Rangers scoring drought with a two run homer. One error later and Harrah added his own two run mash.

After six: Texas 4 California 1.

Mel D Queen took the mound for the Angels in the top of the eighth.

Lloyd Allen took the mound for the Angels in the top of the ninth. Maddox added to the Rangers lead with a run-scoring single. Mincher brought a run in with his own single. Howard added a sacrifice fly. A couple walks later and bases were loaded with two out. Kubiak lined out to center to retire the side.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the ninth and easily maintained the six run lead as the Rangers finally got their first win.

Hand and Pina combined to hold the Angels to just four hits.

Final score: Texas 7 California 1.

Rich Hand 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 1 K

Baltimore 3 New York 2
Milwaukee 10 Cleveland 7
Boston 3 Detroit 0
Kansas City 4 Chicago 0
Minnesota 2 Oakland 0

Pittsburgh 3 New York 2
Los Angeles 8 Cincinnati 0
Philadelphia 7 Chicago 3
St Louis 8 Montreal 0
Houston 6 San Francisco 4 12 innings
San Diego 6 Atlanta 5

1. Tommy John Los Angeles Dodgers 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, W

2. Luis Tiant Boston Red Sox 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, W

3. Dick Woodson Minnesota Twins 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, W

Bruce Dal Canton of the Kansas City Royals and Reggie Cleveland of the St Louis Cardinals each pitched a complete game shutout.

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