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Saturday April 15, 1972
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The Brewers spoiled Gaylord Perry's A. L. debut by defeating the Indians, 5-1, before an opening-day crowd of 22,831. With the score tied, 1-1, the Brewers broke away with two runs off the former Giants' righthander in the fifth inning.

Rick Auerbach and Dave May singled and, after a forceout of May by Johnny Briggs, Auerbach beat the throw to the plate when George Scott grounded to third baseman Graig Nettles. Bill Voss followed with a single to score Briggs. May homered off Perry in the seventh and Ron Theobald wound up the scoring with a round-tripper off reliever Denny Riddleberger in the ninth. [The Sporting News]


Milwaukee Brewers 5, Cleveland Indians 1

Game Played on Saturday, April 15, 1972 (Day game) at Cleveland Stadium

Brewers      0  1  0    0  2  0    1  0  1  -   5 10  0
Indians      1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  0


Brewers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Auerbach ss           5   1   1   0     0   1   .200      Unser cf              4   1   2   0     0   1   .500
May cf                5   1   2   1     0   1   .400      Leon 2b               3   0   1   0     0   0   .333
Briggs 1b             4   1   1   0     0   0   .250      A. Johnson lf         3   0   1   1     0   0   .333
  Sanders p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Nettles 3b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .250
Scott 3b,1b           4   0   0   1     0   1   .000      Chambliss 1b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Lahoud lf             4   1   2   0     0   1   .500      Fosse c               4   0   1   0     0   0   .250
Voss rf               4   0   1   1     0   0   .250      Bell rf               3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Ratliff c             3   0   1   0     0   1   .333        Riddleberger p      0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Rodriguez ph,c      1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Duffy ss              3   0   1   0     0   1   .333
Theobald 2b           2   1   1   1     2   0   .500      Perry p               2   0   0   0     0   2   .000
Parsons p             3   0   1   1     0   2   .333        McCraw ph,rf        1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Ferraro 3b          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   5  10   5     2   7             Totals               31   1   7   1     0   4

Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 22,831
Left on Base: Brewers 6, Indians 5
DP: Brewers 1, Indians 0
Doubles: Briggs (1), Unser (1)
Triples: Lahoud (1)
Home Runs: May (1), Theobald (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Leon (1)
Sacrifice Flies: A. Johnson (1)
GIDP: Chambliss (1)


Brewers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Parsons W(1-0)          6     6   1   1   0   3   0  24   1.50
Sanders SV(1)           3     1   0   0   0   1   0   9   0.00
Totals                  9     7   1   1   0   4   0  33

Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry L(0-1)            7     9   4   4   2   5   1  31   5.14
Riddleberger            2     1   1   1   0   2   1   7   4.50
Totals                  9    10   5   5   2   7   2  38

Umpires: HP - Nestor Chylak, 1B - Larry Barnett, 2B - Dave Phillips, 3B - Jim Evans


BREWERS 1ST: Auerbach flied out to left; May grounded out (third
to first); Briggs doubled; Scott struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Brewers 0, Indians 0.

INDIANS 1ST: Unser doubled; Leon out on a sacrifice bunt (second
to first) [Unser to third]; A. Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to
center [Unser scored]; Nettles flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 0, Indians 1.

BREWERS 2ND: Lahoud singled; Voss flied out to left; Ratliff
singled [Lahoud to second]; Theobald walked [Lahoud to third,
Ratliff to second]; Parsons singled [Lahoud scored, Ratliff out
at home (center to second to catcher), Theobald to third,
Parsons to second]; Auerbach made an out to shortstop; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Brewers 1, Indians 1.

INDIANS 2ND: Chambliss grounded out (second to first); Fosse
flied out to right; Bell grounded out (shortstop to first);
Debut game for Buddy Bell; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 1,
Indians 1.

BREWERS 3RD: May grounded out (pitcher to first); Briggs flied
out to right; Scott grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 1, Indians 1.

INDIANS 3RD: Duffy singled; Perry struck out; Unser struck out;
Leon singled [Duffy to second]; A. Johnson singled [Duffy to
third, Leon to second]; Nettles grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Brewers 1, Indians 1.

BREWERS 4TH: Lahoud tripled; Voss grounded out (shortstop to
first); Ratliff grounded out (shortstop to first); Theobald was
walked intentionally; Parsons struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Brewers 1, Indians 1.

INDIANS 4TH: Chambliss flied out to center; Fosse singled; Bell
made an out to first; Duffy flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Brewers 1, Indians 1.

BREWERS 5TH: Auerbach singled; May singled [Auerbach to second];
Briggs forced May (second unassisted) [Auerbach to third]; Scott
reached on a fielder's choice [Auerbach scored, Briggs to
second]; Lahoud flied out to left; Voss singled [Briggs scored,
Scott out at home (left to catcher to second to catcher to
shortstop)]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 3, Indians 1.

INDIANS 5TH: Perry struck out; Unser singled; Leon flied out to
left; A. Johnson forced Unser (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Brewers 3, Indians 1.

BREWERS 6TH: Ratliff struck out; Theobald flied out to right;
Parsons was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 3, Indians 1.

INDIANS 6TH: Nettles flied out to left; Chambliss grounded out
(second to first); Fosse flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Brewers 3, Indians 1.

BREWERS 7TH: Auerbach struck out; May homered; Briggs flied out
to center; Scott made an out to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Brewers 4, Indians 1.

INDIANS 7TH: SANDERS REPLACED BRIGGS (PITCHING); FERRARO
REPLACED PARSONS (PLAYING 3B); SCOTT CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING
1B); Bell grounded out (pitcher to first); Duffy struck out;
MCCRAW BATTED FOR PERRY; McCraw made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 4, Indians 1.

BREWERS 8TH: MCCRAW STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); RIDDLEBERGER
REPLACED BELL (PITCHING); Lahoud was called out on strikes; Voss
flied out to center; RODRIGUEZ BATTED FOR RATLIFF; Rodriguez
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers
4, Indians 1.

INDIANS 8TH: RODRIGUEZ STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Unser flied
out to center; Leon grounded out (shortstop to first); A.
Johnson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 4,
Indians 1.

BREWERS 9TH: Theobald homered; Ferraro flied out to left;
Auerbach grounded out (shortstop to first); May struck out; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 5, Indians 1.

INDIANS 9TH: Nettles singled; Chambliss grounded into a double
play (shortstop to second to first) [Nettles out at second];
Fosse flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Brewers 5,
Indians 1.



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