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Sunday April 16, 1972
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With their first five batters reaching base, the Rangers scored three runs in the first inning and defeated the Angels, 5-1, for their first victory in a Texas uniform. A pass to Lenny Randle and consecutive singles by Dave Nelson, Frank Howard and Dick Billings produced two runs. Tom Grieve beat out a bunt to load the bases and the third run scored when Joe Lovitto grounded into a double play. [The Sporting News]


Texas Rangers 5, California Angels 1

Game Played on Sunday, April 16, 1972 (Day game) at Anaheim Stadium

Rangers      3  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  1  -   5 11  0
Angels       1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  2


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Randle 2b             4   1   2   1     1   0   .250      Alomar 2b             3   1   2   0     1   1   .667
Nelson 3b             5   1   2   0     0   0   .222      Rivers cf             3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Howard 1b             4   1   2   1     0   0   .250      Cardenas ss           2   0   0   1     2   1   .200
Billings c            4   0   1   1     0   0   .250      Spencer 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .143
Grieve lf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .250      McMullen 3b           3   0   2   0     1   0   .333
Lovitto cf            4   0   1   0     0   0   .167      Pinson lf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .286
Maddox rf             2   1   1   0     0   1   .500      Stanton rf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Biittner rf         2   1   0   0     0   0   .000      Torborg c             3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Harrah ss             4   0   0   0     0   1   .167        Llenas ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Broberg p             3   0   1   0     0   0   .333      Wright p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Silverio ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Murphy p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            O'Brien ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
                                                            Allen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   5  11   3     1   3             Totals               30   1   5   1     4   4

Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance:  6,556
Left on Base: Rangers 6, Angels 7
DP: Rangers 1, Angels 2
Errors: Cardenas 2
Doubles: Maddox (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Broberg (1), Rivers (2)
GIDP: Lovitto (1), Biittner (1), Rivers (1)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Broberg W(1-0)          8     5   1   1   4   3   0  32   1.13
Lindblad                0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00
Pina SV(1)              0.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   0.00
Totals                  9     5   1   1   4   4   0  35

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wright L(0-1)           5     7   4   3   1   3   0  22   5.40
Murphy                  2     3   0   0   0   0   0   8   0.00
Allen                   2     1   1   0   0   0   0   8   0.00
Totals                  9    11   5   3   1   3   0  38

Passed Balls: Torborg (1)
Wild Pitches: Broberg (1), Wright (1)

Umpires: HP - Jim Odom, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Ron Luciano, 3B - Frank Umont


RANGERS 1ST: Randle walked; Nelson singled to left [Randle to
third]; Howard singled to right [Randle scored, Nelson to
third]; Billings singled to center [Nelson scored, Howard to
second]; On a bunt Grieve singled to third [Howard to third,
Billings to second]; Lovitto grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Howard scored (no RBI), Billings
to third, Grieve out at second]; Maddox was called out on
strikes; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar singled to catcher; Broberg threw a wild
pitch [Alomar to second]; Rivers grounded out (second to first)
[Alomar to third]; Cardenas grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Alomar scored]; Spencer flied out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Rangers 3, Angels 1.

RANGERS 2ND: Harrah struck out; Broberg flied out to right;
Randle lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3,
Angels 1.

ANGELS 2ND: McMullen flied out to right; Pinson singled to
second; Stanton grounded out (third to first) [Pinson to
second]; Torborg grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, Angels 1.

RANGERS 3RD: Nelson flied out to right; Howard grounded out
(third to first); Billings grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Angels 1.

ANGELS 3RD: Wright flied out to right; Alomar singled to right;
Rivers out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Alomar to
second]; Cardenas walked; Spencer grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 3, Angels 1.

RANGERS 4TH: Grieve was called out on strikes; Lovitto flied out
to center; Maddox doubled to right; Wright threw a wild pitch
[Maddox to third]; Torborg allowed a passed ball [Maddox scored
(unearned)]; Harrah made an out to second; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Rangers 4, Angels 1.

ANGELS 4TH: BIITTNER REPLACED MADDOX (PLAYING RF); McMullen
singled to center; Pinson flied out to left; Stanton made an out
to second; Torborg flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Rangers 4, Angels 1.

RANGERS 5TH: Broberg singled to left; Randle popped to first in
foul territory; Nelson flied out to center; Howard singled to
right [Broberg to third]; Billings popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 4, Angels 1.

ANGELS 5TH: SILVERIO BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Silverio grounded out
(second to first); Alomar walked; Rivers grounded into a double
play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Alomar out at second]; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 4, Angels 1.

RANGERS 6TH: MURPHY REPLACED SILVERIO (PITCHING); Grieve
grounded out (third to first); Lovitto singled to center;
Biittner grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Lovitto out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers
4, Angels 1.

ANGELS 6TH: Cardenas struck out; Spencer made an out to
shortstop; McMullen walked; Pinson flied out to center; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 4, Angels 1.

RANGERS 7TH: Harrah grounded out (pitcher to first); Broberg
flied out to right; Randle singled to second; Nelson singled to
shortstop [Randle to third, Nelson to second (error by
Cardenas)]; Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 4, Angels 1.

ANGELS 7TH: Stanton popped to first in foul territory; Torborg
made an out to first; O'BRIEN BATTED FOR MURPHY; O'Brien struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 4, Angels 1.

RANGERS 8TH: ALLEN REPLACED O'BRIEN (PITCHING); Billings flied
out to center; Grieve flied out to left; Lovitto made an out to
third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 4, Angels 1.

ANGELS 8TH: Alomar struck out; Rivers grounded out (second to
first); Cardenas walked; Spencer grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 4, Angels 1.

RANGERS 9TH: Biittner reached on an error by Cardenas; Harrah
flied out to center; Broberg out on a sacrifice bunt (first
unassisted) [Biittner to second]; Randle singled to left
[Biittner scored (unearned), Randle to second (on throw)];
Nelson popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 5, Angels 1.

ANGELS 9TH: McMullen singled to right; LINDBLAD REPLACED BROBERG
(PITCHING); Pinson made an out to third; PINA REPLACED LINDBLAD
(PITCHING); Stanton was called out on strikes; LLENAS BATTED FOR
TORBORG; Llenas forced McMullen (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 5, Angels 1.



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