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Tuesday April 18, 1972
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A two-run single by Aurelio Rodriguez in the fifth inning proved the decisive blow as the Tigers defeated the Orioles, 5-3. Joe Coleman singled, Dick McAuliffe doubled and both scored on Rodriguez' hit to break a 2-2 tie. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 5, Baltimore Orioles 3

Game Played on Tuesday, April 18, 1972 (Night game) at Memorial Stadium

Tigers       0  2  0    0  2  0    0  1  0  -   5 11  0
Orioles      0  0  2    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  6  3


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          5   1   1   0     0   0   .143      Buford lf             4   1   1   1     0   1   .273
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   1   2     0   0   .125      Rettenmund rf         4   0   1   1     0   1   .273
Northrup cf,lf        4   0   1   0     0   0   .125      Powell 1b             2   0   0   1     1   1   .125
Kaline rf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .250      Robinson 3b           4   0   1   0     0   2   .364
Cash 1b               4   1   1   1     0   0   .375      Hendricks c           3   0   0   0     0   2   .000
Horton lf             3   1   1   1     1   0   .333        Etchebarren ph,c    1   0   1   0     0   0   .250
  Stanley pr,cf       0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Blair cf              4   0   0   0     0   2   .182
Freehan c             4   0   1   0     0   1   .429      Johnson 2b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .100
Brinkman ss           4   0   2   1     0   1   .429      Belanger ss           3   1   2   0     0   0   .667
Coleman p             2   1   1   0     0   0   .500      Palmer p              0   1   0   0     1   0   .000
  Scherman p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Shopay ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .000
                                                            Leonhard p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Crowley ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Harrison p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Grich ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               35   5  11   5     1   3             Totals               31   3   6   3     3   9

Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance:  7,022
Left on Base: Tigers 5, Orioles 6
DP: Tigers 1, Orioles 1
Errors: Powell, Hendricks 2
Doubles: McAuliffe (1), Horton (1), Belanger (1)
Home Runs: Cash (1), Buford (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Coleman (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Powell (1)
GIDP: Coleman (1)
Hit by Pitch: Belanger (1,by Coleman)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Coleman W(1-0)          7.1   4   3   2   3   9   1  29   2.45
Scherman SV(1)          1.2   2   0   0   0   0   0   7   0.00
Totals                  9     6   3   2   3   9   1  36

Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Palmer L(0-1)           5     7   4   4   1   1   1  21   7.20
Leonhard                2     2   0   0   0   0   0   8   0.00
Harrison                2     2   1   1   0   2   0   8   4.50
Totals                  9    11   5   5   1   3   1  37

Passed Balls: Freehan (1)
Hit by Pitch: Coleman (1)
Wild Pitches: Harrison (1)

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


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe popped to first in foul territory;
Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); Northrup singled to
left; Kaline popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 1ST: Buford made an out to shortstop; Rettenmund struck
out; Powell walked; Robinson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Orioles 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash homered; Horton walked; Freehan singled to
center [Horton to second]; Brinkman singled to right [Horton
scored, Freehan out at third (right to second)]; Bill Freehan
rounded 2B too far; Coleman grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Brinkman out at second]; 2 R, 3
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 2ND: Hendricks was called out on strikes; Blair struck
out; Johnson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
2, Orioles 0.

TIGERS 3RD: McAuliffe flied out to right; Rodriguez grounded out
(pitcher to first); Northrup grounded out (first unassisted); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Orioles 0.

ORIOLES 3RD: Belanger was hit by a pitch; Palmer walked
[Belanger to second]; Freehan allowed a passed ball [Belanger to
third, Palmer to second]; Buford struck out; Rettenmund singled
to pitcher [Belanger scored, Palmer to third]; Joe Coleman
complained about calls during Powell AB; Tigers Manager Billy
Martin ejected by HP umpire Dave Phillips; Powell hit a
sacrifice fly to right [Palmer scored (unearned)]; Robinson
struck out; 2 R (1 ER), 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Orioles 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Hendricks dropped a foul fly hit by Kaline for an
error; Kaline made an out to third; Hendricks dropped a foul fly
hit by Cash for an error; Cash reached on an error by Powell;
Horton flied out to left; Freehan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 3 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 2, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 4TH: Hendricks struck out; Blair struck out; Johnson
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Orioles 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Brinkman flied out to right; Coleman singled to
right; McAuliffe doubled to right [Coleman to third]; Rodriguez
singled to right [Coleman scored, McAuliffe scored, Rodriguez
out at second (right to catcher to shortstop)]; Northrup made an
out to second; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 4, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 5TH: Belanger singled to left; SHOPAY BATTED FOR PALMER;
Shopay walked [Belanger to second]; On a bunt Buford hit into a
double play (first unassisted) [Shopay out at second];
Rettenmund flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 4,
Orioles 2.

TIGERS 6TH: LEONHARD REPLACED SHOPAY (PITCHING); Kaline singled
to left; Cash forced Kaline (second to shortstop); Horton popped
to first in foul territory; Freehan made an out to third; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 4, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 6TH: Powell struck out; Robinson grounded out (third to
first); Hendricks grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 4, Orioles 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Brinkman singled to center; Coleman out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Brinkman to second];
McAuliffe grounded out (second to first) [Brinkman to third];
Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 4, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 7TH: Blair made an out to second; Johnson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Belanger doubled to right; CROWLEY BATTED
FOR LEONHARD; Crowley made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 4, Orioles 2.

TIGERS 8TH: HARRISON REPLACED CROWLEY (PITCHING); Northrup flied
out to left; Debut game for Roric Harrison; Kaline
singled to center; Harrison threw a wild pitch [Kaline to
second]; Cash grounded out (second to first); Horton doubled to
right [Kaline scored]; STANLEY RAN FOR HORTON; Freehan made an
out to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 5, Orioles 2.

ORIOLES 8TH: STANLEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); NORTHRUP
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Buford homered; Rettenmund
grounded out (shortstop to first); SCHERMAN REPLACED COLEMAN
(PITCHING); Powell popped to first in foul territory; Robinson
singled to center; ETCHEBARREN BATTED FOR HENDRICKS; Etchebarren
singled to right [Robinson to second]; Blair forced Etchebarren
(shortstop to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 5, Orioles
3.

TIGERS 9TH: ETCHEBARREN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Brinkman
was called out on strikes; Scherman was called out on strikes;
McAuliffe flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5,
Orioles 3.

ORIOLES 9TH: Johnson grounded out (pitcher to first); Belanger
flied out to left; GRICH BATTED FOR HARRISON; Grich grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 5, Orioles 3.



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