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Friday May 5, 1972
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With two out, Joe Coleman committed the unpardonable sin of walking his opposing pitcher, Bill Gogolewski, with the bases loaded in the fourth inning to force in what proved to be the Rangers' winning run in a 2-1 victory over the Tigers. Ted Ford homered for the Rangers' initial tally in the second.

A walk, error, sacrifice, popup and intentional pass preceded Goglewski's appearance at the plate in the fourth. Coleman threw three straight balls, came back with two strikes and then was low on his sixth pitch. [The Sporting News]


Texas Rangers 2, Detroit Tigers 1

Game Played on Friday, May 5, 1972 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Rangers      0  1  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  5  0
Tigers       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  6  3


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Maddox cf             5   0   0   0     0   3   .184      McAuliffe 2b          4   0   0   0     0   1   .171
Nelson 3b             5   0   2   0     0   3   .290      Rodriguez 3b          4   1   2   0     0   0   .322
Mincher 1b            4   0   0   0     1   2   .163      Kaline rf             3   0   1   0     1   0   .250
  Harrah pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .220      Freehan c             4   0   1   1     0   1   .367
  Biittner lf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .152      Cash 1b               4   0   0   0     0   1   .333
Howard lf,1b          3   1   1   0     2   1   .255      Horton lf             4   0   0   0     0   1   .200
King c                2   0   0   0     0   0   .143      Northrup cf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .158
  Billings ph,c       2   0   0   0     0   0   .208      Brinkman ss           3   0   1   0     0   0   .313
Ford rf               3   1   1   1     0   1   .333      Coleman p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .200
Randle 2b             3   0   0   0     1   1   .227        Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Kubiak ss             2   0   0   0     2   0   .000        G. Brown ph         0   0   0   0     0   0   .381
Gogolewski p          3   0   1   1     1   1   .200        Taylor ph           1   0   1   0     0   0   .263
  Paul p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Seelbach p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               32   2   5   2     7  12             Totals               32   1   6   1     1   5

Time of Game: 2:50   Attendance: 15,115
Left on Base: Rangers 12, Tigers 5
DP: Rangers 1, Tigers 0
Errors: McAuliffe, Rodriguez, Freehan
Home Runs: Ford (2)
Stolen Bases: Nelson (9)
Sacrifice Hits: Ford (1)
Hit by Pitch: King (2,by Coleman)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Gogolewski W(1-1)       7     5   1   1   0   4   0  26   5.50
Paul                    0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   2   2.35
Pina SV(4)              1.2   0   0   0   1   1   0   5   2.03
Totals                  9     6   1   1   1   5   0  33

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Coleman L(3-2)          6.2   5   2   1   4   9   1  31   2.70
Scherman                1.1   0   0   0   2   2   0   6   0.00
Seelbach                1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4   0.00
Totals                  9     5   2   1   7  12   1  41

Hit by Pitch: Coleman (2)

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


RANGERS 1ST: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Nelson
struck out; Mincher struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers
0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe flied out to left; Rodriguez singled to
right; Kaline popped to second; Freehan flied out to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Howard was called out on strikes; King grounded out
(pitcher to first); Ford homered; Randle struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash flied out to right; Horton flied out to center;
Northrup grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 1, Tigers 0.

RANGERS 3RD: Kubiak grounded out (second to first); Gogolewski
singled to right; Maddox struck out; Nelson singled to third
[Gogolewski to third (error by Rodriguez), Nelson to second];
Mincher struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Brinkman flied out to right; Coleman grounded out
(shortstop to first); McAuliffe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 0.

RANGERS 4TH: Howard walked; King reached on an error by
McAuliffe [Howard to second]; Ford out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Howard to third, King to second]; Randle
popped to third; Kubiak was walked intentionally; Gogolewski
walked [Howard scored (unearned), King to third, Kubiak to
second]; Maddox struck out; 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
Rangers 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Rodriguez singled to center; Kaline singled to left
[Rodriguez to second]; Freehan singled to left [Rodriguez
scored, Kaline to second]; Cash lined to right; Horton popped to
third; Northrup flied out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

RANGERS 5TH: Nelson was called out on strikes; Mincher grounded
out (pitcher to first); Howard singled to left; King was hit by
a pitch [Howard to second]; Ford struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Brinkman grounded out (third to first); Coleman was
called out on strikes; McAuliffe grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

RANGERS 6TH: Randle popped to shortstop; Kubiak lined to
shortstop; Gogolewski flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Rodriguez flied out to center; Kaline popped to
second; Freehan was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

RANGERS 7TH: Maddox grounded out (third to first); Nelson
singled to right; Mincher flied out to center; Nelson stole
second [Nelson to third (error by Freehan)]; Howard was walked
intentionally; BILLINGS BATTED FOR KING; SCHERMAN REPLACED
COLEMAN (PITCHING); Billings flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E,
2 LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 7TH: BILLINGS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Cash grounded
out (second to first); Horton struck out; Northrup grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

RANGERS 8TH: Ford grounded out (third to first); Randle walked;
Kubiak walked [Randle to second]; On a bunt Gogolewski struck
out; Maddox was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Brinkman singled to center; G. BROWN BATTED FOR
SCHERMAN; PAUL REPLACED GOGOLEWSKI (PITCHING); TAYLOR BATTED FOR
G. BROWN; Taylor singled to left [Brinkman to second]; McAuliffe
popped to second; PINA REPLACED PAUL (PITCHING); Rodriguez lined
into a double play (first unassisted) [Taylor out at first]; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

RANGERS 9TH: SEELBACH REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Nelson struck
out; Mincher walked; HARRAH RAN FOR MINCHER; Howard forced
Harrah (second to shortstop); Billings forced Howard (shortstop
to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 9TH: BIITTNER REPLACED HARRAH (PLAYING LF); HOWARD
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Kaline walked; Freehan flied out
to center; Cash was called out on strikes; Horton flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.



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