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Saturday May 6, 1972
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The Tigers scored three runs off Rich Hand in the first inning and defeated the Rangers, 4-1. Hand, making his first start since being recalled from the minors, gave up a single by Aurelio Rodriguez and two walks to load the bases with two out in the opening frame. Willie Horton singled, driving in two runs, and Dick McAuliffe also singled to drive in the third marker. Hal King homered for the Rangers' tally. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 4, Texas Rangers 1

Game Played on Saturday, May 6, 1972 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

Rangers      0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  4  0
Tigers       3  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  x  -   4  7  0


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Maddox cf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .190      Northrup cf,rf,lf     4   0   0   0     0   1   .143
Nelson 3b             4   0   0   0     0   1   .273      Rodriguez 3b          4   1   1   0     0   0   .317
Mincher 1b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .152      G. Brown lf           3   0   0   0     0   2   .333
King c                4   1   1   1     0   1   .156        Kaline ph,rf        1   0   1   0     0   0   .270
Howard lf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .241      Freehan c             3   1   0   0     1   2   .346
Ford rf               2   0   1   0     1   0   .364      Cash 1b               2   1   0   0     2   1   .319
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Horton rf             2   0   1   2     0   0   .213
Driscoll 2b           2   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Stanley cf          2   0   0   0     0   0   .381
  Grieve ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .294      McAuliffe 2b          2   1   2   1     2   0   .216
  Harrah ss           0   0   0   0     0   0   .220      Brinkman ss           4   0   1   1     0   0   .308
Kubiak ss,2b          3   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Timmermann p          2   0   0   0     0   0   .091
Hand p                1   0   1   0     0   0  1.000        Scherman p          2   0   1   0     0   1   .250
  Biittner ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .147
  Panther p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Billings rf         1   0   0   0     0   0   .200

Totals               29   1   4   1     3   3             Totals               31   4   7   4     5   7

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 11,710
Left on Base: Rangers 4, Tigers 8
DP: Rangers 0, Tigers 2
Doubles: Maddox (2)
Triples: Brinkman (1)
Home Runs: King (1)
GIDP: Howard (6), Driscoll (1)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hand L(0-1)             5     4   3   3   2   5   0  21   5.40
Panther                 1     1   0   0   2   0   0   6  12.96
Lindblad                2     2   1   1   1   2   0   9   0.71
Totals                  8     7   4   4   5   7   0  36

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Timmermann W(2-2)       6.2   3   1   1   3   1   1  24   1.76
Scherman SV(3)          2.1   1   0   0   0   2   0   8   0.00
Totals                  9     4   1   1   3   3   1  32

Wild Pitches: Hand (1), Timmermann (1)

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


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

TIGERS 1ST: Northrup struck out; Rodriguez singled to center;
Hand threw a wild pitch [Rodriguez to second]; G. Brown flied
out to center; Freehan walked; Cash walked [Rodriguez to third,
Freehan to second]; Horton singled to right [Rodriguez scored,
Freehan scored, Cash to second]; McAuliffe singled to left [Cash
scored, Horton to third]; Brinkman forced McAuliffe (second
unassisted); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 3.

RANGERS 2ND: King flied out to left; Howard flied out to left;
Ford singled to center; Driscoll grounded out (second to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 2ND: Timmermann grounded out (shortstop to first);
Northrup flied out to center; Rodriguez flied out to left; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 3.

RANGERS 3RD: Kubiak flied out to center; Hand singled to center;
Maddox flied out to right; Nelson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 3RD: G. Brown struck out; Freehan struck out; Cash was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers
3.

RANGERS 4TH: Mincher walked; King flied out to left; Howard
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Mincher out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0,
Tigers 3.

TIGERS 4TH: Horton grounded out (second to first); McAuliffe
singled to right; Brinkman forced McAuliffe (shortstop to
second); Timmermann flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Rangers 0, Tigers 3.

RANGERS 5TH: Ford walked; Driscoll grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Ford out at second]; Kubiak
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers
0, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 5TH: Northrup grounded out (second to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (shortstop to first); G. Brown struck out; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 3.

RANGERS 6TH: BIITTNER BATTED FOR HAND; STANLEY REPLACED HORTON
(PLAYING CF); NORTHRUP CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Biittner
grounded out (pitcher to first); Maddox popped to second; Nelson
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 6TH: PANTHER REPLACED BIITTNER (PITCHING); Freehan
grounded out (third to first); Cash walked; Stanley flied out to
right; McAuliffe walked [Cash to second]; Brinkman flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 3.

RANGERS 7TH: Mincher grounded out (second to first); King
homered; Howard walked; Ford popped to first in foul territory;
GRIEVE BATTED FOR DRISCOLL; Timmermann threw a wild pitch
[Howard to second]; SCHERMAN REPLACED TIMMERMANN (PITCHING);
Grieve struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 7TH: HARRAH REPLACED GRIEVE (PLAYING SS); KUBIAK CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Scherman singled to center; LINDBLAD
REPLACED FORD (PITCHING); BILLINGS REPLACED PANTHER (PLAYING
RF); Northrup popped to catcher in foul territory; Rodriguez
flied out to right; KALINE BATTED FOR G. BROWN; Kaline singled
to left [Scherman to second]; Freehan was called out on strikes;
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 3.

RANGERS 8TH: KALINE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); NORTHRUP
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Kubiak grounded out (shortstop
to first); Billings flied out to left; Maddox doubled; Nelson
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Rangers 1, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 8TH: Cash flied out to center; Stanley flied out to
right; McAuliffe walked; Brinkman tripled to right [McAuliffe
scored]; Scherman struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Tigers 4.

RANGERS 9TH: Mincher grounded out (shortstop to first); King
struck out; Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 1, Tigers 4.



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