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Sunday May 7, 1972
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Although rapped for 11 hits, Mickey Lolich gained his fifth victory when the Tigers defeated the Rangers, 7-4. The Tigers were losing, 3-2, before taking command of the game with five runs in the fifth inning.

Bill Freehan drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single and another scored on an infield out by Dick McAuliffe after a walk to Al Kaline. A wild throw by Dick Billings on an attempted pickoff play and a wild pitch by Mike Paul allowed the final pair. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 7, Texas Rangers 4

Game Played on Sunday, May 7, 1972 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

Rangers      0  0  2    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   4 11  1
Tigers       1  0  0    1  5  0    0  0  x  -   7  9  1


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Randle 2b             5   0   2   3     0   0   .239      Northrup cf,lf        4   1   0   0     0   1   .130
Nelson 3b             4   0   1   1     1   1   .271      Rodriguez 3b          4   1   1   0     1   1   .313
Howard 1b             4   0   1   0     1   2   .241      G. Brown lf           2   2   2   1     1   0   .385
Billings c            4   0   2   0     0   0   .241        Stanley cf          2   0   1   0     0   0   .391
  Shellenback p       0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Freehan c             5   2   2   2     0   1   .351
  Kubiak ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .000      Cash 1b               4   0   2   0     0   0   .333
Ford rf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .267      Kaline rf             4   1   1   1     1   1   .268
Grieve lf             4   0   0   0     0   2   .238      McAuliffe 2b          2   0   0   1     2   1   .205
Maddox cf             4   2   3   0     0   0   .239      Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     1   1   .291
Harrah ss             3   2   1   0     0   0   .227      Lolich p              2   0   0   0     1   0   .000
Bosman p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Paul p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Cox p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Suarez ph,c         2   0   1   0     0   0   .500

Totals               35   4  11   4     2   7             Totals               32   7   9   5     7   6

Time of Game: 2:58   Attendance:  9,855
Left on Base: Rangers 9, Tigers 11
DP: Rangers 0, Tigers 0
Errors: Billings, Lolich
Doubles: Cash (1)
Home Runs: G. Brown (1)
Caught Stealing: Billings (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Harrah (1), Bosman 2 (5), Cash (2)
Hit by Pitch: Northrup (1,by Bosman), Lolich (1,by Shellenback)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bosman L(1-4)           4     7   6   6   2   4   1  22   5.79
Paul                    1     0   1   0   3   0   0   6   2.08
Cox                     1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5   4.70
Shellenback             2     0   0   0   2   2   0   9   1.20
Totals                  8     9   7   6   7   6   1  42

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich W(5-1)           9    11   4   3   2   7   0  40   2.24
Totals                  9    11   4   3   2   7   0  40

Hit by Pitch: Bosman (1), Shellenback (2)
Wild Pitches: Paul (2)

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


RANGERS 1ST: Randle flied out to center; Nelson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Howard was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Northrup flied out to left; Rodriguez struck out; G.
Brown homered; Freehan struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 0, Tigers 1.

RANGERS 2ND: Billings singled to third; Billings was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Ford was called out on
strikes; Grieve struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0,
Tigers 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash doubled to left; Kaline flied out to right;
McAuliffe struck out; Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, Tigers 1.

RANGERS 3RD: Maddox singled to left; Harrah reached on an error
by Lolich on a sacrifice bunt [Maddox to second]; Bosman out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Maddox to third, Harrah to
second]; Randle singled to center [Maddox scored, Harrah scored
(unearned)]; Nelson was called out on strikes; Howard grounded
out (third to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2,
Tigers 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Lolich grounded out (pitcher to first); Northrup
grounded out (first to pitcher); Rodriguez flied to left in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

RANGERS 4TH: Billings grounded out (shortstop to first); Ford
flied out to center; Grieve was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 2, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: G. Brown walked; Freehan forced G. Brown (third to
second); Cash singled to right [Freehan to third]; Kaline
singled to second [Freehan scored, Cash to second]; McAuliffe
walked [Cash to third, Kaline to second]; Brinkman was called
out on strikes; Lolich popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
Rangers 2, Tigers 2.

RANGERS 5TH: Maddox flied out to right; Harrah singled to first;
Bosman out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second) [Harrah to
second]; Randle singled to left [Harrah scored]; Nelson flied
out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 5TH: Northrup was hit by a pitch; Rodriguez singled to
center [Northrup to second]; G. Brown singled to left [Northrup
to third, Rodriguez to second]; Freehan singled to center
[Northrup scored, Rodriguez scored, G. Brown to second]; PAUL
REPLACED BOSMAN (PITCHING); Cash out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [G. Brown to third, Freehan to second];
Kaline was walked intentionally; McAuliffe grounded out (first
unassisted) [G. Brown scored, Freehan to third, Kaline to
second]; Kaline was picked off second but was safe on an error
by Billings [Freehan scored, Kaline to third]; Brinkman was
walked intentionally while Kaline advanced to home on a wild
pitch; Lolich walked [Brinkman to second]; Northrup grounded out
(pitcher to first); 5 R (4 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 3,
Tigers 7.

RANGERS 6TH: NORTHRUP CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); STANLEY
REPLACED G. BROWN (PLAYING CF); Howard struck out; Billings
singled to center; Ford popped to first in foul territory;
Grieve forced Billings (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Rangers 3, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 6TH: COX REPLACED PAUL (PITCHING); Rodriguez grounded out
(pitcher to first); Stanley singled to right; Freehan singled to
left [Stanley to second]; Cash popped to shortstop; Kaline flied
out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 3, Tigers 7.

RANGERS 7TH: Maddox singled to right; Harrah flied out to
center; SUAREZ BATTED FOR COX; Suarez singled to center [Maddox
to second]; Randle flied out to left; Nelson singled to center
[Maddox scored, Suarez to second]; Howard walked [Suarez to
third, Nelson to second]; Billings flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 3 LOB.  Rangers 4, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 7TH: SHELLENBACK REPLACED BILLINGS (PITCHING); SUAREZ
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); McAuliffe walked; Brinkman popped
to second; Lolich was hit by a pitch [McAuliffe to second];
Northrup struck out; Rodriguez walked [McAuliffe to third,
Lolich to second]; Stanley flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Rangers 4, Tigers 7.

RANGERS 8TH: Ford flied to left in foul territory; Grieve lined
to shortstop; Maddox singled to right; Harrah popped to second;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 4, Tigers 7.

TIGERS 8TH: Freehan popped to shortstop; Cash grounded out
(first to pitcher); Kaline struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 4, Tigers 7.

RANGERS 9TH: Suarez grounded out (third to first); Randle
grounded out (first to pitcher); Nelson walked; Howard singled
to center [Nelson to second]; KUBIAK BATTED FOR SHELLENBACK;
Kubiak was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers
4, Tigers 7.



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