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Saturday May 13, 1972
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With catcher Bill Freehan's batting support, Mickey Lolich pitched the Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Royals. After Al Kaline doubled in the first inning, Freehan drove in the Tigers' initial run with a single.

Then, in the third, following a pass to Kaline, Freehan smashed a homer. Lolich gave up five hits, with the Royals' run scoring on a triple by Freddie Patek and single by Cookie Rojas in the fourth. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 3, Kansas City Royals 1

Game Played on Saturday, May 13, 1972 (Night game) at Municipal Stadium

Tigers       1  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   3 10  0
Royals       0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   1  5  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Northrup cf,lf        5   0   1   0     0   1   .127      Patek ss              4   1   1   0     0   2   .244
Rodriguez 3b          5   0   0   0     0   0   .284      Rojas 2b              4   0   1   1     0   0   .256
Kaline rf             4   2   2   0     1   0   .275      Otis cf               3   0   0   0     1   0   .192
Freehan c             5   1   2   3     0   0   .343      Piniella lf           4   0   1   0     0   2   .337
Cash 1b               4   0   2   0     0   0   .371      Scheinblum rf         3   0   1   0     0   1   .259
Horton lf             2   0   1   0     2   0   .212      Mayberry 1b           4   0   1   0     0   2   .225
  Stanley pr,cf       0   0   0   0     0   0   .370      Schaal 3b             2   0   0   0     2   1   .188
McAuliffe 2b          4   0   0   0     0   2   .196      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   0   0     0   0   .267
Brinkman ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .273      Drago p               2   0   0   0     0   1   .071
Lolich p              4   0   1   0     0   2   .050        Knoop ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .500
                                                            Abernathy p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37   3  10   3     3   5             Totals               30   1   5   1     3   9

Time of Game: 2:42   Attendance: 11,599
Left on Base: Tigers 10, Royals 6
DP: Tigers 1, Royals 0
Doubles: Kaline (1), Horton (4)
Triples: Patek (2)
Home Runs: Freehan (2)
Caught Stealing: Rojas (2)
Sacrifice Hits: Scheinblum (1)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich W(6-1)           9     5   1   1   3   9   0  34   2.05
Totals                  9     5   1   1   3   9   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Drago L(2-2)            8     8   3   3   3   5   1  35   2.35
Abernathy               1     2   0   0   0   0   0   5   0.00
Totals                  9    10   3   3   3   5   1  40

Wild Pitches: Drago (1)

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


TIGERS 1ST: Northrup flied out to right; Rodriguez grounded out
(third to first); Kaline doubled to center; Freehan singled to
left [Kaline scored]; Cash singled to right [Freehan to third];
Horton walked [Cash to second]; McAuliffe grounded out (pitcher
to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek grounded out (third to first); Rojas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Otis made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Brinkman flied out to left; Lolich struck out;
Northrup struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella grounded out (shortstop to first);
Scheinblum made an out to shortstop; Mayberry grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Royals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Rodriguez flied out to right; Kaline walked; Freehan
homered [Kaline scored]; Cash made an out to shortstop; Horton
doubled to left; McAuliffe struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal flied to right in foul territory; Kirkpatrick
grounded out (second to first); Drago grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Brinkman flied out to center; Lolich struck out;
Northrup grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Patek tripled to right; Rojas singled to right
[Patek scored]; Otis flied out to center; Piniella struck out
while Rojas was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 1 R,
2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Rodriguez made an out to shortstop; Kaline singled
to left; Freehan made an out to second; Cash flied out to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Scheinblum struck out; Mayberry singled to left;
Schaal walked [Mayberry to second]; Kirkpatrick forced Schaal
(third to second) [Mayberry to third]; Drago struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Horton popped to first in foul territory; McAuliffe
struck out; Brinkman singled to left; Lolich grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Patek struck out; Rojas grounded out (second to
first); Otis grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 1.

TIGERS 7TH: Northrup grounded out (second to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (third to first); Kaline flied out to left; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 7TH: Piniella was called out on strikes; Scheinblum
singled to center; Mayberry was called out on strikes; Schaal
walked [Scheinblum to second]; Kirkpatrick flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Freehan grounded out (shortstop to first); Cash
singled to first; Drago threw a wild pitch [Cash to second];
Horton walked; STANLEY RAN FOR HORTON; McAuliffe made an out to
third; Brinkman flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Tigers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 8TH: STANLEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); NORTHRUP
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); KNOOP BATTED FOR DRAGO; Knoop
lined to left; Patek struck out; Rojas made an out to third; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 3, Royals 1.

TIGERS 9TH: ABERNATHY REPLACED KNOOP (PITCHING); Lolich singled
to right; Northrup singled to right [Lolich to second]; On a
bunt Rodriguez reached on a fielder's choice [Lolich out at
third (pitcher to third), Northrup to second]; Kaline flied out
to left; Freehan flied out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Tigers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Otis walked; Piniella singled to left [Otis to
second]; Scheinblum out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Otis to third, Piniella to second]; Mayberry struck out; Schaal
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 3,
Royals 1.



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