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Monday May 15, 1972
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Jim Palmer served up homers to Gates Brown and Willie Horton in the first two innings but then pitched the Orioles to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. In addition, Palmer tripled in the seventh and scored the deciding run on a single by Don Buford. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 3, Detroit Tigers 2

Game Played on Monday, May 15, 1972 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Orioles      0  1  1    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   3  8  0
Tigers       1  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  4  0


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             4   0   2   1     0   1   .286      Northrup cf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .154
Rettenmund rf         4   1   2   1     0   0   .242      Rodriguez 3b          3   0   0   0     1   1   .258
Blair cf              4   0   0   0     0   2   .262      G. Brown lf           4   1   1   1     0   0   .368
Robinson 3b           4   1   2   0     0   0   .268      Freehan c             4   0   0   0     0   1   .321
Johnson 2b            3   0   0   0     1   0   .224      Cash 1b               4   0   0   0     0   1   .324
Grich 1b              3   0   0   0     1   0   .200      Horton rf             3   1   2   1     0   1   .254
Etchebarren c         4   0   0   0     0   1   .174      McAuliffe 2b          3   0   1   0     0   2   .226
Belanger ss           4   0   1   1     0   1   .219      Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     0   1   .260
Palmer p              3   1   1   0     0   0   .286      Cain p                2   0   0   0     0   1   .250
                                                            Niekro p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Jones ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Strampe p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   3   8   3     2   5             Totals               31   2   4   2     1   8

Time of Game: 2:18   Attendance: 29,092
Left on Base: Orioles 5, Tigers 3
DP: Orioles 0, Tigers 2
Doubles: Rettenmund (4), Robinson (6)
Triples: Palmer (1)
Home Runs: Rettenmund (1), G. Brown (2), Horton (4)
Stolen Bases: Grich (1)
GIDP: Rettenmund 2 (4)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Palmer W(3-3)           9     4   2   2   1   8   2  32   2.89
Totals                  9     4   2   2   1   8   2  32

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cain L(0-2)             6.1   8   3   3   2   4   1  28   4.38
Niekro                  1.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0.00
Strampe                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3  21.60
Totals                  9     8   3   3   2   5   1  35

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford singled to center; Rettenmund grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Buford out at
second]; Blair struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Northrup grounded out (shortstop to first);
Rodriguez struck out; G. Brown homered; Freehan was called out
on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 1.

ORIOLES 2ND: Robinson singled to center; Johnson walked
[Robinson to second]; Grich flied out to left; Etchebarren flied
out to left; Belanger singled to center [Robinson scored,
Johnson to third]; Palmer grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 1, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash struck out; Horton homered; McAuliffe struck
out; Brinkman grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 1, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 3RD: Buford struck out (catcher to first); Rettenmund
homered; Blair struck out; Robinson made an out to third; 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Cain grounded out (shortstop to first); Northrup
grounded out (pitcher to first); Rodriguez walked; G. Brown
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles
2, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 4TH: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Grich
walked; Grich stole second; Etchebarren struck out; Belanger
lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Freehan made an out to third; Cash flied out to
center; Horton struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2,
Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 5TH: Palmer grounded out (shortstop to first); Buford
grounded out (pitcher to first); Rettenmund doubled to left;
Blair grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Orioles 2, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 5TH: McAuliffe singled to right; Brinkman struck out;
Cain struck out; Northrup grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 6TH: Robinson doubled to right; Johnson flied out to
center; Grich grounded out (third to first); Etchebarren flied
out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 6TH: Rodriguez lined to shortstop; G. Brown made an out
to shortstop; Freehan grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 2, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 7TH: Belanger made an out to second; Palmer tripled to
center; Buford singled to center [Palmer scored]; NIEKRO
REPLACED CAIN (PITCHING); Rettenmund grounded into a double play
(pitcher to shortstop to first) [Buford out at second]; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Cash flied out to left; Horton singled to left;
McAuliffe struck out; Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 8TH: Blair flied out to center; Robinson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Johnson lined to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 8TH: JONES BATTED FOR NIEKRO; Jones popped to catcher in
foul territory; Northrup made an out to shortstop; Rodriguez
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 9TH: STRAMPE REPLACED JONES (PITCHING); Grich made an
out to second; Etchebarren grounded out (shortstop to first);
Belanger struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 9TH: G. Brown grounded out (second to first); Freehan
flied out to right; Cash grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.



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