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Tuesday May 16, 1972
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The relief pitching of Doyle Alexander, who allowed only three hits in the last 8 2/3 innings, featured the Orioles' 8-3 victory over the Tigers. Alexander took over after Mike Cuellar gave up two runs on a double by Tony Taylor, triple by Aurelio Rodriguez and infield out by Al Kaline. Boog Powell led the Orioles at bat with a single, double and homer. [The Sporting News]


Baltimore Orioles 8, Detroit Tigers 3

Game Played on Tuesday, May 16, 1972 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Orioles      0  0  0    3  1  0    0  1  3  -   8 14  2
Tigers       2  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   3  6  1


Orioles              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Buford lf             4   0   0   0     1   0   .272      Taylor 2b             3   1   1   0     0   0   .259
Belanger ss           5   1   1   0     0   0   .217        G. Brown ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .359
Powell 1b             4   3   3   1     1   1   .191        Perranoski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Robinson 3b           5   1   2   1     0   0   .276        Niekro p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Crowley rf            2   0   0   0     0   0   .357      Rodriguez 3b          4   1   1   1     0   0   .258
  Rettenmund ph,rf    2   2   2   1     1   0   .266      Kaline rf             4   0   0   1     0   1   .241
Grich 2b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .250      Freehan c             4   0   1   0     0   0   .317
Blair cf              3   1   2   2     1   1   .276      Horton lf             4   0   1   0     0   0   .254
Oates c               2   0   1   2     0   1   .154      I. Brown 1b           0   0   0   0     0   0   .333
  Etchebarren ph,c    2   0   1   0     0   0   .188        Cash ph,1b          4   1   1   1     0   0   .321
Cuellar p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Stanley cf            3   0   0   0     0   0   .353
  Alexander p         5   0   0   0     0   2   .000      Brinkman ss           3   0   1   0     0   0   .263
                                                          Timmermann p          1   0   0   0     0   1   .077
                                                            Scherman p          2   0   0   0     0   1   .143
                                                            McAuliffe 2b        0   0   0   0     0   0   .226

Totals               38   8  14   8     4   5             Totals               33   3   6   3     0   4

Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance: 21,493
Left on Base: Orioles 10, Tigers 3
DP: Orioles 0, Tigers 1
Errors: Powell, Oates, Scherman
Doubles: Powell (3), Robinson (7), Oates (1), Taylor (3)
Triples: Rodriguez (1)
Home Runs: Powell (4), Cash (6)
Caught Stealing: Belanger (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Grich (1)
Sacrifice Flies: Blair (1)
Hit by Pitch: Etchebarren (1,by Niekro)


Orioles                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Cuellar                 0.1   3   2   2   0   0   0   4   4.18
Alexander W(2-0)        8.2   3   1   0   0   4   1  29   0.64
Totals                  9     6   3   2   0   4   1  33

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Timmermann L(2-3)       4.2   7   4   4   1   3   1  22   2.29
Scherman                3.1   3   1   1   2   2   0  14   2.76
Perranoski              0.2   2   3   3   1   0   0   5   5.79
Niekro                  0.1   2   0   0   0   0   0   4   0.00
Totals                  9    14   8   8   4   5   1  45

Hit by Pitch: Niekro (1)
Wild Pitches: Alexander (3)

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


ORIOLES 1ST: Buford flied out to right; Belanger grounded out
(second to first); Powell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Orioles 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Taylor doubled to left; Rodriguez tripled [Taylor
scored]; Kaline grounded out (second to first) [Rodriguez
scored]; Freehan singled to left; ALEXANDER REPLACED CUELLAR
(PITCHING); Horton singled to right [Freehan to second]; CASH
BATTED FOR I. BROWN; Cash made an out to third; Stanley forced
Horton (shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 0,
Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 2ND: CASH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Robinson flied
out to center; Crowley flied out to right; Grich singled to
right; Blair singled to pitcher [Grich to second]; Oates struck
out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 2ND: Brinkman singled to shortstop; Timmermann struck
out; Alexander threw a wild pitch [Brinkman out at third
(catcher to third)]; Taylor grounded out (second to pitcher); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 3RD: Alexander struck out; Buford grounded out (second
to first); Belanger grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Kaline
grounded out (pitcher to first); Freehan lined to shortstop; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 0, Tigers 2.

ORIOLES 4TH: Powell doubled to center; Robinson doubled to right
[Powell scored]; Crowley flied out to left; Grich flied out to
center; Blair walked; Oates doubled [Robinson scored, Blair
scored]; Alexander grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 3, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 4TH: Horton grounded out (shortstop to first); Oates
dropped a foul fly hit by Cash for an error; Cash homered
(unearned); Stanley grounded out (shortstop to first); Brinkman
made an out to third; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 3,
Tigers 3.

ORIOLES 5TH: Buford grounded out (first unassisted); Belanger
grounded out (third to first); Powell homered; Robinson singled
to left; SCHERMAN REPLACED TIMMERMANN (PITCHING); RETTENMUND
BATTED FOR CROWLEY; Rettenmund singled [Robinson to third];
Grich flied out to right; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Orioles 4,
Tigers 3.

TIGERS 5TH: RETTENMUND STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Scherman was
called out on strikes; Taylor reached on an error by Powell
(assist by Belanger); Rodriguez forced Taylor (second to
shortstop); Kaline was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Orioles 4, Tigers 3.

ORIOLES 6TH: Blair struck out; ETCHEBARREN BATTED FOR OATES;
Etchebarren grounded out (shortstop to first); Alexander was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Tigers
3.

TIGERS 6TH: ETCHEBARREN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); Freehan
flied out to center; Horton made an out to second; Cash grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4,
Tigers 3.

ORIOLES 7TH: Buford flied out to right; Belanger singled to
left; Belanger was caught stealing second (catcher to
shortstop); Powell walked; Robinson flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 4, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 7TH: Stanley made an out to shortstop; Brinkman grounded
out (shortstop to first); Scherman grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 4, Tigers 3.

ORIOLES 8TH: Rettenmund walked; Grich reached on an error by
Scherman on a sacrifice bunt [Rettenmund to third]; Blair
sacrifice flied into a double play (center to shortstop to
first) [Rettenmund scored, Grich out at second]; Etchebarren
singled to left; Alexander forced Etchebarren (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Orioles 5, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 8TH: G. BROWN BATTED FOR TAYLOR; G. Brown struck out;
Rodriguez grounded out (third to first); Kaline flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Orioles 5, Tigers 3.

ORIOLES 9TH: PERRANOSKI REPLACED G. BROWN (PITCHING); MCAULIFFE
REPLACED SCHERMAN (PLAYING 2B); Buford walked; On a bunt
Belanger forced Buford (third to second); Powell singled to left
[Belanger to second]; Robinson made an out to first; Rettenmund
singled to right [Belanger scored, Powell to second]; NIEKRO
REPLACED PERRANOSKI (PITCHING); Grich singled to left [Powell
scored, Rettenmund to third]; Blair singled to left [Rettenmund
scored, Grich to second]; Etchebarren was hit by a pitch [Grich
to third, Blair to second]; Alexander grounded out (shortstop to
first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Orioles 8, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 9TH: Freehan grounded out (third to first); Horton flied
out to center; Cash made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Orioles 8, Tigers 3.



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