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Tuesday May 16, 1972
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Making his first start of the season, Jim Rooker allowed only four hits and pitched the Royals to a 5-0 victory over the Rangers. The Royals' runs included two forced across the plate on bases-loaded passes issued by Jim Panther in the seventh inning. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 5, Texas Rangers 0

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

Rangers      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  2
Royals       0  1  0    0  0  1    3  0  x  -   5  7  1


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Maddox cf             4   0   0   0     0   0   .205      Patek ss              4   1   0   0     1   2   .246
Nelson 3b             4   0   2   0     0   0   .298      Otis cf               4   1   0   1     1   2   .222
Howard 1b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .247      Scheinblum rf         3   0   1   1     1   0   .256
Billings c,rf         3   0   0   0     0   1   .244      Piniella lf           3   0   1   2     0   0   .333
Burroughs lf          3   0   0   0     0   2   .000      Rojas 2b              4   1   1   0     0   0   .270
Lovitto rf            3   0   1   0     0   0   .148      Kirkpatrick c         3   0   1   0     1   0   .302
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Mayberry 1b           3   1   1   1     1   0   .213
Randle 2b             3   0   0   0     0   1   .211      Schaal 3b             3   0   1   0     1   0   .196
Harrah ss             2   0   1   0     1   0   .242      Rooker p              4   1   1   0     0   2   .200
Hand p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Paul p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Panther p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Suarez c            1   0   0   0     0   0   .182

Totals               29   0   4   0     1   4             Totals               31   5   7   5     6   6

Time of Game: 2:19   Attendance:  6,872
Left on Base: Rangers 3, Royals 9
DP: Rangers 1, Royals 2
Errors: Nelson, Randle, Rojas
Stolen Bases: Piniella (2), Otis (4)
Caught Stealing: Lovitto (1), Kirkpatrick (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Piniella (1)
GIDP: Howard 2 (8), Kirkpatrick (2)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hand L(0-3)             5.1   4   2   0   1   4   0  23   5.11
Paul                    1     2   2   2   0   0   0   4   2.77
Panther                 0     0   1   1   3   0   0   3   9.45
Lindblad                1.2   1   0   0   2   2   0   8   0.57
Totals                  8     7   5   3   6   6   0  38

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Rooker W(2-0)           9     4   0   0   1   4   0  30   1.72
Totals                  9     4   0   0   1   4   0  30

Passed Balls: Billings 2 (3)

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - Bill Kunkel, 3B - Red Flaherty


RANGERS 1ST: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Nelson
lined to second; Howard grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek struck out; Otis struck out; Scheinblum
grounded out (second to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers
0, Royals 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Billings was called out on strikes; Burroughs was
called out on strikes; Lovitto singled to right; Lovitto was
picked off and caught stealing second (pitcher to first to
second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Piniella grounded out (third to first); Rojas
reached on an error by Nelson [Rojas to second]; Billings
allowed a passed ball [Rojas to third]; Kirkpatrick walked;
Mayberry reached on a fielder's choice [Rojas scored (unearned),
Kirkpatrick to second (error by Randle)]; Kirkpatrick was caught
stealing third (catcher to third) [Mayberry to second]; Schaal
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R (0 ER), 0 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.
Rangers 0, Royals 1.

RANGERS 3RD: Randle struck out; Harrah walked; Hand flied out to
right; Maddox lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0,
Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Rooker lined to right; Patek grounded out (third to
first); Otis grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 1.

RANGERS 4TH: Nelson singled to left; Howard grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Nelson out at
second]; Billings flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Scheinblum flied out to center; Piniella singled to
center; Piniella stole second; Rojas grounded out (shortstop to
first) [Piniella to third]; Kirkpatrick flied out to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 1.

RANGERS 5TH: Burroughs grounded out (shortstop to first);
Lovitto flied out to left; Randle flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Mayberry grounded out (second to first); Schaal
singled to left; Rooker struck out; Patek flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 1.

RANGERS 6TH: Harrah singled to center; Hand forced Harrah
(shortstop to second); Maddox reached on a fielder's choice
[Hand to second (error by Rojas; assist by Schaal)]; Nelson
singled to right [Hand to third, Maddox to second]; Howard
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Nelson out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals
1.

ROYALS 6TH: Otis struck out but advanced to first on a passed
ball; Otis stole second; Scheinblum singled to center [Otis to
third]; Piniella hit a sacrifice fly to right [Otis scored
(unearned)]; Rojas singled to center [Scheinblum to second];
PAUL REPLACED HAND (PITCHING); Kirkpatrick grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Rojas out at
second]; 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 2.

RANGERS 7TH: Billings grounded out (shortstop to first);
Burroughs struck out; Lovitto grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Mayberry singled to center; Schaal made an out to
second; Rooker singled to right [Mayberry to second]; PANTHER
REPLACED PAUL (PITCHING); Patek walked [Mayberry to third,
Rooker to second]; Otis walked [Mayberry scored, Rooker to
third, Patek to second]; Scheinblum walked [Rooker scored, Patek
to third, Otis to second]; LINDBLAD REPLACED LOVITTO (PITCHING);
BILLINGS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); SUAREZ REPLACED PANTHER
(PLAYING C ); Piniella forced Scheinblum (shortstop to second)
[Patek scored, Otis to third]; Rojas grounded out (third to
first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 5.

RANGERS 8TH: Randle made an out to second; Harrah grounded out
(shortstop to first); Suarez flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 5.

ROYALS 8TH: Kirkpatrick singled to second; Mayberry walked
[Kirkpatrick to second]; Schaal walked [Kirkpatrick to third,
Mayberry to second]; Rooker struck out; Patek struck out; Otis
lined to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 5.

RANGERS 9TH: Maddox popped to second in foul territory; Nelson
flied out to center; Howard made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 5.



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