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Saturday June 3, 1972
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Homers by Gates Brown and Dick McAuliffe accounted for all of the Tigers' runs in a 5-3 victory over the Twins. Brown's blast followed a single by Aurelio Rodriguez in the first inning. Tom Haller walked and Joe Niekro singled ahead of McAuliffe's clout in the second.

Harmon Killebrew hit the 521st homer of his career for the Twins to tie Ted Williams for sixth place on the all-time list. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 5, Minnesota Twins 3

Game Played on Saturday, June 3, 1972 (Day game) at Tiger Stadium

Twins        2  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   3  8  0
Tigers       2  3  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   5  6  0


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Tovar rf              4   0   0   0     0   0   .280      McAuliffe 2b          4   1   1   3     0   0   .194
Thompson ss           4   1   1   0     0   0   .269      Rodriguez 3b          4   1   1   0     0   0   .242
Carew 2b              4   1   1   1     0   0   .271      G. Brown lf           2   1   1   2     2   0   .319
Killebrew 1b          4   1   3   1     0   0   .254        Comer pr,lf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Braun lf              4   0   1   1     0   0   .300      Cash 1b               4   0   1   0     0   0   .283
Darwin cf             3   0   1   0     1   1   .243      Northrup rf           3   0   0   0     0   1   .218
Soderholm 3b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .186      Stanley cf            3   0   0   0     0   1   .265
Mitterwald c          3   0   0   0     0   0   .152      Haller c              2   1   1   0     1   0   .222
  Nettles ph          1   0   0   0     0   1   .159      Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .250
Perry p               2   0   1   0     0   0   .333      Niekro p              3   1   1   0     0   2   .250
  Manuel ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .143        Seelbach p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .200
  Norton p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   3   8   3     1   2             Totals               28   5   6   5     3   4

Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 14,699
Left on Base: Twins 5, Tigers 2
DP: Twins 0, Tigers 0
Doubles: Perry (1), Cash (2)
Triples: Thompson (2)
Home Runs: Killebrew (6), G. Brown (3), McAuliffe (2)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry L(4-4)            6     5   5   5   2   3   2  24   3.15
Norton                  2     1   0   0   1   1   0   7   3.00
Totals                  8     6   5   5   3   4   2  31

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Niekro W(1-0)           8     8   3   3   1   1   1  32   1.88
Seelbach SV(2)          1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   2.77
Totals                  9     8   3   3   1   2   1  35

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Art Frantz, 3B - Merle Anthony


TWINS 1ST: Tovar flied out to right; Thompson tripled to right;
Carew singled to left [Thompson scored]; Killebrew singled to
left [Carew to second]; Braun singled to center [Carew scored,
Killebrew out at third (center to catcher to third)]; Darwin
singled to center [Braun to third]; Soderholm flied out to left;
2 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe popped to third; Rodriguez singled to
left; G. Brown homered [Rodriguez scored]; Cash doubled to right
[Cash out at third (right to second to third)]; Northrup
grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Tigers 2.

TWINS 2ND: Mitterwald popped to catcher in foul territory; Perry
grounded out (third to first); Tovar grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 2ND: Stanley grounded out (second to first); Haller
walked; Brinkman flied to right in foul territory; Niekro
singled to center [Haller to second]; McAuliffe homered [Haller
scored, Niekro scored]; Rodriguez grounded out (third to first);
3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TWINS 3RD: Thompson grounded out (third to first); Carew
grounded out (first to pitcher); Killebrew grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 3RD: G. Brown walked; Cash made an out to third; Northrup
popped to catcher in foul territory; Stanley flied out to left;
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TWINS 4TH: Braun grounded out (first to pitcher); Darwin struck
out; Soderholm made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 4TH: Haller flied out to center; Brinkman grounded out
(third to first); Niekro struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TWINS 5TH: Mitterwald grounded out (third to first); Perry
doubled to left; Tovar made an out to shortstop; Thompson made
an out to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 5TH: McAuliffe popped to catcher in foul territory;
Rodriguez flied out to center; G. Brown grounded out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TWINS 6TH: Carew grounded out (first to pitcher); Killebrew
singled to pitcher; Braun flied out to center; Darwin walked
[Killebrew to second]; Soderholm flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 6TH: Cash made an out to second; Northrup was called out
on strikes; Stanley struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2,
Tigers 5.

TWINS 7TH: Mitterwald popped to catcher in foul territory;
MANUEL BATTED FOR PERRY; Manuel flied out to center; Tovar
popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 7TH: NORTON REPLACED MANUEL (PITCHING); Haller singled to
left [Haller out at second (left to second)]; Brinkman grounded
out (shortstop to first); Niekro struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Twins 2, Tigers 5.

TWINS 8TH: Thompson lined to right; Carew flied out to center;
Killebrew homered; Braun grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 8TH: McAuliffe grounded out (second to first); Rodriguez
grounded out (second to first); G. Brown walked; COMER RAN FOR
G. BROWN; Cash flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
3, Tigers 5.

TWINS 9TH: COMER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); SEELBACH REPLACED
NIEKRO (PITCHING); Darwin grounded out (shortstop to first);
Soderholm grounded out (third to first); NETTLES BATTED FOR
MITTERWALD; Nettles struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 3,
Tigers 5.



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