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Sunday July 23, 1972
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A double by Ted Ford was the big blow as the Rangers scored three runs in the first inning to defeat the Tigers, 3-1, behind the combined four-hit hurling of Rich Hand and Horacio Pina. Dave Nelson, leading off for the Rangers, was hit by a pitch and stole second and third. Larry Biittner walked and, with two out, Ford hit his double to drive in both runners. Joe Lovitto followed with a single to score Ford. [The Sporting News]


Texas Rangers 3, Detroit Tigers 1

Game Played on Sunday, July 23, 1972 (Night game) at Arlington Stadium

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  0    1  0  0  -   1  4  0
Rangers      3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  5  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          4   0   1   0     0   0   .233      Nelson 3b             3   1   0   0     0   0   .235
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .237      Jones 2b              3   0   0   0     0   1   .143
Northrup rf           3   0   0   0     1   0   .270        Howard ph           0   0   0   0     1   0   .236
Freehan c             3   1   0   0     1   2   .256        Randle pr,2b        0   0   0   0     0   0   .193
Cash 1b               4   0   1   0     0   1   .254      Biittner 1b           3   1   2   0     1   0   .295
G. Brown lf           3   0   1   1     0   0   .233      Billings c            3   0   0   0     1   2   .286
Stanley cf            3   0   0   0     0   0   .214      Ford rf               4   1   1   2     0   2   .243
Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .201      Lovitto cf            3   0   1   1     0   0   .217
Timmermann p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .103      Maddox lf             3   0   1   0     0   2   .244
  Slayback p          1   0   1   0     0   0   .167      Harris ss             3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Haller ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .216      Hand p                2   0   0   0     0   0   .167
  Seelbach p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .167        Pina p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .250
  Kaline ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .273
  Scherman p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .111

Totals               30   1   4   1     2   3             Totals               28   3   5   3     3   7

Time of Game: 2:12   Attendance: 11,104
Left on Base: Tigers 4, Rangers 5
DP: Tigers 0, Rangers 1
Doubles: Ford (10), Biittner (11)
Stolen Bases: Nelson 2 (28)
Caught Stealing: Lovitto (6)
GIDP: Rodriguez (9)
Hit by Pitch: Nelson (5,by Timmermann)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Timmermann L(7-8)       0.2   2   3   3   1   2   0   6   2.82
Slayback                4.1   1   0   0   0   1   0  13   1.40
Seelbach                2     1   0   0   0   3   0   7   2.90
Scherman                1     1   0   0   2   1   0   6   2.76
Totals                  8     5   3   3   3   7   0  32

Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hand W(8-6)             6.1   4   1   1   2   2   0  24   2.41
Pina SV(11)             2.2   0   0   0   0   1   0   8   2.09
Totals                  9     4   1   1   2   3   0  32

Hit by Pitch: Timmermann (4)

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


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe flied out to right; Rodriguez flied out to
left; Northrup made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Nelson was hit by a pitch; Nelson stole second;
Nelson stole third; Jones struck out; Biittner walked; Billings
struck out; Ford doubled to left [Biittner scored, Nelson
scored]; Lovitto singled to left [Ford scored]; SLAYBACK
REPLACED TIMMERMANN (PITCHING); Maddox singled to left [Lovitto
to third]; Lovitto was caught stealing home (pitcher to catcher
to third to shortstop); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Rangers
3.

TIGERS 2ND: Freehan struck out; Cash was called out on strikes;
G. Brown made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
0, Rangers 3.

RANGERS 2ND: Harris flied out to left; Hand popped to first in
foul territory; Nelson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Rangers 3.

TIGERS 3RD: Stanley flied out to right; Brinkman grounded out
(shortstop to first); Slayback singled to center; McAuliffe
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Rangers 3.

RANGERS 3RD: Jones grounded out (second to first); Biittner
grounded out (second to first); Billings grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Rangers 3.

TIGERS 4TH: Rodriguez flied out to center; Northrup made an out
to shortstop; Freehan walked; Cash grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Rangers 3.

RANGERS 4TH: Ford flied out to left; Lovitto grounded out
(shortstop to first); Maddox struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Rangers 3.

TIGERS 5TH: G. Brown popped to third in foul territory; Stanley
flied out to left; Brinkman grounded out (pitcher to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Rangers 3.

RANGERS 5TH: Harris popped to shortstop in foul territory; Hand
grounded out (third to first); Nelson grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Rangers 3.

TIGERS 6TH: HALLER BATTED FOR SLAYBACK; Haller popped to third
in foul territory; McAuliffe singled to right; Rodriguez
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[McAuliffe out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Rangers 3.

RANGERS 6TH: SEELBACH REPLACED HALLER (PITCHING); Jones flied
out to left; Biittner doubled to left; Billings struck out; Ford
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Rangers 3.

TIGERS 7TH: Northrup walked; Freehan forced Northrup (shortstop
to second); Cash singled to right [Freehan to second]; G. Brown
singled to center [Cash to second, Freehan scored]; PINA
REPLACED HAND (PITCHING); Stanley made an out to shortstop;
Brinkman flied out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 1,
Rangers 3.

RANGERS 7TH: Lovitto grounded out (pitcher to first); Maddox was
called out on strikes; Harris flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Rangers 3.

TIGERS 8TH: KALINE BATTED FOR SEELBACH; Kaline grounded out
(pitcher to first); McAuliffe grounded out (second to first);
Rodriguez flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1,
Rangers 3.

RANGERS 8TH: SCHERMAN REPLACED KALINE (PITCHING); Pina grounded
out (second to first); Nelson flied out to left; HOWARD BATTED
FOR JONES; Howard walked; RANDLE RAN FOR HOWARD; Biittner
singled to shortstop [Randle to second]; Billings walked [Randle
to third, Biittner to second]; Ford struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Tigers 1, Rangers 3.

TIGERS 9TH: RANDLE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Northrup
grounded out (second to first); Freehan struck out; Cash
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
1, Rangers 3.



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