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Tuesday August 29, 1972
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Pitching with two days of rest, Mickey Lolich failed for the third time in a bid for his 20th victory when the Angels defeated the Tigers, 3-1. Rudy May held the Tigers to four hits but lost his try for a shutout when Bill Freehan homered in the ninth inning.

The Angels reached Lolich for a run in the first inning on a single by Sandy Alomar, bunt by Vada Pinson and sacrifice fly by Bob Oliver. In the eighth, Alomar singled and was forced by Pinson, but a single by Ken McMullen and infield hit by Oliver loaded the bases. Leo Cardenas then won the game with a two-run single. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 3, Detroit Tigers 1

Game Played on Tuesday, August 29, 1972 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   1  4  0
Angels       1  0  0    0  0  0    0  2  x  -   3  9  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Taylor 2b             4   0   0   0     0   2   .293      Alomar 2b             4   1   2   0     0   0   .255
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   0   0     0   4   .227      Pinson lf             3   1   0   0     0   1   .286
Kaline 1b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .290      McMullen 3b           3   1   2   0     1   0   .281
Freehan c             4   1   3   1     0   0   .272      Oliver 1b             3   0   1   1     0   1   .278
Horton rf             4   0   0   0     0   1   .223      Stanton rf            4   0   0   0     0   2   .243
Stanley cf            3   0   0   0     1   1   .253      Cardenas ss           4   0   2   2     0   0   .231
I. Brown lf           2   0   0   0     1   1   .263      Berry cf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .295
Brinkman ss           3   0   1   0     0   0   .205      Torborg c             3   0   0   0     0   1   .206
Lolich p              3   0   0   0     0   0   .081      May p                 3   0   1   0     0   2   .116

Totals               31   1   4   1     2   9             Totals               31   3   9   3     1   7

Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance: 15,053
Left on Base: Tigers 5, Angels 7
DP: Tigers 0, Angels 0
Doubles: Alomar (16), Berry (12)
Triples: Freehan (2)
Home Runs: Freehan (9)
Sacrifice Hits: Pinson (3)
Sacrifice Flies: Oliver (4)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich L(19-11)         8     9   3   3   1   7   0  34   2.62
Totals                  8     9   3   3   1   7   0  34

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
May W(6-10)             9     4   1   1   2   9   1  33   3.39
Totals                  9     4   1   1   2   9   1  33

Umpires: HP - Ron Luciano, 1B - Hank Soar, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Jim Odom


TIGERS 1ST: Taylor grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez
struck out; Kaline flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar doubled to center; Pinson out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Alomar to third]; McMullen walked;
Oliver hit a sacrifice fly to center [Alomar scored]; Stanton
forced McMullen (third to second); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers
0, Angels 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Freehan tripled to center; Horton lined to
shortstop; Stanley struck out; I. Brown struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 2ND: Cardenas grounded out (third to first); Berry
grounded out (second to first); Torborg was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

TIGERS 3RD: Brinkman lined to shortstop; Lolich grounded out
(shortstop to first); Taylor was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 3RD: May singled to left; Alomar flied out to left;
Pinson struck out; McMullen forced May (shortstop to second); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Rodriguez struck out; Kaline lined to third; Freehan
singled to left; Horton struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 4TH: Oliver struck out; Stanton flied out to center;
Cardenas grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Stanley made an out to second; I. Brown flied out to
right; Brinkman singled to shortstop; Lolich forced Brinkman
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 5TH: Berry grounded out (first unassisted); Torborg lined
to third; May was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Angels 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Taylor was called out on strikes; Rodriguez struck
out; Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 6TH: Alomar grounded out (third to first); Pinson flied
out to left; McMullen singled to left; Oliver flied out to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

TIGERS 7TH: Freehan grounded out (shortstop to first); Horton
flied out to right; Stanley walked; I. Brown walked [Stanley to
second]; Brinkman flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Tigers 0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 7TH: Stanton struck out; Cardenas singled to left; Berry
doubled to right [Cardenas to third]; Torborg reached on a
fielder's choice [Cardenas out at home (third to catcher)]; May
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Lolich made an out to first; Taylor made an out to
shortstop; Rodriguez struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers
0, Angels 1.

ANGELS 8TH: Alomar singled to center; Pinson forced Alomar
(first to shortstop); McMullen singled to center [Pinson to
second]; Oliver singled to third [McMullen to second, Pinson to
third]; Stanton struck out; Cardenas singled to left [Oliver to
third, McMullen scored, Pinson scored]; Berry popped to first in
foul territory; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Angels 3.

TIGERS 9TH: Kaline grounded out (first to pitcher); Freehan
homered; Horton lined to shortstop; Stanley flied out to right;
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 1, Angels 3.



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