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Wednesday September 13, 1972
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A safe squeeze bunt by Leo Cardenas capped a two-run rally in the eighth inning and brought the Angels a 6-5 victory over the Rangers. Vada Pinson opened the stanza with a single and scored the tying run on a double by Ken McMullen, who took third on the throw home. Cardenas then pushed his bunt down the first base line for a hit to score Billy Parker, the pinch-runner for McMullen. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 6, Texas Rangers 5

Game Played on Wednesday, September 13, 1972 (Night game) at Anaheim Stadium

Rangers      0  0  0    0  1  2    2  0  0  -   5  8  2
Angels       0  0  0    3  0  1    0  2  x  -   6 11  0


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Nelson lf             5   1   1   1     0   3   .236      Alomar 2b             2   1   1   0     2   0   .257
Lovitto cf            3   1   1   1     1   0   .225      Rivers rf             3   1   2   1     0   0   .210
Biittner 1b           4   0   0   0     0   2   .266        Stanton ph,rf       1   0   0   0     0   0   .240
Ford rf               4   1   1   2     0   0   .234      Pinson lf             4   1   1   0     0   1   .295
Jones 3b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .162      Oliver 1b             4   2   2   2     0   0   .276
Billings c            4   1   1   0     0   1   .259      McMullen 3b           4   0   2   1     0   1   .274
Harrah ss             3   1   3   0     1   0   .272        Parker pr,3b        0   1   0   0     0   0   .182
Harris 2b             4   0   1   1     0   1   .115      Cardenas ss           4   0   1   1     0   0   .226
Bosman p              1   0   0   0     0   0   .111      Berry cf              4   0   1   1     0   1   .295
  Mason ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .236      Torborg c             2   0   0   0     0   1   .190
  Lindblad p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Howard ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .273
  Pina p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Kusnyer c           1   0   0   0     0   0   .207
  Martinez ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .173      Messersmith p         2   0   0   0     0   0   .186
                                                            Allen p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .118
                                                            Hiatt ph            1   0   1   0     0   0   .236
                                                            Motton pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .159
                                                            Sells p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   5   8   5     2   8             Totals               33   6  11   6     2   4

Time of Game: 2:27   Attendance:  4,113
Left on Base: Rangers 5, Angels 5
DP: Rangers 3, Angels 0
Errors: Jones, Harris
Doubles: Oliver (21), McMullen (17)
Triples: Rivers (1)
Home Runs: Ford (13), Oliver (19)
Stolen Bases: Lovitto 2 (13), Harrah (15), Cardenas (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Bosman (13)
GIDP: Pinson (5), Cardenas (13), Stanton (14)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bosman                  6     7   4   3   1   3   1  25   3.96
Lindblad                0.1   1   0   0   1   0   0   3   2.45
Pina L(2-7)             1.2   3   2   2   0   1   0   7   3.08
Totals                  8    11   6   5   2   4   1  35

Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Messersmith             6.2   7   5   5   2   7   1  29   3.11
Allen                   0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.38
Sells W(2-0)            2     1   0   0   0   1   0   7   2.77
Totals                  9     8   5   5   2   8   1  37

Wild Pitches: Sells (1)

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Larry Napp, 2B - Art Frantz, 3B - Merle Anthony


RANGERS 1ST: Nelson grounded out (third to first); Lovitto flied
out to center; Biittner struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 1ST: Alomar walked; Rivers popped to catcher in foul
territory; Pinson grounded into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Alomar out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0,
Angels 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Ford grounded out (third to first); Jones grounded
out (second to first); Billings popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Oliver made an out to second; McMullen singled to
center; Cardenas grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [McMullen out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Rangers 0, Angels 0.

RANGERS 3RD: Harrah singled to right; Harris flied out to right;
Bosman out on a sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Harrah to
second]; Nelson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0,
Angels 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Berry made an out to first; Torborg flied out to
left; Messersmith flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 0, Angels 0.

RANGERS 4TH: Lovitto flied out to center; Biittner grounded out
(first to pitcher); Ford grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 0, Angels 0.

ANGELS 4TH: Alomar singled to second [Alomar to second (error by
Harris)]; Rivers tripled to right [Alomar scored]; Pinson was
called out on strikes; Oliver doubled to center [Rivers scored];
McMullen was called out on strikes; Cardenas reached on an error
by Jones [Oliver to third]; Berry singled to pitcher [Cardenas
to second, Oliver scored (unearned)]; Torborg struck out; 3 R (2
ER), 4 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 0, Angels 3.

RANGERS 5TH: Jones flied out to left; Billings singled to
center; Harrah walked [Billings to second]; Harris singled to
center [Harrah to third, Billings scored]; Bosman reached on a
fielder's choice [Harrah out at home (shortstop to catcher),
Harris to second]; Nelson struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Rangers 1, Angels 3.

ANGELS 5TH: Messersmith grounded out (shortstop to first);
Alomar lined to left; Rivers singled to right; Pinson forced
Rivers (first to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 1,
Angels 3.

RANGERS 6TH: Lovitto walked; Lovitto stole second; Biittner
struck out; Ford homered [Lovitto scored]; Jones struck out;
Billings struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Angels 3.

ANGELS 6TH: Oliver homered; McMullen grounded out (second to
first); Cardenas flied out to center; Berry grounded out (second
to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Angels 4.

RANGERS 7TH: Harrah singled to left; Harrah stole second; Harris
struck out; MASON BATTED FOR BOSMAN; Mason made an out to
second; Nelson singled to center [Nelson to second, Harrah
scored]; Lovitto singled to center [Nelson scored]; ALLEN
REPLACED MESSERSMITH (PITCHING); Lovitto stole second; Biittner
grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers
5, Angels 4.

ANGELS 7TH: LINDBLAD REPLACED MASON (PITCHING); HOWARD BATTED
FOR TORBORG; Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); HIATT
BATTED FOR ALLEN; Hiatt singled to third; MOTTON RAN FOR HIATT;
Alomar walked [Motton to second]; STANTON BATTED FOR RIVERS;
PINA REPLACED LINDBLAD (PITCHING); Stanton grounded into a
double play (pitcher to shortstop to first) [Alomar out at
second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 5, Angels 4.

RANGERS 8TH: KUSNYER REPLACED HOWARD (PLAYING C ); STANTON
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); SELLS REPLACED MOTTON (PITCHING);
Ford grounded out (pitcher to first); Jones grounded out
(shortstop to first); Billings popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 5, Angels 4.

ANGELS 8TH: Pinson singled to right; Oliver lined to center;
McMullen doubled to left [Pinson scored, McMullen to third (on
throw)]; PARKER RAN FOR MCMULLEN; Cardenas singled to second
[Parker scored]; Cardenas stole second; Berry struck out;
Kusnyer popped to shortstop in foul territory; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Rangers 5, Angels 6.

RANGERS 9TH: PARKER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); Harrah singled
to shortstop; On a bunt Harris made an out to catcher; Vic
Harris called for interference; MARTINEZ BATTED FOR PINA;
Martinez grounded out (second to pitcher) [Harrah to second];
Sells threw a wild pitch [Harrah to third]; Nelson struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 5, Angels 6.



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