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Tuesday May 15, 1973
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Nolan Ryan pitched the first no-hitter of his career, and second in the A.L. this season, as the Angels defeated the Royals, 8-0. Ironically, the other no-hitter was by Steve Busby of the Royals against the Tigers April 27. [The Sporting News]


California Angels 3, Kansas City Royals 0

Game Played on Tuesday, May 15, 1973 (Night game) at Royals Stadium

Angels       2  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   3 11  0
Royals       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  0  0


Angels               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Pinson lf             5   1   2   0     0   0   .264      Patek ss              4   0   0   0     0   2   .229
Alomar 2b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .183      Hovley rf             3   0   0   0     1   1   .255
Valentine cf          4   0   1   0     0   0   .289      Otis cf               4   0   0   0     0   1   .289
Robinson dh           3   1   1   0     1   0   .289      Mayberry 1b           3   0   0   0     0   3   .265
Oliver rf             4   1   2   2     0   0   .250      Rojas 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .299
  Berry rf            0   0   0   0     0   0   .311      Kirkpatrick dh,c      3   0   0   0     0   1   .354
Gallagher 3b          4   0   2   1     0   0   .274      Piniella lf           3   0   0   0     0   1   .248
Spencer 1b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .247      Schaal 3b             2   0   0   0     1   2   .278
Meoli ss              4   0   1   0     0   0   .269      Taylor c              1   0   0   0     1   1   .224
Torborg c             4   0   1   0     0   0   .250        Hopkins ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .280
Ryan p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Garber p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                          Dal Canton p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   3  11   3     1   0             Totals               27   0   0   0     3  12

Time of Game: 2:20   Attendance: 12,205
Left on Base: Angels 8, Royals 3
DP: Angels 0, Royals 1
Home Runs: Oliver (4)
Stolen Bases: Hovley (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Alomar (6)
GIDP: Pinson (1)


Angels                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Ryan W(5-3)             9     0   0   0   3  12   0  30   2.71
Totals                  9     0   0   0   3  12   0  30

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Dal Canton L(2-2)       5.2   8   3   3   1   0   1  26   2.32
Garber                  3.1   3   0   0   0   0   0  12   1.38
Totals                  9    11   3   3   1   0   1  38

Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Russ Goetz, 2B - John Rice, 3B - George Maloney


ANGELS 1ST: Pinson singled to left; Alomar out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Pinson to second]; Valentine flied out
to right [Pinson to third]; Robinson walked; Oliver singled to
right [Robinson to third, Pinson scored]; Gallagher singled to
right [Oliver to third, Robinson scored]; Spencer flied out to
left; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek struck out; Hovley walked; Hovley stole
second; Otis struck out; Mayberry was called out on strikes; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ANGELS 2ND: Meoli grounded out (second to first); Torborg
grounded out (third to first); Pinson flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Rojas lined to second; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(pitcher to first); Piniella was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ANGELS 3RD: Alomar grounded out (pitcher to first); Valentine
grounded out (shortstop to first); Robinson flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal was called out on strikes; Taylor walked;
Patek struck out; Hovley grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ANGELS 4TH: Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first); Gallagher
flied out to right; Spencer singled to center; Meoli grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Otis flied out to right; Mayberry struck out; Rojas
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ANGELS 5TH: Torborg grounded out (shortstop to first); Pinson
singled to center; Alomar popped to catcher in foul territory;
Valentine forced Pinson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Angels 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick flied out to center; Piniella flied out
to right; Schaal struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 2,
Royals 0.

ANGELS 6TH: Robinson grounded out (third to first); Oliver
homered; Gallagher singled to center; Spencer flied out to
right; Meoli singled to right [Gallagher to third]; GARBER
REPLACED DAL CANTON (PITCHING); Torborg grounded out (shortstop
to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Angels 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Taylor struck out; Patek flied out to center; Hovley
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 3,
Royals 0.

ANGELS 7TH: Pinson popped to third; Alomar flied out to left;
Valentine singled to shortstop; Robinson singled to left
[Valentine to second]; Oliver flied out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Angels 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: BERRY REPLACED OLIVER (PLAYING RF); Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Mayberry struck out; Rojas flied out
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 3, Royals 0.

ANGELS 8TH: Gallagher grounded out (pitcher to first); Spencer
grounded out (second to first); Meoli grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Kirkpatrick struck out; Piniella flied out to right;
Schaal walked; HOPKINS BATTED FOR TAYLOR; Hopkins popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Angels 3, Royals 0.

ANGELS 9TH: GARBER REPLACED HOPKINS (PITCHING); KIRKPATRICK
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING C ); Torborg singled to center;
Pinson grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Torborg out at second]; Alomar grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Angels 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 9TH: Patek popped to first in foul territory; Hovley
struck out; Otis flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Angels 3, Royals 0.



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