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Tuesday May 15, 1973
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After giving up six hits in the first two innings, Bert Blyleven allowed only one the rest of the way and came out a winner when the Twins smashed three homers to beat the Rangers, 9-5. Three of the Rangers' runs were unearned. The Twins got their first homer from Danny Thompson when they tied the score at 5-5 in the sixth. Harmon Killebrew broke the deadlock with a round-tripper in the seventh and Rod Carew iced the verdict by hitting for the circuit with two aboard in the eighth. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 9, Texas Rangers 5

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

Twins        1  0  0    1  1  2    1  3  0  -   9 15  1
Rangers      2  3  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   5  7  2


Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Hisle cf              2   1   0   1     3   0   .296      Harris 2b             4   2   2   1     0   0   .213
Carew 2b              5   3   2   3     0   0   .308      Harrah 3b             3   1   1   1     0   0   .274
Oliva dh              4   0   2   1     1   1   .280      Biittner 1b           2   0   2   1     1   0   .147
Darwin rf             5   0   1   1     0   1   .234      Johnson dh            4   0   0   0     0   2   .303
Killebrew 1b          4   1   2   1     1   2   .238      Carty lf              4   0   1   1     0   2   .172
  Lis 1b              0   0   0   0     0   0   .138      Burroughs rf          4   0   0   0     0   3   .233
Braun 3b              5   1   2   0     0   0   .302      Mason ss              3   1   1   0     1   1   .286
Thompson ss           5   1   1   1     0   0   .262      Suarez c              4   1   0   0     0   0   .298
Mitterwald c          5   2   3   1     0   0   .260      Grieve cf             2   0   0   0     0   2   .143
Holt lf               5   0   2   0     0   1   .347        Sudakis ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .190
Blyleven p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Lovitto cf          1   0   0   0     0   0   .143
                                                          Stanhouse p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Paul p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Gogolewski p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Merritt p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               40   9  15   9     5   5             Totals               32   5   7   4     2  10

Time of Game: 2:40   Attendance:  3,697
Left on Base: Twins 9, Rangers 4
DP: Twins 1, Rangers 2
Errors: Thompson, Harris, Stanhouse
Doubles: Braun (8), Carew (6), Carty (4), Biittner (2)
Home Runs: Thompson (1), Killebrew (2), Carew (3)
Stolen Bases: Harrah (2), Harris (1), Johnson (3)
Caught Stealing: Holt (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Biittner (1), Harrah (2)
GIDP: Carew (3), Darwin (3), Suarez (3)


Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blyleven W(3-6)         9     7   5   2   2  10   0  36   3.78
Totals                  9     7   5   2   2  10   0  36

Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Stanhouse               5     7   3   2   4   3   0  24   4.11
Paul                    1     2   2   1   0   0   1   6   5.20
Gogolewski L(0-1)       1.1   2   3   3   1   1   1   7   4.15
Merritt                 1.2   4   1   1   0   1   1   8   6.23
Totals                  9    15   9   7   5   5   3  45

Passed Balls: Mitterwald (2)

Umpires: HP - Merle Anthony, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Frank Umont, 3B - Don Denkinger


TWINS 1ST: Hisle walked; Carew forced Hisle (shortstop to
second); Carew was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Stanhouse [Carew to second]; Oliva singled to left [Carew scored
(unearned)]; Darwin popped to second; Killebrew walked [Oliva to
second]; Braun grounded out (first to pitcher); 1 R (0 ER), 1 H,
1 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 1, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Harris singled to center; Harrah singled to right
[Harris to third]; Biittner hit a sacrifice fly to left [Harris
scored]; Johnson struck out; Harrah stole second; Carty doubled
to right [Harrah scored]; Burroughs struck out; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 1, Rangers 2.

TWINS 2ND: Thompson grounded out (shortstop to first);
Mitterwald grounded out (first unassisted); Holt singled to
left; Holt was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Rangers 2.

RANGERS 2ND: Mason singled to center; Suarez reached on an error
by Thompson [Mason to second]; Grieve struck out; Harris singled
to right [Mason scored (unearned), Suarez to third]; Harris
stole second; Mitterwald allowed a passed ball [Suarez scored
(unearned), Harris to third]; Harrah hit a sacrifice fly to
right [Harris scored (unearned)]; Biittner doubled to center;
Johnson flied out to right; 3 R (0 ER), 3 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins
1, Rangers 5.

TWINS 3RD: Hisle walked; Carew grounded into a double play
(first to shortstop to first) [Hisle out at second]; Oliva
walked; Darwin grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Twins 1, Rangers 5.

RANGERS 3RD: Carty popped to second; Burroughs grounded out
(shortstop to first); Mason grounded out (third to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 1, Rangers 5.

TWINS 4TH: Killebrew singled to center; Braun doubled to right
[Killebrew to third]; Thompson reached on a fielder's choice
[Killebrew out at home (first to catcher), Braun to third];
Mitterwald singled to center [Braun scored, Thompson to second];
Holt struck out; Hisle grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 2, Rangers 5.

RANGERS 4TH: Suarez flied out to left; Grieve struck out; Harris
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 2, Rangers 5.

TWINS 5TH: Carew doubled to left; Oliva was called out on
strikes; Darwin singled to center [Carew scored]; Killebrew
struck out; Braun flied out to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Twins 3, Rangers 5.

RANGERS 5TH: Harrah popped to second; Biittner walked; Johnson
forced Biittner (shortstop to second); Johnson stole second;
Carty struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 3, Rangers 5.

TWINS 6TH: PAUL REPLACED STANHOUSE (PITCHING); Thompson homered;
Mitterwald reached on an error by Harris; Holt singled to right
[Mitterwald to third]; Hisle forced Holt (second to shortstop)
[Mitterwald scored (unearned)]; Carew grounded out (first
unassisted) [Hisle to second]; Oliva grounded out (first
unassisted); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Twins 5, Rangers 5.

RANGERS 6TH: Burroughs struck out; Mason walked; Suarez grounded
into a double play (shortstop to first) [Mason out at second]; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 5, Rangers 5.

TWINS 7TH: GOGOLEWSKI REPLACED PAUL (PITCHING); Darwin struck
out; Killebrew homered; Braun flied out to right; Thompson flied
out to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 6, Rangers 5.

RANGERS 7TH: SUDAKIS BATTED FOR GRIEVE; Sudakis popped to third
in foul territory; Harris flied out to right; Harrah flied out
to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 6, Rangers 5.

TWINS 8TH: LOVITTO REPLACED SUDAKIS (PLAYING CF); Mitterwald
singled to left; Holt flied out to center; Hisle walked
[Mitterwald to second]; MERRITT REPLACED GOGOLEWSKI (PITCHING);
Carew homered [Mitterwald scored, Hisle scored]; Oliva singled
to shortstop; Darwin grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Oliva out at second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Twins 9, Rangers 5.

RANGERS 8TH: Biittner singled to right; Johnson was called out
on strikes; Carty struck out; Burroughs struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Twins 9, Rangers 5.

TWINS 9TH: Killebrew struck out; Braun singled to right;
Thompson forced Braun (shortstop to second); Mitterwald singled
[Thompson to third, Mitterwald to second (on throw)]; Holt
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Twins 9,
Rangers 5.

RANGERS 9TH: LIS REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 1B); Mason struck
out; Suarez flied out to right; Lovitto grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Twins 9, Rangers 5.



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