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Thursday May 17, 1973
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Clinching the victory with two homers, the Royals defeated the Rangers, 6-1, to end their four-game losing streak. Amos Otis hit for the circuit in the sixth inning and John Mayberry rapped a round-tripper with two aboard in the seventh. [The Sporting News]


Kansas City Royals 6, Texas Rangers 1

Game Played on Thursday, May 17, 1973 (Night game) at Arlington Stadium

Royals       0  2  0    0  0  1    3  0  0  -   6  9  0
Rangers      0  0  0    0  1  0    0  0  0  -   1  7  2


Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Patek ss              5   1   1   0     0   1   .230      Nelson 2b             4   0   1   0     0   0   .269
Rojas 2b              4   0   0   0     0   0   .296      Harrah 3b             3   0   0   0     1   0   .266
Mayberry 1b           4   1   2   3     0   0   .264      Biittner rf           3   0   0   0     1   0   .146
Kirkpatrick rf        4   1   1   0     0   0   .346      Johnson dh            4   0   2   0     0   0   .310
Otis cf               3   2   2   2     1   0   .309      Carty lf              4   0   1   0     0   0   .179
Piniella lf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .242      Epstein 1b            3   0   0   0     1   1   .165
Wohlford dh           4   0   1   1     0   0   .167      Harris cf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .216
Bevacqua 3b           3   0   1   0     1   1   .231      Suarez c              4   0   1   0     0   0   .296
Healy c               3   1   1   0     1   1   .206      Mason ss              2   0   0   1     1   0   .242
Simpson p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Siebert p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Garber p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Hudson p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Dunning p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   6   9   6     3   3             Totals               31   1   7   1     4   1

Time of Game: 2:06   Attendance:  5,522
Left on Base: Royals 4, Rangers 7
DP: Royals 3, Rangers 1
Errors: Harris 2
Triples: Johnson (1)
Home Runs: Otis (6), Mayberry (10)
Sacrifice Hits: Piniella (2)
GIDP: Patek (3), Epstein (2), Nelson (1), Harris (3)


Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Simpson W(3-2)          5.1   6   1   1   4   1   0  24   4.85
Garber SV(6)            3.2   1   0   0   0   0   0  11   1.21
Totals                  9     7   1   1   4   1   0  35

Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Siebert L(1-2)          6     6   3   3   1   3   1  25   3.38
Hudson                  1     3   3   3   0   0   1   6   6.23
Dunning                 2     0   0   0   2   0   0   6   5.68
Totals                  9     9   6   6   3   3   2  37

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


ROYALS 1ST: Patek struck out; Rojas flied out to left; Mayberry
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0,
Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Nelson grounded out (third to first); Harrah
grounded out (first unassisted); Biittner walked; Johnson forced
Biittner (shortstop to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0,
Rangers 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Kirkpatrick singled to center [Kirkpatrick to second
(error by Harris)]; Otis singled to center [Kirkpatrick scored,
Otis to second (error by Harris)]; Piniella out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Otis to third]; Wohlford singled to
center [Otis scored]; Bevacqua singled to left [Wohlford to
second]; Healy grounded out (pitcher to first) [Wohlford to
third, Bevacqua to second]; Patek flied out to left; 2 R, 4 H, 2
E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Carty singled to center; Epstein grounded into a
double play (second to shortstop to first) [Carty out at
second]; Harris singled to right; Suarez grounded out (catcher
to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Rangers 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Mayberry
singled to left; Kirkpatrick flied out to right; Otis walked
[Mayberry to second]; Piniella forced Otis (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 3RD: Mason walked; Nelson grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Mason out at second]; Harrah
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
2, Rangers 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Wohlford lined to right; Bevacqua struck out; Healy
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 4TH: Biittner popped to catcher in foul territory;
Johnson singled to right; Carty grounded out (second to first)
[Johnson to second]; Epstein was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 2, Rangers 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Patek popped to second; Rojas grounded out
(shortstop to first); Mayberry grounded out (pitcher to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 2, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 5TH: Harris singled to center; Suarez singled to center
[Harris to third]; Mason forced Suarez (shortstop to second)
[Harris scored]; Nelson grounded out (second to first) [Mason to
second]; Harrah walked; Biittner grounded out (second to first);
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 2, Rangers 1.

ROYALS 6TH: Kirkpatrick flied out to center; Otis homered;
Piniella flied out to right; Wohlford grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 3, Rangers 1.

RANGERS 6TH: Johnson tripled to right; Carty grounded out
(second to first); Epstein walked; GARBER REPLACED SIMPSON
(PITCHING); Harris grounded into a double play (pitcher to
shortstop to first) [Epstein out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 3, Rangers 1.

ROYALS 7TH: HUDSON REPLACED SIEBERT (PITCHING); Bevacqua flied
out to center; Healy singled to right; Patek singled to left
[Healy to second]; Rojas flied out to center [Healy to third];
Mayberry homered [Healy scored, Patek scored]; Kirkpatrick
grounded out (second to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6,
Rangers 1.

RANGERS 7TH: Suarez grounded out (second to first); Mason
grounded out (shortstop to first); Nelson singled to third;
Harrah forced Nelson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 6, Rangers 1.

ROYALS 8TH: DUNNING REPLACED HUDSON (PITCHING); Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Piniella popped to shortstop; Wohlford
popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals
6, Rangers 1.

RANGERS 8TH: Biittner grounded out (second to first); Johnson
grounded out (second to first); Carty flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Rangers 1.

ROYALS 9TH: Bevacqua walked; Healy walked [Bevacqua to second];
Bevacqua was picked off second (pitcher to second); Patek
grounded into a double play (second to first) [Healy out at
second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Rangers 1.

RANGERS 9TH: Epstein grounded out (second to first); Harris
grounded out (second to first); Suarez flied out to center; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 6, Rangers 1.



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