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Sunday April 16, 1972
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MLB standings at the end of April 16, 1972

A.L. East
Baltimore Orioles 1 1 0 0 1.000 31 1-00-01-0Won 1
Detroit Tigers 1 1 0 0 1.000 32 1-00-01-0Won 1
Milwaukee Brewers 1 1 0 0 1.000 51 0-01-01-0Won 1
Boston Red Sox 1 0 1 0 .0001.0 23 0-00-10-1Lost 1
Cleveland Indians 1 0 1 0 .0001.0 15 0-10-00-1Lost 1
New York Yankees 1 0 1 0 .0001.0 13 0-00-10-1Lost 1

A.L. West
Kansas City Royals 3 3 0 0 1.000 85 3-00-03-0Won 3
California Angels 2 1 1 0 .5001.5 25 1-10-01-1Lost 1
Minnesota Twins 2 1 1 0 .5001.5 66 0-01-11-1Won 1
Oakland A's 2 1 1 0 .5001.5 66 1-10-01-1Lost 1
Texas Rangers 2 1 1 0 .5001.5 52 0-01-11-1Won 1
Chicago White Sox 3 0 3 0 .0003.0 58 0-00-30-3Lost 3

N.L. East
Montreal Expos 2 2 0 0 1.000 64 0-02-02-0Won 2
Chicago Cubs 2 1 1 0 .5001.0 64 1-10-01-1Won 1
New York Mets 2 1 1 0 .5001.0 42 1-10-01-1Lost 1
Philadelphia Phillies 2 1 1 0 .5001.0 46 0-01-11-1Lost 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 1 1 0 .5001.0 24 0-01-11-1Won 1
St. Louis Cardinals 2 0 2 0 .0002.0 46 0-20-00-2Lost 2

N.L. West
San Francisco Giants 2 2 0 0 1.000 156 0-02-02-0Won 2
San Diego Padres 3 2 1 0 .6670.5 1010 2-10-02-1Won 1
Cincinnati Reds 2 1 1 0 .5001.0 114 1-10-01-1Won 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 2 1 1 0 .5001.0 411 0-01-11-1Lost 1
Atlanta Braves 3 1 2 0 .3331.5 1010 0-01-21-2Lost 1
Houston Astros 2 0 2 0 .0002.0 615 0-20-00-2Lost 2

Today's scores and summaries:

Orioles 3, Yankees 1 at Baltimore (day game):
The Orioles, who scheduled a doubleheader after their delayed home opener was rained out, beat the Yankees and the weather, posting a 3-1 victory before the first game was stopped by a downpour with one out in the home half of the seventh inning. The second game was postponed. Brooks Robinson drove in two runs with a pair of singles, each of his blows scoring Merv Rettenmund. A crowd of 13,153 turned out for the occasion.

Rangers 5, Angels 1 at California (day game):
With their first five batters reaching base, the Rangers scored three runs in the first inning and defeated the Angels, 5-1, for their first victory in a Texas uniform. A pass to Lenny Randle and consecutive singles by Dave Nelson, Frank Howard and Dick Billings produced two runs. Tom Grieve beat out a bunt to load the bases and the third run scored when Joe Lovitto grounded into a double play.

[DH] Royals 2, White Sox 1 (day game) / Royals 4, White Sox 3 at Kansas City (day game):
After Amos Otis drove in one run and scored another in a 2-1 victory, the Royals completed the sweep of a doubleheader by defeating the White Sox, 4-3, on a run-scoring single by Steve Hovley in the 10th inning. Otis, who singled for an RBI in the third inning of the lidllfter, singled again in the fifth and stopped at third on a double by John Mayberry. Lou Piniella walked and on a forceout by Bob Oliver, Otis scored the deciding run. In the nightcap, Paul Schaal walked in the 10th and advanced on an infield out by Cookie Rojas before crossing the plate on Hovley's single.

Twins 3, A's 2 at Oakland (day game):
Although the Twins were held to only four hits, a homer by Bobby Darwin and double by Rod Carew produced a 3-2 victory over the Athletics. Darwin's homer after a single by Charlie Manuel tied the score in the fifth inning. Cesar Tovar was hit by a pitched ball in eighth, moved up on an infield out and counted the deciding run on Carew's double.

Cubs 4, Phillies 0 at Chicago (day game):
Burt Hooton, a 22-year-old rookie righthander with the Cubs, pitched a no-hitter and defeated the Phillies, 4-0. Hooton walked seven and struck out seven.

Reds 10, Dodgers 1 at Cincinnati (day game):
The Reds exploded for six runs in the eighth inning to complete their scoring in a 10-1 victory over the Dodgers. Tony Perez hit a homer in the fourth and the Reds went on to take a 4-1 lead before breaking the game wide apart. Joe Morgan tripled with the bases loaded for the biggest blow in the eighth.

Giants 10, Astros 6 at Houston (night game):
Hitting for the cycle, Dave Kingman drove in six runs to pace the Giants to a 10-6 victory over the Astros. Kingman singled in the second inning, tripled in the fourth and doubled in the sixth, each blow accounting for a run, before the 6-6 slugger capped his big day by smashing a homer with two men on base in the seventh. Sam McDowell, making his N. L. debut with the Giants, pitched 5 2/3 innings and was the winner, although whacked for three-run homers by Bob Watson and Tommy Helms.

Pirates 2, Mets 0 at New York (day game):
Steve Blass, who pitched seven innings, yielded only two hits and Willie Stargell came through with a pair of run-scoring singles as the Pirates defeated the Mets, 2-0. Rennie Stennett opened the game with a single and, after two infield outs, scored on Stargell's first hit. Al Oliver tripled in eighth and, again with two out, Stargell hit his second single to ice the Pirates' victory.

[DH] Braves 5, Padres 1 (day game) / Padres 3, Braves 0 at San Diego (day game):
Led by Ralph Garr, who rapped four hits, the Braves won the opener of a doubleheader, 5-1, but the Padres came back to take the nightcap, 3-0, behind the pitching of Bill Greif, who turned in the first complete game of his major league career. After the Padres scored an unearned run in the first inning of the lidlifter, Felix Millan sent the Braves on the way to their victory with a two-run double in the second. The Padres' hitting in the nightcap included run-scoring doubles by Nate Colbert and Cito Gaston.

Expos 3, Cardinals 2 at St. Louis (day game):
The Expos scored two runs on only one hit in the ninth inning to defeat the Cardinals, 3-2. Mike Jorgensen walked to start the stanza and stopped at third on a double by Ron Fairly. Rick Wise, who drew the defeat in his first start for the Cardinals, was lifted in favor of Don Shaw. Ken Singleton hit a slow roller to Dal Maxvill and was thrown out as Jorgensen scored the tying run. After passing Boots Day, Shaw gave way to Moe Drabowsky. Ron Woods batted for Mike Marshall and tapped to Drabowsky, whose throw to first base hit Woods on the left elbow and bounced away, pinch-runner Clyde Mashore scoring.

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