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Tuesday May 15, 1973
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MLB standings at the end of May 15, 1973

A.L. East
Milwaukee Brewers 30 15 15 0 .500 115116 8-87-75-5Won 1
Boston Red Sox 29 14 15 0 .4830.5 135136 9-95-66-4Won 2
Detroit Tigers 32 15 17 0 .4691.0 120119 6-109-75-5Won 1
Baltimore Orioles 31 14 17 0 .4521.5 10299 7-67-114-6Lost 1
New York Yankees 31 14 17 0 .4521.5 130121 9-85-94-6Lost 2
Cleveland Indians 34 15 19 0 .4412.0 115148 7-88-114-6Lost 1

A.L. West
Chicago White Sox 28 19 9 0 .679 135107 9-510-46-4Won 1
Kansas City Royals 34 20 14 0 .5882.0 174151 10-1010-45-5Lost 3
California Angels 30 17 13 0 .5673.0 100103 8-69-75-5Won 4
Oakland A's 34 18 16 0 .5294.0 161137 7-811-87-3Lost 1
Minnesota Twins 29 14 15 0 .4835.5 131139 7-67-94-6Won 2
Texas Rangers 30 11 19 0 .3679.0 105147 7-84-114-6Lost 2

N.L. East
Chicago Cubs 34 21 13 0 .618 149120 11-510-87-3Won 7
New York Mets 32 17 15 0 .5313.0 116116 7-1010-55-5Lost 1
Montreal Expos 30 14 16 0 .4675.0 116147 6-48-125-5Lost 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 28 13 15 0 .4645.0 147141 5-88-72-8Won 1
Philadelphia Phillies 32 12 20 0 .3758.0 107145 8-84-122-8Lost 1
St. Louis Cardinals 32 9 23 0 .28111.0 117147 6-113-124-6Won 1

N.L. West
San Francisco Giants 39 26 13 0 .667 181164 15-911-46-4Won 1
Houston Astros 36 22 14 0 .6112.5 158119 12-510-96-4Lost 3
Cincinnati Reds 33 20 13 0 .6063.0 148110 6-614-75-5Won 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 35 19 16 0 .5435.0 144126 12-97-77-3Lost 1
Atlanta Braves 33 14 19 0 .4249.0 137135 6-88-117-3Won 3
San Diego Padres 36 13 23 0 .36111.5 123173 11-122-115-5Lost 1

Today's scores and summaries:

Angels 3, Royals 0 at Kansas City (night game):
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.

Brewers 2, Indians 1 at Milwaukee (night game):
Dave May, who hit only nine homers in 1972, smashed his 10th of the season to break up a 17-inning game and carry the Brewers to a 2-1 victory over the Indians. The Brewers collected 18 hits, including four by May and four by Tim Johnson, but their only other run came in the eighth, tying the score, when Darrell Porter singled, Gorman Thomas sacrificed and Pedro Garcia doubled.

White Sox 6, A's 5 at Oakland (day game):
The clutch relief pitching of Steve Stone, who struck out Joe Rudi and Gene Tenace with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning, enabled the White Sox to emerge with a 6-5 victory over the Athletics. Jorge Orta drove in two runs for the White Sox with a homer and triple, while Deron Johnson hit a homer with a man on base for the A's, who tied the score with an unearned run in the ninth. Johnny Jeter singled for the White Sox in the 12th, stole second and scored the winning run on a double by Pat Kelly. The A's then loaded the bases against Cy Acosta on three singles with one out in their half before Stone put down the threat.

Twins 9, Rangers 5 at Texas (night game):
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.

Cubs 4, Mets 3 at Chicago (day game):
The Cubs handed Jerry Koosman his first defeat of the season and extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-3 victory over the Mets. Rick Monday singled and Billy Williams homered for two runs off Koosman in the first inning. Ron Santo doubled in the fourth and scored when Jim Hickman singled. Hickman took second on the throw to the plate and counted what proved to be the winning run when Bud Harrelson threw wildly on a grounder by Burt Hooton.

Reds 4, Dodgers 1 at Cincinnati (night game):
Two homers by Tony Perez, one of them with a man on base, powered the Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers.

Braves 4, Astros 1 at Houston (night game):
Phil Niekro, who suffered from a sore shoulder in the spring and had appeared previously only in relief, made his first start of the season for the Braves, pitched a five-hitter and beat the Astros, 4-1. Dusty Baker provided the Braves' big blow in support of Niekro, hitting a homer with two men on base in the sixth inning.

Pirates 9, Expos 8 at Pittsburgh (night game):
Snapping their six-game losing streak, the Pirates scored a run on a bases-loaded single by Dave Cash in the 11th inning to defeat the Expos, 9-8. Bob Robertson drew a pass to open the stanza and, after one out, Gene Alley singled and Dave Giusti walked to set the stage for Cash's single. The Expos, who scored five runs in the sixth, held an 8-4 lead before the Pirates rallied to tie the score in the eighth on a triple by Alley and singles by Gene Clines, Cash, Richie Hebner, Manny Sanguillen and Al Oliver.

Giants 4, Padres 2 at San Diego (night game):
Starting their scoring with a homer by Chris Speier, the Giants defeated the Padres, 4-2. After Speier's swat in the sixth inning, Ed Goodson singled, Garry Maddox doubled and Gary Matthews singled for two more runs off Vicente Romo, who was a loser in his first N. L. start. The Giants added their last run on singles by Goodson, Maddox and Matthews in the eighth before the Padres picked up their pair.

Cardinals 8, Phillies 4 at St. Louis (day game):
The Cardinals greeted the arrival of Darrell Brandon in relief by erupting for four runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Phillies, 8-4. Mike Tyson led off with a single, Rick Wise bunted and both runners were safe on a fielder's choice. Lou Brock also bunted and beat it out for a hit to fill the bases. Jose Cruz walked to force in a run, breaking the 4-4 tie. Joe Torre followed with a single, driving in two runs, and Ted Simmons finished the scoring with another single.

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