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Wednesday May 16, 1973
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MLB standings at the end of May 16, 1973

A.L. East
Detroit Tigers 33 16 17 0 .485 126124 7-109-75-5Won 2
Milwaukee Brewers 31 15 16 0 .484 119127 8-87-85-5Lost 1
New York Yankees 32 15 17 0 .4690.5 141125 10-85-95-5Won 1
Boston Red Sox 30 14 16 0 .4670.5 140142 9-95-76-4Lost 1
Baltimore Orioles 31 14 17 0 .4521.0 10299 7-67-114-6Lost 1
Cleveland Indians 34 15 19 0 .4411.5 115148 7-88-114-6Lost 1

A.L. West
Chicago White Sox 29 19 10 0 .655 141115 9-510-55-5Lost 1
California Angels 31 18 13 0 .5812.0 107105 9-69-75-5Won 5
Kansas City Royals 35 20 15 0 .5712.0 175153 10-1010-54-6Lost 4
Oakland A's 35 18 17 0 .5144.0 163144 7-811-96-4Lost 2
Minnesota Twins 30 15 15 0 .5004.5 139145 8-67-95-5Won 3
Texas Rangers 31 12 19 0 .3878.0 107148 8-84-114-6Won 1

N.L. East
Chicago Cubs 35 21 14 0 .600 150123 11-610-87-3Lost 1
New York Mets 33 18 15 0 .5452.0 124119 7-1011-56-4Won 1
Montreal Expos 31 14 17 0 .4525.0 119155 6-58-124-6Lost 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 29 13 16 0 .4485.0 149146 5-98-72-8Lost 1
Philadelphia Phillies 33 13 20 0 .3947.0 112147 8-85-123-7Won 1
St. Louis Cardinals 33 10 23 0 .30310.0 120148 6-114-125-5Won 2

N.L. West
San Francisco Giants 40 26 14 0 .650 182168 15-911-55-5Lost 1
Houston Astros 37 22 15 0 .5952.5 160124 12-610-95-5Lost 4
Cincinnati Reds 34 20 14 0 .5883.0 154118 6-714-75-5Lost 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 36 20 16 0 .5564.0 152132 12-98-77-3Won 1
Atlanta Braves 34 15 19 0 .4418.0 142137 6-89-117-3Won 4
San Diego Padres 37 14 23 0 .37810.5 127174 12-122-115-5Won 1

Today's scores and summaries:

Angels 7, A's 2 at California (night game):
A loser of five previous decisions, Clyde Wright pitched a six-hitter for his first victory of the season as the Angels defeated the Athletics, 7-2. Vada Pinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Spencer batted in two runs apiece, Spencer's RBIs coming on a homer in the fifth inning.

Tigers 6, Red Sox 5 at Detroit (night game):
A sacrifice fly by Mickey Stanley in the 10th inning provided the Tigers with a 6-5 victory over the Red Sox. Mickey Lolich, who is continuing to experience rough going, was knocked out in the eighth when the Red Sox rallied for three runs to tie the score at 5-5. Ike Brown walked for the Tigers in 10th and John Gamble ran for him. With one out, Duke Sims singled and Dick McAuliffe walked to load the bases. Stanley's sacrifice fly followed to give the victory to John Hiller.

Twins 8, White Sox 6 at Minnesota (night game):
Three doubles helped the Twins rally for four runs in the seventh inning to defeat the White Sox, 8-6. Back-to-back doubles by Danny Thompson and George Mitterwald produced the first run to tie the score at 4-4. After Rod Carew walked, Tony Oliva sliced a double down the left field line, scoring Mitterwald and Carew. Bobby Darwin added the fourth run with a single. Bill Melton and Dick Allen hit homers for the White Sox to account for five runs.

Yankees 11, Brewers 4 at New York (night game):
Thurman Munson collected a single, double and homer, driving in four runs, to lead the Yankees' 14-hit attack in an 11-4 victory over the Brewers. Steve Kline, who started for the Yankees, developed stiffness in his elbow and was forced to leave the mound with one out in the sixth inning. Sparky Lyle finished the game and struck out six batters, including five in a row at one stretch.

Rangers 2, Royals 1 at Texas (night game):
A checked-swing single by Larry Biittner with the bases loaded and two out in vninth inning scored Alex Johnson and gave the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Royals. With one away, Toby Harrah singled and took second on a wild pitch before Doug Bird relieved Paul Splittorff. Johnson and Rico Carty walked to load the bases. Jeff Burroughs then forced Harrah at the plate before Biittner ended the game with his single.

Cardinals 3, Cubs 1 at Chicago (day game):
A triple by Mike Tyson drove in two runs in the second inning and enabled the Cardinals to gain a 3-1 victory over the Cubs, who were stopped on their seven-game winning streak. Jose Cruz walked, took third on a single by Ken Reitz and scored when Rick Reuschel threw low to the plate on a tap by Ed Crosby before Tyson rapped his triple.

Dodgers 8, Reds 6 at Cincinnati (night game):
Consecutive homers by Joe Ferguson and Ron Cey in the 11th inning, Ferguson's blow coming with a man on base, carried the Dodgers to an 8-6 victory over the Reds. The Dodgers' scoring earlier in the game included Steve Yeager's first major league homer. Ferguson and Cey climaxed four-hit nights with their circuit clouts to break a 5-5 tie. The Reds scored one run in their half of the 11th on a double by Joe Morgan.

Braves 5, Astros 2 at Houston (night game):
Hank Aaron hit his 11th homer of the season and 684th of his career, but the Braves were forced into overtime before scoring three runs in the 11th inning to defeat the Astros, 5-2. Ralph Garr opened the 11th with a single and Marty Perez sacrificed. After an intentional pass to Darrell Evans, Sonny Jackson beat out an infield hit to load the bases. Dusty Baker followed with a sacrifice fly to break the tie and Davey Johnson then doubled to drive in two insurance runs.

Mets 8, Expos 3 at Montreal (night game):
With relief help from Tug McGraw, Harry Parker gained his fourth straight victory when the Mets defeated the Expos, 8-3. Parker was lifted with two men on base in the eighth inning and the Expos then pulled within 4-3 on an error by Ed Kranepool, but the Mets iced the game with four runs in the ninth.

Phillies 5, Pirates 2 at Pittsburgh (night game):
The Phillies scored five runs in the first two innings, although collecting only three hits, and defeated the Pirates, 5-2. Cesar Tovar was safe on an error by Dave Cash to open the first. Del Unser singled and Willie Montanez walked. Greg Luzinski singled, driving in Tovar and Unser, and when Manny Sanguillen's throw from the outfield bounced into the Phillies' dugout, Montanez also scored. Luzinski took third on the error and crossed the plate on a grounder by Bob Boone. Unser tripled in the second and scored on an infield out by Montanez.

Padres 4, Giants 1 at San Diego (night game):
Mike Caldwell yielded only five hits while the Padres collected 11 off Juan Marichal and defeated the Giants, 4-1. The Giants' run in the second inning was unearned on a triple by Gary Matthews with two out and a wild throw by Derrel Thomas on the relay from the outfield. Jerry Morales singled for the Padres in the third, stole second and raced home when catcher Mike Sadek's throw went into center field. Johnny Grubb doubled and scored the tie-breaking run on a single by Morales in the fifth. Morales took third on a single by Nate Colbert and counted on an infield out by Cito Gaston. Grubb homered to end the scoring in the seventh.

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