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  • #46
    The standings after the Game of the Week of 5/6/1972

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    New York (A) 14 10 0.583 -
    Boston 13 10 0.565 0.5
    Baltimore 13 10 0.565 0.5
    Detroit 10 12 0.455 3.0
    Cleveland 10 15 0.400 4.5
    Milwaukee 8 15 0.348 5.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Kansas City 16 10 0.615 -
    Chicago (A) 14 10 0.583 1.0
    Minnesota 12 12 0.500 3.0
    Oakland 11 11 0.500 3.0
    California 11 12 0.478 3.5
    Texas 10 15 0.400 5.5

    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    St Louis 14 8 0.636 -
    Pittsburgh 14 10 0.583 1.0
    Chicago (N) 14 12 0.538 2.0
    New York (N) 9 12 0.429 4.5
    Philadelphia 10 16 0.385 6.0
    Montreal 5 18 0.217 9.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Houston 19 9 0.679 -
    Los Angeles 15 10 0.600 2.5
    San Francisco 14 13 0.519 4.5
    Cincinnati 13 13 0.500 5.0
    San Diego 13 15 0.464 6.0
    Atlanta 11 15 0.423 7.0


    • #47
      Game of the the Week for May 13, 1972

      San Francisco Giants (17-15 .531 3 GB-3rd place) at New York Mets (9-16 .360 8.5 GB-5th place)

      Back-up game: Boston Red Sox (16-12 .571 2 GB-3rd place) at Oakland A's (14-13 .519 1.5 GB-3rd place)

      Starting Pitchers: Jim Barr (1-1 1.87) vs Tom Seaver (2-3 4.76) Seaver leads the Majors in K/9 with 10.32.

      Pre-Game: Last Saturday a story broke in a Long Island newspaper that a deal was imminent that would bring Willie Mays back to New York to play for the Mets. On Thursday the trade was officially announced: the Mets traded Charlie Smith for Willie Mays. A rumored $100,000 accompanied Smith to San Francisco. Mays is near the end of the line, his number began dropping in 1968, and it was no secret that Giants manager Charlie Fox wanted Minor league phenom Garry Maddox in the Giants line-up rather then the aging Mays. Horace Stoneham said that with competition from the Oaklnd A's that he could np longer pay Mays what he (Stoneham) thought he was worth. He said that based on what Mays would make in New York, that he should have no retirement worries. The Mets ownership has said that Mays was not acquired simply as a gate attraction, but they felt he could be productive on the field. To put it simply: the Mets need both. As a team the Mets are hitting barely over .200 and their normally excellent starting pitching has been terrible.The death of Gil Hodges seems to have put this team in a real funk and fans are beginning to worry that it may last all season. This was a team that was supposed to compete to NL East title and they all already 8.5 back of the Cardinals, who are probably the hottest team in the bigs right now. The Mets are one of only three teams that still haven't won 19 games yet this year, the other being the Milwaukee Brewers and the league worst Montreal Expos who are 7 and 21. The Mets players are excited about having a legend like Mays as a teammate. Utility infielder Jim Beauchamp switches to number 5 so that Mays can wear 24 with the Mets.
      The Giants are at a crossroads this season. Since their move to the coast in 1958, the Giants have the best over-all record in the NL. That said, all they have to show for it are a 1962 World Series loss (that took a three game playoff for them to even get to) and the 1971 NL West crown, which led to loss in the NLCS to eventual World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants are a team that was seen as anchored by aging players, Such as Willie McCovey, who is having a terrible season, Tito Fuentes, Willie Mays and Gaylord Perry, who are both now gone. Giving up on Perry may have been a mistake because he is having a great year in Cleveland and his replacement Sam McDowell has only been so-so. Right now the Giants are been driven by young Bobby Bonds who has an excellent combination of power and speed. Mays's departure menas that Bonds will now be moved to the leadoff spot in the Giants line-up. The Giants have big hopes for youngsters Dave Kingman, Dave Rader, Chris Arnold, Al Gallagher and newly elevated Garry Maddox. The Mets are in a tough division but it's doubtful that the Cardinals can maintain the pace they are playing at. Thursday afternoon typified the year the Cardinals are having: In the bottom of the sixth the almost as hot Astros were leading the Cardinals 13-1. All the Cardinals did in the bottom of the sixth was score 13 runs and eventually win the game 14-13. The Giants have to make a move now if they are to acompete with St Louis and Los Angeles for the top spot.

      Starting Line-ups:


      25 Bobby Bonds RF .244-9-22
      23 Tito Fuentes 2B .235-1-13 (tied for the lead in the Majors in doubles with 12)
      31 Garry Maddox LF .200-0-1 (he has now played 4 games with the Giants)
      15 Ken Henderson CF .187-3-10
      26 Dave Kingman 1B .224-2-11 (tied for the lead in the Majors in doubles with 12)
      14 Dave Rader C .178-0-0
      17 Chris Arnold 3B .433-1-5
      35 Chris Speier SS .225-3-18
      33 Jim Barr P .182-0-1


      3 Bud Harrelson SS .183-0-5
      12 Ken Boswell 2B .177-0-1
      24 Willie Mays CF .278-1-3 (with SF)
      4 Rusty Staub RF .365-3-11
      28 John Milner LF .310-4-8
      2 Jim Fregosi 3B .179-0-2
      7 Ed Kranepool 1B .259-4-12
      9 Bill Sudakis C .143-0-1
      41 Tom Seaver P.250-0-0

      Weather is partly cloudy, no wind, 80 degrees.

      1st inning

      Bonds Kc
      Fuentes doubles down right field line
      Maddox Ks
      Henderson flies to CF-Mays makes a running catch which bings out the cheers!!
      0r 1h 0e

      Harrelson flies to RF
      Boswell flies to the warning track in CF
      (The game is delayed for approximately two minutes as Mays acknowledges the cheers from the crowd)
      Mays hits a hard ground out to SS
      0r 0h 0e

      SF 0
      NY 0

      2nd inning

      Kingman Ks
      Rader singles to right
      Arnold lines to 3B
      Speier grounds out to 1B
      0r 1h 0e

      Staub grounds out 3-1
      Milner doubles off the right field wall
      Fregosi hits his first HR of the season to right scoring Milner ahead of him SF 0 NY 2
      Kranepool grounds 1-3-it was a hard smash and Barr made an off balance throw to first
      Sudakis singles to center
      Seaver Ks
      2r 3h 0e

      SF 00
      NY 02

      3rd inning

      Barr Kc
      Bonds Kc
      Fuentes pops to 1B
      0r 0h 0e SF 0 NY 2

      Harrelson lines to LF
      Boswell flies to RF
      Mays grounds to 3B
      0r 0h 0e

      SF 000
      NY 020

      4th inning

      Maddox Kc-the pitch is close and Maddox goes ballistic and is ejected for arguing balls and strikes!!
      Henderson hits his 4th HR of the year to left center SF 1 NY 2
      Kingman walks
      a wild pitch moves Kingman to second
      Rader flies to LF-Kingman holds
      Arnold flies to LF
      1r 1h 0e SF 1 NY 2

      For Giants-Jim Howarth now playing LF
      Staub walks
      Milner Ks
      Fregosi Ks
      Kranepools lines to 2B
      0r 0h 0e

      SF 000 1
      NY 020 0

      5th inning

      Speier grounds out 5-3
      Barr Kc
      Bonds flies to LF
      0r 0h 0e SF 1 NY 2

      Sudakis flies to CF
      Seaver Kc
      Harrelson pops to 1B
      0r 0h 0e

      SF 000 10
      NY 020 00

      6th inning

      Fuentes Kc
      Howarth (.208-0-1) walks
      Henderson grounds into FC 6-4-Henderson on first
      Kingman Kc
      0r 0h 0e SF 1 NY 2

      Boswell grounds out 6-3
      Mays grounds out 6-3
      Staub flies to CF
      0r 0h 0e

      SF 000 100
      NY 020 000

      7th inning

      Rader flies to LF
      Arnold grounds out 6-3
      Speier Kc-Seaver's 10th K of the game
      0r 0h 0e SF 1 NY 2

      Seventh inning stretch

      Milner K2-appeal to thid base ump
      Fregosi flies to CF
      Kranepool grounds out 4-3
      0r 0h 0e

      SF 000 100 0
      NY 020 000 0

      8th inning

      Al Gallagher (.263-1-2) batting for Barr
      Gallagher Kc
      Bonds singles to left (Giants first hit since Henderson's HR)
      Bonds steals second
      Fuentes Ks
      Howarth grounds out 4-3
      0r 1h 0e SF 1 NY 2

      For Giants-Gallagher stays in game at third-Don McMahon (3-0 1 save 0.00 11.1ip 5h 1bb 7k) now pitching (batting 7th)
      NOTE: Don McMahon is the only player who does not belong to the Players Union
      Sudakis flies to LF
      Seaver Kc
      Harrelson HBP
      Boswell lines to 2B
      0r 0h 0e

      SF 000 100 00
      NY 020 000 00

      9th inning

      For the Mets-Ted Martinez now playing second; Dave Schneck now playing LF; Wayne Garrett now playing third.
      Henderson Ks
      Kingman Ks
      Rader Ks (Seaver's 15th K!!)
      0r 0h 0e
      Final Score: SF 1 NY 2

      SF 000 100 000-1 4 0
      NY 020 000 00x-2 3 0
      W-Seaver (3-3) this is Seaver's 98th career win
      L-Barr (1-2)

      The pitchers had a firm hand in this game. Seaver striking out 15 and never getting into serious trouble, allowing only three Giants to get into scoring postion. Barr and McMahon no-hit the Mets for 7 of the 8 innings that they came to bat. Unfortunately one of the Mets three hits was Fregosi's two run HR in the second which decided the game. The Giants only run also came via the long ball on Ken Henderson's HR in the 4th. Today we saw the Seaver we are accustomed to seeing. Both he and Barr had the batters confused as seen by the 11 batters who were called out on strikes. 9 of Seaver's 15 Ks were baters called out on strikes. The top five in the Giants line-up struck out 10 times, including 3 by Dave Kingman. It was quite a performance. Aside from a nice catch in the first, Mays didn't do much but maybe his presence will lead to winning ways for the Mets.

      Other games:

      TEX 000 000 000-0 4 0
      CLE 223 001 01x-9 14 0
      W-Perry (7-3)
      L-Bosman (3-4)
      Gaylord Perry has little trouble while pitching his second shutout of the season. The light hitting Indians explode for 14 hits with Del Unser, Tom McCraw, John Lowenstein, Jerry Moses and Frank Duffy having at least two hits. Perry is the only Indian in the line-up who doesn't have at least one hit.

      DET 000 000 000-0 5 0
      KC 102 010 00x-4 10 0
      W-Nelson (4-0)
      L-Lolich (6-3)
      Roger Nelson continues his impressive spot starting for the Royals; he has an ERA of less than half an earned run a game. Mickey Lolich, one of this years best starters, is uncharacteristically roughed up today. Steve Hovley and Cookie Rojas each go 3 for 4 and Rojas drives in all 4 Royals runs. Nelson's shutout is saved by Scheinblum's great catch in the the 9th with men on first and second and two out. Scheinblum has been playing well since becoming a regular after the trade that sent Bob Oliver to the Angels. This loss pushes the Tiger below .500. They are 13 and 14. The Royals remain in first in the AL west. Some bad news for the Royals, however. The team had hoped to move into their new stadium sometime after the All Star break. It was announced this week that their new venue won't be available until 1973.

      BOS 000 001 100-2 7 1
      OAK 011 203 03x-10 16 0
      W-Odom (2-4)
      L-Culp (3-4)
      A match-up of two of this seasons less succesful pitchers is easily won by Blue Moon Odom. Of the A's starting eight, only Dave Duncan (batting .083) has less than two hits. The A's club 4 HRs, including two by Mike Epstein. For the Red Sox, Duane Josephson celebrates his return from the DL with a HR. The A's got off to a slow start but this win ties them for second at the moment with Chicago. Chicago hosts second place
      Baltimore later on this evening.

      MIL 020 000 000-2 6 0
      MIN 100 033 00x-7 9 0
      W-Blyleven (4-5)
      L-Lonborg (1-4)
      Troubles continue for AL worst Milwaukee. Lonborg seems to be going striong until he gives up HRs to Eric Soderholm in the 5th, and to Bobby Darwin and Rich Reese in the 6th. Milwaukee's only runs come as a result of a Bill Voss HR. Aside from this the improving Blyleven has little trouble today.

      Night Games:

      NY 0
      Game called on account of rain in the bottom of the first.

      BAL 000 000 100-1 6 1
      CHI 070 400 00x-11 16 1
      W-Wood (7-3)
      L-McNally (3-3)
      Rick Reichardt hits for the cycle as the White Sox crush the Orioles. Dave McNally is knocked out of the game when the White Sox erupt for seven runs in the 2nd, capped by Dick Allen's 6th HR. Roric Harison is later chased after giving up HRs to Bill Melton and Reichardt. Wood wins his 7th and pitches his 9th complete game (out of 10 starts) of the season. A HR by light-hitting Mark Belanger is all that keeps him from getting his first shutout of the season. The game ended with Brooks Robinson being picked off second base.

      SD 001 003 000-4 9 0
      MON 001 000 200-3 7 3
      W-Kirby (5-1)
      L-McAnally (1-5)
      Shabby Expos defense leads to four unearned runs being charged to Ernie McAnally as the newest NL teams match up. Kirby has control problems in the 7th but is able to hold on for the win. Kirby strikes out 11 Expos. This win puts the Padres at .500.

      LA 020 0
      PHI 002 0
      Game called on account of rain.

      CHI 000 010 030-4 7 0
      ATL 000 001 100-2 8 1
      W-Hands (5-1)
      L-Stone (0-6)
      Jim Hickman's 8th inning HR puts the game out of reach. Atlanta's starting pitching problems seem to get worse every week. George Stone and Tom Kelley are a combined 0 and 10.

      STL 000 000 000-0 5 1
      CIN 200 000 15x-8 12 1
      W-Grimsley (1-0)
      L-Cleveland (3-4)
      Ross Grimsley shuts out Cards in his first start of the season. Reds offensive exposion is highlighted by Darrell Chaney's grand slam.

      PIT 000 100 030-4 8 1
      HOU 000 002 010-3 7 1
      W-Blass (5-1)
      L-Forsch (1-4)
      S-Hernandez (1)
      Willie Stargell's HR puts the Pirates ahead in the 8th. In the bottom of the 8th the Astros score one and Lee May is thrown out at the plate by Willie Stargell as he tries to score the tying run. Roberto Clemente has 2 hits and is 84 hits short of 3000 hits.
      Attached Files
      Last edited by EdTarbusz; 11-01-2010, 10:23 PM.


      • #48
        Standings after the games of 5/13/1972

        A League

        East Div W L Pct GB
        New York (A) 18 10 0.643 -
        Baltimore 17 12 0.586 1.5
        Boston 16 13 0.552 2.5
        Detroit 13 14 0.481 4.5
        Cleveland 13 17 0.433 6.0
        Milwaukee 9 20 0.310 9.5

        West Div W L Pct GB
        Kansas City 18 13 0.581 -
        Chicago (A) 16 13 0.552 1.0
        Oakland 15 13 0.536 1.5
        Minnesota 14 15 0.483 3.0
        California 13 15 0.464 3.5
        Texas 12 19 0.387 6.0

        N League

        East Div W L Pct GB
        St Louis 18 9 0.667 -
        Chicago (N) 18 12 0.600 1.5
        Pittsburgh 16 13 0.552 3.0
        Philadelphia 14 17 0.452 6.0
        New York (N) 10 16 0.385 7.5
        Montreal 7 22 0.241 12.0

        West Div W L Pct GB
        Houston 20 13 0.606 -
        Los Angeles 17 12 0.586 1.0
        San Francisco 17 16 0.515 3.0
        San Diego 17 17 0.500 3.5
        Cincinnati 14 16 0.467 4.5
        Atlanta 13 18 0.419 6.0


        • #49
          Thursday May 18, 1972

          Montreal at New York

          Tom Seaver comes within 2 outs of pitching the Mets first no-hitter. Bob Bailey's ninth inning HR ends Seaver's bid. Seaver ends up with a two hitter as Mets win 5-2. It is Seaver's 99th career win. 4 of the Mets runs are unearned.
          Attached Files


          • #50
            GOW May 20, 1972

            Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

            Back-up game: Chicago Cubs at St Louis Cardinals

            Pre-game: It's been 10 years since the Yankees have won a World Series and eight years since they appeared in one. After the dark days of the late 60s, the Yankees finished a surprising (but distant) second in 1970 but slipped to 4th in 1971. They made two high profile trades during the off-season (Danny Cater to Boston for Sparky Lyle and Stan Bahnsen to the White Sox for Rich McKinney) with the Lyle trade looking better every day, but the McKinney deal may have been a flop. McKinney is playing an unfamiliar position (3rd base) and is both hitting and fielding poorly. In last nights game, McKinney made 3 errors.
            Yankees president Mike Burke went on record saying that he thinks this could be the Yankees year. Baltimore appears stalled right, bith hitting poorly and playing surprisingly poor defense. Detroit appears to have aged overnight. Right now the team that New York has to look at is Boston. Boston got off to a faltering start with veterans Luis Aparicio and Carl Yastrzemski getting off to poor starts. Highly touted rookie Carlton Fisk got in the line-up when Duane Josephson went on the DL, but hit so poorly that he has only been an occasional player. Another rookie, Ben Ogilvie, has been more impressive taking over for Yaz in left after Yaz had to move over to first to replace slumping Danny Cater.
            Both teams have a good starting rotation and a decent bench. Both also have weak bullpens, although the Yankees is stronger with the recall of Fred Beene. Both teams have been using a strict four man rotation and this will be a problem when double headers start piling up. The Yankees have Rob Gardner pitching well in the minors and the Red Sox will probably call up John Curtis or Lynn McGlothen.
            It's been 5 years since the Impossible Dream, and the Red Sox feel confident that they can repeat this year, as long as they can keep on winning and avoid being snick up on by the Orioles or Tigers. Last nights loss to the Yanks dropped the Sox to 3 1/2 games back, and in a second place tie with Baltimore. Baltimore is playing three this weekend against the hapless Brewers, while the Red Sox have todays game and a doubleheader against the Yankees. A New York sweep or 3 wins against the Red Sox could be just what Baltimore is looking for.

            Starting pitchers: Sonny Siebert (3-2 3.26) vs Steve Kline (5-0 1.27)

            Starting Line-ups:


            4 Tommy Harper CF .255-3-13
            11 Luis Aparicio SS .272-0-10
            8 Carl Yastrzemski 1B .278-1-17
            7 Reggie Smith RF .257-5-22
            6 Rico Petrocelli 3B .272-8-26
            14 Ben Ogilvie LF .292-2-12
            2 Doug Griffin 2B .304-0-6
            27 Carlton Fisk C .175-1-8
            42 Sonny Siebert P .292-04

            New York

            20 Horace Clarke 2B .198-0-15
            15 Thurman Munson C .258-2-9
            1 Bobby Murcer CF .298-8-24
            6 Roy White LF .398-2-22
            24 Felipe Alou 1B .241-1-13
            21 Rusty Torres RF .306-0-6
            17 Gene Michael SS .279-0-4
            36 Hal Lanier 3B .273-0-0
            38 Steve Kline P .188-0-3

            Temperature in the 80s and no wind.

            1st inning

            Harper doubles to right
            Aparicio grounds to SS-Harper takes third
            Yastrzemski Sac flies to RF (Torres makes a nice sliding catch!) Harper scores BOS 1 NY 0
            Smith pops to 1B
            1r 1h 0e BOS 1 NY 0

            Clarke singles to second
            Munson hits a grounder to third-Petrocelli throws it over Yaz's head-Clarke takes third and Munson takes first on the error
            Murcer hits his 9th HR into the Monuments!!-Clarke and Munson score ahead of him BOS 1 NY 3
            White walks
            Alou pops to 3B
            Torres flies to RF-White holds
            Michael lines to 2B
            3r 2h 1e

            BOS 1
            NY 3

            2nd inning

            Petrocelli singles to center
            Ogilvie Ks
            Griffin grounds into FC 6-4-Griffin takes first
            wild pitch-Griffin to second
            Fisk singles, beating out a grounder to third-Griffin to third
            Siebert grounds to SS
            0r 2h 0e BOS 1 NY 3

            Lanier pops to 3B
            Kline Ks
            Clarke singles to right
            Munson flies to CF
            0r 1h 0e

            BOS 10
            NY 30

            3rd inning

            Harper grounds out 5-3-Lanier's throw just beats Harper
            Aparicio grounds out 5-3
            Yastrzemski grounds out 4-3
            0r 0h 0e BOS 1 NY 3

            Murcer singles to center
            White singles to center-Murcer takes third
            White steals second
            Alou doubles down the right field line-Murcer and White score BOS 1 NY 5
            Torres Kc
            Michael grounds out 6-3-Alou holds second
            Lanier grounds out 4-3
            2r 3h 0e

            BOS 100
            NY 302

            4th inning

            Smith grounds to 1B
            Petrocelli grounds out 1-3
            Ogilvie flies to RF
            0r 0h 0e BOS 1 NY 5

            Kline Kc
            Clarke Kc
            Clarke K2-appeal to third
            0r 0h 0e

            BOS 100 0
            NY 302 0

            5th inning

            Griffin flies to LF
            Fisk flies to RF
            Siebert grounds out 6-3
            0r 0h 0e BOS 1 NY 5

            Murcer walks
            White (now hitting .404) fouls to RF
            Alou singles to center-Murcer takes advantage of Harper's weak arm and takes third
            Torres Kc
            Linier lines to CF-Harper making a snow cone catch!!
            0r 1h 0e

            BOS 100 00
            NY 302 00

            6th inning

            Harper beats out a slow roller to third for a single
            Aparicio GIDP 6-4-3
            Yastrzemski singles to center
            Smith grounds out to 1B
            0r 1h 0e BOS 1 NY 5

            Lanier grounds out 1-3
            Kline Ks
            Clarke doubles into right field corner
            Munson singles to right-scoring Clarke BOS 1 NY 6
            Murcer triples to center-scoring Munson-Murcer only needs a double to hit for the cycle BOS 1 NY 7
            White walks
            For Boston-Peters now pitching
            Alou grounds out 4-3
            2r 3h 0e

            BOS 100 000
            NY 302 002

            7th inning

            Petrocelli Ks
            Ogilvie lines out to 2B
            Griffin singles to center
            Fisk pops to SS
            0r 1h 0e BOS 1 NY 7

            Torres flies to CF-Harper making the catch on the warning track
            Michael also flies to deep CF
            Lanier grounds out 6-3
            0r 0h 0e

            BOS 100 000 0
            NY 302 002 0

            8th inning

            Batting for Peters-Danny Cater (.153-4-10)
            Cater flies to CF
            Harper Kc
            Aparicio grounds out 6-3
            0r 0h 0e BOS 1 NY 7

            For Boston-Bill Lee now pitching
            Kline Ks
            Clarke grounds out 6-3
            Munson hits a 470 foot HR to left!! BOS 1 NY 8
            Murcer (needing a double for the cycle) singles to right
            White walks-Murcer to second
            Alou singles to left-Murcer scores-White takes third BOS 1 NY 9
            Torres grounds into FC 4-6
            2r 3h 0e

            BOS 100 000 00
            NY 302 002 02

            9th inning

            Yastrzemski fouls to SS
            Smith singles to right
            Petrocelli homers down the left field line BOS 3 NY 9
            Ogilvie flies to RF
            Griffin grounds out 6-3
            2r 2h 0e

            Final Score:

            BOS 100 000 002-3 8 1
            NY 302 002 02x-9 13 0
            W-Kline (6-0)
            L-Siebert (3-3)

            The Yankees offense is too much for the Red Sox today, with the top five in the Yankee line-up doing all the damage, especially Bobby Murcer and Felipe Alou (coincidentally at the time of this writing all three Alou brothers are playing for first place teams, with Matty playing for the Cardinals and Jesus whi is a reserve for the Astros). Steve Kline continues pitchng well. Next up for each team: Baltimore comes to Boston for three, and Cleveland comes to New York for three.

            Other games:

            BAL 000 200 100-3 12 1
            MIL 010 000 100-2 6 0
            W-Cuellar (5-3)
            L-Lockwood (0-4)
            Rookie Johnny Oates gets 3 hits for the Orioles, who are finally starting to generate some offense. The Brewers reamain as the only tema with less than 10 wins. This win moves the Orioles into second place.

            CLE 010 004 203-10 17 0
            DET 260 010 000-9 16 1
            W-Mingori (2-1)
            L-Seelbach (0-2)
            S-Farmer (1)
            Improbable win for the Indians. The game seemed over for Cleveland when Tom McCraw lined into an inning ending double play with the bases loaded in the 7th. McCraw was the hero of the game for Cleveland with 3 doubles, including a bases clearing double in the 9th. Milt Wilcox continued having trouble in the AL by not being able to get through the 2nd. Vince Colbert had trouble putting out the fire but the rest of the Indians bullpen pitched well. This was Joe Niekro's first start but he gave up 10 hits and tired in the 6th. The Tigers bullpen was not up the task, especially rookies Phil Meeler and Bob Strampe. Chuck Seelbach walked three in the ninth which led to McCraw's game winning hit.

            MIN 000 101 005-7 9 1
            TEX 000 030 000-3 6 1
            W-Perry (2-4)
            L-Pina (0-1)
            A solid start by winless Pete Broberg is wasted by the Texas bullpen. Horacio Pina can't stop the Twins explosion in the 9th. Jim Perry gives up 3 unearned runs for Twins.

            OAK 011 210 000-5 9 0
            KC 000 000 300-3 13 1
            W-Horlen (2-1)
            L-Hedlund (1-5)
            A's hit 7 XBHs off the Royals pitchers including 3 solo HRs (2 by Mike Epstein and 1 by Joe Rudi). Joe Horlen pitches another effective spot start, but the A's bullpen has trouble closing out the game. For the Royals, Cookie Rojas has 4 hits and John Mayberry and Lou Piniella have 3 hits apiece, but the Royals can only get three runs across the plate. Mike Hedlund's disapointing season continues as he is unable to make it through the 5th inning.

            MON 000 000 100-1 4 0
            PIT 002 000 00x-2 7 1
            W-Briles (3-2)
            L-Torrez (2-3)
            Failure to throw out lead runner Jackie Hernandez on Nelson Briles attempted sacrifice in the third leads to 2 Pirate runs which is all they need. The Expos score an unearned run on Hernandez's error in the seventh.

            CHI 003 022 010-8 11 1
            STL 100 000 002-3 7 1
            W-Jenkins (6-2)
            L-Spinks (1-2)
            Fergie Jenkins has little trouble from the first place Cardinals. The Cubs score 8 runs without any XBHs. Billy Williams is 3 for 5, and Ron Santo drives in 3. The Cardinals bullpen remains highly suspect. The Cubs and Cardinals are two teams with really unreliable bullpens.

            ATL 000 302 000-5 6 0
            SF 004 011 10x-7 12 1
            W-Marichal (7-3)
            L-Neibauer (0-1)
            Braves fight back to take lead in the 6th and the Braves bullpen can't hold the lead. 4 of the Braves hits are XBH. Juan Marichal holds on for the complete game win.

            Night games:

            CAL 101 000 000 000 06-8 17 0
            CHI 001 000 100 000 00-2 9 1
            W-May (2-0)
            L-Kealey (0-3)
            Good pitching duel between Wilbur Wood and Andy Messersmith becomes a grueling endurance contest. Ken Berry's HR in the 14th breaks the dead lock and then a Steve Kealey error leads to 5 unearned runs. Sandy Alomar is the hitting star for the Angels going 4 for 7 and scoring 3 runs. Dick Allen is injured after falling into a dugout while chasing a foul-he is expected to be out for a week.

            NY 030 000 100-4 8 0
            PHI 010 120 03x-7 13 0
            W-Hoerner (2-0)
            L-Taylor (0-1)
            Dave Marshall ties the game in the 7th with his first HR of the season, but Chuck Taylor pitches poorly in his only inning of relief (the 8th). Jerry Koosman and Woodie Fryman were the starters but neither pitched especially well.

            NY 000 040 000-4 8 1
            PHI 010 010 000-2 7 0
            W-Matlack (2-6)
            L-Twitchell (0-1)
            Mets 4 run rally in the fifth is enough to prevent them from being swept tonight. Jon Matlack is given more run support than he usually gets this season for his 2nd win.

            HOU 100 300 200-6 8 1
            LA 000 000 003-3 4 2
            W-Wilson (6-1)
            L-Sutton (3-3)
            It's a Lee May and Bob Watson affair as they do most of the damage against the Dodgers going a combined 6 for 10 with 3 RBI. Errors by Frank Robinson and Bill Russell lead to 3 unearned runs for the Astros. Dick Dietz breaks his hand in the 8th and is probably out until August. On the plus side for LA, rookie Mike Strahler finally has a good relief outing.

            CIN 010 100 001-3 6 2
            SD 000 000 001-1 4 1
            W-Billingham (5-1)
            L-Greif (0-7)
            The sputtering Big Red Machine generates just enough offense to beat the the Padres (the Reds score a run in the 9th without getting a hit in that inning). Jack Billingham, the Reds only really reliable starter, so far, pitches an impressive game, with only Nate Colbert's 9th inning 13th HR (ML leader) spoiling the shutout. The Padres waste a good pitching performance by erratic Bill Greif.
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            • #51
              Pregame: One of the biggest stories of the off-season was the hold-out of 1971 AL Cy Young winner and MVP Vida Blue. Blue wanted his 1971 salary to tripled and Charlie O Finley said 'no way'. The hold-out dragged on into the season and Commishoner Bowie Kuhn decided to involve himself. Amid much acrimony form both sides, Blue finally signed on May 4th. His first scheduled start was for last Thusday against the Angels but the game was rained out. Rumors are swirling that Finley suggested very strongly to manager Dick Williams to start Blue today against the White Sox because: a)Finley is a Chicago native and wants to see Blue pitch well against the White Sox and b)because only 4 day games are scheduled today and this should guarantee the A's a nationally televised showcase. The A's got off to a slow start, but now are in what is basically a three way tie for second place with Chicago and Minnesota (Minnesota is one percentage point behind Oakland and Chicago). Last night the White Sox eked out a 4-3 win over Oakland behind the pitching of unheralded Tom Bradley. Chicago manager has decided to start Wilbur Wood on short rest. Wood has already started 13 games this season and has shown no sign of arm strain. Both Wood and Tanner estimate that Wood could get 50 starts this season, and Wood wants to start both games of a doubleheader at least once.

              Starting pitchers: Wilbur Wood (7-5 1.74) vs Vida Blue (0-0 0.00)

              Starting Line-ups

              Chicago White Sox

              3 Walt Williams RF .327-0-2
              2 Mike Andrews 2B .177-1-8
              15 Dick Allen 1B .315-7-25
              14 Bill Melton 3B .247-7-25
              17 Carlos May LF .297-5-17
              48 Rick Reichardt CF .244-2-19
              12 Ed Herrmann C .263-1-10
              1 Luis Alvarado SS .167-1-9
              28 Wilbur Wood P .105-0-0

              Oakland A's

              19 Bert Campaneris SS .246-2-10
              26 Joe Rudi LF .300-3-11
              9 Reggie Jackson RF .273-7-30
              6 Sal Bando 3B .250-4-25
              5 Mike Epstein 1B .295-11-25
              2 Angel Mangual CF .204-0-3
              10 Dave Duncan C .109-0-2
              8 Larry Brown 2B .273-0-1
              35 Vida Blue P .000-0-0

              Rarely used Angel Mangual gets the start because newly acquired (mainly for his defense) Ollie Brown is on the DL.

              Temperature is in the 60s.

              1st inning

              Williams grounds out 4-3
              Andrews flies to LF
              Allen walks
              Melton Ks
              0r 0h 0e 0l

              Campaneris grounds to SS
              Rudi flies to CF
              Jackson grounds out 4-3
              0r 0h 0e 0l

              CHI 0
              OAK 0

              2nd inning

              May HBP
              Reichardt doubles off the left field wall-May scores CHI 1 OAK 0
              Herrmann lines past Epstein for a single-Reichardt scores CHI 2 OAK 0
              Alvarado Ks
              Wood bunts for a single-Herrmann to second
              Williams flies to CF
              Andrews grounds into FC 4-6
              2r 3h 0e 2l

              Bando flies to LF
              Epstein lines to RF
              Mangual flies to CF
              0r 0h 0e 0l

              CHI 02
              OAK 00

              3rd inning

              Allen doubles to left center
              Melton flies to LF
              May pops to SS
              Reichardt Ks
              0r 1h 0e 1l

              Duncan singles to left
              Brown singles to center-Duncan to second
              Blue sacrifice bunts 5-4-Duncan to third-Brown to second
              Campaneris grounds to SS-runners hold
              Rudi flies to CF
              0r 2h 0e 2l

              CHI 020
              OAK 000

              4th inning

              Herrmann grounds to 2B
              Alvarado singles to center
              Wood bunts into FC 5-4 (Alvarado out at second)-Wood takes first
              Williams walks-Wood to second
              Andrews Ks
              0r 1h 0e 2l

              Jackson singles to center
              Bando singles to Alvarado who throws wild to second!-Jackson to third-Bando to second
              Epstein singles to right-Jackson scores-Bando to third CHI 2 OAK 1
              Mangual doubles off the left field wall-Epstein to third CHI 2 OAK 2
              Duncan singles-scoring Epstein and Mangual CHI 2 OAK 4
              Brown flies to CF
              Blue bunt singles down third base line-Duncan to second
              Campaneris singles to left-bases loaded
              Rudi GIDP 6-4-3
              4r 7h 1e 2l

              CHI 020 0
              OAK 000 4

              5th inning

              Allen singles to third-Bando is hit on the neck by the ball, but will remain in the game
              Melton Kc
              May GIDP 6-4-3
              0r 1h 0e 0l

              Jackson Ks
              Bando flies to CF
              Epstein walks
              Mangual grounds into FC 4-6
              0r 0h 0e 1l

              CHI 020 00
              OAK 000 40

              6th inning

              Reichardt hits a HR to center CHI 3 OAK 4
              Herrmann Ks
              Alvarado flies to CF
              Wood grounds out 6-3
              1r 1h 0e 0l

              Duncan walks
              Brown GIDP 6-4-3
              Blue Ks
              0r 0h 0e 0l

              CHI 020 001
              OAK 000 400

              7th inning

              Williams grounds out 6-3
              Andrews singles to center (Knowles warming up)
              Allen walks-Andrews to second
              Melton flies to LF
              May flies to CF
              0r 1h 0e 2l

              Campaneris grounds out 6-3
              Rudi singles to left
              Jackson Ks
              Bando grounds into FC 5-4
              0r 1h 0e 1l

              CHI 020 001 0
              OAK 000 400 0

              8th inning

              Reichardt singles to left (Knowles warming up again)
              Herrmann grounds into FC 1-6-Herrmann takes first
              Alvarado lines to RF-Jackson makes a snow cone catch!!
              Pat Kelly (.221-2-8) bats for Wood
              Kelly Ks
              0r 1h 0e 1l

              For CHI-Terry Forster (0-0 1s 0.00) pitching
              Epstein walks
              Mangual pops out to C (foul)
              Duncan fouls out to C
              Brown pops out to 1B
              0r 0h 0e 1l

              CHI 020 001 00
              OAK 000 400 00

              9th inning

              For OAK-Mike Hegan now playing first
              Williams walks
              For OAK-Rollie Fingers (1-0 0s 1.42) now pitching
              Andrews grounds into FC 6-4-Andrews to first
              Jorge Orta running for Andrews
              Allen Kc
              Melton Kc
              0r 0h 0e 1l

              Final score

              CHI 020 001 000-3 9 1
              OAK 000 400 00x-4 10 0
              W-Blue (1-0)
              L-Wood (7-6)
              S-Fingers (1)

              Vida Blue isn't at his sharpest, but but pitches well enough for the win. Wilbur Wood has only weal inning, but it's enough for the A's to take the game.

              Other games:

              DET 000 000 121-4 9 0
              NYY 000 000 000-0 5 0
              W-Coleman (6-3)
              L-Stottlemyre (3-5)
              Joe Coleman has no problems shutting out the first place Yankees, as the Tigers struggle to get back to the .500 mark. Big blow for the Togers is Dick McAuliffe's 2 run HR in the 8th inning.

              TEX 000 000 100-1 8 1
              MIN 022 000 10x-5 9 0
              W-Blyleven (5-7)
              L-Paul (2-4)
              Bobby Darwin hits 2 HRs to lead the Twins to victory. 5 of the 9 Twins hits are for extra base hits.

              MON 000 020 000-2 4 1
              CHI 410 001 20x-8 12 2
              W-Hooton (3-5)
              L-Morton (3-7)
              Carl Morton can't it beyond the second inning, while Hooton pitches a great game that is only marred by Bob Bailey's 2 run HR. For the Cubs, Jim Hickman is 4 for 5 with 4 RBI.
              Night Games

              Rained out

              MIL 000 001 041 0-6 10 0
              BOS 000 003 021 1-7 16 2
              W-Peters (1-0)
              L-Linzy (1-2)
              Good starts by Ken Brett and Rogelio Moret (his first start of the season) are wasted by their respective bullpens. Each Red Sox starter has at least one hit. Eight of the nine Breers starters reach base. Highlight for the Brewers: former Red Sox Billy Conigliaro steals home on a botched squeeze play. He collides with Duane Josephson, knocks the ball loose and is called safe. Billy C leaves the game and will be out for a few days.

              KC 410 000 100-6 7 1
              CAL 000 000 000-0 4 0
              W-Nelson (6-0)
              L-Clark (0-7)
              Rickey Clark's nightmarish season continues, He gives up 4 walks and 5 hits in 2 innings. Roger Nelson (a latecomer to the Royals rotation) continues his excellent season with a 0.69 ERA. John Mayberry, now a regular after years as a bench player on the Phillies, continues his excellent season going 2 for 3 with 2 walks, scoring 2 and driving in 2 runs.

              PHI 000 000 000-0 9 1
              PIT 000 001 00x-1 8 1
              W-Moose (8-2)
              L-Selma (3-7)
              Tense pitchers duel won by Bob Moose, who is now tied with Juan Marichal for NL lead with 8 wins. Phillie leave 5 RISP. Only run of the game is scored on a fielders choice.

              NYM 100 200 000-3 7 2
              STL 000 000 002-2 5 2
              W-McAndrew (3-2)
              L-Gibson (6-5)
              Despite 9th inning rally by the Cardinals, Jim McAndrew outduels Bob Gibson. Willie Mays leads off game with his 649th career HR. Mays remains number two on the All time HR list, Hank Aaron is third with 647.

              SFG 011 000 000-2 5 0
              ATL 100 310 00x-5 12 0
              W-Niekro (7-2)
              L-McDowell (2-8)
              Sam McDowell's difficult transition to the NL continues as he gives up 10 hits, 5 walks and 5 runs (4 earned). Gil Garrido and Mike Lum each have 3 hits for the Braves.

              SD 020 100 440-11 18 1
              CIN 001 001 101-4 11 2
              W-Arlin (7-3)
              L-Nolan (2-4)
              Cincinnati's pitching woes continue. Leron Lee and Jerry Morales each have 4 hits for the Padres. Fred Kendall and Dave Campbell each have three hits for the Padres. Pete Rose has 3 hits and scores 3 runs for the Reds. Steve Arlin pitches a CG and strikes out 10. This loss drops the Reds back into last place.

              LAD 200 000 000-2 11 2
              HOU 201 031 01x-8 9 1
              W-Dierker (5-2)
              L-Osteen (3-6)
              Larry Dierker gives up 11 hits buts stymies the Dodgers attack with the help of 4 DPs. Bob Watson has 4 RBi. The Astos beat up on Claude Osteen and cruise to an esy victory, holding off the second place Dodgers.
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              • #52
                June 3, 1972 Game of the week

                Boston Red Sox at Kansas City Royals

                Back-up game: Pittsburh Pirates at San Francisco Giants

                Pre-game: After a quick start the Royals have been playing .500 ball, winning 5 of their last 9. While this was going on Oakland went on a 6 game winning streak and passed Kansas City into first place, leaving the Royals one game out. The middle of the line-up lead by John Mayberry has continued to hit the ball hard. The Bob Oliver trade allowed Richie Scheinblum to enter the starting line-up and he is hitting well, having 5 RBI last night. The pitching staff has been holding up well, although Mike Hedlund has been a disapointment. With Hedlund having problems Roger Nelson has moved into the starting rotation and has a 7-1 record with 5 shutouts. Observers were wondering if Kansas City's second place season in 1971 was a fluke. Thus far in 1972 Kansas City appears to be a real contender.
                Boston has been sputtering along at a sub .500 pace going 2 and 4 during the last week and losing 9-5 to Kansas City last night. Their offense and starters have been adequete but the bullpen has been unreliable. Yaz and newly acquired Danny Cater have been having rough times and highly touted rookie Carlton Fisk has been hot and cold. Less touted rookie Ben Ogilvie, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli have been hitting the ball well.
                Starting Pitchers:

                Ray Culp (4-6 3.97) vs Paul Splittorff (6-4 3.52)

                Starting Line-ups:

                Boston Red Sox

                2 Doug Griffin 2B .300-0-7
                12 John Kennedy SS .263-0-4
                8 Carl Yastrzemski LF .259-2-24
                7 Reggie Smith CF .259-7-27
                6 Rico Petrocelli 3B .260-9-29
                14 Ben Ogilvie RF .319-3-14
                5 Danny Cater 1B .159-4-13
                24 Duane Josephson C .250-2-4
                21 Ray Culp P .238-0-1

                Kansas City Royals

                10 Paul Schaal 3B .173-1-11
                1 Cookie Rojas 2B .271-3-18
                26 Amos Otis CF .278-2-16
                7 John Mayberry 1B .337-9-40 (tied with Bobby Murcer for AL lead in RBI)
                9 Lou Piniella LF .294-2-34
                5 Richie Scheinblum RF .318-4-19
                12 Jerry May C .097-0-3
                37 Freddie Patek SS .244-0-8
                34 Paul Splittorff P .400-0-3

                Weather is in the 70s with the wind blowing in.

                1st inning

                Grffin Kc
                Kennedy grounds out 5-3
                Yaz Ks
                0r 0h 0e

                Schaal flies to CF
                Rojas walks
                Otis singles to center-Rojas to second
                Mayberry fouls to LF
                Piniella flies to CF
                0r 1h 0e 2l

                BOS 0 -0 0 0
                KAN 0 -0 1 0

                2nd inning

                Smith grounds out 6-3
                Petrocelli walks
                Ogilvie grounds to Patek who throws over Mayberry's head for a two base error-Petrocelli to third & Ogilvie to second
                Cater Ks
                Josephson singles to left-Petrocelli scores-Ogilvie is thrown out at the plate 7-2!! BOS 1 KC 0
                1r 1h 1e 1l

                Scheinblum grounds out 3-1
                May Ks
                Patek grounds out 1-3
                0r 0h 0e

                BOS 01 -1 1 0
                KAN 00 -0 1 1

                3rd inning

                Culp singles to center
                Griffin grounds into FC 6-4
                Kennedy Ks
                Yaz walks-Grffin to second
                Smith grounds out 6-3
                0r 1h 0e 2l

                Splittorff grounds out 1-3
                Schaal walks
                Rojas lines to 3B
                Otis Ks
                0r 0h 0e 1l

                BOS 010 -1 2 0
                KAN 000 -0 1 1

                4th inning

                Petrocelli pops to 3B
                Ogilvie Kc
                Cater grounds out 6-3
                0r 0h 0e

                Mayberry flies to CF
                Piniella grounds through Kennedy for a single
                On a hit and run Scheinblum singles to center-Piniella takes third
                May grounds into a FC 6-4-Piniella scores-May takes first BOS 1 KC 1
                Patek singles to left-May takes second
                Splittorff Ks
                1r 3h 0e 2l

                BOS 010 0 -1 2 0
                KAN 000 1 -1 4 1

                5th inning

                Josephson Ks
                Culp grounds out 6-3
                Griffin flies to CF
                0r 0h 0e

                Schaal flies to CF
                Rojas flies to CF
                Otis lines to CF
                0r 0h 0e

                BOS 010 00 -1 2 0
                KAN 000 10 -1 4 1

                6th inning

                Kennedy grounds out 6-3
                Yaz grounds out 4-3
                Smith Ks
                0r 0h 0e

                Mayberry grounds out 4-3
                Piniella flies to CF
                Scheinblum flies to CF
                0r 0h 0e

                BOS 010 000 -1 2 0
                KAN 000 100 -1 4 1

                7th inning

                Petrocelli grounds out 6-3
                Ogilvie hits a HR down the right field line BOS 2 KC 1
                Cater flies to RF
                Josephson grounds out 4-3-Rojas's throw just beating Josephson to the bag!
                1r 1h 0e 0l

                May fouls to 3B
                Patek grounds out 1-3
                Splittorff doubles to left-center
                Schaal singles to center-Spittorff takes third
                Rojas grounds into a FC 6-4
                0r 2h 0e 2l

                BOS 010 000 1 -2 3 0
                KAN 000 100 0 -1 6 1

                8th inning

                1 Phil Gagliano (.361-0-3) batting for Culp
                Gagliano flies to CF
                Griffin grounds out 5-3
                Kennedy K2
                0r 0h 0e

                For BOS-37 Bill Lee (1-3 1s 26.1ip 3.42 25h 8bb 14k) now pitching
                Otis flies to CF
                Mayberry singles to center
                Piniella grounds out 6-3-Mayberry takes second
                Scheinblum singles to center-Mayberry scores BOS 2 KC 2
                30 Steve Hovley running for Scheinblum
                19 Bobby Knoop (.208-0-5) batting for May
                Knoop Ks
                1r 2h 0e 1l

                BOS 010 000 10 -2 3 0
                KAN 000 100 01 -2 8 1

                9th inning

                For KC-Hovely stays in game in RF-Ed Kirkpatrick now catching
                Yaz flies to CF
                Smith flies to LF
                Petrocelli flies to CF
                0r 0h 0e

                Patek singles to center
                For BOS-Bolin warming up
                Splittorff bunts into a DP 3-6-3
                Schaal grounds out 6-3
                0r 1h 0e 0l

                BOS 010 000 100 -2 3 0
                KAN 000 100 010 -2 9 1

                10th inning

                Ogilvie fouls to C
                Cater grounds out 5-3
                Josephson lines to SS
                0r 0h 0e

                Rojas grounds out 6-3
                Otis singles to center
                Mayberry singles to center-Otis to third
                Infield is pulled in
                Piniella singles over short-Otis scores BOS 2 KC 3
                1r 3h 0e 2l

                BOS 010 000 100 0-2 3 0
                KAN 000 100 010 1-3 12 1

                Winning pitcher-Paul Splittorff (7-4)
                Losing pitcher-Bill Lee (1-4)

                This win combined with Oakland's loss puts the Royals back in first place.

                Other games

                CAL 000 000 010-1 5 0
                CLE 000 020 01x-3 8 1
                W-Wilcox (3-5)
                L-Messersmith (5-5)
                Jack Brohamer drives in two with a double to give the Indians all the scoring they need against the Angels. Milt Wilcox goes the distance and pitches his way out of several jams, the Angels leave 6 RISP. Buddy Bell and Ray Fosse each have two hits. Bell has hitting well since his return from Portland.

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                Tense game between both of the ALs last place teams. The Rangers hit the ball hard but can't capitalize, leaving 8 RISP and grounding into two DPs. The Rangers break the tie in the 12th but the usually reliable Paul Lindblad can't close the game out giving up three hits and a SF in the bottom of the 12th. Dave May leads the Brewers with 4 hits. Larry Biitner, Toby Harrah and Dick Billings each have three hits for Texas.

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                A re-match of the teams from the 1971 ALCS. Light hitting Orioles scrap for two in the bottom of the ninth to tie the the game (the tying run scoring on Belanger's SF) and then winning in the 10th on Merv Rettenmund's HR. This duel of lefties ends Oakland's six game winning streak, and a KC win today will mean a tie for first place. All of the Oaklnd runs came as result of HRs by Joe Rudi and Sal Bando.

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                With one out in the bottom of the 9th pinch-hitter Al Kaline hits one into RF upper deck to tie the game. In the bottom of the 10th, Kaline walks with the bases loaded to win the game for Detroit. Danny Thompson was the hitting star for the Twins with a HR and a double, scoring both Minnesota runs. However, in the bottom of the 10th Thompson committed an error on a possible DP ball which helped lead to the unearned game winning run scored by Norm Cash. This win puts Detroit at one game under .500.

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                L-Bradley (6-4)
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                Late inning rallies push the Yankees past the White Sox. Hard luck Mike Kekich has a good start for the Yankees and Tom Bradley pitches well for Chicago. Yankees bullpen shuts White Sox down allowing no base runners in the final 3 innings. Role players John Ellis, Rusty Torres and Jerry Kenney come up big for the Yankees in the late innings.

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                Oscar Brown's 6th inning double capped a Braves rally that was the difference against the Mets. Tom Kelley has a good start for the Braves.

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                W-Billingham (7-1)
                L-Carlton (6-6)
                Tight pitchers duel between two of 1972s best pitchers. Reds score winning run when Tony Perez doubles home Johnny Bench in the 9th. Greg Luzinski homers for the Phillies.

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                W-Brewer (1-1)
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                After starting the season 7-0 Wise loses his fifth in a row. Bill Russell drives in the Dodgers winning run. Bill Singer pitches well for LA but was pulled for a PH in the ninth. St Louis is currently on an eight game losing streak enduring consective sweeps by the Cubs and Mets.

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                W-McMahon (6-0)
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                After pitching 8 strong innings Nelson Briles weakens in the 9th inning and gives up a two single to pinch hitter Jim Howarth to score the winning runs. Juan Marichal goes for his 9th win but leaves the game while Giants are behind 2-1.

                Night Games:

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                W-Reuss (6-2)
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                Consecutive HRs by Cesar Cedeno and Jim Wynn put the game out of reach. Ernie McAnally shuts out the hard hitting Astros for 6 innings, but a late inning surge, include a HR by Roger Metzger win it for the Astros.

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                L-Norman (5-6)
                Jenkins wins NL leading 9th victory while pitching his second shutout. Clarence Gaston has 3 hits for the Padres. Norman strikes out 9 in his losing effort.
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                • #53
                  Standings after the games of June 3, 1972

                  A League

                  East Div W L Pct GB
                  New York (A) 28 15 0.651 -
                  Baltimore 26 18 0.591 2.5
                  Detroit 23 24 0.489 7.0
                  Boston 21 23 0.477 7.5
                  Cleveland 21 24 0.467 8.0
                  Milwaukee 15 31 0.326 14.5

                  West Div W L Pct GB
                  Kansas City 29 20 0.592 -
                  Oakland 27 19 0.587 0.5
                  Minnesota 25 23 0.521 3.5
                  Chicago (A) 23 23 0.500 4.5
                  California 21 27 0.438 7.5
                  Texas 20 32 0.385 10.5

                  N League

                  East Div W L Pct GB
                  Chicago (N) 28 21 0.571 -
                  Pittsburgh 28 21 0.571 -
                  St Louis 25 23 0.521 2.5
                  New York (N) 19 27 0.413 7.5
                  Philadelphia 21 31 0.404 8.5
                  Montreal 17 31 0.354 10.5

                  West Div W L Pct GB
                  Houston 32 22 0.593 -
                  Los Angeles 27 22 0.551 2.5
                  San Francisco 30 25 0.545 2.5
                  Atlanta 26 24 0.520 4.0
                  Cincinnati 25 26 0.490 5.5
                  San Diego 24 29 0.453 7.5


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                    Some random notes from the season thus far:

                    0405 HouCin (opening Day) A scare in Cin as Bobby Tolan goes down making a play in CF (he missed all of 1971 with an injury ), but he is listed as day to day. The Reds won 4-3 in 10 innings. Cedeno and Rose each homered. Watson homered in the top of the 10th to put the Astros up 3-2, but the Reds scored two in the bootom of the 10th to win the game. Morgan, Menke, Billingham, Geronimo, May and Helms each faced their old team after the 11/29/71 blockbuster trade. 1971 was a disapointing year for both the Reds and the Astros.
                    0406 OakChi-Dick Allen hits a 3 run HR, off Ken Holtzman, in his first AB with the White Sox. White Sox win 3-1, Oakland only scoring one unearned run in the 8th.
                    KCTex-first game in Arlington; Dave Nelson hits a two run HR in 6th to tie game 2-2 but KC wins 3-2 in 12 innings.
                    CalMin-Andy Messersmith hurls opening day shutout beating Twins 3-0. Light hitting Jeff Torborg hits 2 run HR.
                    HouAtlN-Phil Niekro Hurls opening day shutout 2-0.
                    NYPit-Mets first game in the post-Gil Hodges era is rained out in the first inning.
                    0407 ChiMon-Glenn Beckert HBP on his hand and leaves game. He is day to day.
                    PhiStL-Bob Gibson hurls a 3 hit shutout to beat Steve Carlton (former Cardinal) making his Phillies debut 2-0.
                    0408 BalNY-with Yanks ahead 3-0, Powell hits 3 run HR in the 7th to tie the game. Bernie Allen hits 2 out HR into the monuments in the bottom of the 9th to win the game. This is the 3rd consecutive 1 run victory of the Yankees over the Orioles. The AL champs start the season 0-3.
                    KCTex-Rangers win their first game in Arlington-Mike Hedlund of the Royals pitches a 2 hitter and loses game 2-1.
                    CalMin-Clyde Wright leaves game with arm injury-he is day to day
                    ChiMon-Billy Williams hits 515 ft HR off Mik Marshall into pool at Jarry Park; it is a three run HR that ties game 7-7 in the top of the ninth. Williams is the first hitter to face Marshall in 1972. Mike Jorgensen scores winning run on WP by Tom Phoebus.
                    0409 BalNY-Yankees conclude a 4 game sweep of the Orioles.Frank Robinson's successor Merv Rettenmund is off to 1 for 14 start. In the 6th inning he is thrown out at third trying to tag up which effectively kills an Oriole rally. Orioles end up lsoing 3-2. The Yankees win 3 of the 4 games by 1 run.
                    OakChi-White Sox complete 3 game sweep of A's.
                    CalMin-Nolan Ryan throws a 1 hitter in his debut with California. Ryan had a no-hitter for 7 innings, but Jim Nettles opened the 8th with a single. Ryan walked 7 and struck out 13. The Twins commit 5 errors in the game. For Twins: Dan Monzon fouls a pitch off his foot-he is day to day.
                    AL player of the week: John Mayberry, KC
                    HouAtl-Ralph Garr injured-goes on 15 day DL-Larvell Blanks called up.
                    NL player of the week-Doug Rader HOU
                    0410 MilBal-Orioles win their first game-Don Baylor scores winning run on a throwing error by Ellie Rodriguez (Baylor and Brooks Robinson were attempting a double steal). San Diego and Oakland remain the only teams without a win.
                    BosCle-Indians home opened is a great pitchers duel between Gaylord Perry and Luis Tiant. Perry scores only run of the game in the 11th. Perry also has 2 hits in the game (each team only has four hits).
                    SDHou-Don Wilson pitches a 1 hitter in Houston home opener as Astros smash Padres 21-0. Jim Wynn drives in 6 and Cesar Cedeno drives in 5 and has 5 hits and scores 4 runs.
                    0411 BosCle-Tidrow hit in the face by a batted ball-he is day to day.
                    0412 ChiMin-Jim Perry leaves game with arm injury-he is day to day. Tom Bradley records 15 strikeouts.
                    TexOakN-A's win 3-2 in 10 innings. They are the last team to record their first win.
                    SFCinN-Bernie Carbo injured making a play in right. He will be out for about a week.
                    SDHouN-Larry Dierker hits a foul off of his foot-he leaves game and is day to day.
                    AtlLAN-Willie Davis leaves game after being hBP on his wrist-he is day to day.
                    0413 ChiMin-Min 8 Chi 3-White Sox are last team to lose a game-debut of Rich Gossage.
                    SDHouN-Leron Lee is a single short of hitting for the cycle. Good comeback extra inning win for Houston.
                    0414 TexCalN-Don Stanhouse injures his arm in the first inning-he is going on the 15 day DL.
                    MinOakN-Denny McLain injures arm-status TBD-won't go on DL-will probably miss a start.
                    LACinN-Hal McRae hits 2 run HR in the bottom of the 9th-Cin wins 4-3.
                    AtlSDN-Hank Aaron hits his first HR of the season-he now needs 74 more to pass Babe Ruth.
                    ChiKCN-Ed Hermann ejected and suspended for 3 games.
                    0415 ChiKC-Bobby Floyd injured after on field collision and leaves games-he is day to day. Amos Otis injured in the field-he is day to day.
                    PhiChi-Milt Pappas injures his arm while pitching-he is day to day.
                    LACin-Ted Uhlaender injured in the field-he will miss a week.
                    0416 NYBal#1-Rich McKinney hit by liner in field-leaves game-day to day.
                    ChiKC#2-Cookie Rojas injured in on-field collision-he is day to day.
                    0418 SFSDN-Dave Kingman injured in the field-he is day to day. Leron Lee HBP-will gp on 21 day DL.
                    0419 CleBos-Boston sweeps series with Cleveland-Boston wins all three games by one run.
                    SFSDN-Johnny Jeter HBP-will be out for a week.
                    Kansas City first team with double digit victories (11) after doubleheader sweep of Oakland.
                    0420 ChiPitN-Nelson Briles hurts his arm while pitching in the cold weather-he will miss a week (and probably one start).
                    0421 StLMonN-Tim Foli injured in on-field collision with Ken Singleton-Foli is day to day.
                    PitPhiN-Phillies behind 8-3 in the bottom of the 8th-they score 6 runs and win 9-8. Richie Hebner hits 2 HRs and has 5 RBI.
                    0422 NYBos-Duane Josephson injured by a foul tip-has to go on DL.
                    0423 NYBos-At least one run is scored in 9 of the 10 innings played.
                    ChiNYM (DH)-Cubs shut out Mets in both games of DH.
                    HouSF-Lee May has 6 RBI in Astros 9-6 win.
                    0425 DetTex-Bosman hits McAullife-McAullife charges mound-Bosman injured in melee-Bosman is day to day-McAullife is also day to day and gets a 3 game suspension.
                    ChiHouN-Every Astros starter gets at least one hit, but Cubs win 6-3.
                    NYSDN-Jim Fregosi hurts himself swinging-he is day to day. Tommie Agee crashed into CF wall and is carried off on a stretcher-he will go on 21 day DL.
                    0426 PhiSF-the two teams combine for 11 hits, 9 of which are XBH. Giants win 4-3. Carlton has 13 Ks.
                    MonLAN-Tom Walker injures himself pitching-he is day to day.
                    NYSDN-Jerry Grote injures himself swinging-he is expected to miss 2 months.
                    SD-fires manager Preston Gomez-Don Zimmer becomes 2nd Padres manager.
                    0427 CinPitN-Willie Stargell hits 3 consecutive HRs off Gary Nolan. He Ks when going for a 4th HR. Pirates win 7-5.
                    0428 MinNY-Dan Monzon hit by a line drive and leaves game-he will miss a week.
                    CalBalN-Orioles win 2-1 in 17 innings. Nolan Ryan goes 15 innings giving up only 2 hits. Ryans and Palmer (13 IP) strike out 25 between them.
                    CleKCN-Del Unser injured after crashing into wall-he is day to day. Amos Otis has 5 RBI in Royals 8-2 victory.
                    NYLAN-Tom Seaver and Tommy John each strike out 12-Mets win 3-1. This is Seaver's first good outing of the season.
                    0429 AtlPit-Darrel Evans hit by line drive-he will miss at least a week.
                    StLHouN-Jose Cruz HBP-he is day to day.
                    PhiSDN-Bill Champion is ejected for hitting Steve Arlin with a pitch-He also gets seven game suspension.
                    0430 CinChi-Wild finish at Wrigley-going into the bottom of the 8th the game is tied 1-1-Ron Santo hits a a two run HR to put the Cubs ahead 3-1. In the the top of the ninth, led by solo HRs by Johnny Bench and Tony Perez (a clutch HR) and Bernie Carbo's 2 run PH double, the Reds score 5 to go up 6-3. In the bottom of the ninth Ed Sprague is thrown out of the game for disputing balls and strikes when he walks the first hitter he faces (Randy Hundley). Joe Gibbon comes in and pitches 1/3 of an inning giving up 2 hits and and walk and allowing two runs to score. He leaves the game with the Reds clinging to a 6-5 lead. Pedro Borbon comes in with one out and runners and first and third. With the infield in Glenn Beckert grounds to second allowing Jose Cardenal to move to second with Don Kessinger holding at third. Billy Williams singles to center allowing Kessinger to score easily tieing the game-jose Cardenal also comes in just beating the throw to the plate to win the game. Gibbon has been terrible this season and his career with the Reds may be over.
                    AtlPit-Dock Ellis hits Ron Reed with a pitch and is ejected and suspended for seven games. Reed will miss at least a week. Clemente's second hit of the game puts him at 99 hits short of 3000.
                    NYLA-Bottom of the ninth-Dodgers down 1-0 load bases with one but can't score.
                    0501 PhiLAN-24th batter, Willie Davis, is the frst batter of the game to reach base when he singles in the bottom of the 4th. LA wins 1-0 as Al Downing pitches a two hitter. Dick Selma holds the Dodgers to four hits.
                    0502 Cubs-Joe Pepitone unexpectedly retires. He is eligle to return on June 30, 1972.
                    CleTexN-Ray Lamb hurts his arm while pitching-he will miss a week.
                    ChiBalN-Rick Reichardt ad Ellie Hendricks leave game after collission at plate-Reichardt is day to day.
                    CalNYN-Clyde Wright throws a two hitter but Angels lose the game 1-0. Roy White hits a triple that just gets by Ken Berry and then scores on Felipe Alou's ground out.
                    MonSDN-Dave Campbell hit by line drive-he is day to day.
                    0503 ChiBalN-Jim Palmer injures his arm while pitching-will miss a week.
                    MonSD-Larry Stahl injured fielding a ball-he is day to day.
                    0505 ChiCleN-excellent pitchers duel between Gaylord Perry and Wilbur Wood. Cleveland wins 2-1. Chicago cant't capitalize on a KC loss.
                    0506 HouChi-Billy Williams's second HR of the game goes 485 ft onto Sheffield Ave.
                    SFPhi-Don Money suspended for three games after charging mound when HBP by John Morris.
                    MinBos-John Kennedy injured on a play in the field-he will be out for a week
                    NYOak-John Ellis injured in a collision at the plate with Dwain Anderson-Ellis is day to day
                    0507 KCBal-Fred Patek goes 5 for 5 as Royals beat Orioles 9-4.
                    LAMon-Al Downing hurts himself while pitching-he is day to day.
                    0509 KCCleN-John Lowenstein is a double short of hitting for the cycle-he hits a grand slam and has 6 RBI as the Indians beat the Royals 8-1.
                    LANYN-Bill Singer injured while pitching-he is day to day. Bill Buckner is a double short of the cycle as Dodgers win 11-5.
                    PitAtlN-On a hit by Roberto Clemente, Marty Perez and Rico Carty collide in the field-Perez is day to day-Carty is taken off the field on a stretcher and will go on 21 day DL.
                    0510 TexBalN-Dick Billings splits his finger while catching-will miss at least a week and may go on DL.
                    DetChi-Tom Haller injured his hand while catching-he will go on DL.
                    BosCalN-in a 14 inning game Doug Griffin of the Red Sox goes 7 for 7 (6 singles and 1 double). For the Angels Leo Cardenas goes 5 for 7. The Red Sox win 6-5. In the 14th inning the Red Sox score 4 runs, and the Angels score 3 runs (the last two on a Vada Pinson HR) in the bottom of the inning.
                    0511 HouStL-Comeback of the year is staged by the Cardinals. In the bottom of the 6th the Cardinals are down 13-1. Dave Roberts is cruising along but loses it giving up 5 runs and leaves the game after a Ted Simmons HR, but the Astros are still winning 13-6. Seldom used Wade Blasingame comes in and pitches a terrible 2/3rds of an inning giving up 5 walks, including 3 in a row with the bases loaded. He leaves the game with Astros ahead 13-12. Tom Griffin comes in and gives up 2 hits finally ending the inning with the Cardinals having taken the lead 14-13. That is the final score. In this game the Astros bat around in the 1st and 2nd and the Cardianls bat around in the 6th. Every starter except for Doug Rader and Rick Wise (who never came to the plate) had at least one hit. Every starter except Doug Rader, Dal Maxvill and Rick Wise scored at least one run.
                    SFMonN-for the first time since 5/24/1951 the Giants play a game without Willie Mays on their roster. The Giants beat the Expos 3-1.
                    0512 BalChiN-Mike Andrews hits a foul off his foot-he is day to day.
                    LAPhiN-Claude Osteen throws a three hitter but the Dodgers lose 3-2-the Phillies get three runs and three hits in the first inning and don't get another hit for the rest of the game. Osteen only gives up 2 walks for the rest of the game. Osteen's record drops to 2 and 5.
                    PitHouN-Richie Hebner hit in the head by a line drive-he will go on 15 dey DL.
                    0513 MilMin-Jerry May suspended for 3 games for charging mound.
                    BalChiN-Rick Reichardt hits for the cycle as the White Sox knock off the Orioles 11-1.
                    StLCinN-Luis Melendez and Matty Alou collide in the field and leave game. Alou will miss a week and Melendez will go on 15 day DL. Reds win 8-0.
                    0514 ChiAtl-Glenn Beckert injured running the bases-he is day to day.
                    PitHou-Vic Davillo gets a spot start and goes 4 for 4 and walks 3 times for a perfect day at the plate.
                    StLCin#1-Joe Morgan and Dal Maxville collide on the basepaths-Maxville will be out for at least a week. He may go on the DL.
                    0515 TexKCN-Richie Scheinblum and Cookie Rojas collide in the field-Rojas leaves game and is day to day.
                    OakCalN-Eddie Fisher injured his arm while pitching-he will miss a week.
                    LASDN-Bill Russell charges mound after being hit by Bill Greif-both leave game and are day to day. Russell gets a 3 game suspension.
                    0516 BalDetN-excellent pitchers duel between two of this seasons best pitchers Pat Dobson and Mickey Lolich. The Tigers win 1-0 on a first inning run.
                    AtlHouN-Hank Aaron is injured running the bases-he is day to day. Houston loses and LAs victory over the Padres moves the Dodgers into first place.
                    0517 NYY-send Jack Aker to Cubs to complete trade.
                    MinChi-Chi 1 Min 0 in fastest game of the season (so far) 8 minutes.
                    CinSF-Reds hit 6 HRs as they beat Giants 16-10. Reds score in 7 of the 9 innings. The 4th inning is the only inning in the game with no runs scored. The only starters on either team without a hit are the starting pitchers.
                    BalDetN-Johnny Oates hit by foul tip-he is day to day. Andy Etchebarren hit by a foul tip during the same AB and also leaves game. Later in the game Ellie Hendricks is kicked out for arguing balls and strikes. The Orioles have losy all three of their catchers. Rookie Bobby Grich has to come in and catch.
                    TexKCN-Mike Paul suspended for a week after hitting Cookie Rojas.
                    ChiPhi-Tom Hutton and Denny Doyle collide in the field-Doyle is day to day.
                    LASDN-Curt Blefary, while making his debut with the Padres, is hit on the hand by a foul and will be out for a week.
                    0518 OakCalN-Mike Epstein and Sandy Alomar each have 5 RBI. Going into the bottom of the 6th the Angels are down 7 to 3, but score 6 runs. Angels win 9-8. Nolan Ryan strikes out 13.
                    MonNY-Tom Seaver comes within 2 outs of pitching the Mets first no-hitter. Bob Bailey's ninth inning HR ends Seaver's bid. Seaver ends up with a two hitter as Mets win 5-2. It is Seaver's 99th career win. 4 of the Mets runds are unearned.
                    HouLAN-Lee May, hitting for the cycle, goes 5 for 6 with 2 HRs, 6 RBI and scores 4 runs as Astros beat Dodgers 15-4.
                    0519 NYPhiN-Gary Gentry hurts himself while pitching, he is day to day.
                    AtlSFN-Hank Aaron hits 3 HRs as Braves win 9-6. Aaron now has 646 career HRs, 3rd on the All Time HR list. Willie Mays is second with 648. Mays has two HRs this season, Aaron has 7.
                    0520 CleDet-Eddie Leon is injured in on-base collission with Norm Cash-Leon is day to day.
                    CalChiN-Dick Allen falls into dugout chasing a foul ball-he leaves the game and is day to day.
                    NYPhiN#2-Darrell Brandon injures his arm while pitching-he will miss a week.
                    HouLAN-Dick Dietz injured by a foul tip-he will be out for at least three months.
                    0521 BalMil-Brewers beat Orioles 3-2. Milwaukee is the final team to get their 10th win.
                    OakKC-Ollie Brown and Dick Green collide in the field-Green leaves field on a stretcher-both will probably go on DL (Brown may not).
                    HouLA-unbelievable finsh-in the top of the ninth the Astros are behind 9-5, but score five runs, highlighted by Cesar Cedeno hitting a triple with the bases loaded. The Dodgers enter the bottom of the ninth behind 10-9. With one out Bill Russell singles and pinch hitter Willie Crawford hits a HR-Dodgers win 11-10.
                    AtlSF#2-Dave Kingman hits a 3 run HR in the bottom of the 9th to give the Giants a 7-6 victory.
                    0523 BalBosN-the Red Sox commit 5 errors during an unusually cold night. They lose to the Orioles 11-3.
                    MinKCN-Cesar Tovar injured while fielding-he is day to day.
                    PhiMonN-Mile Jorgenson leaves game after hitting the railing chasing a pop up-he is day to day.
                    0524 CleNYN-10 inning scoreless tie ends with Bobby Murcer's HR off Phil Henigan. Yankees win 1-0.
                    MilDetN-Jim Lonborg takes a no-hitter into the 8th-he ends up giving up 2 hits in 8 IP. The Brewers win 1-0. The Tigers have runners on 1st and 3rd in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs when Dave May makes a great catch off of Norm Cash's shot into the gap.
                    CalOakN-Vida Blue's first scheduled start for 1972 is rained out.
                    0525 KCCalN-Jim Rooker makes his first start of the year and shuts out the Angels. The Royals hit 5 HRs and explode for 17 runs. The Angels ground into 4 DPs.
                    0526 MilBosN-Bill Parsons injured while pitching-he is day to day.
                    TexMinN-Danny Thompson hit on the head by a pitch-he is day to day. Rick Dempsey hit by a foul tip-he will go on the 21 day DL.
                    KCCalN-Nolan Ryan injured whild throwing a pitch-he will miss a week.
                    SFAtlN-Ron Schueler hurts his arm while pitching-he is day to day.
                    0527 MilBosN-Billy Conigliaro injured in home plate collision with Duane Josephson-Conigliaro is day to day. Brewers fire Dave Bristol as MGR. He will be replaced by Del Crandall. Crandall will take over on May 30th. Roy McMillan will be interim MGR. Crandall wil be the franchises 3rd MGR.
                    SFAtlN-Paul Casanova injured by a foul tip-he will be out for about a week.
                    0528 KCCal-Tom Burgmeier hurt while pitching-he is day to day.
                    ChiOak-Jim Hunter injures his arm while pitching-he will miss a week.
                    MonChi-Milt Pappas hurts his arm while pitching-he will miss a week.
                    NYStL-Wayne Garrett and Jerry McNertney collide at home plate-both leave game and are day to day. This turns out to be the winning run in the Mets 3-2 win. This is Tom Seaver's 100th career win. After seven straight wins to start season, this is Rick Wise's 3rd consecutive loss. This loss (combined with Pittsburgh's win over Philadelphia) drops St Louis into 2nd place behind the Pirates.
                    0529 OakTex#2-Diego Segui pitches a one hitter as Iaklnd beats Texas 10-1. The Rangers run is the result of a walk, fielders choice and error by Ron Clark. The Rangers only hit is a 5th inning single by Tom Grieve.
                    KCMin-Steve Braun goes 5 for 5 as Twins beat the Royals 7-5.
                    MonChi-Bill Stoneman injures his arm while pitching-he is day to day.
                    PhiPit#1-Lumbering Greg Luzinski has two triples-he drive in 4 as the Phillies beat the Pirates 7-3.
                    CinHouN-George Foster and Joe Morgan collide in the field-Foster is day to day. Doug Rader scores what proves to be the winning run on this play as the Astros beat the Reds 2-1.
                    0530 PhiNYN-Steve Carlton vs Jerry Koosman-teams combine for 20 strikeouts and zero walks. Phillies win 4-1.
                    OakTexN-A's win 5-2-after a slow start they have now passed Kansas City into first place.
                    0531 NYMilN-Ron Theobald injured after HBP-he may go on DL.
                    BosBalN-Tommy Harper crashes into the CF wall trying to make a catch off of Brooks Robinson-he leaves the game and will miss a week.
                    KCMinN-Royals win 2-0-Roger Nelson pitches his 5th shutout of the season.
                    ChiCalN-Jim Lyttle goes 5 for 6 in his 1972 debt-White Sox win 9-7 in a wild game that sees the lead change 6 times. Wilbur Wood and Nolan Ryan are the starters but neither lasts the 6th inning. 17 of 18 starters have at least one hit. Mile Andrews of CHI has no hits, but walks twice.
                    PhiNYN-Roger Freed hits a 500 ft HR off Jon Matlack
                    0601 DetCleN-Longest game of the season so far goes 21 innings. The Tigers tie the game 2-2 in the top of the 8th when Aurelio Rodriguez drives in two with a double and then the teams play 12 innings of scoreless ball. Buddy Bell finally scores the winning run on a Tom McCraw single. Good pitching performances by starters Gaylord Perry and Tom Timmerman are long forgotten by games end, and not much offense: the Indians only get 9 hits and leave only one man in scoring position. The Tigers have 14 hits and leave 5 RISP.
                    NYMilN-Mike Ferraro falls in dugout going after a foul-he is day to day.
                    StLChiN-Burt Hooten injures his arm while pitching-he is day to day. Cubs win 6-4 concluding a 3 game sweep of St Louis. Rick Wose who started season 7-0 has lost 4 straight decisions.
                    PhiNYN-Mets win 1-0 in 12 innings. Jim McAndrew (2 hits) and Tug McGraw (0 hits) hold the Phillies to two hits. Deron Johnson has both of the Philles hits.
                    0602 CalCle-After starting the season with 7 straight losses Rickey Clark gets his first win of the year. Because of last nights 21 inning game the Indians have six utility players in their line-up.
                    MinDetN-Tigers win 8-3-Mickey Lolich is the first pitcher to get 10 wins. 7 of the 10 Tigers hits are for extra bases, including 4 solo HRs.
                    ChiSDN_Leron Lee hurt in the field-he is day to day.
                    0603 TexMil-Jerry Bell injures himself while pitching-he is day to day.


                    • #55
                      June 5, 1972 Monday Night Baseball

                      Oakland A's at Cleveland Indians

                      After a slow start the Oakland A's finally passed Kansas City into first place on May 30th. Since then they have been passing each and Kansas City is now in first by a half game. Kansas City is idle tonight. The A's have been getting decent pitching, especially from newly acquired Ken Holtzman. Their offense is good but not great. They have been getting virtualy no offensive production from the catcher spot since Curt Blefary was traded, from second base since Dick Green was seriously injured (since Green went on the DL they have been rotating Larry Brown, Tim Cullen, Ron Clark <now back in the minors> and Marty Martinez at second, or in CF. Recently acquired Ollie Brown is back off the DL and is in center strictly for defensive purposes. The A's have 3 legitimite power hitters: Joe Rudi, Reggie Jackson and comeback player of the year candidate Mike Epstein. Aside from Epstein the A's are a good defensive unit.
                      The Indians have alsmost totally revamped their team after the disastrous 1971 season. Their entire pitching rotation has changed now consisting of ex NLers Gaylord Perry and Milt Wilcox and rookie Dick Tidrow. The Indians swung major deals with the Giants, Reds, Angels and Senators/Rangers in the off-season with Gaylord Perry being the best Indian acquisition in years.Two Indians holdovers, Graig Nettles and Eddie Leon, are complaining about their treatment under new manager Ken Aspromonte and are demanding trades. The Indians have already denied rumors of a Graig Nettles/Fritz Peterson deals with the Yankees. A year ago it looked like the Indians were going to be playing 33 home games in New Orleans, but the new ownership group led by Nick Mileti has put an end to those rumors. Nick Mileti also owns the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Arena and is planning to build the Richfield Coliseum for the Cavs to play in and Cleveland is said to be on the short list for an NHL expansion team.
                      Ken Aspromonte is on the record saying that he thinks the Indians can finish as high as second. The Indians pitching has been good but their hitting has been the weak part of their game. They now have a very young lineup with rookies Jack Brohamer and Buddy Bell (who recently returned from a stint in Portland) starting to hit well. Graig Nettles is slumping but newly acquired veteran Tom McCraw has been hitting well.

                      Starting Pitchers: Vida Blue (1-0 2.25) vs Gaylord Perry (8-5 1.61)

                      Starting Line-ups:


                      19 Bert Campaneris SS .232-3-13
                      26 Joe Rudi LF .299-5-17
                      9 Reggie Jackson RF .268-9-40
                      6 Sal Bando 3B .247-7-33
                      5 Mike Epstein 1B .273-13-29
                      16 Tim Cullen 2B .158-0-0
                      15 Ollie Brown CF .077-0-1
                      38 Gene Tenace C .172-4-11
                      35 Vida Blue P .500-0-0


                      16 Fred Stanley SS .273-0-5
                      7 Jack Brohamer 2B .233-2-10
                      20 Alex Johnson LF .215-4-17
                      12 Graig Nettles 3B .243-2-19
                      8 Ray Fosse C .215-1-13
                      14 Chris Chambliss 1B .286-2-16
                      22 Tom McCraw CF .272-4-17
                      9 Buddy Bell RF .204-0-7
                      35 Gaylord Perry P .231-0-1

                      It's a clear night in the 70s with the wind blowing out toward the lake.

                      1st inning

                      Campaneris lines out to 3B
                      Rudi triples to right-center
                      Jackson Ks
                      Bando singles to center-Rudi scores OAK 1 CLE 0
                      Epstein flies to RF
                      1r 2h 0e 1l

                      Stanley singles to left
                      Brohamer flies to RF
                      Johnson grounds into FC 4-6-Johnson on first
                      Nettles doubles to right-Johnson takes third
                      Fosse grounds out 4-3
                      0r 2h 0e 2l

                      OAK 1 -1 2 0
                      CLE 0 -0 2 0

                      2nd inning

                      Cullen grounds out 5-3
                      Brown grounds out 6-3
                      Tenace flies to CF
                      0r 0h 0e

                      Chambliss singles to center
                      McCraw flies to RF-Jackson makes a running catch
                      Bell pops to 1B
                      Perry Ks
                      0r 1h 0e 1l

                      OAK 10 -1 2 0
                      CLE 00 -0 3 0

                      3rd inning

                      Blue flies to RF
                      Campaneris grounds out 4-3-Brohamer making a diving stop!
                      Rudi Ks
                      0r 0h 0e

                      Stanley hits a liner off of Bando's glove into left-Bando charged with a 2 base error
                      Brohamer grounds out 4-3-Stanley advances to third
                      Johnson flies to CF-Brown's great throw keeps stanley on third!
                      Nettles flies to RF
                      0r 0h 1e 1l

                      OAK 100 -1 2 1
                      CLE 000 -0 3 0

                      4th inning

                      Jackson flies to RF
                      Bando grounds out 5-3
                      Epstein flies to RF-Bell making a nice sliding catch!
                      0r 0h 0e

                      Fosse walks
                      Chambliss lines to SS
                      McCraw HBP-Fosse to second
                      Bell Ks
                      Perry Ks
                      0r 0h 0e 2l

                      OAK 100 0 -1 2 1
                      CLE 000 0 -0 3 0

                      5th inning

                      Cullen flies to CF
                      Brown grounds out 6-3
                      Tenace singles to left-first OAK hit since the 1st-Perry had gotten 11 out in a row
                      Blue Ks
                      0r 1h 0e

                      Stanley grounds to Cullen who makes a throw in the dirt-Stanley takes first on the error
                      Brohamer singles to left-Stanley to second
                      Johnson Ks
                      Nettles singles to center-Stanley scores-Brohamer to second (not challanging Brown's arm) OAK 1 CLE 1
                      Fosse singles to center-Bases Loaded
                      Chambliss SF to CF-Brohamer scores OAK 1 CLE 2
                      McCraw walks-Bases Loaded
                      Bell singles to left-Nettles scores-Fosse tries to score and is nailed on a great throw from Rudi 7-2 OAK 1 CLE 3
                      3r 4h 1e 2l

                      OAK 100 00 -1 3 2
                      CLE 000 03 -3 7 0

                      6th inning

                      Campaneris grounds out 4-3
                      Rudi Kc
                      Jackson HBP
                      Bando hits a grounder that goes between Brohamer's leg-bando to first and Jackson to second on the error
                      Epstein singles to right-Jackson scores-Bando to second OAK 2 CLE 3
                      Cullen singles to center-Bando scores-Epstein to second OAK 3 CLE 3
                      Brown Ks
                      2r 2h 1e 2l

                      Perry Ks
                      Stanley Kc
                      Brohamer grounds out 4-3
                      0r 0h 0e

                      OAK 100 002 -3 5 2
                      CLE 000 030 -3 7 1

                      7th inning

                      Tenace hits one up the middle that Brohamer makes a nice play on 4-3
                      Blue hits a single that Perry knocks down but can't get the throw to first in time
                      Campaneris lines to 2B-Brohamer tags Blue for unassisted DP
                      0r 1h 0e 0e

                      Johnson grounds to 4-3
                      Nettles grounds to Cullen who throws over Epstein's head for a two base error-Cullen's 2nd error of the game
                      Fosse grounds out 5-3-Nettles holding second
                      Chambliss Ks
                      0r 0h 1e 1l

                      OAK 100 002 0 -3 6 3
                      CLE 000 030 0 -3 7 1

                      8th inning

                      Rudi doubles to left-center
                      Jackson flies to RF
                      Bando grounds out 5-3
                      Epstein grounds out to first 3 unassisted
                      0r 1h 0e 1l

                      For OAK-Bob Locker warming up
                      McCraw doubles down the right field line
                      Bell lines to SS
                      Frank Duffy (.235-1-7) batting for Perry-Ray Lamb warming up
                      Duffy pops to 3B
                      Stanley grounds out 4-3
                      0r 1h 0e 1l

                      OAK 100 002 00 -3 7 3
                      CLE 000 030 00 -3 8 1

                      9th inning

                      For CLE-Duffy stays in game playing SS-Ray Lamb (0-0 2s 0.36 25ip 20h 7w 11k 0hr .215 opp ba) now pitching (batting first)
                      Cullen grounds out 6-3
                      Brown singles to center
                      Tenace singles to center-Brown to second
                      For CLE-Steve Mingori and Phil Hennigan warming up
                      For OAK-Mike Hegan (.176-0-4) batting for Blue
                      Hegan grounds to mound for FC 1-6-Brown to third-Hegan to first
                      Campaneris doubles to center-Brown and Hegan score OAK 5 CLE 3
                      For CLE-Phil Hennigan (1-2 0s 2.61 10.1ip 6h 0w 5k 2hr .167 op ba) now pitching
                      Rudi hits his 6th HR to center-Campaneris and Rudi score OAK 7 CLE 3
                      Jackson Ks
                      4r 4h 0e 0l

                      For OAK-Hegan stays in game playing first-Bob Locker (2-1 3s 1.77 20.1ip 16h 2w 12k 0hr .211 opp ba) now pitching (batting fifth)
                      Brohamer grounds to 1B unassisted
                      Johnson flies to CF-Brown makes a running catch
                      Nettles grounds out 4-3
                      0r 0h 0e

                      FINAL SCORE

                      OAK 100 002 004-7 11 3
                      CLE 000 030 000-3 8 1
                      W-Blue (2-0)
                      L-Lamb (0-1)

                      Indians leave 7 RISP. Vida Blue looked a little sharper than he did in debut against Chicago. The A's defense was both a help and hindrance to Blue. One of Cullen's errors led to 3 unearned runs, but Indians were reluctant to run on Ollie Brown's arm, preventing at least one Indian run. Joe Rudi also threw Ray Fosse out at the plate. If Fosse had scored this may have prevented Gaylord Perry being lifted for a PH in the 8th. The Indians bullpen is usually better then they were tonight. Gaylord Perry was also victimized by his defense when Brohamer's error helped lead to 2 unearned runs in the 6th. This win puts Oakland back in first place, percentage points ahead of Kansas City.

                      Other night games:

                      MIN 000 020 200-4 6 1
                      BAL 000 000 100-1 4 0
                      W-Woodson (8-4)
                      L-McNally (6-5)
                      Phil Roof's 2 run HR in the 5th is the big blow for the Twins. Paul Blair drives in the Orioles only run.

                      PIT 000 300 000-3 7 0
                      SDP 000 002 000-2 12 0
                      W-Ellis (4-4)
                      L-Kilkenny (0-1)
                      S-Giusti (5)
                      Despite getting 12 hits the Padres can only score 2 runs (on Leron Lee's 2 run HR). The Padres only get RISP-neither of whom score. Clay Kirby hits Richie Hebner which results in a bench clearing brawl. Hebner draws a 3 game suspension and Kirby leaves the game and is expected to miss a week.
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                      • #56
                        Game of the Week Jun 10, 1972

                        Houston Astros at New York Mets

                        Pre-game: a match-up the original NL expansion teams. While the Mets have had some success on the field, with their miracle 1969 season, the Astros have had little success. The Astros have a reputation for being a good pitch no hit team. However, this year the Astros have a highly potent offense, led by their All Star caliber outfield and newly acquired Lee May. The Astros also boast one of the best defensive units in the game. They started iff really hot and have cooled off a bit but pennant fever is starting to sweep Houston. The NL west is the Majors tightestest division with only 1 1/2 games seperating the top 4 teams. The Astros are on a three game losing streak but are still only a half game behind division leading Los Angeles.

                        Starting pitchers: Don Wilson (9-1 1.82 94ip 59h 24bb 68k 4 hr .178opba) vs Jon Matlack (4-7 2.86 94.1ip 84h 32bb 86k 5hr .235opba)

                        Starting Line-ups:


                        14 Roger Metzger SS .218-1-15
                        28 Cesar Cedeno CF .364-8-42
                        24 Jimmy Wynn RF .276-7-40
                        23 Lee May 1B .276-10-54
                        27 Bob Watson LF .330-6-39
                        12 Doug Rader 3B .292-10-44
                        19 Tommy Helms 2B .204-3-19
                        8 Jack Hiatt C .375-2-8
                        40 Don Wilson P .108-0-4

                        New York

                        24 Willie Mays 1B .296-2-9
                        12 Ken Boswell 2B .214-0-8
                        20 Tommie Agee CF .217-4-16
                        4 Rusty Staub RF .317-3-19
                        21 Cleon Jones LF .151-1-5
                        2 Jim Fregosi 3B .227-3-9
                        17 Ted Martinez SS .195-1-7
                        9 Bill Sudakis C .250-0-3
                        32 Jon Matlack P .233-0-0

                        Weather is partly cloudy in the 70s with a strong wind from right to left field.

                        1st inning

                        Metzger singles to center
                        Cedeno hits a slow roller to SS and the throw just beats him-Metzger to second
                        Wynn grounds to 3B-Metzger takes third
                        May grounds out to P
                        0r 1h 0e 1l

                        Mays Kc
                        Boswell singles to right
                        Agee GIDP 5-4-3
                        0r 1h 0e 0l

                        HOU 0 -0 1 0
                        NYM 0 -0 1 0

                        2nd inning

                        Watson singles to left
                        Rader K
                        Helms grounds into FC 4-6
                        Hiatt grounds to 3B
                        0r 1h 0e 1l

                        Staub K
                        Jones grounds to 3B
                        Fregosi fouls out to C
                        0r 0h 0e 0l

                        HOU 00 -0 2 0
                        NYM 00 -0 1 0

                        3rd inning

                        Wislon singles to center (3rd inning in a row when Matlack gave up a hot to the lead-off batter)
                        Metzger Kc
                        Cedeno singles to left-Wilson to second
                        Wynn GIDP 5-4-3
                        0r 2h 0e 1l

                        Martinez triples to right center
                        Sudakis grounds out to 2B-Martinez scores HOU 0 NY 1
                        Matlack hits a flare to 3B that Rader makes a nice running catch on
                        Mays hits one up the middle that Metzger gets to but his throw to first is late-single for Mays
                        Boswell hits into FC 6-4
                        1r 2h 0e 1l

                        HOU 000 -0 4 0
                        NYM 001 -1 3 0

                        4th inning

                        May homers to left HOU 1 NY 1
                        Watson singles to center
                        Rader GIDP 6-4-3
                        Helms flies to CF
                        1r 2h 0e 0l

                        Agee flies to LF
                        Staub flies to LF
                        Jones walks
                        Fregosi flies to RF
                        0r 0h 0e 1l

                        HOU 000 1 -1 6 0
                        NYM 001 0 -1 3 0

                        5th inning

                        Hiatt singles to left
                        Wilson hits into FC while bunting 3-6
                        Metzger fouls out to SS
                        Cedeno flies to LF
                        0r 1h 0e 1l

                        Martinez flies to RF
                        Sudakis walks
                        Matlack hits into FC while bunting 3-6
                        Mays walks-Matlack to second
                        Boswell hits into FC 6-4
                        0r 0h 0e 2l

                        HOU 000 10 -1 7 0
                        NYM 001 00 -1 3 0

                        6th inning

                        Wynn K
                        May lines to CF
                        Watson grounds to Matlack and takes first on Mays's error
                        Rader K
                        0r 0h 1e 1l

                        On first pitch to Agee, Don Wilson injures his arm and has to leave the game
                        For HOU-Tom Griffin now pitching (0-1 0s 2.51 14.1ip 12h 8bb 14k 0hr .214opba)
                        Agee walks
                        Staub K
                        Jones Kc
                        Fregosi K
                        0r 0h 0e 1l

                        HOU 000 100 -1 7 0
                        NYM 001 000 -1 3 1

                        7th inning

                        Helms doubles down the left field line
                        Hiatt flies to CF
                        Griffin takes first and Helms scores on Fregosi's error HOU 2 NY 1
                        Metzger walks-Griffin to second
                        Cedeno pops to 1B-infield fly called
                        Wynn pops to SS
                        1r 1h 1e 2l

                        Martinez flies to RF
                        Sudakis flies to LF
                        John Milner (.267-7-13) batting for Matlack
                        Milner K
                        0r 0h 0e 0l

                        HOU 000 100 1 -2 8 0
                        NYM 001 000 0 -1 3 2

                        8th inning

                        For NY-Danny Frisilla (1-1 1s 8.31 8.2ip 13h 2bb 7k 2hr .361opba) now pitching
                        May K
                        Watson grounds to SS
                        Rader triples to left center
                        Helms grounds through the at short for a single-Rader scores HOU 3 NY 1
                        For NY-Ray Sadecki 0-0 0s 5.03 19.2ip 25h 5bb 14k 1hr .313 opba) now pitching
                        Hiatt flies to LF-Jones making a sliding catch
                        1r 2h 0e 1l

                        Mays Kc
                        Boswell singles to center
                        Agee flies to CF
                        Staub doubles to left center-Boswell scores HOU 3 NY 2
                        Jones doubles to left-Staub scores HOU 3 NY 3
                        Fregosi flies to CF
                        2r 3h 0e 1l

                        HOU 000 100 11 -3 10 0
                        NYM 001 000 02 -3 6 2

                        9th inning

                        For NY-Tug McGraw (2-0 4s 0.69 13ip 5h 3bb 10k 1 hr .116 opba) now pitching
                        Jesus Alou (.297-0-3) batting for Griffin
                        Alou pops to 2B
                        Metzger grounds to 3B
                        Cedeno doubles into the left field corner
                        Wynn pops tp 3B
                        0r 1h 0e 1l

                        For HOU-George Culver (3-1 0s 2.84 19ip 17h 11bb 12k 3hr .221 opba) now pitching
                        Martinez grounds to 3B
                        Sudakis Ks
                        McGraw Kc
                        0r 0h 0e 0l

                        HOU 000 100 110 -3 11 0
                        NYM 001 000 020 -3 6 2

                        10th inning

                        May flies to LF
                        Watson doubles in the left field corner
                        Rader Ks
                        Helms Ks
                        0r 1h 0e 1l

                        Mays Kc
                        Boswell flies to LF
                        Agee grounds to 3B
                        0r 0h 0e 0l

                        HOU 000 100 110 0 -3 12 0
                        NYM 001 000 020 0 -3 6 2

                        11th inning

                        Hiatt reaches first on Fregosi's error (Fregosi's second error of the game-the last led to an unearned run)
                        Larry Howard (.000-0-0-his first AB of the season) batting for Culver
                        Howard GIDP 5-4-3
                        Metzger flies to CF
                        0r 0h 1e 0l

                        For HOU-Fred Gladding (2-2 4s 3.77 14.1ip 17h 2bb 4k 1hr .283opba) now pitching
                        Staub grounds to 2B
                        Jones flies to RF
                        Fregosi grounds to 3B
                        0r 0h 0e 0l

                        HOU 000 100 110 00 -3 12 0
                        NYM 001 000 020 00 -3 6 3

                        12th inning

                        Cedeno grounds to 2B
                        Wynn grounds to 3B
                        May Ks
                        0r 0h 0e 0l

                        Martinez Ks
                        Sudakis pops to 1B
                        Dave Marshall (.227-1-3) batting for McGraw
                        Marshall lines to 2B
                        0r 0h 0e 0l

                        HOU 000 100 110 000 -3 12 0
                        NYM 001 000 020 000 -3 6 3

                        13th inning

                        For NY-Buzz Capra (0-1 0s 6.89 15.2ip 19h 9bb 19k 4hr .306opba) now pitching
                        Watson Ks
                        Rader walks
                        Helms beats out a bouncer to second-Rader takes second
                        Hiatt singles to left-Rader to third-Helms to second (bases loaded and one out)
                        Norm Miller (.233-0-1) batting for Gladding
                        Miller files to CF-Rader tags up-Agee throws wild to plate (E8-no SF)-Rader scores-Helms to third-Hiatt to second HOU 4 NY 3
                        Metzger hits one through Fregosi's legs into left-Helms and Hiatt score (Fregogi's 3rd error-three uearned runs score on his errors) HOU 6 NY 3
                        Cedeno Ks
                        3r 2h 2e 1l

                        For HOU-Jim Ray (0-2 2s 4.63 11.2ip 12h 11bb 5k 0hr .255opba) now pitching
                        Mays grounds to 3B
                        Boswell flies to CF
                        Agee singles to left
                        Staub grounds into FC 6-4
                        0r 1h 0e 1 l

                        Final score

                        HOU 000 100 110 000 3-6 14 0
                        NYM 001 000 020 000 0-3 7 5
                        W-Gladding (3-2)
                        L-Capra (0-2)
                        S-Ray (3)

                        A tough loss for the Mets in which fielding lapses costs the Mets the game. Jim Fregosi has the transition to both a new league and a new position (SS to 3B) to be very difficult. He has quoted as saying that the NL is a much more competitive league than the AL. The questions also remain: are the Mets being affected by the death of Gil Hodges and how can get Yogi Berra get the most from the talent around him?

                        Other games:

                        MIN 301 000 201-7 10 1
                        CLE 000 240 000-6 9 2
                        W-LaRoche (3-0)
                        L-Lamb (0-2)
                        Tony Oliva makes his 1972 debut going 2 for 4 with a HR. Twins jump out to quick lead but Indians fight back and break a 4-4 tie on Jerry Moses's 2 out 2 run single. The Twins tie the game in the seventh when Danny Thompson singles j=home two runs. In the ninth the Twins parlay an error, walk, infield single and SF to score the go ahead run. In the bottom of the ninth with one out pinch runner Tom McCraw is thrown out at the plate by Bobby Darwin when he tried to score from second on PH Frank Duffy's single. Dick Woodson had to leave the game after injuring himself while pitching in the 6th. He is not expected to miss a start.

                        CAL 002 100 000-3 10 0
                        BOS 020 200 00x-4 10 0
                        W-Culp (5-6)
                        L-Wright (4-7)
                        S-Bolin (4)
                        Tommy Harper goes 2 for 5 and has 3 RBI as the Red Sox defeat the Angels. Neither starter is sharp but each is able to get out of several jams.

                        OAK 100 000 002-3 9 0
                        DET 000 100 000-1 3 1
                        W-Hunter (6-4)
                        L-Lolich (10-6)
                        Jim Hunter gives up only three hits in this pitchers duel between him and Mickey Lolich. Bert Campaneris leads off the game with a HR and Joe Rudi breaks the tie in the ninth with a 2 run 2 out triple. Lolich strikes out 9 and Gates Brown has 2 of the Tigers 3 hits.

                        MIL 100 020 210-6 13 1
                        CHI 002 000 212-7 9 3
                        W-Romo (2-0)
                        L-Lonborg (4-6)
                        Three hits in a row in the bottom of the ninth give the game to the White Sox, even after pinch runner Jorge Orta is thrown out at the plate trying to score the tying run. Jim Lyttle continues his hot hitting after starting season on DL. He has a double and triple and has 3 RBI. Johnny Briggs of the Brewers is 4 for 4 with 2 HRs and 3 RBI. Stan Bahnsen isn't sharp giving up 11 hits and 5 runs, but he helps himself by inducing the Brewers to ground into 4 DPs.

                        CIN 001 000 001-2 8 0
                        MON 000 010 000-1 7 1
                        W-Gullett (4-5)
                        L-Stoneman (4-7)
                        S-Carroll (7)
                        A good pitchers duel between two pitchers who are having fairly difficult years. The Reds offense continues sputtering with the Reds leaving 6 RISP. This win puts the Reds 1 game below .500.

                        CHI 001 001 000-2 7 1
                        SFG 100 010 02x-4 5 0
                        W-Barr (5-4)
                        L-Hooton (4-7)
                        Bobby Bonds 15th HR in the 8th is the game winner for the Giants. Jim Barr, a late addition to the Giants rotation, continues to pitch well.

                        Night Games:

                        BAL 000 002 302-7 8 0
                        TEX 001 003 001-5 7 0
                        W-McNally (7-5)
                        L-Hand (1-1)
                        Dave McNally has a rough outing but the Orioles are able to rally late and beat the Rangers. Ted Ford hits a 3 run HR but the Rangers couldn't hold the lead. Ruch Hand starts well but weakens late in the game. 5 of the 8 Orioles hits are XBH.

                        NY 000 210 300-6 11 0
                        KC 006 200 02x-10 14 2
                        W-Drago (7-6)
                        L-Gardner (1-2)
                        S-Abernathy (3)
                        John Mayberry is hitting star in a game with a lot of offense. Mayberry hits a triple and 2 HRs while driving in 5. For the Yankees, Bobby Murcer hits a HR and drives in 4. He now leads the AL with 50 RBI. Newest Yankee starter Rob Gardner can't make it through the 3rd. Dick Drago isn't sharp for the Royals but pitches just well enough for the win.

                        ATL 000 031 000-4 12 0
                        PHI 000 020 000-2 7 1
                        W-Niekro (9-3)
                        L-Twitchell (0-2)
                        A Deron Johnson error leads to 3 unearned runs which is the difference in this game. The Braves ring up an impressive hitting barrage against Twitchell but can manage only one earned run against him.

                        PIT 000 110 000-2 7 0
                        LAD 000 000 000-0 5 1
                        W-Blass (7-3)
                        L-John (5-4)
                        Sharp pitchers duel between the two first place teams, with Steve Blass pitching a little stronger. Bobby Valentine provides the bulk of the Dodgers offense getting three hits. For the Pirates, Jose Pagan hits 3 doubles and scores 1 run. This loss puts the Dodgers back in second place behind the Astros.

                        STL 000 000 201-3 6 4
                        SDP 031 020 00x-6 10 1
                        W-Arlin (9-4)
                        L-Cleveland (5-8)
                        The Cardinals problems continue as they lose their 13th of their last 15th game. 4 Cardinals errors, including 3 by Ted Sizemore lead to 3 Unearned runs for the Padres. The Cardinals score two unearned runs on Enzo Hernandez's error after Hernandez drove in 2 in the fifth.
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                        • #57
                          Here are the standings after the games of Sunday, Jun 11, 1972:

                          A League

                          East Div W L Pct GB
                          New York (A) 32 19 0.627 -
                          Baltimore 31 21 0.596 1.5
                          Boston 26 25 0.510 6.0
                          Detroit 25 29 0.463 8.5
                          Cleveland 22 30 0.423 10.5
                          Milwaukee 17 36 0.321 16.0

                          West Div W L Pct GB
                          Oakland 33 21 0.611 -
                          Kansas City 33 23 0.589 1.0
                          Minnesota 30 25 0.545 3.5
                          Chicago (A) 28 26 0.519 5.0
                          California 24 31 0.436 9.5
                          Texas 22 37 0.373 13.5

                          N League

                          East Div W L Pct GB
                          Pittsburgh 35 22 0.614 -
                          Chicago (N) 30 26 0.536 4.5
                          St Louis 27 28 0.491 7.0
                          New York (N) 24 29 0.453 9.0
                          Philadelphia 23 35 0.397 12.5
                          Montreal 18 36 0.333 15.5

                          West Div W L Pct GB
                          Houston 34 26 0.567 -
                          Atlanta 32 25 0.561 0.5
                          Los Angeles 31 25 0.554 1.0
                          San Francisco 34 29 0.540 1.5
                          Cincinnati 28 29 0.491 4.5
                          San Diego 27 33 0.450 7.0

                          For the sake of comparison here are the actual standings for that day (thanks to Retrosheet)

                          Standings At Close of Play of June 11, 1972
                          NL East

                          Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA
                          New York Mets 50 33 17 0 .660 - 192 174
                          Pittsburgh Pirates 49 32 17 0 .653 0.5 249 174
                          Chicago Cubs 48 27 21 0 .563 5.0 196 141
                          St. Louis Cardinals 51 22 29 0 .431 11.5 185 209
                          Montreal Expos 48 20 28 0 .417 12.0 141 206
                          Philadelphia Phillies 50 20 30 0 .400 13.0 155 198

                          NL West

                          Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA
                          Cincinnati Reds 50 31 19 0 .620 - 245 198
                          Los Angeles Dodgers 52 31 21 0 .596 1.0 197 144
                          Houston Astros 51 29 22 0 .569 2.5 228 207
                          Atlanta Braves 49 23 26 0 .469 7.5 203 225
                          San Diego Padres 51 17 34 0 .333 14.5 135 196
                          San Francisco Giants 57 18 39 0 .316 16.5 214 268

                          AL East

                          Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA
                          Detroit Tigers 47 26 21 0 .553 - 172 145
                          Baltimore Orioles 47 25 22 0 .532 1.0 162 134
                          Cleveland Indians 45 22 23 0 .489 3.0 133 139
                          Boston Red Sox 44 20 24 0 .455 4.5 171 198
                          New York Yankees 48 20 28 0 .417 6.5 163 175
                          Milwaukee Brewers 45 16 29 0 .356 9.0 123 176

                          AL West

                          Team Name G W L T PCT GB RS RA
                          Oakland Athletics 47 33 14 0 .702 - 197 146
                          Chicago White Sox 48 30 18 0 .625 3.5 185 169
                          Minnesota Twins 45 26 19 0 .578 6.0 173 149
                          California Angels 50 23 27 0 .460 11.5 172 205
                          Kansas City Royals 48 21 27 0 .438 12.5 170 154
                          Texas Rangers 50 20 30 0 .400 14.5 167 198
                          Last edited by EdTarbusz; 10-23-2010, 08:39 PM.


                          • #58
                            June 12, 1972 Monday Night Baseball

                            This was supposed the first MNB but NBC decied to pre-empt the Monday Night Movie last week when they had a chance to show a match up of Vida Blue and Gaylord Perry.

                            This week the Dodgers at the Cardinals.

                            Since the Astors have been slumping recently the Dodgers were able to slip into first for a few days. Yesterday a Braves win and a Dodgers loss knocked the Dodgers into third behind the suddenly surging Braves. The Dodgers are in the midst of their longest pennant drought since coming to LA and after two consecutive second place finishes are hungry for their first NL West title. The NL West is currently MLBs tightest division with only 1 1/2 games seprating Houston, Atlanta, LA and San Francisco. The Reds are in 5th at 4 1/2 games back and the Padres are in last at seven out.

                            The Cardinals spent some in first in the East but are in free fall now, having lost 14 of their last 16 games. The oddity of it is that aside from their bullpen no one on the team is really slumping, but they have dropped to third with a sub .500 average.

                            Earlier today:

                            Exhibition game:

                            CIN 010 020 000-3 7 0
                            CLE 000 000 010-1 6 0
                            Experimental start goes well for Tom Hall (he strikes out 11 in 7.2 innings against an Indians line-up that doesn't strike out much-only the Yankees have less strike-outs (168) than the Indians (192) do) and will move him into Cincinnati's rotation replacing the inneffective Wayne Simpson. Steve Hargan's start has the opposite effect and the seldon used Hargan may find homself passed over when Steve Dunning returns to the Indians from Portland.

                            Tonights game:

                            Los Angeles Dodgers at St Louis Cardinals

                            Starters: Claude Osteen (4-6 2.96 97.1ip 82h 27bb 46k 7hr .225opba) vs Bob Gibson (7-7 2.02 124.2ip 95h 36bb 103k 6hr .205opba)

                            Starting line-ups:

                            Los Angeles:

                            2 Bobby Valentine 2B .276-0-7
                            22 Bill Buckner LF .370-5-26
                            3 Willie Davis CF .301-9-42
                            28 Wes Parker 1B .304-0-9
                            27 Willie Crawford RF .254-4-17
                            6 Steve Garvey 3B .242-4-20
                            41 Steve Yeager C .303-1-6
                            18 Bill Russell SS .256-2-18
                            23 Claude Osteen P .394-0-5

                            St Louis:

                            20 Lou Brock LF .283-1-20-15 of 20 SB
                            41 Ted Sizemore 2B .231-0-18
                            17 Matty Alou 1B .341-2-35
                            9 Joe Torre 3B.259-4-31
                            23 Ted Simmons C .330-9-33
                            26 Luis Melendez CF .247-2-6
                            38 Jose Cruz CF .224-0-13
                            27 Dal Maxvill SS .238-1-14
                            45 Bob Gibson P

                            Weather is very hot and occasional rain

                            1st inning

                            Valentine singles to left
                            Buckner bounces to 2B-Valentine to second
                            Davis pops to 1B
                            Parker fouls to 2B
                            0r 1h 0e 1l

                            Brock fouls to 1B
                            Sizemore grounds to 3B
                            Alou flies to RF
                            0r 0h 0e 0l

                            LAD 0 -0 1 0
                            STL 0 -0 0 0

                            2nd inning

                            Crawford homers to center LA 1 STL 0
                            Garvey doubles into left field corner
                            Yeager fouls to RF
                            Russell grounds out to P-Garvey to third
                            Osteen lines to 2B
                            1r 2h 0e 1l

                            Torre homers to right LA 1 STL 1
                            Simmons Ks
                            Melendez grounds to SS
                            Cruz lines to SS
                            1r 1h 0e 0l

                            LAD 01 -1 3 0
                            STL 01 -1 1 0

                            3rd inning

                            Valentine flies to center
                            Buckener singles to center
                            Davis grounds into FC 1B to SS-Davis on first
                            Davis steals second
                            Parker grounds to 2B
                            0r 1h 0e 1l

                            The grounds crew moves in to put the tarp on the field as the rain increases.

                            After a lengthy delay-the game is called and will be replayed in its entirety.

                            The back up game (NY @ ATL) is also experienceing a rain delay.

                            And the action moves to Atlanta:

                            The Mets jumped out to an early with a run in the first on Tommie Agee's 5th HR of the year-the Braves tied it in the 6th when Hank Aaron hit his 12th HR of the year.

                            Each team has the same line: 1r 4h 1e. Starting pitchers Tom Seaver and Tom Kelley are still in the game

                            Bottom of the 7th:

                            Seaver pitching for the Mets
                            Darrell Evans 3B (.256-2-19 0-2) lines to 2B
                            Mike Lum CF (.227-2-10 0-2) flies center Agee making a snow cone catch!
                            Dusty Baker RF (.317-11-37 1-2) homers to center NY 1 ATL 2
                            Marty Perez SS (.214-0-4 1-2) walks
                            Jim Breazeale (.261-1-7) batting for Kelley singles to center-Perez to third
                            Felix Millan 2B (.279-1-16 0-3) flies to LF
                            1r 2h 0e 2l

                            NYM 100 000 0 -1 4 1
                            ATL 000 001 1 -2 6 1

                            8th inning

                            For ATL-Pat Jarvis (1-1 1s 5.65 28.2ip 28h 18bb 17k 4hr .250opba) now pitching
                            Tommie Agee CF (.221-5-17 1-1 1HR) walks
                            Rusty Staub RF (.313-4-21 0-2) pops to 1B
                            Cleon Jones LF (.159-1-6 0-3) walks-Agee takes second
                            Jim Fregosi 3B (.221-3-9 1-3) flies to RF
                            Ed Kranepool 1B (.295-6-19 0-3) flies to CF
                            0r 0h 0e 2l

                            Ralph Garr LF (.361-3-21 1-3) singles to right
                            Hank Aaron 1B (.315-12-39 1-3 1 HR) flies to CF
                            Earl Williams C (.282-7-42 0-3) grounds into FC 5-4-Williams on first
                            Evans grounds out to P
                            0r 1h 0e 1l

                            NYM 100 000 00 -1 4 1
                            ATL 000 001 10 -2 7 1

                            9th inning

                            Duffy Dyer C (.197-3-10 0-3) lines to 3B
                            John Milner PH (.264-7-13) batting for Seaver walks
                            Ted Martinez runs for Milner (Jerry Koosman warming up for Mets)
                            For ATL-Cecil Upshaw (2-2 4s 5.57 21ip 25h 9bb 8k 4hr .281opba) now pitching
                            Bud Harrelson SS (.164-0-12 2-3) flies to left
                            Dave Marshall PH (.217-1-3) batting for Ken Boswell 2B (.213-0-8 0-4) Grounds to 1B
                            0r 0h 0e 1l

                            NYM 100 000 000-1 4 1
                            ATL 000 001 10x-2 7 1
                            W-Kelley (5-5)
                            L-Seaver (6-5)
                            S-Upshaw (5)

                            This win keeps Atlanta in second place a game ahead of the Dodgers.

                            Other games tonight:

                            BAL 010 000 000 000-1 5 0
                            OAK 010 000 000 001-2 10 0
                            W-Hamilton (3-0)
                            L-Jackson (1-1)
                            Tense pitchers duel between Blue Moon Odom and Mike Cuellar in a rematch of the 1971 ALCS teams. Late inning replacement Angel Mangual doubles home Larry Brown for the winning run in the 12th. Mike Epstein hit his 14th HR in the second inning.

                            DET 000 000 030-3 9 2
                            MIN 021 210 03x-9 12 0
                            W-Kaat (8-1)
                            L-Cain (0-4)
                            Minnesota keeps the heat on Oakland and Kansas City with an easy win over the Tigers. Rhil Roof has 4 RBI for the Twins.

                            MIL 010 000 313-8 16 0
                            TEX 100 001 000-2 4 1
                            W-Parsons (3-5)
                            L-Shellenback (1-3)
                            A match-up of the ALs worst teams. Another decent Pete Broberg outing is wasted as an ineffective Rangers bullpen lets the game get away from them. Casey Cox pitches especially poorly as he gives up 3 straight doubles in the 9th.

                            MON 000 003 001-4 6 0
                            HOU 204 000 00x-6 9 0
                            W-Dierker (6-4)
                            L-Renko (3-7)
                            Late run by the Expos isn't enough to beat the Astros. Starter Steve Renko is knocked out early but reliever Tom Walker effectively shuts Houston down. Lee May drives in 2 and is now 2nd in the majors with 57 RBI.
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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                              The Race for the Babe:

                              Entering the 1972 season the all-time homerun list looks like this:

                              Babe Ruth 714
                              Willie Mays 646
                              Hank Aaron 639

                              The concensus is that Hank Aaron has an excellent shot at passing Ruth in late 1973 or more likely sometime in 1974. Even though Mays is second on the list, his power numbers have dropped dramatically over the last several years and he has been a lead-off hitter. Mays is also seen as being near the end of the road.

                              in the month of April Aaron has three HRs and Mays has one. So now:

                              Ruth 714
                              Mays 647
                              Aaron 642
                              After the games of 6/12 the Race for the Babe:

                              Ruth 714
                              Aaron 652-13 HRs this season
                              Mays 649-3 HRs this season

                              Hank Aaron tied Willie Mays on 6/7 with a HR at Parc Jarry off Denny LeMaster.

                              Hank Aaron passed Willie Mays to become second to Babe Ruth on 6/9 when he hit 2 HRs at Veterans Stadium. The first, which put him past Mays, was off Ken Reynolds. The second (his 651st) was hit off Darrell Brandon.
                              Last edited by EdTarbusz; 11-01-2010, 10:25 AM.


                              • #60
                                Saturday June 17, 1972 Losa Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs

                                Although not known at the time, this day will be a milestone in American politics.

                                The Dodgers and Cubs are both teams that have been losing ground in the month. Each have played at roughly .500 but the only the Cubs have seen a noticable dip in the standingsas they are spinning their wheels at 5.5 GB behind the hot Pittsburgh Pirates. The fans have cooled a bit because both the Cubs and White Sox are stalled at .500 and haven't been able to break into a long winning streak.

                                The Dodgers started the month in third and made a quick a move in the standings even reaching first for a few days when the Astros stumbled. The big problem for the Dodgers has been the Braves who are the hottest team in the Majors rights now. The Braves have ridden an explosive offense, decent starting pitching (with a substandard bullpen) for a 13-1 record in the month of June. The Braves will be hadicapped for the rest of the month, hwever, because two of their best young players, Darrell Evans and Dusty Baker, will be serving miltary reserve duty until July 3rd. The Dodgers may be feeling a little lucky because they are playing in the tighest division in the Majors with 3.5 seprating the top 4 teams and only 9 games seperating the first place Braves and the last place San Diego Padres.

                                In yesterdays game, the Cubs entered the bottom of the ninth with the Dodgers ahead 6-3. Tommy John weakened a bit and allowed singles to Don Kessinger and Randy Hundley after getting two quick outs. Walter Alston brought in Jim Brewer top close it out. The first batter that Brewer faced was Jose Cardenal who sent Brewer's first pitch into the basket in right center which tied the game. Brewer then gave up a single to Glenn Beckert and then Billy Williams hit 3rd HR of the game onver the RF wall for a dramatic Cubs victory! In the end Brewer faced three hitters: 1 single and 2 HRs. The Cubs are hoping to ride the momemtum today.

                                Starting pitchers: Don Sutton (6-4 2.24 92.1ip 76h 24bb 75k 4hr .224opba) vs Fergie Jenkins (9-5 2.56 137ip 111h 19bb 102k 13hr .216opba) This will be Jenkins 3rd attempt for his 10th win this season.

                                Starting Line-ups:

                                Los Angeles Dodgers

                                2 Bobby Valentine 2B .284-0-11
                                22 Bill Buckner LF .382-5-27
                                3 Willie Davis CF .303-10-45
                                36 Frank Robinson RF .215-5-20
                                28 Wes Parker 1B .288-0-10
                                6 Steve Garvey 3B .241-5-21
                                41 Steve Yeager C .289-1-6
                                18 Bill Russell SS .249-2-19
                                20 Don Sutton P .241-0-3

                                Chicago Cubs

                                1 Jose Cardenal CF .246-4-21
                                18 Glenn Beckert 2B .296-0-17
                                26 Billy Williams RF .322-15-41-3 HRs yesterday
                                10 Ron Santo 3B .289-7-30
                                28 Jim Hickman LF .287-7-27
                                23 Carmen Fanzone 1B .250-1-10
                                9 Randy Hundley C .263-1-17
                                11 Don Kessinger SS .266-0-27
                                31 Fergie Jenkins P .310-0-6

                                Temperature is in the 70s, clear with no wind

                                1st inning

                                Valentine HBP
                                Buckner GIDP 4-6-3
                                Davis grounds to 1B
                                0r 0h 0e 0l

                                Cardenal singles to left
                                Cardenal thrown out stealing 2-4
                                Beckert lines to CF
                                Williams Ks
                                0r 1h 0e 0l

                                LAD 0 -0 0 0
                                CHI 0 -0 1 0

                                2nd inning

                                Robinson Kc
                                Parker singles to right
                                Garvey singles to center-Parker to second
                                Yeager flies out to LF-Hickman making the catch on the warning track-both runners advance after the catch
                                Russell singles to left-Parker and Garvey scoring LA 2 CHI 0
                                Sutton singles to left-Russell advancing all the way to third on the single
                                Valentine flies to RF
                                2r 4h 0e 1l
                                (Because the Dodgers run so well, Durocher moved fairly weak armed Hickman from RF to LF and this inning it bit him-Hickman has been playing mainly !B since Joe Pepitone's 'retirement' but Rick Monday has been playing sporadically in CF because he isn't hitting right now.

                                Santo doubles into the left field corner
                                Hickman flies to LF
                                Fanzone flies to LF
                                Hundley flies to LF
                                0r 1h 0e 1l

                                LAD 02 -2 4 0
                                CHI 00 -0 2 0

                                3rd inning

                                Buckner Ks
                                Davis flies to LF
                                Robinson walks
                                Parker singles to center-Robinson takes third
                                Garvey grounds out 6-3
                                0r 1h 0e 2l

                                Kessinger grounds out 4-3
                                Jenkins Ks
                                Cardenal flies to CF
                                0r 0h 0e 0l

                                LAD 020 -2 5 0
                                CHI 000 -0 2 0

                                4th inning

                                Yeager homers into the left field bleachers LA 3 CHI 0
                                Russell flies to LF
                                Sutton Ks
                                Valentine flies to CF
                                1r 1h 0e 0l

                                Beckert grounds out 6-3
                                Williams Ks
                                Santo Ks
                                0r 0h 0e 0l

                                LAD 020 1 -3 6 0
                                CHI 000 0 -0 2 0

                                5th inning

                                Buckner HBP
                                Davis flies to LF
                                Robinson flies to RF
                                Parker Ks
                                0r 0h 0e 1l

                                Hickman homers into the right field bleachers LA 3 CHI 1
                                Fanzone flies to LF
                                Hundley Kc
                                Kessinger grounds to 1B
                                1r 1h 0e 1l

                                LAD 020 10 -3 6 0
                                CHI 000 01 -1 3 0

                                6th inning

                                Garvey doubles off the right field wall-he just missed hitting a home run
                                Yeager grounds out 6-3-Garvey holds
                                Russell doubles into the gap in left center-Garvey scores LA 4 CHI 1
                                Sutton Ks
                                Jenkins bears down and gets Valentine to pop to SS
                                1r 2h 0e 1l

                                Jenkins Ks
                                Cardenal grounds to SS
                                Beckert grounds to SS
                                0r 0h 0e 0l

                                LAD 020 101 -4 8 0
                                CHI 000 010 -1 3 0

                                7th inning

                                Buckner Ks
                                Davis flies to CF-Cardenal makes a running catch
                                Robinson grounds to SS
                                0r 0h 0e 0l

                                Williams Kc
                                Santo singles to center
                                Hickman flies to CF-Santo holds
                                Fanzione flies to LF
                                0r 1h 0e 1l

                                LAD 020 101 0 -4 8 0
                                CHI 000 010 0 -1 4 0

                                8th inning

                                Parker singles to right for his 3rd hit of the game
                                Garvey doubles off the top of the right field wall for his 3rd hit of the game-Parker takes third
                                Jack Aker warming up for the Cubs
                                Yeager intentionally walked
                                the infield moves in
                                Russell grounds to short-Kessinger forces Parker at the plate-Garvey moves to third-Yeager to second-Russell to first on the FC
                                infield remains in
                                Sutton grounds to third-Santo forces Garvey at the plate-Yeager to third-Russell to second-Sutton to first on the FC
                                Valentine pops to 3B
                                0r 2h 0e 3l
                                The Cubs prevent a big inning after the Dodgers load the bases with none out. The lower half of the Dodgers order has been hitting very well today.

                                Hundley grounds to 3B
                                Kessinger pops to 1B
                                Jenkins Ks
                                0r 0h 0e 0l

                                LAD 020 101 00 -4 10 0
                                CHI 000 010 00 -1 4 0

                                9th inning

                                Buckner homers into center field bleachers LA 5 CHI 1
                                Dan McGinn warming up
                                Davis doubles to left center
                                Robinson flies to RF-Davis holds
                                For CHI-Dan McGinn (3-2 7.01 0saves 25.2ip 48h 10bb 18k 4hr .393opba) now pitching
                                Parker flies to CF-Davis holds
                                Garvey singles to center-Garvey is thrown out 8-4 trying to stretch the single to a double before Davis can score-this was Garvey's 4th hit of the day
                                1r 3h 0e 1l

                                For LA-Willie Crawford now playing RF
                                Cardenal grounds to 3B
                                Beckert singles to center
                                Williams singles to righ-Beckert takes second
                                Mike Strahler warming up for LA-the crowd is stirring as they remember yesterday afternoon
                                Gene Hiser running for Beckert
                                Santo grounds into a DP 6-4-3 ending the game
                                0r 2h 0e 1l

                                Final line

                                LAD 020 101 001-5 13 0
                                CHI 000 010 000-1 6 0
                                W-Sutton (7-4)
                                L-Jenkins (9-6)

                                Line-up slots 5 through 9 get 11 hits for LA (Parker with 3 and Garvey with 4) and Bill Russell drives in 3 to push LA past the Cubs as Jenkins is not sharp today. If the Cubs bullpen wasn't so iffy Jenkins probably would have left in the 6th inning and probably wouldn't have made it through the 8th inning Dodger rally which threatened to break the game wide open. Don Sutton pitches an excellent game with only one mis-stepm Jim Hickman's HR. Sutton also strikes out 8 and has no walks. Both pitchers had a lot of fly ball outs, Sutton with 9 and Jenkins with 10 (McGinn also had 1) which can be very dangerous at Wrigley Field, especially on a hotter day or a day with a strong wind blowing out. Each of the starters had more flyouts than groundouts.
                                Jenkins now leads the Majors in HRs given up with 15 and leads the NL in flyball outs. Jenkins also leads the NL with 6 HPB and is 3rd in the NL in Ks. Jenkins has faced more batters than any other NL pitcher.

                                Other games:

                                CLE 020 101 200-6 15 0
                                OAK 000 000 301-4 5 3
                                W-Perry (10-6)
                                L-Blue (3-2)
                                Second Perry/Blue match-up of the season with Perry coming out on top this time for his 10th win of the year. Six members of the Indians (including Perry) have at least two hits. Tim Cullen has 2 errors for the A's. Second base and catcher have been two glaring problems for the A's this year, especially with the loss of Dick Green. Gaylord Perry retired the first 13 hitters he faced today. Big hit for the A's was pinch hit triple by Ron Clark in the 7th which knocked in two runs. Indians youngsters Jack Brohamer, Buddy Bell and Frank Duffy are looking better every day.

                                Rained out

                                KAN 000 000 000-0 5 0
                                MIL 100 002 01x-4 6 1
                                W-Parsons (4-5)
                                L-Nelson (8-3)
                                Bill Parsons has complete mastery over the hard charging Royals as the AL worst Brewers win in todays shutout. All of the Brewers runs come via the long ball, including 2 HRs by JOhnny Briggs. Dave May's 1st inning HR ends Nelson's hope for a 7th shutout this year. In 107.2 innings this season, Nelson has given up 11 earned runs.

                                TEX 000 000 010-1 4 0
                                NYY 000 002 00x-2 4 1
                                W-Kline (7-2)
                                L-Hand (1-2)
                                The Yankees get a surprise start from Steve Kline who received a 48 hour pass from Reserve duty. The Yankees outlast the Rangers in a tense pitchers duel between Kline and Rich Hand. The deciding blow is Ron Blomberg's 2 run HR in the 6th. Big blow for the Rangers is Larry Biitner's 8th inning double which drives in Ted Ford with an unearned run. Kline's start gives a lift to the temporarily depleted Yankees starting rotation.

                                CHI 101 000 310-6 12 1
                                BOS 200 400 20x-8 12 1
                                W-Siebert (6-3)
                                L-Wood (8-9)
                                See-saw match between two teams that can't seem to break away from the .500 mark. Second consecutive start by Wilbur Wood with only 2 days rest and he is driven from the game by John Kennedy's bases loaded clearing double in the 4th. Reggie Smith has 2 HRs (with 4 RBI) and makes a critical error in the 7th that allows 3 unearned runs for the White Sox. The White Sox keep getting close but couldn't get the lead in the game. Sonny Siebert has 10 Ks. White Sox highlight is Dick Allen's 495 ft HR in the 3rd inning into the CF bleachers.

                                SFG 000 002 000-2 6 2
                                STL 102 020 03x-8 11 1
                                W-Wise (8-7)
                                L-Marichal (8-6)
                                After 7 consecutive losses Rick WIse finally gets his 8th victory (he had started the season 7-0). Matty Alou has a huge gane for the Cardinals going 4 for 5 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Juan Marichal is ham-strung by poor defense and gives up 5 runs, all unearned. Sam McDowell, who has been exiled to the bullpen, strikes out the only batter that he faces: Jose Cruz. Ed Goodson goes 3 for 4 for the Giants.

                                Night Games:

                                DET 000 110 000-2 6 0
                                CAL 000 001 000-1 2 1
                                W-Coleman (8-5)
                                L-May (4-1)
                                Excellent effort by Joe Coleman pitching a 2 hitter tonight. The Tigers had 4 (5 if you count Coleman) hitters in the starting line-up hitting below .200. Their meagre offense took a serious hit when they lost their most productive hitter Al Kaline, so Coleman had to be as careful as possible. Late addition to the Angels rotation Rudy May also pitched well despite walking 8 (the Tigers left 5 RISP) while being tagged for his first loss of the season. So far this season the Tigers have probably been the ALs most disapointing team.

                                SDP 000 -0 0 0
                                PIT 20 -2 2 0
                                Game called on account of rain

                                MON 001 110 010-4 9 1
                                ATL 000 000 100-1 5 0
                                W-Torrez (4-5)
                                L-Kelley (5-6)
                                S-Marshall (7)
                                First place Braves are shut down by last place Expos. Bob Bailey and Ken Singleton homer for the Expos, while Earl Williams homers for the Braves. Tim Foli is 3 for 3 for Montreal.

                                NYM 000 000 000-0 7 2
                                CIN 031 210 10x-8 12 0
                                W-McGlothlin (5-4)
                                L-Seaver (6-6)
                                Tom Seaver's difficult season continues as underachieving Mets are blown out by the underachieving Reds. 4 of the 6 hits that Seaver give up are for extra bases (including a triple to Jim McGlothlin) and Seaver is knocked out of the game in the 4th and charged wtih 6 earned runs. Jim mcGlothlin staggers at the end but has just enough for a shutout victory. Newly acquired Joe Hague goes 3 for 4 with 3 RBI for the Reds.

                                PHI 000 003 001-4 8 0
                                HOU 003 000 000-3 6 0
                                W-Fryman (6-7)
                                L-Roberts (2-7)
                                S-Lersch (1)
                                A match-up of lefties at the Astrodome. Dave Roberts takes a no-hitter into the 6th and then blows uo as the Phillies rally to tie the game 3-3. The last three innings are an endurance contest until Tom Hutton's pinch hit in the 9th breaks the tie. Fryman and Roberts each pitch fairly well tonight. Roberts has 10Ks in his loss.
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