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Old 05-27-2017, 10:07 PM   #40
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MAY 10, 1972
Due to yesterday's rain out, the Rangers will play a double header against the Orioles in Baltimore today.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 17-12 at Cleveland 7-20
Detroit 11-14 at Chicago 16-11
Boston 14-12 at California 14-12
New York 17-12 at Minnesota 12-15
Milwaukee 15-12 at Oakland 11-15

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 12-16 at Cincinnati 16-12
San Francisco 16-14 at Montreal 12-14
Los Angeles 12-17 at New York 11-15
San Diego 13-17 at Philadelphia 13-14
Pittsburgh 16-11 at Atlanta 17-12
Houston 20-10 at St Louis 10-16

TEXAS RANGERS 12-14 AT BALTIMORE ORIOLES 15-12 GAME ONE
MATCHUPS
SP Pete Broberg vs Jim Palmer Advantage Baltimore
C Dick Billings vs Andy Etchebarren Advantage Baltimore
1B Don Mincher vs Boog Powell Advantage Baltimore
2B Ted Kubiak vs Bobby Grich Advantage Baltimore
3B Dave Nelson vs Brooks Robinson Advantage Baltimore
SS Toby Harrah vs Mark Belanger Advantage Push
LF Larry Biittner vs Don Baylor Advantage Baltimore
CF Elliott Maddox vs Paul Blair Advantage Baltimore
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Merv Rettenmund Advantage Push
This biggest mismatch so far the Rangers have faced this season.

Broberg allows back to back walks with two out in the bottom of the first and Brooks Robinson makes him pay with an RBI single, although Billings thought he had tagged Boog Powell out at the plate.

Toby Harrah had a one out double in the top of the second. Mincher then struck out and Kubiak grounded out to strand Harrah.

Broberg walked the first four batters he faced in the bottom of the third and the Orioles turned that into a pair of runs.

After three: Baltimore 3 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, Dave Nelson swiped his league-leading 10th stolen base. A couple batters later and Toby Harrah smacked a two run triple. Mincher then tied the game with a sac fly.

The Rangers loaded the bases with two out in the top of the fifth but Dick Billings grounded to short to retire the side.

Toby Harrah led off the top of the sixth with a single, meaning he was a home run away from hitting for the cycle. Later in the inning, the Rangers were on second and third with two outs but Maddox lined out to right to retire the side.

After six: Texas 3 Baltimore 3.

Toby Harrah would not get the chance to hit for the cycle. With runners at first and second and two out, Ted Williams sent Frank Howard in to pinch hit for Harrah in the top of the seventh. The questionable decision paid off, however, as Howard delivered an RBI single to put Texas in the lead.

Heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Rangers had out-hit the Orioles 11-3. But, Broberg was struggling to find the strike zone and would walk Don Baylor in the seventh to issue his eighth BB of the game, tying an AL record.

The Rangers would strand a runner at third in the top of the eighth.

Horacio Pina would come on to pitch in the bottom of the eighth. And he would come one out short of getting the save.

With a runner on first and two out in the bottom of the ninth, Don Baylor came to bat. The first pitch was a 91 mph fastball low on the outside corner.

Baylor sent that pitch 416 feet into left center.

Final score: Baltimore 5 Texas 4.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Toby Harrah 3 for 3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R

TEXAS RANGERS 12-15 AT BALTIMORE ORIOLES 16-12 GAME TWO
MATCHUPS
SP Dick Bosman vs Mike Cuellar Advantage Baltimore
C Hal King vs Elrod Hendricks Advantage Push
1B Frank Howard vs Boog Powell Advantage Baltimore
2B Ted Kubiak vs Bobby Grich Advantage Baltimore
3B Dave Nelson vs Brooks Robinson Advantage Baltimore
SS Toby Harrah vs Mark Belanger Advantage Push
LF Larry Biittner vs Don Baylor Advantage Baltimore
CF Elliott Maddox vs Paul Blair Advantage Baltimore
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Merv Rettenmund Advantage Push
Even the Rangers best players can do no more than try to equal Baltimore's weaknesses.

The Rangers kill themselves in the first inning. Bosman boots what would have been a third out ground ball and the very next batter, Bobby Grich, makes him pay with a two run blast, Grich's first home run of the season.

Boog Powell hit a two run shot of his own in the bottom of the third.

After three: Baltimore 4 Texas 0.

Kubiak put Texas on the board in the top of the fourth with an RBI single. And Burroughs added an RBI on s sac fly in the top of the fifth.

In the bottom of the sixth, Grich hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot to left.

After six: Baltimore 5 Texas 2.

The Orioles added an RBI double by Rettenmund and a two run homer by Powell in the seventh. Like Grich, Powell had two home runs in the game.

The Orioles piled on a run in the eighth thanks to the Rangers second error of the game. Pinch hitter Al Bumbry got his first RBI of the season when he doubled home Mark Belanger.

In the top of the ninth, Vic Harris came up with a pinch hit RBI double and Burroughs delivered an RBI single.

Final score: Baltimore 9 Texas 4.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Boog Powell 2 for 4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 6 Kansas City 4
Chicago 4 Detroit 2
Boston 8 California 2
Minnesota 1 New York 0
Milwaukee 2 Oakland 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 6 Chicago 2
San Francisco 3 Montreal 0
Los Angeles 7 New York 0
San Diego 2 Philadelphia 1
Pittsburgh 6 Atlanta 3
St Louis 8 Houston 7

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Boog Powell Baltimore Orioles 3 for 6, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB

2. Toby Harrah Texas Rangers 4 for 6, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

3. Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles 3 for 6, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

Also of note: SPs Bill Singer of the Dodgers, Ron Bryant San Francisco Giants and Jim Kaat of the Twins pitched complete game shutouts.

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