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Old 02-14-2018, 04:39 PM   #541
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APRIL 11, 1974
The Rangers will try to complete the three game sweep in California.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 3-2 at Boston 1-3
Milwaukee 4-1 at Cleveland 1-4
New York 2-2 at Detroit 3-2
Chicago 0-5 at Minnesota 2-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St Louis 3-1 at New York 0-3 (2)
Philadelphia 4-0 at Chicago 0-4
Los Angeles 3-3 at Atlanta 3-3
Montreal 2-1 at Pittsburgh 2-2
Houston 4-1 at San Diego 3-2

TEXAS RANGERS 4-1 AT CALIFORNIA ANGELS 3-2
MATCHUPS
SP Steve Rogers vs Andy Messersmith Advantage California
C Ken Suarez vs Johnny Oates Advantage California
1B Bucky Dent vs Bob Oliver Advantage California
2B Dave Nelson vs Sandy Alomar Sr Advantage Texas
3B Jim Mason vs Carmen Fanzone Advantage Push
SS Toby Harrah vs Leo Cardenas Advantage Texas
LF Tom Grieve vs Bob Coluccio Advantage Texas
CF Elliott Maddox vs Mickey Rivers Advantage California
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Leroy Stanton Advantage Texas
DH Vic Harris vs Bobby Tolan Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the first, Burroughs singled to extend his hit streak to 11 games.

After three: Texas 0 California 0.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Angels loaded the bases with two out. Rogers then walked Cardenas to bring home the game's first run. Alomar then grounded to first to end the inning.

In the bottom of the fifth, Stanton brought home a run with a single.

In the bottom of the sixth, Rogers struck out Fanzone for his 10th K of the season.

After six: California 2 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the seventh, Oliver got a run-scoring single. Stanton added a sacrifice fly for an RBI. An RBI double by Jim Spencer was the Angels 10th hit of the game. With a runner on second and two out, Bill Castro replaced Rogers on the mound and got Oates to ground out to end the inning.

Final score: California 5 Texas 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Andy Messersmith 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 8 Boston 7 11 innings
Milwaukee 11 Cleveland 3
Detroit 14 New York 2
Minnesota 7 Chicago 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 3 St Louis 1 Game 1
New York 2 St Louis 1 Game 2
Philadelphia 3 Chicago 2 11 innings
Atlanta 3 Los Angeles 2 12 innings
Houston 7 San Diego 3
Montreal at Pittsburgh ppd

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Willie Montanez Detroit Tigers 4 for 5, 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R

2. Andy Messersmith California Angels 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, W

3. Jon Matlack New York Mets 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, W



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Old 02-15-2018, 08:44 AM   #542
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APRIL 12, 1974
The Rangers had the day off.

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Milwaukee 5-1
Baltimore 4-2
Detroit 4-2
New York 2-3
Boston 1-4
Cleveland 1-5

WEST
Texas 4-2
California 4-2
Oakland 3-2
Minnesota 3-2
Kansas City 2-2
Chicago 0-6

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Philadelphia 5-0
Montreal 2-1
St Louis 3-3
Pittsburgh 2-2
New York 2-3
Chicago 0-5

WEST
Houston 5-1
Atlanta 4-3
San Diego 3-3
Cincinnati 3-3
Los Angeles 3-4
San Francisco 1-5

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
Batting Average Tom Grieve .458
Home Runs multiple players with 1
RBI Bucky Dent 5
ERA Ed Halicki 1.00
Wins Four with 1
Strikeouts Steve Rogers 11

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 25 8th
Batting Average .223 11th
OBP .293 10th
Home Runs 5 t-5th
Stolen Bases 4 t-6th
Runs against 20 t-2nd
Starters ERA 3.02 2nd
Bullpen ERA 1.69 5th
Defensive Eff. .741 3rd

TEXAS RANGERS CURRENT INJURIES
RP Steve Lawson DL, 2 Days left.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 4-2 at Boston 1-4
Kansas City 2-2 at Minnesota 3-2
Baltimore 4-2 at Milwaukee 5-1
New York 2-3 at Cleveland 1-5
Chicago 0-6 at California 4-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 3-3 at Atlanta 4-3
St Louis 3-3 at Pittsburgh 2-2
Los Angeles 3-4 at Houston 5-1
San Francisco 1-5 at San Diego 3-3

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 4 Boston 3
Kansas City 7 Minnesota 2
Baltimore 11 Milwaukee 7
Cleveland 8 New York 0
California 6 Chicago 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 3
Pittsburgh 8 St Louis 4
Houston 4 Los Angeles 3 14 innings
San Francisco 9 San Diego 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles 5 for 5, 2 RBI, 2 R

2. Steve Hargan Cleveland Indians 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, W

3. Alan Foster California Angels 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, W

San Francisco 2B Tito Fuentes went 5 for 6 in the Giants win over San Diego.
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:26 PM   #543
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APRIL 13, 1974
The Rangers continue their short West Coast trip with three games in two days in Oakland. The Athletics bullpen has yet to allow an earned run this season. Oakland is tied for third in runs allowed. Texas leads the season series 2-1.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 5-2 at Boston 1-5
New York 2-4 at Cleveland 2-5
Kansas City 3-2 at Minnesota 3-3
Baltimore 5-2 at Milwaukee 5-2
Chicago 0-7 at California 5-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St Louis 3-4 at Pittsburgh 3-2
Philadelphia 5-0 at New York 2-3
Montreal 2-1 at Chicago 0-5 (2)
Cincinnati 4-3 at Atlanta 4-4
Los Angeles 3-5 at Houston 6-1
San Francisco 2-5 at San Diego 3-4

TEXAS RANGERS 4-2 AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS 3-2
MATCHUPS
SP Kevin Kobel vs Catfish Hunter Advantage Oakland
C Ken Suarez vs Steve Swisher Advantage Oakland
1B Bucky Dent vs Gene Tenace Advantage Oakland
2B Dave Nelson vs Lenny Randle Advantage Push
3B Jim Mason vs Sal Bando Advantage Oakland
SS Toby Harrah vs Bert Campaneris Advantage Texas
LF Tom Grieve vs Joe Rudi Advantage Oakland
CF Elliott Maddox vs George Hendrick Advantage Oakland
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Reggie Jackson Advantage Oakland
DH Ted Kubiak vs Steve R Ontiveros Advantage Oakland
Overall Advantage Oakland

In the top of the first, the Rangers loaded the bases with two out but Dent grounded to short to retire the side.

In the bottom of the first, Ontiveros scored on a wild pitch.

In the bottom of the third, the Athletics scored one on a Tenace single.

After three: Oakland 2 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the fifth, it was Tenace again with a run-scoring single.

In the top of the sixth, Burroughs singled to extend his hit streak to 12 games.

After six: Oakland 3 Texas 0.

In the top of the seventh, Kubiak hit a solo home run.

In the top of the eighth, the Rangers scored one on a Maddox single. With runners at first and second and two out, Rollie Fingers took the mound for the Athletics and got Dent to ground to second to retire the side.

In the top of the ninth, the Rangers had the tying run at second with two out. Nelson singled to left but Mason was thrown out at home to end the game.

Final score: Oakland 3 Texas 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Catfish Hunter 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 9 Detroit 5
New York 5 Cleveland 2
Minnesota 10 Kansas City 8
Baltimore 9 Milwaukee 2
California 7 Chicago 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 7 Chicago 4 Game 1
Montreal 5 Chicago 0 Game 2
New York 14 Philadelphia 4
St Louis 6 Pittsburgh 4
Los Angeles 9 Houston 0
San Diego 4 San Francisco 2
Cincinnati at Atlanta ppd

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ken Singleton Montreal Expos 7 for 8, 2 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

2. Tommy John Los Angeles Dodgers 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, W

3. Cecil Cooper Boston Red Sox 3 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, BB

Montreal's Mike Torrez pitched a complete game shutout in the second game of the Expos double header against the Cubs.
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APRIL 14, 1974
For the second time already this season, the Rangers will face the Athletics in a double header. Oakland has now won four straight. The Rangers activated RP Steve Lawson from the disabled list.

Padres CF Johnny Grubb has been diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and will miss 6-7 months.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 3-4 at Cleveland 2-6(2)
Detroit 5-3 at Boston 2-5
Kansas City 3-3 at Minnesota 4-3
Baltimore 6-2 at Milwaukee 5-3
Chicago 0-8 at California 6-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St Louis 4-4 at Pittsburgh 3-3(2)
Cincinnati 4-3 at Atlanta 4-4(2)
Philadelphia 5-1 at New York 3-3
Montreal 4-1 at Chicago 0-7
Los Angeles 4-5 at Houston 6-2
San Francisco 2-6 at San Diego 4-4

TEXAS RANGERS 4-3 AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS 4-2 GAME ONE
MATCHUPS
SP Dick Bosman vs Vida Blue Advantage Oakland
C Ken Suarez vs Steve Swisher Advantage Oakland
1B Bucky Dent vs Gene Tenace Advantage Oakland
2B Dave Nelson vs Lenny Randle Advantage Push
3B Jim MAson vs Sal Bando Advantage Oakland
SS Toby Harrah vs Bert Campaneris Advantage Texas
LF Tom Grieve vs Joe Rudi Advantage Oakland
CF Elliott Maddox vs George Hendrick Advantage Oakland
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Reggie Jackson Advantage Push
DH Larry Biittner vs Steve R Ontiveros Advantage Oakland
Overall Advantage Oakland

In the bottom of the first, it was a 2-RBI single by Hendrick that put the Athletics on the board first. Two batters later, Bando delivered a three-run homer.

In the top of the third, Biittner singled to extend his hit streak to 12 games.

After three: Oakland 5 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the sixth, Bill Castro took the mound for the Rangers.

After six: Oakland 5 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Athletics scored one on an Ontiveros single. It was Oakland's 10th hit of the game.

Final score: Oakland 6 Texas 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Vida Blue 9.0 IP. 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

TEXAS RANGERS 4-4 AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS 5-2 GAME TWO
MATCHUPS
SP Rich Hand vs Ken Holtzman Advantage Oakland
C Dick Billings vs Steve Swisher Advantage Oakland
1B Bucky Dent vs Gene Tenace Advantage Oakland
2B Dave Nelson vs Lenny Randle Advantage Push
3B Jim Mason vs Sal Bando Advantage Oakland
SS Toby Harrah vs Bert Campaneris Advantage Texas
LF Tom Grieve vs Joe Rudi Advantage Oakland
CF Elliott Maddox vs George Hendrick Advantage Oakland
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Reggie Jackson Advantage Push
DH Vic Harris vs Steve R Ontiveros Advantage Oakland
Overall Advantage Oakland

A 2-RBI double by Campaneris put the Athletics on the board first in the bottom of the second. Then Randle brought home one with a single. An RBI single by Ontiveros made it 4-0. Jackson followed with a single but injured his hand and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Mike Hegan. Nine Athletics came to bat in the inning.

After three: Oakland 4 Texas 0.

In the top of the fifth, Harris put the Rangers on the board with a sacrifice fly.

In the bottom of the fifth, Tenace reached double digit RBI on the season by smashing a three-run homer.

Steve Lawson took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the sixth. Hendrick got a run-scoring single.

After six: Oakland 8 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the seventh, Bando singled for Oakland's 10th hit of the game. The Athletics loaded the bases with nobody out. Swisher popped up into the infield fly rule. Randle grounded to short but the Rangers could not complete the 6-4-3, only getting the force at second and the runner from third scored.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the eighth.

Final score: Oakland 9 Texas 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Ken Holtzman 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 5 Cleveland 0 Game 1
Cleveland 5 New York 4 10 innings Game 2
Boston 9 Detroit 2
Kansas City 7 Minnesota 3
Milwaukee 6 Baltimore 3
California 7 Chicago 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 9 Atlanta 0 Game 1
Atlanta 4 Cincinnati 3 12 innings Game 2
New York 2 Philadelphia 1 11 innings
St Louis 8 Pittsburgh 3 Game 1
St Louis at Pittsburgh Game 2 ppd
Montreal 4 Chicago 3 11 innings
Los Angeles 9 Houston 7
San Diego 6 San Francisco 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Vida Blue Oakland Athletics 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W

2. Pat Dobson New York Mets 10.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K

3. Ross Grimsley Jr Cincinnati Reds 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, W

Oakland RF Reggie Jackson has hand soreness and will be listed as day to day for one week.

Mel Stottlemyre Sr pitched a comeplete game shutout for the Yankees in the first game of their double header against Cleveland.
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APRIL 15, 1974
The Rangers had the day off.

AL Player of the Week: 2B Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles

NL Player of the Week: 3B Bill Madlock Houston Astros

POWER RANKINGS
1. Montreal Expos
2. California Angels
3. Oakland Athletics
4. Philadelphia Phillies
5. Milwaukee Brewers
6. Baltimore Orioles
7. Houston Astros
8. New York Mets
9. Kansas City Royals
10. San Diego Padres
11. St Louis Cardinals
12. Cincinnati Reds
13. Detroit Tigers
14. Los Angeles Dodgers
15. Atlanta Braves
16. Minnesota Twins
17. New York Yankees
18. Texas Rangers
19. Pittsburgh Pirates
20. Boston Red Sox
21. Cleveland Indians
22. San Francisco Giants
23. Chicago Cubs
24. Chicago White Sox

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 6-3
Milwaukee 6-3
Detroit 5-4
New York 4-5
Boston 3-5
Cleveland 3-7

WEST
California 7-2
Oakland 6-2
Kansas City 4-3
Minnesota 4-4
Texas 4-5
Chicago 0-9

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Montreal 5-1
Philadelphia 5-2
New York 4-3
St Louis 5-4
Pittsburgh 3-4
Chicago 0-8

WEST
Houston 6-3
Cincinnati 5-4
San Diego 5-4
Atlanta 5-5
Los Angeles 5-5
San Francisco 2-7

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
Batting Average Tom Grieve .375
Home Runs Multiple Players with 1
RBI Bucky Dent 5
ERA Ed Halicki 1.00
Wins Multiple Players with 1
Strikeouts Steve Rogers 11

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 28 11th
Batting AVG .206 12th
On-Base PCT .264 12th
Home Runs 6 t-6th
Stolen Bases 4 9th
Runs against 38 4th
Starters ERA 4.25 6th
Bullpen ERA 3.18 7th
Defensive Eff. .718 2nd

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 5-4 at Boston 3-5
Minnesota 4-4 at California 7-2
Chicago 0-9 at Oakland 6-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St Louis 5-4 at Philadelphia 5-2
San Diego 5-4 at Atlanta 5-5
San Francisco 2-7 at Houston 6-3

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 12 Detroit 1
California 7 Minnesota 6
Oakland 4 Chicago 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 5 St Louis 3
Atlanta 7 San Diego 5
Houston 2 San Francisco 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. George Brett Boston Red Sox 3 for 4, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R

2. Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox 3 for 5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

3. Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies 4 for 4, 2B, HR, RBI, 2 R
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APRIL 16, 1974
The Rangers host the Kansas City Royals in a short two game series. Texas has lost four in a row. The Rangers were outscored 23-3 in those four losses. The Royals are second in the league in batting average and OBP, are third in the league in runs allowed and tied for third in stolen bases. Only two teams have a worse defensive efficiency than Kansas City.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 4-5 at New York 4-5
Cleveland 3-7 at Milwaukee 6-3
Minnesota 4-5 at California 8-2
Chicago 0-10 at Oakland 7-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 4-3 at Montreal 5-1
Pittsburgh 3-4 at Chicago 0-8
Los Angeles 5-5 at Cincinnati 5-4
St Louis 5-5 at Philadelphia 6-2
San Diego 5-5 at Atlanta 6-5
San Francisco 2-8 at Houston 7-3

KANSAS CITY ROYALS 4-3 AT TEXAS RANGERS 4-5
MATCHUPS
SP Steve Busby vs Steve Rogers Advantage Kansas City
C Ed Kirkpatrick vs Ken Suarez Advantage Kansas City
1B John Mayberry Sr vs Bucky Dent Advantage Kansas City
2B Cookie Rojas vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
3B Paul Schaal vs Jim Mason Advantage Kansas City
SS Freddie Patek vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Jim Wohlford vs Tom Grieve Advantage Texas
CF Amos Otis vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Kansas City
RF Lou Piniella vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Buddy Bradford vs Dick Shaorn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

In the bottom of the first, Harrah knocked in one with a single.

Busby ended the bottom of the third by striking out Burroughs for his 10th K of the season.

After three: Texas 1 Kansas City 0.

In the top of the fourth, the Royals tied it thanks to an RBI single by Kirkpatrick. Schaal then brought Rojas home with a sacrifice fly to give the Royals the lead.

In the top of the sixth, Kirkpatrick struck again, this time with an RBI double. Schaal followed up with a single that scored Kirkpatrick.

In the bottom of the sixth, it was Dent with a run-scoring single. Mason then tied the game with a 2-run double.

After six: Kansas City 4 Texas 4.

In the top of the seventh, the Royals regained the lead with a sacrifice fly by Otis to score Patek.

In the bottom of the seventh, Suarez led off with a single to give the Rangers their 10th hit of the game. Later in the inning, Harrah tied the game once again as his sacrifice fly scored Nelson.

In the top of the eighth, the Royals had a runner on first and one out and Mike Garman replaced Rogers on the mound and got out of the inning with the score still tied.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Rangers had a runner on first with two out and Stan Thomas replaced Busby on the mound and got Suarez to ground out to keep the score tied heading into the ninth.

The Rangers got a runner on in the bottom of the ninth but Burroughs grounded to third and the game went into extra innings.

After nine: Kansas City 5 Texas 5.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the eleventh.

Monty Montgomery took the mound for the Royals in the bottom of the eleventh. The Rangers put the winning run on second but Maddox grounded to short to end the inning.

In the top of the twelfth, Otis singled for the Royals tenth hit of the game. Mayberry then hit a three-run homer. Bill Castro came on to get the final out of the frame.

The Royals would win despite committing three errors.

Final score: Kansas City 8 Texas 5 12 innings.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Ed Kirkpatrick 2 for 4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 10 New York 8 10 innings
Milwaukee 6 Cleveland 3
Minnesota 1 California 0
Chicago 2 Oakland 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 11 Montreal 1
Chicago 11 Pittsburgh 2
Cincinnati 5 Los Angeles 4
St Louis 3 Philadelphia 1
Atlanta 7 San Diego 5
San Francisco 4 Houston 3

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Stan Bahnsen Chicago White Sox 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, W

2. Thurman Munson New York Yankees 3 for 5, HR, 5 RBI, R

3. Jon Matlack New York Mets 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, W

Minnesota 2B Rod Carew has a strained rib cage and will be listed as day to day for one week.

Minnesota's Jim Kaat pitched a complete game shutout against the Angels.
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APRIL 17, 1974
The Rangers complete the short series against Kansas City. The Texas losing streak is now at five games.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 5-5 at New York 4-6
Cleveland 3-8 at Milwaukee 7-3
Baltimore 6-3 at Detroit 5-5
Minnesota 5-5 at California 8-3
Chicago 1-10 at Oakland 7-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 5-3 at Montreal 5-2
Pittsburgh 3-5 at Chicago 1-8
St Louis 6-5 at Philadelphia 6-3
Los Angeles 5-6 at Cincinnati 6-4
San Diego 5-6 at Atlanta 7-5
San Francisco 3-8 at Houston 7-4

KANSAS CITY ROYALS 5-3 AT TEXAS RANGERS 4-6
MATCHUPS
SP Jim Rooker vs Ed Halicki Advantage Push
C Ed Kirkpatrick vs Ken Suarez Advantage Kansas City
1B John Mayberry Sr vs Bucky Dent Advantage Kansas City
2B Cookie Rojas vs DaveNElson Advantage Texas
3B Paul Schaal vs Jim Mason Advantage Kansas City
SS Freddie Patek vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Jim Wohlford vs Tom Grieve Advantage Texas
CF Amos Otis vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Kansas City
RF Lou Piniella vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Richie Scheinblum vs Vic Harris Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Texas

Rain began to fall in the bottom of the second inning.

After three: Kansas City 0 Texas 0.

The rain stopped in the top of the fourth.

In the bottom of the fourth, it was an RBI single by Maddox that broke the scoreless tie.

In the top of the fifth, Scheinblum tied the game with an RBI single.

In the bottom of the fifth, Harrah brought home two with a triple.

In the top of the sixth, Kirkpatrick delivered a two-run triple to tie the game again.

After six: Kansas City 3 Texas 3.

In the top of the eighth, the Royals had a runner on first with two out and Mike Garman replaced Halicki on the mound and got Rojas to fly to center to retire the side.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Rangers had runners at first and second with two out and Monty Montgomery replaced Rooker on the mound. Harris then grounded to short and they would play extra innings for the second night in a row.

After nine: Kansas City 3 Texas 3.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the eleventh inning. The rain returned in the top of the eleventh but stopped again a batter later.

In the bottom of the eleventh, the Rangers had runners at first and second with one out but Dent grounded into the inning ending 6-4-3.

The rain returned in the top of the twelfth and stopped again in the bottom of the twelfth.

Steve Lawson took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the thirteenth inning.

In the top of the fourteenth inning, Carl Taylor gave the Royals the lead with an RBI single. Schaal singled to load the bases with one out. Scheinblum then struck out. Patek drew a walk to bring home a run. Wohlford then flew out to left to retire the side.

Dick Drago took the mound for the Royals in the bottom of the fourteenth. Maddox scored on an error to make it a one run game. Harris singled for the Rangers tenth hit of the game. But Dick Billings grounded to short to end the game.

The Rangers committed three errors in the loss.

Final score: Kansas City 5 Texas 4 14 innings.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jim Rooker 8.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 5 New York 4
Milwaukee 7 Cleveland 6
Baltimore 8 Detroit 5
Minnesota 6 California 3
Oakland 7 Chicago 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 6 Montreal 3
Pittsburgh 5 Chicago 2 11 innings
St Louis 13 Philadelphia 3
Los Angeles 3 Cincinnati 2
Atlanta 2 San Diego 1
San Francisco 9 Houston 7

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ken Reitz St Louis Cardinals 4 for 5, 3 RBI, 3 R

2. George Hendrick Oakland Athletics 2 for 3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

3. Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles 3 for 5, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
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APRIL 18, 1974
The Rangers had the day off.

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Milwaukee 8-3
Baltimore 7-3
Boston 6-5
Detroit 5-6
New York 4-7
Cleveland 3-9

WEST
Oakland 8-3
California 8-4
Kansas City 6-3
Minnesota 6-5
Texas 4-7
Chicago 1-11

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
New York 6-3
Montreal 5-3
Philadelphia 6-4
St Louis 7-5
Pittsburgh 4-5
Chicago 1-9

WEST
Atlanta 8-5
Houston 7-5
Cincinnati 6-5
Los Angeles 6-6
San Diego 5-7
San Francisco 4-8

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
Batting AVG Tom Grieve .341
Home Runs 6 Players with 1
Runs Batted In Bucky Dent 6
Earned Run Average Ed Halicki 1.62
Wins 4 Players with 1
Strikeouts Steve Rogers 14

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 37 11th
Batting AVG .212 12th
On-Base PCT .270 12th
Home Runs 6 t-9th
Stolen Bases 7 t-7th
Runs against 51 5th
Starters ERA 4.24 7th
Bullpen ERA 3.63 6th
Defensive Eff. .729 2nd

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 6-5 at New York 4-7
Minnesota 6-5 at California 8-4
Baltimore 7-3 at Detroit 5-6

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 6-3 at Montreal 5-3
Pittsburgh 4-5 at Chicago 1-9
St Louis 7-5 at Philadelphia 6-4
San Diego 5-7 at Atlanta 8-5
San Francisco 4-8 at Houston 7-5

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 13 New York 2
Minnesota 2 California 0
Baltimore 10 Detroit 7

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 8 Montreal 7 11 innings
Chicago 5 Pittsburgh 2
St Louis 2 Philadelphia 1
Atlanta 2 San Diego 1
Houston 3 San Francisco 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ken Singleton Montreal Expos 5 for 5, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

2. Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3 for 4, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. George Brett Boston Red Sox 5 for 6, 2 2B, 3 RBI, R



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APRIL 19, 1974
The Texas Rangers open a weekend series against the Minnesota Twins. The Rangers have lost six straight with the lost two being extra inning defeats. Minnesota has won three straight. The Twins are third in the league in on-base percentage and tied for third in home runs. Only one team in the league has a worse defensive efficiency than the Twins and only one team in the league has fewer stolen bases than Minnesota.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 3-9 at Boston 7-5
New York 4-8 at Baltimore 8-3
Kansas City 6-3 at Chicago 1-11
California 8-5 at Oakland 8-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 4-6 at New York 7-3
San Diego 5-8 at Cincinnati 6-5
Chicago 2-9 at Philadelphia 6-5
Montreal 5-4 at St Louis 8-5
Atlanta 9-5 at Houston 8-5
San Francisco 4-9 at Los Angeles 6-6

MINNESOTA TWINS 7-5 AT TEXAS RANGERS 4-7
MATCHUPS
SP Dave Goltz vs Kevin Kobel Advantage Minnesota
C Earl C Williams vs Ken Suarez Advantage Minnesota
1B Mickey Stanley vs Bucky Dent Advantage Push
2B Rod Carew vs Dave Nelson Advantage Minnesota
3B Eric Soderholm vs Jim Mason Advantage Minnesota
SS Danny Thompson vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Ralph Garr vs Tom Grieve Advantage Minnesota
CF Steve Brye vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Texas
RF Bobby Darwin vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Tony Oliva vs Dick Sharon Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Minnesota

Nothing of note happened in the first three innings.

After three: Minnesota 0 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, the Twins scored one on a Brye two-bagger.

In the top of the sixth, the Twins loaded the bases with two out. But Stanley grounded to first to retire the side.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Rangers tied the game thanks to an RBI single by Suarez.

After six: Minnesota 1 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Rangers took the lead when Burroughs, who had been trying to steal third, scored from second on an errant throw. Dent then scored on a Mason sacrifice fly.

In the top of the eighth, Kobel struck out Williams for his 10th K of the season.

In the top of the ninth, the Twins had a runner on first with one out when Mike Garman replaced Kobel on th mound. With runners at first and second, Garman struck out Carew to end the game.

Final score: Texas 3 Minnesota 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Kevin Kobel 8.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 6 Boston 0
Baltimore 8 New York 2
Chicago 10 Kansas City 7
Oakland 6 California 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 5 New York 2
Cincinnati 5 San Diego 4
Chicago 8 Philadelphia 2
Montreal 6 St Louis 3
Houston 4 Atlanta 1
San Francisco 5 Los Angeles 2 14 innings

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Dave Parker Chicago Cubs 2 for 2, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB

2. Dave Winfield San Diego Padres 3 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

3. Jose Cruz St Louis Cardinals 4 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, R
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APRIL 20, 1974
The second game of the series between the Rangers and the Twins.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 4-9 at Baltimore 9-3
Cleveland 4-9 at Boston 7-6
Milwaukee 8-3 at Detroit 5-7
Kansas City 6-4 at Chicago 2-11
California 8-6 at Oakland 9-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 5-6 at New York 7-4
San Diego 5-9 at Cincinnati 7-5
Chicago 3-9 at Philadelphia 6-6
San Francisco 5-9 at Los Angeles 6-7
Montreal 6-4 at St Louis 8-6
Atlanta 9-6 at Houston 9-5

MINNESOTA TWINS 7-6 AT TEXAS RANGERS 5-7
MATCHUPS
SP Bert Blyleven vs Dick Bosman Advantage Minnesota
C Earl C Williams vs Ken Suarez Advantage Minnesota
1B Mickey Stanley vs Bucky Dent Advantage Push
2B Rod Carew vs Dave Nelson Advantage Minnesota
3B Eric Soderholm vs Jim Mason Advantage Minnesota
SS Danny Thompson vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Ralph Garr vs Tom Grieve Advantage Minnesota
CF Steve Brye vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Texas
RF Bobby Darwin vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Tony Oliva vs Vic Harris Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Minnesota

Brye left the game with a back injury in the bottom of the first after catching a Harrah flyball for the third out. He was replaced by Jim Nettles.

After three: Minnesota 0 Texas 0.

In the top of the fifth, Garr broke the tie with a run-scoring single.

In the bottom of the fifth, Dent, after tripling to lead off, scored on a Mason groundout to tie the game.

After six: Minnesota 1 Texas 1.

Soderholm led off the top of the eighth with a tie-breaking home run.

In the bottom of the eighth, Suarez got on base to leadoff on a throwing error that put him at second. Dave LaRoche then replaced Blyleven on the mound and managed to keep Suarez from scoring.

Oliva led off the top of the ninth with a double but injured his knee and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Glenn Borgmann.

The score was still 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth. Burroughs drew a leadoff walk but Grieve grounded into the double play and then Dent lined out to end the game.

Final score: Minnesota 2 Texas 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Bert Blyleven 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 4 New York 3
Boston 10 Cleveland 3
Detroit 5 Milwaukee 3
Chicago 4 Kansas City 2
California 4 Oakland 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 3 Pittsburgh 0
Cincinnati 4 San Diego 2
Philadelphia 2 Chicago 1
San Francisco 5 Los Angeles 1
St Louis 3 Montreal 0
Houston 8 Atlanta 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Jackie Brown New York Mets 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, W

2. Nolan Ryan California Angels 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, W

3. Steve Stone San Francisco Giants 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, W
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APRIL 21, 1974
The rubber game between the Rangers and Twins.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 4-10 at Baltimore 10-3(2)
Cleveland 4-10 at Boston 8-6
Milwaukee 8-4 at Detroit 6-7
Kansas City 6-5 at Chicago 3-11
California 9-6 at Oakland 9-4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Diego 5-10 at Cincinnati 8-5(2)
Chicago 3-10 at Philadelphia 7-6
Pittsburgh 5-7 at New York 8-4
Montreal 6-5 at St Louis 9-6
Atlanta 9-7 at Houston 10-5
San Francisco 6-9 at Los Angeles 6-8

MINNESOTA TWINS 8-6 AT TEXAS RANGERS 5-8
MATCHUPS
SP Jim Kaat vs Steve Rogers Advantage Texas
C Earl C Williams vs Ken Suarez Advantage Minnesota
1B Harmon Killebrew vs Bucky Dent Advantage Push
2B Rod Carew vs Dave Nelson Advantage Minnesota
3B Eric Soderholm vs Jim Mason Advantage Minnesota
SS Danny Thompson vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Gorman Thomas vs Tom Grieve Advantage Texas
CF Mickey Stanley vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Texas
RF Jim Nettles vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Tony Oliva vs Larry Biittner Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the first, Carew scored on a wild pitch as the Twins got their first run before they got their first hit. Killebrew followed with a single that scored one.

In the bottom of the first, Grieve brought Nelson home with a sacrifice fly.

In the top of the third, Carew scored again as Oliva beat out the double play ball on a grounder to second.

After three: Minnesota 3 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the fourth, Mason scored on a Biittner grounder to first.

After six: Minnesota 3 Texas 2.

In the top of the seventh, Soderholm belted a 3-run home run. With one out, Bill Castro replaced Rogers on the mound.

In the bottom of the eighth, Mason drew a two out walk and Dave LaRoche replaced Kaat on the mound. Biittner walked before Suarez grounded out to end the inning.

In the bottom of the ninth, Grieve singled for the Rangers 10th hit of the game before Maddox flew out to end the game.

Final score: Minnesota 6 Texas 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Rod Carew 2 for 3, 3 R, 2 BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 5 Baltimore 4 12 innings Game 1
New York 7 Baltimore 3 Game 2
Boston 7 Cleveland 5
Detroit 3 Milwaukee 0
Kansas City 2 Chicago 1
Oakland 1 California 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 7 San Diego 2 Game 1
San Diego 8 Cincinnati 1 Game 2
Chicago 10 Philadelphia 8
Pittsburgh 5 New York 4 13 innings
St Louis 3 Montreal 1
Houston 9 Atlanta 4
Los Angeles 4 San Francisco 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Don Money Philadelphia Phillies 5 for 6, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

2. Les Cain Detroit Tigers 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, W

3. Don Sutton 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, W
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