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Old 03-13-2018, 02:52 PM   #1
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Texas Rangers Anthology Starting in 1973

I have done many different postings from manager career to player career but my personal favorite to write has been my Texas Rangers Anthology. I began in 1972 and just let the game itself tell a whole new story on the history of not only the Rangers but of Major League Baseball itself.

That thread has now reached the 1974 season and has made me want to do one that does start in 1974.

And so I will do that.

But I also want to do one starting in 1973.

I had begun one like that with minor leagues but that became too much to do.

I am going to try and play extra of these games until I can catch up with my original Rangers thread.

Just be interesting to see how different players' careers turn out in each one.

So, let us begin the 1973 Texas Rangers.
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TEXAS RANGERS 1973 STARTING LINEUP
1. Elliott Maddox CF
2. Alex Johnson DH
3. Jeff Burroughs RF
4. Mike Epstein 1B
5. Bill Madlock 3B
6. Toby Harrah SS
7. Dave Nelson 2B
8. Rico Carty LF
9. Bill Sudakis C

STARTING ROTATION
1. Dick Bosman
2. Pete Broberg
3. Rich Hand
4. David Clyde
5. Jackie Brown

BULLPEN
CL Steve Foucault
SU Bill Gogolewski
MR Mike Paul
MR Jim Merritt
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PRESEASON PREDICTIONS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 96-66
Boston 90-72
New York 80-82
Milwaukee 79-83
Detroit 73-89
Cleveland 65-97

WEST
Oakland 91-71
Minnesota 90-72
Kansas City 85-77
Texas 78-84
California 78-84
Chicago 72-90

TOP 10 HITTERS
Dick Allen Chicago
Jeff Burroughs Texas
Reggie Smith Boston
Reggie JAckson Oakland
John Mayberry Sr Kansas City
Amos Otis Kansas City
Rod Carew Minnesota
Joe Rudi Oakland
Hal McRae Kansas City
Don Baylor Baltimore

TOP 10 PITCHERS
Bert Blyleven Minnesota
Wilbur Wood Chicago
Ken Holtzman Oakland
Jim Palmer Baltimore
Steve Busby Kansas City
Bruce Dal Canton Kansas City
Bill Singer California
Nolan Ryan California
Catfish Hunter Oakland
Luis Tiant Boston

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Pittsburgh 102-60
New York 79-83
Chicago 79-83
St Louis 77-85
Philadelphia 75-87
Montreal 68-94

WEST
Los Angeles 91-71
Houston 91-71
Cincinnati 85-77
San Francisco 81-81
Atlanta 78-84
San Diego 69-93

TOP 10 HITTERS
Willie Stargell Pittsburgh
Cesar Cedeno Houston
Joe L Morgan Cincinnati
Richie Zisk Cincinnati
Hank Aaron Atlanta
Tony Perez Cincinnati
Lee May Houston
Jim Wynn Houston
Bob Watson Houston
Jose Cardenal Chicago

TOP 10 PITCHERS
Nelson Briles Pittsburgh
Jon Matlack New York
Jim Rooker Pittsburgh
Dock Ellis Pittsburgh
Bob Gibson St Louis
Steve Carlton Philadelphia
Jerry Koosman New York
Andy Messersmith Los Angeles
Ross Grimsley Jr Cincinnati
Don Sutton Los Angeles
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APRIL 5,1973
Today is Opening Day. The Rangers start their season tomorrow.

TOP 10 PROSPECTS
1. 3B George Brett Kansas City Royals
2. 3B Bill Madlock Texas Rangers
3. RF Dave Winfield San Diego Padres
4. RF Ken Griffey Sr Cincinnati Reds
5. C Brian Downing Chicago White Sox
6. RF Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates
7. 1B Andre Thornton Chicago Cubs
8. RHP Steve Rogers Montreal Expos
9. CF Bake McBride St Louis Cardinals
10. RF Greg Gross Houston Astros

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Francisco at Cincinnati

OTHER SCORES
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 2 San Francisco 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Jack Billingham Cincinnati Reds 7.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 K, W

2. Tom Bradley San Francisco Giants 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K

3. Joe L Morgan Cincinnati Reds 2 for 3, 2B, R, BB
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APRIL 6, 1973
The Rangers opened the 1973 season with a three game series at home against the Chicago White Sox.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Milwaukee at Baltimore
New York at Boston
Kansas City at California
Minnesota at Oakland

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia at New York
St Louis at Pittsburgh
Montreal at Chicago
Houston at Atlanta
Los Angeles at San Diego

CHICAGO WHITE SOX AT TEXAS RANGERS
MATCHUPS
SP: Wilbur Wood vs Dick Bosman Advantage Chicago
C Ed Hermann vs Bill Sudakis Advantage Chicago
1B Dick Allen vs Mike Epstein Advantage Chicago
2B Jorge Orta vs Dave Nelson Advantage Chicago
3B Bill Melton vs Bill Madlock Advantage Chicago
SS Eddie Leon vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Carlos May vs Rico Carty Advantage Chicago
CF Ken Henderson vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Push
RF Pat H Kelly vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Rick Reichardt vs Alex Johnson Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Chicago

In the top of the second, Hermann hit a 2-run homer. One out later, Reichardt hit a solo home run.

In the bottom of the second, the Rangers loaded the bases with one out. Carty then flew out to center and Epstein was thrown out at home after tagging up at third.

In the top of the third, Allen hit a 2-run homer.

After three: Chicago 5 Texas 0.

In the top of the sixth, Don Stanhouse took the mound for the Rangers.

In the bottom of the sixth, Johnson scored the Rangers first run of the season as he come home from third on an Epstein groundball out to third. Harrah added an RBI single.

After six: Chicago 5 Texas 2.

In the top of the seventh, the White Sox loaded the bases with two out without picking up a single base hit. Hermann then popped up foul but Sudakis dropped the ball for the Rangers second error of the inning. Hermann then ended up flying out to left to retire the side.

In the top of the eighth, it was Henderson with a 2-run single. With a runner at first and one out, Mike Paul replaced Stanhouse on the mound for the Rangers. May then belted a 2-run homer for the White Sox 10th hit of the game. Later in the inning, Allen was thrown out at home trying to score from first on a Melton double.

In the bottom of the ninth, Carty got an infield single for the Rangers 10th hit of the game.

Final score: Chicago 9 Texas 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Wilbur Wood 9.0 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 6 Milwaukee 3
Boston 3 New York 2
Kansas City 1 California 0
Oakland 2 Minnesota 1 10 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 3 Philadelphia 0
Pittsburgh 6 St Louis 0
Chicago 8 Montreal 6
Los Angeles 6 San Diego 3 16 innings
Houston at Atlanta ppd

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Tom Seaver New York Mets 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, W

2. Bob Moose Pittsburgh Pirates 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W

3. Steve Busby Kansas City Royals 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, W
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APRIL 7, 1973
The second game of the season opening series against the White Sox. Chicago hit 4 home runs in last night's season opener.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Milwaukee 0-1 at Baltimore 1-0
New York 0-1 at Boston 1-0
Detroit at Cleveland
Minnesota 0-1 at Oakland 1-0
Kansas City 1-0 at California 0-1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 0-1 at New York 1-0
San Francisco 0-1 at Cincinnati 1-0
Montreal 0-1 at Chicago 1-0
Los Angeles 1-0 at San Diego 0-1

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1-0 AT TEXAS RANGERS 0-1
MATCHUPS
SP Stan Bahnsen vs Pete Broberg Advantage Chicago
C Ed Hermann vs Dick Billings Advantage Chicago
1B Dick Allen vs Mike Epsten Advantage Chicago
2B Jorge Orta vs Dave Nelson Advantage Chicago
3B Bill Melton vs Bill Madlock Advantage Chicago
SS Eddie Leon vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Carlos May vs Rico Carty Advantage Chicago
CF Ken Henderson vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Push
RF Pat H Kelly vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Tony Muser vs Alex Johnson Advantage Chicago
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the first, May brought one home with a double. A Melton single scored May. Broberg struck out the side but also allowed two runs on three hits.

In the bottom of the first, the Rangers loaded the bases with one out. Madlock got a run-scoring single to put the Rangers on the board. Harrah followed with a two run single to give the Rangers the lead. Madlock scored from third when Nelson grounded out to third.

In the bottom of the second, Burroughs hit a sacrifice fly to score Maddox from third.

Henderson led off the top of the third with a home run.

After three: Texas 5 Chicago 3.

In the top of the fourth, the White Sox scored one on a Muser single and then two on a Henderson two-bagger to retake the lead. It was the White Sox 10th hit of the game.

In the top of the fifth, Leon brought Melton home with a sacrifice fly.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Rangers scored on a Burroughs double and tied the game on an RBI double by Madlock. An intentional walk loaded the bases with nobody out. Nelson then grounded out to third, scoring Epstein to give the Rangers the lead back. Another intentional walk loaded the bases with one out. Billings popped up and there were two down. Maddox, the ninth batter of the inning, singled to score Madlock. It was the Rangers 10th hit of the game. Johnson then drew a walk to bring home Harrah. Steve Kealey replaced Bahnses on the mound for the White Sox. Burroughs then flew out to right to finally end the inning.

In the top of the sixth, Henderson tripled to hit for the cycle. One pitch later, rain began to fall. May flew out to center and then Maddox threw Henderson out trying to score from third.

In the bottom of the sixth, the umpires decided to call the game due to bad weather.

Final score: Texas 10 Chicago 7.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Ken Henderson 4 for 4, HR, 3B, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 6 Milwaukee 1
New York 13 Boston 10
Cleveland 4 Detroit 2
Minnesota 2 Oakland 0
Kansas City 9 California 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 5 Philadelphia 4
San Francisco 8 Cincinnati 3
Chicago 9 Montreal 5
Los Angeles 4 San Diego 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ron Blomberg New York Yankees 3 for 4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB

2. Ken Henderson Chicago White Sox 4 for 4, 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

3. Thurman Munson New York Yankees 4 for 5, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

Andy Messersmith pitched a complete game shutout for the Dodgers against the Padres.
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APRIL 8, 1973
The rubber game between the White Sox and the Rangers. Last night, the two teams combined for 23 hits and the game did not even reach the seventh inning.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Milwaukee 0-2 at Baltimore 2-0
New York 1-1 at Boston 1-1
Detroit 0-1 at Cleveland 1-0
Kansas City 2-0 at California 0-2
Minnesota 1-1 at Oakland 1-1

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

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1-1 AT TEXAS RANGERS 1-1
MATCHUPS
SP Steve Stone vs Rich Hand Advantage Chicago
C Ed Hermann vs Bill Sudakis Advantage Chicago
1B Dick Allen vs Mike Epstein Advantage Chicago
2B Jorge Orta vs Dave Nelson Advantage Push
3B Bill Melton vs Bill Madlock Advantage Push
SS Eddie LEon vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Carlos May vs Rico Carty Advantage Chicago
CF Ken Henderson vs Elliott MAddox Advantage Chicago
RF Pat H KElly vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Rick Reichardt vs Alex Johnson Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the first, Henderson got an RBI when Kelly scored from third on a groundout to first base.

In the top of the third, May had a run-scoring single. And Allen brought Kelly home with a sacrifice fly.

After three: Chicago 3 Texas 0.

In the top of the fifth, it was May again with an RBI single. Allen followed up with a two-run homer.

Don Stanhouse took over pitching duties for the Rangers in the top of the sixth.

In the bottom of the sixth, Sudakis scored from third on a Johnson groundout to short.

After six: Chicago 6 Texas 1.

In the top of the seventh, Allen hit his second homer of the game, this time a three run shot.

In the top of the eighth, Reichardt singled for the White Sox 10th hit of the game. After a walk put runners at first and second with nobody out, Mike Paul took the mound for the Rangers. Henderson brought in a run with a double. One out later, Allen drew a walk to load the bases with one out. Melton then brought in a run with a sacrifice fly. Orta added an RBI single.

After a leadoff single by Maddox in the bottom of the ninth, Steve Kealey took the mound for the White Sox and got the final outs.

The Rangers committed three errors in the game.

Final score: Chicago 12 Texas 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dick Allen 2 for 3, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Milwaukee 8 Baltimore 5 10 innings
New York 4 Boston 1
Detroit 5 Cleveland 2
California 5 Kansas City 3 15 innings
Oakland 6 Minnesota 5 10 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston 6 Atlanta 2 Game 1
Houston 4 Atlanta 1 Game 2
St Louis 5 Pittsburgh 4 Game 1
St Louis 9 Pittsburgh 5 Game 2
Cincinnati 5 San Francisco 4
Philadelphia 5 New York 1
Chicago 6 Montreal 4
Los Angeles 9 San Diego 8 13 innings

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Joe Torre St Louis Cardinals 5 for 8, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB

2. Dick Allen Chicago White Sox 2 for 3, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. Al Oliver Pittsburgh Pirates 5 for 9, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB
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APRIL 9, 1973
The Rangers had the day off.

Padres C Fred Kendall has a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee and is expected to miss 9-10 months.

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

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

WEST
Chicago 2-1
Kansas City 2-1
Oakland 2-1
Minnesota 1-2
California 1-2
Texas 1-2

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

WEST
Los Angeles 3-0
Houston 2-0
Cincinnati 2-1
San Francisco 2-1
Atlanta 0-2
San Diego 0-3

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
Batting AVG Jeff Burroughs .364
Home Runs None
Runs Batted In Toby Harrah 3
Earned Run Average Mike Paul 4.91
Wins Pete Broberg 1
Strikeouts Pete Broberg and Don Stanhouse 5

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 13 t-5th
Batting AVG .286 3rd
On-Base PCT .340 5th
Home Runs 0 12th
Stolen Bases 3 t-2nd
Runs against 28 12th
Starters ERA 10.13 12th
Bullpen ERA 11.25 12th
Defensive Eff. .588 12th

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 1-1 at New York 2-1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 2-1 at Atlanta 0-2
San Diego 0-3 at San Francisco 1-2
Los Angeles 3-0 at Houston 2-0

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 6 New York 4 11 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta 9 Cincinnati 5
San Diego 9 San Francisco 5
Houston 5 Los Angeles 4

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Tito Fuentes San Francisco Giants 4 for 4, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

2. Leron Lee San Diego Padres 2 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. George Hendrick Cleveland Indians 4 for 6, 2B, HR, RBI, 3 R
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APRIL 10, 1973
The Rangers take their first road trip of the season to Kansas City to face the Royals. Kansas City leads the league in starters ERA and defensive efficiency and is tied for the league lead in runs allowed.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 2-1 at Detroit 1-1
Boston 1-2 at Milwaukee 1-2
Oakland 2-1 at Chicago 2-1
Minnesota 1-2 at California 1-2

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

TEXAS RANGERS 1-2 AT KANSAS CIT ROYALS 2-1
MATCHUPS
SP David Clyde vs Wayne Simpson Advantage Push
C Dick Billings vs Fran Healy Advantage Kansas City
1B Mike Epstein vs John Mayberry Sr Advantage Kansas City
2B Dave Nelson vs Cookie Rojas Advantage Texas
3B Bill Madlock vs Paul Schaal Advantage Texas
SS Toby Harrah vs Freddie Patek Advantage Texas
LF Rico Carty vs Lou Piniella Advantage Kansas City
CF Elliott Maddox vs Amos Otis Advantage Kansas City
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Hal McRae Advantage Texas
DH Alex Johnson vs Ed Kirkpatrick Advantage Kansas City
Overall Advantage Texas

In the bottom of the first, Mayberry hit an RBI single.

In the bottom of the second, Patek got an RBI single.

After three: Kansas City 2 Texas 0.

With a runner on second and two out in the bottom of the fifth, Clyde left the game with a leg injury and was replaced by Don Stanhouse. Stanhouse then got Mayberry to ground out to end the inning.

In the top of the sixth, Burroughs put the Rangers on the board with an RBI double.

The Royals added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth on a run-scoring single by Kirkpatrick as they took advantage of another Rangers error.

After six: Kansas City 3 Texas 1.

Madlock led off the top of the seventh with the Rangers first home run of the season. The Rangers would go on to load the bases with two out. Gene Garber took the mound for the Royals and he walked Johnson to bring home the tying run. Burroughs then grounded to short to retire the side.

Doug Bird took the mound for the Royals in the top of the eighth. Epstein led off with a home run. Billings added a run-scoring single.

With two out in the bottom of the eighth, Steve Foucault took the mound for the Rangers and got Patek to pop out to end the inning.

In the top of the ninth, Burroughs doubled for the Rangers 10th hit of the game but left the game with a hand injury. He was replaced by Larry Biittner. An intentional walk to Epstein loaded the bases with nobody out. Madlock went down on strikes for the first out. Harrah then flew out to right and Johnson was thrown out at home trying to score from third to retire the side.

The Royals went down in order in the bottom of the ninth.

Final score: Texas 5 Kansas City 3.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Wayne Simpson 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 7 Baltimore 2
Oakland 7 Chicago 5
Minnesota 4 California 2
Boston at Milwaukee ppd

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 5 Atlanta 3
Montreal 9 Philadelphia 2
Chicago 8 Pittsburgh 6
St Louis 7 New York 2
Los Angeles 13 Houston 5
San Francisco 7 San Diego 6

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Willie Crawford Los Angeles Dodgers 3 for 5, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, BB

2. Ron Fairly Montreal Expos 2 for 3, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

3. Jack Billingham Cincinnati Reds 8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, W
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APRIL 11, 1973
The second game of the series in Kansas City against the Royals. The Rangers signed team doctor Angelo Flores to a 2-year, $15,600 per year contract.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 2-1 at New York 2-2
Minnesota 2-2 at California 1-3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 4-0 at Pittsburgh 1-3
Cincinnati 3-2 at Los Angeles 4-1
Atlanta 1-3 at San Diego 1-4
Houston 3-1 at San Francisco 2-3

TEXAS RANGERS 2-2 AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS 2-2
MATCHUPS
SP Dick Bosman vs Steve Busby Advantage Kansas City
C Bill Sudakis vs Fran Healy Advantage Kansas City
1B Mike Epstein vs John Mayberry Sr Advantage Kansas City
2B Dave Nelson vs Cookie Rojas Advantage Texas
3B Bill Madlock vs Paul Schaal Advantage Texas
SS Toby Harrah vs Freddie Patek Advantage Texas
LF Rico Carty vs Lou Piniella Advantage Kansas City
CF Elliott Maddox vs Amos Otis Advantage Kansas City
RF Larry Biittner vs Hal McRae Advantage Kansas City
DH Alex Johnson vs Ed Kirkpatrick Advantage Kansas City

In the top of the second, a Nelson single scored one. Madlock then scored on flyball error. Nelson then scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Sudakis.

After three: Texas 3 Kansas City 0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Schaal got a run-scoring single. The Rangers then committed their second error of the inning and the Royals loaded the bases with two out. But Patek grounded to third to end the inning.

After six: Texas 3 Kansas City 1.

Harrah singled in the top of the ninth for the Rangers 10th hit of the game.

The Royals got a base runner in the bottom of the ninth but Healy popped out to short to end the game.

Final score: Texas 3 Kansas City 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dick Bosman 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 6 Cleveland 5 12 innings
Minnesota 5 California 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 8 Chicago 7
Cincinnati 9 Los Angeles 3
Atlanta 3 San Diego 2
Houston 3 San Francisco 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bert Blyleven Minnesota Twins 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, W

2. Richie Hebner Pittsburgh Pirates 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

3. Nolan Ryan California Angels 7.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 8 K
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APRIL 12, 1973
The Rangers try to complete the sweep in Kansas City.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 1-2 at Milwaukee 1-2(2)
Baltimore 2-2 at Detroit 2-1
Cleveland 2-2 at New York 3-2
Oakland 3-1 at Chicago 2-2

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

TEXAS RANGERS 3-2 AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS 2-3
MATCHUPS
SP Pete Broberg vs Dick Drago Advantage Kansas City
C Dick Billings vs Fran Healy Advantage Kansas City
1B Mike Epstein vs John Mayberry Sr Advantage Kansas City
2B Dave Nelson vs Cookie Rojas Advantage Texas
3B Bill Madlock vs Paul Schaal Advantage Texas
SS Toby Harrah vs Freddie Patek Advantage Texas
LF Rico Carty vs Lou Piniella Advantage Kansas City
CF Elliott Maddox vs Amos Otis Advantage Kansas City
RF Larry Biittner vs Hal McRae Advantage Kansas City
DH Alex Johnson vs Ed Kirkpatrick Advantage Kansas City
Overall Advantage Kansas City

In the bottom of the first, Otis scored from third when Mayberry grounded into a fielder's choice.

In the top of the second, Nelson delivered an RBI single to tie the game. The Rangers went on to load the bases with two out. But Maddox lined out to second to retire the side.

In the bottom of the second, Healy had a two RBI double to give the Royals the lead back.

In the bottom of the third, Kirkpatrick brought home two with a double.

After three: Kansas City 5 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the fourth, an infield hit for Otis scored Patek from third.

Piniella led off the bottom of the fifth with a single for the Royals 10th hit of the game. Kirkpatrick then singled to put runners at first and second with nobody out and Broberg was replaced by Don Stanhouse. A walk loaded the based with nobody out. Schaal then brought Piniella home with a sacrifice fly. One out later, and another walk loaded the bases with two out. But Otis flew out to right to end the inning.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Royals loaded the bases with one out. They then scored two on a Rojas double. With runners at second and third and one out, Mike Paul took the mound for the Rangers and promptly walked Schaal to load the bases. He then walked Healy to bring in a run. Patek then grounded into the 4-6-3 to end the inning.

After six: Kansas City 10 Texas 1.

In the top of the seventh, Billings scored from third when Johnson grounded into the 5-4-3. Biittner then singled for the Rangers 10th hit of the game.

In the bottom of the seventh, Piniella knocked one in with a single.

In the top of the eighth, the Rangers had a runner on second and two out and Al Fitzmorris took the mound for the Rangers. Carty greeted him with a run-scoring single.

In the bottom of the eighth, Healy hit a two out double but injured his leg on the play and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Steve Hovley. Patek then lined out to short to make it the only inning of the game the Royals failed to score in.

Final score: Kansas City 11 Texas 3.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Lou Piniella 4 for 5, RBI, 3 R

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 4 Detroit 0
Cleveland 4 New York 1
Oakland 8 Chicago 3
Boston at Milwaukee Game 1 ppd
Boston at Milwaukee Game 2 ppd

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 5 St Louis 4 12 innings
Philadelphia 3 Montreal 1
San Francisco 10 Houston 9
Los Angeles 7 Cincinnati 0
Atlanta 4 San Diego 1
Chicago at Pittsburgh ppd

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Joe Ferguson Los Angeles Dodgers 2 for 3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB

2. Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, W

3. Lee May Houston Astros 4 for 5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R

Jim Palmer of the Orioles and Andy Messersmith of the Dodgers each pitched a complete game shutout.
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APRIL 13, 1973
The Rangers return home for a weekend series against the California Angels that begins on Friday the 13th. The Angels rank dead last in the league in runs scored, batting average and OBP. The league's worst offense faces the league's worst pitching.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 3-2 at Detroit 2-2
Baltimore 3-2 at Milwaukee 1-2
Kansas City 3-3 at Chicago 2-3
Oakland 4-1 at Minnesota 3-2

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

CALIFORNIA ANGELS 1-4 AT TEXAS RANGERS 3-3
MATCHUPS
SP Bill Singer vs Rich Hand Advantage California
C Jeff Torborg vs Bill Sudakis Advantage Texas
1B Jim Spencer vs Mike Epstein Advantage Texas
2B Sandy Alomar Sr vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
3B Bob Oliver vs Bill Madlock Advantage Texas
SS Rudy Meoli vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Vada Pinson vs Rico Carty Advantage California
CF Ken Berry vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Texas
RF Frank Robinson vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Tommy McCraw vs Alex Johnson Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the first, Maddox injured his elbow catching a Pinson fly ball and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Tom Grieve. Oliver gave the Angels the lead with an RBI double. The Angels went on to load the bases with two out but Hand struck out McCraw to retire the side.

Rain began to fall in the top of the second.

In the bottom of the second, the Rangers tied it up, thanks to an RBI single by Sudakis.

In the top of the third, the game was stopped for a 16 minute rain delay.

In the bottom of the third, Epstein gave the Rangers the lead with a solo home run. Harrah with a run-scoring single added to the lead.

After three: Texas 3 California 1.

In the top of the fifth, the Angels loaded the bases with one out. Spencer then beat out the 6-4-3 try to bring home Alomar.

After six: Texas 3 California 2.

In the bottom of the seventh, Grieve knocked in one with a triple. Grieve then scored on a Johnson two-bagger. It was the Rangers 10th hit of the game.

Hand started off the top of the eighth by striking out Robinson for his 10th K of the season. Berry hit a two out single for the Angels 10th hit of the game. Steve Foucault then replaced Hand on the mound for the Rangers. McCraw singled but Berry was thrown out by Grieve as he tried to move from first to third on the play and that retired the side.

The Angels loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the ninth. Pinson struck out and there was one down. Then Oliver went down on strikes and there were two out. Robinson then grounded to third but a bad throw by Madlock allowed a run to score. But Spencer grounded out to short to end the game as Foucault injured his shoulder on the play.

Final score: Texas 5 California 3.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Rich Hand 7.2 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 7 Cleveland 6
Baltimore 5 Milwaukee 1 11 innings
Chicago 13 Kansas City 2
Oakland 11 Minnesota 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 11 Montreal 0
New York 5 Philadelphia 0
St Louis 8 Chicago 3
Atlanta 5 Los Angeles 4
San Diego 4 Houston 3 11 innings
San Francisco 12 Cincinnati 11

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bill Melton Chicago White Sox 2 for 3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

2. Chris Speier 4 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB

3. Richie Zisk Pittsburgh Pirates 3 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB

Pittsburgh's Nelson Briles and Jon Matlak of the Mets each pitched a complete game shutout.
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APRIL 14, 1973
The Rangers host the Angels for the second game of the series. California has now lost three straight. The Rangers placed RP Steve Foucault and CF Elliott Maddox on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to 04/13/1973.

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

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

CALIFORNIA ANGELS 1-5 AT TEXAS RANGERS 4-3
MATCHUPS
SP Rudy May vs Jackie Brown Advantage California
C Jeff Torborg vs Dick Billings Advantage Push
1B Jim Spencer vs Mike Epstein Advantage Texas
2B Sandy Alomar Sr vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
3B Bob Oliver vs Bill Madlock Advantage Texas
SS Bobby Valentine vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Vada Pinson vs Rico Carty Advantage California
CF Ken Berry vs Tom Grieve Advantage California
RF Frank Robinson vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Tommy McCraw vs Alex Johnson Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the first, the Angels loaded the bases with two out. A Berry single scored two.

In the top of the second, a Pinson double scored one.

In the top of the third, Torborg delivered an RBI single.

After three: California 4 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, after a two out single by Robinson, Brown was replaced on the mound by Don Durham. Durham got the final as the Angels failed to score in an inning for the first time in the game.

In the bottom of the sixth, Madlock hit a solo home run.

After six: California 4 Texas 1.

In the top of the seventh, Berry picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Valentine added an RBI single for the Angels 10th hit of the game. A Torborg walk loaded the bases with one out. Alomar then brought in a run with a sacrifice fly.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Rangers loaded the bases with nobody out. Nelson lined out to first and there was one down. Harrah then hit a grand slam.

Mike Paul took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the eighth.

In the top of the ninth, the Angels loaded the bases with one out. Paul then walked Alomar on four pitches to bring in a run. Pinson then struck out and there were two down. Oliver then grounded to second to retire the side.

Final score: California 8 Texas 5.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Toby Harrah 2 for 4, HR, 4 RBI, R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 4 Cleveland 2
New York 1 Boston 0
Milwaukee 6 Baltimore 5
Chicago 11 Kansas City 7
Oakland at Minnesota ppd

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

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Amos Otis Kansas City Royals 2 for 2, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 3 BB

2. Fritz Peterson New York Yankees 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, W

3. Steve Rogers Montreal Expos 9.0 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, W
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APRIL 15, 1973
The rubber game between the Rangers and Angels.

Mets RP Ray Sadecki has a torn UCL and will miss the next 12 months.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 5-1 at Minnesota 3-3(2)
Cleveland 3-4 at Detroit 4-2
Baltimore 4-3 at Milwaukee 2-3(2)
Boston 1-3 at New York 4-3
Kansas City 3-5 at Chicago 4-3

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

CALIFORNIA ANGELS 2-5 AT TEXAS RANGERS 4-4
MATCHUPS
SP Frank Tanana vs David Clyde Advantage California
C Jeff Torborg vs Dick Billings Advantage Push
1B Jim Spencer vs Mike Epstein Advantage Texas
2B Sandy Alomar Sr vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
3B Bob Oliver vs Bill Madlock Advantage Texas
SS Rudy Meoli vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Vada Pinson vs Rico Carty Advantage California
CF Ken Berry vs Joe Lovitto Advantage California
RF Frank Robinson vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
DH Tommy McCraw vs Alex Johnson Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Texas

In the top of the third, a Robinson sacrifice fly put the Angels on the board. Carty injured himself making the catch and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Larry Biittner.

After three: California 1 Texas 0.

In the top of the sixth, Torborg hit a two run homer.

After six: California 3 Texas 0.

In the top of the seventh, Oliver singled for the Angels 10th hit of the game. A walk loaded the bases with nobody out and Jim Merritt took the mound for the Rangers. Spencer popped into the infield fly rule for the first out. But then it was Berry with a two-run single.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Rangers loaded the bases with nobody out. Madlock flew out to right without bringing home a run. One away. Epstein grounded to second to bring home a run. Johnson then grounded to short to end the game.

Final score: California 5 Texas 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Frank Tanana 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

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

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 3 Philadelphia 2 10 innings
Pittsburgh 3 Montreal 2 13 innings
Houston 4 San Diego 2 12 innings Game 1
Houston 3 San Diego 1 Game 2
Chicago 9 St Louis 7
Cincinnati 8 San Francisco 4 Game 1
Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 2 10 innings Game 2
Atlanta 16 Los Angeles 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bobby Darwin Minnesota Twins 5 for 9, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 7 7 RBI, 2 R, BB

2. Joe L Morgan Cincinnati Reds 4 for 8, HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 3 BB

3. Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves 2 for 4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

Detroit's Woodie Fryman pitched a complete game shutout.
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APRIL 16, 1973
The Rangers had the day off.

AL Player of the Week: 3B Sal Bando Oakland Athletics

NL Player of the Week: C Joe Ferguson Los Angeles Dodgers

Houston 2B Tommy Helms has a broken knee cap and will miss the next 5 months.

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

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

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

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Chicago 6-2
New York 6-2
St Louis 4-4
Pittsburgh 4-4
Montreal 2-6
Philadelphia 2-6

WEST
Houston 7-3
Atlanta 6-3
Cincinnati 6-5
Los Angeles 5-5
San Francisco 5-6
San Diego 2-9

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
Batting AVG Toby Harrah .433
Home Runs Mike Epstein and Bill Madlock 2
Runs Batted In Toby Harrah 8
Earned Run Average Dick Bosman 3.21
Wins Four tied at 1
Strikeouts Rich Hand 10

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 35 7th
Batting AVG .275 3rd
On-Base PCT .341 5th
Home Runs 5 t-6th
Stolen Bases 9 3rd
Runs against 59 12th
Starters ERA 6.35 12th
Bullpen ERA 5.54 8th
Defensive Eff. .602 12th

TEXAS RANGERS CURRENT INJURIES
LF Rico Carty Diagnosis pending

RP Steve Foucault DtD, 1-2 weeks; DL, 13 Days left.

CF Elliott Maddox Out, 5 weeks; DL, 13 Days left.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 5-2 at Boston 1-4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston 7-3 at Los Angeles 5-5
Cincinnati 6-5 at San Diego 2-9

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 4 Detroit 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston 5 Los Angeles 3
San Diego 6 Cincinnati 3

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Cliff Johnson Houston Astros 2 for 3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB

2. Clay Kirby San Diego Padres 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, W

3. Nate Colbert San Diego Padres 2 for 3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB
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APRIL 17, 1973
The Rangers are in Chicago for two games against the White Sox. Texas has lost 3 of their last 4. The White Sox have won three straight. Chicago leads the league in runs scored, batting average, OBP and home runs. The White Sox have the worst bullpen ERA in the AL. Only two teams in the league have allowed more runs than Chicago. One of them being Texas. The White Sox lead the season series 2-1. The Rangers placed LF Rico Carty on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to 04/15/1973.

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

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

TEXAS RANGERS 4-5 AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5-3
MATCHUPS
SP Dick Bosman vs Wilbur Wood Advantage Chicago
C Bill Sudakis vs Ed Herrmann Advantage Chicago
1B Mike Epstein vs Dick Allen Advantage Chicago
2B Dave Nelson vs Jorge Orta Advantage Chicago
3B Bill Madlock vs Bill Melton Advantage Texas
SS Toby Harrah vs Eddie Leon Advantage Texas
LF Alex Johnson vs Carlos May Advantage Chicago
CF Vic Harris vs Ken Henderson Advantage Chicago
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Pat H Kelly Advantage Texas
DH Larry Biittner vs Rich Reichardt Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Push

Nothing of note happened in the first three innings.

After three: Texas 0 Chicago 0.

In the bottom of the fifth, Bosman struck out Reichardt for his 10th K of the season.

After six: Texas 0 Chicago 0.

Burroughs led off the top of the seventh with a home run to break the scoreless tie. Biittner added an RBI single.

The Rangers scored again in the top of the eighth on an RBI single by Epstein.

Final score: Texas 3 Chicago 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dick Bosman 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 8 Detroit 3
Cleveland 7 Milwaukee 4
California 2 Minnesota 0
Baltimore 7 New York 1
Oakland 5 Kansas City 4 11 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 4 Montreal 0
New York 9 Chicago 5
Atlanta 6 San Francisco 1 Game 1
Atlanta at San Francisco Game 2 ppd
Pittsburgh 3 St Louis 2
Houston 5 Los Angeles 4 12 innings
Cincinnati 9 San Diego 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Oscar Gamble Cleveland Indians 4 for 5, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

2. Dick Bosman Texas Rangers 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, W

3. Don Gullett Cincinnati Reds 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, W

Oakland RF Reggie Jackson was diagnosed with wrist soreness and is expected to be listed as day-to-day for the next two weeks.

Steve Carlton of the Phillies pitched a complete game shutout.

Kansas City RF Steve Hovley suffered an undisclosed injury going through his normal training routine but is not expected to miss any time.
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APRIL 18, 1973
The short series in Chicago ends. Yesterday, Dick Bosman pitched a complete game shutout against the best offense in the American League.

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

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

TEXAS RANGERS 5-5 AT CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5-4
The game was canceled due to bad weather.

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 10 Boston 4
Milwaukee 5 Cleveland 2
California 12 Minnesota 3
Baltimore 7 New York 4
Oakland 7 Kansas City 6

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

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Gary Matthews Sr San Francisco Giants 5 for 10, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

2. Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves 3 for 8, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB

3. Amos Otis Kansas City Royals 4 for 5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Jon Matlack of the Mets and Houston's Jerry Reuss each pitched a complete game shutout.
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APRIL 19, 1973
The Rangers had the day off.

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

WEST
Oakland 8-2
Chicago 5-4
California 5-5
Texas 5-5
Minnesota 4-6
Kansas City 3-8

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
New York 8-2
Chicago 6-4
St Louis 5-5
Pittsburgh 5-5
Philadelphia 4-6
Montreal 2-8

WEST
Houston 10-3
Atlanta 8-4
Cincinnati 8-6
San Francisco 6-8
Los Angeles 5-8
San Diego 3-11

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
Batting AVG Toby Harrah .412
Home Runs Mike Epstein and Bill Madlok 2
Runs Batted In Toby Harrah 8
Earned Run Average Dick Bosman 1.96
Wins Dick Bosman 2
Strikeouts Dick Bosman 13

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 38 t-8th
Batting AVG .273 3rd
On-Base PCT .338 7th
Home Runs 6 t-8th
Stolen Bases 9 t-3rd
Runs against 59 12th
Starters ERA 5.40 11th
Bullpen ERA 5.54 9th
Defensive Eff. .615 12th

TEXAS RANGERS CURRENT INJURIES
LF Rico Carty Out, 3 weeks; DL, 12 Days left.

RP Steve Foucault DtD, one week; DL, 10 Days left.

CF Elliott Maddox Out, 4-5 weeks; DL, 10 Days left.

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

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 6-4 at New York 8-2(2)
Philadelphia 4-6 at Montreal 2-8
Pittsburgh 5-5 at St Louis 5-5
San Francisco 6-8 at Los Angeles 5-8

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 6 Detroit 5 10 innings
Cleveland 4 Milwaukee 3
New York 6 Baltimore 4 14 innings
Kansas City 3 Oakland 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 7 New York 3 Game 1
Chicago 5 New York 0 Game 2
Montreal 5 Philadelphia 0
Pittsburgh 5 St Louis 4
Los Angeles 4 San Francisco 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Jose Cardenal Chicago Cubs 5 for 9, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, BB

2. Al Downing Los Angeles Dodgers 8.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, W

3. Paul Splittorff Kansas City Royals 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, W

Montreal's Steve Rogers pitched a complete game shutout.
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