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Old 02-27-2019, 03:40 AM   #141
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AUGUST 11, 1972
The Rangers returned to action with a 10-game home stand. First up was a 4-game weekend series against the best team in baseball, the Kansas City Royals, beginning with a Friday double header. The Royals have lost four straight. The Royals lead the season series 9-1

Chicago Cubs SP Joe Decker has a torn labrum in his shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 59-52 at Baltimore 72-44
Milwaukee 49-65 at New York 60-57
Cleveland 58-57 at Detroit 54-58
Minnesota 53-60 at California 45-68
Chicago 56-59 at Oakland 65-50

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 65-47 at Chicago 62-52
Montreal 53-60 at Philadelphia 56-54
Cincinnati 52-60 at Atlanta 45-74
St Louis 62-50 at Pittsburgh 62-51
San Francisco 58-58 at Houston 53-63
Los Angeles 68-45 at San Diego 47-69

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (71-42) AT TEXAS RANGERS (42-72) GAME ONE
MATCHUPS
SP Mike Hedlund vs Bill Gogolewski Advantage Push
C Ed Kirkpatrick vs Dick Billings Advantage Kansas City
1B John Mayberry Sr vs Don Mincher Advantage Kansas City
2B Cookie Rojas vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Kansas City
3B Paul Schaal vs Dave Nelson Advantage Kansas City
SS Freddie Patek vs Toby Harrah Advantage Kansas City
LF Lou Piniella vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Amos Otis vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Kansas City
RF Richie Scheinblum vs Jim Wynn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

In the top of the first, Piniella hit an RBI single.

In the top of the second, Hedlund helped his cause with a run-scoring single. The Royals loaded the bases with one out afterGogolewski hit Patek with a pitch. But Otis grounded into the 5-4-3 to retire the side.

In the bottom of the third, Wynn put the Rangers on the board withan RBI single. Burroughs then tied the game with one of his own.

After three: Kansas City 2 Texas 2.

Nothing of note happened in the middle innings.

After six: Kansas City 2 Texas 2.

Horacio Pina came in to pitch for the Rangers in the top of the eighth.

Tom Burgmeier came in to pitch for the Royals in the bottom of the eighth. With runners at first and second and one out, Ted W Abernathy replaced Burgmeier and walked Mincher to load the bases. Billings was hit by a pitch to force in the go-ahead run. Harrah went down on strikes for the second out. Kubiak then grounded to second to end the inning.

Schaal led off the top of the ninth with a home run to tie the game.

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

After nine: Kansas City 3 Texas 3.

Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the tenth. Mayberry scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball. The Royals got the lead without getting a hit in the inning.

Monty Montgomery took the mound for the Royals in the bottom of the tenth. Wynn scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly by Mincher. With the winning run at first, Billings grounded into the inning-ending 6-4-3.

In the bottom of the eleventh, Vic Harris scored from first on a Maddox double to end the game.

The Royals had 11 hits in the loss.

Final score: Texas 5 Kansas City 4 11 innings.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Bill Gogolewski 7.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (71-43) AT TEXAS RANGERS (43-72) GAME TWO
MATCHUPS
SP Bruce Dal Canton vs Rich Hand Advantage Kansas City
C Carl Taylor vs Hal King Advantage Push
1B John Mayberry Sr vs Don Mincher Advantage Kansas City
2B Cookie Rojas vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Kansas City
3B Paul Schaal vs Dave Nelson Advantage Kansas City
SS Freddie Patek vs Toby Harrah Advantage Kansas City
LF Lou Piniella vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Amos Otis vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Kansas City
RF Richie Scheinblum vs Jim Wynn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

Dal Canton injured his shoulder with two out in the bottom of the first and had to leave the game. Jim Rooker replaced him on the mound.

In the top of the third, a sacrifice fly by Patek put the Royals on the board first.

In the bottom of the third, Wynn hit a three run homer.

After three: Texas 3 Kansas City 1.

In the bottom of the fifth, with runners at first and second and one out, Al Fitzmorris took the mound for the Royals and he got out of the inning.

After six: Texas 3 Kansas City 1.

In the bottom of the eighth, Tom Burgmeier took the mound for the Royals.

In the top of the ninth, with runners at first and second and one out, Jim Shellenback took the mound for the Rangers. The Royals loaded the bases with two out. Nelson misplayed a Taylor grounder and Piniella scored to make it a one-run game. Pinch hitter Steve Hovley struck out to end the game.

Final score: Texas 3 Kansas City 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Rich Hand 8.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 3 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 5 Boston 1
New York 10 Milwaukee 3
Cleveland 4 Detroit 1
Minnesota 5 California 2
Oakland 2 Chicago 1 10 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 7 Chicago 1
Montreal 3 Philadelphia 0
Cincinnati 5 Atlanta 1
Pittsburgh 6 St Louis 5
Houston 8 San Francisco 3
Los Angeles 2 San Diego 1 10 innings

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ernie McAnally Montreal Expos 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, W

2. Jim Wynn Texas Rangers 2 for 5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 4 BB

3. Dave McNally Baltimore Orioles 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, W



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Old 02-27-2019, 05:30 AM   #142
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AUGUST 12, 1972
Tonight in Texas, the Rangers try to extend their four game winning streak while the Kansas City Royals will try to end their six game losing streak in the third game of this four-game series.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 59-57 at Detroit 54-59
Milwaukee 49-66 at New York 61-57
Chicago 56-60 at Oakland 66-50
Boston 59-53 at Baltimore 73-44
Minnesota 54-60 at California 45-69

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 54-60 at Philadelphia 56-55
St Louis 62-51 at Pittsburgh 63-51
New York 66-47 at Chicago 62-53
Cincinnati 53-60 at Atlanta 45-75
San Francisco 58-59 at Houston 54-63
Los Angeles 69-45 at San Diego 47-70

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (71-44) AT TEXAS RANGERS (44-72)
MATCHUPS
SP Paul Splittorff vs Don Stanhouse Advantage Kansas City
C Ed Kirkpatrick vs Dick Billings Advantage Kansas City
1B John Mayberry Sr vs Don Mincher Advantage Kansas City
2B Cookie Rojas vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Kansas City
3B Paul Schaal vs Dave Nelson Advantage Kansas City
SS Freddie Patek vs Toby Harrah Advantage Kansas City
LF Lou Piniella vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Amos Otis vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Kansas City
RF Richie Scheinblum vs Jim Wynn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

In the bottom of the first, a Wynn sacrifice fly put the Rangers on the board.

In the bottom of the second, the Rangers loaded the bases with two out. Nelson grounded to third to end the inning.

Stanhouse had a no-hitter through three.

After three: Texas 1 Kansas City 0.

Mayberry led off the top of the fourth with a single to break up the no-hitter. Rojas tied the game with an RBI single. Schaal walked to load the bases with one out. Kirkpatrick went down swinging for the second out. Splittorff struck out to retire the side.

In the bottom of the fourth, Kubiak hit a two-run homer to give the Rangers the lead back.

In the top of the sixth, the Royals loaded the bases with two out. Splittorff drew a walk to bring home a run. Patek hit a two-run single to give the Royals the lead.

With a runner on first and two out in the bottom of the sixth, Ted W Abernathy took the mound for the Royals and got Nelson to fly out to end the inning.

After six: Kansas City 4 Texas 3.

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

In the bottom of the seventh, the Rangers loaded the bases with one out. Tom Burgmeier took the mound for the Royals. Billings popped up for the second out. Pinch hitter Frank Howard flew out to center to end the inning.

In the top of the eighth, Patek hit an RBI single.

Jim Rooker took the mound for the Royals in the bottom of the eighth.

Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the ninth.

Rooker struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth.

The Royals got 11 hits in the win.

Final score: Kansas City 5 Texas 3.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Freddie Patek 3 for 4, 3 RBI, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 4 Detroit 1
Milwaukee 7 New York 0
Oakland 2 Chicago 0
Baltimore 5 Boston 1
Minnesota 5 California 4 10 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 8 Montreal 6
Pittsburgh 6 St Louis 5
Chicago 12 New York 3
Atlanta 5 Cincinnati 3
Houston 3 San Francisco 1
San Diego 2 Los Angeles 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Blue Moon Odom Oakland Athletics 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, W

2. Skip Lockwood Milwaukee Brewers 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, W

3. Dick Tidrow Cleveland Indians 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, W

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AUGUST 13, 1972
Today is the final game in the series in Texas between the Rangers and the Kansas City Royals.

New York Mets RP Jim McAndrew will miss the rest of the season due to a torn flexor tendon in his elbow.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 60-57 at Detroit 54-60 (2)
Milwaukee 50-66 at New York 61-58
Boston 59-54 at Baltimore 74-44
Minnesota 55-60 at California 45-70
Chicago 56-61 at Oakland 67-50

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 54-61 at Philadelphia 57-55 (2)
St Louis 62-52 at Pittsburgh 64-51 (2)
Cincinnati 53-61 at Atlanta 46-75
San Francisco 58-60 at Houston 55-63
New York 66-48 at Chicago 63-53
Los Angeles 69-46 at San Diego 48-70

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (72-44) AT TEXAS RANGERS (44-73)
MATCHUPS
SP Roger Nelson vs Mike Paul Advantage Kansas City
C Ed Kirkpatrick vs Dick Billings Advantage Kansas City
1B John Mayberry Sr vs Don Mincher Advantage Kansas City
2B Cookie Rojas vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Kansas City
3B Bob Oliver vs Dave Nelson Advantage Kansas City
SS Freddie Patek vs Toby Harrah Advantage Kansas City
LF Lou Piniella vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Texas
CF Amos Otis vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Kansas City
RF Richie Scheinblum vs Jim Wynn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Kansas City

In the top of the first, a sacrifice fly from Piniella gave the Royals their first run before they even had their first hit. Mayberry brought a run in with a single and Burroughs injured his foot on the play and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Frank Howard.

In the top of the second, the Royals loaded the bases with two out. Piniella then broughtall threehome with a double.

In the top of the third, Rojas added an RBI single. Kirkpatrick beat out the 4-6-3 to bring in another run.

Rain began to fall in the bottom of the third.

After three: Kansas City 7 Texas 0.

Jim Shellenback took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the fourth. Piniella hit a solo home run. With one out, Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers.

The rain stopped in the bottom of the fourth.

In the top of the fifth, Patek hitan RBI single.

In the top of the sixth, Scheinblum smacked an RBI double. Rojas followed with an RBI single.

In the bottom of the sixth, Mincher hit a three run homer.

After six: Kansas City 11 Texas 3.

Leading off the top of the seventh, Paul Schaal pinch hit and drilled a home run. Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers.

In the bottom of the seventh, Al Fitzmorris took the mound for the Royals.

In the bottom of the eighth, Howard got a run-scoring double. Billings added an RBI single.

The Royals got 13 hits in the win.

Final score: Kansas City 12 Texas 5.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Lou Piniella 2 for 4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, R

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 4 Detroit 3 Game 1
Detroit 6 Cleveland 3 Game 2
Milwaukee 11 New York 5
Baltimore 9 Boston 3
Minnesota 2 California 0
Chicago 5 Oakland 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 10 Philadelphia 4 Game 1
Philadelphia 7 Montreal 1 Game 2
Pittsburgh 4 St Louis 1 Game 1
St Louis 3 Pittsburgh 1 Game 2
Cincinnati 8 Atlanta 2
Houston 3 San Francisco 2 13 innings
New York 6 Chicago 4
Los Angeles 9 San Diego 3

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bert Blyleven Minnesota Twins 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W

2. Joe Lahoud Milwaukee Brewers 3 for 5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

3. Rico Petrocelli Boston Red Sox 3 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R



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AUGUST 14, 1972
The Rangers had the day off.

The Rangers placed LF Jeff Burroughs on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 13.

AL Player of the Week: 3B Rico Petrocelli Boston Red Sox

NL Player of the Week: 2B Tommy Helms Houston Astros

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

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 75-44
Boston 59-55
Cleveland 61-58
New York 61-59
Detroit 55-61
Milwaukee 51-66

WEST
Kansas City 73-44
Oakland 67-51
Chicago 57-61
Minnesota 56-60
California 45-71
Texas 44-74

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
New York 67-48
Pittsburgh 65-52
St Louis 63-53
Chicago 63-54
Philadelphia 58-56
Montreal 55-62

WEST
Los Angeles 70-46
San Francisco 58-61
Houston 56-63
Cincinnati 54-61
San Diego 48-71
Atlanta 46-76

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
BATTING AVERAGE
Jeff Burroughs .313
Don Mincher .267
Elliott Maddox .255

HOME RUNS
Jeff Burroughs 18
Don Mincher 14
Three tied with 5

RBI
Jeff Burroughs 79
Don Mincher 45
Frank Howard 38

ERA
Bill Gogolewski 2.66
Rich Hand 3.37
Dick Bosman 3.46

WINS
Bill Gogolewski 9
Dick Bosman 8
Two tied at 5

STRIKEOUTS
Dick Bosman 99
Rich Hand 81
Bill Gogolewski 77

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 392 11th
Batting Average .229 11th
OBP .312 8th
Home Runs 60 12th
Stolen Bases 61 6th
Runs Against 534 12th
Starters ERA 3.83 11th
Bullpen ERA 4.47 11th
Defensive efficiency .701 10th

TEXAS RANGERS CURRENT INJURIES
SP Pete Broberg Out, 5-6 weeks; 60-Day DL, 0 Days left.

LF Jeff Burroughs Out, 2 weeks; DL, 15 days left.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 67-51 at Baltimore 75-44
New York 61-59 at Kansas City 73-44

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 54-61 at Atlanta 46-76
San Francisco 58-61 at Houston 56-63

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 6 Baltimore 2
Kansas City 12 New York 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 7 Atlanta 0
San Francisco 9 Houston 5

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Dick Drago Kansas City Royals 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W

2. Freddie Patek Kansas City Royals 3 for 5, 5 RBI, R

3. Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics 9.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, W



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AUGUST 15, 1972
The Rangers resumed their home stand with a three game series against the Boston Red Sox. The Rangers are 2-2 so far on this home stand. The Red Sox have lost three straight to begin a 12-game road trip. Only one team in the league has a better team OBP than the Red Sox. The Red Sox lead the season series 4-2.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
California 45-71 at Cleveland 61-58
Minnesota 56-60 at Detroit 55-61
Milwaukee 51-66 at Chicago 57-61
New York 61-60 at Kansas City 74-44

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston 56-64 at Montreal 55-62
Cincinnati 55-61 at Philadelphia 58-56
Atlanta 46-77 at New York 67-48
Pittsburgh 65-52 at Los Angeles 70-46
St Louis 63-53 at San Diego 48-71
Chicago 63-54 at San Francisco 59-61

BOSTON RED SOX (59-55) AT TEXAS RANGERS (44-74)
MATCHUPS
SP Sonny Siebert vs Dick Bosman Advantage Push
C Carlton Fisk vs Dick Billings Advantage Boston
1B Danny Cater vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Doug Griffin vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Push
3B Rico Petrocelli vs Dave Nelson Advantage Boston
SS Luis Aparicio vs Toby Harrah Advantage Push
LF Carl Yastrzemski vs Frank Howard Advantage Boston
CF Rick Miller vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Push
RF Reggie Smith vs Jim Wynn Advantage Boston
Overall Advantage Boston

Bosman had a no-hitter through three.

In the bottom of the third, Nelson stroked an RBI single.

After three: Texas 1 Boston 0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Wynn scored on a Mincher groundout to second.

With one out in the top of the fifth, Siebert singled to break up the no-hitter.

After six: Texas 2 Boston 0.

In the bottom of the eighth, Nelson got an RBI single.

In the top of the ninth, the Red Sox loaded the bases with two out. Cater struck out swinging to give Bosman the complete game shutout.

Final score: Texas 3 Boston 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dick Bosman 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 5 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
California 2 Cleveland 1
Detroit 4 Minnesota 3
Chicago 2 Milwaukee 0
New York 6 Kansas City 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 1 Houston 0
Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 2 11 innings
Atlanta 5 New York 3
Pittsburgh 5 Los Angeles 1
St Louis 3 San Diego 1
San Francisco 5 Chicago 0

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Ralph Garr Atlanta Braves 3 for 4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

2. Bill Stoneman Montreal Expos 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, W

3. Steve Stone San Francisco Giants 8.2 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, W



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AUGUST 16, 1972
Tonight is the second game in the series in Texas between the Rangers and the Boston Red Sox. The Rangers have won five of their last seven. The Red Sox have lost four straight.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
California 46-71 at Cleveland 61-59
Milwaukee 51-67 at Chicago 58-61
Oakland 68-51 at Baltimore 75-45
Minnesota 56-61 at Detroit 56-61
New York 62-60 at Kansas City 74-45

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 63-55 at San Francisco 60-61
Atlanta 47-77 at New York 67-49
Cincinnati 55-62 at Philadelphia 59-56
Houston 56-65 at Montreal 56-62
Pittsburgh 66-52 at Los Angeles 70-47
St Louis 64-53 at San Diego 48-72

BOSTON RED SOX (59-56) AT TEXAS RANGERS (45-74)
MATCHUPS
SP John Curtis vs Bill Gogolewski Advantage Boston
C Carlton Fisk vs Dick Billings Advantage Boston
1B Danny Cater vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Doug Griffin vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Push
3B Rico Petrocelli vs Dave Nelson Advantage Boston
SS Luis Aparicio vs Toby Harrah Advantage Push
LF Carl Yastrzemski vs Ted Ford Advantage Boston
CF Rick Miller vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Push
RF Reggie Smith vs Jim Wynn Advantage Boston
Overall Advantage Boston

In the bottom of the first, Nelson put the Rangers on the board with an RBI double.

After three: Texas 1 Boston 0.

In the top of the sixth, Petrocelli tied the game with an RBI double. Griffin then gave them the lead with a run-scoring single. Aparicio followed with his own RBI single.

After six: Boston 3 Texas 1.

In tbe top of the seventh, with a runner on first and two out, Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers. Fisk greeted him with a two-run homer on his very first pitch. Griffin added an RBI double.

In the top of the eighth, Cater scored when Cox was called for a balk.

Jim Shellenback took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the ninth.

The Red Sox out hit the Rangers 15-5 in the contest.

Final score: Boston 7 Texas 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
John Curtis 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
California 7 Cleveland 2
Chicago 4 Milwaukee 1
Baltimore 8 Oakland 4
Minnesota 7 Detroit 0
Kansas City 6 New York 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Francisco 2 Chicago 1
New York 1 Atlanta 0
Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 1 15 innings
Houston 14 Montreal 3
Pittsburgh 5 Los Angeles 1
St Louis 5 San Diego 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Jim Kaat 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, W

2. Jerry Koosman New York Mets 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, W

3. Lee May Houston Astros 3 for 6, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R



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AUGUST 17, 1972
Tonight is the rubber match in the series in Texas between the Rangers and the Boston Red Sox.

The Rangers placed SP Mike Paul on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 16.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
California 47-71 at Cleveland 61-60
Minnesota 57-61 at Detroit 56-62

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta 47-78 at New York 68-49
Chicago 63-56 at San Francisco 61-61
Cincinnati 55-63 at Philadelphia 60-56
Houston 57-65 at Montreal 56-63
Pittsburgh 67-52 at Los Angeles 70-48
St Louis 65-53 at San Diego 48-73

BOSTON RED SOX (60-56) AT TEXAS RANGERS (45-75)
MATCHUPS
SP Marty Pattin vs Rich Hand Advantage Boston
C Carlton Fisk vs Hal King Advantage Boston
1B Danny Cater vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Doug Griffin vs Ted Kubiak Advantage Push
3B Rico Petrocelli vs Dave Nelson Advantage Boston
SS Luis Aparicio vs Toby Harrah Advantage Push
LF Carl Yastrzemski vs Larry Biittner Advantage Boston
CF Rick Miller vs Elliott Maddox Advantage Push
RF Reggie Smith vs Jim Wynn Advantage Boston
Overall Advantage Boston

In the top of the first, Smith collected an RBI single.

In the top of the second, Cater came through with a two-out RBI single.

After three: Boston 2 Texas 0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Wynn put the Rangers on the board with an RBI single. The Rangers went on to load the baseswith nobody out. Biittner tied the game with an RBI single. Kubiak went down on strikes for the first out. King flew to leftfor the second out. Hand popped outto third to end the inning.

In the top of the fifth, Griffin gave the Red Sox the lead back with an RBI single. Aparicio followed with his own RBI single.

After six: Boston 4 Texas 2.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the eighth. Aparicio scored when Nelson was unable to field a Miller grounder. Yastrzemski followed with a single to load the baseswith one out. Smith grounded into the 4-2 for the second out. Fisk grounded to short to retire the side.

Bobby Bolin took the mound for the Red Sox in the bottom of the eighth.

The Red Sox out hit the Rangers 13-3 in the contest.

Final score: Boston 5 Texas 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Luis Aparicio 4 for 5, 2B, RBI, 2 R

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 2 California 0
Detroit 6 Minnesota 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta 8 New York 5 17 innings
Chicago 6 San Francisco 0
Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 5
Montreal 9 Houston 3
Los Angeles 3 Pittsburgh 2
St Louis 7 San Diego 4

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, W

2. Dick Tidrow Cleveland Indians 8.1 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, W

3. Bob Bailey 2 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB

Chicago Cubs 3B Ron Santo got his 2,000th career hit.

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AUGUST 18, 1972
The Rangers will end this home stand with a three game series against the New York Yankees. The Rangers are 3-4 so far on this home stand. The Yankees have lost four of their last five. The Rangers lead the season series 5-1.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
California 47-72 at Detroit 57-62 (2)
Minnesota 57-62 at Baltimore 76-45
Oakland 68-52 at Cleveland 62-60
Boston 61-56 at Chicago 59-61
Milwaukee 51-68 at Kansas City 75-45

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta 48-78 at Montreal 57-63
Cincinnati 56-63 at New York 68-50
Houston 57-66 at Philadelphia 60-57
Chicago 64-56 at Los Angeles 71-48
Pittsburgh 67-53 at San Diego 48-74
St Louis 66-53 at San Francisco 61-62

NEW YORK YANKEES (62-61) AT TEXAS RANGERS (45-76)
MATCHUPS
SP Mel Stottlemyre Sr vs Don Stanhouse Advantage New York
C Thurman Munson vs Dick Billings Advantage New York
1B Felipe Alou vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Horace Clarke vs Ted Kubiak Advantage New York
3B Tommy Harper vs Dave Nelson Advantage New York
SS Gene Michael vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Roy White vs Frank Howard Advantage New York
CF Bobby Murcer vs Elliott Maddox Advantage New York
RF Ron Blomberg vs Jim Wynn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage New York

In the top of the first, Munson put the Yankees on the board with an RBI single. A walk loaded the bases with two out. Alou grounded to second to retire the side.

In the bottom of the second, Harrah tied the game with an RBI single.

After three: New York 1 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the fifth, Maddox put the Rangers in the lead with an RBI double.

Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the sixth.

After six: Texas 2 New York 1.

In the top of the seventh, Blomberg tied the game witha two out RBI single.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the eighth.

With a runner on first and two out in the bottom of the eighth, Sparky Lyle took the mound for the Yankees.

Lyle retired four in a row to end regulation.

After nine: New York 2 Texas 2.

Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the tenth.

In the bottom of the tenth, the Rangers loaded the bases with one out. Wynn grounded into the 4-2 for the second out. Howard delivered the walk off RBI single.

Final score: Texas 3 New York 2 10 innings.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Mel Stottlemyre Sr 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 3 California 0 Game 1
California 3 Detroit 0 Game 2
Minnesota 5 Baltimore 3
Cleveland 2 Oakland 1
Chicago 6 Boston 5
Kansas City 4 Milwaukee 3 11 innings

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

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Earl C Williams 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

2. Gaylord Perry Detroit Tigers 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, W

3. Bill Melton Chicago White Sox 2 for 3, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

Rickey Clark of the California Angels and Jim Barr of the San Francisco Giants each pitched a complete game shutout.

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AUGUST 19, 1972
Tonight is the second game in the series in Texas between the Rangers and the New York Yankees. The Yankees have lost five of their last six.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 68-53 at Cleveland 63-60
California 48-73 at Detroit 58-63
Boston 61-57 at Chicago 60-61
Minnesota 58-62 at Baltimore 76-46
Milwaukee 51-69 at Kansas City 76-45

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 56-64 at New York 69-50
St Louis 66-54 at San Francisco 62-62
Atlanta 49-78 at Montreal 57-64
Houston 57-67 at Philadelphia 61-57
Chicago 64-57 at Los Angeles 72-48

NEW YORK YANKEES (62-62) AT TEXAS RANGERS (46-76)
MATCHUPS
SP Doc Medich vs Jim Shellenback Advantage New York
C Thurman Munson vs Dick Billings Advantage New York
1B Felipe Alou vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Horace Clarke vs Ted Kubiak Advantage New York
3B Tommy Harper vs Dave Nelson Advantage New York
SS Gene Michael vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Roy White vs Frank Howard Advantage New York
CF Bobby Murcer vs Elliott Maddox Advantage New York
RF Ron Blomberg vs Jim Wynn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage New York

Nothing of note happened in the first three innings.

After three: New York 0 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, the Yankees loaded the bases with one out. Medich went down on strikes for the second out. Harper flew out to center to retire the side.

In the bottom of the fourth, Wynn put the Rangers on the board with a solo home run. Billings added a sacrifice fly for an RBI.

In the top of the fifth, with runners at first and second and two out, Casey Cox took the mound and got Clarke to ground out to retire the side.

In the bottom of the fifth, Nelson increased the Rangers lead with an RBI single.

After six: Texas 3 New York 0.

After a leadoff single in the top of the seventh, Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers.

In the bottom of the seventh, Nelson delivered a three run homer with two out to blow the game open. Fred Beene immediately replaced Medich.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the eighth. Michael put the Yankees on the board with an RBI double.

Lindy McDaniel took the mound for the Yankees in the bottom of the eighth.

Gerry Janeski made his Texas Rangers debut, taking the mound in the top of the ninth. Blomberg got an RBI single. With runners at first and second and one out, Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers and needed just one pitch to get Clarke to ground into the game-ending 3-6-3.

The Yankees lost despite racking up 14 hits.

Final score: Texas 6 New York 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Dave Nelson 2 for 4, HR, 4 RBI, R

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

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 5 New York 1
St Louis 4 San Francisco 2
Atlanta 2 Montreal 0
Houston 6 Philadelphia 5
Chicago 8 Los Angeles 5

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, W

2. Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics 9.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, W

3. Mickey Lolich Detroit Tigers 8.2 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, W



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AUGUST 20, 1972
The Rangers will try to complete the three game sweep of the Yankees in Texas today. The Yankees are the only team the Rangers have completed a three game sweep against this season.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 62-57 at Chicago 60-62 (2)
Oakland 69-53 at Cleveland 63-61
California 48-74 at Detroit 59-63
Minnesota 58-63 at Baltimore 77-46
Milwaukee 52-69 at Kansas City 76-46

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta 50-78 at Montreal 57-65
Cincinnati 57-64 at New York 69-51
Houston 58-67 at Philadelphia 61-58
Chicago 65-57 at Los Angeles 72-49
Pittsburgh 68-53 at San Diego 48-75
St Louis 67-54 at San Francisco 62-63

NEW YORK YANKEES (62-63) AT TEXAS RANGERS (47-76)
MATCHUPS
SP Fritz Peterson vs vs Dick Bosman Advantage Push
C Thurman Munson vs Dick Billings Advantage New York
1B Felipe Alou vs Don Mincher Advantage Texas
2B Horace Clarke vs Ted Kubiak Advantage New York
3B Tommy Harper vs Dave Nelson Advantage New York
SS Gene Michael vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Roy White vs Frank Howard Advantage New York
CF Bobby Murcer vs Elliott Maddox Advantage New York
RF Ron Blomberg vs Jim Wynn Advantage Push
Overall Advantage New York

In the top of the first, Murcer hit a two run double.

Peterson had a no-hitter through three.

After three: New York 2 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, Michael hit an RBI single.

In the bottom of the fourth, Howard broke up the no-hitter with a two out single.

In the top of the sixth, Alou got an RBI single.

After six: New York 4 Texas 0.

In the top of the eighth, Alou added an RBI double.

Gerry Janeski took the mound for the Rangers in the top of the ninth. White hit an RBI single.

Peterson finished off the complete game shutout to give the Yankees their only win of the season in Texas.

The Yankees out hit the Rangers 14-3.

Final score: New York 6 Texas 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Fritz Peterson 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago 5 Boston 4 12 innings Game 1
Chicago 7 Boston 6 Game 2
Minnesota 10 Baltimore 8
California 5 Detroit 0
Kansas City 3 Milwaukee 2
Oakland at Cleveland ppd

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 5 Atlanta 4 10 innings
Cincinnati 2 New York 1
Philadelphia 6 Houston 0
Chicago 3 Los Angeles 0
Pittsburgh 5 San Diego 0
San Francisco 7 St Louis 4

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 2 for 2, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 3 BB

2. Paul Blair Baltimore Orioles 4 for 5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

3. Wayne Twitchell Philadelphia Phillies 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, W

Rick Reuschel of the Chicago Cubs and Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates each pitched a complete game shutout.

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AUGUST 21, 1972
After going 5-5 in their 10-game home stand, the Rangers had the day off.

AL Player of the Week: 1B Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins

NL Player of the Week: LF Greg Luzinkski Philadelphia Phillies

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

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 77-47
Boston 62-59
Cleveland 63-61
New York 63-63
Detroit 59-64
Milwaukee 52-70

WEST
Kansas City 77-46
Oakland 69-53
Chicago 62-62
Minnesota 59-63
California 49-74
Texas 47-77

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
New York 69-52
Pittsburgh 69-53
St Louis 67-55
Chicago 66-57
Philadelphia 62-58
Montreal 58-65

WEST
Los Angeles 72-50
San Francisco 63-63
Cincinnati 58-64
Houston 58-68
Atlanta 50-79
San Diego 48-76

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
BATTING AVERAGE
Jeff Burroughs .313
Elliott Maddox .254
Dave Nelson .252

HOME RUNS
Jeff Burroughs 18
Don Mincher 14
Dave Nelson 6

RBI
Jeff Burroughs 79
Don Mincher 46
Two tied at 39

ERA
Bill Gogolewski 2.72
Rich Hand and Dock Bosman 3.39

WINS
Dick Bosman and Bill Gogolewski 9
Two tied at 5

STRIKEOUTS
Dick Bosman 106
Rich Hand 88
Bill Gogolewski 80

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 407 11th
Batting Average .226 12th
OBP .309 9th
Home Runs 62 12th
Stolen Bases 62 7th
Runs Against 556 12th
Starters ERA 3.77 11th
Bullpen ERA 4.49 12th
Defensive Eff. .699 10th

TEXAS RANGERS CURRENT INJURIES
SP Pete Broberg Out, 4-5 weeks; 60-Day DL, 0 Days left.

LF Jeff Burroughs Out, one week; DL, 8 days left.

SP Mike Paul Out, one week; DL, 11 Days left.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
California 49-74 at Baltimore 77-47
Oakland 69-53 at Detroit 59-64
Minnesota 59-63 at Cleveland 63-61

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 58-64 at Montreal 58-65
Atlanta 50-79 at Philadelphia 62-58
Houston 58-68 at New York 69-52
St Louis 67-55 at Los Angeles 72-50
Chicago 66-57 at San Diego 48-76

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 7 California 1
Oakland 7 Detroit 6
Minnesota 4 Cleveland 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 5 Montreal 3
Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 1
Houston 4 New York 2
Los Angeles 1 St Louis 0
San Diego 3 Chicago 2 11 innings

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Don Sutton Los Angeles Dodgers 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, W

2. Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, W

3. Bill Robinson Philadelphia Phillies 2 for 3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

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AUGUST 22, 1972
The Rangers will end the month of August with a nine-game road trip, starting in Milwaukee for three games against the Brewers.The last place team in the East versus the last place team in the West. The Brewers have lost four of their last five. The Brewers lead the season series 4-2.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 70-53 at Detroit 59-65
California 49-75 at Baltimore 78-47
Minnesota 60-63 at Cleveland 63-62
New York 63-63 at Chicago 62-62
Boston 62-59 at Kansas City 77-46

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 59-64 at Montreal 58-66
Atlanta 50-80 at Philadelphia 63-58
Houston 59-68 at New York 69-53
St Louis 67-56 at Los Angeles 73-50
Chicago 66-58 at San Diego 49-76
Pittsburgh 69-53 at San Francisco 63-63

TEXAS RANGERS (47-77) AT MILWAUKEE BREWERS (52-70)
MATCHUPS
SP Bill Gogolewski vs Ken Brett Advantage Milwaukee
C Dick Billings vs Darrell Porter Advantage Milwaukee
1B Larry Biittner vs George C Scott Advantage Milwaukee
2B Ted Kubiak vs Ron Theobald Advantage Milwaukee
3B Dave Nelson vs Bob Heise Advantage Texas
SS Toby Harrah vs Rick Auerbach Advantage Texas
LF Frank Howard vs John E Briggs Advantage Milwaukee
CF Elliott Maddox vs Dave May Advantage Milwaukee
RF Jim Wynn vs Joe Lahoud Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Milwaukee

In the top of the first, Howard brought Nelson home with a sacrifice fly to put the Rangers on the board.

In the bottom of the second, the pitcher Brett gave the Brewers the lead with a two run triple and later scored on a wild pitch.

After three: Milwaukee 3 Texas 1.

In the top of the sixth, Porter committed a throwing error while Nelson was stealing third, allowing him to score.

After six: Milwaukee 3 Texas 2.

In the top of the seventh, the Rangers loaded the bases with nobody out. Nelson tied the game with an RBI single. Wynn grounded into the 4-2-3.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the seventh. Heise scored the go-ahead run when Theobald grounded to second.

Frank Linzy took the mound for the Brewers in the top of the eighth. The Rangers loaded the bases with one out. Pinch hitter Ted Ford gave the Rangers the lead with a two run single. Maddox added a run-scoring double. With runners on second and third and one out, Earl Stephenson took the mound for the Brewers and got out of the inning.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the eighth. The Brewers loaded the bases with two out. Pinch hitter Brock Davis grounded to second to end the inning.

Jerry Bell took the mound for the Brewers in the top of the ninth. Biittner added to the Rangers lead with an RBI single.

Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the ninth. The Brewers got a lone baserunner but nothing more.

The Rangers got 13 hits in the victory.

Final score; Texas 7 Milwaukee 4.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Bill Gogolewski 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 7 Detroit 4 12 innings
California 2 Baltimore 1
Minnesota 5 Cleveland 3
New York 5 Chicago 3 13 innings
Kansas City 4 Boston 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 6 Montreal 3
Philadelphia 10 Atlanta 6
New York 3 Houston 2 17 innings
St Louis 11 Los Angeles 4
San Diego 2 Chicago 1 12 innings
Pittsburgh 9 San Francisco 3

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Greg Luzinkski Philadelphia Phillies 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

2. Paul Splittorff Kansas City Royals 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, W

3. Jon Matlack New York Mets 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K

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AUGUST 23, 1972
Tonight is the second game in the series in Milwaukee between the Rangers and the Brewers. The Brewers have lost five of their last six.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 64-63 at Chicago 62-63
Minnesota 61-63 at Cleveland 63-63
Oakland 71-53 at Detroit 59-66
California 50-75 at Baltimore 78-48
Boston 62-60 at Kansas City 78-46

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston 59-69 at New York 70-53
Pittsburgh 70-53 at San Francisco 63-64
Cincinnati 60-64 at Montreal 58-67
Atlanta 50-81 at Philadelphia 64-58
St Louis 68-56 at Los Angeles 73-51
Chicago 66-59 at San Diego 50-76

TEXAS RANGERS (48-77) AT MILWAUKEE BREWERS (52-71)
MATCHUPS
SP Rich Hand vs Jim Colborn Advantage Milwaukee
C Hal King vs Darrell Porter Advantage Milwaukee
1B Don Mincher vs George C Scott Advantage Push
2B Ted Kubiak vs Ron Theobald Advantage Milwaukee
3B Dave Nelson vs Bob Heise Advantage Texas
SS Toby Harrah vs Rick Auerbach Advantage Texas
LF Frank Howard vs John E Briggs Advantage Milwaukee
CF Elliott Maddox vs Dave May Advantage Milwaukee
RF Jim Wynn vs Joe Lahoud Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Milwaukee

In the top of the first, the Rangers got their first run before they got their first hit when Maddox scored on a Wynn grounder to short.

In the bottom of the second, the Brewers loaded the bases with nobody out. Colborn went down swinging for the first out. Auerbach beat out the 3-6-1 and Briggs scored the tying run.

In the top of the third, Wynn hit an RBI single to put the Rangers back in front.

After three: Texas 2 Milwaukee 1.

Nothing of note happened in the middle innings.

After six: Texas 2 Milwaukee 1.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Brewers put runners on first and second with nobody out. Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers. Lahoud singled to load the bases with nobody out. Pinch hitter Billy Conigliaro flew out to center and then Maddox threw May out at home as he had tagged up and tried to score the tying run. With runners at second and third and two out, pinch hitter Mike Ferraro flew out to right to end the game.

The Brewers were held to just 4 hits for the game.

Final score: Texas 2 Milwaukee 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Rich Hand 8.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 5 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 4 Chicago 3
Minnesota 2 Cleveland 1
Oakland 4 Detroit 3
Baltimore 5 California 3
Boston 6 Kansas City 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston 8 New York 1
Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 1
Cincinnati 4 Montreal 3 10 innings
Atlanta 3 Philadelphia 1
St Louis 2 Los Angeles 1
Chicago 6 San Diego 1

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Cesar Cedeno Houston Astros 4 for 4, 3 2B, 4 R, BB

2. Sam McDowell 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

3. Bill Hands, Chicago Cubs 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, W

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AUGUST 24, 1972
Today, the Rangers try to complete their first ever three game sweep of a road series as they visit the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rangers have won four of their last five. The Brewers have lost six of their last seven. This is the only game on the schedule in all of MLB today.

Texas Rangers LF Jeff Burroughs is expected to miss at least one more week due to his sprained ankle.

TEXAS RANGERS (49-77) AT MILWAUKEE BREWERS (52-72)
MATCHUPS
SP Don Stanhouse vs Skip Lockwood Advantage Milwaukee
C Dick Billings vs Darrell Porter Advantage Milwaukee
1B Don Mincher vs George C Scott Advantage Push
2B Ted Kubiak vs Ron Theobald Advantage Milwaukee
3B Dave Nelson vs Bob Heise Advantage Texas
SS Toby Harrah vs Rick Auerbach Advantage Texas
LF Frank Howard vs Billy Conigliaro Advantage Milwaukee
CF Elliott Maddox vs Dave May Advantage Milwaukee
RF Jim Wynn vs Joe Lahoud Advantage Push
Overall Advantage Milwaukee

In the bottom of the second, Conigliaro hit a solo home run. Auerbach added an RBI single.

In the top of the third, Nelson beat out the 4-6-3, allowing Kubiak to score from third.

In the bottom of the third, the Brewers loaded the bases with one out. Lahoud flew to left for the second out. Porter then scored on a wild pitch. Conigliaro walked to load the bases with two out. Heise singled to score one and then a throwing error on the play by Maddox brought another run home.

After three: Milwaukee 5 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the fifth, with a runner on first and one out, Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers.

After six: Milwaukee 5 Texas 1.

In the bottom of the seventh, Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers. Lahoud scored on a Lockwood grounder to second. Auerbach followed with an RBI single.

The Brewers tallied 10 hits in the contest while the Rangers committed 3 errors.

Final score: Milwaukee 7 Texas 1.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Skip Lockwood 9.0 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Skip Lockwood Milwaukee Brewers 9.0 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K, W

2. Bob Heise Milwaukee Brewers 2 for 3, 2 RBI, R

3. Rick Auerbach Milwaukee Brewers 2 for 4, 2 RBI, BB

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AUGUST 25, 1972
The Rangers continued their road trip with a three game series in Boston against the Red Sox. The Rangers are 2-1 so far on this road trip. The Red Sox are in second place in the AL East but trail the Baltimore Orioles by 14 games. The Red Sox lead the season series over the Rangers 6-3.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 78-47 at New York 65-63
Detroit 59-67 at Minnesota 62-63
Chicago 62-64 at Milwaukee 53-72
Cleveland 63-64 at California 50-76
Baltimore 79-48 at Oakland 72-53

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 64-59 at Cincinnati 61-64 (2)
San Francisco 63-65 at Chicago 67-59
Montreal 58-68 at Houston 60-69
San Diego 50-77 at St Louis 69-56
Los Angeles 73-52 at Pittsburgh 71-53
New York 70-54 at Atlanta 51-82

TEXAS RANGERS (49-78) AT BOSTON RED SOX (63-60)
MATCHUPS
SP Dick Bosman vs Sonny Siebert Advantage Push
C Dick Billings vs Carlton Fisk Advantage Boston
1B Don Mincher vs Danny Cater Advantage Texas
2B Ted Kubiak vs Doug Griffin Advantage Push
3B Dave Nelson vs Rico Petrocelli Advantage Boston
SS Toby Harrah vs Luis Aparicio Advantage Push
LF Frank Howard vs Carl Yastrzemski Advantage Boston
CF Elliott Maddox vs Rick Miller Advantage Push
RF Jim Wynn vs Reggie Smith Advantage Boston
Overall Advantage Boston

In the bottom of the first, Smith hit a solo home run.

In the bottom of the third, the Red Sox loaded the bases with nobody out. Rain began to fall. Smith delivered an RBI single. Fisk did the same. Petrocelli flew to left for the first out. Griffin followed with a run-scoring single. Aparicio brought two home with a single. The Red Sox batted around the order in the inning.

After three: Boston 6 Texas 0.

In the top of the fourth, Mincher put the Rangers on the board with a sacrifice fly.

Play was stopped in the bottom of the fourth for a 59 minute rain delay. Later in the inning, Fisk hit a three run homer.

In the top of the fifth, Maddox hit a two run homer.

Casey Cox took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the fifth.

After six: Boston 9 Texas 3.

In the top of the seventh, pinch hitter Ted Ford hit an RBI single. Wynn added a two run triple.

In the bottom of the seventh, Gerry Janeski took the mound for the Rangers.

In the bottom of the eighth, Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers.

In the top of the ninth, Bobby Bolin took the mound for the Red Sox. The Rangers cut the deficit to two on a Wynn RBI double. The Rangers loaded the bases with one out. Mel D Queen took the mound for the Red Sox. Petrocelli booteda Billings grounder, Nelson scored from third and it was a one run game. On a full count pitch, Harrah drew a walk to force in the tying run. Kubiak then tripled to bring all three baserunners home and the Rangers had come from down 9-1 to take a three run lead. Two walks later and bases were loaded again with one out. Nelson went down on strikes for the second out. Wynn drewa walk to bring home another run. Howard singled to bring two more home. With runners at first and second and two out, Lynn McGlothen took the mound for the Red Sox. Mincher singled to load the bases with two out. Wynn then scored on a wild pitch. The Rangers ended up scoring ten runs in the inning.

Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the ninth. Pinch hitter Phil Gagliano led off with a home run.

The two teams combined for 31 hits in the contest.

Final score: Texas 16 Boston 10.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Elliott Maddox 4 for 5, HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 1 Kansas City 0 16 innings
Detroit 5 Minnesota 3
Chicago 4 Milwaukee 3
Cleveland4 California 2
Baltimore 2 Oakland 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 0 Game 1
Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 0 Game 2
Chicago 3 San Francisco 2 11 innings
Houston 6 Montreal 4
St Louis 4 San Diego 1
Pittsburgh 5 Los Angeles 4 10 innings
New York 6 Atlanta 5

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Elliott Maddox Texas Rangers 4 for 5, HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, BB

2. Gary Nolan Cincinnati Reds 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, W

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

Mike Cuellar of the Baltimore Orioles pitched a complete game shutout.

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AUGUST 26, 1972
Today is the second game in the series in Boston between the Rangers and the Red Sox. The Rangers have won five of their last seven. The Red Sox have lost four of their last five.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 78-48 at New York 66-63
Chicago 63-64 at Milwaukee 53-73
Detroit 60-67 at Minnesota 62-64
Baltimore 80-48 at Oakland 72-54
Cleveland 64-64 at California 50-77

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Los Angeles 73-53 at Pittsburgh 72-53
San Francisco 63-66 at Chicago 68-59
New York 71-54 at Atlanta 51-82
Philadelphia 64-61 at Cincinnati 63-64
San Diego 50-78 at St Louis 70-56
Montreal 58-69 at Houston 61-69

TEXAS RANGERS (50-78) AT BOSTON RED SOX (63-61)
MATCHUPS
SP Jim Shellenback vs Bill F Lee Advantage Boston
C Dick Billings vs Carlton Fisk Advantage Boston
1B Don Mincher vs Danny Cater Advantage Texas
2B Ted Kubiak vs Doug Griffin Advantage Push
3B Dave Nelson vs Rico Petrocelli Advantage Boston
SS Toby Harrah vs Luis Aparicio Advantage Push
LF Ted Ford vs Carl Yastrzemski Advantage Boston
CF Elliott Maddox vs Rick Miller Advantage Push
RF Jim Wynn vs Reggie Smith Advantage Boston
Overall Advantage Boston

Yastrzemski led off the bottom of the first with a home run. One out later, Smith hit a solo home run.

In the top of the second, Kubiak brought a run home with a double to record his 30th RBI of the season. Lee injured himself on the play and hadto leave the game. Lynn McGlothen came in to pitch for the Red Sox.

In the top of the third, Nelson hit an RBI single to tie the game. Nelson later scored on a Wynn sacrifice fly to give the Rangers the lead.

After three: Texas 3 Boston 2.

After Mincher led off the top of the sixth with a double, Ron Klimkowski took the mound for the Red Sox. Ford brought Mincher home with a single.

After six: Texas 4 Boston 2.

After a leadoff walk in the bottom of the seventh, Paul Lindblad took the mound for the Rangers. Pinch hitter Charlie Spikes got an RBI triple to make it a one-run game. Kubiak then fumbled a Yasztremski grounder and Spikes scored the tying run.

Bobby Bolin took the mound for the Red Sox in the top of the eighth.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the eighth.

In the bottom of the ninth the Red Sox had runners at the corners and one out. Pinch hitter John E Kennedy hit a grounder to short. Griffin tried to score the winning run from third but Harrah threw home and Billings tagged Griffin out. Yastrzemski drew a walk to load the bases with two out. Pina struck out Aparicio to send the game into extra innings.

After nine: Texas 4 Boston 4.

Andy Hassler took the mound for the Red Sox in the top of the tenth.

Gerry Janeski took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the tenth.

Jim Panther took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the eleventh.

Mel D Queen took the mound for the Red Sox in the top of the twelfth.

In the bottom of the twelfth, with runners at first and second and two out, Fisk singled to bring pinch runner Cecil Cooper home with the walkoff.

The Red Sox got 11 hits in the win.

Final score: Boston 5 Texas 4 12 innings.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jim Shellenback 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 8 Kansas City 0
Chicago 3 Milwaukee 2
Detroit 2 Minnesota 1
Baltimore 7 Oakland 2
Cleveland 3 California 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 2 Los Angeles 0
Chicago 10 San Francisco 6
Atlanta 6 New York 3
Philadelphia 8 Cincinnati 1
St Louis 6 San Diego 4
Houston 6 Montreal 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Willie Montanez Philadelphia Phillies 2 for 2, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, BB

2. Wilbur Wood 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, W

3. Luke Walker Pittsburgh Pirates 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, W

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AUGUST 27, 1972
Today is the rubber match in Boston between the Rangers and the Red Sox.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 78-49 at New York 67-63 (2)
Detroit 61-67 atMinnesota 62-65
Chicago 64-64 at Milwaukee 53-74
Cleveland 65-64 at California 50-78
Baltimore 81-48 at Oakland 72-55

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Los Angeles 73-54 at Pittsburgh 73-53
New York 71-55 at Atlanta 52-82
Philadelphia 65-61 at Cincinnati 63-65
San Francisco 63-67 at Chicago 69-59
San Diego 50-79 at St Louis 71-56
Montreal 58-70 at Houston 62-69

TEXAS RANGERS (50-79) AT BOSTON RED SOX (64-61)
MATCHUPS
SP Bill Gogolewski vs Marty Pattin Advantage Push
C Dick Billings vs Carlton Fisk Advantage Boston
1B Don Mincher vs Danny Cater Advantage Texas
2B Ted Kubiak vs Doug Griffin Advantage Push
3B Dave Nelson vs Rico Petrocelli Advantage Boston
SS Toby Harrah vs Luis Aparicio Advantage Push
LF Frank Howard vs Carl Yastrzemski Advantage Boston
CF Elliott Maddox vs Rick Miller Advantage Push
RF Jim Wynn vs Reggie Smith Advantage Boston
Overall Advantage Boston

In the bottom of the first, Miller scored when Yasztremski grounded to second.

In the top of the second, Howard scored when Cater misplayed a Harrah grounder.

Petrocelli led off the bottom of the second with a home run.

In the top of the third, a sacrifice fly from Wynn tied the game again. Mincher hit a two run homer to give the Rangers the lead.

After three: Texas 4 Boston 2.

In the top of the fifth, Billings got an RBI single.

In the top of the sixth, Maddox scored on a passed ball.

After six: Texas 6 Boston 2.

In the top of the seventh, with runners at first and second and two out, Ron Klimkowski took the mound for the Red Sox. Kubiak singled but Miller threw Mincher out at home as he was trying to score from second.

With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Gerry Janeski took the mound for the Rangers.

In the bottom of the eighth, Miller scored on a wild pitch. Smith hit a two run homer.

In the topof the ninth, the Rangers loaded the baseswith one out. Harrah flew out to right and then Smith threw Howard out at home as he tagged up and tried to score.

In the bottom of the ninth, Janeski walked the first two batters and was replaced by Casey Cox. Yastrzemski walked to load the bases with nobody out. Smith grounded into the 4-2 for the first out. Fisk grounded into the 5-2 for the second out. Smith hit a two-run single for the Red Sox second straight walk off win over the Rangers

The two teams combined for 23 hits. The Red Sox committed three errors.

Final score: Boston 7 Texas 6.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Rico Petrocelli 2 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, R, BB

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 4 Kansas City 3 10 innings Game 1
Kansas City 6 New York 5 11 innings Game 2
Minnesota 16 Detroit 2
Chicago 4 Milwaukee 3
Cleveland 8 California 3
Baltimore 11 Oakland 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Los Angeles 7 Pittsburgh 6 13 innings
Atlanta 5 New York 4
Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia 3
San Francisco 7 Chicago 6
St Louis 7 San Diego 2
Houston 7 Montreal 5

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Rod Carew Minnesota Twins 3 for 5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, BB

2. Ron Blomberg New York Yankees 4 for 9, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. Bobby Murcer New York Yankees 6 for 8, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB



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AUGUST 28, 1972
The Rangers have the day off.

AL Player of the Week: CF Bobby Murcer New York Yankees

NL Player of the Week: CF Cesar Cedeno Houston Astros

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

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 82-48
Boston 65-61
New York 68-64
Cleveland 66-64
Detroit 61-68
Milwaukee 53-75

WEST
Kansas City 79-50
Oakland 72-56
Chicago 65-64
Minnesota 63-65
California 50-79
Texas 50-80

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Pittsburgh 73-54
St Louis 72-56
New York 71-56
Chicago 69-60
Philadelphia 65-62
Montreal 58-71

WEST
Los Angeles 74-54
Cincinnati 64-65
San Francisco 64-67
Houston 63-69
Atlanta 53-82
San Diego 50-80

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
BATTING AVERAGE
Jeff Burroughs .313
Elliott Maddox .260
Dave Nelson .258

HOME RUNS
Jeff Burroughs 18
Don Mincher 15
Dave Nelson 6

RBI
Jeff Burroughs 79
Don Mincher 49
Two tied at 42

ERA
Bill Gogolewski 2.78
Rich Hand 3.23
Dick Bosman 3.71

WINS
Dick Bosman and Bill Gogolewski 9
Rich Hand 6

STRIKEOUTS
Dick Bosman 108
Rich Hand 93
Bill Gogolewski 85

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 443 10th
Batting Average .230 11th
OBP .312 7th
Stolen Bases 71 t-5th
Runs Against 590 12th
Starters ERA 3.84 11th
Bullpen ERA 4.45 12th
Defensive Eff .699 10th

TEXAS RANGERS CURRENT INJURIES
SP Pete Broberg Out, 3-4 weeks; 60-Day, 0 Days left.

LF Jeff Burroughs Out, 3 days; DL, 1 day left.

SP Mike Paul Out, 4 days; DL, 4 days left.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 66-64 at Oakland 72-56 (2)
Chicago 65-64 at Boston 65-61
Baltimore 82-48 at Minnesota 63-65

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 71-56 at Cincinnati 64-65
San Diego 50-80 at Pittsburgh 73-54
San Francisco 64-67 at St Louis 72-56

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 3 Oakland 1 Game 1
Cleveland 3 Oakland 1 Game 2
Chicago 5 Boston 4
Baltimore 2 Minnesota 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 6 New York 3
San Diego 6 Pittsburgh 0
St Louis 5 San Francisco 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Roy Foster Cleveland Indians 4 for 4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2

2. Pete Rose Sr Cincinnati Reds 2 for 2, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R, BB

3. Bert Blyleven Minnesota Twins 9.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

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The Rangers will conclude their road trip and the month of August with a three game series in New York against the Yankees. The Rangers are 3-3 so far on this road trip. The Yankees have won six of their last seven. The Rangers lead the season series 7-2

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago 66-64 at Boston 65-62
Kansas City 79-50 at Milwaukee 53-75
Baltimore 83-48 at Minnesota 63-66
Detroit 61-68 at California 50-79
Cleveland 68-64 at Oakland 72-58

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Los Angeles 74-54 at Chicago 69-60
New York 71-57 at Cincinnati 65-65
San Diego 51-80 at Pittsburgh 73-55
San Francisco 64-68 at St Louis 73-56
Montreal 58-71 at Atlanta 53-82
Philadelphia 65-62 at Houston 63-69

TEXAS RANGERS (50-80) AT NEW YORK YANKEES (68-64)
MATCHUPS
SP Rich Hand vs Mel Stottlemyre Sr Advantage New York
C Hal King vs Thurman Munson Advantage New York
1B Don Mincher vs Felipe Alou Advantage Texas
2B Ted Kubiak vs Horace Clarke Advantage New York
3B Dave Nelson vs Tommy Harper Advantage New York
SS Toby Harrah vs Gene Michael Advantage Texas
LF Frank Howard vs Roy White Advantage New York
CF Elliott Maddox vs Bobby Murcer Advantage New York
RF Jim Wynn vs Ron Blomberg Advantage New York
Overall Advantage New York

In the top of the first, Mincher knocked one in with a single. Harrah added his own run-scoring single. Kubiak kept it going with an RBI single as well.

In the top of the second, Hand scored on a Munson throwing error.

In the bottom of the second, Munson scored when Alou grounded into the 6-4-3.

After three: Texas 4 New York 1.

King led off the top of the fourth with a home run.

In the bottom of the sixth, Blomberg hit an RBI double.

After six: Texas 5 New York 2.

Fred Beene took the mound for the Yankees in the top of the ninth.

Horacio Pina took the mound for the Rangers in the bottom of the ninth and set the Yankees down in order.

The Rangers got 11 hits in the win.

Final score: Texas 5 New York 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Rich Hand 8.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago 2 Boston 1
Milwaukee 3 Kansas City 2
Baltimore 3 Minnesota 2
California 2 Detroit 1
Oakland 4 Cleveland 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 15 Los Angeles 2
Cincinnati 4 New York 3
Pittsburgh 6 San Diego 4
San Francisco 10 St Louis 5
Montreal 3 Atlanta 2 11 innings
Philadelphia 7 Houston 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Rudy May Philadelphia Phillies 9.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, W

2. Jose Cardenal Chicago Cubs 3 for 6, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

3. Catfish Hunter Oakland Athletics 9.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, W

Chicago Cubs LF Billy L Williams had a 5-hit game.

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