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Kansas City Royals 9, Texas Rangers 6

Kansas City Royals 9, Texas Rangers 6

Day

Game Played on Wednesday, April 11, 1973 (N) at Royals Stadium

TEX A    0  0  2    2  0  0    0  1  1  -   6 11  1
KC  A    4  1  3    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   9 11  1
BATTING
Texas Rangers         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Nelson 2b              3   2   1   2       1   1       2   1
Harrah ss              5   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Epstein 1b             5   0   1   1       0   2       7   1
Carty dh               5   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Johnson lf             4   1   2   0       0   0       2   0
Burroughs rf           3   1   2   1       1   1       2   0
Billings c             3   1   1   0       0   0       5   0
Lovitto 3b             4   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
Maddox cf              4   1   2   1       0   1       4   0
Stanhouse p            0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Merritt p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gogolewski p         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Hand p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                36   6  11   5       2   7      24   9
FIELDING - 
E: Lovitto (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Nelson (1,off Busby); Johnson (1,off Garber).
SF: Nelson (1,off Garber).
HBP: Billings (1,by Garber).
Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Harrah (1,2nd base off Busby/May).
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Patek ss               3   2   2   2       1   1       1   3
Rojas 2b               4   1   2   0       1   0       2   2
Otis cf                4   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Mayberry 1b            5   1   1   3       0   1      10   0
McRae rf               4   0   0   1       0   0       4   0
Piniella lf            4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Hopkins dh             2   2   1   0       2   1       0   0
Schaal 3b              3   1   2   1       0   0       0   2
May c                  4   1   1   2       0   1       7   1
Busby p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Garber p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                33   9  11   9       5   4      27  10
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: May (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Piniella (1,off Stanhouse); Hopkins (1,off Merritt); Otis (2,off Merritt).
3B: May (1,off Merritt).
HR: Mayberry (2,1st inning off Stanhouse 2 on, 1 out).
SH: Schaal (1,off Hand).
SF: McRae (1,off Merritt); Patek (1,off Merritt).
IBB: Hopkins (1,by Stanhouse).
Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Patek 2 (3,2nd base off Stanhouse/Billings,2nd base off Hand/Billings).
PITCHING
Texas Rangers         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Stanhouse L(0-1)       1     5   5   5   4   1   1
Merritt                2     4   3   3   0   1   0
Gogolewski             3     1   0   0   0   2   0
Hand                   2     1   1   0   1   0   0
Totals                 8    11   9   8   5   4   1
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Busby                  3.1   7   4   3   1   4   0
Garber W(1-0)          5.2   4   2   2   1   3   0
Totals                 9    11   6   5   2   7   0
HBP: Garber (1,Billings).
IBB: Stanhouse (1,Hopkins).
Umpires: Jerry Neudecker, Larry McCoy, Hank Morgenweck, Nestor Chylak
Time of Game: 2:34   Attendance: 8581
Starting Lineups:

   Texas Rangers                 Kansas City Royals       
1. Nelson              2b        Patek               ss
2. Harrah              ss        Rojas               2b
3. Epstein             1b        Otis                cf
4. Carty               dh        Mayberry            1b
5. Johnson             lf        McRae               rf
6. Burroughs           rf        Piniella            lf
7. Billings            c         Hopkins             dh
8. Lovitto             3b        Schaal              3b
9. Maddox              cf        May                 c
   Stanhouse           p         Busby               p

RANGERS 1ST: Nelson struck out; Harrah popped to second; Epstein
grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers
0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek walked; Patek stole second; Rojas walked; Otis
grounded out (first to pitcher) [Patek to third, Rojas to
second]; Mayberry homered [Patek scored, Rojas scored]; McRae
grounded out (pitcher to first); Piniella doubled to right;
Hopkins was walked intentionally; Schaal singled to second
[Piniella scored, Hopkins to third]; May struck out; 4 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 4.

RANGERS 2ND: Carty struck out; Johnson made an out to right;
Burroughs walked; Billings grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 2ND: Patek singled to right; Rojas singled to center
[Patek to third]; Otis walked [Rojas to second]; MERRITT
REPLACED STANHOUSE (PITCHING); Mayberry was called out on
strikes; McRae hit a sacrifice fly to center [Patek scored];
Piniella forced Otis (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Rangers 0, Royals 5.

RANGERS 3RD: Lovitto grounded out (first unassisted); Maddox
singled to center; Nelson doubled to left [Maddox scored];
Harrah singled to left [Nelson to third]; Harrah stole second
[Nelson scored (unearned) (error by May), Harrah to third];
Epstein struck out; Carty was called out on strikes; 2 R, 3 H, 1
E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, Royals 5.

ROYALS 3RD: Hopkins doubled to left; Schaal singled to
shortstop; May tripled to left [Hopkins scored, Schaal scored];
Patek hit a sacrifice fly to center [May scored]; Rojas grounded
out (shortstop to first); Otis doubled to right; Mayberry popped
to shortstop; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, Royals 8.

RANGERS 4TH: Johnson grounded out (third to first); Burroughs
singled to third; Billings singled to left [Burroughs to
second]; Lovitto singled to center [Burroughs to third, Billings
to second]; Maddox singled to left [Burroughs scored, Billings
to third, Lovitto to second]; GARBER REPLACED BUSBY (PITCHING);
Nelson hit a sacrifice fly to right [Billings scored, Lovitto to
third]; Harrah forced Maddox (shortstop to second); 2 R, 4 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 4, Royals 8.

ROYALS 4TH: GOGOLEWSKI REPLACED MERRITT (PITCHING); McRae made
an out to center; Piniella grounded out (third to first);
Hopkins was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Rangers 4, Royals 8.

RANGERS 5TH: Epstein struck out; Carty grounded out (third to
first); Johnson singled to left; Burroughs struck out; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 4, Royals 8.

ROYALS 5TH: Schaal made an out to right; May grounded out
(shortstop to first); Patek struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Rangers 4, Royals 8.

RANGERS 6TH: Billings was hit by a pitch; Lovitto made an out to
left; Maddox grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Billings out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers
4, Royals 8.

ROYALS 6TH: Rojas singled to center; Otis made an out to left;
Mayberry popped to catcher in foul territory; McRae popped to
second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 4, Royals 8.

RANGERS 7TH: Nelson grounded out (catcher to first); Harrah
grounded out (pitcher to first); Epstein made an out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 4, Royals 8.

ROYALS 7TH: HAND REPLACED GOGOLEWSKI (PITCHING); Piniella made
an out to right; Hopkins walked; Schaal out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Hopkins to second]; May reached on an error
by Lovitto [Hopkins to third]; Patek singled to center [Hopkins
scored (unearned), May to third]; Patek stole second; Rojas
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
Rangers 4, Royals 9.

RANGERS 8TH: Carty made an out to center; Johnson doubled to
left; Burroughs singled to center [Johnson scored]; Billings
made an out to right; Lovitto grounded out (second to first); 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 9.

ROYALS 8TH: Otis made an out to left; Mayberry grounded out
(second to first); McRae made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 9.

RANGERS 9TH: Maddox struck out; Nelson walked; Harrah grounded
out (shortstop to first) [Nelson to second]; Epstein singled to
right [Nelson scored]; Carty made an out to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 6, Royals 9.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Rangers          6  11   1    7
 Royals           9  11   1    8

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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