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Texas Rangers 4, Kansas City Royals 0

Texas Rangers 4, Kansas City Royals 0

Day

Game Played on Thursday, April 12, 1973 (N) at Royals Stadium

TEX A    2  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0  -   4  8  0
KC  A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  3  1
BATTING
Texas Rangers         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harris 2b              5   0   0   0       0   1       2   3
Harrah ss              5   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
Epstein 1b             4   1   2   0       1   1      14   0
Carty dh               4   0   0   1       0   2       0   0
Johnson lf             4   1   3   0       1   0       4   0
  Grieve lf            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Burroughs rf           3   0   1   0       1   2       3   0
Billings c             2   1   0   1       2   0       1   0
Lovitto 3b             3   0   0   0       1   0       0   5
Maddox cf              3   0   1   2       1   1       2   0
Bosman p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                33   4   8   4       7   7      27  13
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
BATTING - 
2B: Harrah (1,off Simpson); Johnson (2,off Simpson); Epstein (1,off Simpson).
SF: Carty (1,off Simpson).
Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Billings (1,2nd base off Simpson/May); Maddox (1,2nd base off Simpson/May).
Kansas City Royals    AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Patek ss               4   0   1   0       0   0       3   1
Rojas 2b               3   0   0   0       1   0       2   3
Otis cf                4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Mayberry 1b            2   0   0   0       2   0       7   2
McRae rf               4   0   0   0       0   0       3   0
Piniella lf            3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Kirkpatrick dh         3   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Schaal 3b              3   0   1   0       0   0       0   1
May c                  2   0   0   0       0   0       7   0
  Hopkins ph           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Taylor c             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Simpson p              0   0   0   0       0   0       2   1
  Wright p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Jackson p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                29   0   3   0       3   0      27   9
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Simpson (1).
PITCHING
Texas Rangers         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Bosman W(1-1)          9     3   0   0   3   0   0
Kansas City Royals    IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Simpson L(1-1)         7     8   4   4   4   7   0
Wright                 1     0   0   0   2   0   0
Jackson                1     0   0   0   1   0   0
Totals                 9     8   4   4   7   7   0

Umpires: Larry McCoy, Hank Morgenweck, Nestor Chylak, Jerry Neudecker
Time of Game: 2:21   Attendance: 9345
Starting Lineups:

   Texas Rangers                 Kansas City Royals       
1. Harris              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         Kirkpatrick         dh
8. Lovitto             3b        Schaal              3b
9. Maddox              cf        May                 c
   Bosman              p         Simpson             p

RANGERS 1ST: Harris grounded out (first unassisted); Harrah
doubled to right; Epstein singled to right [Harrah to third];
Carty hit a sacrifice fly to right [Harrah scored, Epstein to
second]; Johnson walked; Johnson was picked off first but was
safe on an error by Simpson [Epstein to third, Johnson to
second]; Burroughs walked; Billings walked [Epstein scored,
Johnson to third, Burroughs to second]; Lovitto popped to
shortstop in foul territory; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.  Rangers 2,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Patek grounded out (shortstop to first); Rojas
popped to catcher in foul territory; Otis grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 2, Royals 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Maddox struck out; Harris popped to second in foul
territory; Harrah made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Rangers 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Mayberry walked; McRae popped to first in foul
territory; Piniella lined to center; Kirkpatrick grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, Royals 0.

RANGERS 3RD: Epstein grounded out (first to pitcher); Carty
struck out; Johnson singled to right; Burroughs struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 2, Royals 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Schaal made an out to left; May grounded out (second
to first); Patek made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Rangers 2, Royals 0.

RANGERS 4TH: Billings walked; Lovitto made an out to center;
Billings stole second; Maddox singled to center [Billings
scored]; Maddox stole second; Harris struck out; Harrah popped
to shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Rojas grounded out (shortstop to first); Otis
singled to left; Mayberry walked [Otis to second]; McRae made an
out to right; Piniella forced Mayberry (third to second); 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 0.

RANGERS 5TH: Epstein was called out on strikes; Carty grounded
out (pitcher to first); Johnson doubled to left; Burroughs
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Kirkpatrick grounded out (pitcher to first); Schaal
made an out to right; May grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 0.

RANGERS 6TH: Billings made an out to center; Lovitto grounded
out (second to first); Maddox grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 6TH: Patek made an out to left; Rojas walked; Otis forced
Rojas (third to second); Mayberry grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 0.

RANGERS 7TH: Harris grounded out (first to pitcher); Harrah
grounded out (second to first); Epstein doubled to right; Carty
was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 3,
Royals 0.

ROYALS 7TH: McRae made an out to left; Piniella made an out to
right; Kirkpatrick grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 0.

RANGERS 8TH: Johnson singled to center; Burroughs singled to
right [Johnson to third]; WRIGHT REPLACED SIMPSON (PITCHING);
Billings made an out to right; Lovitto walked [Burroughs to
second]; Maddox walked [Johnson scored, Burroughs to third,
Lovitto to second]; Harris made an out to center; Harrah popped
to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Rangers 4, Royals 0.

ROYALS 8TH: Schaal singled to center; HOPKINS BATTED FOR MAY;
Hopkins grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to
first) [Schaal out at second]; Patek singled to center; Rojas
made an out to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 4, Royals 0.

RANGERS 9TH: TAYLOR REPLACED HOPKINS (PLAYING C ); JACKSON
REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); Epstein walked; Carty grounded into
a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Epstein out at
second]; Johnson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Rangers 4, Royals 0.

ROYALS 9TH: GRIEVE REPLACED JOHNSON (PLAYING LF); Otis grounded
out (shortstop to first); Mayberry grounded out (first
unassisted); McRae grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Rangers 4, Royals 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Rangers          4   8   0   10
 Royals           0   3   1    5

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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