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let’s take a quick glance at what happened on the reprise of april 26, 1975 …
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MIL 030 003 200 - 8 13 1
NYY 101 001 000 - 3  8 0

MIL: Slaton (W, 4-1) 9.0; Porter 9.0
NYY: Dobson (L, 1-2) 5.2, Wallace 0.1, Tidrow 2.0, Gura 1.0; Munson 9.0

MIL home runs: Aaron (3), Lezcano (1), Porter (3), Money (3)
NYY home runs: none 

Milwaukee continues to roll on with big bats and clutchy pitching.
The Brewers starter, Jim Slaton, is the only Milwaukee pitcher to lose
a game this year, but he was at full strength today.  The Yankees
got an opening run in the first inning when Roy White led off the
game with a double and scored on Elliot Maddox' single in the next at bat.  

Milwaukee pasted three on the board to take the lead in the second inning.  Aaron hit a
two run blast to catapult them to the lead and Lezcano followed up with a solo dinger two
batters later.

The Brew Crew chased Pat Dobson from the game in the sixth when Porter went deep
with two out and two men on base.  Suddenly it was a 6-2 ball game and it seemed to
take any steam out of the home town Yanks.  The Brewers added two more in the 8th
when Don Money went yard for two run shot.  The Brewers are now 12-1 and seem
unstoppable this year.

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BOS 000 000 300 - 3 10 0
DET 010 021 00x - 4 10 0

BOS: Lee (L, 1-3) 7.2, Segui 0.1; Montgomery 8.0
DET: Ruhle (W, 1-0) 7.0, Makowski 1.0, Hiller (Sv, 2) 1.0; Freehan 9.0

BOS home runs: Lynn (1)
DET home runs: Sutherland (4)

Good pitching from both teams kept this close in the early innings.  Detroit
took the lead in the second when Colbert scored on a Tom Veryzer sac fly to
right fielder, Dwight Evans.  They added two more in the fifth when Sutherland,
not normally known for his power, hit his fourth home run in the fifth inning. The
Tigers added one more in the sixth to take a 4-0 lead.

In the top of the seventh inning the Red Sox bats seemed to finally wake up.
With one out, Bernie Carbo laced a shot to left for a single. Yaz drilled a single
up the middle sending Carbo to third.  Then Fred Lynn, having a stellar début
season so far, hit a towering fly ball that just seemed to keep going.  The right
fielder, Leon Roberts, raced back to the wall, but all he could do was watch it
continue to carry.  HOME RUN.  Jim Rick singled, but couldn't get around before
the inning was over.

The Tigers went to the pen in the top of the eighth inning and it was pretty much
over thereafter.  Makowski, recently called up, went one striking out two batters
and Hiller came in to shut the BoSox down in the ninth.

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TEX 022 000 000 - 4 5 0
MIN 000 000 000 - 0 5 0

TEX: Hands (W, 2-1) 9.0; Sundberg 9.0
MIN: Albury (L, 0-3) 7.0, Corbin 2.0; Borgmann 9.0

TEX home runs: Harrah (2), Burroughs (2)
MIN home runs: None

Hands handed the Twins a shutout defeat tonight allowing only
five hits on the evening.  Three batters made it to second base,
including Darwin on a double, but that would be as far as they
would get. It was a pitching masterpiece.

Vic Albury, on the other side of the field, got into trouble early.  He gave up
a two run home run to shortstop, Toby Harrah, in the second inning.  Burroughs
went the distance for another two run homer in the third inning.  With the Twins
pen depleted over the last couple of games, Albury dug deep and gutted it out
saving the bullpen as much as he could.  He went seven innings and didn't allow
any further damage.  Corbin closed out the game.

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CHW 410 021 000 - 8 13 2
KCR 000 201 000 - 3  4 0

CHW: Bahnsen (W, 1-2) 9.0; Downing 9.0
KCR: Briles (L, 0-3) 4.0, Pattin 3.0, McDaniel 2.0; Martinez 9.0

CHW home runs: none
KCR home runs: Mayberry (4)

After the 8-3 shellacking in yesterday's contest the Royals hoped to have
a better overall performance from their pitchers and hitters.  Wishing and
doing are two different things. 

Today the Royals sent Nelson Briles to the bump and it bumped back.  The
ChiSox sent ten batters to the plate in the first inning having four of them
cross the plate and leaving the bases loaded when the inning concluded.

The Royals tallied another run in the top of the second when Orta doubled
and then scored on a single by Melton.  But with the Royals pen running on
empty, Briles would have to gut it out for two more innings before getting
the hook.

Kansas City put two n the board in the fourth and another in the sixth. Their
big bopper of the day was 'Big John' Mayberry who went 2-4 with a double
and a homer.  But he wouldn't be enough and the Sox run away with this game
early.  When the dust settled the Sox had plated 8 runs.  Fortunately the
Royals pen, though thin and shaky, only allowed one run after Briles was pulled.

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OAK 000 034 002 - 9 8 1
CAL 000 000 000 - 0 2 2

OAK: Holtzman (W, 3-2) 9.0; Fosse 9.0
CAL: Tanana 3.2, Dobson (L, 1-2) 5.1; Rodriguez 9.0

OAK home runs: Williams (6)
CAL home runs: None

Though messy, it was a pitcher's duel for the first four innings.
Messy because the home plate umpire's strike zone seemed to
be very small and ever shifting, or so thought Frank Tanana who
was ousted during the top of the fourth for arguing balls and
strikes.  Between Holtzman, the A's starter, and Tanana, they walked nine batters.

The two teams have a double header tomorrow and the Angels needed to save
some arms for the twin bill.  After Tanana was given the heave-ho, the halos
gave Chuck Dobson the ball and asked him to close it out.  While he gave up
three runs on a tater tot from Billy Williams in the fifth, it was the sixth that
was his undoing.

Tenace and Mangual walked for the first two batters.  Fosse hit into a fielders
choice moving Tenace to third. Garner singled and brought in a run.  Campy
struck out.  Claudell Washington singled in another run.  Back to back walks
of Williams and Rudi brought in one run and kept the bases loaded the bases.
Bando singled and brought in another.

"I don't think I was pitching bad," said Dobson after the game.  "Blue was all
over [his strike zone]. I thought Frank was exaggerating."  

Holtzman, who walked five over nine innings, when asked about the strike zone
commented, "Some days are like that. You just do what you gotta to win." And
that may have said it best.  The Angels seemed to look for excuses and Athletics'
southpaw kept doing his job.  

In the end, the Angels couldn't get hits either.  They netted just two, both by
second baseman, Jerry Remy.  Regardless of a moving strike zone, you've got to
put wood on the ball if you expect to win.  The Angels didn't do either one, but
they do have a lot of excuses.

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Game One of Two
CLE 130 110 000 - 6 13 1
BAL 630 000 00x - 9 13 0

CLE: Perry (L, 0-5) 2.0, Hood 4.0, Kern 2.0; Ellis 8.0
BAL: Grimsley (W, 1-1) 5.0, Garland (Sv, 1) 4.0; Duncan 9.0

CLE home runs: Hendrick (1), Spikes (1), Bell (1)
BAL home runs: Grich (1)

For all the Cleveland fans out there, good news: The Indians offense is
waking up and starting to score lots of runs.  They actually got SIX runs
in the first game and even more in the second.  Now for the bad news:
Your pitching still stinks.

That was part of an op-ed article from the Cleveland Plains Dealer talking about
the double-header against Baltimore.  And it's true.  The lowly American League
team may have shown some life with their bats, their pitching apparently, has no
desire to leave the basement dwelling of the east.

Gaylord Perry could only make it to the second inning before Frank Robinson could
get the bullpen some action.  It happened so fast that they just couldn't get ready
in time.  Perry also was told to provide some innings to help save the pen for the
two gamer today.  It just didn't happen, but fortunately Hood was able to go four
and get them into the later innings.

The Orioles laced hit after hit in the first inning before they collided with an inning
ending double play.  They scored six runs in the first inning on six hits.  Grich's
homer and Baylor's triple were first inning highlights.

In the second inning Singleton and Blair hit back to back doubles. Spikes misplayed
a ball hit by Tommie Davis and Blair scored.  Davis scored two outs later when Baylor
singled.  Two of the runs were unearned, but the Tribe found themselves in a 9-4
hole after two innings.  Sure they had plated four runs in the first two innings, but
their pitchers, specifically their ace, had given up more than double his teams total.

The Indians fought for two more runs, but John Garland came in and threw four shut-
out innings to close the first game.

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CLE 100 011 100 4 - 8 12 1
BAL 011 002 000 0 - 4 11 1

CLE: Bosman 6.0, Eckersly 1.0, Buskey (W, 1-0) 2.0, LaRoche 1.0; Ashby 10.0
BAL: Torrez 6.1, Alexander 1.2, DJohnson 0.0, Jackson (L, 0-3) 1.2; Hendricks 10.0

CLE home runs: none
BAL home runs: Grich (2), Singleton (1)

The Indians scored first in the first with a solo run.
Lowenstein led off witha walk and then scored on a
Boog Powell single to center.

Grich went yard in the third inning to give the O's a one run lead.  It was his
second home run of the day, the first coming in game one.  Cleveland tied
the game in the top of the fifth and then took the lead in the top of the sixth.
Baltimore came back in the bottom of the sixth with a two run blast by Ken
Singleton.  In the top of the seventh McCraw hit a triple for the tribe and
scored two batters later to knot the game at four apiece.

On to extra innings.  As it turned out it was extra inning, singular.  Grant
Jackson, who held the threatening Indians scoreless in the ninth prepared
to do the same in the 10th.  Buddy Bell led off with a single. Gamble walked.
It was looking precarious, but the O's had no one in the pen.  This game
would be Jackson's to win or lose.  Frank Robinson, pinch hitting for McCraw,
doubled to drive in both runners.  When the inning closed the Tribe had
posted four runs no the board.  

The bottom half of the inning saw Dave LaRoche walk the bases full, but
the Orioles couldn't capitalize on the wildness and left the double-header
with a split.

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and now a preview of April 27, 1975:
MIL (Broberg 3-0) @ NYY (Hunter 4-0)
MIL (Champion 2-0) @ NYY (Medich 1-3)
CLE (Peterson 0-1) @ BAL (Palmer 1-1)
BOS (Wise 0-2) @ DET (Lagrow 1-1)
TEX (Jenkins 1-1) @ MIN (Hughes 0-1)
TEX (Wright 1-0) @ MIN (Butler 1-0)
CHW (Kaat 2-2) @ KCR (Dal Canton 0-1)
OAK (Blue 4-1) @ CAL (Singer 3-0)
OAK (Odom 0-0) @ CAL (Figueroa 0-1)

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Posted 10/24/2010 by rick in 1975, Replay, Statis Pro

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