Sunday, February 23, 2014

Expos get past Mets in 13

Montreal, April 30, 1969:  It took 13 innings and Tom Teriffic had long since taken his showers but the Expos won the game Seaver started.  The Mets righthander certainly did his part, allowing one run in 10 innings of work.  Veteran first sacker Donn Clendenon excited the Montreal faithful with a solo blast to lead off the top of the second.  The lead held until the top of the seventh   Yesterday's hero Cleon Jones started off the inning with a single.  He stole second and moved to third on a Ed Kranepool fly out to right.  Ron Swoboda then hit a grounder that Montreal starter Mike Wegener could not handle allowing Jones to score and tie the game.  The score remained tied at one until the bottom of the 13th.  Maury Wills singled to start the inning.  Mota then followed with a run and hit single, moving Wills to third.  After a Staub fly out to shallow center, Mack Jones' seeing eye single between first and second plated Wills with the winning run.

Clendenon gives Expos early lead

Montreal benefitted from outstanding pitching this game.  Expo starter Mike Wegener threw seven innings of one run ball, walking only one with five punch-outs.  Four Montreal relievers threw six scoreless innings of relief.  Don Shaw (1-4) picked up his first win of the season.  Mets reliever Tug McGraw(0-4) suffered the loss.

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