Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jones powers Mets past Expos

Montreal, April 29, 1969:  Cleon Jones three run homer in the top of the 6th gave Jerry Koosman and the Mets enough breathing room to get by the Expos 4-2.  New York held a 1-0 lead after the fifth.  Shortstop Bud Harrelson chopped a single between short and third to lead off the inning.  After a Gaspar sacrifice, Ken Boswell grounded a single into right, moving Harrelson to third.  Then the Mets leftfielder turned on one that went over the leftfield fence and just missed the fair pole. Earlier, Jones drove in the Mets first run in the fourth inning.  Jones finished 2 for 4 with a HR, and drove in all four of the New York runs. 

Jones leads Mets over Expos

New York southpaw Koosman went the distance improving his record to 3-0.  Montreal starter Mudcat Grant fell to 1-2 on the season.

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