|Tosses three hit shutout|
The Expos scored single runs in the second and third innings which was all Robertson needed. Maury Wills and Rusty Staub each collected two hits for Montreal.
|Tosses three hit shutout|
|11th inning HR dooms Expos|
|Enjoys three hit game|
|Sipin goes deep.|
|Nye cools Friar's bats.|
|Moose has strong outing.|
|Clemente drives in a pair.|
Don Sutton had it all under control allowing just 1 run in 8 innings before handing the ball off to Jim Brewer who blew it. The Cubs got a clutch two out 2 run single by “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks to grab the lead and deflate the few fans who remained in the ballpark. Banks also hit a solo shot in the 8th to get the Cubbies on the board.
A dominant 4 hit shutout by Claude Osteen helped LA get back to their winning ways. A 3 run outburst in the bottom of the 4th made it 4-0, which is how it ended. Bill Sudakis had 2 RBI's.
Jenkins vs Singer
Dodgers 3, Cubs 1
Bill Singer (6-4, 1.96) continued his excellent run of success, but today he needed a little help since he only went 6 innings. Pete Mikkelsen (2 IP) and Jim Brewer (1 IP) were perfect in relief to set the Cubbies down and help LA take 2 of 3 in this mid week series out on the coast. Brewer recovered nicely with this save outing, after blowing the game two days ago. Wes Parker (2-4) had 2 RBI's. Tom Haller also chipped in with 2 hits.
Dodgers 8, Pirates 7 (11 inn)
Blass vs Sutton
Young guns, Steve Blass and Don Sutton, were throwing BP today. Blass gave up 7 in 4 and Sutton was marginally better with 5 in 6. On the heels of a 5 run 3rd inning the Dodgers had what seemed to be a safe 7-3 lead. The Bucs cashed in with 2 in the 5th and 2 more in 7th to tie it up. Reliever Al McBean was generous to his old teammates, which sent the game into extra innings. Fast forward to the bottom of the 11th where Tom Haller and Wes Parker led off the inning with back to back singles to put runners on the corners with nobody out. Bill Sudakis grounded to third, which froze Haller but allowed Parker to move up 90 feet to second. Jim Lefebvre was given an intentional pass to load the bases and create a force all around. Len Gabrielson was called on to pinch hit for reliever Pete Mikkelsen and promptly placed one perfectly between the 5-6 hole for a clean walk off single. Lost in the shuffle was Buc catcher Jerry May's 4 hit day. Sudakis had just 1 hit for the Dodgers, but it was a beauty...a grand slam in the 3rd.
The Dodgers scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first and held on for dear life as the Bucs chipped away slowly. Claude Osteen (3 runs / CG) bent (10 hits) but never broke. Osteen aided his cause by fanning 9 and not walking a soul. Andy Kosco's 3 run blast in the bottom of the first off Dock Ellis proved to be the difference maker.
Dodgers 4, Pirates 0
Veale vs Singer
Bill Singer fanned 9 in this sweep 4 hit complete game shutout. 3-Dog, Willie Davis, went 3 for 4 to pace a 10 hit Dodger attack that came to life after a horrible road trip to help inch the team closer to .500. Singer, who is hitting .280, chipped in a single and his 3rd RBI of the season to close out the series sweep.
|Spiezio wins it with a grand slam.|
|Giusti holds down the Friars bats.|
|Drives in four runs|
|Earns firs win of the season|
Pilots 8, Yankees 7 (10 inn)
Downing vs Pattin
Down 7-2 in the bottom of the 8th the newly formed Pilots staged a miraculous comeback scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th to make it a tight one run ball game. Curiously the Yankees skipper, Ralph Houk, left starter Al Downing in to rot. Even more curious was the fact that he allowed him to come back out in the 9th to try to finish this thing off. Downing fanned pinch hitter Steve Whitaker, then cleanly fielded a drag bunt by Tommy Harper to start the inning off with 2 quick outs. Up stepped former teammate Mike Hegan, who homered in his first AB. Hegan wasted no time hitting his 2nd homer of the game with 2 out in the 9th to tie the affair and send it to extra innings. After walking Tommy Davis to lead off the bottom of the 10th, reliever Mike Kekich gave up a hot smash to Rich Rollins that handcuffed thirdbaseman Bobby Cox to put runners on 1st and 2nd with nobody out. Pinch hitter John Kennedy hit another bullet to Cox, who made amends by starting an around horn DP that looked to squash Seattle's rally. John Kennedy, who was a pinch hitter in the watershed 8th inning singled home Davis for the winning run in an improbable comeback scenario. Diego Segui (2-2) got the win and Kekich (0-5) took it on the chin.
New York and Seattle hooked up in a fan friendly see-saw battle that saw the lead change 5 times. Seattle's 4-1 lead heading into the 8th evaporated when Joe Pepitone hit a 2 run shot and Jerry Kenney singled home another. After Seattle scored 2 in the bottom of the inning off a Rich Rollins double and a Larry Haney Sac fly the M's looked poised to win. Pepitone's second homer of the day tied it up again and sent the game to extras. Tommy Harper led off the bottom of the 11th and singled and stole 2nd base off of reliever Steve Hamilton. Mike Hegan struck out on a folly floater, but the cagey veteran Tommy Davis was wise to that pitch and doubled off the wall to easily score Harper for Seattle's second consecutive walk off-comeback-extra inning win vs NY. Seattle starter Gary “Ding-Dong” Bell looked good allowing just one run in 6+ innings.
Yankees 12, Mariners 3
Brubach vs Marshall
New York jumped all over screwball specialist Mike Marshall to the tune of 12 runs in 6 2/3 innings. Marshall couldn't find the plate, and when he did he found the middle of it. Rookie Bobby Murcer (3-4) knocked in 5 runs and hit two homers to lead New York's steamrolling of Marshall. Jerry Kenney (4-5) scored 2 and knocked in 2. Six Bombers had multi-hit games as New York scored 12 runs on 19 hits. Roy White chipped in his 5th homer of the year and Jerry McNertney hit is second in garbage time.
Editor's Note: Seattle's 1969 record after 31 games was 13-18. Seattle's current record in ARAIG is 14-17.
|3 HRs with 9 RBI|
Pilots 2, Senators 1
J.Coleman vs M.Marshall
Mike Marshall and Joe Coleman gave us solo runs early on then held true the rest of the way. The game went into extra innings with the hometown team battling their fans who couldn't get the toilets in the restrooms to flush and the Nats who weren't yielding much. Diego Segui, in his second consecutive relief appearance in a row, set the Senators down in the 10th without giving an inch. After Larry Haney struck out to lead off the bottom of the 10th Washington lifted Coleman and brought in Baldwin and Alyea in a classic double switch. Tommy Harper worked out a walk then stole second. Mike Hegan was then given an intentional pass to create the DP situation. Rich Rollins lifted a sky high fly to right for the second out, but Washington's plans were foiled when Wayne Comer lined one to center for a clean single and Harper blazed home from second for the winning run. A tough loss for the boys from our Nation's capitol who had 11 hits and plated just 1. Leadoff man Del Unser (4-5) was on base all day and scored just once.
Pilots 5, Senators 3
Pascual vs Pattin
PREGAME: Welcome to Sicks Stadium where Washington will take on Seattle. Camilo Pascual takes the mound for Washington. He's made 6 starts on the year and is 3 and 1 with an ERA of 8.63. His 1st start against Seattle. He'll be opposed by Marty Pattin. He's made 6 starts on the year and is 0 and 3 with an ERA of 4.42. His 1st start against Washington. Washington center fielder Del Unser is riding an 14 game hitting streak. Washington right fielder Hank Allen is riding an 10 game hitting streak. It's 66 degrees, wind speed 5 mph, left to right and we have light rain.
Seattle jumped out to a 5-1 lead and found a way to hold on with some creative relief pitching substitutions. Don Mincher hit his 9th and 10th homers of the year and knocked in 3 runs to provide the difference. Marty Pattin (1-3, 4.33) gutted himself through 7 innings of work letting up 3. Former Yankee Jim "Bulldog" Bouton floated 25 knucklers in his 1 1/3 innings of relief, but got in trouble with 1 out in the 9th. Bouton gave way to lefty John O'Donoghue, who posted his second save of the season. Bernie Allen hit 2 homers in a losing effort for the Nats.
Senators 5, Pilots 2
Hannan vs Brabender
PREGAME: Welcome to Sicks Stadium where Washington will take on Seattle. Seattle has won 5 straight, and 8 of their last 10. Jim Hannan gets the start for Washington. He's made 6 starts on the year and is 0 and 2 with an ERA of 3.46. His 1st start against Seattle. He'll be opposed by Gene Brabender. He's made 2 starts on the year and is 1 and 1 with an ERA of 2.96. His 1st start against Washington. It's 58 degrees, wind speed 15 mph, out to cf and we have light rain.
The floodgates opened up in the top of the 7th as the Senators scored 4 unanswered runs and chased Pilot starter Gene Brabender from the hill. Dave Hannan (1-2, 3.33) went 7 strong innings. Mike Epstein and Ken McMullen each drove in 2 runs in Washington's big 7th innings. McMullen hit is 4th homer of the year. Dave Baldwin saved the game with 2 scoreless innings, although he did make it interesting by allowing the tying run to come to the plate in the 9th, but got Rich Rollins to fly out to deep center as the Nats avoided the sweep.
|Grand slam gives Reds lead|
|Smacks 3 HRs in Reds win|
Pilots 4, Red Sox 2
Culp (0-3, 5.19) vs Brabender (1-1, 2.96)
A pinch it grand salami by Steve Whitaker, in the bottom of the 7th, helped the Pilots double up the Red Sox at Sicks Stadium. Big Gene Brabender went 8 solid innings, giving up just 2 runs. For a while it looked like the Pilots were going to lose 2-0 until Whitaker's clout. Diego Segui and John O'Donoghue combined to save the day in the 9th as the Red Sox put runners on 2nd and 3rd off a gassed Brabender. Segui fanned George Thomas and got Mike Andrews to pop to Mincher at 1st. O'Donoghue came on to face Yaz in a lefty/lefty matchup that Seattle won via the strikeout.
A 2 run shot by Don Mincher tied the game up at 3-3, but the Pilots weren't done just yet. A Gus Gill 2 out 2 run single scored McNertney and Oyler to give Gary "Ding Dong" Bell a 2 run lead. Sparky Lyle would take his lumps blowing a 3-1 lead for Sonny Siebert, who gave up just 1 unearned run in 7 innings. Diego Segui posted his second save of the season with a perfect 9th inning. Banjo hitting shortstop Ray Oyler was surprisingly perfect at the plate today going 2 for 2 with 2 walks and a run scored and an RBI. Gil was 2 for 5 and 2 RBI’s plus the GWRBI