Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Bucs - Bravos Split Treasure
ONE – The Pirates used the “Launching Pad”
to rocket 4 long balls out against Phil
Niekro (8-3) and take the opener 8-0. Willie
Stargell, Manny Sanguilen, Jose Pagan (4 hits) and Freddie Patek all went deep. Dock
Ellis (4-3) yielded just 4 hits in 8 innings pitched.
GAME TWO –
Cepeda (8,9) homered twice and drove
in 4 as the Braves evened the series with a 10-5 victory. Mike Lum, Sonny Jackson and Clint
Didier contributed 3 hits each to an 18-hit Orlando Atlanta
siege. PHs Carl Taylor and Jerry May went yard for the Bucs.
GAME THREE – Jose Pagan’s 7th inning 3-run blast was the difference maker as
topped the Braves 6-5 in the lid-lifter of a DH. Matty Alou had a trio of singles. Jim Bunning (4-5) got the W with Bruce Dal Canton (7) adding the save.
GAME FOUR – Henry Aaron hit his 14th HR of the season among his 3 hits. Bob Tillman (6) cracked a 3-run bomb in the 3rd as
the DH and the series with a 10-4 win. Gil
Garrido also had 3 safeties for the victorious Bravos. Milt Pappas (4-5) earned the win.