Friday, November 17, 2017

Games of Tuesday, Sept. 9

Chicago             77      56      .579     ---
Seattle               78      60       .565     1.5
California          68      67      .504    10
Kansas City       69      68      .504    10
Cleveland          68      69      .496    11
Montreal           63      71       .470    15.5
San Diego         60      76       .442    18.5
Philadelphia      59      75       .440    18.5

Wednesday's games
Montreal (Waslewski and Robertson) at Philadelphia (Jackson and Champion), 2
Chicago (John) at Seattle (Gelnar)

California 1, Kansas City 0: Jim Spencer scored the only run of the game. He came in on a double play grounder in the second inning. Rudy May went 7.1 innings for the win, allowing five hits and three walks. He worked out of jams in the sixth and seventh innings. Hoyt Wilhelm got the final five outs, allowing only a walk, for the save. Bill Butler struck out nine in seven innings for Kansas City, allowing four hits.

Seattle 6, Chicago 4: Wayne Comer drove in three runs as the Pilots tightened the race. George Brunet allowed four unearned runs in 6.2 innings, and Jim Bouton and Bob Locker retired the final seven White Sox hitters to nail down the win. Gary Peters took the loss. Dick Simpson (Seattle) will miss the next two days with an injury.

Player of the Day: Wayne Comer, Seattle

Monday, November 13, 2017

Games of Monday, Sept. 8

Chicago             77      55      .583     ---
Seattle               77      60       .562     2.5
Kansas City       69      67      .507    10
California          67      67      .500    11
Cleveland          68      69      .496    11.5
Montreal           63      71       .470    16
Philadelphia      59      75       .440    19
San Diego         60      76       .442    19

Tuesday's games
California (May) at Kansas City (Butler)
Chicago (Peters) at Seattle (Brunet)

Montreal 5, Philadelphia 3: Adolpho Phillips hit a two-run homer and scored twice, and Bobby Wine also scored a pair of runs for the Expos. Howie Reed allowed three runs in five innings for the win, with Don Shaw throwing 3.2 scoreless innings before Claude Raymond entered with two on in the bottom of the ninth to strike out Dick Allen. Allen was 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored. Larry Hisle also homered. Jerry Johnson was the losing pitcher.

Kansas City 3, California 2: The Royals scored twice in the bottom of the ninth, with Ed Kirkpatrick tripling home Lou Piniella for the tying run and scoring the winner on Jerry Adair's grounder through the drawn-in infield. Ken Tatum took the loss; Tom Burgmeier was the winner. Pat Kelly was injured for the Royals and is eligible to return Sept. 19.

Player of the Day: Don Shaw, Montreal

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Games of Sunday, Sept. 7

Chicago             77      55      .583     ---
Seattle               77      60       .562     2.5
California          67      66      .504    10.5
Kansas City       68      67      .504    10.5
Cleveland          68      69      .496    11.5
Montreal           62      71       .466    16.5
Philadelphia      59      74       .443    18.5
San Diego         60      76       .442    19

Monday's games
Montreal (Reed) at Philadelphia (Fryman)
California (Murphy) at Kansas City (Drago)

Kansas City 6, Montreal 0: Roger Nelson threw a four-hit shutout for the Royals, walking three and striking out 2. Jackie Hernandez scored twice and drove in a run; he had a single, a walk and a stolen base. The Expos committed four errors. Bill Stoneman took the loss; three of the five runs he allowed were unearned.

Philadelphia 13, California 5: Mike Ryan homered twice and drove in seven runs to cap a pair of big innings for the Phillies. Philadelphia plated six runs in the first inning to drive Jim McGlothlin from the box early, with Ryan hitting a three-run shot, and raked Eddie Fisher for five more in the seventh, with Ryan contributing a grand slam. Dick Allen and Johnny Callison also homered for the Phillies. Woodie Fryman allowed three earned runs in seven innings for the win.

Seattle 2, Cleveland 1, 10 innings: Wayne Comer singled home the winning run in the 10th off Larry Burchart. Duke Sims homered in the fourth for the only Cleveland run, off Diego Segui. Stan Williams, the Cleveland starter, left with a minor injury after the first inning, and Mike Paul threw five scoreless innings with nine strikeouts. Burchart took the loss; John O'Donoghue, who retired the only man he faced, was credited with the win.

Player of the Day: Mike Ryan, Philadelphia.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Games of Saturday, Sept. 6

Chicago             77      55      .583     ---
Seattle               76      60       .559     3
California          67      65      .508    10
Kansas City       67      67      .500    11
Cleveland          68      68      .500    11
Montreal           62      70       .470    16
San Diego         60      76       .442    19
Philadelphia      58      74       .439    19

Sunday's games
Kansas City (Nelson) at Montreal (Stoneman)
Cleveland (Williams) at Seattle (Segui)
Philadelphia (Fryman) at California (McGlothlin)

Montreal 4, Kansas City 0: Mark Wegener went eight innings for the win and drove in a pair of runs with a seventh-inning triple. Wegener allowed six hits and walked six, but threw two double-play balls. Ron Fairly hit a solo homer for the Expos. Wally Bunker took the loss.

San Diego 6, Chicago 3: Nate Colbert hit a two-run homer and Ollie Brown scored a pair of runs for the Padres. Tommy Sisk shut out the White Sox for six inning before weakening in the seventh and got the win; Gary Ross retired all six men he faced for the save. Gary Bell took the loss. Luis Aparicio (White Sox) and Larry Stahl (Padres) were each injured and will miss the next three days.

Chicago 4, San Diego 0: Joel Horlen scattered six hits and one walk in his shutout and drove in the first two runs of the game with a sixth-inning single that chased loser Clay Kirby. Horlen fanned five and faced just four men over the minimum. 

California 3, Philadelphia 1: Andy Messersmith scattered seven hits in eight innings while striking out eight and also scored a run and drove in another for the Angels. Ken Tatum retired all three men in the ninth for the save. Rick Wise took the loss.

Cleveland 3, Seattle 0: Dick Ellsworth went the distance, scattering seven hits and striking out three without a walk. Ken Harrelson homered for Cleveland, and Eddie Leon singled and drew three walks in four trips to the plate. Marty Pattin allowed one earned run in six innings for the loss.

Player of the Day: Joel Horlen, Chicago

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Games of Friday, Sept. 5

Chicago             76      54      .584     ---
Seattle               76      59       .563     2.5
California          66      65      .504    10.5
Kansas City       67      66      .504    10.5
Cleveland          67      68      .496    11.5
Montreal           61      70       .466    16.5
Philadelphia      58      73       .443    18.5
San Diego         59      75       .440    19

Saturday's games
Kansas City (Bunker) at Montreal (Wegener)
San Diego (Kirby and Sisk) at Chicago (Horlen and Bell), 2
Cleveland (Ellsworth) at Seattle (Pattin)
Philadelphia (Wise) at California (Messersmith)

Cleveland 4, Seattle 2: Eddie Leon's two-run homer in the top of the eighth broke the tie. Sam McDowell went the distance for the win. He allowed eight hits, one a homer by Ray Oyler, and struck out five. Garry Roggenburk took the loss. The Pilots were charged with four errors. Tony Horton was injured (three days) and may play again beginning Sept. 9.

Seattle 5, Cleveland 2: Consecutive doubles by Tommy Harper and Mike Hegan ignited a three-run sixth inning that lifted the Pilots to the win. Rich Rollins homered for Seattle, Jose Cardenal for Cleveland. Gene Brabender went seven innings for the win. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. Luis Tiant went all eight innings for Cleveland. John O'Donoghue threw two scoreless innings for the save.

San Diego 7, Chicago 4: Ollie Brown opened the scoring with a solo homer in the first and drove in two more runs on his 4-for-5 night. Dick Kelley, supported by four double plays, threw eight scoreless innings before weakening in the ninth. Tommy John took the loss. Al Ferrara was injured (one day).

Player of the Day: Ollie Brown, San Diego.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Games of Thursday, Sept 4

Chicago             76      53      .589     ---
Seattle               75      58       .564     3
California          66      65      .504    11
Kansas City       67      66      .504    11
Cleveland          66      67      .496    12
Montreal           61      70       .466    17
Philadelphia      58      73       .443    19
San Diego         58      75       .436    20

Friday's games
Cleveland (McDowell and Tiant) at Seattle (Gelnar and Brabender), 2
San Diego (Kelley) at Chicago (John)

Montreal 5, Kansas City 3: Ron Fairly pinch-hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning. Bill Butler was the hard luck loser; two of the four runs charged against him were unearned as the Royals were charged with three errors. Claude Raymond was credited with the win, and Dan McGinn picked up the save.

California 7, Philadelphia 1: Rudy May allowed one unearned run in eight innings, scattering five hits while walking two and striking out six. Loser Grant Jackson was knocked out in the first inning, allowing five runs on three hits, three walks and an error. Rich Reichardt tripled home three runs in the inning; he scored twice in the game.

Player of the Day: Ron Fairly, Montreal

Monday, October 23, 2017

Games of Wednesday, Sept. 3

Chicago             76      53      .589     ---
Seattle               75      58       .564     3
Kansas City       67      65      .508    10.5
California          65      65      .500    11.5
Cleveland          66      67      .496    12
Montreal           60      70       .461    17.5
Philadelphia      58      72       .446    18.5
San Diego         58      75       .436    20

Thursday's games
Philadelphia (Jackson) at California (May)
Kansas City (Butler) at Montreal (Robertson)

Chicago 4, Seattle 3: Tom McCraw capped a string of ninth-inning singles to plate the winning run off Jim Bouton. Ray Oyler of the Pilots and Bobby Knoop of the White Sox each had two-run doubles, and pinch-hitter Danny Walton hit a solo homer for Seattle. Dan Osinski threw two scoreless innings for the win.

Chicago 8, Seattle 7: Pinch-hitter Gail Hopkins doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the eighth as the White Sox again beat up the Seattle bullpen to sweep the doubleheader and tighten their grip on first place. Jack Hamilton got the win despite allowing two runs in two innings of work, Wilbur Wood the save and Bob Locker took the loss. Carlos May hit a two-run homer for Chicago. Tommy Harper had a solo shot for the Pilots. Duane Josephson (Chicago) was injured and cannot play until Sept. 19. Gary Kolb has been activated off the emergency list to give the White Sox a second catcher with Ed Herrmann also injured.

Cleveland 8, San Diego 1: Mike Paul threw a four-hitter while striking out nine for the Tribe, and Dave Nelson went 3-for-3 with a run, two RBIs, two steals, a double and a walk. Loser Al Santorini wild-pitched in two runs and yielded five steals in five innings. Roberto Pena homered for the sole San Diego run.

Cleveland 4, San Diego 2: Steve Hargan allowed two runs on one hit and four walks on short rest, Tony Horton went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a double, and Ken Harrelson scored twice. Joe Niekro took the loss, and Ron Law got the save.

Kansas City 5, California 3: Mike Fiore drove in three runs with a homer and a triple for Kansas City, and Mike Hedlund allowed three runs in seven innings for the win. Moe Drabowsky got the final out for the save. The Angels left the bases loaded in their three-run fivth inning and left men in scoring position in each of the next three. Vic Davalillo was injured and cannot play until Sept. 11.

Player of the Day: Gail Hopkins, Chicago