Saturday, July 30, 2016

Games of Saturday, April 26

The standings

Seattle              7       3        .700    ---
Kansas City      5       4        .556    1.5
Philadelphia     5       4        .556     1.5
Chicago            5       5        .500    2
California         5       6        .455    2.5
Montreal          5       6         .455    2.5
San Diego        5       6        .455    2.5 
Cleveland         3       6        .333    3.5

Sunday's games:
Chicago (Horlen) at Seattle (Brabender)
Kansas City (Drago) at Montreal (Robertson)
Philadelphia (Johnson) at California (Murphy)
Cleveland (Williams) at San Diego (Niekro)

Montreal 9, Philadelphia 3: The Expos got homers from Rusty Staub, Coco Laboy and Kevin Collins as they pounded three Phillies pitchers for 12 hits. Mack Jones went 4-for-4 with two runs, three RBIs and a double. Gary Waslewski went seven innings for the win, allowing six hits and three runs, including a two-run homer from Dick Allen.

Seattle 2, Chicago 1: Marty Pattin struck out seven White Sox in seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball. The Pilots scored both their runs off Tommy John in the fifth inning; with two outs, Tommy Harper doubled, stole second and scored on Steve Hovley's single. Wayne Comer then walked, and Greg Goossen singled Hovley home. Jim Bouton and John O'Donoghue each threw a scoreless inning of relief. Tommy Davis (Pilots) was injured for two days; he will remain on the roster.

Kansas City 8. California 4: Ed Kirkpatrick scored three times as the Royals compiled 19 hits off three Angels pitchers. Joe Foy and Jerry Adair each went 3-for-5 and scored twice; Ellie Rodriguez was also 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Winner Wally Bunker staggered through five innings (three runs on seven hits), and Tom Burgmeier worked the final four innings for the save, allowing one run on three hits. Sandy Alomar was 4-for-5 for the losers; he scored twice and had a triple.

Cleveland 7, San Diego 2: Luis Tiant threw a four-hitter for the Indians, who got a three-run homer from Tony Horton to pull away from the Padres. Ivan Murrell hit a two-run homer to account for San Diego's runs. Tiant was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk at the plate himself, and Eddie Leon hit a solo homer for Cleveland. Ed Spiezio of the Padres will miss the next game with an injury.

Player of the Day: Luis Tiant, Cleveland

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Games of Friday, April 25

The standings

Seattle              6       3        .667    ---
Philadelphia     5       3        .625    .5
Chicago            5       4        .556    1
California         5       5        .500    1.5
Kansas City      4       4        .500    1.5
San Diego        5       5        .500    1.5
Montreal          4       6         .400    2.5
Cleveland         2       6        .250    3

Saturday's games:
Chicago (John) at Seattle (Pattin)
Montreal (Waslewski) at Philadelphia (Champion)
Cleveland (Tiant) at San Diego (Kirby)
Kansas City (Bunker) at California (McGlothlin)

Seattle 6, Cleveland 3: Tommy Davis went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs, a walk and a steal as the Pilots beat the Indians and Sam McDowell. The Tribe's fireballer struck out just two Seattle batters in seven innings while allowing six runs on 11 hits and three walks. Max Alvis was 5-for-5 for Cleveland. Steve Barber allowed one run in five innings for the win; he gave up four hits and four walks. Bob Locker got the final two outs for the save.

Philadelphia 5, Montreal 4: Deron Johnson drove in three runs and Johnny Callison a pair as the Phillies hung on to defeat the Expos, who scored their four runs in the final three innings. Callison scored twice; he was 2-for-3 with a triple and a sac fly. Tony Taylor stole two bases for the Phillies. Winner Rick Wise held the Expos scoreless through six innings but didn't record an out in the seventh; Turk Ferrell, John Boozer and Bill Wilson pieced together the final nine outs.

Kansas City 11, California 2: Mike Fiore went 4-for-5, including a first-inning homer off Andy Messersmith that put the Royals in front. Fiore scored three times. Lou Piniella was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, one run scored and a triple. Messersmith allowed seven runs in five innings, two of them unearned. Winner Bill Butler went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits; he struck out eight Angels.

Chicago 7, San Diego 0: Paul Edmondson shut out the Padres on five hits, and Carlos May drove in three runs and scored twice for the White Sox. Ken Berry was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double for Chicago, while Roberto Pena went 3-for-4 with a double for the Padres.

Player of the Day: Mike Fiore, Kansas City

Monday, July 25, 2016

Games of Thursday, April 24

The standings

Seattle              5       3        .625    ---
Philadelphia     4       3        .571    .5
California         5       4        .556    .5
San Diego        5       4        .556    .5
Chicago            4       4        .500    1
Montreal          4       5         .444    1.5
Kansas City      3       4        .429    1.5
Cleveland         2       5        .286    2.5

Friday's games:
Seattle (Barber) at Cleveland (McDowell)
Montreal (Renko) at Philadelphia (Wise)
Chicago (Edmondson) at San Diego (Kelley)
Kansas City (Butler) at California (Messersmith)

Seattle 6, Cleveland 5: Pinch-hitter Merritt Ranew singled home two runs to cap a four-run rally in the eighth inning as the Pilots overtook the Indians. Winning pitcher Mike Marshall allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings. Loser Dick Ellsworth had allowed two runs, one unearned, in seven innings but didn't retire a man in the eighth. Tony Horton was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI for the Indians. Tommy Harper was 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, a run scored and a sac fly. Bob Locker worked a perfect ninth for the save.

Montreal 8, Philadelphia 7: The Expos scored four runs in the eighth on two singles, three walks, a hit batter and an error to survive a five-RBI performance from the Phillies' Larry Hisle. Hisle homered twice and singled in five at-bats. Dick Allen also homered for Philadelphia but fanned four times. Bobby Wine drew three walks for the Expos, scoring twice and driving in a run. Dan McGinn was credited with the win despite allowing two runs (one earned) in his inning of work; Turk Farrell was the loser.

Kansas City 4, California 1: Jim Rooker threw a three-hit complete game. He didn't allow a baserunner until Billy Cowan homered with two outs in the fifth. Rooker walked two and struck out three. The Royals got 12 hits and three walks against Clyde Wright and two relief pitchers, but bounced into three double plays and had a basestealer nabbed.

San Diego 6, Chicago 0: Tommie Sisk threw a five-hit complete game, while Al Ferrara homered twice and drove in five runs. Nate Colbert added a homer and double and scored three times for the Padres. Sisk walked four and hit a batter. Buddy Bradford singled twice and stole a base for the White Sox.

Player of the Day: Tommie Sisk, San Diego

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Games of Wednesday, April 23

The standings

Philadelphia     4       2        .667    ---
California         5       3        .625    ---
Chicago            4       3        .571    .5
Seattle              4       3        .571    .5
San Diego        4       4        .500    1
Montreal          3       5         .375    2
Cleveland         2       4        .333    2
Kansas City      2       4        .333    2

Wednesday's games:
Seattle (Marshall) at Cleveland (Ellsworth)
Montreal (Stoneman) at Philadelphia (Jackson)
Chicago (Wynne) at San Diego (Sisk)
Kansas City (Rooker) at California (Wright)

Seattle 3, Cleveland 0: Three Pilots pitchers held the Indians to just seven hits. Light-hitting Seattle infielders Gus Gil and John Donaldson drove in the runs with doubles. George Burnet allowed three hits in six innings for Seattle, and Diego Segui struck out three in two innings of relief. Bob Locker loaded the bases with one out in the ninth but escaped the jam.

Philadelphia 13, Montreal 2: The Phillies batted around twice in routing the Expos. Tony Taylor was 4-for-4 with two walks, two steals, two runs and two RBIs. Dick Allen drove home four runs, three on a bases-loaded double in the fifth that put the Phillies ahead. John Briggs hit a three-run homer in the seventh, and Deron Johnson also had three RBIs. Woodie Fryman allowed two runs in seven innings for the win.

Chicago 6, San Diego 3: Bobby Knoop and Gail Hopkins each drove in a pair of runs and Buddy Bradford homered for the White Sox. Jose Arcia scored twice for the Padres. Gary Peters went six innings for the win, and Gary Bell threw two shutout innings for the save. Knoop was 3-for-4 with a double.

California 6, Kansas City 4: Ruben Amaro bunted home two runs as the Angels overcame a pair of two-run deficits to beat the Royals. Chuck Harrison and Bob Oliver homered for Kansas City. Aurelio Rodriguez also had two RBIs for the Angels, and Bill Voss scored twice. Rudy May went seven innings, allowing eight hits and four runs, for the win; he walked two and struck out four.

Player of the Day: Tony Taylor, Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Games of Tuesday, April 22

The standings

Philadelphia     3       2        .600    ---
California         4       3        .571    ---
San Diego        4       3        .571    ---  
Chicago            3       3        .500    .5
Seattle              3       3        .500    .5
Montreal          3       4         .429    1
Cleveland         2       3        .400    1
Kansas City      2       3        .400    1

Wednesday's games:
Seattle (Brunet) at Cleveland (Hargen)
Montreal (Wegener) at Philadelphia (Fryman)
Chicago (Peters) at San Diego (Santorini)
Kansas City (Nelson) at California (May)

Seattle 5, San Diego 3: Wayne Comer hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Padres never caught up to the Pilots. Gene Brabender went six innings, allowing two runs, for the win. Nate Colbert drove in all three runs for the Padres, with homer, single and walk in five trips to the plate. Fred Stanley doubled home two runs in his debut.

Chicago 5, Cleveland 4: Buddy Bradford hit three homers for the White Sox, including a game-tying two-run shot in the bottom of ninth off Stan Williams. Three batters later, pinch-hitter Tom McCraw singled home Ed Herrmann with the winning run. Bradford hit two solo homers off Indians starter Luis Tiant, one in the second and the other in the fourth. Duke Sims hit a two-run homer off winner Joel Horlen, and Frank Baker had a solo homer. Lou Klimchock was 3-for-4 with two doubles. Walt Williams of Chicago was injured (7 days) and will be replaced on the roster by Angel Bravo; Williams is eligible to return for games of May 3.

Montreal 7, California 1: The Expos got first-inning homers from Ron Fairly and Mack Jones, and Jerry Robertson didn't allow a run until the ninth inning. Robertson struck out nine, walked three and yielded eight hits in 8.1 innings. Roy Face got the final two outs. Jones was 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and two RBIs, and Ty Cline was 2-for-3 with two runs, a walk, a stolen base and an RB I on a sacrifice fly.

Player of the day: Buddy Bradford, Chicago

Monday, July 18, 2016

Games of Monday, April 21

The standings

San Diego        4       2        .667     --- 
California         4       2        .667    ---
Philadelphia     3       2        .600    .5
Cleveland         2       2        .500    1
Chicago            2       3        .400    1.5
Kansas City      2       3        .400    1.5
Seattle              2       3        .400    1.5 
Montreal          2       4         .333    2 

Tuesday's games:
Cleveland (Tiant) at Chicago (Horlen)
San Diego (Niekro) at Seattle (Brabender)
California (Murphy) at Montreal (Robertson)

Philadelphia 7, Kansas City 3: Rick Wise scattered five hits over eight innings and scored twice himself as the Phillies overpowered the Royals. John Briggs hit a two-run homer and Dick Allen doubled home two runs off Wally Bunker. Mike Fiore homered for Kansas City. Mike Ryan of the Phillies was injured (three days); he may play again on April 25.

California 4, Montreal 1: Aurelio Rodriguez homered in his second straight at-bat to put the Angels ahead in the first inning, and Montreal never caught up. Jim McGlothlin allowed one unearned run in 8.2 innings; the Expos didn't get their second hit until there were two outs in the ninth, at which point consecutive singles by Ron Fairly and Rusty Staub brought Hoyt Wilhelm in to strike out Mack Jones. Losing pitcher Larry Jaster doubled home the only Montreal run after a two-base error by Sandy Alomar. McGlothlin struck out six and walked one. Claude Raymond threw three scoreless innings of relief for the Expos.

Player of the day: Jim McGlothlin, Angels.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Games of Sunday, April 20

The standings

San Diego        4       2        .667     --- 
California         3       2        .600     .5
Cleveland         2       2        .500    1
Kansas City      2       2        .500    1
Philadelphia     2       2        .500    1
Chicago            2       3        .400    1.5
Montreal          2       3         .400    1.5
Seattle              2       3        .400    1.5 

Monday's games:
Philadelphia (Wise) at Kansas City (Bunker)
California (McGlothlin) at Montreal (Jaster)

Cleveland 18, Chicago 4: The Indians batted around three times, scoring five runs in each of the fourth, seventh and ninth innings. Larry Brown had four doubles and a walk in six trips to the plate; he scored three runs and drove in a pair. Max Alvis (four hits) scored three times and drove in three. Ray Fosse hit a three-run homer. Sam McDowell went six innings for the win; he walked seven with just three strikeouts and gave up a three-run homer in the first to Don Pavelitch.

San Diego 7, Seattle 4: The Padres never trailed and broke the game open on Ivan Murrell's three-run pinch-hit homer in the seventh off Jim Bouton. Nate Colbert homered and doubled, scoring twice and driving in a pair. Clay Kirby threw six scoreless innings for the win. Seattle's Ray Oyler was injured (10 games); Fred Stanley replaces him on the active roster. Oyler is eligible to return for games of May 1.

California 2, Montreal 0 (13 innings): Aurelio Rodriguez and Tom Egan hit back-to-back homers off Don Shaw in the 13th inning to make a winner of Hoyt Wilhelm. Bill Stoneman threw 9.2 innings of five-hit ball for the Expos, and Andy Messersmith allowed three hits in eight innings. Shaw threw 3.1 innings of relief, and the Angels got two scoreless innings apiece from Clyde Wright and Wilhelm before Ken Tatum finished with a perfect bottom of the 13th. Bill Voss threw Mack Jones out at the plate to end the bottom of the ninth, and Jay Johnstone did the same to Ron Fairly to end the 11th. For the Expos, John Bateman was injured (8 games); John Bocabella will replace him on the active roster, and Bateman may return for games of May 1. For the Angels, Jim Fregosi was injured (three games). He will remain on the roster.

Player of the Day: Larry Brown, Cleveland

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Games of Saturday, April 19

The standings

San Diego        3       2        .600     -- 
California         2       2        .500    .5
Chicago            2       2        .500     .5
Kansas City      2       2        .500     .5
Philadelphia     2       2        .500     .5
Montreal          2       2         .500     .5
Seattle              2       2        .500     .5 
Cleveland         1       2        .333     1

Sunday's games:
Cleveland (McDowell) at Chicago (John)
San Diego (Kirby) at Seattle (Pattin)
California (Messersmith) at Montreal (Stoneman)

Kansas City 2, Philadelphia 1: Chuck Harrison drove in both runs for the Royals, one on a bases-loaded walk and the second on a home run. Bill Butler allowed just two hits in 6-plus innings, but one of his four walks scored. Dave Wickersham got the win with two perfect innings of relief, and Moe Drabowsky pitched a scoreless ninth for the save. Grant Jackson went the distance for Philadelphia; he struck out seven and allowed four hits, but he also walked four and hit a batter. The Royals' Paul Schaal was injured for five games; he will be replaced on the roster by Scott Northey and is eligible to return for the games of May 1.

San Diego 2, Seattle 0 (12 innings): Dick Kelley of the Padres and Steve Barber of the Pilots each threw nine scoreless innings. Kelley faced one batter over the minimum with the aid of a caught stealing and a double play; he allowed two hits and a walk while striking out 10. Barber allowed four hits and three walks while fanning eight. Frank Reberger and Diego Segui continued the shutout pitching for two innings before the Padres broke through against Bob Locker for two runs in the top of the 12th. Billy McCool worked a hitless 12th for the save.

Montreal 2, California 1: A series of gaffes by Angels centerfielder Jay Johnstone with two outs in the ninth gave the game to the Expos. Rudy May carried a 2-1 lead into the ninth, and with two out and Ron Brand on first, Reny Hermoso hit a fly ball to center. Johnstone turned it into a Little League homer; the official scoring ruling was a double and RBI, with Hermoso scoring the winning run on a Johnstone error. May struck out seven and allowed six hits in the loss. Jim Spencer was 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI for the Angels. Dan McGinn was the winner with two scoreless innings of relief.

Player of the day: Chuck Harrison, Kansas City

Monday, July 11, 2016

Games of Friday, April 18

The standings

California         2       1        .667     ---
Philadelphia     2       1        .667     ---
Seattle              2       1        .667     ---
Chicago            2       2        .500     .5
San Diego        2       2        .500     .5
Cleveland         1       2        .333     1
Kansas City      1       2        .333     1
Montreal          1       2         .333     1

Saturday's games:
Philadelphia (Jackson) at Kansas City (Butler)
San Diego (Kelley) at Seattle (Barber)
California (May) at Montreal (Waslewski)

San Diego 5, Chicago 0: Johnny Podres baffled the White Sox with a three-hitter, while his mates put up five runs in the first three innings against Billy Wynne. Ed Spezio homered and Chris Cannizzaro doubled in two runs. Al Ferrara was 3-for-3 with a double and a walk, he scored one run and drove in another.

Seattle 13, Cleveland 9: The Indians committed six errors -- three by shortstop Eddie Leon -- and allowed nine unearned runs. George Brunet allowed just two runs in six innings for the win, but relievers Mike Marshall, John O'Donoghue and Jim Bouton got dinged for seven runs in three innings. Greg Goossen hit a three-run homer for the Pilots, while Hawk Harrelson homered, doubled and singled twice while driving in four runs for the Tribe.

Player of the day: Johnny Podres of San Diego

On handling starting pitchers

Having played three days of a calendar schedule, it seems a good idea for me to set down the guidelines and rules for pitcher usage.

No pitcher in this league had 40 starts or 300 innings, the arbitrary milestones that in the 40 Years Tourney allowed a pitcher to work on three days rest indefinitely. (The closest is Sam McDowell of Cleveland, with 38 starts and 285 innings.) And so nobody in the Losers League will work routinely on three days rest.

Fifteen pitchers have the asterisk on the Strat-O-Matic roster sheet. They will routinely work on four days rest and can, as the schedule dictates, work on three days rest. They are:

California: Jim McGlothlin, Andy Messersmith, Tom Murphy;  Chicago: Joel Horlen, Tommy John, Gary Peters; Cleveland: Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant; Kansas City: Wally Bunker; Montreal: Bill Stoneman; Philadelphia: Woodie Fryman, Grant Jackson, Rick Wise; San Diego: Clay Kirby, Joe Niekro; Seattle: none.

All other starters should have four days rest.

There will be spots in the schedule in which these rest patterns may not be followed; there are occasions in which a team or teams will play three doubleheaders in three days. If an asterisked pitcher starts on two days rest, or a non-asterisked starter on three days, I will deduct two innings from his point of weakness factor.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Games of Thursday, April 17

The standings

California         2       1        .667   ---
Chicago            2       1        .667   ---
Philadelphia     2       1        .667    ---
Seattle              1       1        .500    .5
Cleveland         1       1        .500    .5
Montreal          1       2         .333    1
Kansas City      1       2        .333    1
San Diego         1       2        .333    1

Friday's games:
San Diego (Podres) at Chicago (Wynne)
Cleveland (Ellsworth) at Seattle (Brunet)

California 3, Kansas City 0: Tom Murphy fired the Angels' second complete-game shutout of the series. He allowed the Royals just four hits and three walks while fanning five. The Angels got all their runs off Dick Drago in the fifth inning, collecting three singles and a walk and taking advantage of a Kansas City error.

Chicago 5, San Diego 1: The White Sox got solo homers from Ken Berry and Buddy Bradford,  and Gary Peters held the Padres to one run in seven innings despite allowing 10 hits and three walks. Ollie Brown had three hits, including a pair of doubles, for San Diego.

Philadelphia 12, Montreal 3: The Phillies scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to rout the Expos. Larry Hisle scored three runs for the Phillies; he doubled and homered in four at-bats. Don Money and Mike Ryan each drove in three runs. Woodie Fryman allowed six hits in the complete game win, allowing a three-run homer to Rusty Staub.

Player of the day: Tom Murphy, California

Friday, July 8, 2016

Games of Wednesday, April 16

The standings

Philadelphia     1       1        .500   ---
San Diego        1       1        .500   ---
Seattle              1       1        .500   ---
California         1       1        .500   ---
Cleveland         1       1        .500   ---
Kansas City      1       1        .500   ---
Chicago            1       1        .500   ---
Montreal          1       1         .500  ---

Thursday's games:
California (Murphy) at Kansas City (Drago)
San Diego (Santorini) at Chicago (Peters)
Philadelphia (Fryman) at Montreal (Wegener)

Kansas City 5, California 4 (10 innings): The Royals got four innings of scoreless, one-hit relief from Dave Wickersham and Tom Burgmeier while scoring twice in the seventh and twice in the eighth to tie the game before Lou Pinella's sac fly in the bottom of the 10th plated Pat Kelly with the game winner. Kelly scored twice for K.C, and Jay Johnstone twice for the Angels. Jim McGlothlin didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning, extending the Royals' scoreless streak to open the season to 15 innings.

Cleveland 6, Seattle 4 (10 innings): Duke Sims's two-run homer in the top of the 10th made a winner of Stan Williams, who tossed two perfect innings of relief. Tony Horton scored three times for the Tribe and hit one of two first inning home runs off Seattle starter Gene Brabender, the other being a leadoff shot by Jose Cardenal.  Steve Whitaker hit a pinch-hit bases-loaded triple in the seventh to tie the game, but Mike Paul struck out Tommy Harper and Tommy Davis to preserve the tie. Luis Tiant was charged with four earned runs but allowed just three hits in 6.1 innings (he did walk three.) Losing pitcher John O'Donoghue worked three innings.

Chicago 6, San Diego 4: Ken Berry capped off a 3-for-4 day by starting the decisive rally in the bottom of the eighth. He scored one run and drove in a pair. Jerry Nyman vultured the win with two innings of one-run ball for the White Sox.

Montreal 7, Philadelphia 6: Rusty Staub put an end to a see-saw game with a walk-off single off All Raffo. The Phillies scored one run in each of six different innings, and the Expos scored in five innings. Don Money homered and doubled for the Phillies, Tony Taylor scored twice and Dick Allen homered. Mack Jones scored three runs with a two-run homer and a stolen base for the Expos. Gary Waslewski was credited with the win. Gary Sutherland was injured (15 days) and replaced on the roster by Reny Hermoso; Sutherland is eligible to return on May 2.

Player of the day: Tony Horton, Cleveland

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Games of Tuesday, April 15

The standings

California         1       0      1.000    ---
Philadelphia     1       0      1.000   ---
San Diego        1       0      1.000    ---
Seattle              1       0      1.000    ---
Chicago            0       1        .000    1
Cleveland         0       1        .000    1
Kansas City      0       1        .000    1
Montreal           0       1        .000    1

Wednesday's games:
California (McGlothlin) at Kansas City (Nelson)
San Diego (Niekro) at Chicago (Horlen)
Cleveland (Tiant) at Seattle (Brabender)
Philadelphia (Wise) at Montreal (Robertson)

Philadelphia 13, Montreal 2: Johnny Callison hit a pair of homers, one a grand slam, and drove in eight runs as the Phillies routed the Expos. Grant Jackson struck out seven in eight innings while allowing the Expos two runs on three hits, one a homer by Coco Laboy. Claude Raymond threw 4.1 innings of relief for Montreal, allowing one run. The Phillies stole three bases in the first inning against Bill Stoneman.

California 4, Kansas City 0:
Andy Messersmith threw a four-hit shutout for the visiting Angels, striking out 10 and walking three. Bill Voss singled home two runs in a three-run fourth inning, and Jim Spencer scored twice. Jackie Hernandez was injured (one game) for the Royals.

San Diego 4, Chicago 2: Clay Kirby and Jack Baldschun combined for a six-hitter for the Padres, who got a home run from Ollie Brown. Ed Spezio was injured (two games) for the Padres.

Seattle 5, Cleveland 3: The Pilots stunned Sam McDowell with a pair of two-run homers in the seventh inning (pinch-hitter Jerry McNertney) and eighth inning (Jim Pagliaroni) for the comeback win. Jim Bouton worked two shutout innings in relief of Marty Pattin for the win. The Indians got homers from Tony Horton and Hawk Harrelson. Pagliaroni had a pair of doubles to go with his homer and totaled three RBIs. Seattle's John Kennedy was injured (three games); he is off the roster and replaced by Merritt Ranew. Kennedy is eligible for reinstatement for games of April 26.

Player of the day: Johnny Callison, Philadelphia.