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

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