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

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