Monday, August 15, 2016

Games of Friday, May 2

The standings

Philadelphia     8       5        .615    ---
Chicago            9       6        .600    ---
California         8       7        .533    1
San Diego        8       7        .533    1
Seattle              7       8        .467    1.5
Kansas City      6       7        .462    2
Montreal          6       9         .429   3
Cleveland         5       8        .384    3

Saturday's games
Kansas City (Rooker) at Philadelphia (Fryman)
Montreal (Robertson) at California (Murphy)
Seattle (Brunet) at San Diego (Santorini)

Cleveland 7, Chicago 4: Eddie Leon's three-run homer in the sixth inning put the Tribe ahead to stay, and Luis Tiant garnered 10 strikeouts in 8.2 innings. Leon was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs. For the White Sox, Gail Hopkins (3-for-5) had two RBIs in the visitors' three-run first inning. Tiant walked six, and Mike Paul relieved after two ninth-inning walks to strike out pinch-hitter Don Pavelitch for the save.

Philadelphia 7, Kansas City 6 (10 innings): Dave Wickersham, in his third inning of relief, threw two wild pitches to move the winning run from second to home in the bottom of the 10th. It was a big game for pinch-hitters; Philadelphia got a pair of run-scoring doubles from Dave Watkins and Ron Stone, and Kansas City's Hawk Taylor clubbed a two-run homer in the eighth that briefly put the Royals ahead. Mike Ryan hit a two-run homer off Wally Bunker in the second inning for the Phillies, and Dick Allen had a solo shot in the fifth. Pat Kelly homered for the Royals; he was 3-for-6 with a run, two RBIs, a double and the home run. John Briggs doubled twice and scored twice, including the game-winner, for the Phillies. Bill Wilson was the winner.

California 4, Montreal 3: Jim Fregosi homered and scored twice as Jim McGlothlin held the Expos to one earned run on four hits in six innings. Jay Johnstone had a pair of RBI singles for the Angels, and Hoyt Wilhelm earned the save with three innings of one-run relief. Loser Steve Renko allowed four runs in five innings.

San Diego 3, Seattle 1 (10 innings): Nate Colbert's two run homer off Bob Locker lifted the Padres to the win. His homer came right after Steve Hovley gunned down Cito Gaston at the plate trying to score on Ollie Brown's double. Johnny Podres got the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Seattle starter Marty Pattin took a five-hit shutout into the ninth inning, but the first two men he face in that inning singled, and Colbert eventually scored. Pattin struck out eight and walked three; he also scored the only run for the Pilots.

Player of the Day: Eddie Leon, Cleveland.

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