Sunday, August 21, 2016

Games of Sunday, May 4

The standings

Philadelphia   10       5        .667    ---
Chicago          10       6        .625    0.5
San Diego        9       8        .529    2
California         8       8        .500    2.5
Seattle              8       9        .470    3
Kansas City      6       8        .429    3.5
Montreal          7     10         .412   4
Cleveland         5       9        .357    4.5

Monday's games
San Diego (Sisk) at Cleveland (Hargan)
Montreal (Jaster) at Kansas City (Nelson)
Seattle (Barber) at Chicago (Edmondson)
Philadelphia (Palmer) at California (May)

Chicago 6, Cleveland 5 (12 innings): Buddy Bradford hit a two-run homer and scored three times as the White Sox prevailed. Wilbur Wood threw two perfect innings of relief for the win. Bill Melton doubled home Luis Aparicio for the winning run off Dick Ellsworth. Larry Brown and Ray Fosse each scored twice for Cleveland. Chicago reactivated Walt Williams before the game and demoted Bob Christian; Christian is eligible to return for games of May 14. Gary Peters (Chicago) was injured (15 games); he will be replaced on the roster by Sammy Ellis and is eligible to return for games of May 19.

Philadelphia 7, Montreal 5: Larry Hisle led off the game with a homer for the Phillies, and he added a second solo shot in the seventh. Jerry Johnson threw seven innings of one-hit, one-run ball -- a solo homer by Mack Jones -- for the win. Cookie Rojas of the Phillies and Kevin Collins of the Expos each hit two-run homers off relievers in the ninth inning. Al Raffo got one out for the save. Dick Allen of the Phillies was injured for one game and Ron Brand of the Expos for two; both will remain on their respective rosters.

San Diego 7. Seattle 3: The Padres scored five runs in the second inning to drive Gene Brabender from the mound early. Cito Gaston hit a two-run triple in that big inning; the Padres also got back-to-back triples in the eighth inning from Nate Colbert and Ivan Murrell as they tacked two more runs onto their margin. Dick Kelley allowed three runs in six innings for the win; Billy McCool entered with two on and none out in the ninth and proceeded to strike out Steve Hovley and get a double play grounder from Tommy Harper to secure the game and the save. Garry Roggenburk threw 4.1 innings of shutout relief for the Pilots, retiring the first 10 men he faced. Tommy Davis of the Pilots was injured (4 days); he will remain on the roster. Roggenburk is demoted and Dick Simpson activated; Roggenburk is eligible to return to the active roster for games of May 15.

Player of the day: Buddy Bradford, White Sox

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