Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Games of Thursday, May 15

The standings

Philadelphia     14       9        .609    ---
Chicago            13       9        .591    0.5
San Diego        13     11        .542    1.5
Kansas City      11     10        .523    2
California         12     11        .522    2
Montreal          11     14         .440   4
Seattle              10     13        .435    4
Cleveland          8     15         .348    6

Friday's games
Seattle (Brabender) at Philadelphia (Johnson)
Chicago (Edmondson) at Kansas City (Butler)

Montreal 6, Cleveland 4: Mack Jones drove in three runs and Ron Fairly a pair as the Expos overcame three solo homers by the Indians. Jones hit a solo homer off losing pitcher Luis Tiant to tie the game in the fourth and had a two-run single in the decisive four-run fifth inning. Jerry Robertson worked six innings for the win, allowing homers to Frank Baker and Jose Cardenal. Tony Horton homered off Claude Raymond in the ninth, but Raymond picked up the save anyway.

Philadelphia 5, Seattle 4: Dick Allen tripled home two runs and Johnny Callison and Deron Johnson each had RBI doubles as the Phillies held off the Pilots.  Grant Jackson went eight innings for the win, allowing solo homers to Jim Pagliaroni and Greg Goossen. Bill Wilson worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the save. Pagliaroni went 2-for-4 with two runs scored; Callison was 2-for-4 with a run. George Brunet took the loss for Seattle, allowing four runs in five innings.

Chicago 3, Kansas City 1: Luis Aparicio hit a two-run homer and scored another run. Billy Wynne allowed seven hits and one run in eight innings for the White Sox; he was backed by three double plays. Wilbur Wood got three outfield flies for the save. The Royals' Jackie Hernandez (three days) and the White Sox' Ed Herrmann (one day) were injured; neither will be deactivated.

San Diego 5, California 3 (14 innings): Ollie Brown doubled home Chris Cannizzaro and Cito Gaston to put the Padres ahead in the top of the 14th, and three pitchers -- Gary Ross, Johnny Podres and Jack Baldschun -- got one out apiece in the bottom of the inning to preserve the lead. San Diego had carried a 3-1 lead in the the bottom of the ninth, but the Angels tagged Frank Reberger for three hits, a walk and a hit batter to tie the score and were only stopped when Gaston gunned down Joe Azcue at the plate. Ross got the win with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief, and Vern Gishert was the loser. Gaston was 3-for-6 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Billy Cowan of the Angels must miss the next game with an injury. Teammate Vic Davalillo was also injured but will be ready to go for their next game.

Player of the Day: Luis Aparicio, White Sox

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