Monday, September 12, 2016

Games of Wednesday, May 14

The standings

Philadelphia   13       9        .591    ---
Chicago          12       9        .571    0.5
Kansas City   11       9        .550    1
California       12     10        .545    1
San Diego      12     11        .522    1.5
Seattle            10     12        .455    3
Montreal        10     14         .416   4
Cleveland        8     14         .363    5

Thursday's games
Cleveland (Tiant) at Montreal (Robertson)
Seattle (Brunet) at Philadelphia (Jackson)
Chicago (Wynne) at Kansas City (Drago)
San Diego (Santorini) at California (McGlothlin)

Philadelphia 4, Seattle 3: The Phillies racked up three homers off loser Marty Pattin and survived a pair of late inning jams to beat the Brewers. Johnny Callison hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Larry Hisle and Mike Ryan had solo shots in the first and second innings respectively. Winner Woody Fryman allowed four hits in seven innings, but walked five -- four of them in the Pilots' two-run sixth -- and allowed three stolen bases. Hisle gunned down Mike Hegan at the plate in the eighth inning, and Bill Wilson retired the last two batters with the tying run in scoring position for the save. After the game, Seattle reactivated George Brunet and deactivated Dick Simpson, who will be eligible to return after May 24.

Montreal 2, Cleveland 1: Mark Wegener outdueled Sam McDowell, and Gary Sutherland singled home Adolfo Phillips in the bottom of the ninth for the deciding run. Bobby Wine homered in the second inning for Montreal, after which McDowell retired 20 straight Expos. McDowell stuck out 10 and walked none, allowing four hits and two runs in 8.1 innings. Wegener went the distance for Montreal, allowing four hits and one run while striking out eight and walking six.

Kansas City 4, Chicago 2: Ed Kirkpatrick drove in three runs and Roger Nelson allowed four baserunners in eight innings as the Royals won. Pat Kelly had a solo homer for Kansas City in the fifth off loser Joel Horlen. Mike Hedlund got the final out with the tying run on base. Nelson allowed two singles and walked a pair while striking out three. Lou Piniella of the Royals was injured (two games) and will remain on the roster.

San Diego 3, California 0: Joe Niekro scattered eight hits in the complete game shutout. Angels starter Andy Messersmith walked five and allowed six singles in five innings. The Angels committed a pair of errors as well but turned four double plays. Tommy Dean was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for San Diego.

Player of the Day: Joe Niekro, San Diego

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