Saturday, October 15, 2016

Games of Saturday, May 31

The standings

Philadelphia      21     15        .583   ---
Seattle               22     18        .550   1
Kansas City       19     16       .542    1.5
Chicago             19     16       .542    1.5
San Diego         20     17        .540   1.5
Montreal           17     19        .472    3
California          15     21       .417   6
Cleveland          12     23       .343    8.5

Sunday's games
Seattle (Brunet) at Cleveland (Paul)
Chicago (John) at San Diego (Kirby)

Chicago 3, San Diego 0: Paul Edmondson threw the first no-hitter of the season. The Chicago right-hander walked one and struck out seven. He and right fielder Walt Williams were each charged with errors. The closest the Padres came to a hit was a line drive to second struck by Jose Arcia. Williams was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a double. Dick Kelley took the loss for the Padres; he stagged through six innings, walking six and allowing seven hits while limited the Sox to two runs. Chicago loaded the bases three times without scoring against Kelley.

Seattle 5, Cleveland 2: Steve Hovley's three-run homer in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie. John Gelnar allowed two runs on five hits in eight innings for the win, and Bob Locker worked around a pair of singles in the ninth for the save. Ray Oyler also homered for the Pilots.

Kansas City 3, Montreal 2: Ed Kirkpatrick greeted Montreal reliever Carroll Sembera, making his season debut in the bottom of the ninth, with a walk-off homer. The homer made a winner of Dave Wickersham, who worked the top of the inning. Roger Nelson allowed two runs on eight hits in eight innings for the Royals and Bill Stoneman allowed just four hits in 7.1 innings, but Bob Oliver and Pat Kelly each walked, stole second and scored on singles. Nelson twice wriggled out of bases-loaded jams allowing just one run. Kirkpatrick was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Philadelphia 6, California 5 (10 innings): Terry Harmon singled home John Briggs to give the Phillies the win in the first game of a doubleheader. Philadelphia had led 5-3 going into the eighth inning, but the Angels scored runs in the eighth and ninth to even the score. Jim Spencer (3-for-5) drove in three runs and homered for California, while Dick Allen hit a pair of homers off Clyde Wright for Philadelphia. Bill Wilson vultured the win with his blown save, and Turk Ferrell got the save. Ken Tatum took the loss for the Angles.

Philadelphia 5, California 3: The Phillies pounded Vern Geishert for eight hits good for 16 total bases and five runs the space of four outs to open the game. California's spot starter then got out of the second with a double-play ball and didn't allow another baserunner after that, but the Phillies had enough to win. Lowell Palmer got the win with six innings in which he allowed 11 hits and three runs; the Angels left nine on base in his six innings and four more in the next two off Al Raffo. John Boozer worked a perfect ninth for the save. Rick Joseph and Deron Johnson hit homers for the Phillies.

Player of the Day: Paul Edmondson, Chicago

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