Monday, November 21, 2016

Games of Friday, June 13

The standings

Kansas City       27     19       .587     ---
Seattle               28     24        .538     2
Philadelphia      25     22        .531     2.5
Chicago             24     22       .521     3
San Diego         23     25        .479     5
California          22     24       .478     5
Montreal           22     25        .468     5.5
Cleveland          18     28       .391      9

Saturday's games
Kansas City (Butler) at Cleveland (Hargan)
Philadelphia (Wise) at Chicago (Horlen)
California (McGlothlin) at Seattle (Brabender)
Montreal (Stoneman) at San Diego (Santorini)

Cleveland 7, Kansas City 2: Tony Horton hit a pair of home runs for the Indians, who also got solo shots from Lou Klimchock and Luis Tiant. Horton went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs. Tiant went the distance, allowing a two-run homer in the eighth to Lou Piniella and striking out eight. The Royals got six hits. Dick Drago (three runs in six innings) took the loss.

Chicago 8, Philadelphia 4: The White Sox knocked Grant Jackson out of the box in the first inning, rattling out six runs on five hits and a pair of walks. The biggest blow was a two-run double by Ron Hansen. Gary Peters went 8.2 innings for the win, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits; Gary Bell  retired Don Money with the bases loaded for the final out and the save. Dick Allen homered for the Phillies.

California 2, Seattle 1: Andy Messersmith threw a two-hitter for the Angels, and Jay Johnstone not only scored one of the California runs but threw Tommy Harper out at the plate. Messersmith walked fiveand struck out five; he also threw a pair of wild pitches to plate the sole Seattle run. Marty Pattin allowed two runs in six innings on five hits and three walks.

San Diego 3, Montreal 2: The Padres turned three singles and a walk into three runs in the sixth inning, and relievers Billy McCool and Frank Reberger pitched around extra-base hits in the eight and ninth innings to make the lead stand up. Winner Joe Niekro went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits; he walked and struck out two. Jerry Robertson took the loss in five innings.

Player of the Day; Tony Horton, Cleveland

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