Friday, November 18, 2016

Games of Thursday, June 12

The standings

Kansas City       27     18       .600     ---
Seattle               28     23        .549     2
Philadelphia      25     21        .543    2.5
Chicago             23     22       .511     3.5
Montreal           22     24        .478     5.5
San Diego         22     25        .468     6
California          21     24       .467      6
Cleveland          17     28       .378    10

Friday's games
Kansas City (Drago) at Cleveland (Tiant)
Philadelphia (Jackson) at Chicago (Peters)
California (Messersmith) at Seattle (Pattin)
Montreal (Robertson) at San Diego (Niekro)

Kansas City 7, Cleveland 1: Despite the final score, this was a genuine pitchers duel, with Sam McDowell and Jim Rooker matching scoreless innings into the seventh. The Tribe broke through first, with Tony Horton singling home Jose Cardenal. But in the top of the eighth, Kansas City drew a pair of walks off McDowell, and Bob Oliver doubled both runners home, The Royals then exploded for five runs off the Cleveland bullpen in the top of the ninth to put the game away. Oliver totaled three RBIs with a pair of doubles.

Philadelphia 5, Chicago 0: Jeff James threw a six-hit shutout and was backed by homers from Dick Allen and Deron Johnson. Tony Taylor went 3-for-4 for the Phillies with a walk, a steal and a double; he scored one run. James walked three and fanned two.

Seattle 4, California 3: Diego Segui, Bob Locker and John O'Donoghue combined for four shutout innings of relief to protect the narrow lead for Seattle. Rich Rollins went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored, and Wayne Comer homered and scored twice for the Pilots. George Brunet staggered through five innings (three runs, six hits, four walks) for the win. Rudy May allowed 11 hits and four runs in eight innings.

Player of the Day: Jeff James, Philadelphia

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