Sunday, December 11, 2016

Games of Saturday, June 21

The standings

Kansas City       31     22       .585     ---
Seattle               34     27        .557    1
Chicago             29     24       .547     2
Philadelphia      28     25        .528    3
Montreal           26     27        .491     5
California          26     27       .491     5
San Diego         24     31        .436     8
Cleveland          20     35       .364    12

Sunday's games
Philadelphia (Wise) at Montreal (Jaster)
Kansas City (Nelson) at California (May)
Cleveland (Ellsworth) at Seattle (Brunet)
Chicago (John) at San Diego (Niekro)

Montreal 6, Philadelphia 2: Gary Sutherland drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and Mark Wegener allowed six hits in 7.1 innings for the Expos. Coco Laboy and Alfredo Phillips each scored twice for Montreal, which peppered loser Grant Jackson for nine hits and four walks in seven innings.

Chicago 4, San Diego 0: Paul Edmondson, who no-hit the Padres in his first start against them, allowed four hits in eight innings this time out. Carlos May had a pair of doubles and scored a run for the White Sox, who plated three unearned runs in the ninth off reliever Frank Reberger to get some breathing room. Clay Kirby allowed just one run on two hits in eight innings for San Diego but took the loss.

Chicago 6, San Diego 2: Walt Williams went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two doubles, and Bill Melton drove in three runs as the White Sox secured the doubleheader sweep. Billy Wynne allowed one earned run in seven innings of six-hit ball.

Kansas City 5, California 2: Pat Kelly opened the game with a home run and the Angels never caught up. Joe Foy went 4-for-4 with a walk, Mike Fiore scored twice and Ed Kirkpatrick drove in three runs  for Kansas City. Wally Bunker went 7.1 innings for the win, allowing two runs on seven hits. Mike Hedlund got the final five outs for the save. Jim McGlothlin took the loss, allowing three runs on nine hits in six innings.

California 6, Kansas City 4: Bubba Morton hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run third for the Angels, and Jay Johnstone added a solo shot in the seventh as California earned a split of the doubleheader. Tom Murphy went eight innings for the win despite allowing three solo homers, to Lou Piniella, Bob Oliver and Pat Kelly. Bill Butler took the loss.

Seattle 6, Cleveland 3: Mike Marshall went eight innings and hit a game-tying three-run homer for the Pilots. Horacio Pina, who allowed three unearned runs in the eighth, took the loss for Cleveland, which got homers from Frank Baker and Duke Sims and led 3-0 after the fourth. Mike Heagan had a two-run triple in the eighth for Seattle. Steve Hovley was injured (two days) and will remain on the roster.

Player of the Day: Pat Kelly, Kansas City

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