Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Games of Sunday, June 22

The standings

Kansas City       32     22       .593     ---
Seattle               35     27        .565    1
Chicago             29     25       .537     3
Philadelphia      29     25        .537    3
California          26     28       .481     6
Montreal           26     28        .481     6
San Diego         25     31        .446     8
Cleveland          20     36       .357    13

Monday's games
Philadelphia (Champion and Johnson) at Kansas City (Drago and Rooker), 2
Cleveland (Williams and Hargan) at Chicago (Peters and Bell), 2
Montreal (Renko and Robertson) at California (Wright and Messersmith), 2

Philadelphia 4, Montreal 2: Deron Johnson singled home two runs in the eighth inning to break the tie and lift the Phillies to the win. Johnson also doubled and scored in the seventh. Rick Wise allowed two runs on eight hits in eight innings for the win; Turk Ferrell worked a scoreless ninth with two strikouts for the save. Mack Jones hit a two-run homer for the Expos. Dan McGinn took the loss in relief.

Seattle 5, Cleveland 3: The Pilots stung Cleveland starter Dick Ellsworth for three runs in the first inning, and the Tribe never caught up. Tommy Davis (2-for-4) drove in three runs. George Brunet allowed two runs in six innings, giving up a two-run homer to Ken Harrelson. Bob Locker got the final two outs for the save.

Kansas City 6, California 2: Lou Piniella hit a bases-loaded triple in a five-run seventh inning as the Royals overtook the Angels. Scott Northey homered and scored a pair of runs for Kansas City. Roger Nelson went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits. One was a homer by Tom Egan.  After the game the Angels demoted Dick Stuart and activated Steve Kealey. Stuart is eligible to return July 2.

San Diego 5, Chicago 4 (10 innings): Nate Colbert singled home Ivan Murrell in the bottom of the 10th to give the Padres the win over the White Sox.. Roberto Pena tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a solo homer off loser Wilbur Wood. Ed Spiezio's two-run shot off Tommy John in the first had given the Padres a 3-0 lead, but Joe Niekro allowed four runs on 12 hits in five innings. Dave Roberts and winner Jack Baldschun followed with a combined five shutout frames to give San Diego a shot. For the White Sox, Walt Williams, Luis Aparicio, Gail Hopkins and Ken Berry had three hits apiece. 

Player of the Day: Lou Piniella, Kansas City

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