Monday, October 31, 2016

Games of Friday, June 6

The standings

Philadelphia      23     17        .575     ---
Kansas City       22     17       .564      0.5
Chicago             21     18       .538     1.5
Seattle               24     21        .533     1.5
San Diego         22     20        .523     2
Montreal           19     22        .463     4.5
California          16     23       .410      6.5
Cleveland          15     24       .385      7.5

Saturday's games
Montreal (Robertson) at Cleveland (Hargan)
Kansas City (Rooker) at Chicago (John)
California (May) at San Diego (Kelley)
Philadelphia (Jackson) at Seattle (Brunet)

Cleveland 4, Philadelphia 2: Lou Klimchock went 4-for-5 and scored twice, including the go-ahead run in the seventh inning. Johnny Callison and Dave Watkins homered for the Phillies' two tallies off winner Stan Williams, who went seven innings. Horacio Pina retired all three men he faced in the ninth, two on strikeouts, for the save. Duke Sims of the Indians was injured (two days) and will remain on the roster.

California 7, Chicago 4: Bill Voss and Jim Spencer each went 3-for-4 with a homer and a pair of RBIs as the Angels snapped their eight-game losing streak. Rick Reichardt also drove in two runs; he and Voss hit back-to-back triples in the third inning off loser Billy Wynne. Tom Murphy scattered nin hits in eight innings for the win; Eddie Fisher gave up three runs in the ninth, including a two-run homer by Buddy Bradford, and Ken Tatum got the final out with two on for the save.

Montreal 5, Seattle 4: Bob Bailey's three-run homer in the fifth highlighted a four-run inning for the Expos, and Montreal hung on despite allowing three homers to the Pilots. Steve Renko got the win with seven innings of six hit ball, and Carroll Sembera and Dan McGinn threw one perfect inning of relief apiece to protect the lead. Gary Sutherland hit a solo homer and a double and scored twice for Montreal. Starter and loser Garry Roggenburk was deactivated after the game and Dick Simpson recalled.

San Diego 5, Kansas City 3: Clay Kirby allowed five hits in eight innings -- three of them in the second inning, when the Royals scored all their runs -- as the Padres came back to win. Al Ferrara homered and doubled in two official at-bats; he also walked twice and was hit by a pitch. He scored two runs and drove in a pair. Frank Reberger staggered through the ninth inning for the save; he allowed one hit, walked one and got two outs on line drives. Roger Nelson allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks in five innings for the loss.

Player of the Day: Al Ferrara, San Diego

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Games of Thursday, June 5

The standings

Philadelphia      23     16        .590     ---
Kansas City       22     16       .579      0.5
Chicago             21     17       .552      1.5
Seattle               24     20        .545     1.5
San Diego         21     20        .513     3
Montreal           18     22        .450     5.5
California          15     23       .395      7.5
Cleveland          14     24       .368      8.5

Friday's games
Philadelphia (James) at Cleveland (Williams)
California (Murphy) at Chicago (Wynne)
Kansas City (Nelson) at San Diego (Kirby)
Montreal (Renko) at Seattle (Roggenburk)

Cleveland 3, Philadelphia 1: Luis Tiant went the distance, allowing five hits, one a homer by Larry Hisle. Tiant fanned nine and walked one. Ken Harrelson homered in the first off loser Woodie Fryman, and Vern Fuller drove in the other Cleveland runs with a double and a groundout.

Seattle 9, Montreal 3: Mike Hegan scored three times and Jerry McNertney drove in three as the Pilots romped. Steve Barber allowed two earned runs in eight innings, scattering six hits and walking two while striking out seven. Hegan was 2-for-2 with three walks.

Kansas City 4, San Diego 2: Scott Northey opened the game with a home run, and the Padres never caught up to the Royals. Wally Bunker allowed two runs on five hits in eight innings for the win. Lou Piniella went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored, and Joe Foy (2-for-5 with a triple) scored once and drove in one.

Player of the Day: Mike Hegan, Seattle 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Games of Wednesday, June 4

The standings

Philadelphia      23     15        .605     ---
Kansas City       21     16       .568      1.5
Chicago             21     17       .552      2
Seattle               23     20        .535     2.5
San Diego         21     19        .525     3
Montreal           18     21        .462     5.5
California          15     23       .395      8
Cleveland          13     24       .351      9.5

Thursday's games
Philadelphia (Fryman) at Cleveland (Tiant)
Montreal (Stoneman) at Seattle (Barber)
Kansas City (Bunker) at San Diego (Podres)

Philadelphia 2, Cleveland 1: Rick Wise outdueled Sam McDowell and scored the Phillies' two runs himself. Wise walked and singled; he was driven home both times by Larry Hisle, who doubled and triples for the RBIs. Wise went eight scoreless innings, allowing five hits and walking two while striking out eight. Bill Wilson allowed a solo homer to Tony Horton in the ninth but got the save. McDowell went seven innings, allowing five hits. He walked three and struck out eight. Before the game, Cleveland reactived Max Alvis and deactivated Dave Nelson. Mike Ryan of the Phillies was injured (10 days) and will be replaced on the roster by Jeff James. Ryan is eligible to return June 15.

Chicago 4, California 1: Walt Williams hit a three-run triple in a four-run seventh inning as the Angels lost their eighth straight. Joe Horlen allowed one run in seven innings for the win; he allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four. Jim McGlothlin threw six shutout innings but left for a pinch hitter, and Eddie Fisher took the loss. Williams went 3-for-4 with a run scored and the three RBIs. After the game, the White Sox reactivated Ken Berry and deactivated Angel Bravo, who had a pinch-hit double in the winning rally.

Seattle 7. Montreal 3: Steve Whitaker homered twice -- a two-run homer in the first inning and a solo shot in the seventh -- as the Pilots overpowered the Expos. Gene Brabender went six innings for the win; he walked four and allowed four hits while striking out two. The Pilots scored in five of the eight innings in which they batted.

Kansas City 6, San Diego 5 (10 innings): The Royals plated three runs in the top of ninth against a pair of Padres relievers to even the score, then added a run in the top of the 10th for the win. Tom Burgmeier got the win with two scoreless innings, while Frank Reberger, who allowed two inherited runners to score in the ninth, took the loss. Lou Piniella (3-for-5) drove in two runs for Kansas City. Al Ferrara doubled twice for San Diego and drove in a pair. Mike Hedlund started for the Royals and threw four scoreless inning but left with a minor injury after an at-bat; he will be ready to pitch after normal rest. Three of the five runs the Padres scored off Bill Butler were unearned. Ivan Murrell was injured for the Padres and will miss their next game.

Player of the Day; Rick Wise, Philadelphia

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Games of Tuesday, June 3

The standings

Philadelphia      22     15        .595     ---
Kansas City       20     16       .555      1.5
Chicago             20     17       .541      2
San Diego         21     18        .538     2 
Seattle               22     20        .524     2.5
Montreal           18     20        .478     4.5
California          15     22       .405      7
Cleveland          13     23       .361      8.5

Wednesday's games
Philadelphia (Wise) at Cleveland (McDowell)
California (McGlothlin) at Chicago (Horlen)
Montreal (Wegener) at Seattle (Brabender)
Kansas City (Hedlund) at San Diego (Santorini)

Chicago 9, California 6: Buddy Bradford's two-out, three-run homer in the ninth gave the White Sox the win in a game in which they blew a 5-1 lead. The Sox tagged Andy Messersmith for four runs in the first inning, collecting doubles from Luis Aparicio, Carlos May and Bill Melton in the process, and added another tally in the second. But Messersmith then threw five scoreless innings, and the Angels chipped away at Gary Peters and eventually took the lead in the sixth inning. But Hoyt Wilhelm surrendered the lead in the eighth, and Eddie Fisher couldn't get through the bottom of the ninth. Wilbur Wood got the win with a perfect top of the ninth. Jim Spencer homered for California, which has now lost seven straight games.

Montreal 8, Seattle 3: Ty Cline led off the game with a home run, and the Expos were never caught. Montreal plated two runs in the first inning, one in the second and two more in the third off Marty Pattin, while Gary Waslewski held Seattle to three hits through the first five innings. The Expos got a home run from John Bateman in the third inning, while the Pilots' Don Mincher and Greg Goossen each homered in the sixth. Howie Reed threw three perfect innings for the save.  Cline was 3-for-4 with a run, a walk and three RBIs.

Kansas City 3, San Diego 2:  Mike Fiore and Lou Piniella hit consecutive RBI doubles in the eighth inning to give the Royals the lead, and Moe Drabowski relieved after a one-out triple in the bottom of the ninth to strand the tying run. Kansas City starter Dick Drago opened with four perfect innings, but he allowed two hits in each of the next three innings as the Padres took a 2-1 lead. Steve Jones, who finished the seventh, got the win; Tommy Sisk, who took over for Joe Niekro after a pinch-hitter, was the loser. Bob Oliver of the Royals must sit a game with injury. He will remain on the roster.

Player of the Day: Buddy Bradford, Chicago

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Games of Monday, June 2

The standings

Philadelphia      22     15        .595   ---
San Diego         21     17        .552   1.5
Kansas City       19     16       .542    2
Seattle               22     19        .537   2
Chicago             19     17       .528    2.5
Montreal           17     20        .472    5
California          15     21       .417   6.5
Cleveland          13     23       .361    8.5

Tuesday's games
California (Messersmith) at Chicago (Peters)
Montreal (Waslewski) at Seattle (Pattin)
Kansas City (Drago) at San Diego (Niekro)

Philadelphia 3, Montreal 2: Dick Allen (2-for-4) scored twice and Grant Jackson scattered six hits in seven innings as the Phillies extended their lead in the standings. Jackson stranded seven runners in his final four innings. Jerry Robertson took the loss; Turk Farrell got the final out with the bases loaded for the save.

Player of the Day: Dick Allen, Philadelphia

Monday, October 17, 2016

Games of Sunday, June 1

The standings

Philadelphia      21     15        .583   ---
San Diego         21     17        .552   1
Kansas City       19     16       .542    1.5
Seattle               22     19        .537   1.5
Chicago             19     17       .528    2
Montreal           17     19        .472    3
California          15     21       .417   6
Cleveland          13     23       .361    8

Monday's game
Montreal (Robertson) at Philadelphia (Jackson)

Cleveland 6, Seattle 1: Mike Paul tossed a four-hitter and Tony Horton drove in three runs for the Indians. Paul walked one and struck out seven and retired 13 straight Pilots at one stretch. Horton hit a two-run homer off George Brunet in the first and doubled home a run off Jim Bouton in the eighth. Horton and Ken Harrelson each scored twice for the Tribe.

San Diego 10, Chicago 0: The Padres rebounded fron Saturday's no-hitter with a vengance, racking up 10 runs in the first four innings. Ed Spiezio capped the onslaught with a grand slam in the fourth. San Diego's  six-run third was built on four walks, three singles, an error and two sacrifice flies. Clay Kirby went the distance on a three-hitter; he didn't allow a base runner until there with two outs in the fifth. He walked two, struck out one and survived three errors, two by Spiezio.

Player of the Day: Mike Paul, Cleveland

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Games of Friday, May 30

The standings

Philadelphia      19     15        .559   ---
San Diego         20     16        .555   ---
Seattle               21     18        .538   0.5
Chicago             18     16       .529    1
Kansas City       18     16       .529    1 
Montreal           17     18        .485    2.5
California          15     19       .441    4
Cleveland          12     22       .353    7

Saturday's games
Seattle (Gelnar) at Cleveland (Tiant)
Montreal (Stoneman) at Kansas City (Nelson)
Philadelphia (Johnson and Boozer) at California (Wright and Geishert)
Chicago (Edmondson) at San Diego (Kelley)

Seattle 3, Cleveland 1: Steve Barber (six innings) and Jim Bouton (three innings) combined to hold the Indians to four hits, and Seattle bunched four singles with a walk and a sac fly in the fourth inning against Sam McDowell for the runs it needed in the opener.  McDowell allowed seven hits in seven innings; he struck out five and walked three. Barber got the win, Bouton the save.

Seattle 13, Cleveland 1: Wayne Comer was 6-for-6 and Diego Segui scattered seven hits in his complete game as the Pilots battered the Indians for the sweep. Comer homered in the first inning, singled three times and doubled twice, compiling three runs and three RBIs in the process. Gus Gil was 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Dick Ellsworth allowed five runs in seven innings and Ron Law wore it for the final two innings. Larry Brown (Indians) was injured for one day and will remain on the roster. Tommy Davis (Pilots) was injured for 15 days and is eligible to return to the active roster on June 14. Rich Rollins has been reactivated.

Kansas City 10, Montreal 8 (12 innings):  Pat Kelly's two-run homer off Dan McGinn in the bottom of the 12th ended a wild affair that featured 18 runs, 25 hits, 14 walks, four errors and four homers. Don Shaw of the Expos threw six innings of one-run relief after Steve Renko was knocked out of the box, but that run, in the ninth, allowed the Royals to tie the game. The Expos scored all eight of their runs off Bill Butler in the first five innings; after that, relievers Mike Hedlund, Dave Wickersham and Tom Burgemeier shut Montreal out for seven innings, with Burgmeier getting the win. Rusty Staub, Bobby Wine and Ron Fairly all homered for Montreal. After the game, Shaw was deactivated and Carroll Sembera activated; Shaw is eligible to return June 9.

Montreal 8, Kansas City 4: Mark Wegener allowed six hits in eight innings and tripled in two runs to get a split of the doubleheader. The Expos tagged losing pitcher Wally Bunker for eight runs on 11 hits, including homers from Ron Fairly and Kevin Collins. Ed Kirkpatrick was 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and a double for Kansas City. Royals reliever Steve Jones struck out four men in a row in the eighth and ninth innings.

Philadelphia 5, California 3: The Phillies scored three unearned runs in the second inning with the aid of two Angels errors and held on for the win. Larry Hisle scored three runs and stole a pair of bases for the Phillies, and Deron Johnson drove in three runs. Bill Champion went 7.2 innings for the win, allowing three runs on eight hits. Turk Farrell got the last out of the eighth, and Bill Wilson got three groundball outs in a perfect ninth for the save.

Philadelphia 9, California 1: The Phillies batted around twice and totaled 13 hits in routing the Angels for the doubleheader sweep. Deron Johnson and Cookie Rojas each homered for Phiadelphia. Rick Wise went the distance, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out seven. The Angels committed three errors and also had a passed ball.

Chicago 6, San Diego 4: Luis Aparicio picked up three RBIs to help the White Sox and Joel Horlen to the win. Horlen threw seven shutout innings before weakening in the eighth, when the first four Padres reached and scored. Ed Spiezio hit a three-run homer in that inning. Wilbur Wood got the final six outs for the save, which included a strikeout-passed ball in which Roberto Pena reached first base. Carlos May homered for the White Sox.

San Diego 4, Chicago 3:  Ollie Brown's RBI triple was the big hit in a four-run eighth as the Padres earned a split against the visiting White Sox. Billy Wynne carried a four-hit shutout into the eighth but surrendered four straight singles with two outs. Winning pitcher Gary Ross allowed just one earned run on six hits in eight innings, and Frank Reberger struck out two of the three men he faced in the ninth for the save.

Player of the Day: Wayne Comer, Seattle

Friday, October 7, 2016

Game of Thursday, May 29

The standings

San Diego         19     15        .559    ---
Chicago             17     15       .531    1
Kansas City       17     15       .531    1
Philadelphia      17     15        .531   1
Seattle               19     18        .514   1.5
Montreal           16     17        .485   2.5
California          15     17       .469    3
Cleveland          12     20       .375    6

Friday's games
Seattle (Barber and Segui) at Cleveland (McDowell and Ellsworth)
Montreal (Renko and Wegener) at Kansas City (Butler and Bunker)
Philadelphia (Wise and Champion) at California (Murphy and May)
Chicago (Horlen and Wynne) at San Diego (Podres and Ross)

Seattle 11, San Diego 3: The Pilots bashed San Diego pitchers for three homers and a triple in the first five innings and cruised to the win. Gene Brabender went the distance for Seattle, allowing just six hits and shutting out the Padres for the first seven innings. Al Santorini left after one inning with a minor injury, and Dave Roberts allowed eight runs, four earned, in six innings to preserve the rest of the Padres bullpen. Steve Whitaker, Mike Hegan and Ray Oyler all hit two-run homers for Seattle, and Roberto Pena homered for the Padres.

Player of the Day: Ray Oyler, Seattle

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Games of Wednesday, May 28

The standings

San Diego         19     14        .576    ---
Chicago             17     15       .531    1.5
Kansas City       17     15       .531    1.5 
Philadelphia      17     15        .531   1.5
Seattle               18     18        .514   2.5
Montreal           16     17        .485    3
California          15     17       .469    3.5
Cleveland          12     20       .375    6.5

Thursday's game
San Diego (Santorini) at Seattle (Brabender)

Philadelphia 2, Kansas City 1: Grant Jackson outdueled Dick Drago in the first game of the doubleheader. Jackson scattered eight hits, and the only Kansas City run crossed on a double play grounder in the second inning. John Briggs homered in the bottom of the second to tie the score, and Jackson scored the decider; he doubled with one out in the eighth and scored on Tony Taylor's single. Drago also threw a complete game, allowing four hits in eight innings.

Kansas City 7, Philadelphia 3: Jim Rooker shut out the Phillies for eight innings, while Lou Piniella drove in three runs and Joe Foy hit a two-run homer for the Royals. Piniella tripled, doubled and singled. Rooker struck out seven and allowed four hits and three runs, all in the ninth and one unearned. Steve Jones struck out the one man he faced in the ninth for the save.

Montreal 3, California 1: Gary Sutherland homered and doubled to drive in all three runs for the Expos, and Gary Waslewski allowed just three hits and four walks in eight shutout innings in the first game of the doubleheader. Andy Messersmith (two runs in seven innings) took the loss; he allowed just three hits himself, none after the second inning, but walked seven while striking out eight. Roy Face got the final three outs after Dan McGinn loaded the bases to open the ninth.

Montreal 6, California 2: The Expos completed the doubleheader sweep behind Jerry Roberston's complete-game five-hitter. Coco Laboy cemented Montreal's four-run third inning with a two-run homer. Ron Fairly went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Losing pitcher Jim McGlothlin allowed six runs in seven innings.

Cleveland 12, Chicago 8: The Indians racked up Sammy Ellis for five runs in the first inning, and the spot starter wore it for the White Sox for three more innings and four more runs. Lou Klimchock went 4-for-5 with three runs, a double and a homer for Cleveland. Tony Horton drove in three runs, Duke Sims hit a two-run homer and Ken Harrelson and Frank Baker each scored twice. Bill Melton went 3-for-5 for Chicago, with three RBIs, a run scored and a double. After the game, the White Sox replaced Ellis on the roster with Gary Peters, the scheduled starter for the second game of the double header.

Cleveland 4, Chicago 0: Stan Williams and Mike Paul combined for a four-hit shutout, and Tony Horton (2-for-4) scored twice to as the last-place Indians swept the front-running White Sox. Gary Peters held Cleveland scoreless until the seventh, when Horton doubled and Eddie Leon singled him home. Cleveland peppered Dan Osinski for three hits and a walk in the three-run eighth, highlighted by pinch-hitter Frank Baker's two-run triple.

San Diego 5, Seattle 4: The Padres scored twice in the second inning and three more times in the third, then held on for the win. John Sipin scored twice and Tommy Dean drove in a pair of runs. Joe Niekro went seven innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits, for the win; Bill McCool and Gary Ross each threw a perfect inning of relief. Seattle starter Marty Pattin struck out eight in his five innings. Walt Hriniak (Padres) was injured for three days and will remain on the roster.

San Diego 5, Seattle 3: Ed Spiezio drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a pinch-hit single in the top of the ninth inning as the Padres completed the sweep of the Pilots. Bill McCool, who entered with two on and two out in the eighth inning to get the one batter he faced, was the winner. Mike Marshall, who didn't retire a man in the ninth, was the loser. Dave Roberts worked a perfect ninth for the save. Mike Hegan hit a two-run homer in the first off Tommy Sisk, and the Pilots led from then until Spiezio's single off Bob Locker. Wayne Comer (Pilots) was injured and will miss their next game.

Player of the Day: Frank Baker, Indians.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Games of Tuesday, May 27

The standings

Chicago             17     13       .567     ---
San Diego         17     14        .548    0.5
Kansas City       16     14       .533     1
Philadelphia      16     14        .533    1
Seattle               18     16        .529    1
California          15     15       .500     2
Montreal           14     17        .451    3.5
Cleveland          10     20       .333    7

Wednesday's games
Chicago (Ellis and Peters) at Cleveland (Williams and Hargan)
Kansas City (Drago and Rooker) at Philadelphia (Jackson and Fryman)
California (Messersmith and McGlothlin) at Montreal (Waslewski and Robertson)
San Diego (Niekro and Sisk) at Seattle (Pattin and Marshall)

Chicago 8, Cleveland 6: A solid pitching matchup between Tommy John and Luis Tiant disintegrated after Tiant left with an injury after four innings. Relievers Mike Paul (two runs), Larry Burchart (three runs) and Horacio Pina (two runs) couldn't hold the White Sox at bay. John was constantly in trouble and was pulled after getting an out in the seventh; he was charged with four runs, three earned, on 11 hits. Gary Bell vultured the win with one inning of two run relief. Wilbur Wood tossed a perfect ninth, the only 1-2-3 inning of the game, for the save. Gail Hopkins was 4-for-5 with four runs, a double and an RBI, and Don Pavletich was 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer for the White Sox. Tony Horton homered for Cleveland; he scored twice and drove in a pair. Tiant will make his next scheduled start.

Seattle 14, San Diego 0: George Brunet not only threw a five-hit shutout, he homered, doubled twice and singled and scored three runs. The lefty fanned nine Padres and walked two. Mike Hegan homered twice for Seattle, and Ray Oyler went deep for the second consecutive game. Clay Kirby allowed six runs in six innings for the loss.

Player of the Day: George Brunet, Seattle

Monday, October 3, 2016

Games of Monday, May 26

The standings

San Diego         17     13        .567    ---
Chicago             16     13       .551     0.5
Kansas City       16     14       .533     1
Philadelphia      16     14        .533    1
Seattle               17     16        .515    1.5
California          15     15       .500     2
Montreal           14     17        .451    3.5
Cleveland          10     19       .345    6.5

Tuesday's games
Chicago (John) at Cleveland (Tiant)
San Diego (Kirby) at Seattle (Brunet)

San Diego 6, Philadelphia 2: Ivan Murrell hit a two-run homer and scored another run to help power the Padres past the Phillies. Dick Kelley went seven innings, allowing one run on five hits with eight strikeouts, for the win. Deron Johnson homered off Jack Baldschun in the ninth for the Phillies. Jerry Johnson took the loss for Philadelphia; he pitched 6.1 innings and allowed all six Padres runs.

Montreal 6, Chicago 5: Bob Bailey and Kevin Collins came through as pinch-hitters in the bottom of the eighth, combining to drive in three runs as the Expos overtook the White Sox. The Expos got 3.2 scoreless innings from five relievers, with Steve Renko getting credit for the win. Dan Osinski took the loss. White Sox catcher Ed Herrmann was charged with three passed balls, which helped contribute to two unearned runs. Luis Aparicio scored three runs for the Sox; he was 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base. Carlos May had a pair of RBI doubles.

Kansas City 4, Cleveland 3: Scott Northey's two-out homer in the seventh tied the game, and the Royals won it in the ninth on Ellie Rodriguez's sac fly. Kansas City got four scoreless innings of relief from Mike Hedlund and Tom Burgmeier, with Burgmeier getting credit for the win. Kansas City starter Roger Nelson allowed two earned runs in five innings, but also threw a pair of wild pitches, one of which put a runner in position to score and the other plated a run. Sam McDowell went eight innings for the Indians; Stan Williams took the loss, allowing a walk, a double and the decisive fly ball.

Seattle 4, California 3: Light-hitting Ray Oyler drove in three runs, including a two-run homer, as the Pilots held off the Angels. Eddie Fisher surrendered three runs in two innings to take the loss. Starter John Gelnar went 6.1 innings, allowing an unearned run, but John O'Donoghue and Bob Locker struggled to get out of the eighth inning, allowing two runs on four singles. Diego Segui worked a perfect ninth for the save.

Player of the Day: Ivan Murrell, San Diego

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Games of Sunday, May 25

The standings

Chicago             16     12       .571     ---
Philadelphia      16     13        .551   0.5
San Diego         16     13        .551    0.5
California          15     14       .517     1.5
Kansas City       15     14       .517     1.5
Seattle               16     16       .500     2
Montreal           13     17        .433    4
Cleveland          10     18        .357    6

Monday's games
Chicago (Edmondson) at Montreal (Stoneman)
San Diego (Kelley) at Philadelphia (Johnson)
Cleveland (McDowell) at Kansas City (Nelson)
Seattle (Gelnar) at California (Wright)

Chicago 11, Montreal 4: Don Pavelitch drove in four runs, three on a pinch-hit double, and Carlos May added three more RBIs on a homer and triple for the White Sox. Daniel Murphy got the win in relief; Dan McGinn took the loss. May also walked twice and scored three runs. The Expos reactivated Bob Bailey before the game and deactivated John Boccabella; Bocabella will be eligible to return June 4. Ken Berry of the White Sox was injured (8 games); he comes off the roster and is replaced by Angel Bravo and is eligible to return June 5.

Seattle 5, California 3: Greg Goossen hit a three-run homer and Wayne Comer a solo shot, while Steve Barber struck out nine Angels in 7.1 innings. California got homers from Jay Johnstone and Billy Cowan. Bob Locker got the final five outs for the save. 

Player of the Day: Carlos May, Chicago