Saturday, January 7, 2017

Games of Saturday, June 28

Kansas City       37     25      .597     ---
Seattle               38     29       .567     1.5
Chicago             34     27      .557     2.5
Montreal           31     31       .500     6
Philadelphia      31     31       .500     6
California          30     32       .484     7
San Diego         27     34       .443     9.5
Cleveland          22     41      .349    15.5

Sunday's games
Kansas City (Drago) at Montreal (Renko)
Seattle (Pattin) at Cleveland (McDowell)
San Diego (Santorini) at Chicago (Horlen)

Seattle 9, Cleveland 8: Steve Whitaker's three-run homer in the ninth inning lifted the Pilots to a stunning comeback win. The Indians, riding a Ken Harrelson grand slam and a three-run homer by Vern Fuller, scored seven runs off Steve Barber in the first four innings and led 8-0 after five. But the Pilots got six runs on eight hits in the sixth inning, and an Eddie Leon error with two outs in the ninth gave Whitaker his chance to hit. Jim Bouton got the win, Diego Segui the save, and Larry Burchart took the loss.

Montreal 10, Philadelphia 5: Don Shaw threw six scoreless innings of relief and Adolpho Phillips and Coco Laboy each hit go-ahead homers for the Expos. Phillips' two-run shot off Jerry Johnson in the first inning keyed a three-run outburst, and after Jerry Robertson allowed five runs in the second, Laboy's three-run homer put the Expos back in front in the third. Shaw allowed four hits and walked one while striking out six. Rusty Staub went 3-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI for Montreal.

Philadelphia 7, Montreal 1: Deron Johnson and Johnny Callison homered and Woodie Fryman went the distance as the Phillies split the doubleheader in Montreal. Fryman scattered six hits while walking three and striking out eight. Larry Hisle scored three runs for the Phillies. Bill Stoneman took the loss. After the game, the Expos demoted Don Shaw; Ron Fairly will take his place on the roster but remain ineligible until July 1. Shaw is eligible to return July 9.

Chicago 4, San Diego 3: Don Pavletich's two-run triple highlighted a three-run first for the White Sox, and the Padres never quite caught up. Gary Peters went eight innings, allowing two runs on eight hits. Dan Osinski got the final three outs for the save after Gary Bell loaded the bases with no outs. Jose Arcia scored a pair of runs for San Diego.

California 9, Kansas City 2: Aurelio Rodriguez hit a grand slam and Joe Azcue a three-run homer as the Angels pounded the Royals. Jim Spencer also homered for California. Five of the the runs were unearned. Clyde Wright went seven innings, allowing one run on seven hits, for the win. Scott Northey (Royals) was injured and must sit the next day. He remains on the roster.

Player of the Day: Steve Whitaker, Seattle

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