Thursday, January 19, 2017

Games of Tuesday, July 1

Kansas City       39     28      .582     ---
Seattle               40     30       .571     0.5
Chicago             35     29      .547     2.5
Montreal           34     33       .500     5
California          32     33       .492    6
Philadelphia      32     33       .492     6
San Diego         29     35       .453     8.5
Cleveland          23     43      .348    15.5

Wednesday's games
Kansas City (Hedlund) at Montreal (Stoneman)
San Diego (Niekro) at Cleveland (Ellsworth)
California (May and Messersmith) at Philadelphia (Palmer and Fryman), 2
Chicago (John) at Seattle (Brunet)

Cleveland 7, San Diego 6: Tommy Dean threw one away with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to allow Tony Horton to score the winning run. The last three runs for Cleveland -- two in the eighth, one in the ninth -- were all unearned. Ollie Brown and Al Ferrara each homered in the fifth for the Padres. Ken Harrelson and Horton each scored twice for Cleveland. Mike Paul got the win in relief and Jack Baldschun took the loss.

San Diego 12, Cleveland 3: Nate Colbert drove in four runs and Clay Kirby held Cleveland to five hits in eight innings as the Padres split the doubleheader, San Diego drew eight walks in the final four innings. The Indians committed three errors for the game. Kirby allowed two runs.  Van Kelly (Padres) was injured (six days) and will be replaced on the roster by Jerry Morales; Kelly is eligible to return July 11.

Montreal 5, Kansas City 3: Gary Sutherland scored three runs and Rusty Staub belted a two-run homer as the Expos topped the Royals. Winner Mike Wegener went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks. Roy Face induced a double-play grounder from Pat Kelly, the only man he faced, to end the game and get the save. Losing pitcher Billy Butler walked four men in the first two innings; he made it though five innings, allowing all five Montreal runs.

Montreal 3, Kansas City 2: Ty Cline singled home Bobby Wine in the bottom of the ninth for the double header sweep. Jerry Robertson went the distance for the win, scattering 11 hits but allowing just two runs. Dave Wickersham took the loss; he pitched three innings and allowed the one, unearned run (Wine reached on a two-base error by Paul Schaal). Rusty Staub homered, doubled, singled and walked for the Expos. Lou Piniella was injured (15 days) and will be replaced on the roster by Joe Keough. Piniella is eligible to return July 16.

Philadelphia 2, California 0: Rick Wise threw a three-hitter for the Phillies, and Dick Allen and Deron Johnson each contributed two-out RBI singles in the sixth inning. Wise walked three and struck out five, retiring 12 Angels in a row at one point. Tom Murphy allowed two runs on five hits in six innings for the loss.

Chicago 7, Seattle 3: Don Pavletich doubled twice to drive in three runs, and Tom McCraw homered as the White Sox kept the Pilots from moving into first place. Billy Wynne went seven innings for the win, allowing three runs on five hits.  The Pilots scored all three of their runs with two outs in the fourth, and the inning ended when Ken Berry gunned down Jerry McNertney at the plate. Wayne Comer homered for the Pilots.

Player of the Day: Gary Sutherland, Montreal

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