Sunday, July 23, 2017

Games of Thursday, Aug. 14

Seattle               64     47       .577     ---
Chicago             62     46      .574      0.5
Kansas City       58     52      .527      5.5
California          56     57      .496      9
Montreal           53     60       .469   12
Cleveland          52     59      .468    12
Philadelphia      52     59       .468   12
San Diego         48     63       .432   16

Friday's games
Seattle (Gelnar) at Philadelphia (Fryman)
Chicago (Wynne) at Kansas City (Bunker)

Montreal 5, Cleveland 4: The Expos scored three unearned runs in the seventh inning to tie the game, then got a walk-off single from Ron Brand in the ninth. The Indians scored three runs in the first, highlighted by a two-run homer by Ken Harrelson, and made it 4-0 after two. Steve Hargan shut out the Expos for five innings before Coco Laboy's homer led off the sixth. Don Shaw picked up the win and Dick Ellsworth took the loss in relief.

Seattle 5, Philadelphia 4: The Pilots got two-run homers from Tommy Davis and Greg Goossen to overtake the Phillies. Dick Allen hit a three-run homer in the first off Gene Brabender, but Brabender then held the Phillies scoreless through the sixth, and the Pilots got two in the fourth off Grant Jackson and three more in the sixth. Jim Bouton, Mike Marshall and John O'Donoghue combined for three innings of three-hit, one-run relief.

Chicago 14, Kansas City 2: Bill Melton hit a three-run homer in the first inning and drove in two more in the ninth with a double as the White Sox batted around twice in routing the Royals. Melton went 4-for-5 with a walk and three runs scored. Walt Williams scored four runs, Luis Aparicio scored three and Pete Ward a pair. Gary Peters went seven innings for the win, and Roger Nelson took the loss.

California 7, San Diego 4: Billy Cowan's pinch-hit grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave a Angels a dramatic comeback win. Clay Kirby had held the Angels to one run in eight innings, but he was relieved with two outs in the ninth after Rich Reichardt's second RBI triple of the game. Bill McCool gave up a double and two walks and gave way to Frank Reberger, who inherited a one-run lead. Cowan immediately homered. Hoyt Wilhelm got the win with a scoreless inning of relief. McCool takes the loss.

Player of the Day: Billy Cowan, California

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