Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Games of Sunday, Aug. 17

Chicago             65     46      .585     ---
Seattle               66    48       .579     0.5
Kansas City       58     55      .513     8
California          56     59      .487    11
Montreal           54     61       .470   13 
Cleveland          53     60      .469    14
Philadelphia      53     61       .465   14.5
San Diego         50     63       .442   16.5

Monday's games
Cleveland (McDowell) at Philadelphia (Wise)
Seattle (Meyer) at Montreal (Robertson)
San Diego (Santorini) at Kansas City (Drago)
Chicago (Horlen) at California (McGlothlin)

Montreal 9, Seattle 2: Rusty Staub went 4-for-5 with a homer and double, driving in three runs, as the Expos pounded the Pilots. Steve Renko went the distance for the Expos, allowing six hits and just one earned run.  Gary Sutherland went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Starter Mike Marshall was the loser. After the game, the Pilots demoted Merritt Ranew and brought back Bob Meyer.

Chicago 7, California 0: Tommy John threw a eight-hit shutout and the White Sox moved into first place. Buddy Bradford hit a two-run homer in the eighth to salt the win. Luis Aparicio scored a pair of runs, and Don Pavletich and Walt Williams each tripled for Chicago. Clyde Wright took the loss.

Player of the Day: Rusty Staub, Montreal

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