BOS 6, BAL 5 W-Lonborg 18-10 L-McNally 8-11 S-Osinski(10) HR-Johnson(8) Haney(5) Yaz(43)
KC 7, CAL 5 W-Pierce 4-7 L-Cimino 7-9 HR-Mincher(24)
CHI 6, MIN 5 W-Wilhelm 7-6 L-Boswell 14-8 S-Locker(18) HR-Boyer(4) Boyer 5 rbi.
DET 3, WAS 1 W-Wilson 19-9 L-Ortega 7-19 HR-Cullen(5)
CLE 8, NY 4 W-McDowell 3-11 L-Stottlemyre 17-15 S-Allen(8) HR-Whitfield(9)ph Tresh(24)
|Groundskeepers remove the fallen from the field.|
|Jimmy O'toole haunts the fans from the Jumbotron.|
|Roy White, waiting for next year.|
In a less fatal episode, Halos lead-off man Bubba Morton and his .299 average went bye-bye for 11 games, but both will be back. I suppose there's a chance that the unheralded Bubba could win the batting title, but I think the likes of Paul Blair, Carl Yastrzemski and George Scott will beat him out. Still, stranger things have happened. Have I mentioned that Ron Hassey--yes, Ron Hassey--won my 1986 AL batting title? Got to love tabletop baseball!
The Twins, having lost consecutive one-run games to the Senators and White Sox, are probably done like dinner, despite a noble comeback attempt. That leaves the Red Sox to pursue the Tigers, who remain mired in an uncharacteristic hitting funk, but whose pitching is pulling them through. The Bosox will be getting Rico "The Disappointment" Petrocelli and "Hawk" Harrelson back next game, though valuable slugger Tony Conigliaro remains out. "I can't get the ph balance of my shampoo right," he moaned from his hospital bed.
I am down to just 70 games to play!