LA 6, CHI 1 W-Moeller 4-2 L-Jenkins 4-1 HR-Parker(1) Fairly(5)
CIN 6, NY 2 W-Nolan 1-0 L-Cardwell 0-4 HR-May(5) Bench(2) Grote(2)
PHI 13, HOU 8 W-Wise 2-3 L-Griffin 0-5 HR-Edwards(1) Briggs(3) Briggs 4 rbi.
SD 3, PIT 2 W-Kelley 2-1 L-Hartenstein 2-1 S-Reberger(4)
SF 9, STL 1 W-Marichal 4-2 L-Washburn 3-3
ATL 3, MON 2 W-P.Niekro 4-2 L-Jaster 2-3
|Dave Ricketts. Baseball god, or your old high school science teacher?|
At Shibe Park, the Quakers built a 13-0 lead in the first three innings before Astro hurlers Griffin and Guinn were retired to a bomb shelter. However, the spacemen kept chipping away at newly-healed Rick Wise, and made a game of it before it was all over. Nonetheless, the Phils were the only east division team to win on this day.
|He's got the moves.|
At Shea, Johnny Bench smacked his first homer since opening day, exactly a month ago. Reds manager Dave Bristol told Bench to stop acting like some kind of spray hitting shortstop from Latin America, and big John responded. Chucker Gary Nolan was just glad to finally get a decision. "I felt invisible until now," he told his therapist, in tears. Chin up, Gare. Your team is tied for first place!