CHI 6, LA 4 W-Abernathy 1-4 L-Sutton 3-2 S-Regan(6) HR-Fairly(4) Banks(1) Hickman(5)
NY 5, CIN 3 W-Seaver 3-3 L-Maloney 4-1 HR-Grote(1)
HOU 10, PHI 3 W-Dierker 2-2 L-J.Johnson 2-4 HR-Hisle(3) Dierker 2-hitter.
PIT 6, SD 5 W-Hartenstein 2-0 L-Reberger 2-3 M.Alou GW Sac fly.
SF 3, STL 2 W-Perry 5-1 L-Briles 2-1
ATL 5, MON 0 W-Jarvis 4-1 L-Grant 2-4 S-Upshaw(3) Braves combined 1-hitter.
Whoa! Look at that, four teams within a game of the top in the NL west! Coke and box office flops have slowed the Dodgers, while the Giants are on a tear.
In the east, Ted Abernathy scoffs at your infallible Goddess, notching his first win out of the Cubs' pen after four setbacks. Ernie Banks finally found the range and popped his first dinger of the season as the baby bruins topped the staggering Dodgers. Banks insists he will hit no homer before its time.
|Tom Terrific and Mighty Manfred|
Larry Dierker laughed derisively at the Phillies batters as he limited them to just 2 hits. However, his merriment caused him to be wild and issue six free passes, resulting in the Quakers scoring more runs than hits. No matter. The Spacemen prevailed and command the giddy heights of fifth place all by themselves! Whee.
|Frank Reberger wonders, WWJD? And is He going to eat those fries?|
|"Watch me drop this baseball!"|
|"Reader Steve put flu virus in my Gatorade!"|
Finally, Pat Jarvis of the Braves cruised through 5 against the Expos, allowing only a dink single by his mound opponent Jim Grant. However, in the bottom of the 5th, Jarvis stepped on a land mine while running out a checked-swing nubber. He had to come out of the game (but will not miss any starts) and so the Atlanta bullpen completed the one-hit blank job. The Expos were held scoreless for only the second time so far this season, but languish in last place now, along with the Phillies.