CHI 1, ATL 0 W-Jenkins 6-3 L-Stone 1-4 Jenkins 1-hitter.
MON 6, SD 3 W-Grant 5-6 L-J.Niekro 3-2 S-Face(5) HR-Colbert(5) Stahl(2)
NY 5, SF 0 W-Seaver 4-5 L-Marichal 6-5 HR-Shamsky(5) Kranepool(3) Seaver 2-hitter.
LA 7, PHI 6 W-Brewer 1-2 L-Raffo 1-1 S-Mikkelsen(5) HR-Sizemore(1) Briggs(4) Allen 2(6) Allen 4 rbi.
PIT 4, HOU 3 (11inns) W-Marone 2-0 L-Gladding 1-2 HR-Edwards(3) Mazeroski 2-out GW single.
STL 5, CIN 0 W-Gibson 6-1 L-Nolan 2-1 HR-Flood(1)
Affable nice guy Bob Gibson won his fifth straight start, blanking the Reds on 3 hits. The Reds were without three starters--flyhawks Bobby Tolan and Alex Johnson, and shortstop Woody Woodward. Their replacements struck fear into no man. Hitters like Rose (2 hits), Bench (1), May and Perez (0) were still in there but Gibby mowed them down like nothing. It was the first time all year that the Rhinelanders had been shut out.
|"Nothing is better for thee, than me!"|
|Too cool for school? Er, plus formidable pour l'ecole?|
|Cub skipper Leo Durocher gives pointers to his second-string backstop.|
Finally, Doc Ellis of the Pirates was cruising with a 3-0 lead going into the 8th against the visiting Astros, but he gave up a run in that frame, and then a 2-run shot by Johnny Edwards ("how we love him!") in the 9th to tie it. Grizzled vet Bill Mazersoski saved the day for the Buccos by lining a walk-off single off of Fred "Wilma!!!" Gladding in the 11th.
|Maybe...someday Fred will win the fight; then that...cat will stay out for the night!|