PHI 4, MON 3 W-Wise 5-6 L-Renko 0-3 HR-Briggs(7)
NY 5, PIT 1 W-Gentry 8-5 L-Bunning 6-7 HR-Kranepool(5) Clendenon(17)ph
NY 1, PIT 0 W-Koosman 9-5 L-Walker 3-4
CHI 5, STL 1 (12inns) W-Regan 5-3 L-Hoerner 6-6
LA 6, CIN 0 W-Osteen 9-3 L-Culver 7-2 HR-Crawford(9) Sizemore(2) Osteen 2-hitter.
HOU 1, SD 0 W-Dierker 7-8 L-Santorini 3-15 HR-Morgan(5)
ATL 5, SF 4 W-Reed 8-5 L-Marichal 6-9 S-Upshaw(15) HR-Millan(3)
ATL 9, SF 1 W-Jarvis 9-6 L-Sadecki 5-3 HR-Cepeda(11) Henderson(4) Aspromonte 4 rbi.
Geez, these races are amazing. In the east, the Cubs and Cards are going head to head on the 4th of July weekend, and the Cubs took Friday's game in extra frames to take over sole possession of first place after St. Louis had led all season until now. After Ken Holtzman and Steve "Carlton Your Doorman" Carlton had dueled to a 1-1 tie, the Cubbies teed off on reliever Joel Hoerner to sink the haughty two-time National League champs. Ron Santo's heels are getting worn down from clicking them, as the Chicago club has won 9 in a row and 12 of 13.
|O.J. turned Gerry into one of the walking dead!|
|Felix shows off his home run grip from his bag of tricks.|
Donn Clendenon *finally* hit his first homer and drove in his first runs as a Met, and it helped the New Yorkers to sweep his old Pittsburgh pals at Forbes Field. In the nightcap, Cleon Jones drove in Jerry Koosman with the game's only run, as Kooz blanked the Buccos for his 9th win. The Mets are slowly getting healthy again and stand just 6 games back.
|Al "Losing Pitcher" Santorini|
|You're done, Joe.|