CHI 3, NY 2 W-Jenkins 4-0 L-McGraw 0-1 S-Regan(4) HR-Hickman(4) Jenkins 11 K's.
NY 3, CHI 2 W-Seaver 2-2 L-Abernathy 0-2 HR-Boswell(1) Seaver 10 K's.
STL 9, PHI 2 W-Washburn 3-1 L-Boozer 1-2 HR-Hisle(1)
PIT 6, MON 2 W-Blass 4-0 L-Wegener 1-2 All 19 hits by both teams were singles.
ATL 2, LA 1 (10inns) W-Upshaw 2-1 L-Mikkelsen 0-2 S-Raymond(1) HR-Cepeda(3) Four Braves pitchers combine on 2-hitter.
SD 3, CIN 2 W-Reberger 2-1 L-Granger 3-1 HR-Perez(6) Brown(3) Dean 2-out walk-off single.
CIN 4, SD 1 W-Maloney 4-0 L-Sisk 1-2
SF 3, HOU 1 W-Marichal 2-2 L-Billingham 1-2
HOU 9, SF 1 W-Ray 2-0 L-Perry 3-1 S-Womack(2) HR-D.Bryant(1)
|"Watch me win this game!"|
The Allen-less and Callison-less Phils were no match for the Cardinals as the birds swept three at Shibe.
|"Here I come to save the dayyy!"|
|Again, NOT Tommy Dean.|
Reserve backstop Don Bryant of the Astros finally saw some action and deposited one in among the paying customers. With Ron Bryant seeing action on the hill for the Giants, this game pitted Bryant against Bryant! The horror, the horror. But his blast could not rival the one hit in San Diego by Tony Perez, which may still be in the air. He really crushed it. (So says the Orsino board which sometimes tells me whether a HR was mighty or just dinked over the outfielder's glove. It also sometimes tells me whether a batter doubled standing up or barely beat the tag. It adds to the game, I think.)
|An excited Padres fan runs down Tony Perez's home run ball.|