HOU 10, CHI 1 W-LeMaster 5-6 L-Selma 2-5 HR-Miller(1) Menke(3) Rader(2) Menke 4 rbi.
MON 11, SF 3 W-Wegener 3-3 L-Sadecki 2-2 Wills 4 runs, Brand 4 rbi.
LA 5, NY 2 W-Brewer 2-2 L-McGraw 2-5 S-Mikkelsen(6) HR-Parker(4) Sudakis(3)ph Swoboda(1)
PHI 7, SD 4 W-Fryman 3-4 L-Roberts 2-5 S-Wilson(6)
CIN 7, PIT 4 W-Fisher 7-3 L-Veale 6-4 S-Granger(3) HR-Bench(6) Bench 5-for-5.
ATL 4, STL 1 W-P.Niekro 6-3 L-Washburn 3-6 HR-Pinson(5)
|Inspires more "Aww" than fear.|
In Montreal, Maury Wills stole three bases and scored four times, and #2 hitter Ron Brand resultantly had 4 rbi as the 'Spos once again dispatched the floundering Giants. Since their 1-8 start, the Expos are 21-20!
|Fess or Wes?|
In St. Louis, the Braves continued to have their way with the birdies, taking their 4th in 5 tries against the Cardinals. The series marks the first visit by former Cards hero Orlando Cepeda, traded during the off-season to Atlanta for Joe Torre. In celebration, Tim McCarver threw himself from the upper deck and will miss the next several games. Since their awesome 20-4 start, the St. Louisans are a mere 13-15, but no one behind them seems to be able to make a run at them. On the Atlanta side, backstop Bob Didier had two more hits on Tuesday night. His .340-ish average is unexpected and amazing.
|Thank you, Thing. Er...can you pitch?|