ATL 4, CHI 3 (11inns) W-Upshaw 6-7 L-Hands 17-9 HR-Santo(21) H.Aaron(40) Gonzales 0-out GW sac fly.
CIN 12, STL 5 W-Maloney 16-9 L-Washburn 8-14 HR-Javier(8) Javier 4 rbi, Reds 21 hits, 20 of them singles.
PIT 11, HOU 9 W-Veale 15-9 L-Dierker 13-13 S-Hartenstein(5) HR-Oliver(26) Morgan 2(12) Wynn(21) Morgan 4 rbi.
LA 6, PHI 4 W-Bunning 10-9 L-Wise 10-12 S-Brewer(13)
SD 7, MON 1 W-Ross 2-1 L-Jaster 9-11 HR-Sipin(2) Colbert(10)
SF 3, NY 2 W-Marichal 16-10 L-Seaver 11-12 HR-Kranepool(9) Grote(9) McCovey(27)
|Tony Gone escaped San Diego for a beautiful new life in Atlanta.|
|Talk about clutch!|
|Beware of Chucky.|
|Like Bob Veale, Jim Maloney had no problem accepting the garbage win.|
Finally, Jim Bunning--thanks to a trade from Pittsburgh--has had the opportunity to pitch against his old Philadelphia pals an ungodly number of times this season. He dispatched them on Friday, as the Dodgers did what the Dodgers do, lucking out, getting all the breaks, and basically making your Impartial Goddess want to beat them senselessly about the head and body with a good stout plank. *They* never get injured, it seems, but, naturally, the Phillies big gun, Rich Allen, who has been on a home run tear all month, goes down with an infected sideburn and will miss the rest of this series and all of the ensuing meaningless one with San Diego. It couldn't happen any other way.