PIT 4, CHI 1 W-Dal Canton 8-6 L-Hands 17-11 S-Gibbon(12)
PHI 8, NY 7 (11inns) W-Raffo 2-4 L-McGraw 4-11 HR-Ryan(9) Grote(10)
STL 5, MON 3 W-Briles 13-12 L-Wegener 9-13
CIN 11, ATL 2 W-Cloninger 2-3 L-Stone 9-10 S-Carroll(3) HR-Carty(20) Johnson(13) Tolan(12)
HOU 6, SF 5 W-Gladding 4-5 L-Linzy 7-5 HR-Burda(4) Menke(6) Menke 2-out walk-off HR.
SD 14, LA 8 W-Sisk 7-13 L-Moeller 11-9 S-Reberger(16) Haller 4 rbi.
|Everybody's got something to hide except me and my Menke.|
|Junk food junkie Frank saves the day.|
Tom Seaver, he of the mere 12-12 record, managed to blow leads of 4-0 and 6-4 to the last place Phillies. The Quakers finally dispatched the Metropolitans in extras, 8-7. This leaves the Mets as part of a 3-way clusterbunch fighting for second in the east. It seems extremely unlikely that any of them can still make a serious run at the Cardinals, who toyed with the Expos before finishing them off for the sweep at Busch.
The Cubs, still unable to find their missing offense, carried a 1-0 lead into the top of the 9th against Pittsburgh. However, Don Kessinger's error put the lead-off man on, and 4 unearned runs later, the "L" flag was hoisted over Wrigley. Bill Hands has now lost 7 of his last 10 decisions. As for the Pirates, they have won 8 of 9 and now move on to Montreal.
|Mister Friendly, Alex Johnson.|