MON 1, NY 0 W-Robertson 11-13 L-Koosman 16-11 Koosman 2-hitter.
CHI 8, PHI 1 W-Jenkins 16-9 L-Jackson 12-14 HR-Banks(12) Ryan(10)
PIT 5, STL 3 W-Hartenstein 7-3 L-Hoerner 9-8 S-Gibbon(13) HR-Brock(7) Stargell(24)
ATL 2, SF 1 W-Reed 14-8 L-Linzy 8-6 HR-Aspromonte(4) Gonzales 1-out walk-off single.
CIN 13, SD 4 W-Merritt 11-14 L-Kirby 3-17 HR-May(28) Bench(14) May 5 rbi and the cycle.
HOU 2, LA 1 W-Dierker 14-13 L-Sutton 17-9 HR-Crawford(11) Rader(8)
|He brought the heavy lumber against the Friars.|
|He ate Ron Fairly.|
|Joe Hoerner in his Rebird flannels.|
|The Frank Linzy Fan Club.|
Finally, Larry Dierker and Don Sutton faced off at the Harris County Domed Stadium, and it was Dierker who rode Rooster Rader's second inning 2-run bomb to victory despite giving up a solo blast to Willie "Call me Joan" Crawford, who destroyed her roses in a fit of pique after the game while shouting, "Christina!" Superannuated speedster Maury Wills pulled a muscle or some damn thing while beating out a nubber, and will be relegated to pinch-hitting duties for the series finale tomorrow, though some miscreants claim that your Impartial Goddess grazed him with a blast from her elephant gun. "I'll aim better next time," I said, in denial of these allegations.