Sunday, March 3, 2013

Expos Beat Down Reds

Game 1 at Riverfront Stadium,

The Visiting men from the north used some sock to power them past the hosting Reds. Ellis Valentine connected for his 4th homerun of the season with a runner on base.  A couple innings later, Tony Perez hit a dinger off his former teammates to lead the Expos to Victory.  Steve Rogers improved to 4-1 with a strong pitching performance.  Tom Hume saw his record sink to 2-4.  Expos 4...Reds 2.

Game 2 at Riverfront Stadium,

Homerun derby at the park by the river was in order today as both teams combined for seven long blasts.  Cincy hit four of them to lead an offensive surge that included 13 hits to aid Tom Seaver for his fourth win of the season.  Griffey(1 and 2), Bench(4), and Cesar Geronimo all reached the seats for the red men. Ken Griffey whacked out 3 hits and drove in 4 runs to lead the offense. Tom Seaver was not his usual dominant self but pitched well enough.  Gary Carter hit two homeruns and Andre Dawson added another in the long ball fest.  Reds 11.....Expos 7.

Game 3 at Riverfront Stadium,

Andre Dawson and shortstop Chris Speier hit homeruns to power Montreal over the Reds in the third game of the four game set.  Paul Moskau was credited with the loss and the victory went to Wayne Twitchell, his first of the year against four setbacks.  Expos 4....Reds 3.

Game 4, at Riverfront Stadium,

Manny Sarmiento and Ross Grimsley squared off in the backend of the series ending double header.  Montreal held a narrow 4-3 lead going into the bottom half of the sixth inning when Conception hit a linedrive homerun to knot the game. The Red shortstop collected 3 hits on the day to improve his batting average to .239. However the game went into extras and was won when Montreal plated two runs in the 10th inning. Andre Dawson smacked a double off the left field wall to score Cromartie and Dave Cash.  Darold Knowles pitched the final two innings to earn his second win of the year.  Dale Murray got the loss. Expos 6...Reds 4 (10 innings)

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