Saturday, April 27, 2013

Big Red Machine and Dodger Blue do battle on the Banks of the Ohio.

Riverfront


Game 1,

Catcher fill in Vic Correll connected for a couple hits and drove in two runs to lead the Reds past the Dodgers in the series opener.  Paul Moskau pitches 6.1 innings for this 7th victory ( 7-1). Tommy John falls to 7-6.  Reds 4...Dodgers 2.

Game 2,

Bob Welch out dueled Manny Sarmiento to even the series at one a piece.  Steve Garvey and Reggie Smith hit homeruns in the win while Geronimo, and Driessen reached the seats for the Reds.  Hitting Star was Reggie Smith with 4 hits and 2 RBI. Dodgers 7...Reds 4.

Game 3,

Tom Seaver was not his overpowering self but managed to hang in there to notch his 8th win of the season.  George Foster hit his 19th of the year and 4 Reds got 3 hits each to support Seaver.  Tom Terrific gave up 10 hits and 3 walks but only allowed one run in the complete game triumph.  Rich Rhoden (7-7) got the loss.  Reds 7....Dodgers 1.


                                                       Game 4,

Dodger batters banged around three Reds pitchers including starter Bill Bonham.  Reggie Smith had another huge day with four hits, including a homerun and 2 RBI.  The benefactor Was Doug Rau who earned his seventh win.  Dodgers 9....Reds 1.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cincy, Houston Split, Gain No Ground

Both the Reds and Astros continue to chase NL West frontrunners Los Angeles, but neither adds any traction as the clubs split a four-game series. Houston gets bad news: Cesar Cedeno, their all-star centerfielder, is out for the year. Houston is now 36-35, while disappointing Cincinnati is 36-39.

Game 1: HOU 3, CIN 0
W: Lemongello (6-7)
L: Seaver (7-5)

Tom Seaver only gives up two runs and five hits in seven innings, but Mark Lemongello outduels him, recording his eighth complete game to put him among the league leaders.

Game 2: CIN 9, HOU 1
W: Bonham (6-2)
L: Niekro (2-7)

Knuckleballing vet Joe Niekro continues to have trouble fooling NL hitters after moving back into the starting  rotation. Dan Driessen's 10th homer and 3 RBIs lead the offense, as new Red Bill Bonham shuts the door in a complete game five-hitter.
Dan Driessen is hitting .290 in June.

Game 3: HOU 7, CIN 3
W: Dixon (3-3)
L: Norman (3-11)

Little Freddy Norman only lasts 4.2 innings, giving up six runs, while Tom Dixon continues to be a pleasant surprise as a Houston starter with his fourth complete game. Joe Ferguson hits a three-run blast, his 10th, while Art Howe's three singles drive in three runs.

Game 4: CIN 3, HOU 1
W: Hume (7-6)
L: Bannister (4-3)

Converter reliever Tom Hume asphyxiates Astros hitters, throwing a complete game with six Ks and no walks. George Foster hits his 18th homer, and Dan Driessen has another nice game, going two-for-five.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Milwaukee Settles for Split with Minnesota


Game 1: MilwaukeeMinnesota 2

Don Money
WP: Larry Sorenson (9-7, 2.61 ERA)
LP:  Gary Serum (4-7, 3.20 ERA)
MVP:  Larry Sorenson

Milwaukee’s Larry Sorenson allowed only 2 earned runs and 7 hits to earn his 9th win of the season.   Veteran Don Money (hitting .386 for June) went 2 for 4; hitting his 8th home run of the season.  Mike Cubbage (.286 avg)  turned in a fine performance for the Twinkies batting 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s.  Milwaukee never trailed in this one as they went on to win 6-2.

Game 2: MilwaukeeMinnesota 10

WP: Dave Goltz  (7-1, 1.97 ERA)
LP:  Moose Haas (1-2, 9.19 ERA)
MVP:  Rob Wilfong

The Minnesota lumber came down hard on Brewer pitching racking up 19 hits and 10 runs before Milwaukee would waive the white flag.  Game MVP Rob Wilfong went 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs.  Milwaukee starting pitcher Moose Haas was punished early giving up 9 runs before making an early exit in the 3rd inning.  Dave Goltz continues his brilliant season as he struck out 8 batters and allowed only 3 hits to find his 7th win of the season.  The series split improves Minnesota’s record to 31-40 while Milwaukee rests at 45-27.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Phillies sweep away Cubs

Game 1: Philadelphia 4 Chicago 1
W: Ruthven (2-0)  L: Roberts (2-6)
A complete game 5 hit performance by Dick Ruthven was backed up with 2 first inning homeruns by Jerry Martin and Mike Schmidt.

Game 2: Philadelphia 5 Chicago 2
W: McGraw (2-0)  L: Sutter (3-3)
Tim McCarver hit a pinch hit 3 run homer in the bottom of the 9th to win it for the Phils.

Game 3: Philadelphia 9 Chicago 1
W: Kaat (6-3)  L: Holtzman (0-1)
Phillies scored all of their runs in the first 2 innings.  Bob Boone was the batting star with 3 hits and 3 RBIs.

Game 4: Philadelphia 4 Chicago 2
W: Christenson (7-4)  L: Reuschel (8-7)
Larry Christenson was the star of the game pitching a complete game 5 hitter and tagging a grand slam in the 5th to account for all of Philadelphia's runs.


Big Innings Help Brewers Slip Past Mariners

County Stadium: The Milwaukee Brewers swept past the Mariners in sluggish fashion, taking a 3 game series
Jerry Augustine captures win number 9.
by the slimmest of margins.  All 3 games saw the Brewers put up 1 big inning to help in securing the wins.  The series saw Milwaukee slightly edge Seattle in the hit column slugging out 24 hits to the Mariners 22 but it was the Brew Crew long ball and key relief pitching that won it for the Brewers in the end.  The Brewers find themselves in contention for the AL East top spot as they improve to 44-26 and are now within striking distance of the Yankees and Red Sox.  Seattle drops to 28-45.

Game 1: Milwaukee 4  Seattle 2
WP: Caldwell: 8-4, 4.07 ERA
LP: Abbott: 2-7, 6.00 ERA

Game 2: Milwaukee 7  Seattle 5
WP: Augustine: 9-5, 3.48 ERA
LP: Colborn: 1-3, 5.24 ERA
SV: Rodriguez (4)

Game 3: Milwaukee 3  Seattle 2
WP: Travers: 3-3, 5.07 ERA
LP: Parrott: 2-2, 3.21 ERA
SV: Castro (9)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cardinals and Phillies split a pair

Game 1: St.Louis 3 Philadelphia 0
W: Forsch (3-6)  L: Christenson (6-4)
Bob Forsch held the Phillies to 2 hits over 8 innings, then Littell closed it out.

Game 2: Philadelphia 4 St.Louis 3 (12 innings)
W: Brusstar (2-0)  L: Schultz (1-2)
Denny was breezing with a 1 hitter until the 8th when Philly scored 3 runs to tie up the game.  In the 12th, Maddox doubled and scored on a sac fly to win it.

ChiSox Sink Mariners


Game 1 – Jim Breazeale homered and drove in 3 to power the White Sox to a 5-2 win in the series opener.

Game 2 – Sox score 4 in the Bottom of the 9th to rebound for a 7-6 win. Ralph Garr plated Thad Bosley with a single to end it.

Game 3 – Julio Cruz’s single up the middle scored Bill Stein with the winning run in the 10th as Seattle salvaged the finale, 6-5. Stein charted the course with 3 hits and 3 RBI.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cubs Come Back After Sutter Blows Save

Beset the injuries to Cesar Cedeno and Terry Puhl, the Astros hitting attack suffers in this series. Houston does manage to come back for an inspiring ninth-inning win in Game One but then shows a lifeless offense in the next two games. Houston is now 32-28, while the surging Cubs move to 29-31.

Game One: Hou 4, Cubs 3

W: Forsch (1-2)
L: Sutter (3-2)
MVP: Lemongello

The Cubs' Ray Burris and 'Stros' Mark Lemongello duel, with the Cubs breaking a 2-2 tie in the seventh when Burris singles and scores on a groundout. But the great Bruce Sutter is not up to the task this time, blowing his third save after a ninth-inning Houston rally. Jose Cruz singles, steals second and scores on a Bob Watson base rap. As importantly, Watson goes to second on the throw to the plate.That leads to a pinch-hit single from Julio Gonzalez to plate Watson and send the Astrodome fans celebrating.

Game Two:  Cubs 7, Hou 3
W: Geisel (1-0)
L: Andujar (10-3)
MVP: Geisel

In his first start of the year, the Cubs' Dave Geisel holds Astros hitters in check through six, showing great control with no walks and a steady diet of grounders. Meanwhile, Cubs bats pound out seven runs on nine hits, battering Joaquin Andujar for six runs, with many Cubs getting into the hitting act. Big blows include doubles by Bill Buckner and Steve Ontiveros.

Game Three: Cubs 1, Hou 0
W: Lamp (5-6)
L: Forsch (1-3)

Chicago's Dennis Lamp throws a complete game five-hitter, with no Astros' runner getting past second base.  He is matched by Tom Dixon, who lowers his ERA to 1.80 in eight innings of shutout ball. In the top of the ninth, Dave "King Kong" Kingman pounds a triple off reliever Ken Forsch and scores the only run when Mick Kelleher chops a single through the middle.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pirates slug their way past Atlanta

Game 1:  Pittsburgh 4  Atlanta 3 
              W- Blyleven (4-7)   L- Niekro (12-2)
              HR- Stennett (1), Burroughs (12)

Game 2:  Atlanta 10  Pittsburgh 9
              W- Mahler (1-4)   L- Candelaria (6-5)
              HR - Parker (18), Stargell (18), Burroughs (13), Horner (1)

Game 3:  Pittsburgh 9  Atlanta 7
              W- Bibby (5-2)   L- Hanna (2-5)
              HR - Stargell (19), Matthews (4)

Series summary:

Dave Parker continued his assualt on N.L. pitchers, as he drove in 10 runs in the 3 game series.
His 6 hits raised his average to an amazing .396 this season.
Willie Stargell also homered twice to get to 19 on the year.
Bert Blylven outdueled Phil Niekro in the first game, preventing the knuckleballer from getting his 13th win.
Though overshadowed a bit by the Pirates hitters, Jeff Burroughs has been doing all he can to try and carry his Braves team.  He hasn't gotten much help to date, but perhaps phenom callup Bob Horner can help.  Horner arrived with the team on Thursday and immediately entered the starting lineup at 3rd base.  He hit his first HR of the year in the second game, a no-doubter into the left field bleachers.



Stargell has an impressive 19 HRs on the season in only 157 ABs


Seaver and the Reds out duel Red Birds.

Cincinnati,
Game 1,
Tom Seaver was on his "A" game as he went the distance to earn his 7th win on the campaign.  Tom Terrific had a shut out until the ninth inning when George Hendrick hit a solo homerun. However, Seaver went on to retire the side for the triumph.  Dan Driessen hit two homeruns and Geronimo added another.  Reds 4...Cardinals 1.


Game 2,

Cincinnati scored two runs in the first inning on a RBI double by George Foster and a balk committed by Pete Vuckovich.  Bill Bonham went 8 innings to move to 5-2 on the year. Doug Bair pitched the ninth to nail down his 5th save.  Pete Rose added another run later in the game to seal the game. Reds 3...Cardinals 0.


Game 3,

Outfielder George Hendrick had a very good game as he hit 2 homeruns and drove in 3 runs to lead St. Louis passed the Big Red Machine to prevent the sweep.  Hendrick connected for his first homerun in the second inning off lefty starter Fred Norman. Big George later hit a 2-run homerun in the sixth inning to increase the red bird  lead to 4-0.  Silvio Martinez earned his first win of the year as he allowed one measly hit over 5.1 innings pitched. Martinez did have control problems with six free passes on the day which prevented him from staying in the game longer.  Mark Littell and Buddy Schultz worked the rest of the game in relief to finish off the Reds.  Cardinals 5....Reds 2.

Royals Rout ChiSox


Game 1 – Larry Gura (3-2) went the distance, yielding 1 run and 4 hits in a 2-1 Kansas City win.

Game 2 – Two teams going in opposite directions. KC wins 9-2 to make it 8 of 10. The White Sox have now lost 6 straight. Darrell Porter homered and drove in 3.

Game 3 – Clint Hurdle hit a 2-run home run to power the Royals to a 4-2 winner in the opener of a doubleheader.

Game 4 – Back and forth game won by KC 9-7. George Brett’s 3 hits and 2 RBI lead the way as Paul Splittorff (10-4) goes the full 9.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Big Red Machine Handles the Boys From Chi Town.

Cincinnati,
Game 1,
The Reds strike for 3 runs in the seventh to knot the game at 4 apiece. However, Chicago had the last laughs with 2 runs in the 11th inning on an Ivan DeJesus RBI double off the wall and a run scoring single by Heity Cruz to win it for Bruce Sutter(3-0)...Cubs 6...Reds 4. (11 innings)

Game 2,
South paw Fred Norman improved to 3-8 with a seven inning, one run performance. Pedro Borbon wrapped up the game in relief for his 2nd save of the year. Dennis Lamp (5-6) got hung with the loss despite pitching a complete game.  Reds 3....Cubs 2.

Game 3,
George Foster and Cesar Geronimo both connected for homeruns to led the Reds to victory.  Foster smacked his 14th homerun off Dave Roberts in the fourth inning while Geronimo banged a bases empty blast in the ninth to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Dan Driessen won the game in the tenth inning with a run scoring single to right off reliever Rick Reuschel. The winning tally was charged to Bruce Sutter who got hung with his first loss of the season. Doug Bair (3-0) was the winner for the Reds. George Foster was the hitting star with 3 RBI. Reds 5...Cubs 4. (10 innings)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Houston Keeps Hold on Second, Wins Series from Bucs

The Astros get blown out in the first game but come back with two pitching gems to win the series over the Pirates. Houston continues to put the pressure on first-place Los Angeles in a closer-than-expected race. The Astros are now 31-26, while the Bucs drop to 31-27.

Game 1: PIT 6, HOU 0

W: Candelaria (6-4)
L: Dixon (2-2)
MVP: Candelaria

The "Candyman" could, as John Candelaria overpowers Houston hitters in a CG win. Dave Parker continues in his bid for league MVP, driving in three runs and even stealing his seventh base. Parker flirts with .400 during the series but is now at .394 on the year.

Game 2: HOU 4, PIT 2

W: Bannister (3-2)
L: Bibby (4-2)
S: J. Niekro (1)
MVP: Sexton
SS Jimmy Sexton finally hits one out.

An improbable Astros win. The struggling youngster Floyd Bannister gets the win despite only going 5.2 innings, but Joe Niekro had his knuckler a'flutterin' as he shut down the Bucs the rest of the way. Just as improbably, normal Astros non-entities Jimmy Sexton (1) and Reggie Baldwin (2) both homer off loser Jim Bibby.

Game 3: HOU 2, PIT 1

W: Richard (6-3)
L: Robinson (6-6)
MVP: Richard

J.R. Richard is the man, striking out six and only allowing two hits in a CG victory. Joe Ferguson's homer (8) and Joe Cruz's base running (he steals three to give him 15 on the year) are keys to victory, as Cruz scores the eventual game winner after swiping second and coming home on an Art Howe single in the sixth.

Jays end 21 game losing streak - players and fans alike still confused over scheduling

In what I would say is the most illogical scheduling of games I have ever seen, the Jays finally managed to win a game to end their 21 game losing steak.

Monday - Day off for both Toronto and Minnesota.  Tuesday - Doubleheader between Toronto and Minnesota.  Minnesota leaves Toronto. Wednesday - Milwaukee comes to Toronto for a doubleheader.  Thursday - Milwaukee leaves town, doesn't play a game nor does Toronto.

In Game 1 - Dave Goltz pitched a 5 hit shutout as the Twins win 6-0.  Game 2 saw the Twins take a 7-3 victory.

The Jays losing streak hit 21 games.

Finally in Game 1 of the DH vs the Brew Crew, the Jays finally eeked out a win - barely.  Leading 4-3 in the Top of the 9th with 2 outs, Martinez hit a single.  Paul Molitor then came to the plate and smashed a triple to score Martinez and tie the game.  The Jays fans were prepared for the inevitable. But John Mayberry clubbed his second HR of the game in the bottom of the 10th to give the Jays a 5-4 win.

In Game 2, the Jays went back to their losing ways as Augustine threw a complete game victory.  Brewers win 3-2.

Thornton Thumps Tribe to Sweep


Game 1 – Andre Thornton’s (14) monster blast into the upper deck gave the Indians an early 2-run lead. A Jim Norris 2-run single in the 8th put the cap on a 6-3 Cleveland win. Rick Waits (4-7) went the distance on the hill.

Game 2 – Thornton’s 2-run bomb in the 9th was all the Tribe would need to sweep this short two-game set. Sid Monge and Jim Kern (4-2) combine on the 3-hit shutout as Wahoos win 2-0.

Reds Outlast Cubs

Cincinnati,
Game 1,
The Reds strike for 3 runs in the seventh to knot the game at 4 apiece. However, Chicago had the last laughs with 2 runs in the 11th inning on an Ivan DeJesus RBI double off the wall and a run scoring single by Heity Cruz to win it for Bruce Sutter(3-0)...Cubs 6...Reds 4. (11 innings)

Game 2,
South paw Fred Norman improved to 3-8 with a seven inning, one run performance. Pedro Borbon wrapped up the game in relief for his 2nd save of the year. Dennis Lamp (5-6) got hung with the loss despite pitching a complete game.  Reds 3....Cubs 2.

Game 3,
George Foster and Cesar Geronimo both connected for homeruns to led the Reds to victory.  Foster smacked his 14th homerun off Dave Roberts in the fourth inning while Geronimo banged a bases empty blast in the ninth to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Dan Driessen won the game in the tenth inning with a run scoring single to right off reliever Rick Reuschel. The winning tally was charged to Bruce Sutter who got hung with his first loss of the season. Doug Bair (3-0) was the winner for the Reds. George Foster was the hitting star with 3 RBI. Reds 5...Cubs 4. (10 innings)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Grimsley holds off Dodgers to avoid sweep

If not for the golden left arm of Ross Grimsley the Expos would have been swept by the mighty Dodgers in 4 straight.  The man with the 'fro needed 11 innings and a wild pitch with a runner on 3rd to gather in his 10th win of the young season.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Braves take 2 of 3 from Phillies, Niekro notches 12th win.

Game 1: Philadelphia 3 Atlanta 2
W: Christenson (5-3)  L: Solomon (1-2)
Phillies ran their way to victory with 4 stolen bases.

Game 2: Atlanta 3 Philadelphia 1
W: Ruthven (2-6)  L: Kaat (5-3)
A two run home run by Gary Matthews in the 6th was the difference in the game.

Game 3: Atlanta 7 Philadelphia 2
W: Niekro (12-1)  L: Carlton (8-3)
The much anticipated duel between two of the NL's top hurlers never materialized.  Atlanta went deep 3 times off of Carlton and Niekro breezed to his league leading 12th win.

Brewers Take 4 from Toronto


Game 1: Milwaukee 3 Toronto 1
Gorman Thomas hits 3 home runs in the series
to help Milwaukee SWEEP Toronto.
WP: Mike Caldwell
LP: Jim Clancy
MVP: Mike Caldwell

After a slow start to the season Mike Caldwell has finally gotten his stuff together.  A complete game victory over the Jays has now improved Caldwell to 6-3 on the season and dropped his ERA to 3.79.  Jim Clancy, for Toronto, also had a fine game striking out 6 Brewers and allowing only 2 earned runs.  But it was a 3rd inning, very small,  let down by Clancy that would allow Milwaukee to score 2 runs and take the game.

Game 2: Milwaukee 11 Toronto 6
WP: Bill Travers
LP: Jerry Garvin
MVP: Gorman Thomas

The Brewers hit early and often racing out to a 9-0 lead by the end of the 3rd inning to basically put the Blue Jays back in their nest for the day.  Gorman Thomas led the charge hitting his 11th home run of the season, going 2 for 3 with 3 RBI's on the day.  The Jays however made a late run putting up 6 runs of their in own in the later part of the game, but it was too little too late for Toronto.  Every Brewer batter had a hit for the day.  Otto Velez had a fine performance for the Jays ripping out 2 hits and 3 RBI's along with a home run in the 6th inning (a 3 run shot which was his 4th of the season).

Game 3: Milwaukee 3 Toronto 2
WP: Larry Sorenson
LP: Tom Underwood
SV: Bill Castro
MVP: Charlie Moore

Toronto left bases loaded in the 9th inning to let Milwaukee slip past with a win, 3-2, in the first half of a double dip at County Stadium.  Toronto had the much better day, out hitting the Brewers 11-6, but it was a Charlie Moore's 3 run home run in the bottom of the 2nd that was the difference in the game.  Toronto's Tom Underwood, who has struggled most of the season, went a complete game, shutting the Brewers down after the dreaded Moore homer.  Milwaukee will have a chance to sweep the double header and the series, as they enter game 4 tonight.

Game 4: Milwaukee 3 Toronto 2
WP: Andy Replogle
LP: Jesse Jefferson
SV: Bill Castro
MVP: Gorman Thomas

Bill Castro gets his 2nd save of the day as he closed out Toronto in a 3-2 win, giving Milwaukee a sweep of the series home stand.  Toronto again outhit the Brewers (9-6) and had tied the game by the top half of the 7th inning, but it was a Gorman Thomas 321 foot frozen rope homer (his 2nd of the day and 13th of the season) that gave the Brewers a 1 run advantage and eventually the game.  Roy Howell (3 for 3, 1 RBI) and Dave McKay (3 fro 4, 1 RBI) combined to get most of the hits for the Jays  but it was Gorman Thomas's 2 for 3, 2 RBI, 2 HR performance that trumped both of them to earn the game MVP.  The Brewers improve to 36-20 while Toronto slips to 16-39.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Angels sweep the Athletics

Game 1:  California 5  Oakland 2
Game 2:  California 3  Oakland 2  (10 innings)
Game 3:  California 4  Oakland 1

The Angels took 3 straight from the A's in Oakland.
Dave LaRoche got a save in each game and is now up to 13 on the year.
Don Baylor got 5 hits in the series including his 7th HR of the season.
The A's started the year with promise, but have now lost 5 straight, and 11 of their last 13.




Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rockin Robin Aids Brewer Effort Over Tigers


Game 1: Milwaukee 5 Detroit 3
WP: Larry Sorenson
LP: Milt Wilcox
MVP: Charlie Moore

Rarely can a team commit 4 errors and come away with a win. But that is exactly what the Milwaukee Brewers managed to do in a 5-3 victory over Detroit.  The Tigers Jason Thompson hit a 3 run homer, his 10th of the season, to give Detroit a 3-1 lead in the top of the 6th inning.  However, Milwaukee responded with a 4 run barrage of their own in the bottom half of the inning to steal back the lead.  Led by Charlie Moore's 2 for 3 3 RBI performance, the Brew Crew picked up their 31st win of the season earning Moore game MVP honors.  Alan Tramell of the Tigers improves his game hit streak to 8 straight.  Larry Sorenson improves to 6-6 (2.83 ERA) as he earns the win.


Game 2: Milwaukee 4 Detroit 1
WP: Bob McClure
LP: Jim Slaton
MVP: Andy Replogle

Robin Yount, hitting a meager .175 in May, has upped his game in June batting a lofty .357 for the month.  And today was no different as the 22 year old shortstop put in a 3 for 4 4 RBI effort in a 4-1 victory over the Tigers.  Detroit made it difficult, however, as ex-Brewer Jim Slaton had the Crew knotted in a 1-1 tie going into the bottom half of the ninth inning.  But Milwaukee came out swinging in the final frame with a lead off double by Gorman Thomas, and finishing with a 322 foot home run by Yount (2nd) to end the game.  Andy Replogle had a fine pitching performance throwing 8.1 innings allowing 7 hits and allowing 1 earned run.  The Brewers improve to 32-20 while Detroit drops to 24-28.

Monday, April 1, 2013

SF cools off Phillies, taking 2 of 3

Game 1: Philadelphia 7 San Francisco 2
W: Carlton (8-2)  L: Blue (5-5)
Phillies pulled off a triple play in the 1st inning to get out of a bases loaded, no out jam and it was downhill from there.  Jerry Martin and Jim Morrison homered off of Blue to give Carlton all the runs he needed.

Game 2: San Francisco 8 Philadelphia 5
W: Montefusco (6-3)  L: Lerch (6-4)
Philly led 5-2 early on homeruns by Schmidt & Luzinski, but Clark's 11th roundtripper in the 5th and a 3 run 7th put the visitor's ahead for good.

Game 3: San Francisco 7 Philadelphia 4
W: Halicki (4-1)  L: Lonborg (3-3)
San Fran staked Halicki to a 5 run lead in the top of the 1st, but the Phillies chipped away to make it 5-4 after 3 innings.  A two run shot by Darrell Evans in the 9th sealed the win for the G-men.