Thursday, May 16, 2013

Phils make it 12 in a row.

Game 1: Philadelphia 14 Houston 4
W: Ruthven (7-0)  L: Niekro (4-10)
Jerry Martin drove in 4 runs and Greg Luzinski drove in 3 as Ruthven cruised to an easy win.

Game 2: Philadelphia 4 Houston 3
W: Christenson (10-5)  L: Sambito (5-7)
Phillies chased starter Rick Williams with 3 runs in the 1st inning, but Ken Forsch came in and shut the door allowing Houston to tie the game in the 5th.  Bowa scored the go ahead run in the 7th off of eventual loser, Sambito.

Game 3: Philadelphia 7 Houston 3
W: Brusstar (4-0)  L: McLaughlin (1-1)
J.R. Richard fanned 13 and walked 5 in 6-1/3 innings, but he could not keep Philadelphia from running wild on his battery mate Luis Pujols with 7 stolen bases.  Homeruns by Schmidt and Hebner in the 8th broke a 3-3 tie giving the home team the win.

Game 4: Philadelphia 7 Houston 4
W: Carlton (12-5)  L: Dixon (5-5)
Neither starting pitcher was sharp early on, but the game was tied 3-3 after 5 innings.  Phils broke it open with 4 runs in the 6th to sweep the series.

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