Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bucs' Bob Robertson Has A Big Series vs. Cubs

In a battle of rivals for the NL West title, Pittsburgh takes two of three from the Cubs, as many longballs are launched at Wrigley.

Game One: Cubs 8, Pirates 3

W: Holtzman (6-4)
L: Hartenstein (1-3)

Kenny Holtzman and Steve Blass hook up in a good pitching duel, tied at three after five. But then Blass tires, and reliever (and former Cub) Chuck Hartenstein and Bruce Dal Canton gives up five to the Cubs in the eighth, including a three run shot by Jim Hickman. Holtzman goes all the way.

Game Two: Pirates 5, Cubs 2 (10 innings)
W: Moose (4-2)
L: Jenkins (5-5)
S: Guisti (6)

Bob Moose and Fergie Jenkins battle in another close duel, tied at two after nine, with both pitchers still in the game. Bob Robertson gives the Pirates all their offense with two solo homers. In the top of the 10th, Jenkins tires, giving up three Pirates runs, including Gene Alley's second triple of the day to bring home two.

Game Three: Pirates 7, Cubs 4
W: Ellis (6-2)
L: Hands (6-4)
S: Dal Canton (4)

Bob Robertson tops his game two performance with three more home runs, giving him 12 on the season and five in the last two games. He also drives in six to help the Pirates take the series.

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