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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Senators (must be Republican) Sweep Out Chicago Machine

June 12, 1970 at Chicago – Joe Pryweller and Ted Williams (Joe, did you ever think you would be written about in the same sentence as Teddy Ballgame?) have the Senators playing above .500 ball. They moved their 1970 record to 28-27 with a 4-1 win over Chicago. Paul Casanova and Ed Brinkman banged out 3 hits apiece. George Brunet (3-3) tossed 6.0 IP for the W. Darold Knowles (4) pitched 2.0 for the save.

June 13, 1970 at Chicago – Washington sent 9 batters to the plate in the T1 and scored 4 times. It held up as Senators win again 4-3. Mike Epstein tripled in 2 and Bernie Allen (3) homered in 2. Joe Gzenda (1-2) hurled 6 for the win. Knowles (5) again tossed the final 2 for the save.

June 14, 1970 (Game #1) at Chicago – The Sens made it 3 consecutive with a 6-4 win in the lid-lifter of a Flag Day double header. Aurelio Rodriguez (3) led a quartet of Washingtonians with 3 hits with his 2 2Bs and a HR. Epstein, Del Unser, and Lee Maye also chipped in 3 knocks to the total of 16. Dick Bosman (9-2) got the win with Knowles (6) adding another S. Walt Williams (2) and Ken Berry (3) went yard for the ChiSox.

June 14, 1970 (Game #2) at Chicago – A display of in-game fireworks by the Senators pre-ceding the scheduled post-game ones, led to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory and a DH and series sweep. Rodriguez (4,5) again led the way with solo shots in the 4th and 6th. Big Frank Howard (11) also went yard in the 6th with bases empty to give Washington a 3-2 advantage. In fact all five runs were scored on solo blasts on a hot, muggy day on Chicago’s South Side. The White Sox took a 4-3 with two runs in the B6. It stayed that way until two outs in the T9 when Rick Reichardt (5) and Unser (2) went back-to-back. 

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