Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bucs-Redbirds Split 4 in Steamy St. Loo

July 9, 1970 at St. Louis – Roberto Clemente went 4-4 with 2 RBI and Manny Sanguillen went 3-5 with 5 RBI to lead Pittsburgh to an easy 7-2 victory. Cruising through the entire 9 innings (though we are not sure on what substance) for the W was Dock Ellis (10-5).

July 10, 1970 at St. Louis – Bob Gibson (12-5) went the distance for the Cardinals in a 3-2 win. Joe Torre (7) doubled and homered among his 3 hits to lead the St. Loo offense. Bill Mazeroski’s (5) 2-run blast in the 7th tallied the only runs for the Bucs.

July 11, 1970 at St. Louis – Carl Taylor went 3-3 with a pair of doubles, 3 RBi and 3 runs scored to account for all 6 of Redbirds’ marker in a 6-4 win. This, despite the 2-HR, 3 RBI performance by Clemente (6,7). Al Hrabosky (1-1) notched the win in relief. Sal Campisi (4) nailed down the save. Bob Veale (8-9) took the loss on the hill for the Pirates.


July 12, 1970 at St. Louis – The visitor’s found the “Lumber Company” banging out 19 hits to earn a split in the series with a 12-5 victory. Matty Alou (5-6, 3 RBI) and Sanguillen (4-5, 3RBI) led the way. Luke Walker (4-2) won in relief with 3.2 IP of shutout ball. Mike Torrez (6-11) started and lost for the home club. 

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