****SCOREBOARD UPDATE**** - Thursday, June 24, 1971 @ 11:15 P.M.
An amazing day of baseball ended today. Three extra inning games and a no-hitter/near no-hitter. Here are the summaries of the games under the lights!
Washington 3 Baltimore 2 11 innings
Washington (33-37) scores very late to tie the game and then wins it in the 11th inning. Denny Riddleberger (3-3) goes the final two innings for the win. Baltimore (43-29) loses their second straight heartbreaker to the Senators.
Baltimore 3rd - Don Buford connects for a solo HR with two out, his 11th of the year. Balt. 1 Wash. 0
Washington 4th - Del Unser walks to lead off and advances to third base on a one out single by Don Mincher. Dick Billings lifts a sacrifice fly to score Unser. Balt. 1 Wash. 1
Baltimore 8th - Merv Rettenmund leads off with his 7th HR of the season. Balt. 2 Wash. 1
Washington 9th - Toby Harrah singles with two out and the bases empty. Harrah then steals second base and scores on a RBI single by Elliot Maddox. Balt. 2 Wash. 2
Washington 11th - Don Mincher singles to lead off. With one out a grounder moves Mincher to second base. Harrah then singles home Mincher with the winning run. Wash. 3 Balt. 2
T - 2:44
Rettenmund .400 watch: Merv Rettenmund goes 2-for-5 keeping his season average at .399
Detroit 2 Cleveland 1 10 innings
In a pitching dual between Sam McDowell and Joe Coleman, the Tigers (42-30, W3) pervail over the Indians (24-49, L6) in extra innings. Tom Timmerman (7-3) gets the victory for Detroit.
Detroit 2nd - Bill Freehan HR's with one out, his 11th of the campaign. Det. 1 Cleve. 0
Cleveland 5th - Jack Heidemann reaches on a two-base error to begin the inning. A sacrifice bunt by starting pitcher Sam McDowell moves Heidemann to third base. Vada Pinson then lifts a sacrifice fly to score Heidemann. Det. 1 Cleve. 1
Detroit 10th - Willie Horton walks with one out. Norm Cash follows with a single. Freehan then singles to score Horton with the winning run. Det. 2 Cleve. 1
T - 2:24
New York 2 Montreal 0 13 innings
The performance of the day comes from Tom Seaver who no-hits the Expos (30-44) for nine innings. Seaver then begins the 10th inning by giving up a single to Boots Day. For the first nine innings only one Expo reaches as Ron Fairly is hit-by-a-pitch to begin the second inning. Seaver ends with a no decision going 9 1/3 innings giving up two hits and striking out 14. Tug McGraw (3-1) wins for the Mets (41-30) in relief.
New York 13th - Tommie Agee singles to lead off and gets to third base as a two-base error is made on the play as well. With one out, Ed Kranepool launches a two-run HR, his 9th of the year. N.Y. 2 Mtl. 0
T - 3:10
Cincinnati 9 Philadelphia 4
Cincinnati (39-34) moves to within one game of the first place Giants as they defeat the Phillies (32-40) at Riverfront Stadium. Gary Nolan (9-6) goes 8 1/3 innings striking out six for the win.
Cincinnati 2nd - Lee May walks to lead off and advances to third base on a two-out double by Johnny Bench. Woody Woodward's single drives in both runners. Cin. 2 Phil. 0
Cincinnati 3rd - Tommy Helms triples with one out. Tony Perez scores Helms with a sacrifice fly. Cin. 3 Phil. 0
Cincinnati 4th - Hal McRae reaches on an error to begin the frame. George Foster follows with a RBI triple. Woodward singles with one out to score Foster. Starting pitcher Gary Nolan then singles putting runners on the corners. A Pete Rose grounder scores Woodward. Cin. 6 Phil. 0
Cincinnati 7th - Rose leads off reaching on a two-base error and advances to third base on a passed ball. Helms follows with a RBI single. Perez singles as Helms gets to third base. With one out, McRae and Foster sock RBI singles. Cin. 9 Phil. 0
Philadelphia 9th - Deron Johnson singles to lead off. Roger Freed walks and Ron Stone singles with one out to load the bases. Terry Harmon singles to score Johnson. Pinch hitter Greg Luzinski then clubs a two-run double. Denny Doyle lifts a sacrifice fly to score Harmon. Cin. 9 Phil. 4
N.L. East W L GB N.L. West W L GB A.L. East W L GB A.L. West W L GB
Pittsburgh 48 23 ---- San Francisco 40 33 ---- Baltimore 43 29 ---- Oakland 44 28 ----
New York 41 30 7 Cincinnati 39 34 1 Detroit 42 30 1 Chicago 36 31 5 1/2
Chicago 42 32 7 1/2 Atlanta 39 37 2 1/2 New York 40 32 3 Kansas City 36 35 7 1/2
Los Angeles 36 35 3 Boston 37 33 5
Washington 33 37 9
The 1971 replay is now 44.5% complete!!
Next up is Thursday, August 11, 1960. Six games on the slate with the big series beginning in Cincinnati as the Reds host the Dodgers in the first game of a four game series. The action begins tomorrow!! Here is the schedule and pitching matchups:
Baltimore (Barber 11-6) at Detroit (Mossi 4-9) 1:30
Boston (Sullivan 5-5) at Cleveland (Latman 6-6) 2:00
Washington (Pascual 9-9) at Kansas City (Kucks 4-10) 2:30
Los Angeles (Williams 14-6) at Cincinnati (O'Toole 15-9) 8:00
St. Louis (Broglio 6-9) at Pittsburgh (Haddix 6-8) 8:15
San Francisco (Sanford 10-10) at Milwaukee (Burdette 11-11) 9:00
Until next time,