Posted by: DAFrizzi on May 15, 2012
21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
CLEMENTE 3R HR
PIRATES 4, CARDS 1
Monday, May 15th, 1972
PITTSBURGH - Roberto Clemente got only 1 hit in the game but he made it count. His 3 run HR in the 7th broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Bucs a 4-1 win over St.Louis.
Clemente is now just 89 hits away from 3,000.
The Cards scored a run in the 3rd when Ed Crosby singled in Lou Brock with 2 outs. The Pirates tied it in the 5th when Dock Ellis drove in Richie Hebner, who led off the inning with a double.
Dave Cash led off the 7th with a single. Vic Davalillo reached on an error by 3B Joe Torre. Both scored on Clemente's HR.
Dock Ellis (4-1) got the complete game win. Bob Gibson (0-5) also pitched a complete game but took the loss.
Tuesday's match up is Rick Wise (2-3) vs Luke Walker (0-1)
In memory of Mr. Les Banos.