21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS PIRATES BEAT LA 7-5 CLEMENTE 2-5 , 3 RBI - 60 HITS FROM 3K Sunday, June 11, 1972
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21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
PIRATES BEAT LA 7-5
CLEMENTE 2-5 , 3 RBI - 60 HITS FROM 3K
Sunday, June 11, 1972
LOS ANGELES- Roberto Clemente broke a 4-4 tie with a 2 run HR in the 7th, then drove in an insurance run in the 9th to give the Pirates a 7-5 win over LA.
Clemente was 2-5 and is now batting .324 with 4 HR and 26 RBIs. He needs 62 hits to reach 3,000.
Clemente drove in Rennie Stennett with the run in the top of the 9th. Stennett, in LF in place of Willie Stargell, batted leadoff and was 3-5 with 2 RBIs.
Al Oliver (37) and Gene Alley (2) also had RBIs.
Bruce Kison went 7 innings for the win (2-0) Dave Guisti got his 6th save despite giving up an RBI single to Frank Robinson in the Dodger 9th. Robinson drove in former Pirate Manny Mota. Another former Bucco, Phil Mikkelson (1-2) took the loss in relief of Al Downing.
The Bucs are now .5 GB New York. They gained a game on the Mets, who lost to Houston 4-2.
The Pirates return home to take on the Giants on Tuesday where Sam McDowell (6-4) faces Dock Ellis 5-2).
In memory of Mr. Les Banos.