21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS BUCS SWEEP SF MOVE TO 1ST PLACE CLEMENTE 2-5 IN G2, 57 HITS FROM 3K Thursday, June 15, 1972
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21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
BUCS SWEEP SF
MOVE TO 1ST PLACE
CLEMENTE 2-5 IN G2, 57 HITS FROM 3K
Thursday, June 15, 1972
PITTSBURGH - The Pirates moved into 1st place in the NL East when they swept the double header against the Giants. The Bucs took the first game 4-1 and the nightcap 9-7. The Mets were idle.
Roberto Clemente, rested in Game 1, was 2-5 with a first inning RBI in Game 2. He drove in Dave Cash in a 3 run Pirates 1st inning. Clemente is now 57 hits away from 3,000.
Al Oliver hit a 2 run homer in the 5th for his 4th HR of the year. Scoop now has 40 RBIs.
In Game 1, Willie Stargell was 3-4 with an RBI, his 45th. His triple scored Oliver in the 5th. Stargell would score on a sac fly from Bob Robertson.
Nelson Briles (4-2) beat Steve Stone (3-7) in Game 1. Dave Guisti earned his 7th save. In Game 2, Bob Moose (5-2) bested Ron Bryant (3-4). Ramon Hernandez got his 4th save.
Friday vs the Padres, it's Fred Norman (4-5) v Steve Blass (7-1).
In memory of Mr. Les Banos.