21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
PIRATES OVER PHILS 6-4
Thursday, May 25th, 1972
PITTSBURGH - The day off must have done Roberto Clemente a world of good. He was 4-5, scored twice and drove in a pivotal run in the Pirates' 6-4 decision over the Phils, who have now lost 10 in a row.
Clemente is now 74 hits away from 3,000.
Clemente doubled and scored an unearned run in the 1st when Don Money misplayed Jose Pagan's grounder to 3rd. Clemente also singled in the 2nd In the 4th, the Bucs broke a 2-2 tie when Clemente doubled and scored on Manny Sanguillen's RBI double. Clemente added another RBI in the 8th when he singled home Dave Cash. Clemente is now tied with Sanguillen with 17 RBI's.
Both teams had 4 errors. Losing pitcher Steve Carlton (5-5) gave up 5 runs, 4 earned. Nelson Briles (3-1) pitched a complete game win. He gave up 4 runs, only 1 was earned.
The Bucs are still in 2nd place, 4 GB the Mets.
Saturday has Bill Champion facing Bob Johnson.
In memory of Mr. Les Banos.
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