21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
CLEMENTE 1-5, 1 RBI
CASH, STARGELL HR
PIRATES 5, BRAVES 2
Tuesday, May 9th, 1972
ATLANTA - Dave Cash drove in 2 runs, 1 with a HR and was 3-5, leading the Pirates to a 5-2 win over Atlanta.
Roberto Clemente was 1-5 with 1 RBI, pulling within 95 base hits of 3,000.
Clemente's single drove in Cash for the 1st Pirates run. Clemente was then singled home by Richie Hebner to make it 2-0 in the top of the 1st. In the third, Willie Stargell hit his 5th HR of the year with a solo shot to put the Bucs ahead 3-1. Stargell leads the Bucs with 15 RBIs. Clemente now has 6.
Cash hit a 2 out solo HR in the 4th to double the score at 4-2. His double in the 8th drove in Bob Robertson to make it 5-2 Bucs. Cash now has 3 RBIs. Hebner has nine.
Bruce Kison retired the side in the 8th and 9th innings to record his 2nd save.
Dock Ellis (3-1) got the win. Tom Kelley (1-3) took the loss.
Tomorrow, the Pirates will play game 2 with Atlanta. Bob Johnson (0-1) vs knuckleballer Phil Niekro (3-3).
In memory of Mr.Les Banos.
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