21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
PIRATES DOUBLE UP CUBS 4-2
CLEMENTE 1-3, RBI - 52 HITS FROM 3K
Friday, June 23, 1972
CHICAGO - The Pirates began their road trip by stopping the Cubs 4-2. Chicago, who have been advancing in the standings, are still in 3rd place but now 3 games behind the first place Pirates. The Bucs gain 1/2 game on the Mets, whose game in New York against St.Louis was rained out. The Mets are now 1/2 game behind.
Roberto Clemente was 1-3 with a walk and a RBI. He is now 52 hits from 3,000. In the 4th inning, Clemente's triple drove in Dave Cash and Vic Davalillo. Al Oliver's triple drove in Clemente to make it 3-0.
The Cubs came back to make it 3-2. Manny Sanguillen drove in Willie Stargell to give the Pirates an insurance run in the 8th.
Steve Blass (9-1) is the winner with Dave Guisti getting his 8th save. Fergie Jenkins (8-6) took the loss.
Saturday, it's Nelson Briles (4-2) v Bill Hands (6-2).
In memory of Mr. Les Banos.
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