21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
PIRATES CLIP ASTROS 3-2
SIX GAME LOSING STREAK OVER
CLEMENTE 0-3, BB
Wednesday, May 3rd, 1972
PITTSBURGH - The Pirates scored the first 3 runs of the game. They held off the Astros to snap a 6 game losing streak with a 3-2 win.
Roberto Clemente was 0-3. He still needs 103 hits to get to 3,000. Clemente did reach on an error in the 1st and got a lead off walk in the 7th.
Dave Cash scored the Bucs' 1st run (unearned) in the 1st on a sacrifice fly. Rennie Stennett drove in 2 runs in the 2nd with a triple. Stennett, starting in left field, has 8 RBI's so far.
The Astros scored a solo run in the 6th off winner Dock Ellis (2-1) and a solo run in the 7th off of Bruce Kison SV-1). Jerry Reuss took the loss (2-1).
The Pirates finish their 2nd homestand of the 1972 season with a 2-6 record. They'll begin an 8 game road trip on Friday against the Reds and will also visit Atlanta and Houston.
In memory of Mr.Les Banos.
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