21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
PIRATES WIN 9 IN ROW
2nd PLACE 4G BEHIND NY
5 RUN 14TH BEATS CARDS 9-4
CLEMENTE 3-8, 2 RBI
Tuesday, May 23th, 1972
ST.LOUIS - The Pirates hammered home 5 runs in the top of the 14th inning to overtake the Cards 9-4.
Roberto Clemente was 3-8. He now needs 78 hits to reach 3,000.
The Bucs overcame a 2-0 hole when they tied the game in the 6th on Clemente's 2 run HR. It was his 3rd HR and 16th RBI of the season.
Pittsburgh took a 4-2 lead in the top of the 9th when Bob Mosse singled in Manny Sanguillen. In the bottom frame, Moose balked former Pirate Matty Alou to 2nd. Dave Guisti replaced Moose and gave up an RBI single to Bernie Carbo. Joe Torre tied the game when Luis Melendez forced Carbo at 2nd.
Torre's error in the 14th opened the gates for the Pirates, who scored 3 unearned runs. Clemente scored the 5th run of the 14th when he and Dave Cash scored on Al Oliver's single.
Bob Miller (2-1) won in relief. Guisti suffered his 3rd blown save. Dennis Higgins (0-2) took the loss.
Thursday's game will have Dock Ellis (5-1) facing Bob Gibson (0-5).
In memory of Mr. Les Banos.
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