21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
9 GAME WIN STREAK ENDS
CARDS DOUBLE BUCS 4-2
Thursday, May 25th, 1972
ST.LOUIS - The Pirates surrendered a run in the 3rd to get a double play. It gave the Cards a lead they would never relinquish as the Cards stopped the Pirates winning streak at 9 games. Final, St. Louis 4, Pirates 2.
Roberto Clemente did not play. He is still 78 hits away from 3,000. Gene Clines started in RF and was 1-3.
Dave Cash and Al Oliver both went 2-4. Oliver drove in his 24th RBI of the season. Richie Hebner drove in his 17th. He took Gibson deep with his 6th HR of the year.
Bob Gibson won his first game of the season, pitching a complete game. He is now 1-5. Dock Ellis took the loss and is now 5-2. Bruce Kison pitched the final 2 innings.
Even with the 9-1 run. the Bucs are still in 2nd place, 5 GB the Mets.
The Pirates return home for a Memorial Day weekend series against the Phils. Game 1 Friday has Steve Carlton (5-4) facing Nellie Briles (2-1).
In memory of Mr. Les Banos.
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