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Willie Stargell and Bob Robertson hit successive homers in the ninth inning, enabling the Pirates to outlast the Cubs, 5-4, and retain their one-half game lead over the Mets in the East division. The Cubs fell two games off the pace. The Pirates scored twice in the second on a single by Robertson, double by Manny Sanguillen, a wild pitch and a single by Jose Pagan.

Ron Santo homered for the Cubs in the fourth. Fergie Jenkins, who started for the Cubs, went out for a pinch-hitter in the eighth. Juan Pizarro, relieving in the ninth, hit Al Oliver with a pitch and then served a gopher ball to Stargell. Bob Miller took over and was greeted by Robertson's rap. As a result, the Cubs fell short in their half when Glenn Beckert and Billy Williams singled and Jim Hickman hit a homer. [The Sporting News]


Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Chicago Cubs 4

Game Played on Saturday, September 12, 1970 (Day game) at Wrigley Field

Pirates      0  2  0    0  0  0    0  0  3  -   5  7  0
Cubs         0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  3  -   4 10  0


Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Patek ss              4   0   0   0     0   0   .252      Kessinger ss          4   0   2   0     0   0   .274
Alou cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .295      Beckert 2b            4   1   2   0     0   0   .302
Oliver rf             3   1   0   0     0   0   .272      Williams lf           4   1   1   0     0   0   .323
Stargell lf           4   1   1   2     0   3   .264      Hickman rf            4   1   2   3     0   1   .335
Robertson 1b          4   2   2   1     0   1   .292      Santo 3b              3   1   2   1     1   1   .263
Sanguillen c          3   1   1   0     1   1   .318      Pepitone cf           3   0   0   0     0   1   .264
Pagan 3b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .261      Banks 1b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .252
Cash 2b               4   0   0   0     0   1   .312      Hundley c             2   0   0   0     0   1   .264
Moose p               4   0   0   0     0   1   .164        Smith ph            0   0   0   0     1   0   .223
  Giusti p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .167        B. Davis pr         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Rudolph c           0   0   0   0     0   0   .100
                                                            Popovich ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .259
                                                          Jenkins p             2   0   0   0     0   1   .121
                                                            Callison ph         1   0   0   0     0   1   .269
                                                            Pizarro p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Miller p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   5   7   4     1   7             Totals               32   4  10   4     2   7

Time of Game: 2:37   Attendance: 33,199
Left on Base: Pirates 4, Cubs 4
DP: Pirates 4, Cubs 0
Doubles: Sanguillen (17)
Home Runs: Stargell (29), Robertson (25), Santo (24), Hickman (31)
Sacrifice Hits: Pepitone (4)
GIDP: Hundley (4), Beckert (11), Williams (13), Kessinger (11)
Hit by Pitch: Oliver (11,by Pizarro)


Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Moose W(10-9)           8    10   4   4   1   6   2  31   3.94
Giusti SV(23)           1     0   0   0   1   1   0   4   3.34
Totals                  9    10   4   4   2   7   2  35

Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Jenkins L(19-15)        8     5   2   2   0   6   0  29   3.54
Pizarro                 0     1   2   2   0   0   1   2   4.97
Miller                  1     1   1   1   1   1   1   5   4.73
Totals                  9     7   5   5   1   7   2  36

Hit by Pitch: Pizarro (1)
Wild Pitches: Jenkins (7)

Umpires: HP - Andy Olsen, 1B - Al Barlick, 2B - Ed Vargo, 3B - John Kibler


PIRATES 1ST: Patek flied out to center; Alou grounded out
(second to first); Oliver grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger lined to right; Beckert singled to
center; 38 minute rain delay at 1:12; Williams flied out
to left; Hickman flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Pirates 0, Cubs 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Stargell was called out on strikes; Robertson
singled to shortstop; Sanguillen doubled to left [Robertson to
third]; Jenkins threw a wild pitch [Robertson scored, Sanguillen
to third]; Pagan singled to third [Sanguillen scored]; 15
minute rain delay at 2:06; Cash flied out to right; Moose
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates
2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Santo singled to center; Pepitone flied out to right;
Banks singled to left [Santo to second]; Hundley grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Banks out at
second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Patek lined to center; Alou grounded out (first to
pitcher); Oliver grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Jenkins struck out; Kessinger singled to center;
Beckert grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Kessinger out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates
2, Cubs 0.

PIRATES 4TH: Stargell struck out; Robertson lined to center;
Sanguillen struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 0.

CUBS 4TH: Williams flied out to center; Hickman was called out
on strikes; Santo homered; Pepitone grounded out (second to
first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 5TH: Pagan grounded out (third to first); Cash grounded
out (third to first); Moose grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Banks flied out to left; Hundley struck out; Jenkins
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Patek grounded out (third to first); Alou singled
to right; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first) [Alou to
second]; Stargell struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2,
Cubs 1.

CUBS 6TH: Kessinger singled to center; Beckert forced Kessinger
(first to shortstop); Williams grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Beckert out at second]; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 7TH: Robertson struck out; Sanguillen grounded out
(third to first); Pagan singled to shortstop; Cash struck out; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: Hickman singled to left; Santo struck out; Pepitone
struck out; Banks forced Hickman (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 8TH: Moose flied out to right; Patek grounded out
(pitcher to first); Alou grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 8TH: SMITH BATTED FOR HUNDLEY; Smith walked; B. DAVIS RAN
FOR SMITH; CALLISON BATTED FOR JENKINS; Callison struck out;
Kessinger grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [B.
Davis out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 9TH: RUDOLPH REPLACED B. DAVIS (PLAYING C ); PIZARRO
REPLACED CALLISON (PITCHING); Oliver was hit by a pitch;
Stargell homered [Oliver scored]; MILLER REPLACED PIZARRO
(PITCHING); Robertson homered; Sanguillen walked; Pagan flied
out to right; Cash flied out to right; Moose struck out; 3 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 5, Cubs 1.

CUBS 9TH: Beckert singled to left; Williams singled to center
[Beckert to third]; Hickman homered [Beckert scored, Williams
scored]; GIUSTI REPLACED MOOSE (PITCHING); Santo walked;
Pepitone out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Santo to
second]; Banks made an out to shortstop; POPOVICH BATTED FOR
RUDOLPH; Popovich was called out on strikes; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Pirates 5, Cubs 4.



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