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An error by Matty Alou, who dropped a fly by Willie Smith with two out in the ninth inning, opened the gates for the Cubs, who rallied for two runs to defeat the Pirates, 3-2, and tighten the East division race. The Pirates remained in first place, one-half game ahead of the Mets, while the Cubs pulled within one length of the leaders.

The Cubs scored initially in the second inning on a single by Ernie Banks, a forceout by Johnny Callison and singles by Bill Hands and Don Kessinger. The Pirates came back with a pair in the fourth. Al Oliver singled, moved up on an infield out and scored on a single by Manny Sanguillen. Following a passed ball, Sanguillen counted on a double by Jose Pagan.

In the Cubs' ninth, after Alou dropped Smith's fly for a two-base error, Ken Rudolph took over as a pinch-runner and scored the tying run on a single by Kessinger. Glenn Beckert then singled to kayo Steve Blass and Billy Williams added a single off reliever George Brunet to drive in the winning run. [The Sporting News]


Chicago Cubs 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 2

Game Played on Sunday, September 13, 1970 (Day game) at Wrigley Field

Pirates      0  0  0    2  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  9  3
Cubs         0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  8  1


Pirates              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Patek ss              4   0   1   0     0   1   .252      Kessinger ss          5   1   2   2     0   0   .275
Alou cf               4   0   1   0     0   0   .294      Beckert 2b            5   0   1   0     0   0   .301
Oliver rf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .274      Williams lf           4   0   1   1     1   0   .323
Stargell lf           4   0   1   0     0   1   .264      Santo 3b              3   0   1   0     1   0   .264
Robertson 1b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .289      Pepitone cf,1b        4   0   1   0     0   0   .264
Sanguillen c          4   1   3   1     0   0   .322      Banks 1b              3   0   1   0     0   0   .254
Pagan 3b              4   0   1   1     0   0   .261        James pr,cf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .211
Cash 2b               2   0   0   0     1   0   .309        B. Davis ph,cf      1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Blass p               3   0   0   0     0   1   .125      Callison rf           4   1   0   0     0   0   .266
  Brunet p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .150      Hundley c             3   0   0   0     0   2   .260
                                                            Popovich ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .258
                                                          Hands p               2   0   1   0     1   0   .125
                                                            Smith ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .222
                                                            Rudolph pr          0   1   0   0     0   0   .100

Totals               33   2   9   2     1   3             Totals               36   3   8   3     3   2

Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 22,567
Left on Base: Pirates 5, Cubs 10
DP: Pirates 1, Cubs 1
Errors: Patek, Alou, Robertson, Beckert
Doubles: Pagan (14)
Caught Stealing: Patek (2)
GIDP: Pagan (6), Santo (16)


Pirates                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Blass L(9-12)           8.2   7   3   1   3   2   0  38   3.40
Brunet                  0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1   4.38
Totals                  8.2   8   3   1   3   2   0  39

Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Hands W(17-12)          9     9   2   1   1   3   0  34   3.54
Totals                  9     9   2   1   1   3   0  34

Passed Balls: Hundley (3)

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


PIRATES 1ST: Patek grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
singled to center; Oliver singled to left [Alou out at third
(left to third)]; Stargell singled to left [Oliver to second];
Robertson forced Stargell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Kessinger reached on an error by Patek [Kessinger to
first]; Beckert popped to third; Williams popped to third in
foul territory; Santo singled to pitcher [Kessinger to second];
Pepitone flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0,
Cubs 0.

PIRATES 2ND: On a bunt Sanguillen singled to third; Pagan flied
out to left; Sanguillen was picked off first (pitcher to first);
Cash grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Banks singled to right; Callison forced Banks (second
to shortstop); Hundley struck out; Hands singled to left
[Callison to second]; Kessinger singled to center [Callison
scored, Hands to second]; Beckert flied out to left; 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 0, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 3RD: Blass was called out on strikes; Patek was called
out on strikes; Alou flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Pirates 0, Cubs 1.

CUBS 3RD: Williams walked; Santo grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Williams out at second]; On a
bunt Pepitone singled to third; Banks grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Pirates 0, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 4TH: On a bunt Oliver singled to third; Stargell flied
out to right; Robertson grounded out (second to first) [Oliver
to second]; Sanguillen singled to right [Oliver scored]; Hundley
allowed a passed ball [Sanguillen to second]; Pagan doubled to
left [Sanguillen scored (unearned)]; Cash was walked
intentionally; Blass grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R (1
ER), 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: Callison grounded out (shortstop to first); Hundley
grounded out (shortstop to first); Hands grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 5TH: Patek grounded out (shortstop to first); Alou
reached on an error by Beckert [Alou to first]; Oliver forced
Alou (second to shortstop); Stargell struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Kessinger grounded out (third to first); Beckert
grounded out (shortstop to first); Williams flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 6TH: Robertson grounded out (third to first); Sanguillen
singled to pitcher; Pagan grounded into a double play (shortstop
to second to first) [Sanguillen out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 6TH: Santo walked; Pepitone reached on an error by
Robertson [Santo to second, Pepitone to first]; On a bunt Banks
forced Santo (first to third) [Pepitone to second]; JAMES RAN
FOR BANKS; Callison popped to shortstop; Hundley struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 7TH: JAMES STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); PEPITONE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Cash grounded out (second to first);
Blass grounded out (shortstop to first); Patek singled to left;
Patek was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: Hands walked; Kessinger flied out to center; Beckert
popped to shortstop; Williams flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 8TH: Alou grounded out (second to first); Oliver
grounded out (shortstop to first); Stargell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 8TH: Santo flied out to center; Pepitone popped to
shortstop; B. DAVIS BATTED FOR JAMES; B. Davis flied out to
center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

PIRATES 9TH: B. DAVIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); Robertson
grounded out (third to first); Sanguillen grounded out (second
to first); Pagan grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 9TH: Callison grounded out (second to first); POPOVICH
BATTED FOR HUNDLEY; Popovich grounded out (second to first);
SMITH BATTED FOR HANDS; Smith reached on an error by Alou [Smith
to second]; RUDOLPH RAN FOR SMITH; Kessinger singled to right
[Rudolph scored (unearned)]; Beckert singled to left [Kessinger
to second]; BRUNET REPLACED BLASS (PITCHING); Williams singled
to left [Kessinger scored (unearned), Beckert to second]; 2 R (0
ER), 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Pirates 2, Cubs 3.



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