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Sunday September 13, 1970
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Joe Torre smashed a homer in the 13th inning to give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Mets, who were forced to mark time, one-half game behind the Pirates in the East division race. Joe Hague batted in the Cardinals' first four runs, hitting a homer with two men on base in the third inning and getting another RBI with a single in the fifth.

The Mets, who got one run back in the third, rallied to tie the score in their half of the fifth. Consecutive singles by Cleon Jones, Wayne Garrett and Art Shamsky produced one run. Donn Clendenon doubled for another tally and Jerry Grote laid down a sacrifice bunt to plate the tying run. [The Sporting News]


St. Louis Cardinals 5, New York Mets 4

Game Played on Sunday, September 13, 1970 (Day game) at Shea Stadium

Cardinals    0  0  3    0  1  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    1  -   5  9  0
Mets         0  0  1    0  3  0    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  -   4  9  1


Cardinals            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Mets                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Brock lf              5   2   1   0     1   0   .307      Agee cf               4   1   0   0     2   0   .279
Javier 2b             4   1   1   0     1   1   .252      Garrett 3b            6   1   2   0     0   1   .246
Hague 1b              6   1   3   4     0   1   .273      Jones lf              6   1   2   0     0   2   .285
Torre 3b              5   1   1   1     1   3   .314      Shamsky rf            3   1   2   1     1   0   .304
Cardenal cf           6   0   1   0     0   1   .289        Swoboda ph,rf       2   0   0   0     0   1   .226
Simmons c             5   0   0   0     1   1   .226      Clendenon 1b          6   0   1   1     0   0   .287
Lee rf                3   0   0   0     0   2   .223      Boswell 2b            5   0   1   0     1   0   .251
  Briles p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .179      Grote c               5   0   1   1     0   0   .255
  Carl Taylor ph      1   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Harrelson ss          3   0   0   0     2   0   .239
  Bertaina p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .200        Jorgensen ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .200
  Nossek ph           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Gentry p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .070
  Linzy p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .000        Marshall ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .256
Maxvill ss            4   0   0   0     1   0   .206        Ryan p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .186
Torrez p              2   0   0   0     0   1   .254        Kranepool ph        0   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  Chuck Taylor p      0   0   0   0     0   0   .115        Stanton ph          1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Hilgendorf p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        McGraw p            1   0   0   0     0   0   .364
  Melendez ph,rf      3   0   1   0     0   0   .200        Singleton ph        1   0   0   0     0   0   .265
                                                            Herbel p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               46   5   9   5     5  11             Totals               46   4   9   3     6   5

Time of Game: 3:36   Attendance: 43,592
Left on Base: Cardinals 8, Mets 10
DP: Cardinals 1, Mets 1
Errors: Garrett
Doubles: Cardenal (31), Clendenon (16)
Home Runs: Hague (14), Torre (20)
Stolen Bases: Brock (48)
Sacrifice Hits: Javier (9), Grote (5)
GIDP: Brock (9), Jones (18)


Cardinals              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Torrez                  4.1   7   4   4   3   1   0  22   4.03
Chuck Taylor            0.1   1   0   0   2   0   0   4   3.01
Hilgendorf              0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   3.50
Briles                  3     1   0   0   1   1   0  11   6.46
Bertaina                2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   2.66
Linzy W(5-6)            3     0   0   0   0   2   0   9   4.20
Totals                 13     9   4   4   6   5   0  53

Mets                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Gentry                  4     4   3   3   2   4   1  18   3.72
Ryan                    1     1   1   1   2   0   0   5   3.54
McGraw                  6     3   0   0   1   5   0  22   3.58
Herbel L(9-6)           2     1   1   1   0   2   1   7   4.70
Totals                 13     9   5   5   5  11   2  52

Passed Balls: Simmons (14)

Umpires: HP - Mel Steiner, 1B - Nick Colosi, 2B - Tom Gorman, 3B - Chris Pelekoudas


CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (second to first); Javier
grounded out (third to first); Hague singled to right; Torre
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Mets 0.

METS 1ST: Agee walked; Garrett forced Agee (second to
shortstop); Jones forced Garrett (third to second); Shamsky
singled to center [Jones to third]; Clendenon grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Mets 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Cardenal flied out to center; Simmons grounded
out (second to first); Lee struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 0, Mets 0.

METS 2ND: Boswell flied out to center; Grote singled to center;
Harrelson forced Grote (first to shortstop); Gentry struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Mets 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Maxvill flied out to right; Torrez struck out;
Brock singled to center; Brock stole second; Javier walked;
Hague homered [Brock scored, Javier scored]; Torre popped to
first in foul territory; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3,
Mets 0.

METS 3RD: Agee walked; Garrett singled to center [Agee to
third]; Jones grounded into a double play (second to shortstop
to first) [Agee scored (no RBI), Garrett out at second]; Shamsky
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Cardenal doubled to left; Simmons popped to third
in foul territory; Lee was called out on strikes; Maxvill was
walked intentionally; Torrez flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets 1.

METS 4TH: Clendenon lined to left; Boswell singled to center;
Grote grounded out (second to first) [Boswell to second];
Harrelson walked; MARSHALL BATTED FOR GENTRY; Marshall grounded
out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Mets
1.

CARDINALS 5TH: RYAN REPLACED MARSHALL (PITCHING); Brock walked;
Javier out on a sacrifice bunt (first to pitcher) [Brock to
second]; Hague singled to right [Brock scored, Hague out at
second (right to first)]; Torre walked; Cardenal grounded out
(shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 1.

METS 5TH: Agee grounded out (shortstop to first); Garrett
singled to right; Jones singled to center [Garrett to third];
Shamsky singled to right [Garrett scored, Jones to third]; CHUCK
TAYLOR REPLACED TORREZ (PITCHING); Clendenon doubled to left
[Jones scored, Shamsky to third]; Boswell was walked
intentionally; Grote out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
unassisted) [Shamsky scored, Clendenon to third, Boswell to
second]; Harrelson was walked intentionally; KRANEPOOL BATTED
FOR RYAN; HILGENDORF REPLACED CHUCK TAYLOR (PITCHING); STANTON
BATTED FOR KRANEPOOL; Stanton flied out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E,
3 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: MCGRAW REPLACED STANTON (PITCHING); Simmons flied
out to right; Lee grounded out (second to first); Maxvill
reached on an error by Garrett; MELENDEZ BATTED FOR HILGENDORF;
Melendez forced Maxvill (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

METS 6TH: BRILES REPLACED LEE (PITCHING); MELENDEZ STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING RF); Agee flied out to center; Garrett was called
out on strikes; Jones singled to center; Simmons allowed a
passed ball [Jones to second]; Shamsky was walked intentionally;
Clendenon flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals
4, Mets 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: Brock grounded out (first to pitcher); Javier
flied out to center; Hague was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

METS 7TH: Boswell grounded out (second to first); Grote grounded
out (first unassisted); Harrelson grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: Torre struck out; Cardenal grounded out
(shortstop to first); Simmons struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

METS 8TH: McGraw flied out to right; Agee grounded out
(shortstop to first); Garrett flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: CARL TAYLOR BATTED FOR BRILES; Carl Taylor
singled to center; Maxvill forced Carl Taylor (pitcher to
shortstop); Melendez singled to center [Maxvill to second];
Brock grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Melendez out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 4,
Mets 4.

METS 9TH: BERTAINA REPLACED CARL TAYLOR (PITCHING); Jones struck
out; SWOBODA BATTED FOR SHAMSKY; Swoboda grounded out (pitcher
to first); Clendenon flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

CARDINALS 10TH: SWOBODA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Javier
singled to center; Hague forced Javier (first to shortstop);
Torre struck out; Cardenal struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

METS 10TH: Boswell flied out to center; Grote flied out to left;
Harrelson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

CARDINALS 11TH: Simmons walked; NOSSEK BATTED FOR BERTAINA;
Nossek forced Simmons (pitcher to shortstop); Maxvill flied out
to right; Melendez flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

METS 11TH: LINZY REPLACED NOSSEK (PITCHING); SINGLETON BATTED
FOR MCGRAW; Singleton grounded out (second to first); Agee
grounded out (shortstop to first); Garrett grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

CARDINALS 12TH: HERBEL REPLACED SINGLETON (PITCHING); Brock
grounded out (shortstop to first); Javier was called out on
strikes; Hague grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

METS 12TH: Jones struck out; Swoboda struck out; Clendenon flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Mets 4.

CARDINALS 13TH: Torre homered; Cardenal grounded out (shortstop
to first); Simmons grounded out (second to first); Linzy struck
out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Mets 4.

METS 13TH: Boswell flied out to left; Grote grounded out
(pitcher to first); JORGENSEN BATTED FOR HARRELSON; Jorgensen
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 5, Mets 4.



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