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Saturday April 15, 1972
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Jose Cardenal, playing his first game with the Cubs, wound up as the "goat" when the outfielder's error with two out in the ninth inning enabled Philadelphia to score two runs to gain a 4-2 victory. The Cubs counted their initial run in the third when Rick Monday singled and Fergie Jenkins hit an apparent double. However, the Cubs' starting pitcher failed to touch first base and was called out on appeal, thus losing credit for the hit.

A homer by Greg Luzinski in the fourth and singles by Denny Doyle and Tim McCarver, around a sacrifice by Steve Carlton, sent the Phillies ahead, but the Cubs tied the score in the eighth on heads-up running by Cardenal. Don Kessinger led off by drawing a walk but was forced by Cardenal, who then stole second. When Glenn Beckert beat out an infield hit, Cardenal put on the steam and scored from second base.

In the Phillies' ninth, Ron Stone and Larry Bowa singled off reliever Bill Hands. McCarver followed with a long drive to right field and Cardenal, after starting back slowly, caught up with the ball but let it pop out of his glove as Stone and Bowa scored to give the victory to Carlton in his first start for the Phillies. A crowd of 17,401 attended the Wrigley Field opener in cold weather. [The Sporting News]


Philadelphia Phillies 4, Chicago Cubs 2

Game Played on Saturday, April 15, 1972 (Day game) at Wrigley Field

Phillies     0  0  0    1  0  0    1  0  2  -   4 10  0
Cubs         0  0  1    0  0  0    0  1  0  -   2  4  2


Phillies             AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Bowa ss               5   1   1   0     0   0   .200      Cardenal rf           3   1   0   0     1   0   .000
McCarver c            5   0   2   1     0   1   .400      Beckert 2b            4   0   1   1     0   0   .250
Montanez cf           5   0   1   0     0   2   .200      Williams lf           4   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Johnson 1b            4   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Santo 3b              4   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Luzinski lf           3   1   1   1     1   0   .333      Pepitone 1b           4   0   0   0     0   2   .000
Money 3b              4   0   1   0     0   0   .250      Hundley c             4   0   1   0     0   0   .250
Anderson rf           4   0   2   0     0   0   .500      Monday cf             3   1   1   0     0   1   .333
Doyle 2b              3   1   1   0     1   0   .333      Kessinger ss          2   0   1   0     1   0   .500
Carlton p             2   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Jenkins p             2   0   0   1     0   0   .000
  Stone ph            1   1   1   0     0   0  1.000        Hands p             1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
  Hoerner p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Hamilton p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               36   4  10   2     2   3             Totals               31   2   4   2     2   5

Time of Game: 2:15   Attendance: 17,401
Left on Base: Phillies 8, Cubs 4
DP: Phillies 0, Cubs 1
Errors: Cardenal, Santo
Doubles: Anderson (1), Montanez (1), Kessinger (1)
Home Runs: Luzinski (1)
Stolen Bases: Cardenal (1)
Caught Stealing: McCarver (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Carlton (1)
GIDP: Money (1)


Phillies               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Carlton W(1-0)          8     4   2   2   2   5   0  30   2.25
Hoerner SV(1)           1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3   0.00
Totals                  9     4   2   2   2   5   0  33

Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Jenkins                 6     5   1   1   1   2   1  25   1.50
Hands L(0-1)            2.2   5   3   1   1   0   0  12   3.38
Hamilton                0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   2   0.00
Totals                  9    10   4   2   2   3   1  39

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Paul Pryor, 2B - Harry Wendelstedt, 3B - Bruce Froemming


PHILLIES 1ST: Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); McCarver
flied out to left; Montanez made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Phillies 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Cardenal grounded out (second to first); Beckert flied
out to center; Williams grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 0, Cubs 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Johnson made an out to shortstop; Luzinski
grounded out (shortstop to first); Money singled to center;
Anderson singled [Money to second]; Doyle walked [Money to
third, Anderson to second]; Carlton flied out to center; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Phillies 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 2ND: Santo was called out on strikes; Pepitone struck out;
Hundley made an out to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 0,
Cubs 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); McCarver
singled to right; Montanez struck out; Johnson forced McCarver
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 3RD: Monday singled to left; Kessinger flied out to left;
Jenkins grounded out (right to second to catcher to pitcher to
first) [Monday scored]; Fergie Jenkins out on appeal for
missing 1B on apparent double; Cardenal walked; Beckert
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies
0, Cubs 1.

PHILLIES 4TH: Luzinski homered; Money grounded out (third to
first); Anderson doubled to right; Doyle flied out to center;
Carlton grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 4TH: Williams made an out to first; Santo grounded out
(shortstop to first); Pepitone made an out to catcher; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

PHILLIES 5TH: Bowa flied out to center; McCarver struck out;
Montanez made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Phillies
1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 5TH: Hundley flied out to left; Monday grounded out
(pitcher to first); Kessinger doubled; Jenkins grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

PHILLIES 6TH: Johnson grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); Luzinski flied out to right; Money reached on an error
by Santo; Anderson lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

CUBS 6TH: Cardenal flied out to center; Beckert flied out to
right; Williams flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Phillies 1, Cubs 1.

PHILLIES 7TH: HANDS REPLACED JENKINS (PITCHING); Doyle singled
to center; Carlton out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second)
[Doyle to second]; Bowa grounded out (second to first) [Doyle to
third]; McCarver singled to center [Doyle scored]; McCarver was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Phillies 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 7TH: Santo flied out to center; Pepitone struck out;
Hundley singled; Monday struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Phillies 2, Cubs 1.

PHILLIES 8TH: Montanez doubled to left; Johnson lined to
shortstop; Luzinski walked; Money grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Luzinski out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 2, Cubs 1.

CUBS 8TH: Kessinger walked; Hands struck out; Cardenal forced
Kessinger (third to second); Cardenal stole second; Beckert
singled to shortstop [Cardenal scored]; Williams grounded out
(second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 2, Cubs 2.

PHILLIES 9TH: Anderson grounded out (second to first); Doyle
made an out to first; STONE BATTED FOR CARLTON; Stone singled to
right; Bowa singled to right [Stone to third]; HAMILTON REPLACED
HANDS (PITCHING); McCarver reached on an error by Cardenal
[Stone scored (unearned) (no RBI), Bowa scored (unearned) (no
RBI), McCarver to third]; Montanez struck out; 2 R (0 ER), 2 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  Phillies 4, Cubs 2.

CUBS 9TH: HOERNER REPLACED STONE (PITCHING); Santo grounded out
(shortstop to first); Pepitone flied out to left; Hundley
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Phillies 4, Cubs 2.



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