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Thursday May 17, 1973
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Batting safely in his 25th straight game, Beckert had a 4-for-4 day, but the Cubs lost to the Cardinals, 6-4. Ted Simmons had four hits in five trips for the Redbirds. The Cubs took a 4-3 lead when Randy Hundley homered with a man on base in the third, but a round-tripper by Ken Reitz tied the score in the seventh. The Cardinals, facing Jack Aker in the ninth, broke away to win with two runs on an error and singles by Mike Tyson, Ed Crosby and Lou Brock. [The Sporting News]


St. Louis Cardinals 6, Chicago Cubs 4

Game Played on Thursday, May 17, 1973 (Day game) at Wrigley Field

Cardinals    0  0  3    0  0  0    1  0  2  -   6 14  1
Cubs         1  1  2    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   4  9  1


Cardinals            AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Cubs                 AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Brock lf              5   1   3   1     0   2   .285      Monday cf             3   1   1   0     2   0   .306
Melendez rf           5   0   1   1     0   2   .254      Beckert 2b            4   0   4   1     1   0   .320
Torre 1b              1   0   1   0     0   0   .333      Williams lf           4   0   2   1     0   0   .288
  McCarver 1b         3   0   0   1     0   1   .211      Pepitone 1b           3   1   1   0     1   0   .266
Simmons c             5   0   4   1     0   1   .254      Santo 3b              3   0   0   0     1   0   .350
J. Cruz cf            4   0   0   0     1   0   .235      Cardenal rf           4   0   0   0     0   1   .315
Sizemore 2b           4   0   0   0     0   0   .310      Hundley c             3   1   1   2     1   0   .196
  Kelleher ss         0   0   0   0     0   0   .211      Popovich ss           4   1   0   0     0   0   .216
Reitz 3b              4   1   1   1     0   1   .200        Aker p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Anderson pr         0   1   0   0     0   0   .143        LaRoche p           0   0   0   0     0   0  1.000
  Folkers p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Pappas p              1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Tyson ss,2b           4   2   3   0     0   0   .288        Gura p              2   0   0   0     0   0   .167
Bibby p               0   1   0   0     1   0   .000        Kessinger ss        1   0   0   0     0   1   .248
  Granger p           1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Stein ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .190
  Segui p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Crosby ph,3b        1   0   1   1     0   0   .143

Totals               38   6  14   6     2   7             Totals               32   4   9   4     6   3

Time of Game: 2:43   Attendance:  8,715
Left on Base: Cardinals 8, Cubs 8
DP: Cardinals 2, Cubs 2
Errors: Brock, Kessinger
Doubles: Simmons (4), Brock (5), Beckert (9)
Triples: Simmons (2)
Home Runs: Reitz (2), Hundley (4)
Stolen Bases: Pepitone (2)
Caught Stealing: Brock (6), Monday (8), Williams (1)
Sacrifice Flies: McCarver (3), Williams (3)
GIDP: Reitz (8), Santo 2 (4)


Cardinals              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Bibby                   3.2   7   4   4   4   2   1  21   9.56
Granger                 2.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   6   4.41
Segui W(1-2)            2     1   0   0   1   0   0   8   1.69
Folkers SV(2)           1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4   0.90
Totals                  9     9   4   4   6   3   1  39

Cubs                   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Pappas                  2.2   5   3   3   2   1   0  13   6.12
Gura                    5.1   5   1   1   0   5   1  20   3.32
Aker L(1-2)             0     4   2   1   0   0   0   5   2.82
LaRoche                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   6.14
Totals                  9    14   6   5   2   7   1  41

Balks: Bibby (1)

Umpires: HP - Tom Gorman, 1B - Dick Stello, 3B - Jerry Dale


CARDINALS 1ST: Brock struck out; Melendez flied out to center;
Torre singled to left; Simmons doubled to right [Torre out at
home (right to second to catcher)]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 0, Cubs 0.

CUBS 1ST: Monday walked; Beckert doubled to left [Monday to
third]; Williams hit a sacrifice fly to center [Monday scored,
Beckert to third]; Pepitone grounded out (pitcher to first);
Santo walked; Cardenal was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Cubs 1.

CARDINALS 2ND: J. Cruz walked; Sizemore flied out to left; Reitz
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [J.
Cruz out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Cubs 1.

CUBS 2ND: MCCARVER REPLACED TORRE (PLAYING 1B); Hundley walked;
Popovich forced Hundley (first to shortstop); Bibby balked
[Popovich to second]; On a bunt Pappas struck out; Monday
walked; Beckert singled to left [Popovich scored, Monday to
third (error by Brock), Beckert to second]; Williams popped to
shortstop; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Cubs 2.

CARDINALS 3RD: Tyson singled to right; Bibby walked [Tyson to
second]; Brock doubled to right [Tyson scored, Bibby to third];
Melendez grounded out (third to first); McCarver hit a sacrifice
fly to right [Bibby scored]; Simmons tripled to left [Brock
scored]; GURA REPLACED PAPPAS (PITCHING); J. Cruz grounded out
(first to pitcher); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Cubs 2.

CUBS 3RD: Pepitone singled to right; Pepitone stole second;
Santo popped to first in foul territory; Cardenal popped to
second; Hundley homered [Pepitone scored]; Popovich flied out to
center; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.

CARDINALS 4TH: Sizemore grounded out (third to first); Reitz
struck out; Tyson flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.

CUBS 4TH: Gura grounded out (second to first); Monday singled to
right; Monday was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
Beckert singled to left; Williams singled to right [Beckert to
third]; GRANGER REPLACED BIBBY (PITCHING); Williams was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.

CARDINALS 5TH: Granger flied out to right; Brock singled to
left; Melendez struck out while Brock was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.

CUBS 5TH: Pepitone walked; Santo grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Pepitone out at second];
Cardenal grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.

CARDINALS 6TH: McCarver grounded out (second to first); Simmons
singled to left; J. Cruz forced Simmons (third to second);
Sizemore grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.

CUBS 6TH: Hundley grounded out (shortstop to first); Popovich
grounded out (first unassisted); Gura grounded out (pitcher to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 3, Cubs 4.

CARDINALS 7TH: Reitz homered; Tyson singled to left; STEIN
BATTED FOR GRANGER; On a bunt Stein popped to first in foul
territory; Brock struck out; Melendez struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Cubs 4.

CUBS 7TH: SEGUI REPLACED STEIN (PITCHING); Monday grounded out
(second to first); Beckert walked; Williams singled to right
[Beckert to third]; Pepitone reached on a fielder's choice
[Williams to second, Beckert stayed at third]; Santo grounded
into a double play (third to catcher to first) [Beckert out at
home]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Cubs 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: McCarver struck out; Simmons singled to right; On
a bunt J. Cruz forced Simmons (pitcher to shortstop); Sizemore
forced J. Cruz (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 4, Cubs 4.

CUBS 8TH: Cardenal flied out to left; Hundley flied out to
center; Popovich grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Cardinals 4, Cubs 4.

CARDINALS 9TH: AKER REPLACED POPOVICH (PITCHING); KESSINGER
REPLACED GURA (PLAYING SS); Reitz reached on an error by
Kessinger [Reitz to first]; ANDERSON RAN FOR REITZ; Tyson
singled to center [Anderson to second]; CROSBY BATTED FOR SEGUI;
Crosby singled to right [Anderson scored (unearned), Tyson to
third]; Brock singled to pitcher [Tyson stayed at third, Crosby
to second]; Melendez singled to left [Tyson scored, Crosby to
third, Brock to second]; LAROCHE REPLACED AKER (PITCHING);
McCarver popped to shortstop; Simmons struck out; J. Cruz forced
Melendez (second to shortstop); 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 1 E, 3 LOB.
Cardinals 6, Cubs 4.

CUBS 9TH: FOLKERS REPLACED ANDERSON (PITCHING); CROSBY STAYED IN
GAME (PLAYING 3B); KELLEHER REPLACED SIZEMORE (PLAYING SS);
TYSON CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 2B); Kessinger was called out
on strikes; Monday grounded out (shortstop to first); Beckert
singled to left; Williams flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Cardinals 6, Cubs 4.



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