47,335 Pirate fans came out to watch their beloved team take on the Cardinals in a game that would feature two of the teams least known starters. Larry McWilliams for the Pirates and Kurt Kepshire for the Cardinals. These 2 would battle each other for 6 innings before they both succumbed to fatigue.
The Cardinals would take the early
early lead as they would put a 3 spot on the board in the 1st. Clark
would hit a 2 run homer, then a Nieto single would score Coleman and the
Cardinal were up quickly 3-0.
Kepshire would help himself out
with a single off McWilliams in the 6th that would score Coleman and put
the Cardinal up 4-0. The Pirates would respond in the 6th, with the
bases loaded Khalifa would single scoring Thompson. They would send
Kepshire to the showers. Dayley would take over and could not stop the
Pirate offense and would surrender 2 runs. Pinch hitter Almon would
walk scoring Pena. Ray would single scoring Kemp and it is now 4-3
THe Scoring would end there the Pirates would threaten
in the 9th but Campbell was able to get Morrison to hit into a5-4-6
double play to end the game.
The Final Score 4-3 Cardinals