Posted by: DAFrizzi on Jun 03, 2012
21-3K CLEMENTE'S 3,000 HITS
PIRATES NIP GIANTS 4-3
CLEMENTE 2-4, 1 RBI
Saturday, June 3, 1972
SAN FRANCISCO - Roberto Clemente's go ahead RBI helped the Pirates break a 2 game losing streak and sneak past the Giants 4-3.
Overall, Clemente was 2-4 with an RBI and BB. He is now 68 hits away from 3,000.
Clemente's RBI single in the 7th inning broke a 3-3 tie. He drove in Al Oliver, who had just tied the game with a 2 run double. Oliver now has 30 RBI's. Clemente now has 20.
Jose Pagan led off the 5th with a solo HR, his 2nd of the year. Steve Blass (6-1) beat Sam McDowell (6-3).
Sunday's double header has Luke Walker facing Ron Bryant in Game 1 while Bruce Kison faces Charlie Williams in Game 2.
In memory of Mr. Les Banos.