Cleveland Comeback Kids beat Plutonium Rooters 5-4


Cleveland Comeback Kids 5, Plutonium Rooters 4
Game

FINAL (10) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Comeback Kids 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 ? 6 ? 1 ?
Rooters 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 ? 9 ? 0 ?
W: Rivera, M. (1-0)
L: Tiant, L. (0-1)
S: Gagne, E. (1)
HR: none


The Cleveland Comeback Kids edged the Plutonium Rooters in 10 innings at The Astrodome '71 by the score of 5 to 4.

The score was knotted at 4 after nine innings. Cleveland ended up winning it in the 10th inning. After an out was recorded, Luke Appling drew a walk. Earle Combs stepped into the batter's box and he stroked a one-base hit. Josh Gibson then lashed a single scoring the run. Cleveland took care of Plutonium with no trouble in the bottom of the 10th.

Mariano Rivera(1-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 1 inning and allowing no runs. Eric Gagne earned the save, his 1st. Luis Tiant(0-1) ended up with the loss. He gave up 6 hits and 5 walks in 9 and 1/3 innings.


at Astrodome '71


Cleveland Comeback Kids

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
E. Combs CF 4 0 1 1 .125
J. Gibson C 4 0 1 2 .375
W. Brown LF 5 0 0 0 .000
J. Foxx 1B 5 0 0 0 .250
G. Foster DH 3 1 1 0 .286
A. Beltre 3B 4 1 1 0 .125
F. Robinson RF 4 1 1 1 .143
B. Boone 2B 3 1 1 0 .167
L. Appling SS 2 1 0 1 .200
   A - A. Rodriguez SS 0 0 0 0 ----
Totals 34 5 6 5

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
S. Koufax 5.1 4 1 1 1 4 0 81 1.69
R. Nelson (H, 1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 9 27.00
H. Wilhelm (H, 1) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 54.00
R. Nen (BS, 1) 1.2 2 1 1 0 4 0 22 5.40
M. Rivera (W, 1-0) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 21 0.00
E. Gagne (S, 1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 0.00
Totals 10 9 4 4 2 10 0

Plutonium Rooters

Hitters AB R H RBI BA
J. Cronin SS 5 0 0 0 .000
H. Clift 3B 4 0 0 0 .000
G. Hodges 1B 5 0 1 0 .200
M. Ordonez RF 5 0 0 0 .000
A. Simmons LF 4 1 1 0 .375
T. Stearnes CF 4 1 2 0 .375
S. Thompson DH 4 1 2 1 .286
R. Campanella C 4 1 2 2 .500
C. Knoblauch 2B 3 0 1 1 .333
Totals 38 4 9 4

Pitchers IP H R ER BB SO HR PC ERA
L. Tiant (L, 0-1) 9.1 6 5 5 5 9 0 159 4.82
N. Charlton 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0.00
Totals 10 6 5 5 5 11 0


A-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Appling In 10th Inning

ATTENDANCE- 47,050
T- 2:40
LEFT ON BASE- Comeback Kids: 5 Rooters: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Comeback Kids: 1 Rooters: 1
ERRORS- R.Nen
DOUBLES- T.Stearnes(1st), S.Thompson(1st), R.Campanella(1st)
SACRIFICE FLIES- J.Gibson
WALKS- E.Combs, G.Foster, B.Boone, L.Appling-2, H.Clift, C.Knoblauch
STRIKE OUTS- E.Combs, J.Gibson, W.Brown-4, J.Foxx-4, B.Boone, J.Cronin-3,
H.Clift-2, G.Hodges-2, M.Ordonez, A.Simmons, C.Knoblauch
GIDP- L.Appling, M.Ordonez
WILD PITCHES- R.Nen










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