Tonight at Shea Stadium, the Mets took on the Pirates in the final game of a four game set.
In the eighth, the Mets extended their lead to 5-0 when Willie Mays delivered an RBI single and a Jerry Grote bunt drove in another.
Ray Sadecki nearly went the distance for the Mets, but gave way to Tug McGraw after he allowed the first two batters to reach in the top of the ninth. McGraw allowed one of the inherited runners to score, but locked up the win.
Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:
New York Mets
|1. Don Hahn, CF||1. Rennie Stennett, 2B|
|2. Felix Millan, 2B||2. Manny Sanguillen, C|
|3. Willie Mays, 1B||3. Al Oliver, CF|
|4. Cleon Jones, RF||4. Willie Stargell, LF|
|5. John Milner, LF||5. Richie Zisk, RF|
|6. Jerry Grote, C||6. Bob Robertson, 1B|
|7. Wayne Garrett, 3B||7. Richie Hebner, 3B|
|8. Ted Martinez, SS||8. Dal Maxvill, SS|
|9. Ray Sadecki, P||9. Jim Rooker, P|
The Mets open a six game series with the Cardinals tomorrow at Shea Stadium.
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