Tonight at Shea Stadium, in front of over 35,000 fans, the Mets took on the Giants in the first game of a three game series.
With Kossman and Marichal putting up zeroes, the game went into the 10th inning scoreless. In the top half of the frame, Koosman walked around a leadoff walk while keeping the Giants off the board.
In the bottom of the inning, Ken Boswell led off with a single before being bunted over to second base by Willie Mays. With 1 out and Boswell on second base, Felix Millan singled to left field to drive in Boswell with the winning run.
Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:
New York Mets
|1. Willie Mays, CF||1. Gary Matthews, LF|
|2. Felix Millan, 2B||2. Tito Fuentes, 2B|
|3. Rusty Staub, RF||3. Bobby Bonds, RF|
|4. John Milner, 1B||4. Willie McCovey, 1B|
|5. Cleon Jones, LF||5. Garry Maddox, CF|
|6. Wayne Garrett, 3B||6. Chris Speier, SS|
|7. Jerry Grote, C||7. Mike Phillips, 3B|
|8. Ted Martinez, SS||8. Dave Rader, C|
|9. Jerry Koosman, P||9. Juan Marichal, P|
The Mets and Giants play the second game of their three game set tomorrow at Shea Stadium.