Amazin’ Look Back 7/14/73: Mets Beat Reds 5-2

By Rich Sparago

The Mets defeated the Reds in Cincinnati today by the score of 5-2. George Stone started for the Mets and got credit for the win. Stone went 8 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 7 hits. He struck out 7 and walked 4. Buzz Caprapitched a scoreless 9th for his second save of the season.

Jun 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; A major league baseball and glove sits in the bat rack in the Pittsburgh Pirates dugout before the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets scored 2 runs in the top of the 3rd, when Felix Millan singled in Bud Harrleson, and Willie Mays doubled in Millan. The Reds made it 2-1 in the bottom of the 4th on a home run by Andy Kosco. Cincinnati then tied the game in the bottom of the 8th on a sacrifice fly by Dennis Menke. The Mets scored 3 in the top of the 9th, when Ted Martinez scored on a passed ball, and Felix Millan then added a 2-run home run. The Mets improved their record to 38-48 on the year.

Here are the game’s starting lineups:


Wayne Garrett 3B

Felix Millan 2B

Willie Mays CF

Cleon Jones LF

Jim Beauchamp 1B

Don Hahn RF

Jerry Grote C

Bud Harrleson SS

George Stone P


Pete Rose LF

Joe Morgan 2B

Dave Concepcion SS

Johnny Bench C

Tony Perez 1B

Bobby Tolan CF

Andy Kosco RF

Dennis Menke 3B

Tom Hall P

Up Next: The Mets conclude their series with the Reds tomorrow when Jon Matlack takes on Don Gullet.

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