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National League Roundup : Rose Gets Five Hits, but the Giants Get 12 to Beat the Reds, 13-4

August 12, 1986|From Times Wire Services

Pete Rose wasn't in a mood to celebrate another record-setting hitting performance Monday night.

The Cincinnati Reds' player-manager established a National League record with his 10th five-hit game. The major league record belongs to Ty Cobb, with 14. Rose's last previous five-hit game was on April 28, 1982.

But the San Francisco Giants collected 12 hits, five of them in a seven-run seventh inning, to beat the Reds, 13-4, at Cincinnati.

"When you get hits and knock in runs, you like to win," said Rose, who had four singles and a double and drove in three runs. "Usually when I have a good day, we win.

"When you have a game like this, you want to forget about it."

Bob Brenly's three-run homer in the sixth inning gave San Francisco its first lead of the game at 6-4, and the Giants sent 11 batters to the plate in the seventh as they put the game out of reach.

Giant reliever Mark Davis checked the Reds on one hit over three innings to earn the victory. Davis (3-4) struck out five and walked two. Frank Williams worked three innings to earn his first save.

New York 8, Philadelphia 4--Ray Knight hit a pair of RBI doubles as Dwight Gooden and the Mets won at Philadelphia.

The victory gave the Mets a 75-35 record and marked the first time in team history that the club climbed 40 games over .500.

Gooden (12-4) gave up 9 hits, struck out 10 and walked none. Don Carman (5-4) took the loss.

Gooden had won only one of his last five starts going into the game.

"I'm trying to get back to where I was early in the season," said Gooden, who pitched his ninth complete game. "I feel I'm there."

Met Manager Dave Johnson said Gooden has been showing progress, even though the results--one loss and three no decisions--may not have indicated it. "He's been throwing much better," he said.

Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter hit run-scoring doubles in the fourth inning that gave the Mets a 4-1 lead. Hernandez's hit gave him at least one RBI in eight straight games, a team record. The old mark of RBIs in seven straight games was held by Hernandez and four other players.

Pittsburgh 10-10, Chicago 8-7--The Pirates swept a doubleheader from the Cubs at Chicago to raise their record against the Cubs to 9-1 this season.

The first game was the completion of a game suspended because of darkness April 20. That game was tied, 8-8, after 13 innings and was settled Monday when Barry Bonds, who was in the minors when the game started, singled home Johnny Ray in the 17th inning. Bobby Bonilla also scored on the play when center fielder Bob Dernier failed to pick up the ball cleanly.

The suspended game was the longest game in the major leagues this season--6 hours 9 minutes. Forty-seven players, 25 by the Cubs, were used.

The Cubs used a major league record 10 pitchers in the suspended game, and the two teams used a total of 17 pitchers for a National League record.

In the regularly scheduled game, Rick Rhoden (12-7) gave up 10 hits, struck out 3 and walked 1 in 6 innings. He is 4-0 against the Cubs this season and 17-6 in his career. Don Robinson went one inning for his seventh save. Jamie Moyer (3-3) took the loss.

The Pirates scored seven runs in the second inning as Mike Diaz hit a three-run homer and Bonds hit a solo shot, his 11th of the season.

Jim Morrison was 4 for 5 with three RBIs in the second game. He led off the ninth inning with his 15th homer, tying his career-high.

Atlanta 11, San Diego 6--Dale Murphy hit two home runs and doubled, driving in four runs as Braves beat the Padres at Atlanta.

Murphy's three-run homer off reliever Gene Walter capped a six-run second inning, and he connected for a leadoff home run in the fifth off Eric Show. Murphy has 20 homers this season, and 22 two-homer games in his career, including three this season.

Murphy's second home run carried an estimated 475 feet into the stands in center field.

Rick Mahler (11-11) won for the first time since June 30, a span of nine starts. Mahler allowed nine hits, including Graig Nettles' three-run homer, his 16th, in the eighth, and Marvell Wynne's seventh homer in the ninth.

St. Louis 5, Montreal 4--Mike LaValliere's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Cardinals over the Expos at Montreal.

Trailing 4-3, Terry Pendleton led off the eighth with a double, and Clint Hurdle walked with one out. After Pendleton was caught stealing, LaValliere connected against Floyd Youmans (11-8) for his second home run of the season.

Greg Mathews (8-3) pitched seven innings and gave up nine hits for the victory. Todd Worrell worked the final 1 innings for his 25th save.

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