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Old 10-03-2017, 09:54 PM   #3
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APRIL 10, 1962
Major League Baseball debuts in the state of Texas! Today, the Houston Colt .45s open their season at home against the Chicago Cubs.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 1-0 at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati 0-1 at Los Angeles
Milwaukee at San Francisco
New York at St Louis

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland at Boston
Baltimore at New York
Los Angeles at Chicago
Minnesota at Kansas City

CHICAGO CUBS 0-1 AT HOUSTON COLT .45S
The opening day starters were Dick Ellsworth for Chicago and Turk Farrell for Houston.

The first hit in Colt .45 history belongs to Bob Aspromonte. The Houston 1B singled with one out in the bottom of the second.

The first RBI in Colts .45 history belongs to Norm Larker. Larker hit an RBI single that scored Bob Lillis in the bottom of the third. With runners at the corners and one out, Roman Mejias hit a grounder to second but beat out the double play to pick up an RBI as Al Spangler crossed the plate.

After three: Houston 2 Chicago 0.

Bob Lillis picked up an RBI with an infield single in the bottom of the fourth. The next batter was the pitcher Turk Farrell. With a runner on first and two out, Farrell became the first Colt .45 in history to hit a home run! And it was 5-0 in favor of Houston.

Don Elston began the bottom of the fifth as the new Cubs pitcher. It didn't help as Hal W Smith hit a 2-run homer.

After six: Houston 7 Chicago 0.

The bottom of the seventh saw the Cubs make another pitching change as Tony Balsamo took the mound.

The offensive output was equally matched by the superb pitching of Turk Farrell. He ended the top of the eighth by striking out Andre Rogers for his 10th K of the game.

Jack Curtis took the mound for the Cubs in the bottom of the eighth.

Turk Farrell ended the game by striking out Ron Santo. It was a National League record 12th strikeout in a single game!

Final score: Houston 7 Chicago 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Turk Farrell 9.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 K

OTHER SCORES
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 0
Cincinnati 4 Los Angeles 3
Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 1
St Louis 3 New York 2 10 innings

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 3 Boston 1
New York 6 Baltimore 1
Los Angeles 6 Chicago 5
Kansas City 8 Minnesota 6 11 innings





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