On April 21, 1971 — At Three Rivers Stadium, Willie Stargell hits three home runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10 – 2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Stargell, who also hit three home runs against Atlanta on April 10th, will set a major league record – since broken – for the most home runs in April with eleven.

Stargell took Jim Nash deep twice and Tom Kelley gave up the trifecta to Stargell.

 

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Atlanta Braves 2

Game Played on Wednesday, April 21, 1971 (N) at Three Rivers Stadium

ATL N    0  0  0    0  1  0    1  0  0  -   2  5  3
PIT N    2  0  0    2  0  3    3  0  x  -  10 14  4
BOX+PBP
WP: Ellis (2-2)
LP: Nash (1-1)
HR: Stargell 3 (9), Robertson (4)

Play by Play

BRAVES 1ST: Jackson made an out to catcher; Garr grounded out
(pitcher to first); Lum grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: Cash singled to third [Cash to second (error by
Williams)]; Hebner flied out to center [Cash to third]; Clemente
flied out to left; Stargell homered [Cash scored]; Oliver lined
to left; 2 R, 2 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 2.

BRAVES 2ND: Cepeda made an out to first; King grounded out
(first unassisted); Millan made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 2ND: Robertson struck out; Sanguillen grounded out
(third to first); Alley made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 2.

BRAVES 3RD: Williams singled; Perez singled [Williams to
second]; Nash struck out; Jackson forced Perez (second to
shortstop) [Williams to third]; Garr made an out to shortstop; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 3RD: Ellis singled; Ellis was picked off first (catcher
to first); Cash grounded out (third to first); Hebner flied out
to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 2.

BRAVES 4TH: Lum was hit by a pitch; Cepeda flied out to left;
King flied out to left; Millan grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 2.

PIRATES 4TH: Clemente grounded out (pitcher to first); Stargell
homered; Oliver grounded out (third to first); Robertson
homered; Sanguillen doubled; Alley reached on a fielder's choice
[Sanguillen out at third (second unassisted)]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 0, Pirates 4.

BRAVES 5TH: Williams reached on an error by Hebner; Perez struck
out; STAEHLE BATTED FOR NASH; Staehle forced Williams (pitcher
to shortstop); Jackson singled [Staehle to third]; Garr reached
on an error by Alley [Jackson to third, Staehle scored
(unearned) (no RBI)]; Lum flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2
E, 2 LOB.  Braves 1, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 5TH: KELLEY REPLACED STAEHLE (PITCHING); Ellis grounded
out (third to first); Cash grounded out (shortstop to first);
Hebner grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Braves 1, Pirates 4.

BRAVES 6TH: Cepeda reached on an error by Alley; King struck
out; Millan made an out to second; Williams flied out to left; 0
R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 1, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 6TH: Clemente tripled; Stargell homered [Clemente
scored]; Oliver doubled; Robertson singled [Oliver scored];
Sanguillen grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to
first) [Robertson out at second]; Alley grounded out (shortstop
to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 1, Pirates 7.

BRAVES 7TH: Perez doubled to right [Perez to third (error by
Clemente)]; BOYER BATTED FOR KELLEY; Boyer hit a sacrifice fly
to center [Perez scored]; Jackson singled; Garr flied out to
center; Lum forced Jackson (second to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E,
1 LOB.  Braves 2, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 7TH: BARBER REPLACED BOYER (PITCHING); Ellis walked;
Cash singled [Ellis to second]; Cash was picked off first but
was safe on an error by King [Cash to second, Ellis to third];
Hebner singled [Cash scored, Ellis scored]; Clemente singled
[Hebner to third]; Stargell struck out; Oliver singled to center
[Hebner scored, Clemente to third, Oliver to second (error by
Jackson)]; PRIDDY REPLACED BARBER (PITCHING); Robertson reached
on a fielder's choice [Oliver out at third (shortstop
unassisted)]; Sanguillen forced Robertson (second unassisted); 3
R, 4 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2, Pirates 10.

BRAVES 8TH: Cepeda grounded out (shortstop to first); King
grounded out (shortstop to first); Millan flied out to center; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Pirates 10.

PIRATES 8TH: GARRIDO REPLACED CEPEDA (PLAYING 3B); WILLIAMS
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); Alley grounded out (shortstop to
first); Ellis grounded out (pitcher to first); Cash flied out to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Pirates 10.

BRAVES 9TH: Williams made an out to first; Perez grounded out
(first unassisted); BAKER BATTED FOR PRIDDY; Baker made an out
to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Pirates 10.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           2   5   3    7
 Pirates         10  14   4    3

 

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