1969: Phillies Complete Sweep of Padres

June 15, 1969, San Diego: Phillies 5, Padres 4 (box score)

Clay Kirby and southpaw Woodie Fryman hooked up in the series finale in front of 7,311 at San Diego Stadium. The Padres drew first blood in this one. With one on and one out in the first, Ollie Brown singled to right. Al Ferrara followed with a double down the right field line that scored Brown and Roberto Pena.

Working with a 2-0 lead, Kirby faced the heart of the Phillies order in the fourth. Dick Allen and Johnny Callison led off with singles. A Deron Johnson triple tied the score. After Mike Ryan grounded to third, Larry Hisle pounded a two-run homer to left center, giving the visitors their first lead of the game. The Phillies put two more runners on base in the inning but couldn’t convert them into runs.

The Padres didn’t stay down for long. Brown led off the bottom of the fourth with a single. After a Ferrara strikeout, Ed Spiezio drilled his eighth home run of the season to re-tie the contest.

The score remained deadlocked — despite loading the bases with one out in the eighth, the Phillies were unable to score — until the 10th inning. In that frame, after the first two batters were retired, Philadelphia parlayed three singles and a walk into the go-ahead run. The Padres put two runners of their own on base in the bottom half, but right-hander John Boozer replaced Fryman and got Ferrara to pop out to first base and end the game.

The Padres had lost four in a row. Their record now stood at 25-38 on the season.

Trivia: Both starting pitchers worked into the 10th inning. Kirby faced 42 batters, while Fryman faced 39.

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