Reverse the score and give the Pilots the win this time. Brabender went 7 and gave up only 3 and Segui came on to toss 2 scoreless innings of relief to beat the mighty O's. With the score tied at 1 the Pilots posted a 3 spot in the top of the 6th to go ahead for good. Brabender led off an Palmer struck him out looking. Harper singled and stole second. Palmer must have been rattled by Harper, because he walked Hegan on 4 pitches. Tommy Davis singled home Harper and Mincher brought in Hegan. Jim Palmer didn't have it, giving up 4 in 7 innings. Eddie Watt relieved, and didn't allow a run.
Bouton Bites: The players were discussing the aborted player strike during the exhibition season. The topic came to Carl Yastrzemski because he ignored the strike. Gary Bell (former teammate of his in BOS) said, "Didn't surprise me. Carl Yastrzemski is for himself first and second and the hell with everybody else." Bouton: "Gee, Gary, Carl Yastrzemski ?" During the so-called strike Yaz called several superstars in an attempt to form a separate committee and settle things without the Players' Association. Fortunately they told him to take a hike, son.