If you follow the old stories on this site, you see how many times Tom Seaver is mentioned, and how great he was. This game was no exception, with first place on the line, the 1973 Cy Young winner went out and pitched a complete game five hit victory for his 18th win of the season. He struck out eight, walked two while allowing only two runs, dropping his ERA to a 1.88.
The Pirates went through six pitchers allowing 10 runs on 13 hits, including HRs by Rusty Staub (15th), Wayne Garrett (14th) & John Milner (23rd). Jerry Grote had three hits and drove in two runs, Cleon Jones also drove in two runs, getting two hits. Garret had three hits, Staub two, a matter of fact everyone in the line up except the center field position players (Dave Schneck & Don Han) all had hits.