Game 1: ATL 13, Cubs 5
W: P. Niekro (2-1)
L: J. Niekro (1-2)
Little bro' Joe was winning the battle of the Niekros, 5-3, going into the seventh. Then, Mrs. O'Leary's barn door opened to a barrage of Atlanta hits. It didn't end until the Braves had scalped the Cubs for 18 hits and 13 runs, accented by two home runs by Hammerin' Hank Aaron (4, 5). Even Phil Niekro took the cue and hit his first homer, not off his sibling Joe but off Bill Stoneman in the ninth.
Game 2: ATL 8, Cubs 4 (10 innings)
W: Britton (1-1)
L: Regan (0-1)
|Fergie Jenkins had 10 Ks but it wasn't enough.|