Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dodgers struggle to hold on to an easy win

Lost No-Hit bid in 6th

4/16/68 - Dodger Stadium
L.Jackson vs Kekich
Dodgers 6, Phillies 5

Up 5-0 and cruising with a shutout Mike Kekich lost it all in the top of the 8th when the Phils scored 5 runs to tie the game.  Kekich's meltdown helped erase Larry Jackson from the short side of the record books.  The game remained tied at 5-5 after 9 full innings of play and headed to extra innings.  Philly did nothing vs reliever Jim Brewer in the top of the 10th.  In the bottom of the inning Turk Farrell walked Willie Davis, who promptly stole second, then was bunted over to third by pinch hitter Paul Popovich.  Jim Lefebvre lifted a fly ball to left that Richie Allen caught on the run.  Davis easily tagged at third and galloped home with the winning run as Allen's throw sailed wide of the plate.

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