Sunday, March 23, 2014
Red Birds Fly Over Braves
ONE – Former Brave Joe Torre went 5-5 with 8 RBI, including a 3-run HR, as St.
Louis scalped Phil
Niekro (7-2) and the Braves 11-4. Julian
Javier also had 3 hits and 3 runs scored. Hank Aaron was most of the offense for Atlanta
with a pair of jacks. Nelson Briles
(6-3) was the WP for the Cardinals.
GAME TWO – Former Cardinal Orlando Cepeda ended this marathon in the bottom of the 15th with a sac fly scoring Bob Aspromonte for the 5-4 win. Aspromonte led off the inning and dribbled one back to the mound where lefty Mel Nelson (1-2) fumbled it. Felix Millan (3 hits) executed the hit and run leaving runners on the corners for Cepeda with 1 out. Earlier in the game, Aaron (11,12) demonstrated he is in a “groove” with a pair of 2-run bombs for the Bravos. Mike Shannon (8) went deep for St. Loo in the 6th to briefly give them a 5-4 lead. Tim McCarver and Curt Flood rapped out 3 base knocks for the Redbirds.
GAME THREE – Joe Torre’s (6) solo shot in the 7th proved to be the game winner as
St. Louis takes the series with a
3-2 victory. Steve Carlton (2-1)
went the distance besting Milt Pappas