Thursday, June 19, 2014

Braves Clip Redbirds

GAME ONE – Bob Gibson (7-16) yielded 6 runs to Atlanta in the first two innings, then got nasty. He blanked the Braves for next 6 innings before tiring in the 9th and giving way to Mudcat Grant (3). Meanwhile, the Cardinals bats went into high gear eventually leading to an 11-7 St. Louis win. Joe Torre drove in 5 with 3 2Bs. Lou Brock rang up 4 hits.

GAME TWO – Rico Carty’s (10) 3-run bomb in the T9 sealed the deal for another victory for Phil Niekro (17-8). The Braves had earlier come roaring back with 5 runs in the7th to overcome a 4-run deficit. Torre (17) had gone deep for the Redbirds.

GAME THREE – Hank Aaron and Clete Boyer each drove in a pair to make Pat Jarvis (10-8) a 4-2 winner in the rubber game of the series. Vada Pinson (13) clouted a 2-run HR for the St. Louis runs. 

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