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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Midwest Rivals Battle for Five

GAME ONE – Bill Caudill (1-7) notched his first win of the year by tossing 7 innings of 1-hit ball, yielding just one unearned run in a 2-1 Cubs victory to open a five game set in St. Louis. Dick “Dirt” Tidrow (5) pitched the final 2 frames for the save. Dave Kingman’s (33) solo shot in the 4th tied the game. Bill Buckner extended his hitting streak to 19 with a 6th inning GWRBI.

GAME TWO – Ken Reitz 10th inning double off the wall sent PR Tony Scott flying around the bases from 1st and eluding the tag of Cubs catcher Barry Foote for the game winner in a 2-1 Cardinals victory. Buckner extended to 20.

GAME THREE – RBI singles by Garry Templeton and Lou Brock in the B7 overcame Foote’s (19) solo shot in the T7 for another 2-1 Cardinals win. Buckner’s streak ended at 20 with an 0-4.

GAME FOUR – Lou Brock led a 20-hit Redbird attack with 4 of his own as St. Louis topped Chicago 8-2. Templeton, Reitz, Ken Oberkfell and Keith Hernandez added 3 knocks apiece. John Fulgham (7-4) went the distance on the bump.

GAME FIVE – St. Louis battled back with 5 runs in the B9 to tie the game at 6-6 and send it into overtime. Cubs win however in 11 when Larry Biittner hit a sac fly scoring PR Miguel Dilone. 

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