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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mets take two on Road from Cards

April 10, 1970 at St. Louis – The Mets scored all their runs in the 1st inning and the Cardinals tallied all theirs in the 5th. Unfortunately for the visitors they scored 1 fewer as St. Louis won 4-3. Tommie Agee led off with a single, stole second and was bunted to third by Bud Harrelson. Joe Foy, Cleon Jones and Art Shamsky then doubled successively. In the Cardinals 5th Lou Brock tripled in a pair. Jose Cardenal singled him in, and Joe Torre singled Cardenal in with the GWRBI. George Culver (1-0) started and won for the Redbirds. Jerry Johnson (1) pitched 2 2/3 for the save. Jim McAndrew (0-1) started and lost for the Metropolitans.   

April 11, 1970 at St. Louis – New York reversed the score in this one with Jerry Grote’s (1) 3-run bomb in the 2nd being the highlight. Gary Gentry (1-0) nabs the win with Ron Taylor (1) the save. Nelson Briles (0-1) took the L for the birds.

April 12, 1970 at St. Louis – Future Hall of Famers Tom Seaver (2-0) and Steve Carlton (0-1) matched up in this dandy with Seaver prevailing 4-2. Carlton blinked first allowing two runs in the 1st with Foy doubling in Harrelson and Donn Clendenon doubling in Foy. Tom “Terrific” didn’t allow a hit until Julian Javier’s base knock in the 5th. In the St. Louis 6th Carlton doubled and Dick Allen (1) smashed a 2-run HR to tie it. Agee’s sac fly in the 7th scoring Al Weis proved to be the game winner. Ron Swoboda tripled in the 9th and Grote singled him home.

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