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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Reds Take 2 of 3 from Redbirds

April 24, 1970 at St. Louis – Cincinnati extended its winning streak to 6 games with an exciting 5-4 win at Busch memorial Stadium. There was an interesting array of Reds heroes with Bernie Carbo (5) winning the Action vote for MVP. His 2-run blast in the 4th tied the game at 3-3. Tommy Helms would have been a good choice with 4 hits. Cardinals’ manager Bruce Thomas credits CF Bobby Tolan whose throw in the B8 cut down Lou Brock at the plate to preserve a 4-4 tie. In the T9, it was Tolan’s hustle down the 1B for an infield single that allowed Pete Rose to score the winning run with 2 outs.

April 25, 1970 at St. Louis – Jose Cardenal (2) was the Cardinals show in an 11-1 rout over the Reds. The bushy-haired one had 3 doubles, a walk, a HR, scored 3 and drove in 3. Kudos should also be given to Steve Carlton (1-2) who tossed a complete-game 7-hitter.

April 26, 1970 at St. Louis – Jim McGlothlin (3-1) blanked the Redbirds on 5 hits through 8 IP. Wayne Granger (4) recorded the final 3 outs in a 3-0 Reds win. Dave Concepcion had 3 knocks and Johnny Bench extended his hitting streak to 13.

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