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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Spos Split Cards

April 14, 1970 at St. Louis – Adolfo Phillips (2) smacked a solo shot down the left field line off Jerry Johnson (0-1) in the 9th to lift Montreal to a 5-4 win. Mack (aka Mack the Knife) Jones (2) lead off the game with a bomb to RF off Bob Gibson. This seemed to only infuriate Gibby as he fanned 7 over the next 4 innings. Meanwhile, Lou Brock (1) answered with his own solo shot to lead off the Cardinals 1st. Two more runs followed along with another in the 2nd and St. Louis led 4-1. The Expos plated a run on a DP in the 6th, then Gibby’s over-throwing seemed to get to him in the 7th when his own error led to RBI hits from John Boccabella and Jones to tie it at 4-4. Howie Reed (1-0) got the win for the Spos in relief. Claude Raymond (3) earned his third save.

April 15, 1970 at St. Louis – Mike Torrez (2-0) pitched 6 innings of no-hit ball and left in the 8th with a 9-1 lead and surrendering just 3 hits and racking up 9 Ks. The Cardinals won 9-3 to split the 2-game series. Dick Allen (2) and Joe Torre (1) went deep off Joe Sparma (0-3) to power the offense.

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