Sunday, May 17, 2015

Big Red Machine Sweep Redbirds off Busch Carpet

July 20, 1970 (Game #1) at St. Louis – Lee May and Johnny Bench clobbered 3 hits apiece as Cincinnati outlasted St. Louis 8-5 in the opener of a double dip. Lou Brock and Joe Torre had 3 hits each for the Cardinals as both teams finished with 15 safeties.

Ju1y 20, 1970 (Game #2) at St. Louis – The Redbirds doubled up on the Reds in hits (12-6), but still fell short 4-3 on the scoreboard as Cincy swept the DH. Tony Cloninger (5-0) remained undefeated. Wayne Granger (14) notched the save.


July 21, 1970 at St. Louis – Bobby Tolan (14) collected 3 RBI on 3 hits, including a 459-foot clout that cleared the green hitter’s backdrop in straightaway CF. This one was all Cincy has they swept the Redbirds with a 7-2 tally. Wayne Simpson (13-4) went the distance on the bump. 

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