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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Brock's Cycle Earns Redbirds Split with Stros

July 22, 1970 at St. Louis – “The Toy Cannon” Jimmy Wynn (13) sent a solo shell over the wall in the 1st to ignite himself and his Astros mates. Wynn went on to complete a 5-4-4-2 line as Houston bombed the Cardinals 12-3. Cesar Cedeno had 3 hits and 2 RBI. Doug Rader had 2 hits and 3 RBI. Larry Dierker (5-13) pitched the complete game on the bumb.

July 23, 1970 at St. Louis – Lou Brock (4) hit for the cycle as St. Louis cruised to a 16-4 win and a split in the short series. The Redbirds sent 9 batters to the plate in the 1st and tallied 5 against Jack Billingham (5-6). It was almost over, but the crying then with Bob Gibson (14-5) on the hill for St. Loo. Gibby would go the distance.  Brock singled in the 1st, K’d in the 2nd, doubled in the 4th, and also homered with two men on as the Cardinals plated 9 that inning. He tripled to lead off the 7th.                                                               

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