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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cardinals win 3 "Meaningless" Games

August 7, 1970 at St. Louis – Dan McGinn (6-10) pitched a CG, 7-hit shutout and Jim Fairey went 4-5 as Montreal whitewashed the Cardinals 8-0.

August 8, 1970 at St. Louis – Harry Parker (1-0) and Frank Linzy (2) returned the favor on Les Expos, blanking them 2-0 to even the series. Lou Brock and Ed Crosby had RBI hits

August 9, 1970 (Game #1) at St. Louis – Lou Brock bolted for the plate just as soon as 2B Gary Sutherland released his throw to 1B to retire Crosby. Brock’s speed was the difference as he led off the B10 with a triple, then defied the drawn in infield. His daring led to a 5-4 Cardinals win. John Bateman (17,18) accounted for all of the Expos runs with a pair of 2-run homers.

August 9, 1970 (Game #2) at St. Louis – Ed Crosby had 3 hits and drove in 2 to lead St. Louis to a 7-2 victory, a sweep of the steamy (99 degrees) Sunday DH and a win in the series. Jerry Reuss (3-5) tossed 8 innings for the W.

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