Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Redbirds Stun Jints with Sweep
August 14, 1970 (Game #1) at St. Louis – Jose Cardenal (7) blasted a solo HR in the B8 off Juan Marichal (7-10) to lift the Cardinals to a 5-4 win in the lid-lifter of a dog-days double dipper. Frank Linzy (1-3) earned his first W of the year. Willie McCovey and Lou Brock added 3 hits apiece for their respective ball clubs.
August 14, 1970 (Game #2) at St. Louis – Joe Torre (10) highlighted a 3-run 6th inning for the Redbirds with a 2-run home run to lead them to a 4-3 win and DH sweep. Jerry Reuss (4-5) got the win the Chuck Taylor (5) notching the save.
August 15, 1970 at St. Louis – Nelson Briles (2-8) pitched 8 shaky innings, but got some 9th inning help from Frank Bertaina (1) as St. Louis won 9-6. The Redbirds overcame home runs and 3 RBI each from Willie Mays (23) and Ken Henderson (11).
August 16, 1970 at St. Louis – Dick Allen doubled in a pair of runs in the B7 to lead St. Louis to a 3-2 win and a sweep of the series. Tom Hilgendorf (1-0) notched the win in relief with Taylor (6) getting his second save of the series.