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Sunday, April 17, 2016

May Shines in June in St. Louis

June 14, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Lee May (13) bombed a grand slam in the 1st inning off Jerry Reuss (4-6) and the Reds never looked back in a 13-6 beat down. May finished with 5 RBI. Ross Grimsley (3-1) pitched 8.1 innings for the win.

June 15, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Lee May (14) expanded his hitting streak to 11 games -- and how! May doubled and homered among his 4 hits and drove in a pair to lead Cincy to a 9-6 win, which brought their season mark to .500 (32-32). Jim Merritt (3-6) was the winning pitcher with Clay Carroll (8) getting the save.  

June 16, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- The Redlegs lost the final game of this series 5-4, but not for lack of May (15, 16, 17) trying his best. The burly slugger hit 3 out of Busch and drove in all 4 runs for the visitors. Bernie Carbo was the only other Reds player to record a base hit. Al Santorini (1-0) tossed 8 innings for the W. Moe Drabowsky (2) got the save. Ted Sizemore had 3 hits to lead the Cardinals.

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