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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Redbirds Kick Parrot off Bucs shoulder

June 10, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Matty Alou put up a 5-4-5-4 boxscore line and was a homer shy of the cycle.  It was one of those games where it all went wrong for the Bucs staff, and the Cardinals blew away the Pirates 14-0. Steve Blass (5-6) started and was gone after 4 IP, giving up 9 ER on 10 hits with 5 walks. Joe Torre smacked 3 more hits for the Redbirds. Jerry Reuss (4-5) was the beneficiary of the largesse as he went the distance for the shut out.

June 11, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Dock Ellis (10-0) remained clean on the year (reference to his record not what he puts in his body) defeating St. Louis 4-1, Manny Sanguillen and Willie Stargell backed him offensively with 3 hits apiece. Dave Giusti (12) put out a bases loaded fire in the 8th and recorded the save.

June 12, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Roberto Clemente (3 hits) tripled to drive in 2 runs in the the T8th and give the Pirates a 6-5 lead only to have Jerry McNertney answer with a triple in the B8th to score Alou and Torre as the Cardinals won 7-6. Starting pitcher Nelson Briles collected 3 hits for the Bucs. Alou, Torre and Joe Hague had 3 each in a winning cause for the Redbirds. Chuck Taylor (2-0) got the win in relief.

June 13, 1971
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Carlton (6-4) fires a 3-hit shutout and the Cardinals wind up taking 3 of 4 from Pittsburgh with a 1-0 blanking. Ted Simmons sacrifice fly in the B8 plated Lou Brock with the games only tally.

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