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Braves Top Dodgers, 2-1, L.A. Remains 4 Games Up on S.F.

Sept. 17, 1962 - The Milwaukee Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, today on Warren Spahn’s 5-hit pitching. The defeat left the front-running Dodgers four games ahead of the second-place San Francisco Giants, who bowed to Pittsburgh in the National League. The Dodgers and Giants have 11 games apiece left. The Braves capitalized on Pete Richert’s wildness for a pair of runs in the second inning, and Spahn made them stand up in posting his 15th victory of the season and No. 324 of his career. The Braves scored their runs when Lee Maye led off the second with a walk, Tommie Aaron tripled, Dee Crandall walked, and Spahn grounded into a fielder’s choice. Maury Wills, striving to break Ty Cobb’s season record of 96 stolen bases, failed to add to his total of 92 thefts.

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