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Bunning Earns Second Victory as Phils Destroy Cubs, 10-0

Apr. 24, 1964 - Pitcher Jim Bunning’s strong right arm and the smoking bats of his Philadelphia teammates were as hot as the weather was cold today at Connie Mack Stadium.

Bunning, the off-season acquisition from the Detroit Tigers, made his second straight National League victory a brilliant six-hit shutout as the Phillies pounded four Chicago Cub pitchers for 16 hits in a 10-0 waltz for the league leaders. Jim walked only two, hit one, and struck out nine.

A crowd of 15,255 never had an anxious moment as the Phils registered their sixth victory in seven games. They scored a run in the first, five more in the second as they chased veteran Bob Buhl and then coasted home behind Bunning’s air-tight hurling.

Bunning, also in the thick of things with the bat, was one of three Phillies who collected three hits. His were all singles, one of the bad-hop infield variety, but there was nothing tainted about any of the hits rapped out by either John Herrnstein or Tony Gonzalez.

Herrnstein, whose two-run pinch double decided Thursday night’s game against Pittsburgh, extended his streak of consecutive extra-base hits to four with a triple and two doubles on his first three trips to the plate tonight.

Gonzalez was the big run-producer, batting in four with two singles and a bases-loaded double in the second. His first-inning single had put Philadelphia in front, 1-0.

John Callison, the Phillies’ home run leader last season with 26, banged his first of the year in the sixth to conclude the scoring. Callison’s homer drove in rookie Richie Allen, who had tripled off the scoreboard to start the sixth.

Tonight’s shutout was the 17th of the 32-year-old Bunning’s major league career.

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