May 17, 1962 - St. Louis scored an unearned run off Billy O’Dell in the ninth inning today and beat San Francisco, 1-0, behind the 6-hit pitching of Bob Gibson. It was Gibson’s fifth victory against two losses. He struck out 10 Giants and often had them swinging late at his fastball. O’Dell survived Cardinal threats in four innings. In the ninth, however, Red Schoendienst singled to left with none out. Julian Javier, running for Schoendienst, stole second with one out and moved to third when Ed Bailey’s low throw went into center field. Javier scored on Charley James’s two-out single to deep shortstop. It was St. Louis’s only triumph in the three-game series. It snapped a four-game Giant winning streak and a string of 10 straight Candlestick Park victories for the home team.
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