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Dodgers Annihilate Colts, 13-1, Hondo Leads Attack

Sept. 26, 1962 - The Los Angeles Dodgers, faced with the prospect of having their league lead cut to one game if they lost, today unleashed their biggest bombardment in a month. With Frank Howard (pictured) leading the attack, the Dodgers crushed the Houston Colts, 13-1. The Giants had whittled the Dodger lead to a game and a half earlier in the day by beating the Cardinals, but tonight’s victory restored the Los Angeles lead to two games with only four contests remaining. The Dodgers unloaded 17 hits against four Colt pitchers. Howard smashed a three-run homer in the fourth and drove in two more runs in the fifth with a bases-loaded single. It was the third time this year he had driven in five runs in a game. Maury Wills got a standing ovation from the Los Angeles crowd of 25,813 by stealing his 100th base in the third inning when he and Tommy Davis pulled a double steal.

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