Sept. 27, 1962 - With a chance to clinch a tie for the National League pennant, the Dodgers frittered away leads of 3-0 and 4-2 tonight, eventually blowing an 8-6 decision to the eighth-place Houston Colts. The Colts broke a 6-6 tie with 2 runs in the seventh inning. Ron Perranoski (pictured) was the losing pitcher. The Dodgers, however, moved a little closer to their second pennant in four seasons as the second-place Giants were beaten earlier by St. Louis. Now, any combination of Dodger victories and San Francisco losses totaling two will knock the Giants out of the running. This was the seventh loss for the Dodgers in their last ten games.