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Dodgers Drop Giants, 11-1, as Drysdale Earns 19th Victory of 1962

July 29, 1962 - Don Drysdale pitched the Dodgers to an 11-1 victory over the Giants today in Los Angeles for his 9th straight triumph and 19th of the season. The Dodgers increased their lead to four games. For the third straight game against the Giants, Frank Howard was the slugging star. The powerful outfielder drove in 5 runs on 4 hits including a lead-off homer in the seventh, his third of the series and 20th of the season. Last night, Howard sparked the Dodgers with a homer and two singles, batting in 4 runs, as Los Angeles won, 8-6. The Dodgers made Drysdale’s job easy in the first inning by battering the San Francisco starter, Billy O’Dell, for six runs before Don Larsen came in to retire the side. Eleven Dodgers batted in the inning.

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