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Dodgers Top Cards, Now Lead Giants by Four Games

Sept. 22, 1962 - A 3-run homer by Tommy Davis (pictured) enabled the Dodgers to defeat the Cardinals, 4-1, today in St. Louis. The Cards outhit the Dodgers, 12-6, but left 14 men on base. The victory increased the Dodgers’ league lead to four games over the Giants, who lost to Houston. The Dodgers pounced on a Cardinal rookie right-hander, Ray Washburn, for all of their runs and four of their six hits in the fourth inning. Maury Wills opened the inning with a walk and went to second on Jim Gilliam’s single. Duke Snider’s single scored Wills, and Tommy Davis followed with his 26th homer. The Dodgers became the first National League club to win 100 games since 1953, when they won 105 in Brooklyn.

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