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Dodgers Top Cubs, 8-3, as Drysdale Wins 10th Straight

Aug. 3, 1962 - Don Drysdale scored his 10th straight victory and became the season’s first 20-game winner today as the league-leading Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 8-3, before 29,569 fans in Los Angeles. Drysdale, beaten only four times this year, got off to a rough start, but shut out the Cubs on four hits the last eight innings. Drysdale, who had never before won more than 17 games in a season, struck out six and didn’t walk a man. He has gone 46 and 1/3 innings — the equivalent of more than 5 games — without giving a single walk. Drysdale is the Dodgers’ first 20-game winner since Don Newcombe won 27 in 1956.

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