July 21, 1962 - Don Drysdale, the major leagues’ winningest pitcher, won his seventh consecutive game today as the Los Angeles Dodgers scored a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The victory enabled the Dodgers to increase their league lead over the second-place San Francisco Giants to two games. Drysdale brought his record to 17-4, equaling his two best season marks of 1957 and 1959, when he finished 17-9 and 17-3 respectively. Lou Brock led off Chicago’s first inning with a homer into the right field bleachers. Drysdale yielded only singles thereafter, striking out five and walking none. A walk and run-scoring singles by Frank Howard, Ron Fairly, and Larry Burright produced the three Dodger runs in the fourth inning.
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