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Dodgers Top Cubs at Wrigley as Wills Raps Four Hits

Aug. 6, 1963 - For the fifth time this season, Don Drysdale allowed the Cubs one earned run today in hurling the Dodgers to a 4-1 victory before 15,276 disappointed fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Maury Wills, who is batting an even .500 against Chicago this year, slapped four straight hits before flying out in the ninth. Ron Fairly hit his 11th homer, and Jim Gilliam drove in two as Larry Jackson lost his third decision to Drysdale this year. Wills wasted no time touring the bases. As leadoff man in the first, he hit an infield single then took second when Ron Santo threw the ball into the L.A dugout. Jackson’s wild pitch and Gilliam’s sacrifice fly plated Maury with an unearned run. In the early going, the Cubs kept peppering Drysdale, but their one big chance to catch up fizzled in the fifth when Willie Davis retreated to deep center to take Billy Williams’ drive with two runners on base. Had the wind been blowing out, Billy’s shot might well have been the score-tying home run. Two of the National League’s top southpaws, Sandy Koufax (18-4) and Dick Ellsworth (15-7), duel tomorrow at Wrigley. When Koufax was asked today if he has set any goal, like 25 or 30 victories this season, he replied: “I have no goals. When you’re with a club like the Dodgers and fighting for the pennant, you just try to win as many games as you can.”


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