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Giants Beat Pirates, 4-1, Take Lead in National League

Apr. 30, 1962 - The Giants vaulted over Pittsburgh into first place in the National League today by beating the Pirates, 4-1. Willie Mays and Orlando Cepeda hit home runs as a rookie right-hander, Gaylord Perry, won his second straight start from the Bucs. Perry, knocked out of the box in the sixth inning while beating the Pirates last Wednesday, kept them hitting on the ground this time. He scattered 4 hits and walked only 2 in running his record to 2-0. It was his first complete game. The rookie retired the last 14 batters to face him. Mays greeted the starting and losing pitcher, Wilmer Mizell, with a bases-empty homer in the first inning. It was his seventh of the year. Cepeda sent Mizell to the showers in the fourth with his sixth homer.


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