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Giants Come Back in 9th, Beat L.A., 9-6

Sept. 6, 1962 - The surging San Francisco Giants today scored 4 runs in the ninth innings — 3 of them on a double by Harvey Kuenn — and pulled to within 1-and-a-half games of first place by defeating the league-leading Dodgers, 9-6, in Los Angeles. A turnout of 54,263 raised the Dodgers’ home attendance to 2,287,772 — breaking the National League record of 2,253,887 set two years ago at the Coliseum. The victory was the third for the Giants in the four-game series and their sixth in their last seven games with the Dodgers. The Giants lost the lead for the second time in the eighth when a lead-off homer by Tommy Davis tied the score at 5-5. In the ninth, San Francisco loaded the bases with none out on a single by Chuck Hiller, an error by pitcher Dodger pitcher Ron Perranoski, and an intentional walk. Perranoski got pinch-hitter Carl Boles to foul out and Willie Mays to hit into a force play at the plate. The bases were still filled, however, and Perranoski forced in a run by walking Orlando Cepeda (pictured) before Kuenn hit his three-run double.

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