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Giants Destroy Dodgers, 11-2

Aug. 10, 1962 - The Giants belted Johnny Podres and Ed Roebuck for six runs in the sixth inning today and scored an 11-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The victory in the opener of a three-game series moved the second-place Giants to within four-and-a-half games of the Dodgers’ National League lead as Billy O’Dell (pictured) yielded just five hits, all in the first two innings. Podres and O’Dell were locked in a 2-2 tie before 40,304 until a decision by plate umpire Ed Sudol on a foul tip off Willie Mays’ bat opened a decisive rally. With one out in the sixth, Mays swung at a 3-2 pitch and, thinking he had missed, headed for the dugout. But John Roseboro dropped the ball and Sudol ruled Mays had fouled it. Podres stomped around the mound angrily and became even angrier when Mays lined the next pitch to left for a double. During an ensuing argument about the foul-tip call, Coach Leo Durocher was ejected from the game. Podres lost his effectiveness at this point, and the game quickly got out of hand for the Dodgers.

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