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Giants Lose, Now Two Games Behind L.A.

Sept. 13, 1962 - Jim O’Toole pitched a 4-hitter and Frank Robinson (pictured) tied a team record for doubles in a season as the Cincinnati Reds topped San Francisco, 7-2, tonight. The defeat knocked the Giants two games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. The third-place Reds now trail by five games. O’Toole gained his 16th victory of the season and the 12th in his last 16 decisions. He was in no trouble until the eighth inning when a pinch hitter, Carl Boles, and Harvey Kuenn singled following a walk to produce two runs. He struck out Felipe Alou to end the threat. Robinson led off the second inning against the losing pitcher, Mike McCormick, with a double. Wally Post followed with a homer over the center-field fence. The double was Robinson’s 47th of the season and matched the club record set by Vada Pinson in 1959. Robinson also singled in the game to raise his league-leading batting average to .341. Willie Mays, who collapsed during the third inning of last night’s game, did not play tonight. He spent the day resting in a hospital but is expected to be released tomorrow and may play against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.


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