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Giants Sweep Doubleheader from Mets

July 4, 1962 - The Giants bid a fond farewell to the Mets today, battering the New Yorkers in both games of a doubleheader, 11-4 and 10-3. A crowd of 33,253 at sunny, windy Candlestick Park saw Willie McCovey blast 2 home runs and drive in 7 runs to pace the Giants in the first game. Willie Mays led the second-game attack with five runs batted in on two homers. Both Giant starters completed their games. Bob Bolin gave seven hits in the opener. In the finale, Billy O’Dell scattered 10 hits and scored his 10th triumph. Today’s suffering ended a calamitous 10-day, 11-game Western trip for the woeful Mets. They won two games — one each against the Dodgers and Giants — and left for home tonight six games deeper in the National League cellar. Today was a fitting climax to a journey that might better have never started.

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