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Giants Whip Braves on Marichal 4-Hitter

May 7, 1963 - Juan Marichal pitched a 4-hitter and Felipe Alou, Ed Bailey, and José Pagan hit homers today as the San Francisco Giants whipped the Braves, 5-2, at Milwaukee County Stadium. The victory moved the Giants into first place, breaking a tie with the St. Louis Cardinals, who lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 11-1. It was the seventh triumph in eight games for San Francisco. Marichal struck out nine and walked four as he posted his fourth victory. He has lost two. The only hit off him in the first seven innings was Henry Aaron’s 10th homer of the season, a screamer into the right field bleachers with one down in the fourth. By that time, the Giants already had all five of their runs. The second run off Marichal was unearned, the indirect result of a foul dropped by Orlando Cepeda in the eighth. Jack Fisher (2-2) of the Giants pitches against Bob Hendley (3-1) tomorrow night. Warren Spahn will be the Milwaukee pitcher Thursday, but Giant manager Alvin Dark still isn’t certain whether he’ll use Jack Sanford (5-1) or Billy O’Dell (3-0).

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