July 23, 1962 - The league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers scored 3 runs in the second inning, added 5 in the fourth, and went on to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-2, today. Johnny Podres (lower right) scattered nine hits in picking up his sixth victory of the year. He has lost seven. Los Angeles also collected four hits off four pitchers. Frank Howard hit his 17th home run of the season in the second inning with a man on for the Dodgers. Maury Wills hit a three-run homer, his fifth of the season.