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Maury Wills Does It All as Dodgers Top Phillies, 4-2

Aug. 23, 1962 - Maury Wills singled home the tying run, stole a base, and scored the lead run as the league-leading Dodgers rallied for 4 runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Phillies, 4-2, today in Philadelphia. The Dodgers chased Dennis Bennett in the big inning, which included a triple by John Roseboro and a two-run double by Frank Howard. Wills stole second for his 68th theft — a Dodgers record. Los Angeles maintains a three-and-a-half game lead over the Giants and a four-game lead over the red-hot Cincinnati Reds, who have won 16 of their last 18 games.#MLB #baseball #OTD #1960s #giants #dodgers #phillies