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Miller Stifles Reds as Dodgers Win, 7-1

Apr. 25, 1963 - Dodger general manager Buzzie Bavasi’s winter swap that sent Larry Burright and Tim Harkness to the Mets for Bob Miller is looking better all the time. Miller, who won one game and lost a dozen for Casey Stengel last year, doubled his victory total tonight by stifling the Cincinnati Reds on 5 hits, 7-1, for his second success of the young season. A turnout of 17,067 at Dodger Stadium saw the fourth-place Dodgers pull with a half-game of the league leaders while bagging their fifth game in their last six starts. Between Miller’s nine-strikeout binge, including five in a row, and another three-homer barrage by Johnny Roseboro (pictured), Ron Fairly, and Willie Davis, it was a good night at Dodger Stadium. Only three Reds got as far as third base, and only Johnny Edwards reached home plate — on a double, a long fly, and an infield out in the seventh. While lowering his earned-run average to 1.14, Miller has allowed only 4 runs in 31 innings. Fred Hutchinson, glum Cincinnati manager, let Joey Jay stick around for 6 innings and take the brunt of L.A.’s 12-hit attack. It was the fourth straight setback for Joey. Stan Musial and the Cardinals, currently tied with the Giants for the National League lead, pay their first visit of 1963 to Dodger Stadium for a 3-game set this weekend.


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