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Pirates Stay Undefeated with 6-5 Victory over Cubs

Apr. 16, 1962 - Roberto Clemente’s three-run homer and the tight relief pitching of Diomedes Olivo, a 42-year-old rookie, led the unbeaten Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs today at Wrigley Field. The Pirates stretched their winning streak to five games. The Cubs have lost six games, five to left-handed pitchers. Olivo, from the Dominican Republic, gained the victory with his stint from the fourth into the eighth inning. After the Cubs had taken a 4-1 lead, Clemente’s second homer of the season was the big blow in a four-run fifth that shelled Glen Hobbie. Singles by Bill Virdon, Bob Skinner, and Dick Groat produced one run before Clemente’s three-run blast into the left-field stands against the wind.


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