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Reds Drop Into Second Place Behind Dodgers After 7-6 Loss to Cubs

July 29, 1961 - Home runs by Ernie Banks (pictured), Billy Williams and Ron Santo powered the Cubs to a 7-6 victory today that tumbled the Reds out of the National League lead. The loss, coupled with Los Angeles' 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh, dropped the Reds into second place. It marked the first time since June 16 that Cincinnati has not been in first place.


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