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Reds Regain N.L. Lead after Sweeping 3 in L.A.

Aug. 17, 1961 - The Cincinnati Reds headed home today from Los Angeles with high hearts and a one-game lead in the National League. The Reds swept the three-game series by demolishing the Dodgers in a double-shutout contest, 6-0 and 8-0, last night. Gloom as thick as smog settled over the Coliseum where 71,140 - a National League night-game record - saw the games. The disdain in which the Reds held the Dodgers was best shown in last night's first game after an inside pitch by Larry Sherry had sent Frank Robinson diving for cover. Robinson hit the next pitch 375 feet over the left-field screen. As Manager Walter Alston of the Dodgers ruefully put it: "They outplayed us, outhit us, and plainly beat the hell out of us."


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