Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5, 1948: The Cards take down the Dodgers at Sportsman's Park

On June 5, 1948, the Cardinals knocked off the Brooklyn Dodgers 9-6 at Sportsman's Park. Red Schoendienst picked up 3 doubles and a single in the contest and Enos Slaughter jacked a game tying Grand Slam in the third. Slaughter's bomb came after an intentional walk to Stan The Man, then Slaughter made them pay. Two batters later Nippy Taylor hit a two run shot to put the Cardinals on top 6-4. The Cards picked up 2 more runs in the 6th, then Jones picked up a ribbie in the 7th on a sacrifice fly that scored Slaughter. The Dodgers last stand came in the eighth, they scored 2 runs to narrow the gap to three before being shutdown in the ninth.

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