News, Notes and Historical Information on the St. Louis Cardinals
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April 30, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Pirates 2, Cardinals 0 (9-6)
The Cardinals finished the month of April on a losing note with their third straight loss. The were held to just four hits in the shut out loss. Lou Brock went hitless and his hitting streak caming to an end.
Larry Jaster left the game in the third and he gave up one of the two runs. Nelson Briles and Hal Woodeshick were both good in relief but with out the bats doing anything, they could have been perfect and still lost the game.
April 28, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Pirates 6, Cardinals 2 (9-5)
Ray Washburn gave up five runs in 7 2/3 innings as the Pirates scored four late runs to top the Cardinals. Washburn gave up eleven hits and walk and he struck out three.
April 27, 1967 at the Astrodome
Astros 6, Cardinals 4 (9-4)
The Cardinals and Bob Gibson were cruising along in this one until the wheels fell of the wagon in the seventh. Gibson shut out the Astros through six but he gave up three runs in the seventh before yielding to the Hal Woodeshick out of the pen, who proceeded to give up two more runs. The Cardinals cut the lead down to a single run with a run in the eighth but that was as close as they’d get.
Gibson dropped to 3-1 with the loss. At the plate, Lou Brock extended his hitting streak to eleven games and Curt Flood had three hits. Mike Shannon and Tim Carver each threw in two singles and they both scored twice while Bobby Tolan had two singles and two RBIs.
April 26, 1967 at the Astrodome
Cardinals 7, Astros 2 (9-3)
Steve Carlton picked up a win in his first start of the season. He threw a nice game and struck out nine in eight innings of work. He gave up only two runs on five hits and two walks. Dick Hughes pitched a perfect final frame and earned his second save of the season.
Lou Brock extended his hitting streak to ten games with his second triple of the season. He scored and drove in a run. Bobby Tolan and Julian Javier each singled twice and drove in a run. All seven runs were scored by different Cardinals.
April 25, 1967 at the Astrodome
Cardinals 4, Astros 0 (8-3)
Al Jackson threw a gem. He had a no hitter going through seven innings until Bob Aspromonte broke it up with a lead off single in the eighth inning. Jacskon did walk three and strikeout three, but that was the only hit of the game against him.
Lou Brock had two more hits including a double and it was the ninth time in ten games that he had a multihit game. He also drove in a run and scored. Tim McCarver went two for four with a homerun, two runs and two RBIs.
April 24, 1967 at Dodger Stadium
Dodgers 6, Cardinals 5 (7-3)
It may have taken thirteen innings, but the Cardinals lost back to back games for the first time this season. They came from behind from being down 4-2 to send the game into extra innings and they even took a 5-4 lead in the top of the thirteenth but the Dodgers scored two runs in the bottom of the thirteenth to win it.
Larry Jaster was hit hard in the first three frames and he gave up four runs. Five different relievers then shut out the Dodgers over the next nine frames but in Joe Hoerner’s fourth inning of work, he finally succumbed and gave up both the tying run and the game winner.
Lou Brock continued his incredible April with three more hits, including a triple. He drove in two and scored once. Curt Flood had two hits and an RBI while Juian Javier had a single, a walk and two runs.
April 23, 1967 at Dodger Stadium
Dodgers 9, Cardinals 3 (7-2)
The Cardinals actually matched the Dodgers with ten hits but Cardinals’ pitchers gave up eight walks and some of those free passes came back to haunt the team. Ray Washburn had another rough outing. He gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks in only 3 1/3 innings of work. Three other relievers also gave up runs.
April 22, 1967 at Dodger Stadium
Cardinals 3, Dodgers 1 (7-1)
The Cardinals continued their west coast swing with a tight win over the Dodgers. Bob Gibson was back in form and he improved to 3-0 on the season. He gave up only a single run on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
The top three hitters in the lineup, Lou Brock, Curt Flood and Roger Maris all had two hits in the game. Flood drove in two runs and he scored once to account for pretty much all of the Cardinals offense.
April 20, 1967 at Candlestick Park
Giants 7, Cardinals 5 (6-1)
The Cardinals six game winning streak came to an end in pretty much one inning. Starter Al Jacskon gave up five runs in the second inning and while the Cardinals pulled to within two runs, they couldn’t finish the comeback.
Jackson dropped to 1-1 on the year. Ron Willis was also hit hard and he was tagged for two runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. On the hitting side, Lou Brock continued to rake the ball and he hit his sixth homerun of the season. Tim McCarver drove in two runs while Roger Maris scored twice.
April 19, 1967 at Candlestick Park
Cardinals 7, Giants 5 (6-0)
Tim McCarver got the Cardinals going in their sixth straight win when he hit a three run shot in the first inning. The Cardinals eventually took a 7-2 lead and while the Giants chipped away at, the closest they could get the 7-5 final. Julian Javier also had a big game. He went three for four with a homerun, two runs and two RBIs.
Larry Jaster didn’t have his best start, but he improved to 2-0 on the season. He gave up five runs on nine hits (four of which were homeruns) and he struck out six in 7 1/3 innings. Joe Hoerner pitched the final 1 2/3 and he picked up his first save of the season.
April 18, 1967 at Candlestick Park
Cardinals 2, Giants 1 (5-0)
The Cardinals won their fifth straight game to open the 1967 season, but they needed eleven innings to win this one. The Cardinals scored a run in the top of the fourth on Julian Javier’s solo homerun and the Giants answered in the bottom half of the inning. Then neither team scored until the eleventh, when Orlando Cepeda singled home Roger Maris to put the Cardinals ahead for good.
Ray Washburn pitched the equivalent of a four hitter but despite throwing nine solid innings, he didn’t get the decision. Hal Woodeshick got the final four Giants out and he walked away with hs first hit of the season.
April 16, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 11, Astros 8 (4-0)
It’s not too often that Bob Gibson gives up seven runs in a start and it’s even more rare to walk away from that start with a win, which is what Gibson did because Lou Brock once again went yard twice. Brock went four for five with two homeruns, four runs and three RBIs. The two homeruns brought his season total up to five.
Gibson lasted six innings and he gave up the seven runs on ten hits and two walks. Steve Carlton pitched the final three frames and he picked up his first career save. Carlton would finish his Hall of Fame career with only two saves and his next wouldn’t come until twenty years later in 1987 when he played for the Indians.
April 15, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 13, Dodgers 4 (3-0)
The Cardinals ran up the score on the Dodgers to win their third straight game to open up the season. Lou Brock had a monster game. He went four for six with two homeruns, five RBIs and three runs. Orlando Cepeda and Tim McCarver both had good games as well. They both had three hits, two runs and two RBIs.
April 14, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 8, Dodgers 4 (2-0)
The Cardinals doubled up the Dodgers to win their second straight game to open up the season. Orlando Cepeda and Roger Maris got it done at the plate in the Cardinals eight run attack. Cepeda doubled twice, scored two runs and drove in three while Maris went three for four with an RBI and three runs.
Larry Jaster had a solid outing on the mound. He gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in eight innings of work. Dick Hughes finished the game up and picked up the save despite giving up a run in the ninth inning.
April 11, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 6, Giants 0 (1-0)
The Cardinals cruised to an easy win behind a dominating home opening performance by Bob Gibson. Gibson gave up only five hits and he struck out thirteen in nine shutout innings.
Lou Brock led the way for the Cardinals at the plate. He went two for five with a homerun, three RBIs and a run. Phil Gagliano hit a solo pinch hit homerun and Dal Maxvill had three hits, a run and an RBI.
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