1964 April 25

Saturday – April 25th

Andre Rodgers’ two-run shot (#3) off Dennis Bennett (1-1) in the top of the eighth gave the Cubs some breathing room in a 4-1 win over the Phillies.

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The game moved to the top of the eighth with the Cubs on top 2-1:

  • Ron Santo led off with an infield single.
  • After Ernie Banks flew out, Andre Rodgers hit his third home run of the year to make it 4-1 Cubs.

1964 imageLarry Jackson (2-1) – who lost 8-1 to Bennett and the Phillies six days earlier in Chicago – earned the six-hit victory.

Lindy McDaniel – a former starter with the Cardinals – picked up his second save of the year.

The loss ended the Phils winning streak at three games.

Around the League

Jim Maloney (2-1) bested Jack Sanford (2-1) as the Reds beat the Giants 3-1 in Cincinnati. The Giants missed an opportunity to take sole possession of first place. Instead, the Phillies and Giants remained in a virtual tie.

But the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Mets 5-4 to pull withing half-a-game of first.

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