Jaster Blanks Phils; Then Cards Romp to DH Sweep

Filed under St. Louis Cardinals
June 25, 1967

The St. Louis Cardinals extended their win streak to ten games with a doubleheader home sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. The sweep pushed the Redbirds past the Phillies for second place in the National League. St. Louis is two and a half game behind Cincinnati.

The opener was a tight 1-0 shutout victory by Cardinal starter Larry Jaster (5-2). The run was manufactured as only Lou Brock could do. In the fourth inning, Brock led off with a single between first and second. Brock stole second and third base. Curt Flood could not plate Brock with a grounder to first baseman Tony Taylor. He may have not scored on Bobby Tolan’s grounder to short, but Gary Sutherland glanced at Brock dancing off third and bobbled the ball. Brock raced home for the game’s only run. Jim Bunning (9-6) was the tough-luck loser for the Phillies.

The second game was a blowout in every sense of the word. The Cardinals scored in every inning as Phils starter Dick Ellsworth, relievers Dallas Green and John Boozer threw what amounted to batting practice to the Redbirds. Lou Brock, Curt Flood and Ed Spiezio collected three hits each in the Cardinals’ 22-hit attack. But, St. Louis starter Al Jackson (5-2) was the hero on the mound and at the plate. Jackson scattered eight hits over nine innings, but the little lefty was talking about his day at the plate in the clubhouse afterward. Jackson was a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two driven in. Spiezo homered twice and Orlando Cepeda once in the assault.

6/25/1967, PHI67-STL67, game 1, Busch Stadium

                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1967 Philadelphia      0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     0  7  1     7  1
1967 St. Louis         0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  x     1  5  0     2  1

Philadelphia         AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Taylor            1b  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .257    7  2  0  0
Cowan             lf  4  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .250    0  1  0  0
Allen             3b  4  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .264    1  1  0  0
Lock              cf  3  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .269    5  0  0  0
Oliver            c   4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .235    7  0  0  0
Callison          rf  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .222    0  0  0  0
Rojas             2b  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .295    0  2  0  0
Sutherland        ss  3  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .286    3  1  1  0
Bunning           p   3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .220    1  2  0  0
                     32  0  7  0  2  0  0  2  6  0  0  0  0  0  0         24  9  1  0

St. Louis            AB  R  H BI  D  T HR BB  K SB CS IW HP SH SF   AVG   PO  A  E PB
Brock             lf  3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  .295    2  0  0  0
Flood             cf  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .315    4  0  0  0
Tolan             rf  3  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .210    0  1  0  0
Cepeda            1b  3  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  .303    7  0  0  0
Ricketts          c   3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .207    6  0  0  0
Shannon           3b  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .243    3  0  0  0
Javier            2b  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .276    2  3  0  0
Maxvill           ss  3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .232    2  4  0  0
Jaster            p   3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  .045    1  1  0  0
                     27  1  5  1  0  0  0  0  7  2  1  0  0  0  0         27  9  0  0

Philadelphia                     INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Bunning          L 9-6           8.0  5  1  1  0  7  98  65   27  0  0  0  0  1  2.87
                                 8.0  5  1  1  0  7  98  65   27  0  0  0  0  1

St. Louis                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   BF HR IW HP WP DP   ERA
Jaster           W 5-2           9.0  7  0  0  2  6 129  86   34  0  0  0  0  1  2.16
                                 9.0  7  0  0  2  6 129  86   34  0  0  0  0  1

GWRBI: Tolan
Temperature: 80, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 15 MPH.

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