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MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 2 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees rookie pitcher, Mel Stottlemyre….who was called up from the minors in August….dominated the Cardinals ….whose bullpen wilted in the late innings…..after the Cardinals struck first in the third inning on Curt Flood’s groundout with runners on second and third….but the Yankees tied the game in the fourth on Clete Boyer’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly off Cardinal P Bob Gibson….when after a walk and hit-by-pitch in the sixth….Tom Tresh’s RBI single put the Yankees up 2–1. In the next inning, Yanks Phil Linz hit a lead-off single….then moved to third on a wild pitch….and scored on Bobby Richardson’s single.  After moving to third on a single, Richardson scored on Mickey Mantle’s ground out….then in the eight inning, Lou Brock’s ground out with runners on second and third to shave the lead to 4–2….but the Yankees blew the game open in the ninth….as Linz’s lead-off home run off Barney Schultz made it 5–2 Yankees…..who was relieved after a one-out single by Gordie Richardson….who allowed an RBI double to Mantle….then after an intentional walk…..Joe Pepitone’s RBI single and Tresh’s sacrifice fly made it 8–2 Yankees. The Cardinals got a run in the bottom half of the ninth when Dick Groat hit a lead-off triple and scored on Tim McCarver’s single….but Stottlemyre retired the next two hitters to end the game ….as the Yankees’ 8–3 win tied the series heading to New York.

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