The Cincinnati Reds scored a strong 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Pittsburgh on Wednesday (4 June) to retain their lead in the National League (East).
GV ZOOM OUT TO TV Pitcher on mound throws to batter who hits and outfielders chase
SV Red's player over home base
TV Parker of Pirates hits home run (2 shots)
TVs Joe Morgan Red's big hit and outfielder drops catch and players home as crowd watch (3 shots)
Dyer hits homer for Pirates, two men home (2 shots)
GV Red batter bunts and Pirate error allows runner home
TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "Bob Moose, winless this year, gave up three runs in the Cincinnati second. One of them on this double to the wall and right centre by Dave Conceptsione. Red's pitcher Gary Nolan and Pete Rose had R.B.I. singles in the same innings. Dave Parker hit his sixth home run of the season to open the Pirate's second. Pittsburgh was trying to keep pace with Chicago in the race for the lead in the National League (East). That made the scores three to one but the Pirates came no closer. Joe Morgan got the big hits for Cincinnati, a bases-loaded triple over the glove of Pirate centre-fielder Al Oliver in the fourth--that gave the Reds all the insurance they needed for their tenth win in the last eleven games. Pittsburgh did get back in contention in the fifth when Duffy Dyer hit his first home run of the season. It followed a lead-off block to Richie Hedger and made the scores six to three. Nolan surrendered all the Pirates runs but managed to get his fifth win against three losses with relief help from Will McEnaney. Nolan's sacrifice bunt resulted in one of two Cincinnati runs in the sixth when Sam McDowell threw the ball past third base for an error. Bill Foster--who had doubled--scored for the Reds who now have the best record in the National League. They've been slow starters the past seasons and manager Sparky Anderson says he's almost forgotten the feeling of being in first place....This is Charles Amundson reporting."
Initials BB/1941 EC/JB/BB/1959
This film includes a commentary by reporter Charles Amundson.
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Background: The Cincinnati Reds scored a strong 8-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Pittsburgh on Wednesday (4 June) to retain their lead in the National League (East).
It was the Red's tenth win in the last eleven games.
Joe Morgan hit a bases-loaded triple to back the six-hit pitching of Gray Nolan and Will McEnaney for the win.