On October 4, 1964, the St. Louis Cardinals win a wild National League pennant race by defeating the New York Mets, 11-5 after dropping the first 2 games of the series. Bill White drives in the game-winning run with a home run while Hall of Famer Bob Gibson earns the win in relief.
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St. Louis Cardinals 11, New York Mets 5
Game Played on Sunday, October 4, 1964 (D) at Busch Stadium I
BOX+PBP WP: Gibson (19-12) LP: Cisco (6-19) SV: Schultz (14) HR: C. Smith (20), Flood (5), White (21)
Play by Play
METS 1ST: Klaus flied to center; McMillan flied to right; On a bunt Christopher singled to third; Hickman flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0. CARDINALS 1ST: Flood lined to center; Brock singled to center [Brock to second (error by Hickman)]; White lined to shortstop; Boyer walked; Groat grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0. METS 2ND: C. Smith flied to left; Taylor lined to left; Kranepool lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 0. CARDINALS 2ND: McCarver doubled to left; Shannon singled to left [McCarver scored, Shannon out at second (left to third to second)]; Maxvill popped to second; Simmons grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 1. METS 3RD: Altman walked; Cisco out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Altman to second]; Klaus singled to third [Altman stayed at second]; McMillan grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Klaus out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 1. CARDINALS 3RD: Flood walked; Brock reached on an error by Klaus [Flood to second]; White forced Brock (first to shortstop) [Flood to third]; Boyer grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [White out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Mets 0, Cardinals 1. METS 4TH: Christopher flied to right; Hickman flied to left; C. Smith homered; Taylor singled to left; Kranepool flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 1. CARDINALS 4TH: Groat doubled to right; McCarver grounded out (pitcher to first); Shannon flied to center; Maxvill singled to center [Groat scored]; Simmons walked [Maxvill to second]; Flood forced Simmons (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 1, Cardinals 2. METS 5TH: Altman singled to center; Cisco out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Altman to second]; Klaus doubled to right [Altman to third]; McMillan doubled to left [Altman scored, Klaus scored]; GIBSON REPLACED SIMMONS (PITCHING); Christopher flied to right; Hickman grounded out (catcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 2. CARDINALS 5TH: Brock walked; White singled to right [Brock to second]; Boyer doubled to left [Brock scored, White to third]; WAKEFIELD REPLACED CISCO (PITCHING); Groat grounded out (pitcher to second to first) [White scored]; McCarver was walked intentionally; Shannon struck out; Maxvill singled to right [Boyer scored, McCarver to third]; FISHER REPLACED WAKEFIELD (PITCHING); Gibson struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 3, Cardinals 5. METS 6TH: C. Smith flied to center; Taylor singled to left; Kranepool walked [Taylor to second]; Altman grounded out (first to pitcher) [Taylor to third, Kranepool to second]; GONDER BATTED FOR FISHER; Gonder was walked intentionally; Klaus walked [Taylor scored, Kranepool to third, Gonder to second]; McMillan forced Klaus (second unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 5. CARDINALS 6TH: GONDER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); HUNTER REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Flood grounded out (shortstop to first); Brock doubled to left; White homered [Brock scored]; Boyer walked; Groat struck out; McCarver doubled to right [Boyer scored, McCarver out at third (right to shortstop to third to center to first)]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 8. METS 7TH: Christopher was hit by a pitch; Hickman popped to shortstop; C. Smith popped to second; ELLIOT BATTED FOR HUNTER; Elliot was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 8. CARDINALS 7TH: RIBANT REPLACED ELLIOT (PITCHING); Shannon grounded out (third to first); Maxvill flied to right; Gibson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 8. METS 8TH: Kranepool singled to right; Gibson threw a wild pitch [Kranepool to second]; Altman flied to left; Gonder grounded out (third to first); McCarver allowed a passed ball [Kranepool to third]; Klaus struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 8. CARDINALS 8TH: Flood homered; Brock struck out; White flied to center; Boyer walked; Groat doubled to right [Boyer to third]; LOCKE REPLACED RIBANT (PITCHING); McCarver singled to center [Boyer scored, Groat scored]; Shannon lined to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Mets 4, Cardinals 11. METS 9TH: McMillan walked; Christopher popped to first; Hickman walked [McMillan to second]; SCHULTZ REPLACED GIBSON (PITCHING); McCarver allowed a passed ball [McMillan to third, Hickman to second]; C. Smith struck out; KANEHL BATTED FOR LOCKE; Kanehl singled [McMillan scored, Hickman stayed at second]; Kranepool popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Mets 5, Cardinals 11. Final Totals R H E LOB Mets 5 10 2 11 Cardinals 11 14 0 8