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The Los Angeles Dodgers Failed in Chasing the San Francisco Giants

This time, it was different.

At the end of play on Aug. 21, 1971, the San Francisco Giants led the Los Angeles Dodgers by eight games. This time, it would be the Dodgers who would try to come from behind.

An eight game lead in early September is not insurmountable, but if the team being chased is a solid team, eight games are usually—but not always—enough.

The Giants were barely good enough.

The Giants hosted the Houston Astros on Sept. 3 for a crucial four game series.

San Francisco won the first game easily by a score of 16-6, and won the next day with difficulty, 1-0, behind Don Carrithers, to extend their winning streak to five games.

The next day, Houston swept a twin bill.


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