Dodgers Top Cardinals, 3-2; Game Played Under Protest, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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Dodgers Top Cardinals, 3-2; Game Played Under Protest NEW YORK, N. Y., June 6 UP .—Ralph Branca pitched the Dodgers to their fifth straight victory, 3 to 2, over the Cardinals today with Roy Campanellas second-inning two-run homer the big difference. The Cardinals played the game under official protest because Dodger manager Charley Dressen was ejected from the game by umpire Art Gore in the fifth inning, but later appeared to be directing his team from a nearby field box. When Cardinal manager Marty Marion complained to Gore that Dressen was in the stands alongside the Dodger dugout, Gore made Dressen leave but the Cards protested the outcome anyway. Branca won his third straight game since being promoted from the relief pitching ranks, pitching himself out of trouble • frequently as he gave up seven hits and five walks. But he finished on a high note, retiring the last seven batters in order and striking out the last two in the ninth including pinch hitter Tommy Glaviano. The score by innings: R.H.E. Cardinals 000 002 000 — 2 7 0 Dodgers 020 100 OOx— 3 5 2 Staley, Boyer 6 and Rice; Branca 4-1 and Campanella. Losing pitcher, Staley 7-5. Home run — Campanella 6th.

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