The Giants too were able to complete their sweep of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Milwaukee and New York will go into their second series 4-0.
This was an exciting game, especially towards the end. Hank Thompson homered in the first and Al Dark in the sixth to give the Giants a 3-0 lead. Roy Campanella crushed a 2-run home run over the center field fence in the bottom of the sixth, and Brooklyn was back in the game. In the ninth, Clem Labine gave up hits Gardner and Mueller, then walked Monte Irvin. Mays singled in his 10th RBI of the season. Slow-poke Don Mueller couldn’t score from second on the hit. He did manage to score on Hank Thompson’s sacrifice fly, though, and the Giants went into the bottom of the ninth with a 5-2 lead.
The job of protecting that lead was given to Marv Grissom, who promptly gave up back-to-back home runs to Duke Snider and Gil Hodges. Carl Furillo flied out to the track, giving the Giants a scare, but Grissom settled down to get the last two outs.
The New York Giants win 5-4, and are now 4-0. The win went to Don Liddle, and Grissom gets a save despite the two home runs.