On August 9, 1961, the Dodgers win their 17th out of 20 to stay a game ahead of the Reds‚ beating the Milwaukee Braves 8-3. Pretty good for the Dodgers. Pretty bad for the Braves.
What is remarkable is that pitching great, Don Drysdale hits a grand slam‚ off Don Nottebart in the 2nd‚ and allows just 4 hits while striking out 11. Two of the 4 hits are homers by Joe Adcock. Tough going to hit that well and end up loosing. But that is baseball.