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Phillies This Date, Oct. 4
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1978 -- NLCS Game 1 at Veterans Stadium: Steve Garvey's three-run homer triggered a four-run third inning. The Dodgers won, 9-5, as reliever Bob Welch allowed only one run over 4 1/3 innings.
1977 -- NLCS Game 1 at Los Angeles: Greg Luzinski's booming two-run homer gave the Phillies a first-inning lead over the Dodgers, but Ron Cey's grand slam off Steve Carlton tied it in the seventh. Singles by Bake McBride, Larry Bowa and Mike Schmidt produced two ninth-inning runs and a 7-5 win.
1950 -- World Series Game 1 at Connie Mack Stadium: Because Robin Roberts started four times in the last eight games, manager Eddie Sawyer surprised everyone by naming relief ace Jim Konstanty the starter. Konstanty allowed one run over eight innings, but Vic Raschi blanked the Phillies on two singles for a 1-0 Yankees win.
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