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On this date in Cardinals history, Sept. 14

-- On this date in 1952 the Cardinals scored 11 runs against Giants in a single inning. Pitcher Dave Koslo, who had beaten St. Louis in his last 13 tries dating back to 1950, gave up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings.

The game was tied at 3 runs each in the Polo Grounds when the fifth inning started.

Solly Hemus led off with a foul out and Red Schoendienst followed with a single. Schoendienst and Stan Musial scored when Musial hit a two-run homer to right to give the Birds a 5-3 lead. Enos Slaughter walked and Peanuts Lowrey bunted for a base hit. Larry Miggins singled to load the bases and New York manager Leo Durocher pulled Koslo. But it didn't help much. Hal Rice hit a sacrifice fly to center to drive home a run and Del Rice singled home another. Pitcher Harvey Haddix came to the plate and drew a walk which caused Durocher to go to the bullpen again, this time to fetch former Cardinals hurler Max Lanier.

Lanier gave up a long single to Hemus, another to Schoendienst and then surrendered a double to Musial. Slaughter walked for the second time in the inning, then Schoendienst scored on a passed ball and Lowery doubled to drive in two more runs -- but he was out trying to go for third base.

The Birds won 14-4 and Haddix got the win.

-- On this date in 1961 the Cardinals and Cubs set a record for most players used in a double header, 72.

The Redbirds accounted for 37 of the players used, but it was worth it as they won both games -- the first 8-7 and the second 6-5 in extra innings.

The wins made the Cardinals 11-0 against the Wee Bears in St. Louis in 1961.

Ken Boyer starred by hitting the cycle in the second game and was 7-for-11 on the day.