The New York Mets scored three runs in the first inning and hang on to beat the Chicago Cubs, 3-2, at Shea Stadium. The three-run outburst came with one swing of the bat when Mets rookie Ron Swoboda clubbed a three-run home run off Cubs starter Dick Ellsworth.
Warren Spahn started for New York, pitching four innings, allowing two runs and eight hits. He was relieved by Larry Bearnarth, who pitched five shutout innings in relief, allowing just one hit to pick up the win.
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