Despite jumping out to a an early 3-0 lead, the New York Mets allowed eight unanswered runs over the next four innings before eventually losing, 10-4, to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Bob Gibson pitched eight innings, allowing just four hits for the win. Gibson walked eight and left 11 Mets on base in the game. Mets starter Roger Craig lasted just three innings, allowing five runs and seven hits in the loss.
In front of a modest crowd of 6,052, the Mets dropped to 16-26 on the season in last place, 11 games behind the National league-leading San Francisco Giants.