The New York Giants clinched second place in the National League yesterday with a two-run ninth inning rally which downed the Boston Braves, 3 to 2.
Relief ace Hoyt Wilhelm, taking over in the ninth for starter Jim Hearn, was credited with his 15th pitching victory of the year. It was also his second win in as many days.
Rookie catcher Ray Katt singled home the decisive run in the ninth, scoring Bob Thomson. Righthander Lew Burdette lost his 11th decision of the year as a result.
Detroit (Newhouser) 3, St. Louis 2
St. Louis (Yuhas) 4, Cincinnati 3