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Much-Maligned Andujar to Pitch Against the Dodgers in Game 6

October 15, 1985|United Press International

ST. LOUIS — The spotlight shines again on Joaquin Andujar and he insists he can take the glare.

The St. Louis Cardinals much-maligned starter will be on the mound for Game 6 Wednesday in Los Angeles as the Cardinals try to nail down a World Series berth.

Orel Hershiser, who beat Andujar in Game 2, will start for Los Angeles and try to even the series at 3-3 for the Dodgers.

"Hey, I'm no rookie," Andujar said. "I've been pitching for 16 years. I know what to do out there."

In 1982, Andujar won a playoff game and two World Series games, including Game 7.

"I've been in big games before," he said. "This is no different. I feel no pressure."

Andujar suffered the loss in Game 2 at Dodger Stadium. Andujar lost his poise and tried to knock down Steve Sax and Mariano Duncan. He also gave up a two-run homer to Greg Brock.

"We played too hard in Los Angeles," Andujar said.

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