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Mon, 1973-10-01

In the first game of a scheduled make-up doubleheader at Wrigley Field, a day after the regular season ended, the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs, 6 - 1, to capture the National League East flag. The Mets, who were 11½ games behind and in last place on August 5, by winning their 82nd game (the lowest number of victories ever to win a title), clinch the division, making the second game of the twin bill unnecessary.

 

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