Dodgers vs. Giants, final game of a 3-game series
In 1968, the Giants finished with a record of 88-74, in second place 9 games behind the National League (NL) pennant winning St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers finished eighth with a 76-86 record 21 games out of first. At that time, there were no divisions in the NL.
The teams played each other 18 times that season , with each winning nine times. The show aired on April 4 and the closest three game series at Candlestick Park to the air date was April 26-28.
Drysdale faced the Giants in five of the games, but only faced Marichal once, with Marichal prevailing 2-0 at Dodger Stadium. The win was Marichal's 20th of the season. Marichal finished the season with a 26-9 record and a 2.43 ERA. Drysdale's record was 14-12 with a 2.75 ERA.