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Thanks man. It is a bit more work but I enjoy doing it and am glad others are following along.



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APRIL 21, 1953

LATE INNING HOME RUNS TOPPLE PHILS; SNAP WIN STREAK

Whitey LockmanBob Miller and the Philadelphia Phillies tried to extend their early season winning streak to seven games but came up short today against the New York Giants. The last unbeaten team in the majors, Philly rallied late to tie the game but ultimately came up short, losing 7-4. New York was up early, scoring four runs through five innings while Giants pitcher Larry Jansen held the Phils bats in check, allowing just one run up until the sixth. Philly chipped away at the lead thanks to a two out, two run double by Smoky Burgess to cut the deficit to one. In the eighth, Philadelphia exhibited some patience to tie the ball game. After Jansen recorded two outs, he walked Ennis, gave up a double to Hamner, and walked Burgess to load the bases. Monte Kennedy came in for relief but walked Johnny Wyrostek, allowing the tying run to score. Philadelphia's newfound life was short-lived as the Giants regained the lead in the eighth. Bobby Thomson singled to lead off the inning and Whitey Lockman followed with a two-run home run. Miller was lifted for Kent Peterson who promptly dished up a long ball to Sal Yvars. The three run lead was more than enough for New York reliever Hoyt Wilhelm, whose knuckleball fluttered its way to a save, retiring all three Philly hitters he faced. The save is the second for Wilhelm. Davey Williams collected three hits in the New York win.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (4) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (7)

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI
Connie Ryan           5  1  2  1  Davey Williams        5  2  3  0  
Richie Ashburn        4  1  0  0  Al Dark               5  0  2  1  
Earl Torgeson         4  0  0  0  Don Mueller           4  1  1  0  
Del Ennis             3  1  0  0  Monte Irvin           2  0  1  1  
Granny Hamner         3  1  1  0  Hank Thompson         5  0  1  1  
Smoky Burgess         3  0  1  2  Bobby Thomson         4  1  2  0  
Johnny Wyrostek       2  0  0  1  Whitey Lockman        3  1  1  2  
Willie Jones          4  0  0  0  Sal Yvars             4  1  1  1  
Bob Miller            3  0  1  0  Larry Jansen          2  1  1  0  
 Mel Clark            1  0  0  0   Bobby Hofman         0  0  0  0  
TOTALS               32  4  5  4  TOTALS               34  7 13  6

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         001 002 010 -- 4  
NEW YORK GIANTS               100 030 03x -- 7  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 7, NEW YORK GIANTS 10.
ERR--Granny Hamner, Johnny Wyrostek. 2B--Smoky Burgess (2),
Granny Hamner (2), Bob Miller (1), Davey Williams (1). HR--Connie Ryan (1),
Whitey Lockman (1), Sal Yvars (1). SACF--Monte Irvin. SACB--Larry
Jansen. SB--Connie Ryan (1).

 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES           IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bob Miller (L, 0-1)            7.00   11    6    4    3    1    1
Kent Peterson                  1.00    2    1    1    2    2    1
 NEW YORK GIANTS            
Larry Jansen                   7.67    5    4    4    5    6    1
Monte Kennedy (W, 1-0)         0.33    0    0    0    1    0    0
Hoyt Wilhelm (S, 2)            1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0

SO--Richie Ashburn (2), Smoky Burgess, Del Ennis, Bob
Miller, Earl Torgeson, Connie Ryan, Al Dark, Larry Jansen,
Hank Thompson. BB--Richie Ashburn, Smoky Burgess, Del Ennis,
Granny Hamner, Johnny Wyrostek (2), Bobby Hofman, Monte
Irvin (2), Whitey Lockman, Don Mueller.

THOMAS WALK-OFF HOMER SINKS BROOKLYN

Frank ThomasPittsburgh staked an early lead today, putting three runs on the board in the first inning against the rookie Johnny Podres, making his professional début. With two out and two on, twenty year-old lefty gave up a one-run double to Paul Smith, followed by a two-run single by Eddie Pellagrini. Podres settled down, though, and pitched shutout ball over the next four innings. His day came to an end in the bottom of the sixth after loading the bases with two outs. Reliever Ben Wade entered the game and struck out Eddie O'Brien to keep Brooklyn within striking distance.

On the mound for Pittsburgh was Johnny Lindell, making his second start of the season. The converted outfield pitched well, surrendering only a solo home run to Duke Snider over the first six innings. Working with a two run lead going into the seventh, Brooklyn's Don Thompson drove in Carl Furillo to close the gap to a run.

Lindell showed signs of fatigue when in the eighth inning, he walked Robinson and Snider with no outs. Cal Hogue came in for relief but found none. Former MVP Campanella hit a sinking gapper to right that scored a pair and found the All-Star catcher standing at third with a triple and the lead. Brooklyn scored a second pair of runs in the ninth, thanks to a Snider triple.

Up by three runs, Brooklyn called upon Clem Labine to close out the game. After retiring the first batter, Eddie O'Brien tripled and Cal Abrams followed with a walk. He then got pinch hitter Joe Garagiola to line out and with two outs, faced Ralph Kiner. The big slugger laced an RBI single to left, bringing Pittsburgh within two. Frank Thomas, who was hitless in his previous four plate appearances, strode to the plate and took the first pitch he saw deep to center field for a three-run walk-off home run.

Cal Hogue was credited with the win, his first and the team's second. Lindell finished the day with eight strike outs in seven innings, but also walked five. The rookie Podres finished with five punch-outs in just under six innings. Dodger reliever Ben Wade whiffed five of the seven batters he faced in a dominant appearance.

BROOKLYN DODGERS (6) AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES (7)

BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI
Jim Gilliam           4  0  0  0  Cal Abrams            4  1  0  0  
Peewee Reese          4  0  0  0  Johnny Lindell        3  1  1  0  
Jackie Robinson       3  2  1  0   Joe Garagiola        1  0  0  0  
Duke Snider           3  2  2  3  Ralph Kiner           4  2  2  1  
Roy Campanella        5  0  2  2  Frank Thomas          5  1  1  3  
Gil Hodges            4  0  0  0  Paul Smith            4  1  2  1  
Carl Furillo          4  1  1  0  Eddie Pellagrini      4  0  2  2  
Don Thompson          4  0  1  1  Johnny O'Brien        3  0  0  0  
Johnny Podres         2  0  2  0  Mike Sandlock         4  0  1  0  
 Ben Wade             1  0  0  0  Eddie O'Brien         4  1  2  0  
 Bobby Morgan         1  1  1  0                                    
TOTALS               35  6 10  6  TOTALS               36  7 11  7

BROOKLYN DODGERS              000 100 122 -- 6  
PITTSBURGH PIRATES            300 000 004 -- 7  

LOB--BROOKLYN DODGERS 8, PITTSBURGH PIRATES 7. 2B--Carl
Furillo (5), Johnny Podres (1), Ralph Kiner (1), Paul Smith (3). 3B--Roy
Campanella (3), Duke Snider (2), Eddie O'Brien (1). HR--Duke Snider,
Frank Thomas (3). SB--Jackie Robinson (2).

 BROOKLYN DODGERS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Johnny Podres                  5.67    7    3    3    3    5    0
Ben Wade                       2.33    1    0    0    0    5    0
Clem Labine (L, 0-1)           0.67    3    4    4    1    0    1
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES         
Johnny Lindell                 7.00    7    4    4    5    8    1
Cal Hogue (W, 1-0)             2.00    3    2    2    1    2    0

SO--Roy Campanella, Carl Furillo (2), Jim Gilliam (2), Gil
Hodges (3), Duke Snider, Ben Wade, Cal Abrams, Ralph Kiner,
Johnny Lindell (2), Eddie O'Brien (2), Paul Smith (2), Frank
Thomas (2). BB--Jim Gilliam, Peewee Reese, Jackie Robinson
(2), Duke Snider (2), Cal Abrams, Ralph Kiner, Johnny
Lindell, Johnny O'Brien.

SLAUGHTER AND MUSIAL LEAD ST. LOUIS TO VICTORY

Stan MusialJohnny Antonelli looked to extend his scoreless streak today against St. Louis but could not recapture the magic of his season début, exiting the game before the fourth inning. St. Louis stars Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial each contributed with three RBIs, leading the Cards to their second straight victory against Milwaukee.

The Braves started the game hot, scoring a pair of runs in the first and one each in the second and third inning. Antonelli continued his brilliance, retiring the first eight St. Louis batters he faced. With two outs in the third, the lefty looked in control, but walked Harvey Haddix, his opponent on the mound. Schoendienst followed with a single, while Slaughter cracked an RBI single. With two on and two out, Stan the Man strode to the plate and crushed the Antonelli offering to deep right for a three-run home run.

In the bottom of the fourth, Antonelli ran into more trouble, surrendering a two-run home run to emergency call-up Dick Schofield. The six runs were enough for skipper Charlie Grimm, who yanked Antonelli for Lew Burdette. The righty reliever was only slightly more effective, allowing four runs to score over four and a third innings.

Haddix pitched eight innings, allowing four early runs before settling down. He picked up his first win of the season. Musial's home run was his first of the year. In addition to the contributions by Slaughter and Musial, Schoendienst chipped in with three hits, including his third double, and increased his batting average to .520.

MILWAUKEE BRAVES (4) AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (10)

MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI
Bill Bruton           4  1  1  1  Red Schoendienst      5  2  3  0  
Johnny Logan          4  0  1  1  Enos Slaughter        5  2  2  3  
Eddie Mathews         3  1  2  0  Stan Musial           4  2  2  3  
Sid Gordon            4  1  1  0  Ray Jablonski         5  0  1  1  
Andy Pafko            4  0  1  1  Steve Bilko           5  0  1  1  
Joe Ad****            3  0  1  1  Rip Repulski          4  0  0  0  
Del Crandall          4  0  0  0  Del Rice              4  1  2  0  
Jack Dittmer          4  1  1  0  Dick Schofield        4  1  2  2  
Johnny Antonelli      1  0  0  0  Harvey Haddix         2  1  1  0  
 Lew Burdette         1  0  0  0   Hal Rice             1  1  1  0  
 Jim Pendleton        0  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               32  4  8  4  TOTALS               39 10 15 10

MILWAUKEE BRAVES              211 000 000 -- 4  
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           004 210 03x -- 10 

LOB--MILWAUKEE BRAVES 6, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 7. ERR--Jack
Dittmer. 2B--Sid Gordon (3), Stan Musial (2), Del Rice (1), Red
Schoendienst (3). 3B--Bill Bruton (1). HR--Stan Musial (1), Dick
Schofield (2). SACB--Johnny Antonelli. SB--Bill Bruton (2).

 MILWAUKEE BRAVES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Johnny Antonelli (L, 1-1)      3.67    5    6    6    1    3    2
Lew Burdette                   4.33   10    4    4    1    1    0
 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS        
Harvey Haddix (W, 1-1)         8.00    8    4    4    3    4    0
Mike Clark                     1.00    0    0    0    1    1    0

SO--Joe Ad****, Jack Dittmer, Sid Gordon, Johnny Logan, Andy
Pafko, Steve Bilko (2), Harvey Haddix, Dick Schofield.
BB--Joe Ad****, Bill Bruton, Eddie Mathews, Jim Pendleton,
Harvey Haddix, Stan Musial.

NIXON DOMINANT, TWO-HITS WASHINGTON

Willard NixonWillard Nixon, making his season début for Boston, twirled a dandy today, limiting the Senators to a mere two hits over nine innings. Boston got on the board early thanks to RBI singles from Gernhart and Umphlett in the first. The Sox would tack on another run off a fielder's choice to give them a three run lead before a Washington batter would see a pitch.

The three runs were all Nixon needed, as the Senators could not figure out the righty. The two hits they did manage came from the always patient Eddie Yost and centerfielder Jim Busby. On the mound for Washington was Chick Stobbs who, outside of the first inning, shut the Boston nine down over the next seven inning, allowing only three hits over that span.

The shutout was the second of Nixon's career and arguably the best performance out of the young pitcher. Hoot Evers was the only batter to record multiple hits, adding two to his season total. Chuck Stobbs is winless in his first two starts. Washington had already been limited one hit earlier this season against the Yankees.

BOSTON RED SOX (3) AT WASHINGTON SENATORS (0)

BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI  WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI
Billy Goodman         3  1  1  0  Eddie Yost            4  0  1  0  
Jim Piersall          4  1  1  0  Pete Runnels          4  0  0  0  
Hoot Evers            4  0  2  0  Mickey Vernon         4  0  0  0  
Dick Gernert          4  1  1  1  Jackie Jensen         3  0  0  0  
Tom Umphlett          4  0  1  1  Jim Busby             4  0  1  0  
Milt Bolling          4  0  0  1  Wayne Terwilliger     3  0  0  0  
Del Wilber            3  0  0  0  Mickey Grasso         2  0  0  0  
 Gus Niarhos          1  0  0  0  Gil Coan              2  0  0  0  
Billy Consolo         3  0  0  0  Chuck Stobbs          2  0  0  0  
Willard Nixon         3  0  0  0   Floyd Baker          1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  3  6  3  TOTALS               29  0  2  0

BOSTON RED SOX                300 000 000 -- 3  
WASHINGTON SENATORS           000 000 000 -- 0  

LOB--BOSTON RED SOX 4, WASHINGTON SENATORS 5.

 BOSTON RED SOX                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Willard Nixon (W, 1-0)         9.00    2    0    0    3    3    0
 WASHINGTON SENATORS        
Chuck Stobbs (L, 0-2)          8.00    6    3    3    1    1    0
Sonny Dixon                    1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0

SO--Gus Niarhos, Willard Nixon, Chuck Stobbs, Wayne
Terwilliger, Mickey Vernon. BB--Billy Goodman, Gil Coan,
Mickey Grasso, Jackie Jensen.


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APRIL 21, 1953

DODGERS, PHILLIES COMBINE FOR 30 RUNS IN WILD MATINEE

Gil HodgesQuality pitching was in short supply today as Brooklyn and Philadelphia treated the fans to an extended batting practice today, combining for thirty runs on thirty-five hits including six home runs. Starting pitchers Billy Loes and Karl Drews lasted no longer than five innings, surrendering six and eight runs respectively. For fans of hitting, the two clubs delivered.

Down by a pair entering the fourth, Brooklyn captured the lead with a three run inning, highlighted by a Jim Gilliam two-run triple. Philly stormed back in the bottom half with three of their own thanks to a three-run blast by Connie Ryan.

Trailing by two once again, the Dodgers erupted in the fifth as Pee Wee Reese's two-run home run capped off the five run inning. Brooklyn added to their lead in the sixth when Campanella smacked a two-run home run of his own. Three more runs in the seventh gave Brooklyn a nine run lead.

The Phils fought back, reducing the deficit to five runs after Hamner tripled in a run and Wyrostek crushed a two-run long ball. After each team scored a run in the eighth,  Brooklyn added some insurance runs when Gil Hodges walloped a three-run four-bagger to center, putting the game all but out of reach with a score of 19-11.

Hodges finished the day with five RBIs to go along with a three hits. Reese and Gilliam each finished with three RBIs and Billy Cox grabbed four hits. Del Ennis drove in a pair, increasing his league lead to twelve. Granny Hamner added another triple to his early season totals and gives him thirty-two total bases. Philly has now lost two straight after winning their first six of the year.

BROOKLYN DODGERS (19) AT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (11)

BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI
Jim Gilliam           6  1  3  3  Connie Ryan           4  2  2  3  
Peewee Reese          5  3  3  3  Richie Ashburn        5  1  3  1  
Jackie Robinson       6  0  1  0  Earl Torgeson         3  2  1  1  
Duke Snider           5  2  3  1  Del Ennis             4  0  1  2  
Roy Campanella        4  3  2  2  Granny Hamner         5  1  1  1  
Gil Hodges            4  3  3  5  Johnny Wyrostek       5  1  3  2  
Carl Furillo          6  1  1  1  Stan Lopata           4  1  1  1  
Billy Cox             5  3  4  1  Willie Jones          3  1  0  0  
Billy Loes            2  1  1  1  Karl Drews            2  2  1  0  
 Dick Williams        1  1  1  1   Steve Ridzik         1  0  0  0  
 Joe Black            0  1  0  0   Kent Peterson        1  0  0  0  
 Bill Antonello       1  0  0  0                                    
 Jim Hughes           1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               46 19 22 18  TOTALS               37 11 13 11

BROOKLYN DODGERS              100 362 313 -- 19 
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         210 300 410 -- 11 

LOB--BROOKLYN DODGERS 8, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 6.
ERR--Willie Jones, Connie Ryan. 2B--Billy Loes (1), Del Ennis (1).
3B--Billy Cox (1), Jim Gilliam (1), Granny Hamner (3). HR--Roy
Campanella (4), Gil Hodges (3), Peewee Reese (3), Stan Lopata (2), Johnny
Wyrostek (2), Connie Ryan (2). SACF--Duke Snider, Del Ennis.
SB--Peewee Reese (2).

 BROOKLYN DODGERS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Billy Loes                     4.00    7    6    6    3    0    1
Joe Black (W, 1-1)             3.00    4    4    4    2    2    2
Jim Hughes                     2.00    2    1    1    1    1    0
 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES      
Karl Drews (L, 1-1)            4.33   10    8    7    3    2    0
Steve Ridzik                   1.67    5    4    4    0    0    2
Kent Peterson                  3.00    7    7    6    4    0    1
SO--Billy Loes, Peewee Reese, Stan Lopata, Kent Peterson,
Connie Ryan. BB--Joe Black, Roy Campanella (2), Billy Cox,
Gil Hodges (2), Peewee Reese, Willie Jones (2), Stan Lopata,
Earl Torgeson (2), Connie Ryan.

GOMEZ WHIFFS EIGHT IN GIANTS WIN

Ruben GomezGiants starter Ruben Gomez went the distance today, striking out eight Pirates and only allowing a pair of runs on five hits. His strong performance on the mound came after a rough season début which saw him give up six runs in five innings.

New York and Pittsburgh each scored a run in the first, both by way of a sacrifice fly. Over the next four innings, Gomez and Pirates starter Paul LaPalme tossed scoreless ball. In the bottom of the sixth, Frank Thomas broke the 1-1 tie with a solo home run, his fourth of the season. New York responded in the seventh when Monte Irvin smacked a two-run home run followed by a solo long ball from Hank Thompson to take a 4-2 lead.

New York added another run in the eighth when Dave Williams bounced a double off the left field wall scoring Whitey Lockman from second. With a three run lead, Gomez finished what he had started, going the distance and striking out Mike Sandlock to end the game. The rookie out of Puerto Rico evens his record to 1-1 and now has eleven punch-outs in fourteen innings. With the loss, Pittsburgh falls to 2-6 on the season.

NEW YORK GIANTS (5) AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES (2)

NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI
Davey Williams        4  2  3  1  Cal Abrams            4  1  1  0  
Al Dark               5  0  1  0  Johnny O'Brien        4  0  0  0  
Monte Irvin           5  1  1  2  Ralph Kiner           3  0  0  1  
Hank Thompson         4  1  1  2  Frank Thomas          4  1  1  1  
Bobby Thomson         4  0  0  0  Dick Cole             4  0  0  0  
Daryl Spencer         3  0  0  0  Catfish Metkovich     4  0  2  0  
Whitey Lockman        4  1  0  0  Mike Sandlock         3  0  1  0  
Wes Westrum           1  0  0  0  Pete Castiglione      3  0  0  0  
Ruben Gomez           2  0  1  0  Paul LaPalme          1  0  0  0  
                                   Eddie Pellagrini     1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               32  5  7  5  TOTALS               31  2  5  2

NEW YORK GIANTS               100 000 310 -- 5  
PITTSBURGH PIRATES            100 001 000 -- 2  

LOB--NEW YORK GIANTS 9, PITTSBURGH PIRATES 5. ERR--Daryl
Spencer, Catfish Metkovich. 2B--Davey Williams (2). 3B--Cal
Abrams (2). HR--Monte Irvin (3), Hank Thompson (2), Frank Thomas (4).
SACF--Hank Thompson, Ralph Kiner. SACB--Ruben Gomez (2),
Paul LaPalme.

 NEW YORK GIANTS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ruben Gomez (W, 1-1)           9.00    5    2    2    1    8    1
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES         
Paul LaPalme (L, 0-2)          8.00    7    5    4    6    1    2
Jim Waugh                      1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0

SO--Bobby Thomson, Wes Westrum, Cal Abrams (2), Pete
Castiglione, Ralph Kiner, Paul LaPalme, Catfish Metkovich,
Johnny O'Brien, Mike Sandlock. BB--Daryl Spencer, Bobby
Thomson, Wes Westrum (3), Davey Williams, Mike Sandlock.

MIZELL BLANKS REDLEGS; CARDS SCORED THIRTEEN

Wilmer MizellVinegar Bend was sharp and the St. Louis bats were hot today as the Cards shut out the visiting Redlegs. Cincinnati hurler Herm Wehmeier came the game close through the first three frames, limiting the Cards to a run. However, the Cincy native was hit hard in the fourth when Del Rice cracked a three-run home run followed by the 22-year old Mizell depositing a ball over the left field fence, the first of his career.

Things did not get better in the fifth as Jablonski hit a three-run homer, giving the Cards an 8-0 lead. Ernie Nevel relieved Wehmeier of his duties but was no more effective, giving up a pair of runs in the sixth. Mizell collected his second RBI of the day in the seventh when he hit a fly ball deep enough to score Bilko. St. Louis added two more in the eighth, giving them a baker's dozen.

Mizell went the distance, allowing only five hits while walking four. The lanky lefty also struck out four and earned his first win, a shutout, of the season. Solly Hemus rejoined the St. Louis club after missing three games due to injury. He drew two walks while also collecting an RBI double in his return. Jablonski's three RBIs bring his season total to ten.

CINCINNATI REDS (0) AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (13)

CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI
Rocky Bridges         4  0  1  0  Solly Hemus           4  1  1  1  
Bobby Adams           4  0  1  0  Red Schoendienst      5  1  1  0  
Gus Bell              3  0  0  0  Enos Slaughter        4  1  1  1  
Ted Kluszewski        4  0  0  0  Stan Musial           4  2  2  0  
Jim Greengrass        4  0  0  0  Ray Jablonski         3  3  2  3  
Willard Marshall      4  0  1  0  Steve Bilko           2  2  1  0  
Andy Seminick         3  0  2  0  Rip Repulski          3  0  1  1  
Roy McMillan          3  0  0  0  Del Rice              3  2  2  4  
Herm Wehmeier         2  0  0  0  Vinegar Bend Mizell   3  1  1  2  
 Wally Post           1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               32  0  5  0  TOTALS               31 13 12 12

CINCINNATI REDS               000 000 000 -- 0  
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           010 432 12x -- 13 

LOB--CINCINNATI REDS 8, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 9. ERR--Andy
Seminick. 2B--Willard Marshall (3), Solly Hemus (1). HR--Ray
Jablonski (3), Vinegar Bend Mizell (1), Del Rice (1). SACF--Rip
Repulski. SACB--Vinegar Bend Mizell (2).

 CINCINNATI REDS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Herm Wehmeier (L, 0-1)         4.33    6    8    8    6    3    3
Ernie Nevel                    1.67    4    2    2    1    0    0
Eddie Erautt                   2.00    2    3    2    5    0    0
 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS        
Vinegar Bend Mizell (W, 1-1)   9.00    5    0    0    3    4    0

SO--Rocky Bridges, Jim Greengrass, Ted Kluszewski, Herm
Wehmeier, Solly Hemus, Rip Repulski, Del Rice. BB--Gus Bell,
Roy McMillan, Andy Seminick, Steve Bilko (3), Solly Hemus
(2), Ray Jablonski (2), Stan Musial, Rip Repulski, Del Rice
(2), Enos Slaughter.

BOONE'S TWO HOME RUNS POWERS CLEVELAND

Ray BooneCleveland third baseman Ray Boone had a career day today against Duane Pillette and the Browns, hitting two home runs including his first career grand slam. St. Louis jumped all over Indian starter Early Wynn in the first inning, scoring three times and looking to run the veteran pitcher out of the game. Cleveland added a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning but completely blew the game wide open in the second.

After giving up an unearned run, Pillette allowed an RBI single to Mitchell and then walked Doby with the bases loaded. With only one out and the bags full of Indians, the righty grooved a fastball to Boone who promptly deposited it over the left field fence for a grand slam, giving the Tribe a five run lead and forcing Marty Marion to pull his pitcher. Cleveland added two more runs in the fifth thanks to an RBI triple by Wynn and a run scoring single by Mitchell. Boone connected on another home run in the eighth, a solo shot and his second of the game.

Wynn, while not sharp, was able to keep St. Louis in check for most of his eight innings, allowing seven hits and four runs, only two of which were earned. Boone finished the day with four hits, two home runs, a double, and five runs batted in. Dale Mitchell collected three hits and two RBIs. Larry Doby also added to RBIs, giving him thirteen on the season, tied for most in the American League. Cleveland is now 6-1 while St. Louis drops to 5-3, losing their last two.

ST. LOUIS BROWNS (5) AT CLEVELAND INDIANS (11)

ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI  CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI
Johnny Groth          5  2  2  0  Bobby Avila           5  2  1  0  
Dick Kokos            3  0  1  1  Dale Mitchell         5  1  3  2  
Jim Dyck              5  1  3  1  Al Rosen              4  1  2  0  
Vic Wertz             5  1  1  0  Larry Doby            4  1  1  2  
Roy Sievers           4  0  1  1  Ray Boone             5  2  4  5  
Clint Courtney        4  0  1  2  Bill Glynn            3  0  0  0  
Bobby Young           4  0  0  0  Jim Hegan             5  1  0  0  
Billy Hunter          4  1  0  0  George Strickland     3  1  0  0  
Duane Pillette        1  0  0  0  Early Wynn            3  2  2  1  
 Mike Blyzka          1  0  0  0   Luke Easter          0  0  0  0  
 Don Lenhardt         1  0  0  0   Dave Hoskins         1  0  0  0  
 Bob Elliott          1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               38  5  9  5  TOTALS               38 11 13 10

ST. LOUIS BROWNS              300 000 101 -- 5  
CLEVELAND INDIANS             170 020 01x -- 11 

LOB--ST. LOUIS BROWNS 8, CLEVELAND INDIANS 10. ERR--Clint
Courtney, Roy Sievers (2), Ray Boone, George Strickland,
Early Wynn. 2B--Jim Dyck (2), Ray Boone (1), Dale Mitchell (3).
3B--Early Wynn (1). HR--Ray Boone 2 (2).

 ST. LOUIS BROWNS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Duane Pillette (L, 0-1)        1.33    6    8    7    3    0    1
Mike Blyzka                    4.67    4    2    0    2    5    0
Bobo Holloman                  2.00    3    1    1    2    0    1
 CLEVELAND INDIANS          
Early Wynn (W, 1-0)            7.00    7    4    2    2    2    0
Dave Hoskins                   2.00    2    1    0    0    1    0

WP--Duane Pillette. SO--Mike Blyzka, Billy Hunter, Roy
Sievers, Larry Doby, Bill Glynn, Jim Hegan, George
Strickland, Early Wynn. BB--Dick Kokos (2), Larry Doby, Luke
Easter, Bill Glynn (2), Al Rosen, George Strickland (2).

FORNIELES SHARP IN CHISOX WIN

Mike FornielesTwenty-one year old Mike Fornieles, who made a splash last year with Washington in two starts, proved today that his 1.37 ERA a season ago was no fluke. The Cuban native tossed all nine innings, allowing only one run, unearned, on seven hits. He also helped himself at the plate, smacking his first career home run in the seventh to give the White Sox a two run lead.

Ted Gray pitched effectively for seven of the eight innings he was on the mound for. Chicago dinged him for a run in the third courtesy of a Jim Rivera RBI single. Fain hit a sacrifice fly to score Fox in the fifth, giving the White Sox a 2-1 lead. The Fornieles home run in the seventh gave Chicago some breathing room, but Detroit was still within striking distance. Gray tired in the eighth, surrendering a two-run home run to Rivera and a sacrifice fly to Vern Stephens.

The lone run for Detroit was the result of a rare error from slick fielding second baseman Nellie Fox on a routine grounder. The mishap allowed Jim Delsing to score but would be the only run the Tigers could come up with on the day.

Three of the seven hits Fornieles gave up came off the bat of Harvey Kuenn who is now sporting a nifty .438 batting average. Jim Rivera's three RBIs bring his season total to nine, most on the club. The win is only Chicago's second of the season.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (6) AT DETROIT TIGERS (1)

CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI  DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI
Nellie Fox            4  1  1  0  Harvey Kuenn          4  0  3  0  
Ferris Fain           4  1  1  1  Johnny Pesky          3  0  0  0  
Minnie Minoso         2  1  0  0  Jim Delsing           4  1  1  0  
Jim Rivera            4  1  2  3  Walt Dropo            4  0  0  0  
Sam Mele              4  0  1  0  Bob Nieman            4  0  0  0  
Sherm Lollar          4  1  1  0  Matt Batts            4  0  1  0  
Vern Stephens         2  0  0  1  Don Lund              3  0  1  0  
Chico Carrasquel      4  0  0  0  Fred Hatfield         3  0  1  0  
Mike Fornieles        3  1  1  1  Ted Gray              3  0  0  0  
TOTALS               31  6  7  6  TOTALS               32  1  7  0

CHICAGO WHITE SOX             001 010 130 -- 6  
DETROIT TIGERS                000 100 000 -- 1  

LOB--CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5, DETROIT TIGERS 5. ERR--Nellie Fox,
Walt Dropo. 2B--Sherm Lollar (2). 3B--Nellie Fox (2). HR--Mike
Fornieles (1), Jim Rivera (2). SACF--Ferris Fain, Vern Stephens.

 CHICAGO WHITE SOX               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mike Fornieles (W, 1-0)        9.00    7    1    0    1    4    0
 DETROIT TIGERS             
Ted Gray (L, 0-1)              8.00    7    6    6    4    7    2
Dave Madison                   1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0

SO--Mike Fornieles, Nellie Fox (2), Sherm Lollar, Sam Mele,
Minnie Minoso, Vern Stephens, Jim Delsing (2), Ted Gray, Bob
Nieman. BB--Mike Fornieles, Nellie Fox, Minnie Minoso (2),
Vern Stephens, Johnny Pesky.

SOX CHASE FORD EARLY, GRAB WIN

Hal BrownIt was clear early on that New York rising star Whitey Ford did not have his pitches working as Boston chased the pitcher from the game in the fourth. After pitching two scoreless innings to start the game, the Boston bats came alive in the third, rapping out three straight singles and scoring a pair. After an error by Loren Babe put runners on first and third, Dick Gernert roped an RBI single for the third run. Things did not get any better for the young ace in the fourth inning, giving up a two-out RBI single to Jim Piersall. Ford's control abandoned him as he walked Evers to load the bases and then walked the next two Boston hitters, Gernert and White, to force in another two runs. Manager Casey Stengel saw enough and yanked the struggling Ford, replacing him with Johnny Schmitz.

Boston pitcher Hal Brown had the New York batters off-balance all day, scattering six hits while only walking a pair. He gave up a run in the fourth but that was all the Yankees could manage to score. Brown ended his day with seven strikeouts, setting a career high for the righty.

Boston reserve Ted Lepcio hit his first home run of the season. The utility infielder entered the game in the fifth after Billy Goodman came up lame running to first. The star second baseman is expected to miss a week's action. Lepcio and Billy Consolo will split duty until Goodman can return. The New York loss drops the club to one game under .500.

BOSTON RED SOX (8) AT NEW YORK YANKEES (1)

BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI
Billy Goodman         4  2  2  0  Gil McDougald         4  0  0  0  
 Ted Lepcio           1  1  1  1  Joe Collins           4  0  1  0  
Jim Piersall          5  2  3  3  Hank Bauer            4  1  1  0  
Hoot Evers            3  0  0  0  Gene Woodling         3  0  0  0  
Dick Gernert          4  0  1  2  Irv Noren             3  0  1  0  
Sammy White           3  1  0  1  Billy Martin          4  0  1  1  
Tom Umphlett          5  0  0  0  Charlie Silvera       4  0  1  0  
Milt Bolling          5  1  2  1  Loren Babe            3  0  1  0  
Johnny Lipon          4  0  0  0  Whitey Ford           1  0  0  0  
Hal Brown             4  1  2  0   Don Bollweg          1  0  0  0  
                                   Ewell Blackwell      1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               38  8 11  8  TOTALS               32  1  6  1

BOSTON RED SOX                003 300 110 -- 8  
NEW YORK YANKEES              000 100 000 -- 1  

LOB--BOSTON RED SOX 8, NEW YORK YANKEES 6. ERR--Loren Babe.
2B--Milt Bolling (1). HR--Ted Lepcio (1).

 BOSTON RED SOX                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Hal Brown (W, 1-1)             9.00    6    1    1    2    7    0
 NEW YORK YANKEES           
Whitey Ford (L, 1-1)           3.67    7    6    6    4    3    0
Johnny Schmitz                 1.33    1    0    0    0    0    0
Ewell Blackwell                4.00    3    2    2    1    2    1

SO--Dick Gernert, Billy Goodman, Sammy White (3), Hank Bauer
(2), Ewell Blackwell, Don Bollweg, Billy Martin, Gil
McDougald, Gene Woodling. BB--Hoot Evers (2), Dick Gernert,
Sammy White (2), Irv Noren, Gene Woodling.

PORTERFIELD OUTDUELS FRICANO IN 1-0 WIN

Bob PorterfieldSpectators at Griffith Stadium were treated to a master class in pitching by both Bob Portfield and Marion Fricano. As the zeros piled up on both sides, few thought that the game would be decided in the regulation nine innings.

The bats of Washington and Philadelphia were mostly silent, unable to put together enough hits to score a run. The Senators had an opportunity in the fourth with the bases loaded and one out but Fricano got Grasso to hit into a fielder's choice, forcing Jensen out at home. Ken Wood followed with a weak ground out to second to end the inning. Washington again had a chance to score a run in the either with runners on second and third with one out. Terwillger attempted to squeeze home the run, but first baseman Eddie Robinson cut down Vernon going home.

Entering the ninth with the score still knotted at zero to zero, Robinson led off the inning with a double, giving the Athletics a golden opportunity to score the go ahead run. Porterfield was up to the challenge, though, and retired the next three hitters. In the bottom half of the inning, Fricano surrendered to straight singles to Grasso and Wood. He then got Yost to strike out but walked Runnels to load the bags. Determined to finish what he started, Fricano bore down and tried to sneak a fastball by Vernon, but the first baseman connected for a single up the middle, knocking in Grasso for the game winning run.

Porterfield gave up five hits and four walks over nine innings and has yet to surrender an earned run in twenty-seven innings. Despite his early season dominance, his record stands at 1-1. Fricano was the tough luck loser and is also 1-1. Vernon, Jensen, and Grasso each had two hits.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (0) AT WASHINGTON SENATORS (1)

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI  WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI
Joe DeMaestri         4  0  1  0  Eddie Yost            5  0  0  0  
Dave Philley          3  0  1  0  Pete Runnels          4  0  1  0  
Joe Astroth           3  0  0  0  Mickey Vernon         4  0  2  1  
Gus Zernial           3  0  0  0  Jackie Jensen         4  0  2  0  
Eddie Robinson        4  0  1  0  Jim Busby             3  0  1  0  
Cass Michaels         4  0  1  0  Wayne Terwilliger     4  0  0  0  
Pete Suder            4  0  0  0  Bob Porterfield       3  0  0  0  
Ed McGhee             3  0  0  0  Mickey Grasso         4  1  2  0  
Marion Fricano        3  0  1  0  Ken Wood              4  0  1  0  
TOTALS               31  0  5  0  TOTALS               35  1  9  1

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        000 000 000 -- 0  
WASHINGTON SENATORS           000 000 001 -- 1  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 8, WASHINGTON SENATORS 13.
ERR--Marion Fricano. 2B--Cass Michaels (3), Eddie Robinson (1), Jim
Busby (1). 3B--Jackie Jensen (2).

 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Marion Fricano (L, 1-1)        8.33    9    1    1    4    1    0
 WASHINGTON SENATORS        
Bob Porterfield (W, 1-1)       9.00    5    0    0    4    2    0

SO--Pete Suder, Gus Zernial, Eddie Yost. BB--Joe Astroth, Ed
McGhee, Dave Philley, Gus Zernial, Jim Busby, Bob
Porterfield, Pete Runnels, Mickey Vernon.


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So I mistakenly had the last post as 4/21 but it should be 4/20. It won't let me edit it, so yeah. Here is the real results for 4/21.

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APRIL 22, 1963

PAFKO AND CRANDALL SINK CUBBIES

Del CrandallAndy Pafko and Del Crandall provided a bulk of the offense today as Bob Buhl and the Braves defeated the Chicago Cubs. Milwaukee poured it on early and often, running Chicago starter Bob Rush from the game after only three innings.

Crandall got the hit parade started in the second when he crushed a three-run home run to center. In the fourth, the Braves added another three runs, this time by way of singles including another RBI from Crandall. Andy Pafko and Buhl also contributed an RBI in the inning. Pafko had another run scoring hit in him when, in the fourth, he cracked a double to score Eddie Matthews. Johnny Logan added an RBI triple in the fifth and in the eighth, Pafko delivered his third RBI of the game when he smashed a solo home run.

Buhl was solid in his start, allowing one run and seven hits in eight innings. The sole run came off a well struck ball to center that brought Bruton to the wall. The speedy fielder jumped to bring the ball back into play but could not hold on, resulting in a Hal Jeffcoat home run.

Chicago scored a second run in the ninth but it was not nearly enough as the Braves won easily, 10-1. In addition to the Cubs loss, the club also lost starting third baseman Randy Jackson to injury. He is expected to miss around a week. Dee Fondy, however, returned to the Chicago lineup after missing a handful of games.

MILWAUKEE BRAVES (10) AT CHICAGO CUBS (1)

MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI
Bill Bruton           5  1  0  0  Frank Baumholtz       4  0  0  0  
Johnny Logan          5  0  1  2  Eddie Miksis          3  0  0  0  
Eddie Mathews         4  2  2  0  Dee Fondy             4  0  1  0  
Sid Gordon            4  1  0  0  Randy Jackson         3  0  1  0  
Andy Pafko            5  3  4  3   Bill Serena          1  0  1  0  
Joe Ad****            5  1  2  0  Clyde McCullough      4  0  0  0  
Del Crandall          5  1  2  4  Hal Jeffcoat          3  1  2  1  
Jack Dittmer          5  1  3  0  Tommy Brown           4  0  1  0  
Bob Buhl              1  0  0  1  Gene Hermanski        3  0  0  0  
 Bob Thorpe           1  0  0  0  Bob Rush              0  0  0  0  
                                   Carl Sawatski        1  0  0  0  
                                   Sheldon Jones        1  0  0  0  
                                   Preston Ward         1  0  1  0  
                                   Bob Ramazzotti       1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               40 10 14 10  TOTALS               33  1  7  1

MILWAUKEE BRAVES              033 120 010 -- 10 
CHICAGO CUBS                  010 000 000 -- 1  

LOB--MILWAUKEE BRAVES 9, CHICAGO CUBS 8. ERR--Tommy Brown.
2B--Joe Ad**** 2 (3), Andy Pafko (2), Dee Fondy (1), Preston Ward (2).
3B--Johnny Logan (1). HR--Del Crandall (2), Andy Pafko (1), Hal
Jeffcoat (1). SACB--Bob Buhl (2).

 MILWAUKEE BRAVES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bob Buhl (W, 2-0)              8.00    7    1    1    3    2    1
Dave Cole                      1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
 CHICAGO CUBS               
Bob Rush (L, 1-1)              3.00    7    6    6    3    1    1
Sheldon Jones                  4.00    6    3    3    1    1    0
Bob Schultz                    2.00    1    1    1    0    0    1

PB--Del Crandall. SO--Joe Ad****, Bill Bruton, Frank
Baumholtz, Sheldon Jones. BB--Bill Bruton, Bob Buhl, Sid
Gordon, Eddie Mathews, Gene Hermanski, Hal Jeffcoat, Eddie
Miksis.

ERSKINE REBOUNDS AS DODGERS BLAST PHILLIES

Carl ErskineAfter failing to make it out of the first inning in his last start, Carl Erskine tossed seven innings of seven hit ball today as the mighty Dodgers defeated the Phillies for the second time in as many games. Starter Robin Roberts did not have his good stuff working, allowing ten runs, eight earned, before being replaced in the middle of the fifth inning.

Brooklyn scored three quick runs in the first thanks to RBI singles from Robinson, Snider, and Campanella. Reese added a fourth run in the second when he smacked double to score Gilliam. Roberts settled down over the next three innings and even contributed an RBI triple to cut Brooklyn's lead down to three. The star pitcher fell apart in the sixth, though, allowing six runs due to a combination of hot Dodger hitting and poor Philly fielding. When the dust settled, Brooklyn put an eight on the scoreboard for the inning, leading Philadelphia 13-1.

Philly scored a trio of runs in the eighth but the game was out of reach. The 13-4 victory marks the fourth time this season that Brooklyn has scored ten or more runs. The loss drops Philadelphia into a tie for first place with Milwaukee. Snider contributed three runs batted in bringing his season total to fourteen. The center fielder is also sporting an impressive .512 batting average and has accumulated thirty-six total bases.

BROOKLYN DODGERS (13) AT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (4)

BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI
Jim Gilliam           3  3  1  0  Richie Ashburn        4  0  0  1  
Peewee Reese          2  2  1  1  Earl Torgeson         5  0  0  0  
 Bobby Morgan         2  0  0  0  Del Ennis             4  0  0  0  
Jackie Robinson       4  2  2  3  Granny Hamner         5  1  2  0  
 Dick Williams        2  0  1  0  Smoky Burgess         5  1  2  0  
Duke Snider           6  2  3  3  Johnny Wyrostek       4  1  1  1  
Roy Campanella        4  1  2  1  Willie Jones          3  0  0  0  
 Rube Walker          2  0  1  0  Tommy Glaviano        2  1  0  0  
Gil Hodges            6  0  1  1  Robin Roberts         1  0  1  1  
Carl Furillo          5  1  2  1   Bill Nicholson       1  0  1  0  
Billy Cox             4  1  2  0   Kent Peterson        1  0  0  0  
Carl Erskine          4  1  1  1                                    
TOTALS               44 13 17 11  TOTALS               35  4  7  3

BROOKLYN DODGERS              310 008 100 -- 13 
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         010 000 030 -- 4  

LOB--BROOKLYN DODGERS 11, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 10. ERR--Jim
Gilliam, Bobby Morgan, Del Ennis, Granny Hamner. 2B--Roy
Campanella (3), Billy Cox (4), Peewee Reese (2), Jackie Robinson (1), Duke
Snider (5), Rube Walker (2), Smoky Burgess (3), Granny Hamner (3), Bill
Nicholson (2). 3B--Dick Williams (1), Robin Roberts (1). SACF--Richie
Ashburn. SACB--Carl Erskine. SB--Jackie Robinson (3).

 BROOKLYN DODGERS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Carl Erskine (W, 2-0)          7.00    7    4    2    4    4    0
Jim Hughes                     2.00    0    0    0    1    1    0
 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES      
Robin Roberts (L, 2-1)         5.33   10   10    8    5    8    0
Steve Ridzik                   1.67    6    3    1    0    0    0
Kent Peterson                  2.00    1    0    0    1    4    0

SO--Roy Campanella, Billy Cox, Carl Erskine, Carl Furillo,
Jim Gilliam, Gil Hodges (3), Bobby Morgan, Peewee Reese,
Duke Snider (2), Smoky Burgess, Tommy Glaviano, Willie
Jones, Earl Torgeson, Johnny Wyrostek. BB--Billy Cox, Jim
Gilliam (3), Peewee Reese (2), Del Ennis, Tommy Glaviano
(2), Willie Jones, Robin Roberts.

PIRATES EARLY SEASON WOES CONTINUE, PUMMELED BY GIANTS

Wes WestrumThe Pittsburgh Pirates continued their slide in the early goings of the season, losing to the Giants and dropping to 2-7 on the season. New York struck early and often, rapping out a whopping twenty-five hits and piling on sixteen runs in the blowout win.

A majority of the damage came during the middle innings, when the Giants scored eleven runs punctuated by a pair of three-run home runs from Hank Thompson and Wes Westrum. Bob Friend bore the brunt of the attack, lasting just five innings while surrendering twelve hits and seven runs. Manager Frank Haney sought relief from the bullpen but found none. Paul Pettit lasted just an inning, allowing five runs while Jim Waugh finished out the final three innings, giving up four runs.

Sal Maglie was effective for five innings but fell apart in the sixth, allowing five runs, but by then, the win was almost a guarantee for the New York righty. The pitcher did enjoy a fine day at the plate, though, collecting four hits in his four at-bats and crossing home three times. Westrum finished with four RBIs, while three different Giants finished with three. One of the sole highlights for Pittsburgh was Frank Thomas' fifth home run of the season.

NEW YORK GIANTS (16) AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES (6)

NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI
Davey Williams        5  2  4  1  Paul Smith            5  0  2  1  
Al Dark               7  0  4  3  Eddie Pellagrini      5  0  0  0  
Don Mueller           7  1  3  2  Ralph Kiner           5  2  2  1  
Hank Thompson         4  2  1  3  Frank Thomas          4  1  2  2  
Bobby Thomson         6  2  2  0  Mike Sandlock         3  0  1  0  
Dusty Rhodes          5  4  2  0  Eddie O'Brien         5  0  0  0  
Whitey Lockman        5  1  3  3  Carlos Bernier        3  1  1  0  
Wes Westrum           5  1  2  4  Pete Castiglione      5  1  2  2  
Sal Maglie            4  3  4  0  Bob Friend            1  0  0  0  
 Sam Calderone        1  0  0  0   Joe Garagiola        1  0  1  0  
 Bill Connelly        1  0  0  0   Catfish Metkovich    1  1  1  0  
                                   Jim Waugh            1  0  1  0  
TOTALS               50 16 25 16  TOTALS               39  6 13  6

NEW YORK GIANTS               010 425 130 -- 16 
PITTSBURGH PIRATES            000 105 000 -- 6  

LOB--NEW YORK GIANTS 17, PITTSBURGH PIRATES 11. 2B--Sal
Maglie (1), Dusty Rhodes (1), Bobby Thomson (3), Pete Castiglione (1),
Catfish Metkovich (1), Mike Sandlock (1). 3B--Al Dark (1), Ralph Kiner (1).
HR--Hank Thompson (3), Wes Westrum (2), Pete Castiglione (2), Ralph
Kiner (3), Frank Thomas (5). SACF--Wes Westrum.

 NEW YORK GIANTS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Sal Maglie (W, 1-1)            6.00    9    6    6    3    2    3
Bill Connelly (S, 1)           3.00    4    0    0    2    1    0
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES         
Bob Friend (L, 0-2)            5.00   12    7    7    4    3    1
Paul Pettit                    1.00    5    5    5    3    0    1
Jim Waugh                      3.00    8    4    4    2    2    0

SO--Sam Calderone, Al Dark, Dusty Rhodes, Bobby Thomson, Wes
Westrum, Bob Friend, Ralph Kiner, Frank Thomas. BB--Whitey
Lockman, Dusty Rhodes (2), Bobby Thomson, Hank Thompson (3),
Davey Williams (2), Carlos Bernier (2), Frank Thomas, Mike
Sandlock (2).

REDS HAPLESS AGAINST MILLER AND THE CARDS

Solly HemusCincinnati struggled to find an offensive spark today, cobbling together only a few hits against Stu Miller and the Cardinals. St. Louis, however, had no problem figuring out Bubba Church, teeing off on the righty for eight runs.

The Cards were able to strike early, putting up a pair in the first thanks in part to a Gus Bell error in center. An error by Kluszewski in the second inning opened the door of another run to score, giving St. Louis a 3-0 lead. The Cardinals broke it open in the fourth, scoring four runs off of RBI hits from Jablonksi, Bilko, and Repulski. That was more than enough for Miller, who cruised to an easy win.

The Reds did manage to score a pair of runs courtesy of solo home runs from Gus Bell and Jim Greengrass; they accounted for two of the three hits on the day. The loss drops Cincinnati to 3-7, losers of two straight.

Solly Hemus has shown no signs of rust since returning from injury, collecting three doubles and a triple since returning two games ago. Platoon catcher Ferrell Anderson tallied four hits including an RBI triple. The win is the fourth straight for St. Louis, bringing their record to 5-3.

CINCINNATI REDS (2) AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (9)

CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI
Rocky Bridges         4  0  0  0  Solly Hemus           5  3  3  0  
Bobby Adams           4  0  0  0  Red Schoendienst      2  2  0  2  
Gus Bell              3  1  1  1  Enos Slaughter        4  0  0  1  
Ted Kluszewski        4  0  0  0  Stan Musial           4  0  0  0  
Jim Greengrass        3  1  1  1  Ray Jablonski         4  1  2  1  
Willard Marshall      3  0  0  0  Steve Bilko           3  1  2  2  
Andy Seminick         3  0  0  0  Rip Repulski          3  0  1  1  
Roy McMillan          3  0  1  0  Ferrell Anderson      5  1  4  1  
Bubba Church          2  0  0  0  Stu Miller            2  1  0  0  
 Clyde King           1  0  0  0   Hal Rice             1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               30  2  3  2  TOTALS               33  9 12  8

CINCINNATI REDS               000 200 000 -- 2  
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           210 410 01x -- 9  

LOB--CINCINNATI REDS 2, ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 12. ERR--Gus
Bell, Ted Kluszewski, Solly Hemus. 2B--Solly Hemus 2 (3), Ray
Jablonski (1). 3B--Ferrell Anderson (1), Solly Hemus (1). HR--Gus Bell (1),
Jim Greengrass (3). SACF--Steve Bilko, Red Schoendienst (2),
Enos Slaughter.

 CINCINNATI REDS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bubba Church (L, 0-2)          5.67   11    8    6    7    0    0
Clyde King                     2.33    1    1    1    1    0    0
 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS        
Stu Miller (W, 1-0)            8.00    3    2    2    1    4    2
Cliff Chambers                 1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Bobby Adams, Jim Greengrass, Clyde King, Andy Seminick.
BB--Gus Bell, Steve Bilko, Ray Jablonski, Stu Miller (2),
Stan Musial, Rip Repulski (2), Red Schoendienst.

DETROIT HANGS ON FOR WIN OVER CHICAGO

Bob NiemanArt Houtteman was shaky in his start but he and his Detroit teammates were able to hang on for a much needed win for Chicago. Entering the game with a 2-6 record, the Tigers faced a solid, but struggling White Sox team, lead by two-time All-Star Minnie Minoso. Detroit chipped away at Connie Johnson, scoring a run in the first and third innings. Minoso cut the lead in half for Chicago, walloping a home run to lead off the fourth, but the Tigers quickly responded in the following inning.

Walt Dropo doubled in Pesky, while Batts singled in Dropo to extend the lead to 4-1. Houtteman sputtered in the sixth, allowing two runs off the bats of Rivera and Lollar. The pair of RBIs brought the Sox within a run, but Detroit once again responded. With a one run lead heading into the eighth, Bob Nieman and Billy Hitch**** each cracked a solo home run, increasing the Detroit lead to three. Ray Herbert came in for the ninth looking to close out the game and successfully completed his job, preserving the win for Houtteman.

Nieman, Delsing, and Hitch**** each had a pair of hits for Detroit. Minnie Minoso collected three hits and raised his season average to .452. He also swiped his fourth bag of the year which stands as the highest mark in the majors.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (3) AT DETROIT TIGERS (6)

CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI  DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI
Nellie Fox            3  1  0  0  Harvey Kuenn          5  1  1  0  
Ferris Fain           4  0  0  0  Johnny Pesky          2  2  1  0  
Minnie Minoso         4  2  3  1  Jim Delsing           4  0  2  1  
Jim Rivera            4  0  1  1  Walt Dropo            4  1  1  1  
Sherm Lollar          4  0  1  1  Bob Nieman            4  1  2  2  
Bob Boyd              3  0  1  0  Matt Batts            4  0  1  1  
Vern Stephens         4  0  0  0  Don Lund              4  0  1  0  
Chico Carrasquel      4  0  0  0  Billy Hitch****       4  1  2  1  
Connie Johnson        3  0  1  0  Art Houtteman         2  0  0  0  
                                   Dave Madison         1  0  0  0  
                                   Bud Souchock         1  0  1  0  
TOTALS               33  3  7  3  TOTALS               35  6 12  6

CHICAGO WHITE SOX             000 102 000 -- 3  
DETROIT TIGERS                101 020 02x -- 6  

LOB--CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5, DETROIT TIGERS 7. ERR--Vern
Stephens. 2B--Jim Delsing (2), Walt Dropo (5), Harvey Kuenn (4), Don
Lund (4). HR--Minnie Minoso (1), Billy Hitch**** (1), Bob Nieman (2).
SB--Minnie Minoso (4).

 CHICAGO WHITE SOX               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Connie Johnson (L, 0-1)        7.00   10    5    5    2    5    1
Luis Aloma                     1.00    2    1    1    0    0    1
 DETROIT TIGERS             
Art Houtteman (W, 1-0)         5.33    6    3    3    1    1    1
Dave Madison                   2.67    1    0    0    0    0    0
Ray Herbert (S, 1)             1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0

SO--Vern Stephens, Matt Batts, Walt Dropo, Don Lund (2),
Dave Madison. BB--Bob Boyd, Nellie Fox, Johnny Pesky (2).

YANKEES STOP TWO GAME SLIDE, BEAT BOSOX

Charlie SilveraNew York looked to snap a two game losing stream and climb back up to .500 as they faced Boston in game two of their three game series. Vic Raschi, himself looking to rebound from a loss in his last start, was tabbed as the starter versus lefty Mel Parnell.

The Yankees jumped out early, loading the bases with two outs in the second inning with Raschi due up at the plate. Parnell induced a routine grounder to short, but the gloveman could not make the play cleanly, allowing Mantle to score. Gil McDougald followed with a two-run single to give New York a 3-0 lead. Boston tried to make it up to their pitcher, scoring a pair in the third thanks to RBI singles from Evers and White. New York in turn answered, nullifying the two runs with two of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Again, Boston responded with a run in the fourth to bring Boston within two, but that would be all Raschi would give up for the rest of the game.

New York tacked on another two runs in the fifth, this time courtesy of a Loren Babe solo home run and a Raschi sacrifice bunt that scored Silvera. The pitcher threw all nine innings of the game, allowing just one base runner over the last five innings. In total, Boston eked out just the three runs on seven hits. The win brings both Raschi and New York to .500 ball while the lost drops Boston to 5-4. Babe ended with a pair of hits and drove in three runs. Silvera, getting plenty of at-bats filling in for the injured Berra finished with three hits and raised his average to .308.

BOSTON RED SOX (3) AT NEW YORK YANKEES (7)

BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI
Tom Umphlett          5  0  0  0  Gil McDougald         5  0  1  2  
Jim Piersall          4  1  2  1  Joe Collins           4  0  1  0  
Hoot Evers            4  1  1  1  Hank Bauer            5  0  1  0  
Dick Gernert          3  0  0  0  Mickey Mantle         3  1  1  0  
Sammy White           4  0  1  1  Gene Woodling         2  2  0  0  
Ted Lepcio            2  0  1  0  Billy Martin          4  1  1  0  
Milt Bolling          4  0  1  0  Loren Babe            3  2  2  3  
Billy Consolo         4  1  1  0  Charlie Silvera       4  1  3  0  
Mel Parnell           1  0  0  0  Vic Raschi            1  0  0  1  
 Gene Stephens        1  0  0  0                                    
 Del Wilber           1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               33  3  7  3  TOTALS               31  7 10  6

BOSTON RED SOX                002 100 000 -- 3  
NEW YORK YANKEES              032 020 00x -- 7  

LOB--BOSTON RED SOX 7, NEW YORK YANKEES 8. ERR--Milt
Bolling. 2B--Ted Lepcio (1), Hank Bauer (2), Mickey Mantle (1), Billy
Martin (1). 3B--Charlie Silvera (1). HR--Loren Babe(1). SACB--Mel
Parnell, Vic Raschi (3). SB--Jim Piersall (1).

 BOSTON RED SOX                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mel Parnell (L, 1-2)           5.00    8    7    4    5    1    1
Ellis Kinder                   3.00    2    0    0    0    1    0
 NEW YORK YANKEES           
Vic Raschi (W, 1-1)            9.00    7    3    3    3    4    0

SO--Billy Consolo, Hoot Evers, Ted Lepcio, Jim Piersall,
Hank Bauer, Billy Martin. BB--Dick Gernert, Ted Lepcio (2),
Loren Babe, Joe Collins, Mickey Mantle, Gene Woodling (2).

NEWLY ACQUIRED VOLLMER PAYS INSTANT DIVIDENDS

Clyde VollmerPhiladelphia starter Harry Byrd failed to record a single out before being pulled from the game, surrendering six runs and leaving the bases loaded in the first. He received no help from his defense as five of the six runs were unearned. Eddie Robinson misplayed a ball to start the inning and a costly gaffe by left fielder Gus Zernial allowed three runs to come home. Reliever Frank Fanovich pitched well in relief but the damage was done and Philly had little hope of coming back against the strong performance by rookie southpaw Veston "Bunky" Stewart, making his first career start.

The kid from North Carolina pitched well, tossing seven innings and allowing one run on eight hits. The sole run came courtesy of a Cass Michaels home run that Jackie Jensen almost took away. Stewart's teammates supported the rookie, tallying nine runs. Newly acquired Clyde Vollmer collected three hits and two RBIs in his début with the Senators. The veteran outfielder was purchased from Boston earlier in the day and marks the second stint with Washington, having previously played for the club 1948-1950. Skipper Bucky Harris anticipates the seasoned Vollmer will bring some leadership and depth to the club. Mickey Vernon also chipped in with three hits and a pair of RBIs.

The win brings Washington up to .500 on the season while the Athletics drop to 4-5. Joe DeMaestri collected three hits in the loss and raised his average to .412. Gus Zernial, in addition to the error, went hitless.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (1) AT WASHINGTON SENATORS (9)

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI  WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI
Joe DeMaestri         5  0  3  0  Eddie Yost            4  2  1  0  
Dave Philley          5  0  3  0  Pete Runnels          5  1  2  0  
Joe Astroth           3  0  1  0  Clyde Vollmer         4  1  3  2  
Gus Zernial           4  0  0  0  Mickey Vernon         5  1  3  2  
Eddie Robinson        4  0  1  0  Jackie Jensen         4  2  1  0  
Cass Michaels         4  1  1  1  Jim Busby             3  1  1  0  
Pete Suder            4  0  0  0  Wayne Terwilliger     3  0  1  1  
Ed McGhee             4  0  1  0  Mickey Grasso         3  0  0  0  
Frank Fanovich        2  0  0  0  Bunky Stewart         1  1  0  1  
 Eddie Joost          1  0  0  0   Mel Hoderlein        1  0  0  0  
 Allie Clark          1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               37  1 10  1  TOTALS               33  9 12  6

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        000 100 000 -- 1  
WASHINGTON SENATORS           600 200 10x -- 9  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 12, WASHINGTON SENATORS 8.
ERR--Eddie Robinson, Gus Zernial. 2B--Joe Astroth (2), Dave
Philley (5), Eddie Robinson (2), Mickey Vernon (2). HR--Cass Michaels (2).
SACF--Bunky Stewart, Clyde Vollmer.

 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Harry Byrd (L, 1-1)            0.00    3    6    1    3    0    0
Frank Fanovich                 6.00    4    2    2    3    2    0
Bobo Newsom                    2.00    5    1    1    0    2    0
 WASHINGTON SENATORS        
Bunky Stewart (W, 1-1)         7.00    8    1    1    1    0    1
Al Sima                        2.00    2    0    0    2    1    0

SO--Cass Michaels, Mickey Grasso (2), Jackie Jensen, Pete
Runnels. BB--Joe Astroth (2), Gus Zernial, Jim Busby, Mickey
Grasso, Jackie Jensen, Bunky Stewart, Wayne Terwilliger,
Eddie Yost.


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APRIL 23, 1953

BRAVES WIN, LOSE SPAHN TO UNDISCLOSED INJURY

Warren SpahnMilwaukee cruised to an easy win today but lost Spahn to injury late in the game. After flying out in the top of the ninth, Spahn complained of shoulder stiffness and made his way to the clubhouse, leaving Dave Cole to finish the game. The team is hesitant to comment on the injury but Milwaukee is faced with being without Spahn's services for a couple of weeks.

The Braves had no problem figuring out Paul Minner and the Cubs, posting eight runs against the struggling team, who are now losers of five in a row. Jack Dittmer hit a two-run long ball in the second to get things rolling for Milwaukee. An inning later, Logan and Gordon each singled in a run to give the Braves a 4-0 lead. The clubs traded runs in the sixth and seventh before Milwaukee scored a pair in the ninth.

Despite leaving with an injury, Spahn pitched eight innings of two-run ball, good enough for the win, his second on the season. Minner lasted just six innings, giving up five earned runs; this after a solid seven inning, two-run performance in his last start. Six Braves finished the game with at least two hits with Sid Gordon collecting three.  Milwaukee is now 7-3, good enough to stay on top of the National League standings.

MILWAUKEE BRAVES (8) AT CHICAGO CUBS (2)

MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI
Bill Bruton           5  1  2  0  Frank Baumholtz       4  0  2  1  
Johnny Logan          5  2  2  1  Eddie Miksis          4  0  1  0  
Eddie Mathews         4  1  2  2  Dee Fondy             4  0  0  0  
Sid Gordon            5  0  3  2  Hank Sauer            4  0  2  1  
Andy Pafko            4  0  2  0  Bill Serena           4  0  0  0  
Joe Ad****            4  1  1  1  Clyde McCullough      4  0  2  0  
Jack Dittmer          4  1  2  2  Preston Ward          4  0  0  0  
Walker Cooper         3  0  1  0  Roy Smalley           3  1  0  0  
 Ebba St. Claire      0  1  0  0  Paul Minner           1  0  0  0  
Warren Spahn          4  1  1  0   Tommy Brown          1  1  1  0  
                                   Bob Schultz          1  0  0  0  
                                   Toby Atwell          1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               38  8 16  8  TOTALS               35  2  8  2

MILWAUKEE BRAVES              022 001 102 -- 8  
CHICAGO CUBS                  000 001 100 -- 2  

LOB--MILWAUKEE BRAVES 7, CHICAGO CUBS 7. 2B--Johnny Logan 2
(2), Frank Baumholtz (2). 3B--Bill Bruton (2). HR--Jack Dittmer (2).

 MILWAUKEE BRAVES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Warren Spahn (W, 2-1)          8.00    8    2    2    1    4    0
Dave Cole                      1.00    0    0    0    0    2    0
 CHICAGO CUBS               
Paul Minner (L, 1-1)           6.00    9    5    5    2    3    1
Bob Schultz                    3.00    7    3    3    2    1    0

SO--Bill Bruton (2), Walker Cooper, Warren Spahn, Toby
Atwell, Dee Fondy (2), Bob Schultz, Roy Smalley, Preston
Ward. BB--Joe Ad****, Eddie Mathews, Andy Pafko, Ebba St.
Claire, Roy Smalley.

CAMPANELLA SMACKS FIFTH HOME RUN AS BROOKLYN EDGES PHILADELPHIA

Preacher RoePhiladelphia could not get it going today against Brooklyn starting pitcher Preacher Roe, losing 4-1. Philly, who had opened the season with six straight wins, has now lost their last four and dropped out of the top spot in the National League. The Phillies, despite outhitting the Dodgers 10-7, had difficulty stringing together enough hits in a single inning to fluster Roe.

Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella clubbed his fifth home run of the season, turning on a Simmons fastball that exited Shibe Park before anyone knew what had happened. The Phils tied the game the very next inning when Johnny Wyrostek hit a long fly ball to left field. Jackie Robinson had a play on it but could not bring the ball into the park.

Philly's defense let Simmons down in the fourth, when a Hamner error resulted in two runs to score in the inning. The costly mishap allowed Brooklyn to go up by a pair and never look back. Billy Cox hit a solo home run in the seventh to extend the lead to three. Preacher Roe went the distance, giving up just the one run. He scattered ten hits and walked one. Simmons pitched well in the loss, surrendering two earned runs on seven hits while striking out seven.

BROOKLYN DODGERS (4) AT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (1)

BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI
Jim Gilliam           4  0  1  0  Connie Ryan           5  0  1  0  
Peewee Reese          4  0  0  0  Richie Ashburn        4  0  2  0  
Jackie Robinson       4  1  1  0  Earl Torgeson         4  0  2  0  
Duke Snider           4  1  1  1  Del Ennis             4  0  0  0  
Roy Campanella        4  1  1  1  Granny Hamner         4  0  1  0  
Gil Hodges            3  0  1  0  Stan Lopata           4  0  1  0  
Carl Furillo          3  0  0  1  Willie Jones          4  0  1  0  
Billy Cox             4  1  2  1  Johnny Wyrostek       4  1  1  1  
Preacher Roe          4  0  0  0  Curt Simmons          1  0  0  0  
                                   Tommy Glaviano       1  0  1  0  
TOTALS               34  4  7  4  TOTALS               35  1 10  1

BROOKLYN DODGERS              010 200 100 -- 4  
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         010 000 000 -- 1  

LOB--BROOKLYN DODGERS 7, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 9.
ERR--Granny Hamner, Earl Torgeson (2). 2B--Jim Gilliam (2), Earl
Torgeson (4). HR--Roy Campanella (5), Billy Cox (2), Johnny Wyrostek (3).
SACF--Carl Furillo. SACB--Curt Simmons.

 BROOKLYN DODGERS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Preacher Roe (W, 2-0)          9.00   10    1    1    1    4    1
 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES      
Curt Simmons (L, 1-1)          9.00    7    4    2    3    7    2

SO--Roy Campanella (2), Carl Furillo, Gil Hodges, Peewee
Reese, Preacher Roe (2), Willie Jones, Stan Lopata, Curt
Simmons, Earl Torgeson. BB--Jim Gilliam, Gil Hodges, Peewee
Reese, Curt Simmons.

PIRATES STRUGGLES CONTINUE, LOSE TO GIANTS

Jim HearnPittsburgh once again failed to find any sort of consistency, losing today to New York, 8-1. The loss is their third straight and eighth overall. New York was buoyed by excellent pitching from Jim Hearn and big hits from the offense.

New York plated four runs in the second highlighted by a two-run home run from Bobby Thomson. Pittsburgh scored a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning, but failed to grab any more. While New York was out hit by Pittsburgh, Pirates starter Bob Hall walked seven Giants through six. The extra base runners were costly as three of those walks eventually came around to score.

Jim Hearn tossed six innings of one run ball, allowing eight hits and one walk. Hoyt Wilhelm entered the game in the seventh to give the righty a rest and retired nine of the eleven batters he faced. The win evens Hearn's season record out to 1-1. Wilhelm was credited with a save, his third of the season. Don Mueller's two hits raised his average to .424 on the year.

NEW YORK GIANTS (8) AT PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1)

NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI
Davey Williams        4  1  1  2  Cal Abrams            5  0  1  0  
Al Dark               5  1  1  1  Johnny O'Brien        5  0  1  0  
Don Mueller           4  0  2  1  Ralph Kiner           4  0  0  0  
Monte Irvin           4  0  0  0  Frank Thomas          4  1  1  0  
Hank Thompson         4  2  2  0  Eddie Pellagrini      4  0  2  0  
Bobby Thomson         5  1  1  2  Dick Cole             3  0  1  1  
Whitey Lockman        3  2  2  0  Mike Sandlock         4  0  1  0  
Wes Westrum           5  1  0  0  Pete Castiglione      4  0  2  0  
Jim Hearn             3  0  2  1  Bob Hall              2  0  1  0  
 Tookie Gilbert       0  0  0  0   Johnny Lindell       1  0  0  0  
 Hoyt Wilhelm         0  0  0  0   Joe Garagiola        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               37  8 11  7  TOTALS               37  1 10  1

NEW YORK GIANTS               041 002 001 -- 8  
PITTSBURGH PIRATES            010 000 000 -- 1  

LOB--NEW YORK GIANTS 12, PITTSBURGH PIRATES 10. ERR--Pete
Castiglione, Bob Hall. 2B--Jim Hearn (1), Hank Thompson (2), Dick
Cole (3), Johnny O'Brien (3), Frank Thomas (3). HR--Bobby Thomson (3).
SACB--Hoyt Wilhelm.

 NEW YORK GIANTS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jim Hearn (W, 1-1)             6.00    8    1    1    1    3    0
Hoyt Wilhelm (S, 3)            3.00    2    0    0    0    1    0
 PITTSBURGH PIRATES         
Bob Hall (L, 0-2)              6.00    7    7    5    7    0    1
Johnny Hetki                   3.00    4    1    1    2    0    0

PB--Mike Sandlock. SO--Cal Abrams, Ralph Kiner, Frank
Thomas, Mike Sandlock. BB--Al Dark, Tookie Gilbert, Monte
Irvin, Whitey Lockman (2), Don Mueller, Hank Thompson, Davey
Williams (2), Dick Cole.

PIERCE SHARP AGAIN, CHISOX HANG ON AGAINST TIGERS

Billy PierceChicago starter Billy Pierce was strong in his second straight start, pitching seven innings of four hit ball to lead the White Sox past the Tigers. Coming off of a shutout against the Indians, Pierce extended his scoreless streak to fourteen innings before Detroit finally knocked a runner in.

The visiting White Sox got some offensive help from an unlikely source in the top of the third. With one out and no one on, light hitting but slick fielding Chico Carrasquel connected on a Hal Newhouser change-up, hitting a fly ball that just cleared the fence. With Pierce up next, Newhouser again threw his change-up that the pitcher connected on and deposited over the right field fence. Both home runs were firsts of the season. Chicago added a third run in the sixth thanks to a run scoring single by hot-hitting Minnie Minoso.

Detroit responded in the bottom half of the inning when Ginsberg drove in Harvey Kuenn with an RBI single. They followed up with a second run in the next inning to cut the deficit down to a single run but the bullpen let Detroit down in the ninth. Minoso led off the inning with a single and then stole second base. Hal Erickson got Lollar to strike out but surrendered an RBI single to Sam Mele. Vern Stephens followed up with a single that scored Mele to give the Sox a two run lead. Fritz Dorish, who entered the game in the eighth, made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth when he gave up singles to Pesky and Priddy with one out. The reliever bore down, though, and got Kuenn and Delsing each to line out, ending the game.

Pierce picked up his second win while Dorish got credited with a save, his first. Minnie Minoso collected two hits to raise his average to .457 on the year. He also swiped two bags giving him six on the year, most in baseball. Marrero is not expected to miss his next start.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (5) AT DETROIT TIGERS (2)

CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI  DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI
Nellie Fox            4  0  0  0  Harvey Kuenn          4  1  1  1  
Ferris Fain           4  1  2  0  Jim Delsing           4  0  1  0  
Minnie Minoso         4  1  2  1  Joe Ginsberg          3  0  1  1  
Jim Rivera            4  0  0  0  Bob Nieman            4  0  1  0  
Sherm Lollar          3  0  0  0  Walt Dropo            4  0  1  0  
Sam Mele              4  1  1  1  Fred Hatfield         3  0  0  0  
Vern Stephens         4  0  2  1  Don Lund              3  1  0  0  
Chico Carrasquel      4  1  1  1  Jerry Priddy          4  0  1  0  
Billy Pierce          2  1  1  1  Hal Newhouser         1  0  0  0  
 Bob Boyd             1  0  0  0   Bud Souchock         1  0  0  0  
 Fritz Dorish         0  0  0  0   Hal Erickson         1  0  0  0  
                                   Johnny Pesky         1  0  1  0  
TOTALS               34  5  9  5  TOTALS               33  2  7  2

CHICAGO WHITE SOX             002 001 002 -- 5  
DETROIT TIGERS                000 001 100 -- 2  

LOB--CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3, DETROIT TIGERS 9. ERR--Vern
Stephens. 2B--Bob Nieman (3). 3B--Ferris Fain (1), Vern Stephens (1).
HR--Chico Carrasquel (1), Billy Pierce (1). SB--Minnie Minoso 2 (6).

 CHICAGO WHITE SOX               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Billy Pierce (W, 2-1)          7.00    4    2    1    5    3    0
Fritz Dorish (S, 1)            2.00    3    0    0    0    0    0
 DETROIT TIGERS             
Hal Newhouser (L, 0-1)         6.00    6    3    3    1    3    2
Hal Erickson                   3.00    3    2    2    0    2    0

SO--Chico Carrasquel, Sherm Lollar, Billy Pierce, Jim Rivera
(2), Fred Hatfield, Jerry Priddy, Bud Souchock. BB--Sherm
Lollar, Jim Delsing, Joe Ginsberg, Fred Hatfield, Harvey
Kuenn, Don Lund.

LIPON'S HOME RUN, FOUR RBI LEAD BOSTON

Johnny LiponPart-time player Johnny Lipon hit his first home run in over two seasons today while also chipping in four runs batted in to help lead the Red Sox past the Yankees. Boston also got a boost from the return of George Kell, back after missing the last seven games due to injury. The third baseman chipped in with a pair of walks, an RBI double, and a big defensive play while showing little rust after his extended time off.

New York struck first, scoring a run when shortstop Milt Bolling could not field a ground ball cleanly. Boston responded in the top of the next inning, plating three runs courtesy of an RBI double from White, sacrifice fly from Gernert, and a run scoring single from Lipon. Boston maintained its 3-1 through the fifth until New York closed the gap in the sixth when Charlie Silvera knocked in Andy Carey. The game remained 3-2 until the eighth when Lipon came up with two on and two out. Reliever Ray Scarborough, in for Allie Reynolds, tried to sneak a fastball by the second baseman, but the Ohio native smacked the ball for a three-run home run. New York scored a pair in the second half of the frame to close the gap to two, but would get no closer.

In the bottom of the ninth, with two on and one out, Andy Carey hit a sharp grounder to third that Kell was able to turn into a game ending double play. McDermott picked up his second win while Ike Delock grabbed a save. The loss drops New York below .500 on the season.

BOSTON RED SOX (7) AT NEW YORK YANKEES (5)

BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI
Tom Umphlett          3  0  0  0  Gil McDougald         5  1  2  0  
 Al Zarilla           1  0  0  0  Joe Collins           5  1  2  0  
Jim Piersall          4  0  0  0  Hank Bauer            5  1  2  1  
Hoot Evers            5  1  2  0  Andy Carey            5  2  2  0  
George Kell           3  2  1  1  Gene Woodling         4  0  1  1  
Dick Gernert          3  1  0  0  Billy Martin          2  0  1  1  
Sammy White           5  2  2  1  Charlie Silvera       4  0  1  1  
Milt Bolling          3  0  0  1  Irv Noren             4  0  0  0  
Johnny Lipon          4  1  2  4  Allie Reynolds        1  0  0  0  
Mickey McDermott      4  0  2  0   Bill Renna           1  0  0  0  
                                   Ray Scarborough      0  0  0  0  
                                   Mickey Mantle        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               35  7  9  7  TOTALS               37  5 11  4

BOSTON RED SOX                030 000 031 -- 7  
NEW YORK YANKEES              100 001 021 -- 5  

LOB--BOSTON RED SOX 8, NEW YORK YANKEES 8. ERR--Milt
Bolling, Dick Gernert, Charlie Silvera. 2B--George Kell (2),
Sammy White (5), Andy Carey (2), Gil McDougald (2). 3B--Hoot Evers (1).
HR--Johnny Lipon (1). SACF--Milt Bolling, Billy Martin.

 BOSTON RED SOX                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mickey McDermott (W, 2-1)      7.00    8    4    2    2    4    0
Ike Delock (S, 1)              2.00    3    1    1    0    1    0
 NEW YORK YANKEES           
Allie Reynolds (L, 0-1)        7.00    4    3    3    5    4    0
Ray Scarborough                2.00    5    4    4    1    1    1

SO--Hoot Evers, Dick Gernert (2), Tom Umphlett, Sammy White,
Mickey Mantle, Irv Noren, Bill Renna, Allie Reynolds, Gene
Woodling. BB--Dick Gernert (2), George Kell (2), Jim
Piersall, Tom Umphlett, Billy Martin, Allie Reynolds.

MARRERO LEAVES GAME IN THIRD, DIXON PICKS UP SLACK

Gil CoanWashington won its third straight game despite losing their starting pitcher to injury in the third inning. Connie Marrero complained of stiffness in his back after flying out in the third. The 42-year old Cuban pleaded to stay in the game, but manager Bucky Harris erred on the side of caution and lifted his starter, bringing in rookie reliever Sonny Dixon in the fourth.

Dixon inherited a substantial lead thanks to a six run explosion by Washington in the second which was highlighted by a Gil Coan two-run home run and a two-run triple by Mickey Vernon. Dixon was sharp in his emergency appearance, tossing six innings of one run ball. The Senators extended their lead in the sixth, adding a pair of runs to their 6-1 lead. Dixon started to fatigue in the ninth, allowing back to back singles that scored a run, but got Eddie Robinson to ground into a game ending double play.

Philly starter Charlie Bishop got hung with the loss, lasting less than two innings while surrendering six runs. The sole Athletics highlight came from backup catcher Joe Astroth who continues to hit. The veteran pitch caller was perfect at the plate, collecting four hits and a walk in five plate appearances. He is now batting an even .500 on the season. Opening day catcher Ray Murray is expected back next game after missing the last seven with an injury.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (2) AT WASHINGTON SENATORS (8)

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI  WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI
Joe DeMaestri         5  1  1  0  Eddie Yost            4  2  1  0  
Dave Philley          4  1  1  0  Pete Runnels          5  0  2  1  
Joe Astroth           4  0  4  0  Jackie Jensen         4  1  2  2  
Gus Zernial           5  0  2  2  Mickey Vernon         4  0  1  2  
Eddie Robinson        5  0  0  0  Jim Busby             4  1  1  0  
Pete Suder            4  0  0  0  Wayne Terwilliger     3  1  2  1  
Ed McGhee             3  0  1  0  Mickey Grasso         4  0  0  0  
Kite Thomas           4  0  2  0  Gil Coan              4  1  2  2  
Charlie Bishop        1  0  0  0  Connie Marrero        1  1  0  0  
 Frank Fanovich       2  0  0  0   Sonny Dixon          1  1  0  0  
 Eddie Joost          1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               38  2 11  2  TOTALS               34  8 11  8

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        100 000 001 -- 2  
WASHINGTON SENATORS           060 002 00x -- 8  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 12, WASHINGTON SENATORS 6.
ERR--Pete Runnels, Wayne Terwilliger. 2B--Joe Astroth (3), Ed
McGhee (1), Jim Busby (2), Jackie Jensen 2 (3), Pete Runnels (3). 3B--Gil
Coan (1), Wayne Terwilliger (1), Mickey Vernon (1). HR--Gil Coan (1).

 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Charlie Bishop (L)             1.67    7    6    6    1    1    1
Frank Fanovich                 5.33    4    2    2    3    2    0
Bobo Newsom                    1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
 WASHINGTON SENATORS        
Connie Marrero                 3.00    4    1    1    1    1    0
Sonny Dixon (W, 1-0)           6.00    7    1    1    2    1    0

SO--Eddie Joost, Dave Philley, Jim Busby, Gil Coan, Sonny
Dixon, Mickey Vernon. BB--Joe Astroth, Ed McGhee, Dave
Philley, Sonny Dixon, Connie Marrero, Wayne Terwilliger,
Eddie Yost.


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APRIL 24, 1953

DODGER PITCHING STAFF HOLDS OFF GIANTS

Russ MeyerStarter Russ Meyer and reliever Joe Black limited the New York Giants to four hits today, as the Dodger offensive tallied eight runs in the victory. Despite the four hits, New York was able to plate four runs, but it was not enough to overcome the powerful Brooklyn lineup.

Monte Irvin continued his hot start, ripping an RBI triple in the first to give New York an early 1-0 lead. It was short-lived, though, when in the third, Brooklyn scored three times, highlighted by a two-run single from Jackie Robinson. Meyer experienced a bout of wildness in the fourth, loading the bases and then walking in a run to cut the lead down to one for the Dodgers. The offense came through in the seventh, though, when Gilliam doubled in a run and Snider blasted a three-run home run, his third of the season. After adding their eighth run in the eighth inning, the victory was all but given. Reliever Joe Black pitched the ninth and made it interesting, surrendering a one out two-run home run to Bobby Thomson, but followed it up with a strike out and induced a ground out to end the game.

Brooklyn has now won its last four games. Reese and Robinson each finished with three hits while Snider's three RBIs increases his league lead to eighteen. While New York only managed four hits, they scored four times. Monte Irvin's two hits raised his season average to .395.

NEW YORK GIANTS (4) AT BROOKLYN DODGERS (8)

NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI  BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI
Al Dark               4  0  0  0  Jim Gilliam           4  2  1  1  
Whitey Lockman        3  1  0  0  Peewee Reese          4  1  3  1  
Hank Thompson         4  0  0  0  Jackie Robinson       4  1  3  2  
Monte Irvin           4  2  2  1  Duke Snider           4  1  1  3  
Bobby Thomson         3  1  1  2  Roy Campanella        4  0  1  0  
Dusty Rhodes          3  0  0  0  Gil Hodges            3  1  0  0  
Wes Westrum           3  0  0  1  Carl Furillo          4  0  2  0  
Daryl Spencer         3  0  0  0  Billy Cox             4  1  1  1  
Dave Koslo            2  0  0  0  Russ Meyer            2  1  1  0  
 Frank Hiller         0  0  0  0   Bill Antonello       1  0  0  0  
 Sal Yvars            1  0  1  0                                    
TOTALS               30  4  4  4  TOTALS               34  8 13  8

NEW YORK GIANTS               100 100 002 -- 4  
BROOKLYN DODGERS              003 000 41x -- 8  

LOB--NEW YORK GIANTS 3, BROOKLYN DODGERS 5. ERR--Peewee
Reese. 2B--Billy Cox (5), Jim Gilliam (3). 3B--Monte Irvin (1), Russ
Meyer (1). HR--Bobby Thomson (4), Duke Snider (3). SACB--Russ Meyer.
SB--Peewee Reese (3).

 NEW YORK GIANTS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dave Koslo (L, 0-1)            6.67   12    7    7    1    3    1
Frank Hiller                   0.33    0    0    0    0    0    0
Monte Kennedy                  1.00    1    1    1    1    1    0
 BROOKLYN DODGERS           
Russ Meyer (W, 2-1)            8.00    3    2    2    4    6    0
Joe Black                      1.00    1    2    1    0    1    1

SO--Al Dark, Dave Koslo (2), Dusty Rhodes (2), Hank
Thompson, Wes Westrum, Bill Antonello, Roy Campanella, Gil
Hodges, Duke Snider. BB--Whitey Lockman, Dusty Rhodes, Bobby
Thomson, Wes Westrum, Jim Gilliam, Gil Hodges.

CARDS BLOW IT OPEN IN EIGHTH, BEAT CUBS

Steve BilkoGerry Staley was strong through six innings against the Cubs and the lower half of the Cards batting order provided a bulk of the offense. St. Louis jumped out to an early lead, scoring a pair of runs in the second and fourth inning. Chicago struggled to find an offensive spark through the first two-thirds of the game, scratching out just four hits. Staley began to struggle in the seventh, though, surrendering a two-run home run to the hot hitting Clyde McCullough and an RBI single to Roy Smalley to cut the deficit to one.

St. Louis put a quick end to Chicago rally in the eighth, exploding for seven runs in the inning. Jablonski drilled a two-run double and Bilko crushed a three-run home run to cap off the big inning. Schoendienst and Slaughter each drove in an additional run in the ninth to extend the lead and ensure the Cardinal win.

Gerry Staley picked up his third win in as many starts this season while Johnny Klippenstein was credited with his second loss of the year. Bilko and Repulski each drove in three runs and Bilko drove in a pair. In addition to McCullough's home run, the catcher also added an additional two hits to raise his average to .429.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (13) AT CHICAGO CUBS (5)

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI
Solly Hemus           6  1  1  1  Frank Baumholtz       5  0  2  1  
Red Schoendienst      4  2  1  1  Eddie Miksis          4  0  0  0  
Enos Slaughter        4  1  1  1  Dee Fondy             5  0  0  0  
Stan Musial           4  1  0  1  Hank Sauer            4  0  0  0  
Ray Jablonski         3  3  1  2  Bill Serena           4  1  1  0  
Steve Bilko           4  3  2  3  Clyde McCullough      4  2  3  2  
Rip Repulski          5  1  3  3  Preston Ward          4  1  1  0  
Del Rice              4  1  1  0  Tommy Brown           3  1  2  0  
Gerry Staley          1  0  0  0  Johnny Klippstein     2  0  0  0  
 Hal Rice             1  0  0  0   Roy Smalley          1  0  1  1  
 Cliff Chambers       1  0  0  0   Carl Sawatski        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               37 13 10 12  TOTALS               37  5 10  4

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           020 200 072 -- 13 
CHICAGO CUBS                  000 000 302 -- 5  

LOB--ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 9, CHICAGO CUBS 7. ERR--Solly
Hemus, Eddie Miksis, Bill Serena. 2B--Steve Bilko (1), Solly
Hemus (4), Ray Jablonski (2), Rip Repulski (2), Del Rice (2), Red
Schoendienst (4), Frank Baumholtz (3). 3B--Tommy Brown (1). HR--Steve
Bilko (1), Clyde McCullough (1). SACB--Gerry Staley (2).

 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Gerry Staley (W, 3-0)          6.33    7    3    3    0    5    1
Mike Clark                     0.67    1    0    0    0    0    0
Cliff Chambers                 2.00    2    2    0    2    0    0
 CHICAGO CUBS               
Johnny Klippstein (L, 0-2)     7.00    4    4    3    7    2    0
Bob Kelly                      0.67    3    7    0    3    0    1
Bob Schultz                    1.33    3    2    2    0    0    0

SO--Ray Jablonski (2), Johnny Klippstein (2), Hank Sauer
(2), Preston Ward. BB--Steve Bilko, Ray Jablonski (2), Stan
Musial (2), Del Rice, Red Schoendienst (2), Enos Slaughter
(2), Tommy Brown, Eddie Miksis.

PODBIELAN DAZZLES AGAIN, BEATS BRAVES

Bud PodbielanComing off a shutout in his last start, Reds hurler Bud Podbielan turned in another dazzling performance, this time against a powerful Milwaukee Braves lineup. Podbielan surrendered a solo home run to Johnny Logan in the first, ending any sort of extended scoreless streak, but would not give up another run for the remainder of the game. Logan recorded two hits, half of the team's total for the game, as Podbielan limited the Braves to just four hits while walking none.

Liddle, who was making his first career start, pitched seven innings, allowing fourteen hits and seven runs in his début. Six of the Redlegs' hitters finished with two or more hits, with Willard Marshall and Andy Seminick leading the charge with three each. The Redlegs tallied eight extra-base hits, highlighted by Seminick's three doubles and Kluszewski's third home run of the season.

The win was Podbielan's second of the year and his strong performance lowered his ERA to 2.61 on the year. The Redlegs now sit at 4-7 while the Braves' loss brings them to 7-4, still good enough to be among the best in the National League.

CINCINNATI REDS (9) AT MILWAUKEE BRAVES (1)

CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI  MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI
Rocky Bridges         5  1  1  1  Bill Bruton           3  0  1  0  
Bobby Adams           5  0  2  1   George Crowe         1  0  0  0  
Gus Bell              4  1  0  0  Johnny Logan          4  1  2  1  
Ted Kluszewski        5  1  2  2  Eddie Mathews         4  0  0  0  
Jim Greengrass        5  1  2  0  Sid Gordon            3  0  0  0  
Willard Marshall      5  3  3  1  Andy Pafko            3  0  0  0  
Andy Seminick         5  1  3  1  Joe Ad****            3  0  0  0  
Roy McMillan          4  1  2  2  Del Crandall          3  0  0  0  
Bud Podbielan         2  0  1  1  Jack Dittmer          3  0  1  0  
                                  Don Liddle            2  0  0  0  
                                   Jim Pendleton        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               40  9 16  9  TOTALS               30  1  4  1

CINCINNATI REDS               002 201 022 -- 9  
MILWAUKEE BRAVES              100 000 000 -- 1  

LOB--CINCINNATI REDS 7, MILWAUKEE BRAVES 2. 2B--Rocky
Bridges (1), Jim Greengrass (3), Willard Marshall (4), Roy McMillan (3),
Andy Seminick 3 (3), Jack Dittmer (2). HR--Ted Kluszewski, Johnny
Logan (2). SACB--Bud Podbielan (2).

 CINCINNATI REDS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bud Podbielan (W, 2-1)         9.00    4    1    1    0    4    1
 MILWAUKEE BRAVES           
Don Liddle (L, 0-1)            7.00   14    7    7    0    5    0
Ernie Johnson                  1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
Dave Cole                      1.00    2    2    2    1    1    1

SO--Gus Bell, Rocky Bridges, Jim Greengrass, Bud Podbielan,
Andy Seminick (2), Del Crandall, Don Liddle, Johnny Logan,
Eddie Mathews. BB--Gus Bell.

PIRATES HANG ON AGAINST SLUMPING PHILLIES

Murry DicksonThe Philadelphia Phillies continued their losing ways today, dropping their fifth straight game. The Fightin' Phils nearly pulled out a victory but the Pirates hung tough and picked up just their third win of the season. Murry Dickson and Jim Konstanty swapped zeros on the scoreboard through five until the Pirates broke through. With one on and no outs in the sixth, slugger Ralph Kiner stepped into the box and crushed the Konstanty offering over the centerfield wall. Frank Thomas got in on the action, hitting his sixth four-bagger of the season immediately after.

Dickson continued to keep the Philly offense off-balance through seven but ran into some trouble in the eighth. After giving up a double to Ennis to start the inning, Granny Hamner roped a double himself, scoring Ennis. Smoky Burgess followed with an RBI single. Johnny Hetki came in to relief Dickson and preserve the win and eventually got the Pirates out of the inning with no further damage. Pittsburgh got a run back in the ninth thanks to an Eddie O'Brien single and Hetki finished off the slumping Phils to lock up the win.

Dickson pitched seven strong to pick up his first win in three starts while Hetki grabbed his second save. Pittsburgh catcher Mike Sandlock left the game in the fifth with an undisclosed injury. Manager Fred Haney expects him to miss a couple of games.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (4) AT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (2)

PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI
Cal Abrams            4  0  0  0  Connie Ryan           3  0  0  0  
Paul Smith            4  1  2  0  Richie Ashburn        5  0  2  0  
Ralph Kiner           3  2  1  2  Del Ennis             4  1  2  0  
Frank Thomas          4  1  1  1  Granny Hamner         5  1  1  1  
Eddie Pellagrini      3  0  0  0  Smoky Burgess         4  0  1  1  
Mike Sandlock         2  0  1  0  Eddie Waitkus         4  0  2  0  
 Joe Garagiola        1  0  0  0  Johnny Wyrostek       4  0  1  0  
Eddie O'Brien         3  0  1  1  Willie Jones          3  0  1  0  
Pete Castiglione      4  0  0  0  Jim Konstanty         2  0  0  0  
Murry Dickson         3  0  0  0   Mel Clark            0  0  0  0  
 Johnny Hetki         1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               32  4  6  4  TOTALS               34  2 10  2

PITTSBURGH PIRATES            000 003 001 -- 4  
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         000 000 020 -- 2  

LOB--PITTSBURGH PIRATES 5, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 12.
ERR--Mike Sandlock. 2B--Del Ennis (2), Granny Hamner (4). 3B--Mike
Sandlock (1). HR--Ralph Kiner (4), Frank Thomas (6). SACB--Jim
Konstanty.

 PITTSBURGH PIRATES              IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Murry Dickson (W, 1-2)         7.00    7    2    2    5    1    0
Johnny Hetki (S, 2)            2.00    3    0    0    1    0    0
 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES      
Jim Konstanty (L, 1-1)         8.00    5    3    3    1    3    2
Kent Peterson                  1.00    1    1    1    3    2    0

SO--Murry Dickson, Johnny Hetki, Frank Thomas (2), Mike
Sandlock, Jim Konstanty. BB--Joe Garagiola, Ralph Kiner,
Eddie O'Brien, Eddie Pellagrini, Smoky Burgess, Mel Clark,
Del Ennis, Willie Jones, Connie Ryan (2).

HUDSON TOUGH IN BOSTON WIN

Sid HudsonVeteran Sid Hudson was strong in his second outing of the season, tossing eight innings of two-run baseball against the Athletics. Philadelphia joins their National League counterpart with their fifth straight loss, dropping to 4-7 overall. The A's scored first and held the lead until the sixth, when Boston mounted their comeback.

With a one run lead in the fifth, Philly third baseman Pete Suder misplayed a grounder to keep the inning alive for Boston. The error would eventually lead to an run when Milt Bolling hit a sacrifice fly to score Johnny Lipon. Suder redeemed himself in the next inning when he smacked a solo home run to give the A's a 2-1 lead. Boston rallied right back, smacking a pair of singles before Joe Coleman walked Lipon to load the bases. Gene Stephens displayed excellent patience at the dish and drew the walk, forcing in the tying run.

Boston added two more runs in the seventh when Piersall and White each singled in a run. Boston reliever Ellis Kinder entered the game in the ninth to secure the win and got Elmer Valo to hit into a game ending double play. Hudson and Kinder, both aged thirty-seven picked up the win and save respectively. Sammy White collected three hits on the day. Philadelphia welcomed back Ray Murray to the lineup. The catcher smacked a single in his first at-bat but went hitless for the remainder of the game.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (2) AT BOSTON RED SOX (4)

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI  BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI
Joe DeMaestri         4  0  0  0  Milt Bolling          3  1  2  1  
Ray Murray            4  0  1  0  Jim Piersall          4  1  2  1  
Dave Philley          4  0  2  0  George Kell           4  0  0  0  
Gus Zernial           4  0  0  0  Dick Gernert          4  0  0  0  
Eddie Robinson        4  0  0  0  Sammy White           4  1  3  1  
Pete Suder            4  1  3  1  Hoot Evers            2  0  0  0  
Cass Michaels         3  1  0  0   Al Zarilla           2  0  1  0  
Elmer Valo            3  0  1  1  Johnny Lipon          3  1  1  0  
Joe Coleman           3  0  0  0  Gene Stephens         3  0  0  1  
                                  Sid Hudson            3  0  0  0  
                                   Del Wilber           1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  2  7  2  TOTALS               33  4  9  4

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        010 001 000 -- 2  
BOSTON RED SOX                000 011 20x -- 4  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 6, BOSTON RED SOX 8. ERR--Pete
Suder. 2B--Dave Philley (6), Milt Bolling (2). HR--Pete Suder (1).
SACF--Milt Bolling. SB--Cass Michaels (1).

 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Joe Coleman (L, 0-1)           7.00    9    4    3    2    4    0
Bobo Newsom                    1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
 BOSTON RED SOX             
Sid Hudson (W, 2-0)            8.00    7    2    2    1    4    1
Ellis Kinder (S, 1)            1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0

PB--Sammy White. SO--Joe Coleman, Eddie Robinson, Gus
Zernial (2), Dick Gernert, Sid Hudson (2), Gene Stephens
(2). BB--Cass Michaels, Elmer Valo, Johnny Lipon, Gene
Stephens.

DOBY'S FIFTH HOME RUN HELPS TRIBE PAST TIGERS

Larry DobyLarry Doby continued his hart start, collecting a pair of hits, including his fifth home run of the season, as he and the Indians defeated the Tigers, 5-2. Cleveland also got contributions from first baseman Al Rosen, who also chipped in a pair of hits and RBIs, and starting pitcher Steve Gromek, who went the distance. Gromek, who was making his first start of the season, gave up two runs on six hits while walking none in the strong effort. The lone blemish came in the sixth when Johnny Pesky hit a two-run home run.

Cleveland was in control most of the game, scoring two runs in each the first and third inning. Al Rosen tripled in a run in the first and would later score on a sacrifice fly by Ray Boone. In the third, with one on and two outs, Billy Hoeft served up a deep fly ball to Doby. Right fielder Don Lund jumped at the wall and nearly came up with the catch, but could not bring the ball back into play. Cleveland scored one more run in the eighth when Rosen singled in Bobby Avila.

Cleveland is now 7-1 on the year, good for first in the American League. The Indians currently sport three hitters with batting averages above .400: Mitchell (.467), Avila (.448), and Doby (.438). Detroit's Billy Hoeft ended up with the loss and is now winless over his first three starts.

DETROIT TIGERS (2) AT CLEVELAND INDIANS (5)

DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI  CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI
Harvey Kuenn          4  1  1  0  Bobby Avila           3  2  2  0  
Johnny Pesky          4  1  1  2  Dale Mitchell         4  1  0  0  
Jim Delsing           4  0  1  0  Al Rosen              4  1  2  2  
Walt Dropo            4  0  0  0  Larry Doby            3  1  2  2  
Bob Nieman            4  0  0  0  Ray Boone             3  0  0  1  
Don Lund              4  0  1  0  Bill Glynn            3  0  0  0  
Fred Hatfield         4  0  1  0  Jim Hegan             3  0  0  0  
Johnny Bucha          3  0  1  0  George Strickland     3  0  0  0  
Billy Hoeft           3  0  0  0  Steve Gromek          3  0  1  0  
TOTALS               34  2  6  2  TOTALS               29  5  7  5

DETROIT TIGERS                000 002 000 -- 2  
CLEVELAND INDIANS             202 000 01x -- 5  

LOB--DETROIT TIGERS 5, CLEVELAND INDIANS 3. ERR--Bobby
Avila, Ray Boone, Al Rosen. 2B--Johnny Bucha (1), Fred Hatfield (1),
Bobby Avila (3). 3B--Al Rosen (1). HR--Johnny Pesky (1), Larry Doby (5).
SACF--Ray Boone.

 DETROIT TIGERS                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Billy Hoeft (L, 0-3)           8.00    7    5    5    2    7    1
 CLEVELAND INDIANS          
Steve Gromek (W, 1-0)          9.00    6    2    2    0    2    1

SO--Walt Dropo (2), Ray Boone, Bill Glynn (2), Steve Gromek
(2), Jim Hegan, Dale Mitchell. BB--Bobby Avila, Larry Doby.

YANKEES CLOBBER SENATORS IN 16-4 ROUT

Hank BauerThe New York Yankees were in trouble early, falling behind to Washington in the first. Starter Ed Lopat was shaky, giving up three runs on four hits to the Senators before getting out of the inning. That would prove to be the highlight for Washington, though, as the Yankees went on to score sixteen runs in the lopsided affair.

New York exploded for half of the sixteen runs in the third inning, thanks to a combination of singles, doubles, and a triple. The Yankees collected eight hits to go along with two walks to chase starter Walt Masterson from the game. They continued their offensive surge through the next three innings, scoring another eight runs. Mickey Mantle and backup catcher Gus Triandos, back from an injury, each contributed with a home run in the sixth.

Eddie Lopat picked up the win, his second, despite giving up thirteen hits in seven innings. Hank Bauer added five hits, all singles, to his season total while veteran Johnny Mize, in for Joe Collins, finished the day with four hits and three runs batted in, making the most of his limited playing time. With the win, the Yankees have evened their record and sit at 6-6 on the season. All-Star catcher Yogi Berra is expected back in two games with Phil Rizzuto coming back shortly after.

WASHINGTON SENATORS (4) AT NEW YORK YANKEES (16)

WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI
Eddie Yost            5  1  2  0  Gil McDougald         4  2  1  2  
Pete Runnels          4  0  1  1  Hank Bauer            6  3  5  1  
Clyde Vollmer         5  1  1  1  Gene Woodling         6  1  1  0  
Mickey Vernon         5  0  1  0  Mickey Mantle         4  3  1  3  
Jackie Jensen         3  1  2  0  Johnny Mize           5  2  4  3  
Jim Busby             5  0  2  1  Billy Martin          5  0  1  2  
Wayne Terwilliger     4  0  1  1  Loren Babe            3  1  1  2  
Mickey Grasso         4  1  2  0  Gus Triandos          5  2  3  1  
Walt Masterson        1  0  0  0  Eddie Lopat           3  2  1  1  
 Sonny Dixon          2  0  1  0   Bill Renna           1  0  0  0  
 Julio Moreno         1  0  1  0                                    
TOTALS               39  4 14  4  TOTALS               42 16 18 15

WASHINGTON SENATORS           300 001 000 -- 4  
NEW YORK YANKEES              008 224 00x -- 16 

LOB--WASHINGTON SENATORS 11, NEW YORK YANKEES 10. ERR--Pete
Runnels (2), Loren Babe. 2B--Jackie Jensen (4), Wayne
Terwilliger (1), Clyde Vollmer (1), Eddie Lopat (1), Johnny Mize (1), Gene
Woodling (2). 3B--Gil McDougald (2). HR--Mickey Mantle (2), Gus
Triandos (1). SACF--Pete Runnels, Loren Babe, Gil McDougald.

 WASHINGTON SENATORS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Walt Masterson (L, 2-1)        2.33    9    8    8    2    1    0
Sonny Dixon                    3.33    8    8    4    2    0    2
Julio Moreno                   2.33    1    0    0    2    1    0
 NEW YORK YANKEES           
Eddie Lopat (W, 2-0)           7.00   13    4    4    1    1    0
Bill Miller                    2.00    1    0    0    1    0    0

WP--Walt Masterson. SO--Sonny Dixon, Gil McDougald, Bill
Renna. BB--Jackie Jensen (2), Loren Babe, Eddie Lopat,
Mickey Mantle (2), Gil McDougald, Johnny Mize.

COSTLY ERROR SINKS WHITE SOX IN 11

Don LenhardtThe Chicago White Sox battled back in the ninth to force the game into extra innings but a costly error by Sherm Lollar allowed the Browns to grab the win. St. Louis starter Virgil Trucks was strong through eight, but faded in the ninth. Nursing a one run lead, Trucks loaded the bases with two outs. Manager Marty Marion yanked the closer and brought in Satchel Paige to close out the game, but the Negro League star walked in the tying run.

Paige eventually redeemed himself in the eleventh after he walked with one out. Johnny Groth followed with a double to give the Browns runners on second and third. Luis Aloma struck out Len Moss to get one out closer to forcing another inning, but a misplay in the field brought in the winning run. Don Lenhardt hit a slow roller in front of home plate that catcher Sherm Lollar could not field cleanly. The bobble allowed Lenhardt to reach first safely and Paige to score the winning run.

Lenhardt and Groth each finished the game with three hits. Trucks got the no decision, tossing eight and two-thirds innings of three run ball. Paige picked up the win, his second of the year, surrendering just one hit over two and one-third innings. Chicago's Nellie Fox rapped out four hits in the loss while also stealing his first base of the season.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (3) AT ST. LOUIS BROWNS (4)

CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI
Nellie Fox            6  1  4  0  Johnny Groth          6  1  3  0  
Ferris Fain           2  0  0  1  Les Moss              6  0  2  0  
Minnie Minoso         5  0  1  2  Don Lenhardt          6  1  3  1  
Jim Rivera            5  0  1  0  Vic Wertz             4  0  0  0  
Sam Mele              3  0  0  0  Dick Kryhoski         5  1  2  0  
Sherm Lollar          4  0  1  0  Bobby Young           5  0  2  1  
Vern Stephens         5  0  0  0  Billy Hunter          2  0  0  1  
Chico Carrasquel      5  1  1  0  Jim Dyck              5  0  0  0  
Saul Rogovin          2  0  0  0  Virgil Trucks         4  0  0  0  
 Bob Boyd             0  1  0  0   Satchel Paige        0  1  0  0  
 Red Wilson           0  0  0  0                                    
 Luis Aloma           1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               38  3  8  3  TOTALS               43  4 12  3

CHICAGO WHITE SOX             100 000 101 00 -- 3  
ST. LOUIS BROWNS              000 120 000 01 -- 4  

LOB--CHICAGO WHITE SOX 12, ST. LOUIS BROWNS 12. ERR--Sherm
Lollar (2). 2B--Johnny Groth 2 (3), Don Lenhardt (1). SACF--Billy
Hunter. SB--Nellie Fox (1).

 CHICAGO WHITE SOX               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Saul Rogovin                   6.00    9    3    2    1    7    0
Gene Bearden                   2.00    2    0    0    1    0    0
Luis Aloma (L, 0-1)            2.67    1    1    0    2    2    0
 ST. LOUIS BROWNS           
Virgil Trucks                  8.67    7    3    3    7    5    0
Satchel Paige (W, 2-0)         2.33    1    0    0    3    1    0

SO--Luis Aloma, Sherm Lollar (2), Jim Rivera, Vern Stephens
(2), Jim Dyck (3), Billy Hunter, Les Moss (3), Virgil Trucks
(2). BB--Bob Boyd, Ferris Fain (4), Sherm Lollar, Sam Mele
(2), Minnie Minoso, Red Wilson, Billy Hunter (2), Satchel
Paige, Vic Wertz.


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APRIL 25, 1953

MILLIKEN DEBUTS WITH WIN, BEATS GIANTS

Bob MillikenIt was business as usual at Ebbets Field today as the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated cross town rival, the New York Giants for the second time in as many days. New York jumped out early against rookie pitcher Bob Milliken, thanks to a three-run blast by Monte Irvin. Wes Westrum added a solo home run in the second to give the Giants a four-run lead, but Brooklyn hung tough.

Gil Hodges cracked a solo home run, his fourth, in the second to bring the game within three runs, while the red-hot Duke Snider doubled in Jim Gilliam in the third to cut the deficit to only two runs. In the fourth, Carl Furillo chipped away at the lead, adding an RBI single. In the fifth, down by a run, Brooklyn completed its comeback and never looked behind them. Roy Campanella crushed a two-run home run and Furillo added his own two-run four-bagger to give the Dodgers a 7-4 lead. Pee Wee Reese added a solo home run in the sixth for insurance and Brooklyn would go on to win the game, 8-4.

After a shaky start, Milliken settled down and picked up his first career win. The Dodgers rapped out thirteen hits on the day including four home runs. Duke Snider's two hits raises his average to .472 on the year. New York right fielder Don Mueller was perfect at the plate, collecting three hits and raising his season average to .472. The Dodgers are winners of five straight.

NEW YORK GIANTS (4) AT BROOKLYN DODGERS (8)

NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI  BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI
Davey Williams        4  0  1  0  Jim Gilliam           5  1  2  0  
Al Dark               4  1  2  0  Peewee Reese          5  1  2  1  
Don Mueller           3  1  3  0  Jackie Robinson       5  0  0  0  
Monte Irvin           4  1  1  3  Duke Snider           4  1  2  1  
Hank Thompson         3  0  1  0  Roy Campanella        4  1  2  2  
Bobby Thomson         4  0  1  0  Gil Hodges            3  3  2  1  
Whitey Lockman        4  0  0  0  Carl Furillo          4  1  2  3  
Wes Westrum           3  1  2  1  George Shuba          4  0  0  0  
Larry Jansen          2  0  0  0  Bob Milliken          2  0  0  0  
 Dusty Rhodes         1  0  0  0   Carmen Mauro         1  0  1  0  
 Bobby Hofman         1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               33  4 11  4  TOTALS               37  8 13  8

NEW YORK GIANTS               310 000 000 -- 4  
BROOKLYN DODGERS              011 141 00x -- 8  

LOB--NEW YORK GIANTS 6, BROOKLYN DODGERS 7. 2B--Wes Westrum (2),
Gil Hodges ((1), Duke Snider (6). HR--Monte Irvin (4), Wes Westrum (3), Roy
Campanella (6), Carl Furillo (1), Gil Hodges (4), Peewee Reese (4).
SACB--Bob Milliken.

 NEW YORK GIANTS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Larry Jansen (L, 0-2)          6.00   11    8    8    1    2    4
Al Corwin                      2.00    2    0    0    0    0    0
 BROOKLYN DODGERS           
Bob Milliken (W, 1-0)          8.00   11    4    4    3    4    2
Jim Hughes                     1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0

SO--Al Dark, Monte Irvin (2), Dusty Rhodes, Duke Snider (2).
BB--Don Mueller, Hank Thompson, Wes Westrum, Davey Williams,
Gil Hodges.

FONDY'S TWO HOME RUNS NOT ENOUGH, CUBS FALL TO CARDS

Dee FondyCubs first baseman Dee Fondy cranked two home runs but it was not enough for Chicago to break their seven game losing streak. Chicago led St. Louis for a majority of the game but eventually folded in the eighth, allowing the go-ahead, and winning, run to score.

The Cubs jumped out to an early two-run lead thanks for Fondy's first home run of the game. St. Louis got a run back in the second thanks to a fielding error by Roy Smalley. Fondy smacked his second long ball of the game in the third, giving the Cubs a two run lead. St. Louis battled back, scoring a run in the fourth off of a Del Rice RBI double. They tied the game in the fifth before giving up the lead in the sixth. St. Louis rallied again in the eighth, this time for good, when Solly Hemus tripled in a pair of runs to tie the game and Red Schoendienst doubled in the go-ahead run.

Harvey Haddix went the distance for St. Louis. The rookie hurler was effective, although not spectacular in the start, giving up five runs; the win is his second of the year. Ray Jablonski contributed three hits while Schoendienst, Hemus, and Rice each chipped in with a pair. Fondy finished the day with three hits, two home runs, three runs batted in, and three runs scored for the Cubs.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (6) AT CHICAGO CUBS (5)

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI
Solly Hemus           5  1  2  2  Frank Baumholtz       4  0  0  0  
Red Schoendienst      5  0  2  1  Eddie Miksis          4  1  1  0  
Stan Musial           5  1  1  0  Dee Fondy             4  3  3  3  
Enos Slaughter        5  0  0  0  Hank Sauer            3  1  1  1  
Ray Jablonski         5  1  3  1  Bill Serena           3  0  0  1  
Steve Bilko           4  0  1  0  Clyde McCullough      4  0  1  0  
Rip Repulski          5  1  0  0  Roy Smalley           4  0  1  0  
Del Rice              3  1  2  1  Hal Jeffcoat          2  0  1  0  
Harvey Haddix         4  1  1  0  Warren Hacker         2  0  0  0  
                                   Preston Ward         1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               41  6 12  5  TOTALS               31  5  8  5

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           010 110 030 -- 6  
CHICAGO CUBS                  201 002 000 -- 5  

LOB--ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 11, CHICAGO CUBS 4. ERR--Eddie
Miksis, Roy Smalley. 2B--Ray Jablonski (3), Stan Musial (3), Del
Rice (3), Red Schoendienst (5), Hal Jeffcoat (2), Roy Smalley (1). 3B--Solly
Hemus (2), Hank Sauer (1). HR--Dee Fondy 2 (3). SACF--Bill Serena.
SACB--Warren Hacker.

 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Harvey Haddix (W, 2-1)         9.00    8    5    5    3    3    2
 CHICAGO CUBS               
Warren Hacker (L, 1-1)         7.33   10    6    5    3    4    0
Jim Willis                     1.67    2    0    0    0    1    0

SO--Harvey Haddix (2), Rip Repulski (2), Enos Slaughter,
Eddie Miksis, Hank Sauer, Bill Serena. BB--Steve Bilko, Del
Rice (2), Hal Jeffcoat (2), Hank Sauer.

SURKONT SHARP IN BRAVES WIN

Max SurkontThe Redlegs had a difficult time figuring out Max Surkont today as the Braves handed Cincinnati its eighth loss of the season. Surkont had his good stuff working today, allowing just three hits over nine innings. The righty from Rhode Island was heard in the clubhouse lamenting two mistakes he made in the game; one was a pitch that stayed up in the zone against Andy Seminick and the other was a breaking ball that did not break to his counterpart on the mound, Ken Raffensberger. Both pitches resulted in a solo home run by the Redlegs hitters, but the Milwaukee offense more than made up for the two runs.

With a 1-1 game in the fourth, Braves hitters came alive. Matthews led off the inning with a double, Gordon walked, and Pafko singled to load the bases. Raffensberger tried to get Ad**** to chase a pitch but instead gave up a two-run single. A passed ball allowed Pafko to score while a single by Dittmer scored the fourth run of the inning and gave the Braves a solid four run lead. Seminick hit his solo home run in the fifth, but Cincinnati would receive no more offense.

Surkont grabbed his first win of the season and added five strikeouts to his total. Joe Ad**** finished with three hits and drove in three runs, bringing his season total to fifteen. Raffensberger picked up the loss and has yet to win over his first three starts.

CINCINNATI REDS (2) AT MILWAUKEE BRAVES (5)

CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI  MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI
Bobby Adams           4  0  0  0  Bill Bruton           4  0  0  0  
Jim Greengrass        4  0  0  0  Johnny Logan          4  0  1  0  
Gus Bell              4  0  0  0  Eddie Mathews         3  1  1  0  
Ted Kluszewski        3  0  0  0  Sid Gordon            3  2  2  0  
Bob Borkowski         4  0  0  0  Andy Pafko            4  1  2  0  
Andy Seminick         3  1  1  1  Joe Ad****            4  1  3  3  
Grady Hatton          3  0  0  0  Del Crandall          4  0  1  0  
Roy McMillan          3  0  1  0  Jack Dittmer          4  0  2  1  
Ken Raffensberger     2  1  1  1  Max Surkont           4  0  2  0  
 Bob Marquis          1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               31  2  3  2  TOTALS               34  5 14  4

CINCINNATI REDS               001 010 000 -- 2  
MILWAUKEE BRAVES              010 400 00x -- 5  

LOB--CINCINNATI REDS 4, MILWAUKEE BRAVES 7. ERR--Joe Ad****.
2B--Del Crandall (1), Sid Gordon 2 (5), Eddie Mathews (3). HR--Ken
Raffensberger (1), Andy Seminick (3).

 CINCINNATI REDS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ken Raffensberger (L, 0-2)     7.00   14    5    5    2    4    0
Ernie Nevel                    1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
 MILWAUKEE BRAVES           
Max Surkont (W, 1-1)           9.00    3    2    2    2    5    2

PB--Andy Seminick. SO--Gus Bell, Jim Greengrass, Bob
Marquis, Andy Seminick (2), Joe Ad****, Bill Bruton, Jack
Dittmer, Max Surkont. BB--Ted Kluszewski, Andy Seminick, Sid
Gordon, Eddie Mathews.

PIRATES EDGE OUT PHILLIES, LINDELL SHARP

Johnny LindellFans at Shibe Park were treated to a dandy pitcher's duel as Bob Miller and Johnny Lindell were locked in a close one. At the end of nine, Pittsburgh scratched out just enough hits to get grab a 2-1 victory over the slumping Phillies. Lindell was sharp in his start, tossing all nine innings while only giving up a single run. The pitcher also contributed at the plate, knocking in a run and collecting two hits.

With a 1-0 lead going into the fifth, Philadelphia tied the game on an RBI triple from Bill Nicholson. The sixteen-year veteran was called into action after Del Ennis left with an injury. Pittsburgh responded in the next inning when Paul Smith cracked a solo home run in what would be the deciding run. The rookie finished with three hits that also included a triple; he is currently batting .432.

Bob Miller was the tough luck loser, going nine innings while giving up two runs on nine hits. Philadelphia suffered three injuries during the game, though none are believed to be major. Smoky Burgess and Johnny Wyrostek left in the second and Del Ennis left in the third. The Phillies loss is their sixth straight, putting them at 6-6 on the year. Lindell picks up his second win on the year.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (2) AT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (1)

PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI
Cal Abrams            4  1  1  0  Richie Ashburn        4  0  1  0  
Johnny O'Brien        4  0  1  0  Connie Ryan           3  0  1  0  
Johnny Lindell        4  0  2  1  Earl Torgeson         4  1  1  0  
Ralph Kiner           4  0  1  0  Del Ennis             2  0  0  0  
Danny O'Connell       4  0  1  0   Bill Nicholson       2  0  2  1  
Paul Smith            4  1  3  1  Granny Hamner         4  0  1  0  
Joe Garagiola         4  0  0  0  Smoky Burgess         1  0  0  0  
Eddie O'Brien         4  0  0  0   Stan Lopata          3  0  1  0  
Carlos Bernier        3  0  0  0  Johnny Wyrostek       1  0  0  0  
                                   Mel Clark            3  0  1  0  
                                  Willie Jones          4  0  0  0  
                                  Bob Miller            3  0  0  0  
                                   Eddie Waitkus        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               35  2  9  2  TOTALS               35  1  8  1

PITTSBURGH PIRATES            001 001 000 -- 2  
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         000 010 000 -- 1  

LOB--PITTSBURGH PIRATES 6, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 9.
2B--Johnny Lindell (2), Bill Nicholson (2), Connie Ryan (4). 3B--Paul
Smith (2), Bill Nicholson (1). HR--Paul Smith (1).

 PITTSBURGH PIRATES              IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Johnny Lindell (W, 2-0)        9.00    8    1    1    2    5    0
 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES      
Bob Miller (L, 0-2)            9.00    9    2    2    0    2    1

SO--Carlos Bernier, Johnny O'Brien, Mel Clark, Del Ennis,
Stan Lopata (2), Eddie Waitkus. BB--Richie Ashburn, Connie
Ryan.

TIGERS SCORE NINE IN WIN OVER INDIANS

Fred HatfieldEarly season staff ace Ned Garver was far from sharp today against the powerful Cleveland offense, but Detroit provided enough support to nab a much needed win. Garver, who had given up just one run over his first eighteen innings pitched, surrendered four in just over six innings while walking an uncharacteristic seven Cleveland batters. Detroit's offense, though, belted out nine runs on eighteen hits against Indians starter Bob Lemon and reliever Dave Hoskins.

Detroit plated three runs in the second thanks to RBI singles by Hatfield and Priddy. The Tigers added another run in the fourth thanks to a Delsing run scoring single. Cleveland answered with a run of their own in the fourth, but Detroit followed with two more runs in the fifth and sixth. With an 8-1 lead, Detroit looked to be in control of the game. Cleveland made a valiant attempt at a comeback during the sixth when punch hitter Joe Tipton crushed a three run home run to cut the deficit in half but made no further headway in the rally.

Ned Garver picked up his third win and sports an impressive 1.85 ERA. Jim Delsing, Bob Nieman, Matt Batts, and Jerry Priddy each finished with three hits. Fred Hatfield drove in three runs on the day. Cleveland's Dale Mitchell recorded to hits and raised his season average to .485. Bob Lemon got tagged with the loss. The perennial All-Star is 1-2 with a 9.17 ERA so far this season; he has also given up 35 hits in 17 2/3 innings. The loss is only the second for the Tribe.

DETROIT TIGERS (9) AT CLEVELAND INDIANS (4)

DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI  CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI
Harvey Kuenn          5  1  2  1  Bobby Avila           5  0  2  0  
Jim Delsing           5  1  3  2  Dale Mitchell         3  0  2  0  
Bud Souchock          6  0  0  0  Al Rosen              5  0  1  0  
Bob Nieman            5  2  3  0  Larry Doby            4  0  1  0  
Matt Batts            5  1  3  0  Ray Boone             4  0  1  0  
Walt Dropo            4  2  2  1  Bill Glynn            4  2  2  0  
Fred Hatfield         4  1  2  3  Jim Hegan             3  1  0  0  
Jerry Priddy          4  1  3  2  Bob Kennedy           5  0  1  1  
Ned Garver            2  0  0  0  Bob Lemon             2  0  0  0  
 Russ Sullivan        1  0  0  0   Joe Tipton           1  1  1  3  
                                   Dave Hoskins         1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               41  9 18  9  TOTALS               37  4 11  4

DETROIT TIGERS                030 122 001 -- 9  
CLEVELAND INDIANS             000 103 000 -- 4  

LOB--DETROIT TIGERS 12, CLEVELAND INDIANS 13. 2B--Walt
Dropo (6), Harvey Kuenn (5), Bob Nieman (4), Jerry Priddy (1), Larry Doby (1),
Bill Glynn (3). HR--Joe Tipton (1). SACF--Walt Dropo, Fred Hatfield,
Harvey Kuenn. SACB--Ned Garver.

 DETROIT TIGERS                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ned Garver (W, 3-0)            6.33    9    4    4    7    5    1
Hal Erickson                   1.67    2    0    0    0    1    0
Dave Madison                   1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
 CLEVELAND INDIANS          
Bob Lemon (L, 1-2)             6.00   15    8    8    3    4    0
Dave Hoskins                   3.00    3    1    1    0    2    0

WP--Ned Garver. SO--Jim Delsing, Ned Garver (2), Jerry
Priddy, Bud Souchock (2), Bobby Avila, Ray Boone, Larry Doby
(2), Bill Glynn, Jim Hegan. BB--Jim Delsing, Ned Garver,
Jerry Priddy, Ray Boone, Larry Doby, Bill Glynn, Jim Hegan
(2), Dale Mitchell (2).

ATHLETICS DEFEAT RED SOX BEHIND STRONG GAME FROM KELLNER

Alex KellnerBoston starter Marv Grissom lasted only three innings in his season debut before getting run from the game by Philadelphia. On the flip side, A's starter Alex Kellner went the distance to pick up his third win in as many starts. The Philadelphia offense was hot early, scoring four runs in the second. Ed McGhee tripled in a pair and later scored thanks to a Kellner sacrifice bunt; Dave Philley singled in a fourth run. The A's added two more runs in the third with RBIs from Elmer Valo and Kellner, his second.

Boston grabbed two runs back in the bottom of the inning to keep the game within striking distance. Hersh Freeman relieved Grissom and pitched well over the next five innings, allowing one run and three hits to keep his team in the game. The Boston offense, however, provided no support, putting up zeros inning after inning. The Red Sox eventually did plate two more runs in the ninth but Kellner got Sammy White to hit into a game ending double play to earn the victory.

Kellner is now 3-0 on the season with a 2.08 ERA. He struck out eight Boston batters, giving him twenty-one punch-outs in twenty-six innings. Philley and Pete Suder each finished with a pair of hits. Jim Piersall drove in two runs for Boston in the losing effort. The Red Sox now sit at 7-5 on the year.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (7) AT BOSTON RED SOX (4)

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI  BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI
Joe DeMaestri         5  1  1  1  Ted Lepcio            4  1  2  1  
Ray Murray            4  0  0  0  Jim Piersall          3  1  1  2  
Dave Philley          4  0  2  1  George Kell           3  0  0  1  
Gus Zernial           5  0  0  0  Dick Gernert          4  0  1  0  
Eddie Robinson        3  2  0  0  Sammy White           4  0  0  0  
Pete Suder            5  2  2  0  Hoot Evers            3  0  0  0  
Ed McGhee             2  2  1  2  Johnny Lipon          3  1  0  0  
Elmer Valo            3  0  1  1  Gene Stephens         3  0  0  0  
Alex Kellner          2  0  0  2  Gus Niarhos           0  1  0  0  
                                   Hersh Freeman        1  0  0  0  
                                   Del Wilber           1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  7  7  7  TOTALS               29  4  4  4

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        042 000 010 -- 7  
BOSTON RED SOX                002 000 002 -- 4  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 8, BOSTON RED SOX 1. ERR--Pete
Suder, Johnny Lipon (2). 2B--Joe DeMaestri (3). 3B--Ed McGhee (1),
Jim Piersall (2). SACF--Alex Kellner, George Kell, Jim Piersall.
SACB--Alex Kellner.

 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Alex Kellner (W, 3-0)          9.00    4    4    2    1    8    0
 BOSTON RED SOX             
Marv Grissom (L, 0-1)          3.00    4    6    5    4    1    0
Hersh Freeman                  5.00    3    1    1    2    3    0
Bill Kennedy                   1.00    0    0    0    1    1    0

SO--Joe DeMaestri, Alex Kellner, Ed McGhee, Pete Suder, Gus
Zernial, Hoot Evers, Hersh Freeman, Dick Gernert (2), Gene
Stephens (2), Sammy White (2). BB--Ed McGhee (2), Ray
Murray, Dave Philley, Eddie Robinson (2), Elmer Valo, Gus
Niarhos.

FORD OUT DUELS PORTERFIELD IN YANKEES WIN

White FordRuns were at a premium today as aces Bob Porterfield and Whitey Ford squared off against each other. Washington scored first, grabbing a run in the first inning thanks to a passed ball that allowed Eddie Yost to cross home plate. That unearned run would be the only one the Senators would score. New York scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second thanks to a gaffe in the field by  Clyde Vollmer. Billy Martin, who led off with a double, came around to score when Vollmer misjudged a ball hit to left field by Babe Loren. The error landed Babe at third who was then knocked in by Charlie Silvera.

New York added another run in the third inning, this time coming from the bat of their ace, Whitey Ford. The young star was rarely in trouble on the mound and cruised for much the game. With one out in the ninth, he walked Terwilliger and Baker and was lifted for Tom Gorman. The reliever did his job, retiring the next two batters to secure the win for New York and Ford.

Ford grabbed his second win, pitching eight and one-third innings and allowing no earned runs. He now holds a 1.91 ERA. Bob Portfield was the tough luck loser, pitching eight innings and giving up three runs, two earned. The earned runs were the first he has allowed in thirty-five innings. He is 1-2 in four starts and sports a microscopic 0.51 ERA. Eddie Yost walked three times raising his league lead to seventeen free passes on the year.

WASHINGTON SENATORS (1) AT NEW YORK YANKEES (3)

WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI
Eddie Yost            2  1  0  0  Gil McDougald         5  0  0  0  
Pete Runnels          4  0  0  0  Joe Collins           2  0  0  0  
Clyde Vollmer         4  0  1  0  Hank Bauer            4  0  0  0  
Mickey Vernon         4  0  0  0  Mickey Mantle         2  0  1  0  
Jackie Jensen         4  0  0  0  Gene Woodling         4  0  1  0  
Jim Busby             4  0  0  0  Billy Martin          4  1  2  0  
Wayne Terwilliger     3  0  0  0  Loren Babe            4  2  1  0  
Mickey Grasso         3  0  2  0  Charlie Silvera       3  0  1  1  
 Floyd Baker          0  0  0  0  Whitey Ford           4  0  1  1  
Bob Porterfield       4  0  1  0                                    
TOTALS               32  1  4  0  TOTALS               32  3  7  2

WASHINGTON SENATORS           100 000 000 -- 1  
NEW YORK YANKEES              021 000 00x -- 3  

LOB--WASHINGTON SENATORS 9, NEW YORK YANKEES 12. ERR--Pete
Runnels, Clyde Vollmer, Whitey Ford. 2B--Loren Babe (1), Mickey
Mantle (2), Billy Martin (2), Gene Woodling (3).

 WASHINGTON SENATORS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bob Porterfield (L, 1-2)       8.00    7    3    2    7    2    0
 NEW YORK YANKEES           
Whitey Ford (W, 2-1)           8.33    4    1    0    5    3    0
Tom Gorman (S, 2)              0.67    0    0    0    0    0    0

PB--Charlie Silvera. SO--Jackie Jensen (2), Bob Porterfield,
Mickey Mantle, Gil McDougald. BB--Floyd Baker, Wayne
Terwilliger, Eddie Yost (3), Hank Bauer, Joe Collins (3),
Mickey Mantle (2), Charlie Silvera.

CHICAGO HOLDS ON TO DEFEAT ST. LOUIS IN EXTRA INNINGS

Jim RiveraIt wasn't pretty at Sportsman's Park, but the Chicago White Sox were able to rally to take the lead, give up that lead in the ninth, and then go ahead in the tenth for their fourth win of the year. Dick Littlefield was roughed up early and well on his way to an early shower as St. Louis tagged the starter for four runs in the first. Chicago started to chip away in the second, scoring a run on a bases loaded walk. They added a second run in the third thanks to an RBI single from Jim Rivera. St. Louis responded with a run of their own in the bottom half when Dick Kryhoski smacked a solo home run off Jim Dobson.

Chicago got within a run in the fourth when they scored a pair. The comeback was completed in the seventh when Chicago's Minnie Minoso doubled in the tying and go-ahead run. Fritz Dorish entered in the eight to relieve the tiring Dobson, but ultimately surrendered the tying run in the bottom of the ninth when Vic Wertz singled in Don Lenhardt. The White Sox responded quickly and touched up Browns reliever Mike Blyzka for two runs. Dorish returned for the tenth and shut down St. Louis for the win.

Jim Rivera record three hits on the day for Chicago while Dick Kryhoski added three of his own, including two RBIs, for St. Louis. The loss brings St. Louis' record to 6-4 while Chicago sits at 4-7.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (8) AT ST. LOUIS BROWNS (6)

CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI
Nellie Fox            6  1  2  1  Johnny Groth          5  1  2  0  
Ferris Fain           3  2  0  0  Don Lenhardt          4  2  2  0  
Minnie Minoso         5  0  1  2  Bob Elliott           3  1  1  0  
Jim Rivera            4  1  3  1  Vic Wertz             5  1  2  3  
Sam Mele              5  0  0  0  Dick Kryhoski         5  1  3  2  
Sherm Lollar          3  2  1  0  Clint Courtney        5  0  0  0  
Vern Stephens         4  2  1  1  Bobby Young           5  0  1  1  
Chico Carrasquel      5  0  1  1  Billy Hunter          5  0  2  0  
Joe Dobson            3  0  0  0  Dick Littlefield      3  0  0  0  
 Tom Wright           1  0  0  0   Neil Berry           1  0  0  0  
 Bob Boyd             1  0  1  1   Roy Sievers          1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               40  8 10  7  TOTALS               42  6 13  6

CHICAGO WHITE SOX             011 200 200 2 -- 8  
ST. LOUIS BROWNS              401 000 001 0 -- 6  

LOB--CHICAGO WHITE SOX 9, ST. LOUIS BROWNS 9. ERR--Joe
Dobson, Jim Rivera, Clint Courtney, Dick Littlefield (2).
2B--Sherm Lollar (3), Minnie Minoso (3), Jim Rivera (4), Johnny Groth (4),
Don Lenhardt (2), Vic Wertz (2). HR--Dick Kryhoski (3).

 CHICAGO WHITE SOX               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Joe Dobson                     7.00    9    5    5    2    2    1
Fritz Dorish (W, 1-0)          3.00    4    1    1    1    1    0
 ST. LOUIS BROWNS           
Dick Littlefield               6.33    6    6    4    5    2    0
Marlin Stuart                  1.67    0    0    0    1    1    0
Mike Blyzka (L, 1-1)           2.00    4    2    2    1    0    0

SO--Nellie Fox, Minnie Minoso, Tom Wright, Clint Courtney,
Dick Littlefield, Bobby Young. BB--Ferris Fain (3), Sherm
Lollar (2), Jim Rivera, Vern Stephens, Bob Elliott (2), Don
Lenhardt.


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Spolier alert: he added another two hits in Sunday's game, including a home run. Duke is on FIRE!



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Spolier alert: he added another two hits in Sunday's game, including a home run. Duke is on FIRE!


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APRIL 26, 1953

BOUYED BY TRIPLE PLAY, DODGERS DEFEAT GIANTS

Duke SniderBrooklyn rolled over New York today as their pitching, defense, and hitting fired on all cylinders. Carl Erskine tossed seven and two-thirds innings of two-run ball to pick up his third win of the year while Duke Snider continued his torrid start, smacking a home run and driving in two runs. The long ball came in the first, giving Brooklyn an early two run lead. New York looked to have something cooking in the second with men on first and second with no outs and Bobby Thomson at the plate. The center fielder hit a screaming line drive up the middle but Pee Wee Reese, the slick gloveman at short, lunged to his left to snag the ball for an out. He immediately flipped the ball to second to double up Irvin for the second out before Gilliam fired the ball to first to force out Hank Thompson for the triple play.

New York never recovered while Brooklyn used the spark to pile on the runs. The Dodgers scored four in the fourth and another three in the seventh to give themselves an 8-0 lead. Pinch hitter Bobby Hofman finally got the Giants on the board in the eighth when he hit a two-run bomb off of Erskine, who was lifted shortly after. The Dodgers responded in the bottom half when Gil Hodges smacked a two-run home run, his fifth of the year.

Brooklyn is currently riding a six game winning streak which has seen them out score their opponents 62-26. Snider's two hits raised his season average to .482. His home run gives him 49 total bases while his two RBIs increase his season total  to 21, both good for best in the majors.

NEW YORK GIANTS (2) AT BROOKLYN DODGERS (10)

NEW YORK GIANTS      AB  R  H BI  BROOKLYN DODGERS     AB  R  H BI
Whitey Lockman        4  0  2  0  Jim Gilliam           3  0  0  0  
Al Dark               4  0  0  0  Peewee Reese          2  1  1  2  
Don Mueller           4  0  1  0  Jackie Robinson       4  0  1  1  
Monte Irvin           4  0  1  0  Duke Snider           3  2  2  2  
Hank Thompson         3  0  1  0  Roy Campanella        5  0  1  0  
Bobby Thomson         3  1  0  0  Gil Hodges            4  3  3  2  
Wes Westrum           3  0  0  0  Carl Furillo          5  1  1  0  
Daryl Spencer         3  0  0  0  Billy Cox             5  2  2  0  
Ruben Gomez           2  0  0  0  Carl Erskine          4  1  2  3  
 Bobby Hofman         1  1  1  2   Joe Black            0  0  0  0  
TOTALS               31  2  6  2  TOTALS               35 10 13 10

NEW YORK GIANTS               000 000 020 -- 2  
BROOKLYN DODGERS              200 300 32x -- 10 

LOB--NEW YORK GIANTS 4, BROOKLYN DODGERS 10. ERR--Al Dark,
Carl Erskine. 3B--Whitey Lockman (1), Roy Campanella (2). HR--Bobby
Hofman (1), Gil Hodges (5), Duke Snider (4). SACF--Peewee Reese (2).

 NEW YORK GIANTS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ruben Gomez (L, 1-1)           7.00   11    8    8    7    2    1
Frank Hiller                   1.00    2    2    2    0    0    1
 BROOKLYN DODGERS           
Carl Erskine (W, 3-0)          7.67    6    2    2    1    5    1
Joe Black                      1.33    0    0    0    1    2    0

SO--Al Dark (2), Monte Irvin (2), Daryl Spencer, Bobby
Thomson, Hank Thompson, Billy Cox, Carl Erskine. BB--Bobby
Thomson, Hank Thompson, Jim Gilliam (2), Gil Hodges, Peewee
Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider (2).

LOWN SHUTS DOOR ON PUNCHLESS CARDS

Turk LownTurk Lown, making his first start of the season, was nothing short of brilliant today, shutting out the streaking St. Louis Cardinals, 5-0. The Cubs, losers of seven straight, played fine ball behind their starter, with key contributions from Hank Sauer and Eddie Miksis. Vinegar Bend Mizell and Lown traded goose eggs until the fourth, when Chicago broke through for two runs. Miksis drew a walk and then stole second to put himself in scoring position with no outs. Dee Fondy, fresh off a two home run game, proceeded to rip an RBI triple down the line. He would later score off a sacrifice fly from Bill Serena.

Lown helped his cause in the seven, adding an insurance run when he hit a sacrifice fly to score Preston Ward. The Cubs put an exclamation point on the day, hitting two home runs in the eighth to seal the deal. The round-trippers were of the solo variety by Miksis and Sauer and were each their first of the season.

St. Louis had no answer for Lown, scratching out just six hits. Only "Country" Slaughter was able to record multiple hits which included a double and triple. Living great Stan Musial was hitless and is off to a slow start to begin the year, batting a mere. 200. Lown showed excellent control and issued no free passes to first. The win snapped their losing streak while stopping St. Louis' winning streak.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (0) AT CHICAGO CUBS (5)

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  AB  R  H BI  CHICAGO CUBS         AB  R  H BI
Solly Hemus           4  0  0  0  Frank Baumholtz       4  0  1  0  
Red Schoendienst      4  0  1  0  Eddie Miksis          3  2  1  1  
Stan Musial           4  0  0  0  Dee Fondy             4  1  1  1  
Enos Slaughter        4  0  2  0  Hank Sauer            4  1  3  1  
Ray Jablonski         4  0  1  0  Bill Serena           3  0  0  1  
Steve Bilko           3  0  0  0  Preston Ward          3  1  1  0  
Rip Repulski          3  0  1  0  Roy Smalley           4  0  1  0  
Ferrell Anderson      3  0  0  0  Toby Atwell           4  0  2  0  
Vinegar Bend Mizell   2  0  0  0  Turk Lown             2  0  0  1  
 Peanuts Lowrey       1  0  1  0                                    
TOTALS               32  0  6  0  TOTALS               31  5 10  5

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS           000 000 000 -- 0  
CHICAGO CUBS                  000 200 12x -- 5  

LOB--ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 5, CHICAGO CUBS 6. ERR--Steve
Bilko. 2B--Enos Slaughter (2), Toby Atwell (1). 3B--Enos Slaughter (1),
Dee Fondy (1). HR--Eddie Miksis (1), Hank Sauer (1). SACF--Turk Lown,
Bill Serena. SB--Eddie Miksis (1).

 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Vinegar Bend Mizell (L, 1-2)   7.00    7    3    3    1    6    0
Stu Miller                     1.00    3    2    2    1    2    2
 CHICAGO CUBS               
Turk Lown (W, 1-0)             9.00    6    0    0    0    3    0

SO--Ferrell Anderson, Vinegar Bend Mizell, Rip Repulski,
Toby Atwell, Dee Fondy (2), Turk Lown, Bill Serena, Roy
Smalley (2), Preston Ward. BB--Eddie Miksis, Preston Ward.

REDLEGS, BRAVES COMBINE FOR NINE HOME RUNS IN GAME ONE OF D'HEADER

Eddie MathewsIt was a wild one at Milwaukee County Stadium as the Braves and Redlegs scored a total of twenty-four runs in game one of the doubleheader. Pitching was an afterthought as the clubs combined for thirty-three hits and nine home runs in the extended batting practice. When the dust settled, Milwaukee claimed the win behind the might and muscle of young slugger Eddie Matthews.

Action was slow building until the fifth when the Redlegs, down 2-1, scored three runs off the bat of Gus Bell who smacked his second home run of the year. Milwaukee responded with four in bottom half of the inning with three of them coming off an Andy Pakfo home run. Cincinnati's Rocky Bridges smacked a two-run home run in the sixth, but Milwaukee roared right back, adding another four runs including three off Eddie Matthews' second home run of the game. And so the action continued back and forth; Cincy would score two, Milwaukee would score two. Ultimately, the Redlegs came up short and dropped their ninth game of the year.

Eddie Matthews finished with two home runs and five RBIs, while Bill Bruton and Andy Pafko each contributed four hits. Rocky Bridges of Cincinnati was perfect at the plate, recording four hits, a home run, and a walk. Redlegs outfielder Jim Greengrass left the game midway through and will miss the next few games with a sore back.

CINCINNATI REDS (10) AT MILWAUKEE BRAVES (14)

CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI  MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI
Rocky Bridges         4  3  4  2  Bill Bruton           5  3  4  1  
Bobby Adams           5  2  2  2  Johnny Logan          4  3  2  3  
Gus Bell              4  2  2  3  Eddie Mathews         4  3  3  5  
Ted Kluszewski        5  0  0  0  Sid Gordon            5  2  1  0  
Jim Greengrass        5  1  2  1  Andy Pafko            6  1  4  3  
Willard Marshall      4  1  2  2  Joe Ad****            5  0  3  1  
Hobie Landrith        4  1  1  0  Del Crandall          3  0  0  1  
Roy McMillan          5  0  0  0  Jack Dittmer          3  1  0  0  
Harry Perkowski       3  0  0  0  Johnny Antonelli      3  0  0  0  
 Frank Smith          0  0  0  0   George Crowe         1  0  0  0  
 Bob Marquis          1  0  0  0   Jim Pendleton        1  1  1  0  
TOTALS               40 10 13 10  TOTALS               40 14 18 14

CINCINNATI REDS               000 132 220 -- 10 
MILWAUKEE BRAVES              011 044 22x -- 14 

LOB--CINCINNATI REDS 7, MILWAUKEE BRAVES 12. ERR--Rocky
Bridges, Eddie Mathews. 2B--Bobby Adams (2), Hobie Landrith (1), Joe
Ad**** (4), Andy Pafko 2 (4), Jim Pendleton (1). HR--Bobby Adams (3), Gus
Bell (2), Rocky Bridges (1), Jim Greengrass (4), Willard Marshall (3),
Johnny Logan (3), Eddie Mathews 2 (5), Andy Pafko (2). SACF--Del
Crandall, Johnny Logan. SB--Bill Bruton (3).

 CINCINNATI REDS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Harry Perkowski (L, 1-2)       5.00   10    9    9    5    0    3
Frank Smith                    2.00    6    3    3    1    1    1
Eddie Erautt                   1.00    2    2    2    2    0    0
 MILWAUKEE BRAVES           
Johnny Antonelli (W, 2-1)      6.00    9    6    6    3    3    3
Vern Bickford                  2.00    4    4    4    1    1    2
Lew Burdette                   1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Bobby Adams, Jim Greengrass, Ted Kluszewski, Roy
McMillan, Joe Ad****. BB--Gus Bell, Rocky Bridges, Hobie
Landrith, Willard Marshall, Bill Bruton, Del Crandall, Jack
Dittmer (2), Sid Gordon, Johnny Logan, Eddie Mathews (2).

CINCY WINS CLOSE ONE, SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER

George CroweDespite not repeating the offensive output of game one, the second half of the doubleheader was no less exciting as the Cincinnati Redlegs won a nail biter against the Milwaukee Braves. Cincy lost Joe Nuxhall in the top of the sixth as the pitcher felt a twinge in his shoulder after striking out. Herm Wehmeier was tasked with preserving a 4-2 lead but faltered in the seventh. With one on and one out, Bob Thorpe hit a game tying two-run home run.

The Redlegs did not take long to respond, scoring three runs in the eighth. Bob Marquis hit a bases loaded single that scored McMillan and Wehmeier came around to score on a throwing error on the play. Milwaukee tried to claw back in the bottom half of the inning when Johnny Logan and George Crowe each hit a solo home run to bring the Braves to within one. Clyde King came in for the ninth and retired the potent Milwaukee hitters to secure the victory.

Prior to leaving the game, Nuxhall had thrown five innings of two run ball while also driving in two runs of his own; he is expected to miss two starts. Clyde King earned his second save of the year. Milwaukee's power surge continued as they hit four home runs in the game. George Crowe, making his first start of the year, hit a pair of home runs and drove in three, earning the attention of manager Charlie Grimm. Bob Buhl picked up his first loss of the year.

CINCINNATI REDS (7) AT MILWAUKEE BRAVES (6)

CINCINNATI REDS      AB  R  H BI  MILWAUKEE BRAVES     AB  R  H BI
Grady Hatton          3  1  0  0  Bill Bruton           4  0  0  0  
Bob Marquis           5  0  1  1  Johnny Logan          4  1  2  1  
Gus Bell              4  0  1  1  Jim Pendleton         4  0  0  0  
Ted Kluszewski        5  1  2  0  Eddie Mathews         4  1  1  0  
Andy Seminick         4  1  1  1  George Crowe          3  2  2  3  
Wally Post            5  1  1  0  Harry Hanebrink       4  0  0  0  
Johnny Temple         4  1  1  1  Ebba St. Claire       3  1  1  0  
Roy McMillan          4  1  1  0   Del Crandall         1  0  0  0  
Joe Nuxhall           3  0  2  2  Bob Thorpe            3  1  2  2  
 Herm Wehmeier        1  1  1  0   Andy Pafko           1  0  1  0  
                                  Bob Buhl              1  0  0  0  
                                   Joe Ad****           1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               38  7 11  6  TOTALS               33  6  9  6

CINCINNATI REDS               030 010 030 -- 7  
MILWAUKEE BRAVES              000 200 220 -- 6  

LOB--CINCINNATI REDS 9, MILWAUKEE BRAVES 3. ERR--Johnny
Logan, Bob Thorpe. 2B--Gus Bell (4), Ted Kluszewski (2), Andy
Seminick (4), Johnny Temple (1), Eddie Mathews (4), Bob Thorpe(1).
HR--George Crowe 2 (2), Johnny Logan (4), Bob Thorpe (1). SACF--Gus
Bell. SACB--Bob Buhl.

 CINCINNATI REDS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Joe Nuxhall                    5.00    4    2    2    1    2    1
Herm Wehmeier (W, 1-1)         3.00    4    4    4    1    1    3
Clyde King (S, 2)              1.00    1    0    0    0    0    0
 MILWAUKEE BRAVES           
Bob Buhl (L, 2-1)              7.33   10    7    5    4    9    0
Ernie Johnson                  1.67    1    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Gus Bell, Bob Marquis (3), Roy McMillan, Joe Nuxhall,
Wally Post, Andy Seminick, Johnny Temple, Bill Bruton, Bob
Buhl, Harry Hanebrink. BB--Grady Hatton (2), Andy Seminick,
Johnny Temple, Bob Buhl, George Crowe.

PIRATES AND PHILLIES NEED THIRTEEN TO SETTLE GAME

Frank ThomasIt was a tightly contested affair at Shibe Park during the first game of a doubleheader, taking thirteen innings to decide the victor. Paul LaPalme and Robin Roberts were both superb, making life difficult for all hitters involved. Ultimately, one swing decided the game in the thirteenth frame with the Bucs being the benefactors.

The Pirates struck first, rapping three doubles in the second that scored a pair of runs. Philly evened up the score quickly, first with a solo home run by Stan Lopata in bottom of the second and then with a sacrifice fly in the third. Over the next six innings, Roberts and LaPalme tossed scoreless ball and combined to give up only three hits. LaPalme exited after the ninth, giving way to Roy Face, who tossed an additional four scoreless innings. Roberts left after the tenth and handed over the ball to Kent Peterson. The southpaw was on the money through two, but in the top of the thirteenth, left a fastball out over the plate for slugger Frank Thomas who promptly sent the offering into the cheap seats, his seventh home run of the year. Connie Ryan led the bottom of the inning with the double, but Face retired the next three Phils to end the extended contest.

The win gives Pittsburgh a modest three game winning streak while the loss is Philadelphia's seventh in a row. The Fightin' Phils are below .500 for the first time this season. Connie Ryan collected two hits and is now batting .439 on the year.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (3) AT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (2)

PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI
Cal Abrams            5  0  0  0  Connie Ryan           5  1  2  0  
Johnny O'Brien        6  0  1  0  Richie Ashburn        4  0  0  1  
Ralph Kiner           4  0  1  0  Mel Clark             6  0  1  0  
Frank Thomas          6  1  1  1  Granny Hamner         6  0  1  0  
Danny O'Connell       6  0  1  0  Earl Torgeson         4  0  0  0  
Paul Smith            5  1  1  0  Stan Lopata           5  1  2  1  
Joe Garagiola         4  1  1  1  Willie Jones          5  0  0  0  
Eddie O'Brien         5  0  0  0  Bill Nicholson        5  0  0  0  
Paul LaPalme          3  0  1  1  Robin Roberts         2  0  0  0  
 Johnny Lindell       1  0  0  0   Smoky Burgess        1  0  0  0  
 Roy Face             0  0  0  0   Kent Peterson        1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               45  3  7  3  TOTALS               44  2  6  2

PITTSBURGH PIRATES            020 000 000 000 1 -- 3  
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         011 000 000 000 0 -- 2  

LOB--PITTSBURGH PIRATES 8, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 8. ERR--Joe
Garagiola, Paul Smith, Granny Hamner. 2B--Joe Garagiola (1),
Paul LaPalme (1), Danny O'Connell (1), Paul Smith (4), Stan Lopata (2),
Connie Ryan (5). 3B--Connie Ryan (1). HR--Frank Thomas (7), Stan Lopata (3).
SACF--Richie Ashburn. SACB--Roy Face.

 PITTSBURGH PIRATES              IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Paul LaPalme                   9.00    4    2    2    4    6    1
Roy Face (W, 1-0)              4.00    2    0    0    0    2    0
 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES      
Robin Roberts                 10.00    6    2    2    2    3    0
Kent Peterson (L, 1-1)         3.00    1    1    1    2    4    1

SO--Cal Abrams (2), Johnny Lindell, Johnny O'Brien, Danny
O'Connell (2), Frank Thomas, Granny Hamner, Willie Jones,
Bill Nicholson, Kent Peterson, Robin Roberts, Earl Torgeson,
Connie Ryan (2). BB--Cal Abrams, Joe Garagiola, Ralph Kiner
(2), Richie Ashburn, Robin Roberts, Earl Torgeson, Connie
Ryan.

THOMAS CONTINUED POWER SURGE, SMACKS TWO HOME RUNS

Frank ThomasThe Philadelphia Phillies continued their losing ways while Frank Thomas continued his mastery of the long ball. Curt Simmons and the Phils found themselves in the driver's seat for most of the game, leading the Bucs 3-1 through five. Bob Friend kept the Pirates close and in the top of the sixth, they made their move. With runners on second and third with one out, "Catfish" Metkovich laced a single to right that scored Dick Cole and Eddie Pellagrini to tie the game.

Frank Thomas took over the game in the seventh and put the Pirates up for good. With one on and one out, Thomas crushed the Simmons' offering to center. Big Frank had more left in the tank when in the ninth, he slammed a solo home run, giving him nine on the year. Philadelphia was unable to score any more runs and dropped their eighth in a row. Johnny Hetki earned his third save of the year while Friend picked up his first win of the year. The Pirates are now 6-8 and slowly making their way above .500.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (6) AT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (3)

PITTSBURGH PIRATES   AB  R  H BI  PHILADELPHIA PHILLIE AB  R  H BI
Carlos Bernier        4  0  1  0  Connie Ryan           5  0  1  1  
Danny O'Connell       5  0  1  0  Richie Ashburn        5  0  1  0  
Ralph Kiner           5  1  0  0  Mel Clark             5  0  0  0  
Frank Thomas          5  3  2  3  Granny Hamner         3  1  1  0  
Dick Cole             3  1  2  0  Smoky Burgess         3  1  2  0  
Eddie Pellagrini      5  1  3  0  Eddie Waitkus         4  1  2  1  
Ed Fitzgerald         5  0  1  1  Tommy Glaviano        1  0  0  1  
Catfish Metkovich     4  0  1  2  Bill Nicholson        2  0  1  0  
Bob Friend            3  0  0  0   Earl Torgeson        1  0  0  0  
 Felipe Montemayor    1  0  1  0  Curt Simmons          2  0  0  0  
 Johnny Hetki         0  0  0  0   Willie Jones         1  0  1  0  
TOTALS               40  6 12  6  TOTALS               32  3  9  3

PITTSBURGH PIRATES            010 002 201 -- 6  
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES         030 000 000 -- 3  

LOB--PITTSBURGH PIRATES 11, PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 9.
ERR--Granny Hamner. 2B--Granny Hamner (5), Eddie Waitkus (1).
HR--Frank Thomas 2 (9). SACF--Tommy Glaviano. SACB--Curt
Simmons.

 PITTSBURGH PIRATES              IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Bob Friend (W, 1-2)            7.00    7    3    3    4    3    0
Johnny Hetki (S, 3)            2.00    2    0    0    1    0    0
 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES      
Curt Simmons (L, 1-2)          9.00   12    6    5    4    4    2

SO--Bob Friend, Ralph Kiner, Frank Thomas (2), Bill
Nicholson, Curt Simmons (2). BB--Carlos Bernier, Dick Cole
(2), Catfish Metkovich, Smoky Burgess, Tommy Glaviano (2),
Granny Hamner, Earl Torgeson.

PARNELL PINS DOWN ATHLETICS

Mel ParnellRed Sox ace lefty Mel Parnell had everything working in game one of the doubleheader versus the Athletics, tossing all nine innings while shutting out Philadelphia on just five hits. Gus Zernial and company were flustered all day by the southpaw's ability to mix pitches and pepper the strike zone. Although only one run was needed, the Boston offense put up five to support their starter.

With two out and the bases loaded in the first, Hoot Evers doubled in Milt Bolling and Dick Gernert to give Boston the early edge. In the second, Parnell rapped a single and eventually came around to score on a George Kell single. The last of the Boston runs came in the fifth when Evers hit a bases loaded single to score Kell and Parnell drew a walk to force in Gernert.

In addition to the shutout, Parnell struck out five Philly batters while only walking a pair. The win puts him at 2-2 on the year and brings the Red Sox record to 8-5. Kell and Evers, both slumping badly, each collected two hits. Gene Stephens' double in the seventh was his first hit of the season and snapped an 0-15 hitting slump. Eddie Robinson had a tough day at the plate, going hitless and striking out twice; he is now batting .196.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (0) AT BOSTON RED SOX (5)

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI  BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI
Joe DeMaestri         4  0  0  0  Milt Bolling          4  1  1  0  
Ray Murray            4  0  1  0  Jim Piersall          4  0  1  0  
Dave Philley          3  0  1  0  George Kell           5  1  2  1  
Gus Zernial           4  0  1  0  Dick Gernert          2  2  1  0  
Eddie Robinson        4  0  0  0  Sammy White           4  0  2  0  
Pete Suder            3  0  1  0  Hoot Evers            4  0  2  3  
Ed McGhee             4  0  1  0  Ted Lepcio            4  0  0  0  
Cass Michaels         3  0  0  0  Gene Stephens         4  0  1  0  
Harry Byrd            3  0  0  0  Mel Parnell           2  1  1  1  
TOTALS               32  0  5  0  TOTALS               33  5 11  5

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        000 000 000 -- 0  
BOSTON RED SOX                210 020 00x -- 5  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 7, BOSTON RED SOX 10. 2B--Gus
Zernial (2), Hoot Evers (1), George Kell (3), Gene Stephens (1).

 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Harry Byrd (L, 1-2)            7.00   11    5    5    5    6    0
Frank Fanovich                 1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0
 BOSTON RED SOX             
Mel Parnell (W, 2-2)           9.00    5    0    0    2    5    0

SO--Harry Byrd (2), Eddie Robinson (2), Pete Suder, Hoot
Evers, Ted Lepcio, Mel Parnell, Gene Stephens (2), Sammy
White. BB--Dave Philley, Pete Suder, Milt Bolling, Dick
Gernert (2), Mel Parnell (2), Jim Piersall.

A'S SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER, EDGE OUT SOX

Allie ClarkThanks to strong pitching and a timely hit by Allie Clark, the Philadelphia Athletics squeaked by the Boston Red Sox 4-3 to split the doubleheader. The A's grabbed a first inning lead when Cass Michaels hit a bases loaded sacrifice fly to score Eddie Joost but could not produce another run despite runners on first and second with only one out. They added another run in the second when Mickey McDermott walked Joe Astroth with the bases loaded, forcing in newly acquired Loren Babe.

Boston came back in the third, scoring three runs to take the lead. McDermott led off the inning with a double, which was followed by a Jim Piersall RBI triple. Hoot Evers promptly singled the runner in to tie the game and eventually scored himself on an error by the pitcher, Marion Fricano. Down by a run, the A's tied the game in the fourth when Michaels singled in Kite Thomas. The game remained knotted at 3-3 until the seventh when Allie Clark stepped into the batters box. With two out and no one on, Clark deposited the McDermott change-up into the stands. Carl Scheib replaced Fricano in the eighth and retired all six Boston batters he faced, securing the split for Philadelphia.

Fricano pitched seven strong, allowing three runs, two earned, on eight hits for his second win of the season; Scheib grabbed his second save. McDermott was wild in the loss, walking a season high nine batters. Astroth continued his strong early season effort, walking twice and grabbing a hit. He is currently batting .500 with a .600 OBP. Boston's Hoot Evers is showing signs of breaking out of his early slump, recording five hits in the doubleheader.

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS (4) AT BOSTON RED SOX (3)

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETI AB  R  H BI  BOSTON RED SOX       AB  R  H BI
Eddie Joost           4  1  1  0  Jim Piersall          4  1  1  1  
Elmer Valo            0  0  0  0  Hoot Evers            5  1  3  1  
 Kite Thomas          3  1  1  0  George Kell           4  0  1  0  
Joe Astroth           2  0  1  1  Del Wilber            4  0  0  0  
Cass Michaels         3  0  1  2  Billy Consolo         4  0  1  0  
Allie Clark           5  1  1  1  Gus Niarhos           3  0  0  0  
Ed McGhee             5  0  1  0  Johnny Lipon          1  0  0  0  
Loren Babe            4  1  2  0   Milt Bolling         3  0  1  0  
Tom Hamilton          3  0  0  0  Al Zarilla            3  0  0  0  
Marion Fricano        3  0  1  0  Mickey McDermott      3  1  1  0  
 Gus Zernial          1  0  0  0   Ben Flowers          0  0  0  0  
                                   Dick Gernert         1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  4  9  4  TOTALS               35  3  8  2

PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS        110 100 100 -- 4  
BOSTON RED SOX                003 000 000 -- 3  

LOB--PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS 12, BOSTON RED SOX 8.
ERR--Marion Fricano. 2B--Mickey McDermott (1). 3B--Jim Piersall (3).
HR--Allie Clark (1). SACF--Cass Michaels.

 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Marion Fricano (W, 2-1)        7.00    8    3    2    3    3    0
Carl Scheib (S, 2)             2.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
 BOSTON RED SOX             
Mickey McDermott (L, 2-2)      8.33    8    4    4    9    3    1
Ben Flowers                    0.67    1    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Allie Clark, Marion Fricano, Kite Thomas, Hoot Evers,
George Kell, Del Wilber. BB--Joe Astroth (3), Loren Babe,
Tom Hamilton, Eddie Joost, Cass Michaels, Kite Thomas, Elmer
Valo, Gus Niarhos, Jim Piersall, Al Zarilla.

TIGERS, GRAY STYMIE INDIANS

Ted GrayTed Gray, winless in his first two starts, spun a dandy of a game today against the league leading Cleveland Indians. Over the course of nine innings, Gray gave up a single run on just eight hits while walking three to earn the win over Mike Garcia and the Indians. The Cuban hurler was nearly as strong, going the distance while allowing a pair of runs.

Cleveland scored first in the third inning when the red-hot Dale Mitchell doubled in George Strickland for a 1-0 lead. Detroit was held scoreless over the first six innings, managing only three hits. The Tigers finally broke through in the seventh, though, when Don Lund singled in Walt Dropo to tie the game. They followed up with another run in the eighth thanks to a Jim Delsing RBI single to score Gray. That run proved to be the winning running as Cleveland was unable to tie the game, falling 2-1.

The loss was Garcia's first of the year but still sports an ERA of 1.00. Dale Mitchell continued his torrid start, rapping out two hits and raising his batting average to .4?? on the year. Detroit has now won two straight from Cleveland and looks to take both games of the doubleheader.

DETROIT TIGERS (2) AT CLEVELAND INDIANS (1)

DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI  CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI
Harvey Kuenn          4  0  1  0  Bobby Avila           4  0  1  0  
Johnny Pesky          4  0  1  0  Dale Mitchell         4  0  2  1  
Jim Delsing           4  0  2  1  Al Rosen              3  0  0  0  
Walt Dropo            4  1  2  0  Larry Doby            3  0  1  0  
Bob Nieman            4  0  0  0  Ray Boone             4  0  1  0  
Matt Batts            3  0  0  0  Bill Glynn            3  0  0  0  
Don Lund              4  0  1  1  Jim Hegan             4  0  0  0  
Fred Hatfield         3  0  0  0  George Strickland     4  1  2  0  
Ted Gray              3  1  1  0  Mike Garcia           2  0  1  0  
                                   Wally Westlake       1  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  2  8  2  TOTALS               32  1  8  1

DETROIT TIGERS                000 000 110 -- 2  
CLEVELAND INDIANS             001 000 000 -- 1  

LOB--DETROIT TIGERS 5, CLEVELAND INDIANS 8. 2B--Walt Dropo (7),
Larry Doby (2), Dale Mitchell (4). SACB--Mike Garcia.

 DETROIT TIGERS                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ted Gray (W, 1-2)              9.00    8    1    1    3    7    0
 CLEVELAND INDIANS          
Mike Garcia (L, 2-1)           9.00    8    2    2    1    3    0

SO--Don Lund, Bob Nieman, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Avila, Ray
Boone, Mike Garcia, Bill Glynn, Jim Hegan (2), Al Rosen.
BB--Matt Batts, Larry Doby, Bill Glynn, Al Rosen.

WESTLAKE'S FOUR HITS PROPEL TRIBE

Wally WestlakeUtility outfielder Wally Westlake made the most of his start today, collecting four hits and four RBIs in the win over Detroit. Spelling the hot-hitting Dale Mitchell, Westlake got a rare start in left field and provided his team with an offensive spark to help break a two-game losing streak. Early Wynn, the veteran righty, also turned in a strong performance, pitching just over eight innings while giving up two runs on just five hits.

Down 1-0 entering the third inning, Cleveland put three runs on the board thanks to two RBI singles from Luke Easter and Joe Tipton and a sacrifice fly from Westlake. The Indians added another four runs in the sixth, this time from a three-run home run from Westlake and a sac fly from Easter. The Tribe added one more run in the eighth to cap off their eight-run effort. Detroit's offense was punchless for most of the game as Wynn retiring fifteen straight Tigers at one point.

In addition to Westlake's perfect day at the plate and four RBIs, Kennedy, Simpson, and Strickland each contributed with three hits apiece. Harvey Kuenn added two hits to his season total and leads the club in batting. Art Houtteman was tagged with the loss, giving up seven runs on twelve hits in just under six innings.

DETROIT TIGERS (2) AT CLEVELAND INDIANS (8)

DETROIT TIGERS       AB  R  H BI  CLEVELAND INDIANS    AB  R  H BI
Harvey Kuenn          4  1  2  0  George Strickland     4  3  3  0  
Russ Sullivan         4  0  1  0  Luke Easter           4  1  1  2  
Jim Delsing           3  0  0  1  Wally Westlake        4  1  4  4  
Bud Souchock          3  0  0  0  Al Rosen              3  0  1  0  
Walt Dropo            3  0  0  0  Joe Tipton            4  0  1  2  
Jerry Priddy          4  0  1  0  Hank Majeski          5  0  0  0  
Johnny Bucha          3  1  1  1  Bob Kennedy           4  1  3  0  
Billy Hitch****       3  0  0  0  Harry Simpson         4  2  3  0  
Art Houtteman         2  0  0  0  Early Wynn            4  0  0  0  
 Bill Wight           1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               30  2  5  2  TOTALS               36  8 16  8

DETROIT TIGERS                010 000 001 -- 2  
CLEVELAND INDIANS             003 004 01x -- 8  

LOB--DETROIT TIGERS 4, CLEVELAND INDIANS 10. 2B--Jerry
Priddy (2), Russ Sullivan (1). HR--Johnny Bucha (1), Wally Westlake (1).
SACF--Jim Delsing, Luke Easter, Joe Tipton, Wally Westlake.

 DETROIT TIGERS                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Art Houtteman (L, 1-1)         5.67   12    7    7    2    3    1
Bill Wight                     2.33    4    1    1    1    3    0
 CLEVELAND INDIANS          
Early Wynn (W, 1-1)            8.33    5    2    2    2    3    1
Dick Weik                      0.67    0    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Johnny Bucha, Art Houtteman (2), Luke Easter (2), Hank
Majeski, Harry Simpson, Joe Tipton, Early Wynn. BB--Walt
Dropo, Bud Souchock, Al Rosen (2), George Strickland.

BERRA RETURNS, YANKEES WIN

Yogi BerraThe New York Yankees received an emotional spark today with the return of their all-star catcher, Yogi Berra. Berra, out since April 14th with an injury, showed little rust as he sparked his teammates to a 6-1 victory over the Washington Senators. Johnny Sain went the distance for the Yanks, scattering eleven hits while only allowing one run in nine innings.

Both teams scored a run early and the game was knotted at 1-1 entering the fourth. With two on and one out, Andy Carey smacked a three-run home run off starter Chuck Stobbs. New York loaded the bases later in the same inning, allowing Billy Martin to draw a walk to force in Berra for a 5-1 lead. Berra scored again in the eighth when Billy Martin hit a bases loaded force out.

Berra finished his comeback with four hits and a walk in five plate appearances. Gil McDougald added three hits and Hank Bauer contributed with a pair. Chuck Stobbs added another loss to his record and is now winless on the season. The win was Sain's first of the year and lowered his ERA to 4.37. New York has now won three in a row.

WASHINGTON SENATORS (1) AT NEW YORK YANKEES (6)

WASHINGTON SENATORS  AB  R  H BI  NEW YORK YANKEES     AB  R  H BI
Eddie Yost            1  0  0  0  Hank Bauer            5  1  2  0  
Pete Runnels          5  0  0  0  Andy Carey            5  1  1  3  
Clyde Vollmer         5  0  1  0  Don Bollweg           5  0  1  0  
Mickey Vernon         5  1  2  0  Yogi Berra            4  2  4  0  
Jackie Jensen         4  0  1  0  Mickey Mantle         3  0  1  0  
Jim Busby             5  0  2  0  Gene Woodling         4  0  1  0  
Wayne Terwilliger     5  0  1  1  Billy Martin          4  0  0  2  
Mickey Grasso         4  0  2  0  Gil McDougald         5  2  3  0  
Chuck Stobbs          3  0  1  0  Johnny Sain           4  0  1  1  
 Gil Coan             1  0  1  0                                    
TOTALS               38  1 11  1  TOTALS               39  6 14  6

WASHINGTON SENATORS           001 000 000 -- 1  
NEW YORK YANKEES              010 400 01x -- 6  

LOB--WASHINGTON SENATORS 15, NEW YORK YANKEES 14. ERR--Pete
Runnels, Billy Martin. 2B--Mickey Vernon (3), Gil McDougald (3).
3B--Gil Coan (2). HR--Andy Carey (2). SB--Mickey Mantle (1).

 WASHINGTON SENATORS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Chuck Stobbs (L, 0-3)          7.00   14    5    5    2    4    1
Sonny Dixon                    1.00    0    1    1    3    0    0
 NEW YORK YANKEES           
Johnny Sain (W, 1-2)           9.00   11    1    1    5    4    0

SO--Jim Busby, Pete Runnels, Wayne Terwilliger (2), Hank
Bauer, Andy Carey, Johnny Sain (2). BB--Jackie Jensen, Eddie
Yost (4), Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle (2), Billy Martin, Gene
Woodling.

FORNIELES CONTINUES EARLY SEASON SUCCESS, CHISOX WIN

Mike FornielesRookie pitcher Mike Fornieles continued his superb pitching, picking up a win against the St. Louis Browns. The twenty-one year old Cuban tossed eight innings, allowing one run, the first earned run he has given up in three starts. Chicago received timely hitting from Bob Boyd and Jim Rivera who helped lead their team to a 6-1 victory. Browns starter Bob Cain was erratic in his start, allowing eighteen base runners over seven innings.

Chicago enjoyed a big inning in the third, scoring four times. Rivera came up with the bases loaded and delivered an RBI single. Sam Mele and Sherm Lollar also contributed bases-loaded singles while Vern Stephens drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. St. Louis was able to get a run back in the bottom of the inning but were unable to score any more over the next five innings.

The win gives Fornieles his second in three starts; he has only allowed one earned run over twenty-five innings for a 0.36 ERA. Rivera's three hits included a double and a triple. Ferris Fain left the game in the first after complaining of a sore wrist. The team expects him to miss a few games.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (6) AT ST. LOUIS BROWNS (1)

CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI
Nellie Fox            5  1  0  0  Johnny Groth          5  1  2  0  
Ferris Fain           1  0  0  0  Bob Elliott           3  0  1  0  
 Bob Boyd             5  1  3  0  Don Lenhardt          4  0  1  0  
Minnie Minoso         3  1  1  1  Roy Sievers           4  0  2  1  
Jim Rivera            5  2  3  1  Jim Dyck              4  0  0  0  
Sam Mele              5  0  1  1  Clint Courtney        4  0  1  0  
Sherm Lollar          4  0  2  1  Bobby Young           4  0  1  0  
Vern Stephens         4  0  1  1  Billy Hunter          3  0  0  0  
Chico Carrasquel      5  0  2  0  Bob Cain              2  0  0  0  
Mike Fornieles        2  1  1  0   Neil Berry           1  0  1  0  
 Bud Sheely           1  0  0  0   Willie Miranda       0  0  0  0  
TOTALS               40  6 14  5  TOTALS               34  1  9  1

CHICAGO WHITE SOX             004 010 100 -- 6  
ST. LOUIS BROWNS              001 000 000 -- 1  

LOB--CHICAGO WHITE SOX 14, ST. LOUIS BROWNS 10. ERR--Bob
Elliott, Roy Sievers. 2B--Chico Carrasquel (2), Sherm Lollar (4),
Jim Rivera (5), Bob Elliott (2). 3B--Jim Rivera (2), Bobby Young (1).
SACF--Vern Stephens.

 CHICAGO WHITE SOX               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mike Fornieles (W, 2-0)        8.00    9    1    1    3    4    0
Gene Bearden                   1.00    0    0    0    1    0    0
 ST. LOUIS BROWNS           
Bob Cain (L, 0-1)              7.00   12    6    5    6    0    0
Hal White                      2.00    2    0    0    0    0    0

SO--Bob Cain, Jim Dyck (3). BB--Mike Fornieles (2), Nellie
Fox, Sherm Lollar, Minnie Minoso (2), Bob Elliott (2), Billy
Hunter, Willie Miranda.

PIERCE EARNS SECOND SHUTOUT, TWO-HITS BROWNS

Billy PierceBilly Pierce was dominant in his start in the second game of the doubleheader, limited the Browns to just two hits over nine innings. The shutout was the second of the season for the southpaw, who now sports a 3-1 record. Don Larsen, the St. Louis starter, was nearly as dominant through seven, allowing just a hit until wearing down over the final two frames.

Chicago was without a hit until the fourth, when Tom Wright stepped into the batter's box with a man on second. He took the Larsen offering the opposite way for a run scoring single. The game remained a pitcher's duel through seven until the White Sox added some insurance in the eighth inning. With still only a single to their name, Chicago's Chico Carrasquel lead off the inning with a single. He would eventually score on a fielding error by Larsen. In the bottom of the inning, St. Louis recorded their second, and last, hit, when Willie Miranda hit a seeing-eye single between short and third. The White Sox broke through against a visibly fatigued Larsen in the ninth, plating two runs on three hits and a second error on the pitcher.

The shutout lowers Pierce's ERA to 2.67. Larsen was the tough luck loser, picking up his third loss of the year. He is now 0-3 despite having a 2.08 ERA and 0.96 WHIP. Minnie Minoso swiped two bases to give him eight on the year, good for best in the majors.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (4) AT ST. LOUIS BROWNS (0)

CHICAGO WHITE SOX    AB  R  H BI  ST. LOUIS BROWNS     AB  R  H BI
Nellie Fox            4  0  0  0  Johnny Groth          1  0  0  0  
Bob Boyd              4  0  0  0  Les Moss              4  0  0  0  
Minnie Minoso         2  1  0  0  Vic Wertz             4  0  0  0  
Jim Rivera            4  0  0  0  Dick Kryhoski         4  0  0  0  
Tom Wright            4  1  1  1  Dick Kokos            4  0  0  0  
Red Wilson            4  1  1  0  Neil Berry            3  0  1  0  
Chico Carrasquel      4  0  2  1  Jim Dyck              3  0  0  0  
Rocky Krsnich         4  1  1  1  Willie Miranda        3  0  1  0  
Billy Pierce          3  0  0  0  Don Larsen            3  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  4  5  3  TOTALS               29  0  2  0

CHICAGO WHITE SOX             000 100 012 -- 4  
ST. LOUIS BROWNS              000 000 000 -- 0  

LOB--CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5, ST. LOUIS BROWNS 5. ERR--Don
Larsen (2). 2B--Chico Carrasquel (3). SACB--Billy Pierce.
SB--Minnie Minoso (2).

 CHICAGO WHITE SOX               IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Billy Pierce (W, 3-1)          9.00    2    0    0    3    5    0
 ST. LOUIS BROWNS           
Don Larsen (L, 0-3)            9.00    5    4    1    2    6    0

SO--Chico Carrasquel, Rocky Krsnich, Billy Pierce (3), Jim
Rivera, Neil Berry, Dick Kryhoski (2), Don Larsen (2).
BB--Minnie Minoso (2), Johnny Groth (3).


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Big day in the majors on April 26th with five doubleheaders! League leaders have been updated!

Man, the Dodgers are REALLY good.

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