Red Sox Beat Tigers, 6-3 on Moss Grand Slam Homer, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Red Sox Beat Tigers, 6-3 On Moss Grand Slam Homer BOSTON, Mass., May 22 UP. — Catcher Les Moss, acquired in a trade with St. Louis only five days ago, lifted Boston to a 6-3 victory over Detroit today with a seventh inning grand slam home run — the first by a member of the Red Sox this year. It was Moss second homer in Fenway Park since he joined the team and broke up a 2-2 pitching duel between southpaw hurlers Maury McDermott and Ted Gray that had kept the 7,995 fans breathless. The 21-year-old McDermott thus became the first Red Sox pitcher to last a full game and the first to win two in a row. His previous victory — his first starting assignment since last August 26 — was a 2-1 defeat of the Cleveland Indians. Almost driven from the mound in the opening inning as he issued two walks and gave up two hits for one run, McDermott suddenly steadied and went on to strike out nine Detroit batters. In 40 innings pitched he accounted for 36 strikeouts. The score by innings: R H E Tigers 100 000 110—3 7 2 Red Sox 001 100 40x— 6 11 0 Gray, White 8 and Ginsberg; McDermott 2-1 and Moss. Losing pitcher, Gray-1-3. Home run— Moss 3rd.

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