Pirates Trounce Phils, 12-4 to End Long Losing Streak, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-05


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Pirates Trounce Phils, 12-4 To End Long Losing Streak PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 4 UP.— Gus Bell hit a single, double, triple and home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded four Philadelphia hurlers for 17 hits and a 12-4 triumph today to break an eight-game losing streak. * Young Bob Friend and Murry Dickson, who relieved him in the seventh, scattered 12 Phillies hits, which included homers by Richie Ashburn and Gran Hamner. Pittsburghs biggest rally came in ihe eighth with Bob Miller on the mound and two out. Dickson and Henry Schenz singled and George Metkovich walked to fill the bases. Rocky Nelson tripled to center, clearings the bases and came home on Ralph Kiners single. Bell walked and when Wally Westlake singled, Kiner counted. George Strickland made the final out of ! the inning. ll fixl ir* o i cj i *• Ashburn hit an inside the park .homer ■ AriUatitayiiiiiliUuUyfttfeiilteiBiih of the year in the third. The Pirates lost no time in rapping Russ Meyer from the mound and racking up a 5-0 lead in the first three frames. Bell hit his fifth homer off Candini to open the fifth for the Pirates sixth run. The score by innings: • R H E Pirates . . . .203 010 051—12 17 0 Phillies-. 000 000 301— 4 12 3 Friend, Dickson 7 and McCullough; Meyer, Candini 3, Cristante 7, Miller 8 and Seminick. Winning pitcher, Friend 1-1. Losing pitcher, Meyer 3-4. Home runs— Westlake 14th7 Bell 5th, Hamner 6th, Ashburn 2d.

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