Yankees Defeat White Sox, 2 to 1: Pierce Outpitches Lopat, but Loses, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Yankees Defeat White Sox, 2 to 1 Pierce Outpitches Lopat, But Loses Bauer Scores Tying Count In Seventh Frame, Drives Winner Across in Eighth By MILTON RICHMAN United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, N. Y., June 20.— Hank Bauers eighth-inning "bloop" single — just past the outstretched fingers of shortstop Chico Carrasquel — gave the New York Yankees a 2 to 1 victory over the White Sox today and shaved Chicagos league lead to two-and-a-half games. Bauers base hit, his third of the game, scored Mickey Mantle from second base and enabled southpaw Eddie Lopat to record his tenth victory one day before his thirty-third birthday. Left-hander Billy Pierce, seeking his eighth triumph, was charged with his fifth setback instead. Wildness caused his undoing. With the score tied at 1-1, Lopat led off in the eighth by drawing a base on balls. Mantle also walked, but Phil Riz-zuto, attempting to sacrifice, bunted to first baseman Eddie Robinson, who threw to third baseman Bob Dillinger, forcing Lopat. Sox Score in Fourth It was then that Bauer lofted his soft single over Carrasquels head to drive in Mantle. Pierce, who deserved a better fate, held I a 1-0 lead until the seventh. Chicago scored in the fourth on singles by Robinson and Don Lenhardt and Gil McDou-galds error on Jim Busbys hopper. The Yankees tied the game in the seventh and again Bauer was a key figure. He started the frame with a line single to left and moved to second when Johnny Mize grounded out. Yogi Berra then poked a single to right, and Bauer, running like a frightened fugitive, crossed the plate ahead of Orestes Minosos relay. The Sox threatened in the ninth when they got two men on base but Lopat struck out pinch-hitter Joe Erautt to end the game. Pierce limited the Yankees to five hits while the White Sox collected 10 off Lopat. A crowd of 21,020 witnessed the contest. The score by innings: R H E White Sox 000 100 000—1 10 1 Yankees 000 000 llx — 2 5 2 Pierce 7-5 and Masi; Lopat 10-2 and Berra.

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