Tribe Hammers Bosox, 14-8 as Avila Hits Three Homers, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Tribe Hammers Bosox, 14-8 As Avila Hits Three Homers BOSTON, Mass., June 20 UP.— Paced d by Roberto Avila, a Mexican mite who O clouted three homers, a single and a double, . the Cleveland Indians staged a six run n assault in the opening inning today and d went on to humble the Boston Red Sox 14 4 to 8 before 11,397 Fenway Park fans. The bouncy little 25-year-old second - baseman had hit only one previous homer ;r this season. Yet he treated various Red d Sox pitchers like Cousins, parking a ball II in the left field screen in the first inning, g, repeating in the seventh, and belting an n inside-the-park homer behind the center-field flagpole 379 feet from the plate in the tp ninth. Most woeful of the six Red Sox hurlers m was starter Bill Wight who lasted only a ft third of an inning and gave up five runs IS on fivg hits, — walk and an error. Veteran Early Wynn, moving into the ie victory column after three losing starts, was far from impressive as he allowed 15 1 hits, walked two and struck out five. The score by innings: R H E E Indians 611 002 211—14 18 0 0 Red Sox 030 120 002— 8 15 2 2 Wynn 5-8 and Tebbetts, Hegan 7; I ; Wight, Nixon 1, Masterson 4, Taylor r 6, Kinder 6, Hinrichs 9 and Moss. s. Losing pitcher, Hight 3-5. Home runs — — Avila 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Doby 9th, Voll-mer 1- 4th.

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