Bosox Make 15 Hits; Beat Tigers, 9 to 8: DiMaggio Scores Winning Run in Sixth After Peskys Bad Throw; Lead by Game, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-10


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► BosoxMakel 5 Hits; Beat Tigers, 9 to 8 DiMaggio Scores Winning . Run in Sixth After Pesky s Bad Throw; Lead by Game By JACK FROST United Press Sports Writer BOSTON, Mass., June 9. — The Boston Red Sox twice came from behind with a 15-hit attack on four pitchers today to beat Detroit 9-8 and take a one-game lead in the hair-breath American League pennant race before a ladies day crowd of 8,295. The winning run came in the sixth inning when losing pitcher Art Houtteman went to pieces after a bad throw by former Bostonian Johnny Pesky permitted Dom Di Maggio to score. The Tigers, losing the fourth tilt of their five-game series here, apparently shut the door on the Red Sox in the opening inning by scoring four runs, including a two-run homer by Walt Dropo, his fourth circuit clout since being traded to Detroit last week and his tenth of the season. Starting pitcher Mel Parnell was taken out after retiring only one man and was charged with all four runs. Score Five in Second The Red Sox came back in the second to score five times and send starting pitcher Marlin Stuart to the showers. Two of the runs were driven in by rookie rightfielder Johnny Piersall who also belted his first major league homer in the fourth to account for another run. Boston picked up two more runs in the third and one in the fourth. However, that merely brought them even With the Tigers who had scored four runs in the top of the fourth after Red Sox alumnus Don Len-hardt smashed out his third grand-slam homer of the year. The majors record for grand-slammers in a year is only four. The winning pitcher was Walt Masterson who was notching his first victory of the year after coming in to relieve Ray Scarborough at the start of the fifth. He gave up only three hits but was pulled in the ninth for Ivan Delock after he issued a walk and was touched for a single. Delock, scheduled to start tomorrow night against St. Louis, pitched only to Joe Ginsberg who hit into a double play to end the game. The victory put the Red Sox a full game ahead of the second place "New York Yankees and a half game up on third place Cleveland, both of which Were idle. The difference results from the fact that the Indians have played five more games than Boston. The Red Sox have a percentage of .592, the Yankees have .581 and Cleveland .580. R.H. E. DETROIT 400 400 000—8 12 1 BOSTON *- 052 101 OOx— 9 15 2 Stuart, HOutteman 2, Newhouser 6, White 7 and Ginsberg; Parnell, Scarborough 1, Masterson 5, Delock 9 and ,S. White. Home runs — Dropo 10th, Len-hardt 9th and Piersall 1st. Winning pitcher — Masterson 1-1. Losing pitcher — Houtteman 3-8.

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