White Sox Tip Yankees, 4 to 2, to Sweep Three-Game Series: Two Runs in Ninth Inning Nail down Victory; Pierce, Fox Star for Chicagoans, Daily Racing Form, 1953-06-26


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i A White Sox Tip Yankees, 4 to 2, To Sweep Three-Game Series Two Runs in Ninth Inning Nail Down Victory; Pierce, Fox Star for Chicagoans By MILTON RICHMAN United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, N. Y., June 25 — UP. — Manager Paul Richards, using al the strategical tricks at his command, employed five ! men, including winning pitcher Billy Pierce, at first base today in a maneuver which helped the Chicago White Sox gain ! a 4-2 triumph and a three-game sweep of ] their series with the New York Yankees. Pierce, between playing first base and limiting the Yankees to five hits while he was on the mound, gained- credit for his ninth victory against only three defeats. He was aided considerably by little Nelson Fox, who drove in Chicagos first two runs with his second homer of the season in the third inning and then scored the deciding run in the ninth on Minnie Minosos single. The White Sox,, registering their ninth straight triumph at Yankee Stadium since July 19, 1952, fell behind when Yogi Berra smashed his eighth homer with Joe Collins on first in the opening inning. Chico Carrasquel was hit by one of Johnny Sains curve balls in the third inning and then scored when Fox blasted his homer into the lower right field stands, Ferris Fain, who started at first base for the White Sox, then was ejected from the game when he protested plate umpire Charlie Berrys called third strike. Lollar Takes Oyer at First Catcher Sherman Lollar, wearing a finger glove, took over first base until the eighth inning when he replaced Bob Wilson behind the plate and third baseman Mash became the third White Sox frist baseman. Pierce was sent to first base in the top of the ninth as relief ace Harry Dorish came in to pitch to pinch-hitter Don Boll-weg. After Bollweg was safe on a bunt and Gil McDougald singled, Pierce returned to the mound and outfielder Sam Mele became the fifth Chicago first baseman. The Yankees put men on first and third with two out in the ninth inning, but Pierce struck out pinch-hitter Bill Renna to end the game. After Foxs homer tied the score at 2 all, pitcher Johnny Sain blanked the Sox until the ninth when Fox led off with a single. Lollar then sacrificed Fox to second, from where he scored on Minosos single. Jim Revera then slashed a single to right and when he tried to make second on the throw to the infield, Minoso was trapped between third and home. During the rundown McDougald hit Minoso and he also scored. Score by innings: R H E CHICAGO 002 000 002—4 7 1 NEW YORK 200 000 000—2 5 1 1— Wilson, McDougald. RBI— Berra 2, Fox 2, Minoso, Minoso scored on McDoug-alds error in 9th. 2B — Bauer. HR — Berra, Fox. SH— Collins, Lollar. DP— Sain-Mir-and-Collins; Martin-Miranda-Collins. LOB — Chicago 2, New York 7. BB — Pierce 4, Sain 1. SO— Pierce 5, Sain 5. W. Pierce 9-3. L— Sain 7-3.

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