Yankees Snap Losing Streak By Defeating Boston, 7 to 4: Miscues by Inexperienced Infield Give Champs Three Unearned Tallies in Sixth, Daily Racing Form, 1952-05-10


view raw text

Yankees Snap Losing Streak By Defeating Boston 7 to 4 Miscues by Inexperienced Infield Give Champs Three Unearned Tallies in Sixth By MILTON RICHMAN RICHMANUnited United Press Sports Writer WriterNEW NEW YORK N Y May 9 Picking up three unearned runs at the expense of Bos ¬ tons awkward inexperienced infield the Yankees snapped a threegame losing streak today with a 74 victory that knocked the Red Sox out of the American League lead leadThe The Red Sox infield with rookies Johnny Piersall and Ted Lepcio forming the key ¬ stone unravelled behind southpaw Bill Wight with the score tied at 22 in the sixth sixthYogi Yogi Berra led off by poking the ball to Piersalts right for a single and moved to second as Johnny Mize grounded out outA A wild pitch sent Berra to third and Wight was ordered to pass Gil McDougald intentionally Bobby Cerv then bounced to Johnny Pesky and the veteran Red Sox third baseman in the lineup to steady the younger teammates alongside him threw wildly past catcher Sammy White in an attempt to cut off Berra at the plate plateCarey Carey Draws Walk WalkMcDougald McDougald swept to third on the play and Cerv scampered to second before White could retrieve the ball After rookie Andy Carey was intentionally walked to fill the bases and set up a possible double play Yankee pitcher Johnny Sain who had wal ¬ loped a tworun homer in the third bounced to Lepcio who tossed to Piersall forcing Carey But in his anxiety to com ¬ plete the twinkilling Piersall flung the ball over first baseman Billy Goodmans head McDougald scoring on the force and Cerv coming across on the error errorThose Those three runs decided the ball game although the Yankees added two more in ¬ surance runs off rookie pitcher Ralph Brickner in the seventh on backtoback singles by Irv Noren and Berra plus John ¬ ny Mizes double to right center centerSain Sain who survived a painful injury when he was struck above the right knee ¬ cap by Goodmans line drive in the second inning yielded at least one hit in each frame he worked except the seventh and was removed in favor of Bobby Hogue in the eighth Sain nevertheless gained his second victory being touched for eight hits and two runs runsBy By losing the Red Sox fell a half game behind the Cleveland Indians who meet I the St Louis Browns tonight tonightScore Score by innings inningsR R H E EBoston Boston 001 010 020 4 4New New York 002 003 20x 7 2 Wight Pesky Piersall McDougald Hogue RBI DiMaggio Sain 3 Wight Berra scored on Peskys error in 6th Cerv scored on Piersalls error in 6th Mize 2 DiMaggio scored on Hogues error i 8th Throneberry 2B Sain Mize HR Sain DP CareyMcDougaldMize RizzutoMize LOB Boston 5 New York 8 W Sain 21 L Wight 11

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1950s/drf1952051001/drf1952051001_2_4
Local Identifier: drf1952051001_2_4
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800