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Ford, Yanks Mow Down Red Sox at the Stadium

Sept. 8, 1962 - Today, before a gathering of 19,807 at Yankee Stadium, Ralph Houk’s Bombers rolled roughshod over the Boston Red Sox, who scarcely offered token resistance as they lost their second straight game of the series, 6-1. The Red Sox had made a struggle of Friday night’s opener before bowing, 5-4. Today, however, Whitey Ford and Jim Coates combined their pitching talents, and the Red Sox simply rolled over and played dead. They got nine hits, but only one run — and that through an error by the Yanks’ usually flawless inner defense. The victory maintained the Yanks’ three-game lead over the second-place Minnesota Twins. Mickey Mantle is still on the sidelines nursing his latest injury, and Roger Maris is still nursing an almost season-long batting slump. But there is always somebody else around — for example, Bobby Richardson — to keep the Bombers rolling. Richardson paced the Yanks’ 10-hit attack with a single, a double, and a triple, which brought his league-leading hit total to 180.

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