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Maris Slams 13th Homer as Yanks Top Twins, 4-2

June 27, 1962 - In the first two innings today at Yankee Stadium, the Bombers gained a five-run lead over the Minnesota Twins with a typical display of expertise and power. What followed was, for the most part, a dull affair. Before acute boredom set in among the more demanding spectators, the Bombers struck hard against fat left-handed pitches delivered by Jim Kaat. Tom Tresh (pictured) led off in the first inning with his fourth homer of the season, a drive deep into the left-field stand. In the second, the rookie switch-hitter punched a two-run single to center behind hits by Bill Skowron and Clete Boyer. Kaat’s next pitch trespassed in the groove of Roger Maris’s celebrated home run swing, and the Yankee star pulled it into the right-field seats for No. 13 this year.

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