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MLB: Yankees Top Dodgers in Exhibition, Drysdale Hammered

Mar. 17, 1962 - Not even the awesome Dodgers of Los Angeles could halt the amazing spring progress of the Yankees today. The Bombers flattened Walter Alston’s team, 7-5, before 7,365 cheering fans in Fort Lauderdale. It was the seventh exhibition victory against no defeats for the Yanks. To the Dodgers’ regret, six of the seven runs scored by Ralph Houk’s club were unearned. All seven were scored in the first four innings off Don Drysdale (pictured). The Yanks’ starter, Bill Stafford, turned in four innings of brilliant hurling. Roger Maris, sidelined since last Sunday with a strained muscle in his side, was back in the lineup today. He helped the Yankee cause by driving in two runs in the fourth inning with a double. Mickey Mantle followed Maris’ double with a run-scoring single.

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