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Yankees Beat Tribe Again

July 6, 1961 - The Yankees, it seems, can do just about anything these days except elbow their way into first place. Today, before a gathering of 37,136 fans at the Stadium, Bill Stafford (far right), the cool 22-year-old rookie, allowed only two hits. His catcher, Elston Howard, stroked two eye-filling homers - one to left, the other to right. The Yankees thus scored their second successive shutout over Cleveland, 4-0. Despite this fine effort, the Yanks are still lodged in second place. Earlier in the day, the Tigers polished off the Red Sox and so retain their hold on the A.L. lead by a half game. #MLB #baseball #sports #yankees #indians