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Yankees Bomb Twins, 14-1, End 3-Game Skid

Aug. 7, 1962 - The Yankees ended a 3-game losing streak today with an 18-hit assault that crushed the Minnesota Twins, 14-1. It was New York’s most impressive exhibition of hitting and scoring in a 9-inning contest this year. Manager Ralph Houk’s American League leaders thus squelched, for the moment at least, the popular rumor that says the Twins are serious contenders for the pennant. How serious can a club be when it is five games behind the Yankee pace at this late stage of the season? A three-run homer by Tony Kubek on his first day back with the Yanks capped a five-run onslaught against Camilo Pascual in the first inning, virtually eliminating whatever hopes the Twins had entertained for this outing. Tom Tresh also homered, and Elston Howard contributed three singles, a double, and a run-scoring fly. Ralph Terry, who gave only five hits, was the winning pitcher.


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