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Yankees Sweep Washington, Extend Sens' Losing Streak to 13 Games

Apr. 29, 1962 - The rain that fell over the District of Columbia Stadium today merely delayed the Yankees’ clean sweep of their four-game series with Washington and the extension of the Senators’ losing streak to 13 in a row. The Yankees took the first game, 3-2, behind the complete-game pitching of Whitey Ford. In the second contest, they ripped 15 hits off 3 Washington pitchers and scored an 11-7 victory before 31,466 fans. Roger Maris hit three doubles and a homer to lead the onslaught in the second game. Maris arrived in Washington with a .152 average and 1 home run. In 4 games, he collected 10 hits in 19 times at bat, including 3 homers and 3 doubles, and departed with a .262 average. With the weekend sweep, the Yanks vaulted into first place in the American League.

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