Yanks Blank Indians on Stafford's Two-Hit Gem

June 7, 1962 - Of 93 pitches delivered by Bill Stafford (pictured) of the Yankees in tonight’s game at the Stadium, only two went for hits. As a result, it was relatively simple for the Yanks to blank the Indians, 4-0. The shutout was the Bombers’ second straight over Cleveland and their third victory in a row. It put the American League leaders one game ahead of the Minnesota Twins and dropped the Tribe to third place. During most of the contest, Jim Perry of the Indians was almost as masterful a right-hander as Stafford. He yielded only four hits in his seven and a third innings. However, the first of these was an upper-deck homer by Roger Maris in the fourth. That was enough to beat Perry.

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