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Yanks Clobber Senators as Maris Homers Twice

June 18, 1963 - Roger Maris belted two home runs, leading a 13-hit attack that carried the New York Yankees to a 10-5 victory over the Washington Senators today at Yankee Stadium. It was the fifth straight victory for the American League leaders and the sixth loss in a row for the last-place Senators. Left-hander Whitey Ford was the winning pitcher, running his season record to 9-3 and his lifetime mark against Washington to 33-5. Tom Tresh rapped his 11th homer with a man on off Tom Cheney in the first inning, and the Yanks quickly put it out of reach with three more runs in the second, when Tony Kubek homered with one on. Maris, who also singled and made an acrobatic catch in right field, hit homers 10 and 11 against Pete Burnside in the fifth and Jim Bronstad in the sixth. Ford, who chipped in with a double and single, left after the sixth with a 10-3 lead. The Senators tagged him for three runs in the sixth on Larry Osborne’s eleventh homer following doubles by Don Leppert and Ed Brinkman. They got two more — both unearned — off Marshall Bridges in the seventh when Brinkman hit a bases-loaded single after an error and two walks. Meanwhile, the condition of torn ligaments in Phil Linz’s right knee is causing Yankee manager Ralph Houk concern. There has been little improvement since Linz injured the knee in Detroit last Friday. “There is no cartilage damage, but he is limping and can’t even take batting practice,” Houk said of the 24-year-old utility player.

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