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Yanks Down Senators, 5-1

May 25, 1963 - Gil Hodges must feel like he never left the Mets. Nobody thought there was a worse team in the majors, but it looks as though the good quiet man has found one in the Senators. Today at the Stadium, Gil suffered through another loss, 5-1, and had to wait until there were two out in the ninth to see his team get that lone run. Clete Boyer’s seventh-inning double off the fingertips of third baseman Marv Breeding touched off a four-run rally that enabled Yankees to prevail behind Ralph Terry’s 7-hit pitching. Terry and loser Tom Cheney were locked in a scoreless duel until the seventh when the Yankees put together a walk, three doubles, and an error to fashion their fifth consecutive victory. The defeat was the sixth in a row for the Senators, their third straight under Hodges, and the 13th in the last 14th games. “I hope I can find some way to shake up the hitters,” Hodges said after the game. “We had a couple chances, but we didn’t get the needed hit.” The club lacks a .300 hitter, and the team mark is .227. Cheney, charged with his fifth successive loss after winning his first four games of the season, held the Yankees scoreless on four hits until two were out in the seventh. The Bombers now trail the league-leading Baltimore Orioles by a game and a half.


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