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Yanks Score Three Times in Ninth Inning, Top Red Sox, 9-8

May 16, 1962 - Another big-run production was staged at Fenway Park tonight, but this time the Yankees managed to get into the act as well as the Red Sox. New York scored 3 times with 2 out in the ninth for a 9-8 victory. Unlike last night’s show, in which the Red Sox routed the Yanks, 14-4, Yankee heroes abounded. The chief honors were earned by Elston Howard, Bill Skowron, and Cletis Boyer for driving in the last-minute tallies that enabled the Bombers to halt their losing streak at three games. Scarcely anyone in the gathering of 16,485 thought the Bombers had a chance in the ninth as Mike Fornielies disposed of the first 2 hitters. But then he walked Mickey Mantle, and that proved to be the opening the visitors needed. Mantle raced to third on a single by Yogi Berra, and Fornieles was replaced by Dick Radatz. The rally continued, as Howard drove Mickey home with a single, with Phil Linz, running for Berra, going to third. Skowron singled Linz across and then scored on Boyer’s double off the left-field wall.


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