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Yanks Top Angels in Los Angeles, 6-3, as Elston Howard Hits Two Homers

June 3, 1962 - An 11-hit attack, including two homers by Elston Howard (left), enabled Ralph Houk’s Yankees to bring down the Angels, 6-3, today before a crowd of 44,912 in Los Angeles. The world champions thus took the 3-game series, 2-1. All told, the series drew 146,623 fans. The victory, coupled with the Indians’ defeat, lifted the Yanks into a first-place tie with the Tribe. Less happy is the report on Mickey Mantle. Even Mickey, prone as he is to minimizing his injuries, has no idea when he’ll be able to play again. He again took batting practice, but he still walks with a pronounced limp. It’s the chronic weak left knee that bothers him. It buckled under him when he tore a muscle in his right thigh on May 18.

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