Baseballs

May 25, 1953

Johnny Sain, five years removed from helping the Boston Braves win the National League pennant, haunted the Red Sox in the Bronx.

After the Red Sox roughed him up for three runs in the first he shut them down over the next eight and lifted the Yankees to an 8-4 win, his fourth in six decisions. Sain allowed four hits after the first, but Gene Stephens’ first big-league homer was the only one that meant much.

It was Sain’s fifth complete game, tops on New York’s staff.

And he led the Yankees at the plate with two hits, four RBIs and a run scored.

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