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July 4, 1973

July 4, 1973   As if the Red Sox needed a reminder of who got the short end of the Sparky Lyle-for-Danny Cater deal … The Yankees reliever took over for Sam McDowell in the seventh inning, allowed the Red Sox nothing over three innings, and nailed down a 3-1 New York win. Boston fell to .500 and fifth place in the American League East. Ron Bloomberg drove a three-run homer into the upper deck in the first inning, dooming Red Sox starter Marty Pattin, who dropped to 8-10. You May Have Missed... ...

July 3, 1952

July 3, 1952 Al Benton, a 41-year-old right-hander working in what would prove his final season, shut down the final seven Yankee hitters of the afternoon in a 5-4 win at the big ballpark in the Bronx. A five-run sixth inning chased Yankees starter Eddie Lopat and lifted the Red Sox into a 5-0 lead, but New York scored twice in the sixth and twice in the seventh before Benton took over for Sid Hudson. Benton struck out Joe Collins to end the Yankees only threat of the day. Dom DiMaggio had three of Boston’s 11 hits. ...

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