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May 30, 2008

Yankees Losing Streak Extended to Four Games After Doubleheader Sweep By Senators

by @ 3:53 am. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Bob Grim, Bobby Shantz, Gil McDougald, Harry Simpson, Tony Kubek, Whitey Ford

May 30, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Senators 13, Yankees 8  (25-9)

For the first time all season, the Yankees had a three game losing streak and this time it was the pitching and defense that got them into trouble.  Whitey Ford last just three innings but four of the six runs he gave up were unearned.  Bob Grim also had a tough time and he gave up five runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.  He fell to 0-1 on the season.

Harry Simpson had a team high four hits and he drove in three runs.  Gil McDougald singled twice, drew a walk, drove in a run and scored.

May 30, 1958 at Municipal Stadium
Senators 7, Yankees 2  (25-10)

The Senators handed the Yankees their fourth straight loss as the doubleheader between the two teams resulted in a sweep.  Bobby Shantz had a tough start and he fell to 4-1.  He gave up five runs on six hits with six strikeouts in seven innings and three of the six hits he gave up went over the fence.

Gil McDougald singled, drew a walk and drove in both Yankees runs.  Tony Kubek had a team high two hits and he scored a run.

May 25, 2008

Yankees Sweep Doubleheader Over Indians

by @ 5:51 pm. Filed under 1958 Yankees, 1958 Yankees Diary - May, Elston Howard, Enos Slaughter, Harry Simpson, Jerry Lumpe, Johnny Kucks, Mickey Mantle, Ryne Duren, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra

May 25, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 6, Indians 1  (24-6)

The Yankees got right back to winning as they took the first game of their Sunday doubleheader with the Indians.  Whitey Ford improved to 5-2 and he gave up just a single on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

Yogi Berra provided the bulk of the offense with a three run homer.  It was one of just three hits and it was his fifth long ball of the season.  Harry Simpson finished the game with a single, a double and two RBIs.

May 25, 1958 at Cleveland Stadium
Yankees 6, Indians 3  (25-6)

The Yankees made it a sweep of their doubleheader over the Indians and it was their twelth win in thirteen games.  Enos Slaughter and Elston Howard both went yard for the Yankees and both were big three run shots.  Mickey Mantle and Jerry Lumpe both finished the game with a pair of hits.

Johnny Kucks improved to 3-1 with a solid start.  He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with a strikeout in 6 2/3 innings.  Ryne Duren allowed just one hit with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings and he picked up his seventh save of the season.

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