The Red Sox stole the Yankees’ “big inning” stuff at Fenway yesterday when they blasted Hank Borowy for a single, two doubles, a triple and a “Skipper” Cronin homer in the fifth inning. This bouquet of five runs was the foundation on which the Soxers’ winning score of 8 to 1 was built. Three-to-three is now the game-count between the Sox and Yanks.
Tex Hughson had one of his finest flinging days as he won his seventh decision. “Tex” had command of all his stuff as he tied Borowy’s 7-2 record for the year. He poured in it so hard for half a dozen frames that many thought he might eventually weaken. But he didn’t. The Sox wrapped Borowy 12 times, to double the Yankee total.
Score One in Second
The Sox took the game in hand in the second inning when Metheny lost Joe Cronin’s high pop in the sun and Hal Wagner followed with a clean hit to right. This lone counter stood as the Sox’ headway until the fifth.
Hughson flied out, but Bucher’s double, Pete Fox’s triple to left field, the two-base “looper” by Metkovich, a pass to Johnson, a funny hit by Doerr and finally Cronin’s well-calculated homer after a three and two count, all came in a bunch. There was plenty of luck behind some of the hits, but they counted for five runs just the same.
Against Al Lyons in the sixth the Sox bunched three more hits and netted another brace of runs. In the eighth the Yankees averted a shutout on John Lindell’s triple to right-center and an out at first.
Not Yanks of old
Hughson fanned George Stirnweiss twice ... Sox led 6 to 1 before Metheny got the third of the Yank’s hits against “Tex” … Every Soxer in the lineup got at least on hit … Newcomer Jim Bucher got a fine hand, looked good around third base and started the Sox big rally with a double.