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Indians beat Red Sox in one-game playoff

A 28-year-old freshman pitcher, with a world of courage and superb control of a knuckler, breached a 28-year gap to give Cleveland its first American League championship since 1930 yesterday.

That was Gene Bearden. He whipped the Red Sox, 8 to 3, before 33,957 die-hards at chilly Fenway Park in the league’s first pennant playoff.

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