8/8-8/9 - Yankee Stadium
GAME 1 - Yankees 1, Indians 0
On a soggy day at the Big Ball Orchard in the Bronx runs came at a premium and pitching and weather ruled the day. Ralph Terry had a 6 hit shutout going when the heavens opened up and a 2+ hour downpour came down on the Big Apple. When the clouds cleared both Terry and his opponent, Gary "Ding Dong" Bell were not to return. The Yankees, still suffering from a huge offensive slump put their hope and faith in the hands of Hal Reniff and Luis Arroyo with both coming through with flying colors. The game's lone run came way back in the bottom of the 3rd when Bobby Richardson singled home Clete Boyer, who doubled with one out. Richardson's clutch single came with 2 out and was just one of New York's 3 hits on the day. Cleveland was able to post 8 hits, but could not crack the scoreboard in the most important category, runs.
GAME 2 - Yankees 7, Indians 3
Finally the fans up in the Bronx were treated to some offensive fireworks from their team that ran roughshod of the AL during the regular season. Both Roger Maris and Yogi Berra hit homers, with the latter going 4 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Whitey Ford was his normal crafty self getting to within one out of a complete game before tiring. Jim Perry took the loss for the Tribe in a bit over 4 innings of miserable work, where he gave up 6 runs (5 earned). If the Bombers bats have awoken this will spell bad news for the rest of the league.
8/11 - Municipal Stadium
GAME 3 - Yankees 6, Indians 3
With their bats heating up the Bronx Bombers jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 3 innings off of Cleveland starter Mudcat Grant. New York scored 3 of those runs in the top of the 1st when Tony Kubek tripled home Bobby Richardson. Roger Maris worked out a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd, but The Mick went down hard swinging. Elston Howard worked out a walk of his own to load the bases. Yogi hit a shot that would have been out of the Stadium, but wound up just shy of the warning track and safely in the glove of Willie Kirkland in right. Kubek tagged and scored easily to make it 2-0. Moose Skowron followed with a line shot single to left, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double, but on the play Maris scored the third run of the inning. The Tribe struck for 2 runs off of Bill Stafford in the 6th when Johnny Temple scored on a wild pitch and Tito Francona, who doubled, was singled home by Willie Kirkland. The Tribe made it a 1 run game when Jimmy Piersall doubled home Vic Power in the bottom of the 7th. Luis Arroyo would come on board in the 8th to close the door on any hopes for the Indians. New York added 2 much needed insurance runs in the top of the 9th to pretty much put it away. Once again Cleveland (9 hits) out hit New York (8 hits), but New York had the timely hits plus they took advantage of Cleveland's suspect fielding (2 errors) to seal this series sweep.