Dave LaRoche and Jim Kern have turned out to be the best bullpen combination in Cleveland (4-4) history. Last week LaRoche earned his 16th, 17th and 18th saves and Kern his 13th, giving them three more than Ray Narleski (19) and Don Mossi (9) had in 1955.
Carl Yastrzemski bopped his 20th homer as Boston (2-5) beat Detroit 4-3. Ben Oglivie of the Tigers (3-4) finished off the Red Sox 1-0 with a home run and took care of the Yankees 6-5 with three RBIs.
The Brewers (3-6) savored a 17-4 shellacking of the Indians, but a throwing error and a wild pitch cost them a pair of 3-2 losses.
NY 86-53 BALT 76-65 CLEV 72-69 BOS 67-74 DET 65-75 MIL 62-78