On October 9, 1957 At Yankee Stadium Bob Buhl started for the Braves but did not last very long. In the first two innings, no one scored, although there were some opportunities, including the Yankees’ first inning when Enos Slaughter reached third and Yogi Berra got to second on Buhl’s wild pitch. Buhl struck out Gil McDougald to end the inning. In the bottom of the third, the Yankees scored two runs to take the lead on a Berra two-run homer, scoring Slaughter. After that Ernie Johnson replaced Buhl. Johnson then held the Yankees scoreless until the seventh inning. The Braves cut the lead in their half in the fifth on Frank Torre’s home run, his second of the series. The Braves then tied it in the top of the seventh with a homer by Hank Aaron, his third. The game was now tied and Braves’ pitcher Johnson was holding the Yankees to just one hit in 3⅓ innings. Leading off the seventh, pitcher Bob Turley was out on a bunt attempt with two strikes. Then, right fielder Hank Bauer hit a home run off the left-field foul pole to give the Yankees a one-run lead. In the Braves’ ninth, after an Eddie Mathews walk, Turley got lefty Wes Covington to ground into a 1–6–3 double play to end the game and force a deciding Game 7.
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