Pitcher status: Grove, Redding need three games, Vance and Byrd two games, A. Cooper one game. Dismukes and Hoyt each worked an inning in the last game.
Game 1: Hilldale 7, Franklins 6
WP: Byrd (1-0)
LP: Vance (0-1)
Save: A Cooper (1)
HR: Ruth (1)
Game 2: Hilldale 6, Franklins 4
WP: Dismukes (1-0)
LP: Grove (0-2)
Save: A. Cooper (2)
HR: Waner (1), DiMaggio (1)
With two outs in the ninth inning of the second game, Hilldale put together a four-run inning with four singles, a double and a walk against Lefty Grove and Waite Hoyt to complete a two-game sweep of the Franklins.
Tank Carr — getting his first start of the season — Spots Poles and Quincy Trouppe had the RBI singles, all off Hoyt.
Grove, who was driven from the mound in the first inning of the season opener, was much sharper this time around, and entered the ninth having allowed just six hits and two runs. But after retiring the first two men, he allowed hits to Turkey Stearnes and Willie Wells, then walked Buck Leonard. With closer Dizzy Dean unavailable after working in three consecutive games, Hoyt got the call — and was not effective.
For his part, Cannonball Redding was effective also, with two earned runs (and an unearned on) allowed in seven innings.
In the first game, Hilldale put together 13 hits off Dazzy Vance, Stan Covaleski and Dean.