Friday, March 26, 2010

Series 6: Franklins sweep Garfields

Franklins 8-7, Garfields 4-10

Pitcher use: Feller, Welch need three games; Hubbell, Young need two games; Dean, Covaleski, Spalding need one game. Clarkson pitched two innings in finale.

Game One: Franklins 5, Garfields 3
WP: Hubbell (3-0)
LP: Young
HR: Jennings (1), Ruth (9), Dickey (1)

Game Two: Franklins 9, Garfields 8 (11 innings)
WP: Dean (1-0)
LP: Spalding (0-1)
HR: Ruth (10), Ott (1), G. Davis (1)


Two-out thunder completed the sweep of a deceptively closes series for the Franklins.

Carl Hubbell overcame one bad inning in the opener — he gave up a three-run homer to Hughie Jennings in the third — as his teammates collected seven extra-base hits off Cy Young. Both hurlers went the distance.

The second game was a slugfest for six innings. Bob Feller was victimized by a pair of errors (Pie traynor and Arky Vaugh) in a three-run fifth, but the Garfields' 6-2 lead vanished in the bottom of the inning. Babe Ruth's three-run homer — his second of the series and 10th of the season — was part of a five-run uprising that began with two outs and none on.

After Feller (six innings) and Mickey Welch (seven) departed, the bullpens held sway. Stan Covaleski and Dizzy Dean each threw three scoreless frames, while John Clarkson worked his way in and out of trouble for two innings.

Al Spalding was one out away from his third straight perfect inning when King Kelly, playing third base, booted a Gabby Hartnett grounder. Lou Gehrig walked, and Vaughn followed with the game-winning single.

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