X-Giants 8-7, Ikes 6-8
Pitcher use: Mendez needs four games, one as position player; Wynn and S. Jones need three games; Spahn needs two games. Tom Williams pitched two innings in finale.
Game One: X-Giants 2, Ikes 1
WP: S. Jones (2-1)
LP: Spahn (2-1)
Save: H. Smith (4)
Game Two: X-Giants 4, Ikes 3
WP: Tom Williams (1-0)
LP: Wynn (0-3)
HR: Dihigo (2), Dixon 2 (3)
The breaks went against the Ikes in the ninth innings.
Slim Jones had the Ikes baffled for eight no-hit innings in the first game, but the Ikes opened the ninth with three straight hits — single by pinch-hitter Enos Slaughter, double by Willie Mays, RBI single from Stan Musial — to pull within a run with the tying run on third.
Jones exited, Hilton Smith entered — and the Ikes didn't get a ball out of the infield.
Warren Spahn pitched well himself, allowing just seven hits in going the distance.
Early Wynn seemed intent on returning the favor in the second game. After Musial tripled in two runs in the first inning, Wynn allowed just four hits through eight innings and held a 3-1 lead going into the ninth.
But with one out in the ninth, Pop Lloyd singled, Martin Dihigo homered to tie the game, and Rap Dixon followed with his second homer of the contest.
Tom Williams, who relieved Jose Mendez to start the eighth, retired all six men he faced for the victory.
Dixon was 4-for-7 with a walk and two homers in the series.