Crawfords 12-7, Garfields 4-15
Pitcher use update: Galvin and Rogan need three games, Welch and Trent need two games, Young, R. Davis and B. Foster need one game each. Clarkson and Radbourne each worked two innings in finale, Mathis one.
Game 1: Crawfords 4, Garfields 0
WP: B. Foster (3-2)
LP: Young (1-4)
HR: Oms (1)
Game 2: Crawfords 5, Garfields 3
WP: Trent (2-0)
LP: Welch (1-2)
Save: R. Davis (1)
HR: Delahanty (1), Thompson (1), Charleston (4)
Game 3: Crawfords 9, Garfields 5
WP: Rogan (2-2)
LP: Galvin (1-3)
HR: Beckwith (3), Charleston (5), Lundy (2)
The Garfields keep on losing. Since they opened their season with a sweep of the X-Giants, the 19th century squad is 1-15. Their current losing streak stands at seven.
The first game was a good pitchers duel between Cy Young and Big Bill Foster, but the Crawfords lefty had the better of it. He went the distance, allowing just four hits and a walk. Young allowed two runs in his seven innings, with John Clarkson getting touched for a pair in the eighth.
The Garfields actually held a 3-0 lead after two-and-a-half innings in the second game after a rare power outburst -- Ed Delahanty and Sam Thompson hit back-to-back homers off Ted Trent. But the Crawfords came back with three of their own in the bottom of the inning (Oscar Charleston hit a two-run homer) against Smiling Mickey Welch and added two more in the fifth. Roosevelt Davis came in for Trent at that point and allowed the Garfields just four baserunners the rest of the way.
The finale was more one-sided than the final score indicated. Bullet Joe Rogan had a 6-0 lead before he allowed a pair of runs in the seventh, and Verdell Mathis allowed three runs, one unearned, while mopping up in the ninth inning. Charleston had three RBIs in the finale and went 5-for-12 in the series with 13 total bases.