Franklins 16-11, X-Giants 15-12
Pitcher use: Donaldson needs four games, Feller and Foster three, Hubbell two. Pennock pitched two innings in finale, H. Smith one.
Game One: Franklins 8, Giants 5
WP: Hubbell (6-0)
LP: R. Foster (1-3)
HR: DiMaggio (5)
Game Two: X-Giants 4, Franklins 3
WP: Donaldson (3-2)
LP: Feller (2-2)
Save: H. Smith (7)
HR: Dixon (4)
The X-Giants took sizable leads in both games, but only got one win out of it.
Carl Hubbell yielded five runs in the first two innings of the opener as the X-Giants peppered him for nine hits in the two frames. But the screwball specialist choked off all subsequent attempted rallies and went the distance for his sixth win.
Joe DiMaggio hit a three-run homer in the third off Rube Foster; Foster had retired the first two batters but then gave up four runs. DiMaggio added a two-run single in the fourth to put the Franklins ahead to stay.
John Donaldson sparkled in the second game, shutting the potent Franklins down for seven innings, by which time the X-Giants had put up four runs against Bob Feller. The Franklins did rise up for three runs in the eighth, but Hilton Smith tossed a perfect ninth to finish things.