Monday, November 15, 2010

Series 15: Franklins sweep Homestead

Franklins 23-13, Homestead 19-14

Pitcher use: Vance and R. Brown need three games, D. Brown and Feller need two, Hoyt needs one.

Game One: Franklins 7, Homestead 4
WP: Hoyt (3-0)
LP: D. Brown (4-1)
HR: Moore (3), Gehrig (8), McNair (2)

Game Two: Franklins 6, Homestead 2
WP: Vance (4-3)
LP: R. Brown (3-6)
HR: Ruth (18)


The Franklins pulled away late in both games to move into first place n Division A and deal suddenly-slumping Homestead a severe blow in the Division B race.

Solo homers by Dobie Moore and Hurley McNair helped Homestead take a 3-1 lead against Bob Feller in the first game. Lou Gehrig homered off Homestead lefty Dave Brown in the seventh to make it 3-2.

The game turned in the eighth. The previously unbeaten Brown walked three straight men after retiring the first batter, then induced a grounder from Gehrig that Moore kicked away, tying the score. Joe Cronin then tripled home three men, and scored himself off Gabby Hartnett's single.

Waite Hoyt got the win with a perfect eighth inning. Herb Pennock mopped up, allowing a run in the ninth.

Dazzy Vance dazzled in the nightcap, allowing one run on three hits in eight innings while striking out eight. The Franklins opened the margin in the final two frames against Ray Brown, including Babe Ruth's 18th home run. Hoyt allowed a run in the ninth.

Gehrig was 3-for-6 in the series with four runs, a homer and a double. Moore had three RBIs for Homestead.

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