Hilldale 13-25, Ikes 13-25
Pitcher use: Wynn and SJ Williams need three games, Spahn and Redding need two. Newhouser pitched two innings in finale, Hensley and Wilhelm one each.
Game One: Hilldale 2, Ikes 1
WP: Redding (4-4)
LP: Spahn (2-6)
Save: Cooper (5)
HR: Allen (1), Mathews (10)
Game Two: Ikes 7, Hilldale 5
WP: Wynn (2-7)
LP: SJ Williams (2-8)
Save: Wilhelm (6)
HR: T. Williams 2 (8)
Cannonball Redding outdueled Warren Spahn in the opener of this series between two also-rans. Newt Allen hit his first home of the season to lead off the ninth and break a 1-1 tie.
Redding allowed four hits and three walks in eight innings. Spahn allowed seven hits and eight walks in 8.3 innings. He walked home a run in the first inning.
Ted Williams dominated the second and final game of the two-game set. He hit a pair of homers, singled and walked, drove home four runs and scored two.
Early Wynn left after six innings of five-run ball, but with a 6-5 lead. Hal Newhouser (ERA 12.65) relieved with two shutout frames, and Hoyt Wilhelm wrapped it up in the ninth
Ted Williams was 4-for-6 with three walks, two homers, four RBIs and two runs,