Monday, December 6, 2010

Series 16: Kennedys take two of three from Teddys

Teddys 23-16, Kennedys 19-19

Pitcher use: Carlton and Waddell need three games, Mathewson and Seaver need two games, Marichal and Alexander need one game. McGinnity pitched one inning in finale, Fingers faced two batters.

Game One: Kennedys 5, Teddys 1
WP: Marichal (4-4)
LP: Alexander (2-6)
Save: Koufax (1)
HR: R. Jackson (4)

Game Two: Teddys 11, Kennedys 2
WP: Mathewson  (4-4)
LP: Seaver (3-4)
HR: Aaron (10), Bresnahan (2)

Game Three: Kennedys 4, Teddys 2
WP: Carlton (4-4)
LP: Waddell (3-4)
Save: Fingers (8)
HR: Baker (2), Cobb (2)


A pair of tough losses for the Teddys drops them into third place in Division A, one game behind the Franklins and a half game behind the Obamas.

The opener was a taut duel between Juan Marichal and Pete Alexander, 1-1 after seven innings, but the Kennedys loaded the bases for the red-hot George Brett, who tripled and then scored on Hank Aaron's single.

The Kennedys had pinch-hit for Marichal in the process, and Don Drysdale relieved. But after the first two Teddys reached, Sandy Koufax entered, and he retired six straight Teddys, two on strikes, to secure the game.

The Teddys responded by pounding Tom Seaver for six runs in the second inning of Game Two and added another four in the fifth on Roger Bresnahan's grand slam. Christy Mathewson allowed seven hits in his complete game win.

Stever Carlton allowed a pair of homers in the first two innings of the finale but then faced just 19 men in the next six innings. He allowed seven hits and struck out seven. Rollie Fingers popped up Sam Crawford with the bases loaded in the ninth to end it.

Brett was 4-for-11 in the series with five RBIs.

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