Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Series 17: Franklins sweep X-Giants

Franklins 26-15, X-Giants 17-24

Pitcher use: R. Foster needs four games, Grove and Mendez need three, Radcliffe and Vance need two. Tom Williams, Hoyt and Dean each pitched one inning in finale.

Game One: Franklins 10, X-Giants 3
WP: Vance (5-3)
LP: Mendez (3-3)
HR: Ruth (19), Monroe (4), Traynor (1)

Game Two: Franklins 3, X-Giants 2
WP: Grove (5-5)
LP: R. Foster (1-5)
Save: Dean (6)


The Franklins kept the heat on their pursuers with the sweep of the flailing X-Giants.

The  Division A leaders rang up seven runs in the first inning of the opener, with Mel Ott contributing a double and a triple. He scored one run in the inning and drove in three.

Dazzy Vance went the distance, allowing three runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out eight. Double Duty Radcliffe went six innings of two-run relief for the X-Giants; the Franklins stranded 11 men against the scuffballer.

The second game was much closer. Rube Foster, who entered with a 7.38 ERA, held the powerful Franklins in check, allowing just one earned run in seven innings. But Lefty Grove allowed just three hits in his seven innings, and the score was tied at one when Pop Lloyd's two-out, two-base error allowed two runs to score.

Grove had to leave after a minor batting injury, and the X-Giants picked up a run in the eighth against Waite Hoyt, but Dizzy Dean locked down the ninth.

Babe Ruth was 5-for-8 in the series with three doubles and a home run. Ott was 5-for-10 with two triples and a double.

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