Teddys 29-16, Franklins 28-17
Pitcher use: Alexander needs three games.
Playoff game: Teddys 12, Franklins 2
WP: Alexander (4-6)
LP: Grove (5-6)
HR: DiMaggio (6), Cobb (3), Hartnett (4)
Credit Ty Cobb -- and Pete Alexander, and Roger Bresnahan, and Home Run Baker.
The Teddys thrashed the Franklins in their one-game playoff for the Division A title. They battered Lefty Grove, Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock for 12 runs and 19 hits, six for extra bases.
Cobb was 4-for-4 with seven RBIs, a home runs, a triple, two steals and a walk. Bresnahan popped three doubles in four official at-bats with a walk; he scored three times, as did Baker.
And Alexander the Great lived up to his legend. He allowed a pair of solo homers (Joe DiMaggio and Gabby Hartnett) and worked out of repeated jams in the first five innings, but allowed just one baserunner in the final four frames.
Alexander struck out seven and walked four while allowing seven hits. Grove allowed eight runs in three innings.