Wednesday, February 2, 2011

LCS, Game 5: Teddys 10, Crawfords 4

Teddys win series four games to one

WP: Mathewson (2-0)
LP: Day (1-1)
HR: Sisler (1), Santop (1), Charleston (2)


On the brink of elimination, the Crawfords took a 1-0 lead in the second and a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Leon Day had held the Teddys to three hits through six innings.

And then the Teddys did what they had done so often during the season: String base hits together.

Sam Crawford singled. Home Run Baker doubled. With the infield in, Day got Roger Bresnahan and pinch-hitter George Sisler on grounders. But then Ty Cobb singled home both runners, and the Teddys led 4-3.

Eppa Rixey threw a scoreless bottom of the seventh. Day got the first two men in the top of the eighth. And then:

Crawford tripled. Baker singled him home. Bresnahan singled. Sisler, who had remained in the game in a triple switch, homered. And the Teddys had an 8-3 lead.

Joe McGinnity allowed a run in the bottom of the inning. But in the top of the ninth, Honus Wagner doubled, Nap Lajoie tripled (his second three-bagger of the game) and Baker singled. Eight runs in three innings.

Louis Santop had three RBIs for the Crawfords. The Teddys got two runs scored apiece from Wagner, Lajoie, Crawford and Baker.

Christy Mathewson allowed three runs in six innings for his second win of the series. But the series MVP goes to Cobb, who went 8-for-19 with six RBIs and seven runs scored, hit a pair of homers and played crucial roles in two comeback wins.

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