Orioles 13-23, Quakers 22-14
Game One: Orioles 3, Quakers 2
WP: Phoebus (2-3)
LP: Faber (5-4)
Save: Richert (3)
Game Two: Quakers 6, Orioles 5 (10 innings)
WP: Blake (1-1)
LP: Lopez (0-2)
Save: Keen (6)
HR: Greenberg (9), Perez (9), D Johnson (2)
Game Three: Orioles 3, Quakers 2
WP: Cuellar (2-4)
LP: Aldridge (3-1)
HR: Hendricks (3)
Last-place Baltimore took two of the three one-run tilts from front-running Guilford.
Tom Phoebus outpitched Red Faber in the opener despite allowing two runs in the first inning on three walks, a single and a sac fly. The Orioles got one back on doubles by Don Buford and Frank Robinson, and scored two more in the sixth with the aid of back-to-back doubles by Robinson and Boog Powell. Phoebus went seven innings, allowing three singles and four walks, and Pete Richert worked the final two frames. Frank Robinson was 3-for-3 with a walk and two doubles.
The Quakers second the second game's the deciding run on a two-out two-base error by Baltimore shortstop Mark Belanger in the top of the 10th inning. Davey Johnson hit a two-run homer in the second inning for the Birds; Hank Greenberg and Tony Perez hit solo homers for the Quakers.
Elrod Hendricks' eighth-inning homer gave Baltimore the final run in the third game. Hendricks was 3-for-4 against Vic Aldridge. Mike Cuellar went the distance for the Orioles, allowing six hits. Aldridge also threw a complete game, granting eight hits. Aldridge walked three straight men in the fifth inning, when the Orioles scored twice
Pitcher availability: Both teams' bullpens are fully rested and available.
Projected starters: Orioles -- McNally-Palmer-Phoebus-Cuellar-McNally-Hardin. Quakers -- Lyons-Faber-Jacobs-Kaufmann-Lyons-Faber