Thursday, June 16, 2016

Series 20: Rams sweep two from Orioles

Rams 31-29; Orioles 24-36

Game One: Rams 11, Orioles 6
WP: Collins (4-5)
LP: Phoebus (2-6)
HR: Belanger (2), Wilson (20)

Game Two: Rams 6, Orioles 4 (11 innings)
WP: Wells (1-0)
LP: Leonhard (1-4)
Save: Dauss (10)
HR: Fox (4), Sewell (2)

Raymond scored eight runs in the first four innings of the opener, with Hack Wilson hitting a three-run homer off Tom Phoebus in the second inning. Wilson drove in two more runs during the Rams three-run eighth. Mark Belanger hit a grand slam for Baltimore in the ninth inning as the Orioles scored six runs in the final two innings. Rip Collins allowed three hits in 7.2 innings for the Rams.

The two teams extended their season a couple of innings in the finale. Joe Sewell hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to give the Rams the winning margin. Earle Combs and Elmer Flick each went 3-for-5 with two runs. Nellie Fox drove in three runs, two of them on a homer in the seventh.

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