Monday, March 21, 2011

1963 ALCS - GAME 5 - "Brandt-ed"

Game 5
Baltimore 7 Detroit 6 (13 innings)
Milt Pappas vs Jim Bunning

After splitting te first 4 this series became a best of 3. Baltimore opened the game with singles to Luis Aparicio and Bob Johnson. Teams exchanged runs in the 1st. In the 3rd Jackie Brandt singled in Luis Aparicio. In the 5th Bob Johnson homered. In the 6th an error scored Brooks Robinson. A homerun by Boog Powell scored two more in the 7th. At the seventh inning stretch Baltimore was up 6-1. Detroit came back with 3 in the 7th with a homerun by Al Kaline, triple by Rocky Rocky Colavito. Bottom of 9th Bill Freehan in to pinch hit and gets a homerun. Detroit ties it up. 10th,11th,12 innings settled nothing as pitchers for both teams were very strong. Top of 13 Jackie Brandt nails a Terry Fox pitch and puts it out of the park Winning pitcher Mike McCormick.
MVP Jackie Brandt

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