Sunday, March 13, 2011

1963 - Round 2: Motown beats Chi-town in 5

Game 1
Detroit 0 Chicago 6
Detroit Hank Aguirre vs Chicago Gary Peters

Gary_Peters Gary Peters pitched a gem of a game with 8 strikeouts allowing a stingy 3 hits. Chicago scored 2 in the 4th as Floyd Robinson singled in Nellie Fox and Pete Ward grounded out scoring Joe Cunningham. in the 5th J.C. Martin scored when Joe Cunningham was HBP. Joe Cunningham was ejected after charging the mound. In the 8th Dick Egan came in for Detroit and a single by Dave Nicholson scored Tommy McCraw and Floyd Robinson Pete Ward then scored on a Ron Hansen bunt. Floyd Robinson was 3 for 4, Dave Nicholson 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs

Winning Pitcher Gary Peters Losing Pitcher Hank Aguirre
Game MVP Gary Peters

Game 2
Detroit 3 Chicago 1
Detroit Jim Bunning Chicago Juan Pizarro

Bottom of the 1st Floyd Robinson singled in Jim Landis. With 2 out in the 6th Don Wert homered for Detroit, an error by Pete Ward allowed George Thomas get to 1st. Jim Bunning walked and Jake Wood singled in George Thomas. In the 7th Rocky Colavito doubled and scored on a Dick McAuliffe triple. Relief pitchers for Chicago Frank Baumann, Hoyt Wilhelm 3 stikeouts Jim Brosnan and Detroit Bob Anderson allowed no runs.

Winning Pitcher Jim Bunning Losing Pitcher Juan Pizarro Save Bob Anderson
Game MVP Jim Bunning 7 strikeouts

Game 3
Chicago 5 Detroit 3
Chicago Ray Herbert Detroit Mickey Lolich

Ray_Herbert Chicago struck first 3rd as Floyd Robinson singled with bases loaded and Ray Herbert scored. A walk by J.C. Martin, a Balk put Ray Herbert back on base then a homerun by Jim Landis chased starter Mickey Lolich. Tom Sturdivant pitched 2 strong innings. In bottom of 4th. Bill Bruton doubled scored on a single by Bill Freehan and Don Wert scored on a Jake Wood flyout A single in the 8th by Joe Cunningham off Nellie Fox scored Jim Landis. Smith came in to finish the side. Phillips scored for Detroit when Bill Freehan singled. Bill Faul pitched the 9th for Detroit and Hebert went the distance for Chicago.

Winning Pitcher Hebert Losing Pitcher Mickey Lolich
Game MVP Ray Herbert

Game 4
Chicago 1 Detroit 8
Chicago Joe Horlen Detroit Frank Lary

A two run homerun by Al Kaline gave Detroit a 2-0 lead in the 1st. Joe Horlen and Frank Lary took over sitting down batter after batter. In the bottom of the 7th Detroit loaded the bases and Gus Triandos hit a Grand slam. Bruce Howard replaced Joe Horlen and faired no better with Jake Wood scoring with a single by Dick McAuliffe. Frank Kreutzer came in to finish the inning. Chicago got one back with a Pete Ward sacrifice to score Nellie Fox. Detroit got one in the bottom of the 8th when George Thomas hit for Gus Triandos ground into a double play scoring Cash.

Winning Pitcher Frank Lary Losing Pitcher Joe Horlen
Game MVP Frank Lary

Game 5
Detroit 4 Chicago 3
Detroit Dick Egan Chicago Gary Peters

Rocky_Colavito Started off looking like a high scoring match as the WhiteSox were off to a rough start when leadoff batter Jake Wood was HBP, an error by Pete Ward a wildpitch by Gary Peters resulted in to runs by Detroit in the top of the 1st. They rallied in the bottom of the inning as Pete Ward doubled scoring Joe Cunningham and Floyd Robinson. Detroit regained the lead in the 2nd as Don Wert tripled and scored on a Gus Triandos ground out. Pitching took over for both teams. After a walk to Al Weis in the 8th Bob Anderson came in and closed off the threat. Jim Brosnan started the 9th for Chicago. Rocky Colavito greeted him with a Home run. With a 4-2 lead Fred Gladding came in for Detroit in relief. An error by Dick McAuliffe allowed Pete Ward to reach 1st. Stephens struckout. A walk to Ron Hansen and Tommy McCraw grounded out advancing runners to 2nd and third. Don Buford was intentionally walked a walf to Jim Landis allowed Pete Ward to score. A visit to the mound showed Fred Gladding was exhausted Terry Nellie Fox came in and got Al Weis to lineout to Norm Cash.

Winning Pitcher Dick Egan Losing Pitcher Gary Peters Save Terry Nellie Fox
Relief Pitchers Bob Anderson Fred Gladding
Game MVP Rocky Colavito

Tigers win the series 3-2.

--submitted by Robert Chisholm--

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