Thursday, November 22, 2012

Round 2: Tigers (3) end Nats (8) Magical run

Washington's underdog run ended quickly when it ran into Detroit's scorching offense.  Wasn't much Justin could do in this series, his players just didn't perform.
Jack - Detroit

4 RBI's & HR CG victory w/10k's 3 HR's & 5 RBI

September 21;  Tiger Stadium
The Senators jumped out to an early lead (their only lead of the series as it turned out) when Frank Howard's single and a Willie Horton error allowed Bob Saverine to score.  However, the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the 1st and never looked back in a 12-1 victory.  Norm Cash homered and had 4 RBI's and Don Wert reached base all five times he stepped up to the plate.  Denny McLain pitched a complete game, scattering 6 singles.  Washington starter Barry Moore was knocked around, giving up 7 runs in 3 2/3.

September 22;  Tiger Stadium
Earl Wilson overpowered the Sens, twirling 8 shutout innings and striking out 11 in a 10-0 Detroit victory.  The Tigers offense was purring again with 13 hits off of Phil Ortega and Jim Hannan.  Cash had 2 more hits and RBI's apiece while catcher Orlando McFarlane had the game's only HR.

September 24;  D.C. Stadium
Al Kaline hit a two-run HR in the 1st inning to end Washington fans' hopes for a home rally.  Kaline homered twice more in the game for a monster 3-5, 3 HR, 5 RBI game.  Norm Cash and Jim Northrup also homered for the Tigers.  Washington starter Mike McCormick, who gave up 4 of the HR's said "I had good stuff in the 'pen warming up, I don't know what happened".  Detroit starter Johnny Podres relived his glory days with the Dodgers with a solid complete game performance. 

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