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.