Monday, December 9, 2013

Rd3-Game 5: “O’s Take Series, Setting Up A Prequel with the Mets”

Game 5

Fenway Park, Boston

38 degrees, wind at 5mph in from left-center field.

Baltimore: Dave McNally

Cleveland: Ray Culp


Frank_Robinson-1968eIn a rematch of the team’s aces, Baltimore jumped out to a 10-0 lead by the top of the 5th inning and never looked back.  Frank Robinson opened the scoring with a two-run shot over the Monster at Fenway in the top of the first.  Baltimore added 1 in the third on a bases load hit batter.  In the 4 and 5th innings Baltimore added another 7 runs against Culp on a combined 4 singles, 5 walks and second hit batter by Culp who struggled with his control before yielding to Jerry Stephenson and Lee Stange. Boston avoided the shutout when Carl Yastrzemski lead off the 9th against a tiring McNally with a mammoth shot to deep centerfield (425 feet), but it was too little, too late as McNally went the distance lowering his tournament ERA to 1.04.

Orioles Win Series 4-1


Well played series, a lot of fun to play, no lead appeared to be safe.  Well played by Andy

--submitted by Mark Nixon--

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