Cleveland Roughed Up In Sweep By Chicago

May 9: Chicago 9, Cleveland 2

Addie Joss and Ed Walsh were a couple of dead-ball pitchers off to surprisingly bad starts facing off in the opener. Walsh made a second straight encouraging start and kept Cleveland’s top three hitters, Tris Speaker, Joe Jackson, and Jim Thome, off the bases all day. Walsh was just two outs away from a shutout when Travis Hafner singled and Manny Ramirez homered.

The runs didn’t mean much since Walsh’s Chicago teammates had been beating up on Joss and reliever Johnny Allen all game. Chicago’s Joe Jackson had a triple and a homer, and Carlton Fisk and George Davis each had three hits and a double.

                  R  H BB
CLE 000 000 002 - 2  6  1
CHI 002 104 11x - 9 12  5

HR: M. Ramirez (3), J. Jackson-CHI (3)

starters    IP  R ER HR BB SO
A. Joss    5.0  6  4  0  4  1  
E. Walsh   8.1  2  2  1  1  3 

CLE 16-15, CHI 13-18

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Faber

May 10: Chicago 6, Cleveland 2

Red Faber threw his second straight complete game for the White Sox and allowed just two runs on an Al Rosen dinger. Rosen (3-for-4, 2B, HR) was the only Cleveland hitter to do much against Faber. For Chicago, Joe Jackson and Luke Appling both tripled, and Sherm Lollar contributed three singles.

                  R  H BB
CLE 020 000 000 - 2  8  3
CHI 010 040 10x - 6 12  6

HR: A. Rosen (4)

starters      IP  R ER HR BB SO
S. McDowell  6.2  6  6  0  4  2  
R. Faber     9.0  2  2  1  3  2 

CLE 16-16, CHI 14-18

May 11: Chicago 8, Cleveland 4

It was another snoozer in the finale as the White Sox finished off the sweep against a limp Cleveland team that fell below .500. Cleveland’s Joe Jackson finally woke up (after mustering only a lousy single in the first two games) and hit two singles and a double but they didn’t help much since his mates weren’t hitting in front of or behind him.

Slap-hitter Eddie Collins brought the home crowd to their feet when he led off the home half of the first inning with a surprise homerun shot.

Cleveland has the better Joe Jackson on paper, but it has been the Chicago version having the much better start (.453 wOBA vs. .360). The Chicago Jackson moved up to third place in runs created.

                  R  H BB
CLE 101 110 000 - 4  6  6
CHI 104 003 00x - 8 10  5

HR: A. Belle (1), J. Romano (3), E. Collins (1)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
C. Kluber   5.2  8  7  1  5  4  
J. Rigney   6.2  4  4  2  6  2 

CLE 16-17, CHI 15-18
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