Joltin’ Joe & The Yanks Sweep Detroit

joedimaggioJune 4: New York 6, Detroit 5

Joe DiMaggio loudly took the lead for New York with a grand salami in the third inning. It was the fifth homer for Joe, who has struggled all season (.275 wOBA coming in to this game).

Charles Gehringer picked up his first four hit game, all of them singles.

                  R  H BB
DET 110 002 100 - 5 10  5
NY  005 010 00x - 6  8  3

HR: J. DiMaggio (5)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
G. Uhle     5.0  6  6  1  3  2  
W. Hoyt     6.0  4  4  0  4  1 

DET 23-32, NY 31-24

June 5: New York 4, Detroit 3 (10 innings)

George Ruth grabbed a 2-0 lead with a moon shot in the third. Ruth also walked thrice in the contest.

Detroit fought their way to gain a 3-2 lead in the eighth on the strength of singles by Ty Cobb, Harry Heilmann, and Bobby Veach, plus a Derek Jeter error. But the lead vanished quickly in the bottom of the eighth with a Lou Gehrig single, Ruth walk, and DiMaggio RBI single.

It stayed knotted at three until the bottom of the 10th when the same trio of Gehrig, Ruth, and DiMaggio went walk-walk-RBI single. After the grand slam the day before, DiMaggio had the tying RBI and walk-off RBI in this one. “Feels good,” said Joe.

                    R H BB
DET 000 001 020 0 - 3 9  3
NY  002 000 010 1 - 4 9  7

HR: B. Ruth (14)

starters       IP  R ER HR BB SO
J. Verlander  7.0  2  2  1  4  6  
B. Shawkey    7.0  1  1  0  3  1 

DET 23-33, NY 32-24

June 6: New York 7, Detroit 4

The first three innings went well for Detroit, with plenty of baserunners, a 3-0 lead, and Hal Newhouser looking sharp on the mound. All hell broke loose in the bottom of the fourth though as the first five Yankees batter reached against Newhouser and he was yanked. All five of those baserunners came around to score.

Lawrence Berra smacked two singles and a homer in the game. DiMaggio walked and singled and raised his wOBA by .012 points in the series, up to .287.

The Tigers looked like they might have been getting their act together with a 9-1 stretch recently, but their losing streak has stretched to five since then. “Frustrating,” manager Sparky Anderson said.

                  R H BB
DET 210 001 000 - 4 9  2
NY  000 500 02x - 7 9  7

HR: Y. Berra (4)

starters       IP  R ER HR BB SO
H. Newhouser  3.0  5  5  0  3  0  
L. Gomez      6.0  4  3  0  1  0 

DET 23-34, NY 33-24
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