Starting Hurlers Shellacked For Both Teams, But New York Prevails in Cleveland

dimaggioJune 20: New York 10, Cleveland 9

Vean Gregg’s most miserable day of the season included giving up four runs in the first two innings, and then the third inning started walk, walk, single, E5, single, and Vean was done. Lou Gehrig doubled twice and Joe DiMaggio doubled thrice.

Waite Hoyt took a 10-1 lead into the eighth, and almost coughed it up. He suddenly couldn’t get anybody out, and the Naps were within a run by the time Dave Righetti finished off the inning.

                   R  H BB
NY  225 001 000 - 10 12  7
CLE 030 000 060 -  9 11  3

HR: none

starters    IP  R ER HR BB SO
W. Hoyt    7.2  9  7  0  3  3  
V. Gregg   2.0  9  7  0  5  1 

NY 42-28, CLE 36-34

June 21: New York 6, Cleveland 4

This one was a game for unlikely homers. You wouldn’t think a Babe Ruth homer would be unexpected, but he was facing Addie Joss, who was yet to give up a circuit clout in all 104 of his innings this season. The Babe put an end to that streak in the first, and then Robinson Cano rung Joss up for another dinger in the second! Lou Gehrig rolled out of bed and picked up three hits, ho-hum (but he didn’t have his usual quick answer to the Babe passing him in the home run race).

In the third, Nap Lajoie decided to join the fun and knocked his first homer of the season. Nap added two singles, and Travis Hafner knocked four singles, but the Yanks attack was able to push across two more runs than Cleveland, partly thanks to a Lajoie error in the fifth.

                  R  H BB
NY  110 030 010 - 6 12  1
CLE 021 100 000 - 4 11  4

HR: B. Ruth (20), R. Cano (7), N. Lajoie (1)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
B. Shawkey  6.1  4  4  1  4  3  
A. Joss     8.0  6  5  2  1  2 

NY 43-28, CLE 36-35

June 22: Cleveland 10, New York 6

This was not a good series for starting pitching. Lefty Gomez had nothing, and Cleveland opened the floodgates on him in the first three innings. Bernie Williams was stellar for the losers, knocking four hits and a round-tripper.

                   R  H BB
NY  000 031 101 -  6 12  7
CLE 152 000 20x - 10  9  8

HR: B. Williams (7), J. Romano (5)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
L. Gomez    2.0  8  7  1  5  0  
S. McDowell 5.1  4  4  1  5  5 

NY 43-29, CLE 37-35
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