Oakland’s Burners Steal Their Way To Series Win In Detroit

June 27: Detroit 4, Oakland 2

It was a pretty good duel between Rube Waddell and Justin Verlander for the first half of the game, but the Tigers chipped away for single runs against Waddell in four separate innings. Verlander stayed strong through the ninth, when he couldn’t quite record the final out of the game as the A’s mounted a rally. John Hiller came in and grounded out his first batter to close the win for Detroit.

                  R  H BB
OAK 001 000 001 - 2  8  2
DET 000 111 01x - 4 11  4

HR: none

starters      IP  R ER HR BB SO
R. Waddell   7.1  4  4  0  4  4  
J. Verlander 8.2  2  2  0  2  6 

OAK 40-36, DET 37-39

rickeyJune 28: Oakland 8, Detroit 4

Oakland’s offense fared much better the next day against Hal Newhouser and then Dizzy Trout. Rickey Henderson went hitless, but that didn’t stop him from swiping second base four times, once after hitting into a fielder’s choice and thrice after a base on balls, and scoring four.

                  R  H BB
OAK 011 032 010 - 8  8  7
DET 000 020 200 - 4 10  1

HR: J. Foxx (13), D. Murphy (3), H. Greenberg (4)

starters       IP  R ER HR BB SO
L. Grove      7.2  4  4  1  1  5  
H. Newhouser  4.1  5  4  1  4  4 

OAK 41-36, DET 37-40

June 29: Oakland 6, Detroit 3

Henderson, Eddie Collins, Home Run Baker, and Bert Campaneris combined to steal seven bases in seven attempts against catcher Bill Freehan’s mediocre arm, and they scored five of Oakland’s six runs.

Bobby Veach drilled two triples and scored all three Detroit runs but Tim Hudson subdued all the other Detroit hitters en route to joining an exclusive group of six qualified hurlers with a sub-3.00 ERA.

                  R  H BB
OAK 210 002 100 - 6 12  2
DET 010 000 101 - 3  9  1

HR: R. Jackson (13)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
T. Hudson   8.0  2  2  0  0  3  
T. Bridges  7.0  6  5  1  1  5 

OAK 42-36, DET 37-41
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