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(only games scheduled)
L.A. 110 000 000 – 2 7 2
PHI 010 300 15x – 10 12 0
W-Cardwell L-Drysdale HRS: Roseboro, Sawatski GWRBI-Sawatski
The Dodgers close out their 7-15 series with the Phils with a patented Drysdale atomic meltdown. Given a quick 2-0 lead, a dropped fly by Fairly leads to one run, before a Hamner triple, Bouchee single and Carl Sawatski homer cough up the lead for good. Six Phillie runs and a whole bunch of bad Dodger fielding later, it’s a rout.
BOS 000 140 000 – 5 12 1
CHX 001 000 100 – 2 9 2
W-Bowsfield L-Donovan SV-Kiely GWRBI-Daley
With idle Yankee players watching in the Comiskey stands, the second dreadful outing in a row dooms the Chisoxers to a 4-game deficit on the eve of their huge two-game set with the Bombers. Each team leaves 13 on base, but Boston pulls off that neat trick of putting some of their hits together. White Sox pretty much need to take both games this weekend.
WAS 010 200 002 – 5 7 2
DET 200 000 110 – 4 7 1
W-Hyde L-Morgan HR: Courtney GWRBI-Bridges
The Tigers win the season series 15-7 from the Senators, but drop the finale in classic buzzard luck fashion. Gail Harris misses an early two-run homer on an 80% dice chance, Kaline is thrown out at home to end the 6th on a 90% dice chance, and in the 9th, with a man on third and two out and up 4-3, Morgan intentionally walks Clint Courtney, only to have Jim “Worst Player in baseball” Lemon loft a fly to Johnny Groth in right, who drops it despite a 5% fielding chart error chance. A Rocky Bridges single follows, and the Nats win. Sometimes it’s just in the cards and dice.
BAL 000 000 000 – 0 5 0
K.C. 000 001 01x – 2 8 0
W-Herbert L-O’Dell SV-Gorman
A banner day for the bottom feeders, as Ray Herbert is yanked in the nick of time in the 9th, enabling Gorman to retire Brooks Robinson and Billy Gardner with two aboard. The loss drops the O’s tragic number to two as they head to their likely final resting place in Tiger Stadium.
National League through Thursday, September 11
American League through Thursday, September 11