Saturday, January 24, 2015

Orioles Take Two out of Three from Tribe

Pennant fever was short lived in Cleveland as after winning the first game of the series the Tribe drops the next two.

In game one the Indians struck for two runs in the first inning on a Sac fly and a Jack Heidimann single.  Ted Ford homered in the second to increase the lead to 3 - 0.  A two-run homer by Boog Powell brought the Orioles to within one run, but Sudden Sam McDowell shut down the Orioles for the rest of the way with relief help from Dennis Higgins in the eighth to seal the victory.

Mike Cuellar dazzled the Indian hitters as he threw a complete game limiting the Indians to just one run on four hits.  For the first six innings Barry Moore matched Cuellar but was lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the sixth.  Bob Miller gave up a run scoring single to Frank
Robinson in the seventh and two more runs in the eighth and Brooks Robinson tagged Mike Paul for a three run homer in the ninth to seal the win for the Birds.

The Orioles scored early and often in the rubber game of the series tagging Tribe starter Rich Hand for six runs in the first three innings en route to an easy 9 - 2 victory.  The big blows were a two run blast by Boog Powell in the first and a three run homer by Brooks Robinson in the third.  The only runs tallied by the Indians came via a  Russ Nagelson two run homer in the second to bring the Indians to within one run of the Orioles but Tom Phoebus kept the Indians off the board until he was relieved by Dick Hall with two out in the eighth.  Hall set down the four Indians he faced.


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