Day 3 / Conclusion of the First Round of the Amazing April Tournament.
|Game #23 / Cobb Bracket||R||H||E|
|#13||1998||San Diego Padres||6||7||1|
|WP||K.Brown (1-0)||Next:||1998 Padres (#13) @|
|LP||G.Maddux (0-1)||1914 Braves (#12)|
|HR||G.Vaughn (SD) - 1|
Greg Vaughn put the game away with a three-run HR in the top of the 9th off Denny Neagle, to give the Padres some extra insurance.
|Game #24 / Ruth Bracket||R||H||E|
|WP||Mulholland (1-0)||Next:||1993 Phillies (#13) @|
|LP||De.Martinez (0-1)||1953 Dodgers (#5)|
|HR||Chamberlain (PHI) - 2 (2)|
|D.Hollins (PHI) - 1|
Wes Chamberlain (playing DH) had a huge game for the Phillies, going 4-for-5, with 2 HR's, 3 RBI, a double, while scoring 3 runs.
|Game #25 / Ruth Bracket||R||H||E|
|WP||S.Carlton (1-0) / CG (1)||Next:||2012 Tigers (#16) @|
|SHO (1)||1977 Phillies (#8)|
|HR||M.Schmidt (PHI) - 1|
Mike Schmidt's solo HR in the bottom of the 6th, proves to be the winner.
|Game #26 / Cobb Bracket||R||H||E|
|#8||1993||San Francisco Giants||1||4||0||F/11 Inn|
|WP||Bridges (1-0)||Next:||1940 Tigers (#9) @|
|LP||Mi.Jackson (0-1)||1927 Yankees (#1)|
|HR||Bartell (DET) - 1|
Tigers got it started with a lead-off HR by Dick Bartell, Giants matched their run in the bottom of the first -- which both teams would go scoreless for the next 9 innings. RP-Mike Jackson of the Giants gets wild in top of 11th, allowing 3 walks & a wild pitch that would score the go-ahead run with Rudy York scoring. Bobo Newsom pitched 8 strong innings for the Tigers (allowing 3 hits, run), while striking out 7; Giants' Bill Swift nearly matches the effort in his start for Giants (allowing 4 hits, run), with 4 K's.
|Game #27 / Wagner Bracket||R||H||E|
|#4||1917||Chicago White Sox||7||11||1||F|
|WP||Re.Russell (1-0)||Next:||2006 Tigers (#12) @|
|LP||J.Romero (0-1)||1917 White Sox (#4)|
|HR||Rollins (PHI) - 1|
|R.Howard (PHI) - 1|
The 2008 Phillies had a 5-2 lead early, but J.C. Romero would self-destruct in relief role in bottom of the 8th, starting with Buck Weaver's two-run double, as White Sox score 4 runs in the bottom of the 8th to take control of the game. Eddie Cicotte (starter for Chicago) pitches 12 K's, despite giving up 5 runs in 7 innings of work.
|Game #28 / Aaron Bracket||R||H||E|
|#11||1962||Los Angeles Dodgers||1||4||1|
|#6||1946||Boston Red Sox||2||5||1||F|
|WP||D.Ferriss (1-0) / CG (1)||Next:||1969 Mets (#14) @|
|LP||Drysdale (0-1) / CG (1)||1946 Red Sox (#6)|
|HR||R.York (BOS) - 1|
Rudy York's solo HR tied the game in the bottom of the 4th, while Pinky Higgins' sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run in Joe Pesky.
|Game #29 / Aaron Bracket||R||H||E|
|#15||1971||San Francisco Giants||2||6||0|
|WP||Cuellar (1-0)||Next:||1984 Tigers (#7) @|
|LP||G.Perry (0-1)||1969 Orioles (#2)|
|HR||Bo.Bonds (SF) - 1|
|Game #30 / Wagner Bracket||R||H||E|
|#7||1955||Chicago White Sox||4||6||1||F|
|WP||Zito (1-0)||Next:||1976 Dodgers (#15) @|
|LP||Pierce (0-1)||2002 Athletics (#10)|
|HR||R.Durham (OAK) - 1|
|Er.Chavez (OAK) - 1|
|Kell (CWS) - 1|
The 1955 White Sox had this game in the bag, until Oakland woke up in the top of the 8th, with a three-run HR by Ray Durham (coming off the bench), which was followed up a few batters later with Eric Chavez's two-run blast. Billy Pierce (the losing pitcher for the White Sox) only allowed one-hit & no runs through the first seven innings.
|Game #31 / Ruth Bracket||R||H||E|
|#11||1933||New York Giants||0||4||2|
|#6||2007||Boston Red Sox||6||6||1||F|
|WP||Beckett (1-0) / CG (1)||Next:||2007 Red Sox (#6) @|
|SHO (1)||1937 Yankees (#3)|
|LP||Hubbell (0-1) / CG (1)|
|HR||D.Ortiz (BOS) - 1|
|Youkilis (BOS) - 1|
|M.Ramirez (BOS) - 1|
|Pedroia (BOS) - 1|
4 HR's by the Red Sox' sluggers, while Josh Beckett was in total control. The Giants' Carl Hubbell pitched 11 K's despite allowing 6 runs in 8 innings.
|Game #32 / Cobb Bracket||R||H||E|
|#6||1971||Pittsburgh Pirates||0||1||0||F/10 Inn|
|WP||Blue (1-0) / CG (1)||Next:||2008 Rays (#14) @|
|SHO (1)||1971 Athletics (#11)|
It happened again -- another starting pitcher in the first round pitching a no-hitter into extra innings, Vida Blue got the run he was looking for with an RBI single by Dick Green in top of the 10th -- but would give up a single to the lead-off hitter Manny Sanguillen in the bottom of the 10th, to break up the no-no. Steve Blass of the Bucs, pitched a strong 9 innings of scoreless ball, allowing only 5 hits, while striking out eight.