Monday, May 09, 2005

Game #6

July 1, 1993 at Comiskey Park. Orioles 1, White Sox 0.

Quite easily the best pitchers' duel I've ever seen. Jack McDowell was absolutely masterful, pitching a complete-game three-hitter and, incredibly, retiring the last 20 Orioles he faced in order. He lost. The O's scratched out a run in the third--Tim Hulett walked, Harold Reynolds singled him to third, and Marc McLemore scored him with a sacrifice fly (the first of McDowell's 20 consecutive retired). But that was enough. Jamie Moyer, long before I grew to love him as a Mariner, won. Gave up four hits in eight innings, but only one after the second. Gregg Olson came on for the save in the ninth, and gave up a two-out single to Ellis Burks. Robin Ventura came up to pinch-hit. The crowd was loud, the situation intense, and Ventura absolutely drilled one that was headed for the right-field corner. Would have tied the score easily--except first baseman David Segui reached up and stabbed it for the final out. An awesome, awesome game.

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