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Tigers Sweep Doubleheader, Win Fifth Straight

September 7, 1935 Tigers 9, Athletics 7 (84-44)

The Tigers jumped out to an early lead and ran up the score with six runs in the fourth inning. Marv Owen homered and drove in three and both Pete Fox and Goose Goslin drove in two runs.

Tommy Bridges was solid early but seemed to tire near the end of the game. The Tigers fortunately had a nice enough cushion to hold off a Philadelphia comeback which included two Jimmie Foxx homeruns.

September 7, 1935 Tigers 15, Athletics 1 (85-44)

This game was simply a beat down. By the end of the second inning, the Tigers had a five nothing lead and starter Elden Auker threw a gem. He didn’t give up a hit until the eighth inning and finished the game by giving up only two hits.

Charlie Gehringer and Mickey Cochrane both drove in three runs. All nine Tigers had hits and seven of them had more then one. Gehringer led the way with four hits.

The two wins gave the Tigers a nearly insurmountable ten game lead over the Yankees. At this point, it was just a matter of time before they played in the World Series. Things were a little less certain in the National League as the Cubs were making a late run at the first place St. Louis Cardinals. They trailed by 2 1/2 games and the New York Giants stood four games back.

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