Cash is in the game because the Indians have started a righthander; Kaline is out because he needs a rest. But when the Indians bring a lefthander in to pitch against Cash with nobody out and the bases loaded, Martin brings Kaline in to pinch-hit for him, despite Cash's impressive home-run total (14 then). Cleveland's Alvin Dark now brings in a righthander to pitch to Kaline, and Kaline grounds into a force at the plate. Martin then brings in left-handed-hitting Gates Brown to bat for his heavy-hitting right-handed-hitting catcher, Bill Freehan. Brown grounds into an inning-ending double play, and Cleveland moves on to a 7-0 win.
But the Tigers did win the fight—without the suddenly peaceful Martin's help. And they just might win the pennant—very definitely with his help.