By Calvin J. Butterworth
Detroit Free-Enterprise

April 18, 1924

The Detroit ball patrons had scarcely smoothed out their coats and sat on the Navin seats when a Tris Speaker triple carved the right field alley and the Indians were in the lead 1-0. Ken Holloway hurled his way off a cliff soon after, as the next five Clevelanders reached base, one thanks to a Rigney misplay, and it was 6-0 and the caterwauling had begun from the frigid grandstands.

But our boys can wield the lumber with anyone, and George Uhle was no match for the relentless Tiger whacking, which began with three runs in the 2nd, then continued with single tallys in the 3rd and 5th and three more in the 6th as Rigney got Detroit the lead with a 2-run single and Pratt followed with a triple. Holloway scattered six singles after his horrifying 1st, proving once more that a talented twirler can retrieve his wit and verve even after having his posterior deposited into his hands.

"I wouldn't have paid a dime to see me pitch the way this one began," Holloway confessed later, "But Johnny (Bassler) came out and settled me down and promised he would get hits to help me." Bassler actually doubled to launch the 2nd inning fusillade, marking him as a catcher our boxmen can depend on, as well as a man of his word.

The Browns of St. Louis will arrive tomorrow, still searching for a notch in the victory column.

CLEVE. 600 000 000 — 6 12 1
DETROIT 031 013 21x — 9 15 2

Other American League results:

YANKEES 13-16-0, at RED SOX 5-13-0
The fourth straight embarrassment for Boston, as Sad Sam Jones beats them and the Bambino swats his first home run of the campaign. The Sox now aim for their first win against the Athletics.

Said Phildealphians take a 4-2 lead into the final frame but Washington uses a key Dykes error and pinch hits from Mathews and McNeely to tie the game, before bench regular Lance Richbourg wins it with a double off Slim Harriss,

WHITE SOX 9-9-2, BROWNS 7-10-3
St. Louis continues its futile play, with Dixie Davis getting peppered for four runs in the 1st and five more in 5th, topped by an Eddie Collins 3-run homer. At this rate, one can surmise that Comiskey tickets for the first visit by the Yanks will be snapped up like spilled dubloons.

AMERICAN LEAGUE through Friday, April 18
New York Yankees 401.000
Chicago White Sox 401.000
Washington Senators 31.7501
Detroit Tigers 22.5002
Cleveland Indians 22.5002
Philadelphia Athletics 13.2503
St. Louis Browns 04.0004
Boston Red Sox 04.0004

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