DETROIT OPENS ROAD JOURNEY WITH BRUTAL 11-0 WALLOPING OF ST. LOUIS
By Calvin J. Butterworth
May 1, 1924
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — Eager to prove their mettle while away from Michigan, the Tigers ripped the Browns asunder today in a merciless pounding behind Rip Collins in front of nearly 20,000 speechless St. Loucians.
Four singles, a walk and an error by the esteemed George Sisler in the 1st put us ahead to stay, and for a time it appeared the score would freeze at 3-0. Collins could not even be nicked, and Danforth for the Brownies had settled down nicely.
But every hole in the St. Louis dyke became unplugged in the uncanny 8th inning. With O'Rourke on second and two out, Cobb rifled a two-sack hit off the right field fence. When Rigney followed with a similar poke into the left corner, it was 5-0 and George Lyons was hailed to prevent further blood spillage.
It failed to work. Haney singled, Heilman singled to third and Robertson threw it wide, Manush singled, Blue singled, Woodall doubled, O'Rourke singled for the second time in the inning, and then Lyons uncorked a wild heave for the eighth tally of the frame.
Cobb was beaming in the locker-room afterwards, though he reminded all within earshot that games such as this are rare. Detroit has actually had very few of them thus far, so would be wise to not take St. Louis lightly tomorrow. Hits have been dropping from American League trees like acorns in October, and the Browns have had their fair share of them lately.
DET 300 000 080 - 11 19 1
STL 000 000 000 - 0 5 3
Other American League games:
at INDIANS 13-16-1, WHITE SOX 5-15-0
Cleveland finally wins its first home game, in typical western style. The contest is 2-1 in favor of Chicago as late as the 6th inning. Fourteen runs and nineteen hits later, bodies are strewn everywhere. The Sox get one less hit than the Indians but eight less runs.
at ATHLETICS 1-6-1, RED SOX 0-6-1
Ehmke and Rommel are equally glacial, and the only run scores in the 8th when Bishop doubles home Rommel, who reaches when Boone misplays the pitcher's single.
SENATORS 4-11-2, at YANKEES 1-2-0
Another devastating home loss for the Gothamites. The Yankees always have trouble against portside hurlers, and Mogridge pitches his second straight gem after two early bombardments. Goslin snaps the 1-1 tie in he 5th with a Ruth-worthy clout into the far right bleacher section off Joe Bush. Washington has amazingly slipped back into first place in this squirmy American League affair.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Thursday, May 1|
|Chicago White Sox||10||6||.625||0.5|
|New York Yankees||10||7||.588||1|
|Boston Red Sox||7||10||.412||4|
|St. Louis Browns||7||10||.412||4|