By Calvin J. Butterworth
Detroit Free-Enterprise

June 1, 1924

CLEVELAND, OHIO—When two clubs with the rankest pitching square off, one can usually expect batting explosions. But mound aces Rip Collins and Sherry Smith made sure to keep all corks in their gun barrels today at League Park in a mildly scintillating 5-4 Tiger victory.

Cobb got the scoring going with a sacrifice fly after Rigney singled and Fred Haney doubled to begin the game. Collins was twirling beautifully, allowing nothing but a two-sack hit to Chick Fewster for the first six innings. In the top of the 6th, the Bengals struck again on singles from Rigney and Heilman and triples from Haney and Manush, and it was 4-0 Detroit with a clear road ahead.

But nothing is ever fancy-free for this outfit. Myatt doubled in the first Tribe run in the 7th, and with the help of a foolish error by catcher Woodall, Cleveland was able to plate three runs in the 8th, knock out Collins for Dauss, and tie the game up. Bud Messenger, the winless and generally hopeless Indians reliever, took over for Smith, retired the Tigers in succession in the 9th, then picked up a bat and tripled with two outs in the bottom frame. Dauss got Jamieson on a popup, though, and we went to the 10th. Rigney worked out a walk, Haney bunted him secondward, Cobb singled him to third, and Heilman sent a long fly to Jamieson to put us ahead for good.

The uncanny Senators now invade Navin Field for four skirmishes, with Walter Johnson slated to throw in the third one. "They ain't no fluke team, that's for sure," said Cobb afterwards, "All we can do is raise 'em by the ears, close our eyes, flash our razors and hope we hit neck."

DET 100 003 000 1 - 5 10 1
CLE 000 000 130 0 - 4 7 0

Other American League games today:

at SENATORS 7-12-2, ATHLETICS 6-9-3
The blistering Mackmen almost pull off a miracle win at Griffith, going up 3-0 in the 1st, getting behind 5-3 in the 2nd and taking the lead again 6-5 in the 3rd. But Mogridge settles down from there, Burns gives the Nats two runs in the 5th and all bats are silenced for the afternoon.

WHITE SOX 8-16-1, at BROWNS 2-11-2
After a mediocre day off, Chicago scorches Brownie pitching for 16 safeties, equally spaced through their lineup, and Blankenship coasts with the help of two large double plays for his sixth win. Ken Williams will be back in the St. Louis lineup for the next game, a day too late.

The Red Sox were traveling out to St. Louis and the Yankees to Chicago to launch their western trips.

AMERICAN LEAGUE through Sunday, June 1
Washington Senators 3216.667
Chicago White Sox 3016.6521
New York Yankees 2422.5227
Detroit Tigers 2324.4898.5
Philadelphia Athletics 2225.4689.5
St. Louis Browns 2026.43511
Boston Red Sox 1827.40012.5
Cleveland Indians 1730.36214.5

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