By Calvin J. Butterworth
June 14, 1924
Determined not to lose another series to the flawed Gothams, our boys put on a display of swatting acumen today that was frightening and effective in its relentlessness, without once coming close to offering a circuit clout.
For the top three slots on Detroit's dance card—Rigney, Blue and Cobb—reached base their first 13 times to the plate, offsetting an 0-for-4 showing by Heilman. New York's Sad Sam Jones lived up to his name and gave the Tigers 11 hits and 6 runs in less than four truly morose innings of work.
Rip Collins was staked to an 8-0 advantage after five, allowing just weak singles to Ruth and Meusel. Like a summer cloudburst, the Yanks rained five hits and a walk on Rip in the 6th inning before climbing back in their hammocks for the rest of the afternoon. A Pipp triple and Schang sacrifice fly in the 8th was their last hurrah, as O'Rourke tripled in two in the bottom of the frame to tuck the game into bed.
Detroit's win gives them a hard-fought 3-5 mark against the Yanks. The Red Sox, fresh off a surprising four-game nightmare of their own in Cleveland, crawl into town tomorrow, while New York will take Boston's place down at the House of Speaker.
NYY 000 005 010 - 6 9 0
DET 111 320 02x -10 17 0
Other American League games today:
at INDIANS 3-5-0, RED SOX 1-8-1
Alex Ferguson throws his best game of the year, at least for the first six innings. Joe Sewell's single is the Boston twirler's only blemish, but then Harris makes another error with one out in the 7th and it drives him to distraction. A single and two walks follow to tie the game, before the Tribe spanks him with a single, double, walk and game-winning double from Speaker in the 8th. Sherry Smith goes the distance for his fourth win, and Boston drops below Cleveland into last place.
ATHLETICS 4-10-0, at WHITE SOX 0-5-1
It is without question that Chicago has entered an icy period. Against Ed Rommel and his 3-9 record, the Pale Hose can make just five safeties, while ace Red Faber loses his second straight with the help of big hits from Bing Miller and Bill Lamar.
SENATORS 6-15-1, at BROWNS 4-6-2 (10 innings)
All is primed for the Washingtonians to put more distance between themselves and Chicago, but Curly Ogden suffers buzzard's luck early when the Browns score four times in the first three innings, two of them helped by a two-out Bucky Harris error. Urban Shocker still has a 4-0 lead into the 6th, getting in and out of trouble, when a Harry Rice boot helps the Nats to their first run. From there they swarm around the Browns like yellow jackets circling a honey pot. Ogden starts a two-run rally with his own double in the 7th to cut it to 4-3, and then Bluege singles in the equalizer in the 9th off reliever Pruett. One inning later, the fate of the game well determined, Harris walks with one out, Goslin, Rice and Ruel follow with singles, and the Nats' league lead is up to three and a half. Peckinpaugh slogs through an awful day with the stick, personally abandoning 12 of the 16 runners his team leaves on base, but is all smiles after.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Saturday, June 14|
|Chicago White Sox||35||23||.603||3.5|
|New York Yankees||29||29||.500||9.5|
|St. Louis Browns||25||33||.431||13.5|
|Boston Red Sox||24||33||.421||14|