By Calvin J. Butterworth
June 16, 1924
Last in the league in circuit clouts despite a more-than-reachable left field fence, the Detroiters have had to make due all season with an array of free passes and sack hits to compile their runs. Of late, it is all the rage.
For against the wild twirlings of one Oscar Fuhr, the Tigers amassed sixteen base-runners in the first five innings, good for an 8-1 lead against the suddenly decrepit Red Sox. Pitching for Detroit was Ed Wells, whose bizarre outings lately have been more like something out of H.G. Wells. Val Picnich reached him for a triple and homer, and after a Rigney gaffe prolonged the 6th inning, he served doubles to Shano Collins and Homer Ezzell to put Boston back in the contest.
From that point George Murray and Buster Ross shut down our offense with superb relief, and when two singles and a walk loaded the bases in the top of the 7th, our often-erratic bullpenners were called in to save the afternoon.
It is never a pretty thing. Herm Pillette fanned Picinich to end the aforementioned pickle, but Collins and Ezzell touched him for hits to start the 8th. Hooks Dauss entered, Wambsganss brought in a score with a deep parabola of a fly, a passed ball by Fothergill moved Ezzell to third, but Williams and Shanks went out to calm the assembled masses. Dauss then bore down with his hooks in the 9th, putting away Harris, Flagstead and Veach, the toughest part of the Boston lineup, for the victory.
With Washington losing again in Chicago, the Tigers moved another game closer to respectability, and will throw Holloway against the typically tough Ehmke in tomorrow's 2 p,m. tilt.
BOS 000 103 010 - 5 10 4
DET 101 240 00x - 8 10 1
Other American League games today:
at WHITE SOX 5-12-3, SENATORS 4-8-0
Not even the sterling Walter Johnson can cool the sizzling Chicago sticks. The Nats score their runs with singles, walks and errors while the White Sox rack up four doubles and a triple, nearly all at key times, and inch a game closer to the first-placers behind the inexplicably effective hurling of Sarge Connally. Without question, Chicago's good fortune is the story of the season.
at INDIANS 8-17-1, YANKEES 7-13-0 (10 innings)
Anatomy of a muddling, maddening squad. The Yanks give Joe Bush a 6-2 lead heading into the 7th but a walk, two singles and doubles by Speaker and Myatt off reliever Gaston tie the game in short order. New York plates a go-ahead tally in the top of the 9th on a double by Schang, but James Edwards snuffs the rally on matching ground outs to Ward and Scott. Frank Brower, the Tribe first-sacker who won a game at Yankee Stadium earlier with a late homer, cracks Gaston's first offering here in the 9th over the board to tie the score again. Gaston is given yet another chance but is truly ghastly in the 10th. Fewster, Edwards, and Jamieson all single before Brower walks on four pitches for the game-loser. Without a reliable relief arm, the Gothamites have practically no chance in a late, close game.
at BROWNS 10-15-0, ATHLETICS 2-3-0
Dixie Davis is an absolute magician, and the Browns score all their runs in the middle three frames against Sam Gray and assorted fools. Pat Collins collects four singles and a grand slam homer in five sojourns to the dish.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Monday, June 16|
|Chicago White Sox||37||23||.617||1.5|
|New York Yankees||30||30||.500||8.5|
|St. Louis Browns||26||34||.433||12.5|
|Boston Red Sox||24||35||.407||14|