By Calvin J. Butterworth
June 9, 1924
After yesterday's late surprise win, Detroit fans were eager for similar excitement at Navin's Ball Yard today, but the Tiger moundsman had other, distressing ideas.
For Ed Wells simply fell down another one in his second abysmal performance in the last three, allowing eight runs on ten blistering hits in the first four innings. Fred Heimach, meanwhile, who dropped six of his first seven decision this season with his shoddy twirling, allowed two Tiger tallies in the 1st before locking them in the run closet. By the time Heilman and Manush got around to plating two more runs in the 7th, Detroit hopes had been long dashed.
For the record, Welch enjoyed two doubles and a single, Lamar two singles and triple, Galloway with a triple and double, both Dykes and Simmons with a double and single, and so on. The offense that had deserted them of late re-surfaced with frightening vigor, and the only comfort we can take in this is the fact that Mack's Monsters will next take their swatting acumen to Comiskey Park to try and keep the White Sox on a losing skein.
Rommel will face Rip Collins in tomorrow's finale before the Tigers welcome the Bambino to town, so it is prudent for them to re-locate their winning way.
PHA 240 200 111 - 11 17 1
DET 200 000 200 - 4 12 0
Other American League games today:
SENATORS 7-14-4, at INDIANS 8-15-1 (11 innings)
This reporter truly wished he were down at League Park taking in this masterpiece of thrill, though one cannot always wish for ripe apples in spring. One day after Walter Johnson is easily beaten, George Mogridge undergoes four innings of sheer torture to begin the game. Five Cleveland doubles and three hideous errors give the Tribe a shocking 8-0 leadfor Luther Roy, who with his 2-6 mark and 11.67 earned run average is perhaps the sorriest starting hurler in either league. Giving the Nats just two singles through four innings, Roy crumbles into dust in the 5th. Mogridge and Prothro single, Peckinpaugh walks, Rice triples, Goslin homers and Leibold singles before poor Luther is finally extracted from the slab. All fortune is then diverted Washington's way, as they score one run in the 8th and two off Messenger in the 9th to tie the score with the help of a Yoter error. Relief expert Russell then silences the Tribe bats until Leibold leads the 11th with a triple and Ruel knocks him home with a single to conquer the drama from behind.
RED SOX 7-9-1, at WHITE SOX 5-6-0
Cats continue to move into housing with dogs, and Boston defeats the mighty Chicago squad for the third straight day. This time they are down 3-0 in the 5th to Red Faber and his 8-2 record, only to score five times on three singles, two walks and a giant double from Danny Clark. Clark singles in two more in the 8th, Buster Ross rescues starter Ferguson from a quagmire, then throws a quiet 9th to tie up the win.
BROWNS 6-14-3, at YANKEES 3-5-1
Two days of mortar fire are followed by a pop gun afternoon. After two 1st inning runs for the Yanks with the help of two Brownie errors, New York can do next to nothing with one Ernie Wingard as Waite Hoyt is busy being riddled for five runs and ten hits in less than six horrific innings of work. Ruth bats cleanup and sleeps soundly through his four "at-bats".
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Monday, June 9|
|Chicago White Sox||33||20||.623||1.5|
|New York Yankees||27||26||.509||7.5|
|Boston Red Sox||23||29||.442||11|
|St. Louis Browns||23||30||.434||11.5|