By Calvin J. Butterworth
June 17, 1924
Who would have thought the Tigers could score ten runs off a team's ace in the very first inning, yet still struggle to win the game? Every Tiger fan, that is who.
Fifteen Detroiters visited the dish in the opening stanza, and all but twelve reached base. Cobb actually came up twice to collect a single and double and knock in four. But our hurling conductor Ken Holloway was at his sorriest today, and it was only a matter of time before the trap door opened beneath his cleats.
Four straight singles gave Boston two runs in the 3rd. A Veach triple and Shano Collins single made it 10-4 in the 5th. Cole relieved him in the 6th but was even worse, if that were possible. A Veach double and Shano single cut the Tiger lead to 10-7. Cole got two back himself with a big double in the 6th, but then Cole and Dauss gave Boston four more tallies in the 7th and it was suddenly 12-11.
The Navin crowd was as bitter and vocal as I've ever heard them, and there were even scribes around me smashing their typewriter keys. But Cobb singled in the 7th for his fourth hit, Heilman doubled him home, and Dauss calmed down to save his second game in a row.
Manager Tyrus Raymond, by the way, has his batting mark up to .407, tops in the circuit, and it's comforting to see most of the regulars stroking sweetly of late. And they have to, because the last Tiger home run was hit by Heinie Manush in Yankee Stadium on May 24th off Waite Hoyt—24 games ago.
BOS 102 013 400 - 11 18 2
DET (10)00 002 10x - 13 16 0
Other American League games today:
SENATORS 4-5-1, at WHITE SOX 3-7-2
Ahead 1-0 with their usual paltry four singles through six innings off Robertson, Bucky Harris makes an error for the Nats and kicks the Chicagoans into gear. Mostil homers instantly, before a hit batter and two singles put the Sox ahead 3-1. But bad defense decides this one, as Barrett boots a Leibold grounder to start the Washington 8th. Two walks and a flub by Robertson tie the game 3-3 and send it into extra innings. Their last hit coming in the 3rd inning, Harris beats out a bunt to help load the bases and Goslin the Amazing flies deep to center for his 14th game-decider of the year. The real star of the game is Nat hurler Mogridge, who retires the final 13 hitters for his seventh win.
YANKEES 10-17-2, at INDIANS 5-11-1
Another no-homer game for the Bambino, but he does collect three singles and a double and actually knocks in a run as the Yanks break the game open with five runs in the 7th to make a winner out of Waite Hoyt.
ATHLETICS 7-10-1, BROWNS 5-13-3
Philadelphia gets six of their seven runs off Shocker in the 3rd inning, but Burns, Harriss and Meeker hold off the bashing Brownies.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Tuesday, June 17|
|Chicago White Sox||37||24||.607||2.5|
|New York Yankees||31||30||.508||8.5|
|St. Louis Browns||26||35||.426||13.5|
|Boston Red Sox||24||36||.400||15|