COBB LEADS 10-2 BARRAGE AGAINST SCULLERY-DWELLING BOSTONS
By Calvin J. Butterworth
June 15, 1924
It's been an odd week for the Red Sox. Winners of four straight at Comiskey Park, they then travelled to Cleveland and got the sweeping tables turned on them. Thanks to the heroics of assorted Detroiters, their opening match at Navin Field provided little shelter from another storm of hits on their heads.
Chappie Geygan did get them going with a run-scoring, two-out double in the 2nd, but a double by Pratt and single from pitcher Whitehill tied the score quickly. Val Picnich then stroked a homer deep to left to put Boston up 2-1, but from there to the end they slumbered like well-fed tots.
Curt Fullerton began the bottom of the 4th by allowing sharp singles to Manush, Woodall and Pratt to load the sacks. The usually gentle O'Rourke then clobbered a pitch down the left-field stripe for a 2-run double. Rigney re-loaded the bases with a walk, Cobb knocked in two with a flaming single, and it was 6-2 Tigers.
Whitehill laid goose-eggs on the scoreboard the rest of the way, and Detroit just kept scoring. Errors from Geygan and Ira Flagstead gave them two runs in the 7th, before a Blue triple and third Georgia Peach single gave them another pair in the 8th.
Ed Wells will try and rebound tomorrow against Boston's often-inept Oscar Fuhr. Game time is at 2 p.m and children are admitted free with their fathers or guardians.
BOS 011 000 000 - 2 7 3
DET 010 500 22x - 10 11 1
Other American League games today:
at WHITE SOX 11-17-0, SENATORS 4-9-2
What begins as a tight, fearsome battle between Zachary and Thurston quickly becomes a massacre. Washington plays horrible defense the first two innings but a Goslin homer and triple puts them in front 4-3, a lead which lasts until the 6th. Six singles, a double and an Eddie Collins triple produce six scores for the relentless Chicagoans, and the second placers have 17 hits before anyone realizes it. The win puts the White Sox two and a half from the top to help out the rest of the pennant pack, though with Walter Johnson throwing tomorrow, a setback could be imminent.
YANKEES 7-9-1, at INDIANS 4-9-1
Continuing their erratic play, the Yanks fall behind 3-1 in the 1st with ace Pennock on the hill, but fight back against Shaute and finally put the game to sleep on a 2-run Meusel poke in the 8th. Also true to form, Ruth is on base four out of five times with three walks and a double yet manages to score only once.
ATHLETICS 8-12-2, BROWNS 2-6-1
Fred Heimach throws his best start of the season, Dykes drives in two off Wingard and Simmons three, and the Mackmen continue their latest blistering climb in the standings.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Sunday, June 15|
|Chicago White Sox||36||23||.610||2.5|
|New York Yankees||30||29||.508||8.5|
|St. Louis Browns||25||34||.424||13.5|
|Boston Red Sox||24||34||.414||14|