EVEN WITH COLLINS CAVALIER, COVELESKI IS CRUSHED IN 10-6 SWATTING DERBY
By Calvin J. Butterworth
July 7, 1924
CLEVELAND—The Tigers made the most of their one-game stop at League Park this afternoon with a bountiful bashing brigade against the waning wizards of wampum. The Indians have been playing far better of late, particularly in their wigwam on Lexington Avenue, but with their erratic hurling corps one can never expect them to silence the opposition. En route to the Nation's Capitol for the start of their eastern journey, Detroit was anything but snuffed.
Once again, the chief instigator was Tyrus Raymond Cobb, who reached base his first five times with three doubles, a single, and a walk, making it eleven straight times over two games he danced on the pathways. With the score knotted 2-2 in the 4th, Cobb's single was the second piece of a long string of walks and safeties that produced four runs off Coveleski and a 6-2 lead. Two singles, a Cobb double and a walk in the next frame cranked it up to 8-3, and a Woodall scoring single in the 6th pushed the advantage to 9-3.
It was here that Rip Collins pitched his worst ball in quite a while. A Lutzke walk, pinch triple from Summa, Jamieson single and Brower double began the last of the 6th, and it was suddenly 9-6. With the Tiger relief men exhausted from days of recent use, Cobb strolled over to the pitching mound, and convinced Rip he needed to gather his wits. Collins apparently listened, because from here he allowed one Jamieson double and no other hit. Blue doubled in Detroit's tenth run in the 9th, and we had another big game in the victory bag.
Whitehill will receive the ball tomorrow in Washington against Firpo Marberry, certainly a good scenario for an opening win against the current kings of the league. Just imagine, readers: If Detroit can miraculously pull off a four-game Senatorial sweep, the lead will be down to two.
Other west-east showdowns will find the Browns visiting Boston, the slumping White Sox at Yankee Stadium, and the Tribe looking for Mackmen scalps.
DET 101 421 001 - 10 18 0
CLE 200 103 000 - 6 12 2
Only other American League games today:
RED SOX 13-19-1, at ATHLETICS 10-14-0
at ATHLETICS 5-9-2, RED SOX 4-8-0
Well-rested from their religious day off, Mack's pitching staff fares no better than on Saturday, giving the Bostons 19 more hits and 13 more runs in the opening affair. It's Philadelphia's bats that really wake up, though, coming from arrears to score four runs in the 8th and go ahead of the Red Sox 10-8, only to have their best relief man Meeker give up six hits and five runs in the top of the 9th.
Meeker starts the second game, though, and recovers sweetly, as Boston grounds into three damaging double plays and dies with the bases loaded in the 9th when Homer Ezzell dribbles out to the catcher.
|AMERICAN LEAGUE through Monday, July 7|
|Chicago White Sox||44||36||.550||7.5|
|New York Yankees||40||39||.506||11|
|St. Louis Browns||36||45||.441||16|
|Boston Red Sox||35||45||.438||16.5|