IN THE NEWS: In a 173 Giants cakewalk over the Braves, the Giants unload for a National League record 12 runs in the 5th inning. Young Mel Ott plays five innings and goes 3-for-3. He also steals a base. The 17-year-old star will hit .383 in 35 games this year. The Giants blow it open in the 5th inning, scoring 12 runs.
IN THE NEWS: At Baltimore, the minor league Orioles embarrass the Yankees, 189 in an exhibition game. Ruth is 0-for-5 and tangles with Mark Koenig in the dugout after the 8th inning. Ruth yells at Koenig of loafing on several plays.
IN THE NEWS: The Reds split a doubleheader with the Cubs, losing 20 to Charlie Root, before winning 74. The Reds also lose P Jakie May (13-9), who is spiked in the opener, and is out for the remainder of the season.
IN THE NEWS: Trailing 63 at the end of eight innings, Brooklyn then makes nine hits and adds two walks to win going away, 126. A National League record five Brooklyn pinch hitters all deliver, including pinch hitter Dick Cox, who gets two hits, scores twice, and has two RBI in a 9-run 9th inning. Pinch hitter Moose Clabaugh bats twice in the 9th, collecting a hit: the six pinch hits sets a major-league record and the three pinch runners scoring ties a ML mark set in 1900. The Phils use a record-tying five pitchers in the 9th with Waylon Dean taking the loss. The Phils are again paced by Cy Williams, who clubs two homers in his first two at-bats (three in a row), before striking out in his next.
IN THE NEWS: The Yankees beat the Indians, 64, as Bob Meusel drives home three runs with three sacrifice flies. This ties the major-league record set by Harry Steinfeldt in 1909. Bob Shawkey is the winning hurler.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants clean house early, giving Heinie Groh his release and allowing Irish Meusel to buy out his. Irish will finish out his career with a season in Brooklyn.
At Philadelphia, the Cards sweep a pair from the Phils to tie for first place. They open with a 233 pasting, a game in which 36 players are used, 22 by the Phils. The Cards plate 12 runs in the 3rd inning, with all the Cardinals getting a hit except Billy Southworth, who is robbed of a double by Freddy Leach's catch. Taylor Douthit has a walk and single, two stolen bases, and two runs scored in the game. Flint Rhem is the winning pitcher. The Cards lighten up in game 2, winning 102, behind Art Reinhart.
IN THE NEWS: The Cardinals regain the National League lead in a 101 win over the Phils. Light-hitting Tommy Thevenow bangs his first ML homer, an inside the park liner off Jack Knight. The Reds continue to nose-dive, dropping a 54 decision to the Giants on Frankie Frisch's 10th inning home run. The Reds will lose seven of the final 9.
IN THE NEWS: At Cleveland's League Park, a crowd of 31,000 watch the Yankees hold back the Indians, 83, in the final of a six game series. In the 7th, Ruth parks his 43rd homer of the year and Lou Gehrig follows with another home run, both off Emil Levsen. Gehrig adds three doubles and five RBIs to lead the Yankee charge. Dutch Ruether picks up the New York win.
The White Sox beat Boston 63, the same score as yesterday, to complete a five game sweep of the Bosox in Chicago.
IN THE NEWS: With the Cardinals idle, the Reds' nosedive continues as the Braves sweep a pair from Cincinnati, 43 and 30. In game 1, Edd Roush misses a shoestring catch of a Andy High fly ball, which goes for an inside-the-park home run. Roush also misses an easy fly ball in the 6th. Bob Smith applies the calcimine in game 2, with Dolf Luque on the losing end.
IN THE NEWS: The Cardinals, led by Les Bell's ML record-tying three triples and a double, roll by the Dodgers, 157, to increase their 1st place lead of Cincy to two 1/2 games. Rookie Tommy Thevenow and Jim Bottomley chip in with home runs. For Thevenow, it is his 2nd homer in six days, again an inside-the-park drive. He'll play another 12 years3351 at batsand never hit another homer.
In Philadelphia, the A's play their first Sunday game ever, beating the White Sox, 32, behind Lefty Grove. A state supreme court decision will delay the next Sunday game for eight years.
IN THE NEWS: At the Polo Grounds, the Cardinals clinch the pennant by beating the Giants 64 behind Flint Rhem and Bill Sherdel. Billy Southworth homers to help beat his old teammates, negating Bill Terry's 3-run home run off Rhem. The Cards are now ahead of Cincinnati by three games with two to play. The Reds lose to the Phillies today, 92.
IN THE NEWS: The Browns beat the Yankees twice, 61 and 62, in a total time of two hours, seven minutes, a major-league record for a twinbill. The 2nd game is the fastest in American League history: 55 minutes. The Yanks total 19 hits, while the Browns collect 26 in the two games. Ruth has one at bat, then sits, and misses reliever George Sisler, who tosses two scoreless innings to finish for the Browns in game two and, when the Browns score four in the 8th, picks up the victory. Ruth has 47 homerstwice the runnerup, and also leads the AL with 139 runs, 155 RBI, and 144 bases on balls. Ruth is batting .372, 2nd to Detroit's Heinie Manush, who will go 6-for-9 on the last day to end at .378. Browns coach Jimmie Austin, 46 years old, participates in the nitecap and contributes to the win by knocking in a run with a double and then stealing home. He is not the oldest to steal a base (Arlie Latham, 50, in 1909), but he is the oldest to steal home. The Yankees use Fred Merkle in his final game. Merkle replaces Lou Gehrig at 1B in the 6th.
The Series-bound Cardinals lose to the Reds, 21, when Cincinnati scores two runs in the 9th. Pete Donohue wins his 20th for the Reds.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland 1B George Burns hits his 64th double of the year, as the Indians down Philadelphia 54. Indians righthander George Uhle gives up nine hits in winning his 27th against 11 losses. He leads the American League, despite giving up a league-high 300 hits and 118 walks, and posts a 2.83 ERA. It is his best record in a 17-year, 200-win career.
IN THE NEWS: In the only games played today, the 7th place Braves sweep a pair from the last-place Phillies, 76 and 21. Rookies Johnny Werts and Bunny Hearn are the winning hurlers over Claude Willoughby and Dutch Ulrich.