Emil continued his strong pitching of late and also had a big day at the plate. He allowed just three runs, and also had three hits, three runs scored and three RBIs. The result was an 11-3 Pirates romp, giving them a split of their four-game home series against Boston.
Yde got out of a second-and-third, one-out jam in the first and didn’t have any significant trouble after that through the first seven innings. The Pirates meanwhile weren’t doing a lot better against Braves’ starter Rosy Ryan through the first three innings.
The Bucs scratched out a run in the bottom of the fourth. Kiki Cuyler reached on a walk, moved up on a grounder and managed to score from second on an infield hit by Glenn Wright.
Yde sparked the offense in the fifth, helping extend the lead to 3-0. After Johnny Gooch led off with a double, Yde tripled and scored on a single by Johnny Rawlings, who was spelling Eddie Moore at second.
In the sixth, Yde helped the Bucs add on again. He singled George Grantham in from second. Max Carey followed with a single and Yde came all the way around on a throwing error by center fielder Gus Felix. That put the Bucs up, 5-0.
The Braves finally got to Yde in the top of the eighth. With two out, a walk, a single and a double by catcher Frank Gibson produced two runs.
In the bottom of the eighth, though, the Pirates put the game far out of reach with six runs. All of them came off Ryan, who was left in to take all the damage.
With one out, Grantham and Gooch both singled, and Gooch scored on another outfield error. Yde doubled for his third hit, driving in Gooch. Singles by Carey and Rawlings, a double by Cuyler, and a single by Clyde Barnhart brought in four more runs, making it 11-2.
The Braves got a final run on a two-out single in the ninth.
Yde evened his record at 4-4. Rawlings had three hits. The Pirates moved to within six and a half games of the first-place Giants. Tomorrow they start their most important series of the season, a four-game set against those same Giants.