Emil Yde bounced back from a bad start his last time out to hold Cincinnati to two runs over nine innings as the Pirates beat the Reds, 5-2. The win came in the first of two games at Redland Field. The Giants beat Boston, so the Pirates remain half a game out of first place.
Yde gave up nine hits, including a pair of doubles to ex-teammate Al Niehaus, but the Reds mostly weren’t able to bunch them. The Pirate lefty kept them off the board for the first seven innings.
Reds’ starter Rube Benton kept the Pirates in check until the fourth. With two outs, second baseman Hughie Critz dropped a pop fly to put two aboard. Stuffy McInnis and Johnny Gooch followed with singles, each plating a run.
The Bucs eventually stretched the lead to 5-0. With one out in the seventh, Max Carey added one with his fourth home run of the year. The next inning, a McInnis ground out with runners at the corners brought in a run and left Pie Traynor on second. He went to third when Gooch beat out a roller back to the mound. The Bucs then pulled off another delayed double steal, with Traynor stealing home.
The Reds finally got to Yde in the bottom of the eighth. The inning started with two singles, then Edd Roush drove in one run with a sacrifice fly and third baseman Babe Pinelli brought in another with a two-out double.
Yde had to strand runners at second and third in the ninth, but got a ground out to end the game and improve his record to 6-5. Carey had a single, double and the home run.