The Reds’ Pete Donohue has started four games against the Pirates this year. In one of those starts, they knocked him out in the first inning. In the other three, he’s thrown complete game wins, giving up just one earned run. The third of those games came today, with Donohue throwing a four-hit shutout to beat the Bucs, 8-0.
The Pirates never came close to scoring. They didn’t get their first baserunner until pitcher Johnny Morrison singled with two out in the bottom of the third. Only four other Pittsburgh runners reached base, three on singles and one on an error. None of those runners got past first.
Pirates’ starter Babe Adams had a lot less success, as the Reds knocked him out in the top of the second. Rube Bressler led off the inning with a double and five singles followed. Cincinnati picked up four runs and Morrison had to come in to get the last out.
Morrison stayed on through the top of the eighth. He gave up a pair of runs in the fourth on a two-run single by Edd Roush. Single runs followed in the fifth and eighth, the last one unearned. Bud Culloton pitched the ninth after Morrison left for a pinch hitter.
Adams dropped to 4-3 on the season. The Giants lost, so the Bucs remain tied for first. They finish their series against the Reds tomorrow with a doubleheader.