Specs Meadows held Boston to seven hits in hurling the Pirates to a 5-1 win at Forbes Field. The win kept the Bucs a game and a half ahead of the Giants, who beat the Cubs.
The Braves got a run in the top of the first on a leadoff single by Dave Bancroft, a ground out and a single by Jimmy Welsh. Meadows got double plays to end the first two innings and stranded two runners each in the fourth and fifth. The closest Boston came to a threat after that was a one-out double by Dick Burrus in the ninth.
The Pirates had only nine hits off Boston’s Larry Benton, but they did enough. They tied the game in the bottom of the third when Max Carey doubled and Eddie Moore singled to drive him in.
Pittsburgh took the lead for good in the fifth. With Max Carey on third and Kiki Cuyler on second, Pie Traynor lined a two-out single to right. Carey scored and Traynor reached second when right fielder Welsh threw home to hold Cuyler at third. Glenn Wright followed with a two-run single to put the Pirates up, 4-1.
The final run came in the seventh when Traynor doubled, his third hit of the day, to drive in Cuyler. The win left Meadows’ record at 14-5.