Remy Kremer outdueled Brooklyn ace Dazzy Vance in the opener of a series with the Robins at Forbes Field, leading the Bucs to a 5-1 win. The game yesterday was rained out and will be made up with a doubleheader on August 8.
Both pitchers were in good form for four innings. The best chance for each team came in the fourth, when each got a runner to third with one out, but Kremer and Vance each pitched out of trouble.
The Pirates broke through in the bottom of the fifth. Eddie Moore doubled and came home on a single by Earl Smith. Kremer bunted Smith to second and he came all the way around to score on a wild pitch.
The Robins cut the gap to 2-1 in the top of the sixth on a hit batsman, a double and a sacrifice fly. The Pirates got that back in the bottom of the inning on a two-out triple by Glenn Wright that scored Kiki Cuyler.
The Bucs went up, 5-1, in the bottom of the eighth. After Clyde Barnhart and Pie Traynor both singled, Carson Bigbee, running for Barnhart, scored on a line out to right by Glenn Wright. Traynor advanced to second on the throw home and took third on a wild throw. A wild pitch brought him in.
Kremer gave up two hits in the ninth, but stranded the runners. The win left him 9-7. The Giants also were rained out yesterday and got drubbed by the Reds, 9-1, today, so the Pirates now have a two and a half game lead in the NL.