1925 Pirate Replay, August 18: Big Third Inning Spurs Bucs Past Brooklyn

Following a rain out yesterday of their second game in Cincinnati, the Bucs moved on to Brooklyn and clubbed the Robins, 11-4.  The Pirates got a big game from George Grantham and survived an early exit from starter Emil Yde.

The Robins got a lead in the bottom of the second when Eddie Brown doubled in a run, but it didn’t last long.  In the top of the third, two singles started things off.  After Yde popped up, a bad throw by second baseman Milt Stock let in a run.  Singles by Johnny Rawlings and Kiki Cuyler brought in three runs.  Cuyler stole second and scored on a single by Clyde Barnhart, which made the score 5-1 and finished Robins’ starter Tiny Osborne.  After another single off Bill Hubbell, Grantham blasted his sixth home run of the year to extend the lead to 8-1.

Brooklyn came partway back in the bottom half and knocked Yde out.  The lefty retired the first two batters, but a walk and four singles followed.  That drove in three runs, cutting the lead to 8-4.  Vic Aldridge replaced Yde and got the last out.

The Robins couldn’t get through to Aldridge.  He threw the last six and a third innings, allowing four hits.  The defense helped him by turning double plays in the seventh and eighth.

The Pirates added on a few insurance runs.  Glenn Wright doubled in Pie Traynor in the fifth.  In the eighth, Grantham picked up his fourth RBI of the game by driving Traynor in with a sacrifice fly.  The final run came in the top of the ninth when Cuyler doubled to drive in Carson Bigbee.

Aldridge picked up the win to improve his record to 8-6.  Traynor had three hits and three runs, and Cuyler had three RBIs.  The Giants won after also winning yesterday, so they’re three games behind the Bucs.