The Pirates rode a strong start from Ray Kremer and a decisive blow by second baseman Eddie Moore to a 3-2 win over Washington in game six of the World Series. After falling behind three games to one, they’ve now tied the Series at three apiece.
Initially, Kremer didn’t have an easy time of it. With two out in the top of the first, Goose Goslin lined his third home run of the Series to right, giving Washington the first run. The Senators added another in the second. After Joe Judge singled and Ossie Bluege bunted into a force play, Roger Peckinpaugh doubled to drive in Bluege.
Kremer settled in after the second. The only Senators’ baserunner in the next three innings was Bluege, who singled in the fourth, but Kremer picked him off first.
The Pirates got three singles in the first two innings off journeyman Alex Ferguson, but didn’t score. In the bottom of the third, though, they tied the game. Moore led off with a walk and, when Max Carey grounded to short, Peckinpaugh tried to force Moore at second but was too late, leaving two on base. Kiki Cuyler bunted the runners up and Moore scored on Clyde Barnhart’s ground out. Pie Traynor then singled to knot the score at 2-2.
Ferguson got the Pirates in order in the fourth. In the fifth, though, Moore led off with a fly ball down the left field line that dropped over the fence for a home run that put the Pirates up, 3-2.
There wasn’t a lot of drama after that. The Senators had chances in the eighth and ninth, but Kremer hung on. Catcher Hank Severeid led off the eighth with a single and his pinch runner, Earl McNeely, stole second. Kremer got the next three batters, though, on a popup and two ground outs.
In the ninth, the ever-difficult Joe Harris doubled with one out. Kremer, though, got Judge on a popup and Bluege on a ground out.
For the game, Kremer allowed just six hits and a walk. Moore and Traynor each had two hits.
Game seven is scheduled for tomorrow at Forbes Field. The forecast, though, is ominous. If the game takes place, the Pirates’ Vic Aldridge will face the Senators’ Walter Johnson. Each pitcher is 2-0 in the Series. The Pirates will try to become the first team ever to come back from a 3-1 Series deficit.