Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies
August 6, 1918 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 6, 1918 at the Baker Bowl. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Philadelphia Phillies 2

Pittsburgh Pirates ab r h rbi
Ellam ss 3 1 0 0
Bigbee lf 5 1 1 2
Carey cf 5 2 2 2
Southworth rf 5 3 3 1
Cutshaw 2b 4 0 1 1
Mollwitz 1b 4 0 1 1
McKechnie 3b 4 0 1 1
Schmidt c 2 1 2 0
Smith c 1 1 0 0
Cooper p 3 1 3 0
Totals 36 10 14 8
Philadelphia Phillies ab r h rbi
Bancroft ss 3 0 1 0
Pearce ss 2 0 0 0
Williams cf 4 0 1 0
Stock 3b 4 0 0 0
Luderus 1b 3 1 1 0
Meusel lf 4 1 2 0
Cravath rf 3 0 1 2
Hemingway 2b 4 0 0 0
Adams c 2 0 0 0
Devine c 2 0 0 0
Prendergast p 4 0 1 0
Totals 35 2 7 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 6 0 2 1 1 0 0 10 14 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 4
Pittsburgh Pirates IP H R ER BB SO
Cooper W(15-12) 9.0 7 2 2 2 10
Totals 9.0 7 2 2 2 10
Philadelphia Phillies IP H R ER BB SO
Prendergast L(10-12) 9.0 14 10 8 2 0
Totals 9.0 14 10 8 2 0

E –Cutshaw (22), Pearce 2 (11), Meusel (8), Hemingway (8). 2B –Pittsburgh Cooper (2), Philadelphia Luderus (19); Meusel (19). SH –Ellam (5); Cutshaw (23); Mollwitz (25); Cooper (5). Team LOB –5. Team –8. SB –Carey (47); Southworth (9). U –Hank O'Day, Lord Byron.

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