White Sox Defeat Senators, 4 to 2: Kretlow Gives Four Hits for First Win, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-07


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White Sox Defeat Senators, 4 to 2 Kretlow Gives Four Hits For First Win Latest Winning Streak Now Stands at Five; Triumphant In 25 of Last 29 Contests By ED SAINSBURY United Press Sports Writer The White Sox* Lou Kretlow pitched a complete game yesterday for the first time since July 7, 1949, limiting the Washington Senators to four hits as the Sox captured their fifth straight win, 4 to 2 before 5,665 fans. Kretlow, a 27-year-old right hander from Apache, Okla., was wild at times. He struck out six, walked four and gave up only four hits, and with a little better luck he might have had a shutout. But the Sox insured the victory as fast as possible against Washingtons flashy Cuban star, Conrado Marrero, bunching three of their six hits in the fourth inning for two runs and enough to win. It was Kretlows third start this season and the victory, his first win in two years, gave him a record of one victory and one loss for 1951. In 1950 he won none and lost two. The Sox took a lead in the first inning when Nelson Fox led off with a .double, reached third on Eddie Robinsons fly and scored on Al Zarillas single. Senators Knot Score in Fourth The Senators tied it in the fourth when Irv Noren tripled and scored on Sherry Robertsons ground ball to Robinson. But it could have been a double play as catcher Phil Masi missed the tag at the plate and instead of trying to tag Noren, who had failed to touch the base, turned to argue with umpire Charlie Berry. In their half of the inning, though, the Sox clipped Marrero, who had beaten them, 7 to 1, with nine hits only May 3, for enough to win. After Robinson popped out trying to bunt, Zarilla walked and went to third on Jim Busbys single to left. Chico Carrasquel singled to drive home Zarella while Busby made third. Masi beat out an infield grounder to fill the bases and Busby scored on Kretlows fly to left. The Senators second counter resulted from cheap singles by Mike Guerra and Marrero in the fifth, followed by a walk to Gil Coan and Norens fly to center. But the Sox added their insurance run in the eighth when Orestes Minoso beat out a bunt, Robinson and Zarilla walked, and Minoso tallied on Busbys infield out. It was the 19th victory in the last 21 games for the White Sox, and the 25th in the last 29. The score by innings: R H E Senators 000 110 000—2 4 0 White Sox 100 200 Olx— 4 6 0 Marrero 6-2 and Guerra; Kretlow 1-1 and Masi.

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