Giants Hand Cubs 17 to 4 Drubbing: Winners Rap Hatten, Three Other North Side Hurlers For Seventeen Safe Blows, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-04


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; . Giants Hand Cubs 17 to 4 Drubbing Winners Rap Hatten, Three Other North Side Hurlers For Seventeen Safe Blows By the United Press Slamming out 17 hits "including three triples, three doubles and a homer, the New York Giants slaughtered the Chicago Cubs 17 to 4 before 10,831 at Wrigley Field yesterday. Big Jim Hearn blanked the Bruins for six innings until the Giants had put together two successive six-run innings to build a 17 to 0 lead for him. It was Hearns fifth win against one loss and ended a three-game losing streak for the Giants. It was the biggest Giant margin since they walloped the St. Louis Cardinals 17 to 3 May 9, 1951. Whitey Lockman, Chuck Diering and Davey Williams paced the Giants assault. Lockman banged out two singles and a double in four turns to boost his league leading mark to .346. His chief contender, Hank Sauer of the Cubs, collected three of the Cubs five hits in five turns to fatten his percentage to .343. Williams Scores Four Runs Williams scored four runs, netted three walks, a single, and a two-run double for the day while Diering socked a triple, a double and a single in three turns. Wes Westrum contributed his, seventh homer, a two-run blast, and a single to the afternoons antics. Bob Elliott and Bobby Thomson each drove in three runs. Thomson now has 40 runs driven in to his credit. Only Warren Hacker, fourth in the Cubs succession of pitchers, was immune from mayhem permitting no hits and fanning three the last two innings. The Giants started out slowly against Joe Hatten with two tallies in the first and another in the third. Al Darks triple, West-rums circuit drive, a hit batsman and Dierings first hit of the season finished Hatten in the fourth. Hank Thompson left the game after being hit, but x-ray examination later revealed there was no fracture below the right elbow. Johnny Klippstein was victimized for the last two runs in the six-run fourth and had to have help fromBob Schultz as the Giants came back with six more in the fifth frame. The Giants added two more in the seventh at the expense of Schultz. The loss was Hattens third against three wins. The Cubs bunched four of their hits for all their runs in the seventh with Roy Smalleys double and Dee Fondys two-run triple as the big blows. Score by innings: NEW YORK 201 660 200—17 17 1 CHICAGO 000 000 400— 4 9 0 •Hearn 5-1 and Westrum, Yvars 6; Hatten, Klippstein 4, Shultz 5, Hacker 8 and Atwell, Pramesa 6. Home Run — Westrum 7th. Losing Pitcher — Hatten 3-3.

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