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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 14, 1912, Image 18

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AND THE SOX GO MARCHING ON
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Yesterday's results:
American League Chicago 3,
Philadelphia 1; Washington 9,
Cleveland 6; New York 15, De
troit 4; Boston 14, St. Louis 9.
National League Chicago 4,
New York 4 (eight innings, dark
ness); Cincinnati 2, Brooklyn 1;
St. Louis 4, Boston 3 (11 in
nings) ; Pittsburg-Philadelphia,
rain.
Ed Walsh, who was said to be
suffering from a strained back, a
bad cold and the loss of his red'
flannel shirt, pitched the Sox to
victory over the Athletics yester
day, making the seventh straight
win for the South Siders. The
Athletics outbatted their oppon
ents, but when swats meant coun
ters Walsh and his teammates
pulled some star plays that avert
ed danger. Weaver and Rath each
pegged, men out at the plate, and
Big Ed fanned two men in a row
one" inning with runners on sec
ond and third. '
Right now nothingi seems to
stop the White Sox. If they are
getting mediocre pitching" they
turn in and .slug out a victory, but
if the pitching is air-tight, they
are content with a few runs, and
play all the stronger on defense.
Twenty games, out of the first
twenty-five have been won by the
Hose, and they have a command
ing lead in the race. It will take
some plaviner bv their trailers to
pull it down. It
is true that De- j
troit was off to a bigger lead last
year, but the Tigers did riot have
the evenly balanced team of the
White Sox.
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The Cubs were unable to win
yesterday, but they managed to
stall off a defeat by putt jngJ across
the tieing run in the eighth in
ning, due to some clever base
running on the part of Heinie
Zimmerman.
Lavender pitched Jor .the We't
Siders, and did a good job, errors
getting him in bad in the fourth
inning and opening the gate to
three Giant runs. McGraw's
sluggers made but seven hits off
the recruit.
Chance, in desperation over the
losing streak of
,will shake up the team this after
noon, benching Eddie Lennox
and putting Ward Miller in the.
game. Under this shift, Zimmer
man goes to third, Hofman to
first and Miller to center. It may
be just the combination to start
a winning streaky and Husk is
certainly justified in trying any
thing that will win a game now
and then. But he is taking a
chance. '
Right now Zimmerman is the
backboncof the team because of
his hitting, and his fielding'
around first base is improving
every clay. Zim never was a
howlingsuccess as a" third sacker.
If he is shifted to that position
his hired men,

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