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American League Washing
ton 7, Chicago 2; Boston 7, De
troit 2; Philadelphia 5, Cleveland
2; St. Louis 5-3; New York 1-1.
National League Chicago 3,
New York 1 ; Philadelphia 5, Cin
cinnati 0; Pittsburgh 5, Brooklyn
4 (ten innings).
Lavender again was too much
for the Giants, holding them to
seven hits and a single run.
Several times the Giants be
came dangerous because of loose
fielding by the Cubs, but the spit
ball heaver was there with the
baffle stuff when needed. He
Jeff Tesreau did a fair job of
pitching for New York, but Cubs
bunched hits with errors in the
fifth and eighth.
Larry Doyle did some sloppy
fielding, messing two of his five
Yesterday's .victory put the
Cubs nine full games behind New
Many experts talk of the prob
ability of the Athletics overcom
ing the lead of the Boston Red
Sox, and ridicule the idea that the
Cubs can overtake New York. It
is a fact, however, that the Ath
letics are half a game farther be
hind Boston than the Cubs are
behind the Giants. Figure out the
possibilities for yourself.
Since starting their Western
trip the Giants have lost seven
games and won two.
For the second time in the
series Walter Johnson pitched
Washington to victory over the
Callahan used Peters, Benz,
T.anfre and Bell in an effort to
stop the National run-making,but
they were all easy.
Bell, the southpaw recruit, was
the best of the lot. He was wild,
but allowed only three hits in four
innings and pitched impressive
ball in the pinches.
Johnson batted in the only run
scored off Bell, putting the pill to
the fence for four bases.
Jack Collins was the only Sock
to find Johnson with any certain
ty, firing off two hits.
Washington made nine hits off
the four Sox twirlers, but they
counted for 16 bases.
Johnson fanned ten South Sid
ers,Fournier breezing three times
and Kuhn and Bell twice each.
The game was called in the
eighth inning to allow the Sox to
catch a train for Boston.
Pittsburgh beat Brooklyn in
the tenth inning yesterday. King
Cole started for the Pirates, but
was hoisted in the ninth inning.
He was no mystery to Brooklyn
and fast fielding saved his life.
Mensor, a Pirate outfield re--cruit,
whaled the pill for a single,
double and triple. Jack Miller and
Wagner each poled homers
Carey also helped the total with
a trio of safeties.
Simon, who has been a third
string catcher with the Pirates
for four or five years, is batting
strong enough to make him a reg
ular. Philadelphia made it four out
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