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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 09, 1912, Image 13',
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BITS OF SPORT
American League Boston 5,
Detroit 0; St. Louis 8, Washing
ton 0; Cleveland 8, New York 5;
Philadelphia at Chicago, rain.
National League Chicago, 7,
Philadelphia 4? New York 2,
Pittsburg 1 .(10 innings); St.
Louis 2, Brooklyn 1 ; Boston 6,
Jimmy Lavender won his sec
ond game of Philadelphia series,
his victim being Earl Moore.
It was Moore's second defeat in
Lavender was in danger all the
way, but managed to escape se
rious damage until the eighth,
when Phils scored two runs. They
might have put more over but for
dumb4)ase running on the part of
Boyle; a Quaker recruit.
Ten hits were batted out by
each side, but Cubs ran IS bases
on their knocks to 13 for Phils.
Ward Miller obliged in left in
place of Jimmy Sheckard. He
whacked a double and single, his
two-sacker in first starting Cub
Both teams came strong at the
end, Cubs scoring twp each in
.seventh and eighth, and Dooin
ites one in seventh and two in
Jimmy Archer produced the
two in therseventh, blasting'Evers
home from second with the long--est
homer ever made in the Philly
Paskert, Lobert and Cravath
each nicked two hits, Dode get
jting a triple and Lobert a doubly.
Schulte, with a double and sin
gle, was a big factor in Cub vic
tory. Heinie Zimmerman went hit
less again, and is in danger of los
ing his crown as leading' sticker
of the league.
Don't forget, however, that it
was Zim's slugging that kept the
Cubs in the race when every other
man on the team was suffering
from poor eyesight. A slump
was to be expected.
George Pierce, southpaw, tried
out by the Cubs this spring, then
released, has been repurchased
from' Scranton, where he has been
Rain yesterday and today will
result in double-headers Satur
day and Sunday between the Ath
letics and White Sox.
The rest is what Callahan's
pitchers need, and the rain was
Comiskey has bought Kid
Smith, a twirling phenom, now
drawing pay from Birmingham of
Southern league. He has won 14.
games and lost 4.
Outfielder Jimmy Johnston,
who made a spring trip, with
South Siders two years ago, was
secured in the same deal.
New York managed to take in
the last game from the Pirates, in
a pitchers' battle between Mar
quard and Hendrix.
Each pitcher allowed six hits,
but Hendrix weakened in ninth
when a single, steal and" double
gave the game to New York.
Pittsburgh's only run was.
homer by Gibson.
Slim Sallee and Nap Rucker
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