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cfighting spirit-, and Is coramunicat
ring his gingery feelings to the rest
of the team.
Bodie has not copped any games
with his bat, bu the fence buster is
bound to start hltting-in a day or
two, and should maul the pill until
the weather gets uncomfortably
warm and the veteran pitchers tune
up their arms. Ping is liable to slip
then, and Chick Mattick is ready to
rush to the rescue.
Babe Borton, at first base, is put
ting, up a swell fielding game, and his
hitting has beep entirely satisfactory.
Joe Benz was Cal's earliest selec
tion to pitch this afternoon against
the Naps. The manager had not
definitely made up his mind, however
ana tnere was a poBsioiuiy mat iie
might shift to Jim -Scott at the last
moment. Scott was: beaten In the
"opening game by Cleveland, and.
wants to go backfor revenge. It is
a cinch that Scott will heave one.
contest in the Nap series. Ed Walsh
is being held back, and will nbt' be
sent to the firing line before Satur
day or Sunday. '
Vean Gregg, the Naps' star south
paw, pitched against Detroit yester
day, which mean's he will not face the
Sox before Sunday, if at all. in 'the
present series. ' Manager Birming
ham at noon fixed on Mitchell; an
other left-hander, to go agauist the
South Siders. steen was aiso a pos
sibility. Beating the Browns in a heart
disease game, the Sox wound up their
trip with a victory. Again it was
Ray Schalk's Datthat did the work.
With the score tied, at-one all, -the
Sox scored twice (m the ninth, on
Bodie's single, Weaver's scratch,;
Schalk's hit and oneTbyRath. The
game looked safe. Cicotte passed
Shotten to start the Brown, ninth.
Then Davy Jones, dropped Johnson's
fly, and Williams beat a-bunt,r filling
the bases. Pratt filed to Mattick and
Shottea scored. Stovall poled;" a
rounder to Rath, and the second
aseman, with the assistance of Wea-
ver and Borton, killed .Pratt and
Stovall at one shot, ending the game.
Cicotte pitched a swell game, hold
ing the Browns to four hits. He
struck out fivemen, passed two and
soaked one with the ball.
Lord smashed a triple and -single,
and Rath, Bodie, Jones and Weaver
each acquire'3" singles.
Manager Evers took twenty-one
athletes, including his famous double-barreled
infield, to St. Louis last
nlght,where the season will be in
augurated today with a game be
tween the Cubs and Cardinals.
Cheney, Lavender, Richie, Pierce,
Smith and Leifield were tha pitchers
in the party, Needham, Archer and
Bresnahan being the catchers.
Lou Richie is the best guess to
pitch today's game, with Bresnahan
behind the bat, Cheney has been
worked enough, and. Lavender wants
'another day's rest before engaging
in a tussle with -Huggins' men. Vic
Saier may get back: in, the, game at
first base, in which event Archer will
remain on the Bench and Bresnahan
go behlnd-the bat, Evers figuring that
Roger knows more about- the Cards
thanMim. Archer will do the receiv
ing wnea the team strike Cincinnati
and Joe Tinker.
Joe Tinker got into the won col
umn a day behind Prank Chance, his
Tfoin Wmmintr St. LouiB vesterdav.
k5 to 0. Incidentally, the gent mainly
responsible for the Cincinnati vic
tory was Chief Johnson, the Indian
pitcher released by the White Sox
after the spring training trip. John
son let the Cards down with three
singles and acted like he was used to
big league surroundings. Bob
Bescher of the RedB hauled down
seven flies in center field;
George Mullin "and? Vean Gregg
hooked up" in pitching duel in
,Clevelandyesierday and the Detroit
veteran lost-'the verdict by. a slight
marghv ;Gregg allowed five hits, the
Naps getting six off Mullin. Man
ager Birmingham made two hits- and
scored both Cleveland runs, one