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and Manager James' John Callahan
of the White Sox-is trying to forget
yesterday's sad doings and cop the
third game from the Naps this afternoon.
Cal was notsaUsfiiBd with the work
of his hirelings in the second game
against Cleveland, and gave them a
fatherly talk after Babe ;Borton had
made the third out .in the ninth in
ning. - ' ' '
After the blare. and. hurrah of the
opening day there was. an apparent
listless feeUngj.amongvthe South Aid
ers yesterday, and after the first ih
ningj when Cleveland scored, two
runs, on a single by Johnston, triple
by Jackson and single by Lajoie, they
played, as though the game was gone
and their only ambition 'was to get it
over With and be In po'sitidh to start
Bufck Weaver and Ray Schalk were
the only ones, who bad any pep left
over, and even the' " irrepressible
Buck's chatter sounded 'forced -after
the game had passed" the halfway
There was-no fault to, find with the
local pitching. Joe Benzwas.hit hard
in the opener, but after that held the
Naps to twi) hits in five innings. He
was "unlucky, enough, however, to
have each of these bingles manufac
ture a run. While Joe was turning
loose this good stuff, his mates were
helpless before Bill Steen, the big"
right-hander of the Naps. He stopped
the Sox with four hits, and -it taies
more baiting than that to put ball
games on the right side of. the "per
centage column. Not a guy in the
white hosiery reached third base.
Ping Bodlewas"baffled by Steen's
shoots. Twice the fence buster fan-'.
ned. The third time at bat he pulled
"a terriffic drive tothe bleacher fence;
in left field, but Jack Graney sprinted
back and made a sparkling catch
oyer hia shoulder of Ping's effort.
The Sox four hits, no two of which,
w.ere collected in the same inning,
.were" made by Lord, Borton,. Weaver,!
; and Schaller. The ex-Tiger batted. -for
Benz in thesixth and singled with
none out; He reached second and
Hath stopped at first on Chapman's
error. Lord, Collins and Borton were
unable to help them (along. v
Weaver used his new system to.
confound the enemy, batting left
handed against a right-hand pitcher.
Buck soaked one clean drive with
the new-fangled chop method.
Davy Jones made a poor peg of
Steen's fly to left in the fifth, allow
ing Graney to score from third after
the catch. Davy did not haveto. play
deep 'for the sky-scraper, but his peg
to Schalk was slow and inaccurate.
Lefty Russell, who pitched the last
three innings against the Naps, wasC
the little ray of sunshine from the
Sox standpoint. The youngster .was ,
touched for only one hit and fanned
five batters. Among the quintet was
the great Joe Jackson. He fanned
without swinging at the third strike,
Russell fooling him completely. Rus
sell nfa.de a greatshowing, surprising
even Callahan. He was not dismayed
when facing Jackson and Lajoie, two
of the most, wicked batters', in the
business. Lefty will undoubtedly be
allowed to start game in the near
The weakness of the Cuba pitching
staff was emphasized again yesterday
in St. Louis when the Cardinals
punched Jimmy Lavender and Char-
ley Smith for nine hits, including two
doubles and twd homers. "
Lavender was lifted in Jthe fourth,
after the -Cards had scored three runs
and six hits.. Smith slipped hi the
seventh, St. -'Louis counting five
Elvers.' men, scored their two runs
In the first .inning, when Leach sin
gled and registered in front of Mike
Mitchell -on the lattePs fourrbase
clout. Zim opened ,the fourth with a .
triple, but was'killed'off at the plate.
Archer was knocked out in the sev- v 1
senth inning, but was able to resume
piay axierueing jreviveu. Jim, was ,
playing firstrbase, in place of Saierj