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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1913, Image 6

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Weaver contributed a two-base wild
throw on Veach.
White's best heaving came in the
fourth inning. A -hit. and an error
put men on first and second with
two out. Doc was unacquainted with
the weaknesses of Oscar Vitt, the Ti
gers diminutive second-sacker, and
franked him to first on four straight
balls. This filled the sacks and
brought up Stanage, the slugging
catcher. Then Doc gave a wily ex
hibition. He put a slow one over the
heart of the plate and followed it
with a fast one inside which Stanage
missed. White took 'his time on the
next pitch. With the same wind-up
he used for his fast ball, Dos floated,
the pill up to the plate so slowly
that the "seams were visible. Stanage
almost broke his back swinging, and
the ball dropped in Ted Easterly's
glove fof the third strike and out.
Criticising a player after he has
made two doubles and a single, one
of the two-baggers driving in a run,
may sound peculiar, but we were not
pleased with the work of Babe Bor
ton. His double, following Collins'
two-bagger in the fifth, hit the fence
by the flag-pole in left field. It miss
ed being a home run by an inch.
At that, Borton with any kind of run
ning would have reached third. In
the seventh Borton raised a fly to"
left field which Bush reached but
could not hold. Babe should have
gone to second, but ioafed and was
unable to pass the first station. Hav
ing reached second by means of his
first double in the second inning,
Babe had a swell chance to score
when Hall hit the grandstand with an
erratic shoot. He pulled up at third
and was left there. The Sox need a
iittle more daring on the bases.
Davy Jones was passed four times,
being the recipient of half of Hall's
generosity. He scored once when
Weaver sacrificed and Rath singled.
After throwing the ball away in
the ninth Weaver made a heady play.
Moriarity was on first, after scoring
Vcach with a siijgj M$ started tq
steal and White made a wild pitch
past Easterly. Buck vpretende3 hei
was taking a thrpw and bunked Mor
tality into sliding. He could easily
have reached third, and would haver
made the double play, which finished
the game, impossible. It was quick-,
thinking by Weaver.
John Evers got out of Cincinnati
without losing a game. The best
Tinker could do was tie the last one.,
Lefty Pjerce made his first start of
the season for the Cubs, and acted
like a regular pitcher for six innings.
In that time lie had been hit safely
three times.
The Reds' sole run was scored on
a wild throw by Safer. The first man
up in the seventh sirfgled and Lefty1
passed the next. Evers promptly
lifted the youngBter, injecting Jimmy
Lavender into the fray. He gave one
hit in the seventh and the Reds
scored their second run.
In the eighth the first two men to
face Lavender singled. This finished
Jim, and Larry Cheney was rushed
in to do his daily rescue stunt. He
passed the first man and stocked the
bases. A force out gave Cincinnati
a run, but Evers saved the danger
ous situation by stabbing a line' fly
and turning a double play. .
Cincinnati tied the score in the '
ninth on a pass and Bates' third
homerin three days. The game was
called to allow the Reds to catch a
train for St Louis.
Five of the- Cub hits were bunched
in the fifth inning to score five, runs.
This finished Works, Johnson' and
Smith, a young semi-pro, completing
the mound work for the Reds. Cly
mer poled a single and double.
Thisis an idle day for the Cubs.
They open a two-game series in
Pittsburgh tomorrow.
Walter Johnson held Boston .to
two hits, and Washington went into
first place in the American League'
by pounding Ray Collins for 12 hits,
including a double and three triples.
Prank Laporte smashed a three-bag-.
gexvand:tw.tt singles.. McBride gotca

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