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and believes his Injured knee is
strong enough to stand the strain of
a nine-inning game. His arm is right.
Therers much doubt about Overall.
The big California! is carrying too
much weight, though he has succeed
ed in losing much of the beef he
brought to town. Daily work-outs
under a hot sun have brought Overall
to a semblance of his former con
dition. Evers wants- to find out if Jeff
will be able to stand his share of
duty on the Eastern trip, where the
opposition will be strong.
He figures that it will be a good
plan to use Orvie against the Reds,
when, if he is hit hard, the Cubs can
come from behind and pull the game
Lavender or Richie will da the Cub
flinging if Overall is not ready. Jim
Archer, though walking with a limp,
will be behind the bat. A httle knead
ing eased the catcher's prop.
Larry Cheney pitched a swell game
yesterday, making the eleventh time
this year the big twirler has graced
the mound in 18 games played by
the Cubs. He has made six starts and
is credited with the same number of
wins. In the other games he acted as
relief twirler. Six hits were made by
the Reds and they were spaced into
as many innings. The only real clout
was a triple by Bescher, who scored
when Evers made a bad throw.
Mike Mitchell, who was cff his feed
yesterday, will be back In left field
this afternoon. Otic Clymer was lift
ed to let Tommy Leach, a right-handed
batter, face Southpaw Smith.
Babe Borton, first baseman of the
White Sox, is getting to be a daily
pinch hitter. He compiled two blows
against the Tigers yesterday, the first
driving Harry Lord home after the
third baseman tripled, and the other
coming ahead of Easterly's double,
allowing Babe to haul over the win
Jim Scott was forced to go the
limit because the Sox were not hit
ting Edgar Willett, tiie Detrqkrighjt;
hander. 'Scott's best exhibition 'came'
in the eighth inning when the score
was tied. He slipped a pass to Sam
Crawford with none out. Cobb sin
gled to right, Crawford going to third. j
Veach rolled out to Borton, Gainer
fanned and Deal filed to Mattick.
Scott's wildness got him into danger
at other times, but he managed to
pull through, good fielding by Weaver
backing up the pinch bitting.
Callahan is figuring on using'
Lange this afternoon to make it five
straight from the Tigers. Jennings
may pitch Klawitter or House. Ted
Easterly will be kept in, the game be
cause of his double and single yester
day. After today's game the Sox and
Tigers come to Chicago for one game
tomorrow. Then the South SKIers
take a two-day lay-off, their next op
ponents being Griffith's .Washington
Nationals, who arrive "Wednesday.
Thereafter each of the Eastern teams
will be met on the home lot, and
Cal hopes to place his team well up
in the race. So far they have played
better ball away from home.
Al Demaree, the Chicago boy, is
doing some great pitching for the
Giants. He held Philadelphia tQ one
run in six innings yesterday and was .
then lifted to let a pinch-hitter bat.
The Phillies won the game off Cran
dall. Merkle, Paskert and Knabe
showed' strong with the bludgeon.
Jack Miller, the Pittsburgh first
basemanr walloped a single, double
and triple off Griner, winning the
I game single-handed- Hendrix was '
wild, but scattered the card mts.
Lefty Tyler of Boston outpitched
Allen of Brooklyn, the latter weaken- ,
ing in the ninth inning, when Boston
scored three times on a pass, single
rand home run.
Chance forced Connie Mack to use
four pitchers to win. Russell Ford,
the Yank star, was ineffective and
retired after the fourth inning when
the Athletics had scored five tinfes.
The Yanks made four runs in the
fourth Inning on an infield hit, passes
and'verrb'nf giving ttieftf ttielr chance