though he has been in the big league
for three years. This is the first year
he has been given a real chance, and
in a couple of games he has done
good. Lavender is" a puzzle, to his
manager not the opposing batters.
He is liable to pitch tight TSall, as he
did against Brooklyn. But he is just
as apt to be punctured so full of
dents that he resembles a waffle.
Pierce, Smith, Humphries and Lei-
field are carried because Evers never
knows when it is going to be neces
sary to use five or six men in the box.
Toney worked the full game yes
terday and the Phillies amassed four
teen hits. In justice to Tohey, the
Phils would not have scored three
runs in the first inning -if Saier had
not thrown the ball away when Ma
gee was caught between the bases.
That alibi won't do for the rest of
the game, however, and errors were
not responsible for Doolan's home
run, Cravath's three Bingles or Lud
erus double and single.
Rixey, the Virginia southpaw,
joshed the Cubs along for seven in
nings, when his teauMiad a ten-run
lead. Then Phelan blew a home run
and Ward Miller and ZIm got the
OUR EXACT ARTIST
JHfe Took the iwarofle
hitting fever. If Phelan had not been,
in the game, the Cubs wouldn't have
scored. Evers removed himself be
cause he was helpless against a left
hander, and Phelan, subbing, jolted a
single, triple and homer. '
Frajik Schulte has recovered from
his cdld, but is remaining on the
bench because of weak hitting. Cly
mer is ajso out, and Leach, Miller and
Mitchell compose the outer works.
This Clymer-Schulte-Mitchell garden
combination was expected to provide
many a clout this season. So far
Mitchell is the only one who has come
anywhere near making good. Brid
well and Evers, with slight assistance
from .Saier, Zim and Archer, have
been bearing the burden.
The Cubs are only two games
away frqm sixth place and the out-,
loojc. is dark.
Gregg was driven from the box by
the Athletics, who Overcame the lead
the Naps got off Brown. Chapman
of the Naps and Oldrihg of the Macks
poled four hiteach. Johnston soak
ed a single and two triples. In the
seventh inning Cleveland filled the
bases with none out, but a triple play,
in which six Athletics figured, killed
Detroit bunched nine hits off. Tom
Hughes and Drohan in three innings.
Dubuc Held the Nationals to seven
hits and himself smashed a single
and home run. Crawford registered
three singles. Bush was canned by
Ump MdGreevy, and Louden, who
took his place, made eight assists
and two hits.
All the Brown-Boston scoring was
done in twa Innings. St Louis hit Col
lins" hard in the second, and in the
fifth. Harry Hooper of the Red Sox
cracked a homer with two men on.
Collins and Banmgardner twirled On
even termB. JJmmy Austin hung up
three' safeties', Including a triple.
Heavy hitting by Daubert, Cutshaw
and Wheat gave Brooklyn another
win over St Louis. Curtis was hit
for 11 safeties, and the Card twhrlers
were jdlted fourteen times. Wheat
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