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has been sold to Washington for the
waiver price. He made a great start
with the Sox, but slumped, both in
batting and fielding.
When it comes to pulling unexpect
ed stufft the Cubs have it on any
team in the big leagues, including the
St Louis Cards. Ten days ago Jim
Lavender pitched the first battle of
his come-back series. He held the
Dodgers to five hits. The Cubs got but
, tnr.ee and managed to win on that
rv iiumuer. v me Dusiness anu ljavenuer
f ?believed he was a lucky guy at last.
yYesterday the Cubs smote 11 hits off
j(Dan Griner and failed to score a run.
"Huggins' men nicked 11 times and
counted once. Twenty-two hits, in
cluding two doubles and a triple, and
only one run scored. If the Cubs had
won, the comment would have been
that it was due to tight pitching on
the part of Lavender in the pinches.
As they lost, the blame is laid where
it really belongs, poor work on the
In the second inning Saier reached
third on a hit and two steals and
Bridwell was walked with two out
A double steal was attempted. Wingo
bluffed a throw to second and Saier
tore for the pan with his head down.
The Card catcher held the ball and
waited for Vic to run into it.
Lamp what happened in the fifth
inning, before St Louis had scored.
Mitchell opened with a single. A bunt
looked like Bridwell's 'logical play,
but Al popped a weak fly and Mike
was held at first Bresnahan busted
a long single, which would have scor
- ed Mitchell if he had been sacrificed.
Lavender bumped to O'Leary and a
double play ended the proceedings.
Same situation in the eigth, Miller
singling for Lavender. Leach clubbed
into a double play and Evers followed
with a single. There-is no question
but that failure to sacrifice on these
two occasions cost two runs and the
Mike Mitchell was up and doing
throughout the game. He shot Oakes
dead at the plate when the Rebel
tried'to score from second on a, sin
gle and cracked a double and two
St Louis scored its run in the fifth
on diner's triple and Ruggins' sin
gle. Bresnahan and Saier each pestled
two safeties. Roger threw out two
Cards who attempted to steal, one of
them being Miller Huggins.
The Cubs left St. Louis last night
for-Cincinnati, where five games will
be played with the Reds, beginning
Outfielder Booe has been sent to
Springfield, 111., by Pittsburgh in part
payment for Fred Kommers, who re
ports today. Manager Clarke added
Joe Kelly, and George Watson, from
St. Joseph, Mo., to his stable of out
Pitcher Elder from the University
of Minnesota has been signed by De
troit Tesreau did his best work of the
season, holding Brooklyn to five hits.
The Giants smacked seven hits off
Stack and Yingling, Snodgrass get
ting p. double and two singles.
The Phillies held their lead over
the Giants by slugging an early lead
off Tyler and Dickson, Luderus and
Cravath continuing their stick-work.
Seaton weakened in the last inning,
and Dooin rushed- Alexanderto the
rescue. Luderus registered three sin
gles and Cravath poled a double and
More joy for Clark Griffith. Joe
Boehling, his southpaw recruit, came
through with another good game,
holding New York to five hits. Two
of Washington's three runs were
made on double steals, with Milan
and Gandil on the front end. Wash
ington got seven hits off McConnelL
Willett held Cleveland to three hits
in nine inning, but gave the Naps
four runs on two wild throws, the
last allowing them to tie the score.
In the 12tn Moriarity injected an
other wild toss that lost the first
game for Detroit The second battle
'was just as woozy. Cleveland led, 5