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regular, and Bodie will be carried as
pinch hitter, horning into the game
if the Frenchman is injured.
Is John Evers trying to make an
outfielder out of Roger Bresnahan,
so the Harp's batting can be used
when he is not behind the bat? We
haven't got the answer to this puz
zle concealed in the next paragraph,
but are asking an honest question.
The fact is that Bresnahan has been
practicing in the outfield before the
last two games with Philadelphia,
though he did put on a catcher's
glove yesterday and warm Hum
phries up to relieve Cheney. There
are two explanations for taking Bres
nahan out of the game, and only two.
Either Evers benched him in favor
of Needham because John was sore
at the catcher, or he is trying to make
an outfielder of Roger.
Certainly Needham is not a better
catcher than Bresnahan, at any an
gle of the game. Jimmy Archer will
be back at work when the Cubs
reach home Saturday.
Red Dooin established a major
league record by using half a dozen
pitchers against the Cubs yesterday,
and all of them were pounded to the
limit of the law. Saier got a double
and three singles, Bridwell a triple
and two singles, Schulte a double
and pair of singles and Evers' three
one-spots. Tommy Leach was a weak
batter, only registering a pair of sin
gles. Ward Miller was the only Cub
who went hitless.
It was well for Larry Cheney that
his mates were hitting. The West
Side Moose was plied for nine hits
and six runs in less than four innings,
and had to give way to Humphries.
The Cub pitchers do not seem to be
at their best when pitching to Need
ham. The Giants about finished Pitts
burgh by making it three straight,
Marquard outpitching McQuillan in
a slab duel. New York secured its
runs on three hits in the first inning,
after which they got but two more
bingles. Marquard held the Pirates
to a pair of singles. George Burns,
the young left fielder of the Giants,
for the third time in tvo days start
ed rallies which upset Pittsburgh.
His double in the first inning under
mined McQuillan. This youngster is
flashing along as one of the juvenile
sensations of the National League.
Brooklyn outbatted St. Louis in a
slugfest, Wheat poling a double and
two singles and Daubert a triple and
single. Oakes of the Cards connected
for a double and pair of singles.
Yingling, who pitched for Brooklyn,
has not been beaten by St. Louis in
two years. The St. Louis infield
worked smoothly behind Harmon,
keeping down the score with fast
Heavy hitting by Mann and Smith,
who got three soaks apiece, enabled
Boston to beat Cincinnati. Lefty Ty
ler held the Reds safe at all stages.
Chief Bender was good enough to
beat St. Louis single-handed, but his
pals kicked in a few wallops to swell
the score against the Browns. The
Indian scattered the hits, fanned
seven, and scored two runs himself
with a pair of timely singles. Lefty
Hamilton had his winning streak
broken. Baker whaled another home
run. Brief of the Browns and Walsh
of the Macks poled a trio of singles.
Joe Jackson came to life yester
day and soaked three hits, also steal
ing home, and Cleveland had an easy
time making it three out of four from
Boston. Lajoie also clubbed three
bingles. Falkenberg held Boston to
half a dozen hits.
Flame Delhi, the Pacific coast
pitcher who was with the Sox last
year, has been bought by Pittsburgh.
Fred Clarke is specializing in come
Raleign Aitchison, the Newark
southpaw, will join the Dodgers be
fore August 20. He was'f armed out
for two years, but has won 16 out of
19 games this year. He will be sub
ject to draft and is sure to be snapped
up by some other team if the Dodgers
don't pull him back.