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The Red Sox through to a place in
the world's series. Were the angles
of the schedule even between the Ti
gers and Red Sox, the crew from the
west would be given better than an
even chance, fpj Jennings has made
recent shifts whicbare bound to add
power to his team.
His latest move was to purchase
Pitcher Grover Lowdermilk from the
St Louis Browns. This is probably
part of the deal by which the Tigers
secured James from the same team.
James and Lowdermilk are both good
pitchers. They have been effective
with the Browns and will be more so
when backed by such an attack as
the Jungaleers can provide.
And all along the line among the
Tigers there has been an awakening
on attack. Cobb has slumped for
him but other fellows unexpectedly
have taken up the burden and are
whaling the ball solidly, This is es
pecially true of Vitt, Burns and Bush.
The infielding trio has been more
than matching the outfield combina
tion on offensive. Slumps with Cobb
generally are of short duration. This
has lasted two weeks and the Peach
is about ready for an outbreak. He
soaked two hits yesterday.
What may be expected of the White
Sox in the season ozf 1916 was illus
trated yesterday. They are a little too
far behind, despite a recent spurt, to
be conceded much of a chance to
overhaul the Tigers and Red Sox.
Both teams are far in front. Even
though partisan feeling may impel
the belief that the South Siders excel
both, it cannot be said, even by great
est stretch of exaggeration, they are
seven and a half games better than
either over a stretch of less than thir
That is the handicap that confronts
the Rowland troop. Red Sox have
29 games to play, Tigers 23 and the
White Sox 24. Red Sox are one
game ahead of Detroit and seven and
a half in front of their pale-hosed
But Rowland will certainly start!
1916 with one of the grandest attack
ing teams ever put together, to which
can be added a mighty fine defense.
One of the veterans among the pitch
ers may be due to slip, but sterling
box material is still plentiful, and it
has never been difficult for Comiskey
to pick up effective heavers.
Jackson, Johns, Schalk and Rus
sell did the important batting yes
terday, each plugging two hits. Rus
sell fell before the Tigers in the
eighth and Scott went to his rescue.
Instead of struggling for a pennant,
which he should be doing, Manager
Bresnahan is using every effort to
work his Cubs back into the first di
vision. Not since 1906 have the
West Siders tumbled out of the first
flight, and Roger does not want to be
the first pilot to suffer such a fate.
It is only fair to state, ho'wever,
that never before did a Cub manager
have such material with which to win
games. Or, rather, material which
failed to respond to its duty and act
on its own ability.
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