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rangement before. Tt talfes time to
swing such a combination into a
The Cubs do not form a second-
division crew. They should be up
scrapping with the leaders. On the
visit of the eastern terns the- locals
made no percentage profit, but the
easterners did not show any top
It has good pitching, good batting
and good fielding. Yet, as in the his
tory of all slumping clubs, if the
pitchers deal one pass it turns out
fatally, and one error in a game gen
erally comes at a most crucial mo
ment and away go.es the ball game.
But the attack has not faltered in
the last two weeks, despite the fact
that the club has been dropping with
regularity. And so long as this ef
fective attack is maintained, the
team will not lose heart in the face
A game with St Louis today, two
tomorrow, and the Cubs may step up
some. The Cardinals have been go
ing even worse than the North Siders
and ha"ve not been playing alert ball,
Huggins has made desperate shifts
in his hneup, but to no avaiL
Manager Rowland's people, work
ing the first base shift against right
and left-handed pitching, did not
show the home folks much in the
tfay of run-making ability yesterday,
but the team played snappy, earnest
ball, and pushed back the Cleveland
Indians twice with a sterling defense.
Scott and Faber pitched fine ball,
the Indians collecting 11 hits in 18
innings. . Against this total the Sox-
registered an even dozen.
The locals might have made more
runs, but they won the games, won
twice against the sensations of the
younger league, and what more
could be demanded? Schalk, Wea
ver, McMullin, John and Ed Collins
and Jackson came to the fore with
throttling plays at the proper mo
ments and the team, was made to
look good. '
It wasn't what we had expected,
however, on the past performances
of the wrecking crew. Ed Collins
failed to hit in seven tries, John Col
lins hit ojice in seven times, and Joe
Jackson hit once in six times. This
will not embarrass Ty Cobb in the
race for premier batting honors.
This double victory, so different
from the fruits of their recent en
deavors, should act as a tonic to the r
Sox. They should begin to hit as
the dope sheets show they should.
The team is too fine a combination
to be lagging around in a second di
Jack Ness played first base agajnst
Coumbe, a southpaw, and poled a hit
which scored a run. This timeliness
was appreciated by the 30,000 fans
assembled, and Jack is now a popu
lar guy. He will improve wjth more
Today the Sox exhibit in Toledo,
and tomorrow two games will be
played in Detroit The Tigers have
been a Sox jinx for years, but that
means nothing any more. ,
Guy Morton, bellwether of the
Cleveland pitching flock, was on his
way to a record for consecutive vic
tories until the Sox beat him yester
day. . The lanky Alabaman boasted
eight straight, dating from April 23,
when he toppled St Louis. Morton
was at the.helm in Philadelphia when
the Indians regained their grip on
Manager Fohl has been working
his star in his turn and thereby
hangs the tale of Morton's success.
The latter given two or three days of
rest between contests is one of the
most efficent slabbists in the major
leagues. His winning record follows:
April 23 St Louis, 14 to 2. Ak,
April 28 Chicago, 2 to 1.
May 2 Detroit, 5 to 1.
May 6 Chicago, 4 to 1.
May 10 Boston; 6 to 2.
May 15 New York, 6 to 4.
May 19 Washington, 7 to 1.
May 24 Philadelphia, 5 to 4.
May 28 Sox 2, Cleveland 0.
Eighteen runs have been scored