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'In results-rested on the pitchers who
started for each club. Joe Benz was
in for the Sox and Packard went the
route for the Cubs. ' Joe is about as
good a pitcher as Packed when 'it
narrows down to a question of
throwing a baseball at & ifcVtter with
intent to deceive. But there the re
semblance ends and the difference
meant the respective defeat and vic
The first man up for the Yanks hit
a soft bounder through thepitchera
box. It should have been gotibled
for an easy out But Benz faltered,
drew back from the" ball, then
stabbed for it too late, and it .went
to center field. 'for a single. That set
the stage for an uprising that gave
the invaders three runs and the ball
game. Any kind of efficient fielding
would have prevented -this opening.
It was different in Boston. The.
Braves, bunted, hit soft -ones to the
right and left .of Packard, but he
was on top of everything, accepting
eight assists, and had one puout
The putout was the thing that
stamped Left-Handed Gene as a fine
fielder. Magee rapped a long fly to
center field and tried to make a
home run on it Flack relayed the
ball to McCarthy, who made a wild
peg to Archer. Thet ball got away,
out Packard covered the plate. Jim
retrieved the pill and threw to the
pitcher, who tagged Magee.
in every game this season Pack
ard has pultedsome fine fielding
stunt that helped the mechanie&l
side of his pitching. , 'He has grabbed
bunts intended for sacrifices and has
turned them into force plays, bdth
at second base and, third.
Zira stole home with the only run
of the ball game. He knocked a 1
double and single. Packard held the
Braves to four hits.
The Yanks have departed, ioeking
like an important ball team, apt to
be up in the fight every step of the
way. Donovan has good pitchers
who have been through the fire, and
':ey are not as liable tOr crack as are
the young Indian slabmen when the
lines draw tighter. The infield is a
fine fielding combination, and the
outfield, is as good defensively as"
any in the league.
Magee', High and Gilhooley all
'possess excellent throwing arms and
will cut down many fellows ambi
tious to take extra bases. And with
this fine fielding is bunched'a punch
of healthy proportions. The Tanks
are no accidental first division team.
Toney held Giants to seven hits
and Reds took series. Chase drove
in two Red runs. This is the sixth
extra-inning game the GianU"have
lost on their own lot' this seaaoitf.
Pittsburgh made 13 hits to fhte for
Brooklyn, but couldn't bunch them.
Daubert poled three for Dodgers at
right time. Wagner got a double
and two singles. -
Niehoff hit a homer, deuble, arid
two singles for PhilMee, his double
in HCh winning the game. Doak. and
Bender wire each batted out of .the
box. Hornsby hit a homer and sin
gle. Errors behind Washington enaWetl
Detroit to make it three straight
from Washington. CoveleskJe al
lowed only six bits. Cobb got two.
Ruth outpitcned Cbumbe and the
Clevekuyi defense crumbled, givtjtg
Bed Sox an easy win. Speaker ad.
Walker went hitless.
Oakland -of the Pacific Coast
league has purchased Otis CraadalL
from the St Louis Browns,
. La Grange 6, Evanston 2r
Hyde Park $, Bowen 7.
Crane 8, Harrison 6,
Marshall McKinley 6.
f St Pat Cubs , Presentation t. .
Everybody loves a fatman, so the.
proverb runs, and the oldtime seeing
is true in the case of Wilbert RdUn
son, manager ef the Brooklyn Dodg
ers, pacemakers in the National
league pennant race.
Every member of the Brooklyn
club is FOR "Robbie" tooth and naTL
Now that his club is tearing along In