Rowland will have to send a couple
of second-rate pitchers against the
Macks today, saving Williams and
Russell for the opening brace with
Washington. Griffith has saved
Boehling and Johnson, pitching the
Cl nest ball of the Washington pitchers,
S fnr thft tusslps tnmnrrnw nnrl that
means the Sox will go against a large
task at the outset of their visit.
Before the Hose leave Washington
they will be compelled to engage
Harry Harper, another' dandy south
paw, and either Johnson or Boehling
may be in shape for another crack
at our gang.
All of which considerably, dims the
hopes of the Sox of returning to the
local lot in first place. They will be
doing well to get back here in third
position, for the teams ahead are go
ing at a swift pace.
Kid Cleason met some of his old
pals when they were in. Atlantic City
Sunday and tried to imbue them with
his old fighting spirit The Kid would
be a handy man to have around at
this stage of the proceedings, for he
would surely furnish aggressiveness
enough for some of the ailing broth
ers. Despite, the predictions of various
experts of more or less renown, the
Yanks and Cleveland decline to crack
under the strain. These predictions
of slumps have come from experts
not with the two teams named, and
have been largely tinged with hope.
New York and the Indians deserve
credit for staying in the race this
long. If either should finish in the
first division it would be entitled to
a healthy crown of laurel. For no
ij teams have suffered any more from
injuries man tnese two pacemaKers.
It now develops that Frank Baker
will be out of the game indefinitely,
examination having disclosed that
two of his ribs are broken. This
sends Boone to third base. Already
Bauman, an infielder, is playing right
field for the Yanks, the position made
vacant by the wounding of Maisel
Und Gilhooley. ,
Despite these handicaps, Donovan's
team continues to push back all chal
lengers and he seems to have dug up
a new pitcher in Love. This bo.y is
a southpaw and stood the Tigers on
their heads for seven innings yes
terday. Shawkey beat 'em in the
other game. Cobb made four hits
in the two games.
Cleveland won third game of sea
son from Washington, beating Har
per. Klepfer and Beebe held the Na
tionals. Roth knocked three hits.
Griffith is playing with a patched
team. Jamieson, an outfielder, is on
first; Foster, third baseman, is play
ing second, and Shanks, an outfield
er, is guarding third.
Red Sox scored three runs off
Plank in first inning through errors
by Browns. Groom was effective
rest of way. Leonard was puzzle.
Lewis and Hooper got three hits
Kauffs triple off Doak scored only
Giant run. Tesreau was soft for the
Cards. Gonzales hit double and tri
ple. Kocher q New York and Gon
zales engaged in a fist fight' St
Louis critics declared McGraw delib
erately sent Kocher out to get the
Reds hammered Nehf and Reul
bach. Groh and Louden each hit a
double an dtriple.
Pres. Weeghman of the Cubs has
issued an invitation to all orphans
of various institutions to see the ball
games on the North Side this week,
including the game Friday.
Ceylon Wright, local infielder, who
had a chance with the Sox, has been
sold to the Charleston, S. C, club.
He will report at once.
Pres. Weeghman of the Cubs has
gone to Cincinnati, presumably in an
effort to land Buck Herzog for the
Cubs. The deal Herrmann had on
with the Giants struck a snag, al
though it is still on the fire.
Joe Thomas defeated Jack White
in 15 rounds at New Orleans.
C. S. Manghan, an 18-year-old
Californian, led the qualifying round
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