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two-game series. The wee southpaw
relieved Falkenberg Saturday with
the Sox ahead, and stuck until Tiis
mates regained the lead.
Buck Weaver was sick again yes
terday, so Rath played second and
Berger short. Incidentally Rath turn
ed a swell piece of thinking in the
fifth inning. On his single to right
Morris overran first, and Joe Jackson
heaved to Johnston to catch him. In
stead of returning to the bag, Rath
kept on to second and easily heat
Johnston' relay. This kind of brain
work has not been prominent in the
Sox play lately.
Being played at second base is
having a bad effect on the .work of
Joe. Berger, a natural shortstop, when
he is played at his regular position.
Berger made a weird chuck Saturday
that cost two runs, and yesterday the
coast lad acted as though he were
getting acquainted with his old stand
overaeain. His battine is imnrovinE.
as he has soaked three hits in thel
last two games.
Callahan could profitably give his
charges some instruction in the art
of bunting. They need it, and the
lack of such knowledge is proving
costly. Berger is fairly reliable at
advancing a runner op a suicide, but
he is the only man playing regularly
who is. Founder and Mattick tried
it yesterday, Jack fanning and Chick
popping out. Collins is another man
who can't bunt. The best sacrifice
man on the squad is RoIIie Zeider,
but there is no hole for Rollie to
break into the line-up.
Johnston, Jackson and Ryan of the
Naps each poled three hits.
George Stovall played in one game
yesterday and got two hitsr but bis
Browns lost a double bill to Detroit.
Ty Cobb again put over the winning
run of the second game with a triple.
He got three hits in the' two battles.
The Tigers were given seven bases on
balls in the first garnet arid bunched
hits off Allison with the charity.' Lake
land Hamilton were slugged in the
Pittsburgh got six hits- off Benton
to five off Adams for the Reds, but
Johnny Bates inserted a triple In the
fourth that gave Cincinnati the game.
Tinker was out of the game because
of slight illness.
Philadelphia may be as slow as
railroad electrification, universal
transfers and "L" through routes are
in arriving in Chicago, but this slow
ness is not communicated to the
Quaker City ban teams. The name
"Philadelphia" is at the head of the
percentage column of each major
league, and looks like it might stick
for some time.
Dooin's Daisies in the National
have a four-gamei lead over their
nearest rivals, the, "Brooklyn Dodgers,
and the team dqes not seem to be
slipping. For the' first time in sevecal
years injuries have not upset the dope
on the team and it does not seem to
be playing above its real Yorm.
The pitchers are given credit for
a lot -of this success, but in handing
out praise, on't overlook the "home
run twins," Sherwood Magee and
Gawy Cravath, the slugging out
fielders. Time and again this spring Magee
or Cravath have broken up games
with home runs-, their favorite spot
being the left field bleachers in the
Phillypark. In one game Magee lam
med two four-basers into the stand
and Cravath poled one, scoring all
the Phiflys runs, and winning the
Magee has been a -great major
leaguer batsman for years Cravath
has been a minor star, but, he didn't
suit the big league managers when
he was with Washington and the
White Sox in the American League.
He led the Amreican Association
while he was with Minneapolis, and
aa soon as Dooin saw him he liked
the slugger's looks. Magee, Cravath
and Paskert comprise one of the best
outfields in the' National today.
The Athletics are clinging to the
top. rung of the ladder "in Ban John
son's organization by a 33-polnt mar-