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his maw.in center and none of them
Reb Russell has pitched such good
ball this spring that it is beginning
to work to his disadvantage. When
the Texan starts on the hfil the Sox
batters say, "AW, we only need a ran
or so today, so we don't have to hit"
Result, Reb gets beat.
He does his part by holding the
enemy, but nobody can twirl a shut
out game every day in the week.
Yesterday the southpaw held the
Mauling Macks to three hits and still
lost .his game. It was the second
time in three weeks he had given the
Athletics a trio of bingles in a full
game ,and it was the second time
they beat him.
On each occasion the Sox failed to
cross the pan. That's enough to
make any pitcher peevish.
After today's game In Cleveland,
the Sox get back to the- South Side
tomorrow to start a five-game series
with St Louis. The Eastern trip was
not highly successful. Seven games
were won and eight were lost Some
of the batters who had been weak
with the stick began to get going,
however, and there Is hope of Im
provement In the future. Today; be
cause of yesterday's defeat and a win
for Boston, the Sox are In fifth place,
though three games over the .500
mark. They will climb as soon as
they strike the home air.
Hal Chase has made a lot of differ
ence In the work of the in field. .Not
a game of the Eastern trip has "been
a rout and the enemy had to fight
clear up to the final out MatHck
started hitting, and his sensational
work in the outfield is the main topic
among Eastern experts. Buck
Weaver also astonished the natives
and packed a blow in now and then
when it would do the most good.
Taking everything, Into considera
tion, Callahan has nothing to be
ashamed of because of the showing
of his men.
The Yankees won their first home
series by taking yesterday's game
from St Louis, hammering Mitchell
and Hamilton all over the lot Mc
Connell easily tamed the Stovall
gang. Ed Sweeney, the Yankee
catcher, was a big factor in his
team's victory, pounding a triple and
four singles In five times at bat for
an. average of 1.000. Cree got a
double and two singles and Babe
Borton unleashed a pair of one-spots.
A ray of sunshine for Clark Grif
fith. Boehling, a young left-hander,
pitched his first full league game and
held the Naps to four hits. Washing
ton hopped Cy Falkenberg early and
the long boy lost his fourth straight.
Shanks of Washington was top bat
ter with a pair of triples.
Boston got an early lead over De
troit but Bedient had to replace
O'Brien to stall off the Tigers, who
got more hits than the Red Sox se
cured off Dubuc. Ty Cobb punched
two triples and Clyde Engle and
Lewis each prodded a triple and sin
gle. Detroit made three double plays.
Brooklyn again went into double
figures In the hit column, getting 18
safeties off Marbet and Harmon of
St Louis. Wagner was replaced by
Curtis after Brooklyn had the game
stowed away. Cutshaw of the Dod
gers totaled a triple ancf two singles.
Every Brooklyn man got at least one
hit Magee and Konetchy of the
Cards hit safely three times apiece.
After losing six straight games by
one run, .Pittsburgh managed to-win
one by the same margin. The Pirate
victory was due tq an error in the
Bbston outfield. Hess pitched better
ball than Adams or Robinson of
Pittsburgh- Mann of the Braves reg
istered a double and two .singles,
but it was his error which lost the
game for Boston. Coleman, the Pi
rates' hew catcher, played another
Rube Benton allowed fewer hits
than Mathewson, but the Giants,
bunched them with passes and Re1
errors, nosing out the fourth straight
game. Snodgrass helped New York
by tripling with the bases loaded.