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pass, and his backers played perfeot
lyin the field. "
Shawkey and Bressler were swat
ted soundly by the Hose, and any
other teams would have made seven
or eight runs. Twelve hits and two
passes could only manufacture three
runs. In the first four innings the
Sox got men to third base, but home
plate was too far away. In the fifth
Blaekburne opened with a single.
Schalk violated the usual Sox meth
ods -and swung hard, doubling, send
ing Blaekburne in. Two more hits
came in thisinning, but the Sox only
added one run. In the fifth another
run was added when Chase doubled
and scored on Bodie's fly after Col
lins had sacrificed.
It may sound unfair to criticize
the run making when the team won,
but three runs from twelve hits is
not the kind of baseball that will win
the majority of ball games.
Demmitt, Schalk, Chase And
Blaekburne each walloped two hits.
Manager Callahan went on a
scouting trip yesterday through the
east, but declined togive out the re
sults of his jaunt Players who can
hit the ball oftener than every sec
ond Tuesday are badly needed, and
Cal is after them.
Ad Brennan kept up the good work
of Chicago pitchers for the day, hold
ing the Pittsburgh Feds to three hits,
and not allowing one of the enemy to
pass second base. It was by faj the
best game the ex-Phil has pitched
this year, and means he is ready to
take his regularunrin the box with
good chances for success.
Dickson also had the Chifeds swat
ting infrequently They collected five
hits, but, as in former games, show
ed ability to bunch their slashes at
the proper- intervals. Only one of
'these hits came in an inning in which
the Chifeds failed to tally.
The Tinks are developing into a
swell fielding aggregation. Few op
posing batsmen are reaching first be
cause of messy work on the infield,
and the trio of southpaw gardeners 1
have become a terror to batters who
attempt extra bases on their wallops.
Farrett, Zeider, Beckand Tinker are
working with machine-like precision,
and the lengthy first baseman is cut
ting off many wild throws by his un
canny ability to stretch. This elas
ticity gives the three other inner de
fense men confidence, and they feel
that most any kind of a peg will fall
into the mitts of the 'former Brave.
Feeling this, they are enabled to play
the grounders safer and make hur
The true test of the locals will
come when they reach Baltimore and
Brooklyn. Already the race is de
veloping into a contest between St.
Louis) Baltimore, Brooklyn and the
Tinks. To land on top Joe's gang
must win a majority of games from
that trio, and it is no small order.
Detroit lost its third straight to
Boston, Dubiic being batted hard in
the first. Bedient had to be rescued
by Leonard. Sam Crawford broke, his
batting slump with a pair of singles.
Speaker got a double and two Bingles.
Washington had an easy time with
Cleveland, winning by superior base
running. Shaw pitched tight ball,
holding the Naps to five hits and fan
ning eight. Milan swiped two more
Keating was batted hard by the
Browns, while Hamilton let the
Yanks down with five hits. Ware's
poled a double and two singles, and
Agnew belted a tripje.
After dropping six straight, Pitts
burgh batted nard and downed the
Braves. Cochreham and McQuillan
were both knocked out. Maranville
got a double and three singles. Mann
knocked a homer.
New York won on Davenport's
wildness, being handed eight passes
in eight innings. Mathewson kept the
hits scattered except in one Inningi
Herzog got a triple and single.
Nap Rucker took a swell lacing
from the Cards and bad to quit in the
fifth. Perritt waX never in dangers