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tallied, even after Terry and McMul
lin are again fit for duty, Rowland
desiring to be prepared for just such
on emergency as confronted him the
first part of the week, when he had
to use a pitcher on third base.
The four-game series will be a hotly
fought battle. The clubs are virtual
. lv battling for third place in the
league, as Washington and Boston
are but a point ahead of the Tigers
and the latter are ORly one game in
front of the locals. Three out of four
from Detroit while Washington and
the Red Sox split would give the
Rowlahdites entree into the select
Winning three of four is a task.
Jennings has his squal playing better
ball than at any time this season,
even the pitching having improved
considerably. Cobb is also after
Jackson in the race for batting hon
ers and both are close on the heels
of Tris Speaker.
Cobb has set something of a base
stealing record in the four games
with St Louis, having copped nine
sacks in four tussles.
If the Cubs do not fall to seventh
place before Sunday there will be
hope for th Tinkers. On a percen
tage of games won and lost, Pitts
burgh and the Cubs are tied, though
I the North Siders have a margin of
! two points because they have played
four more games. Cincinnati is one
game behind and the last-place Cards
are only two games in the rear of
the bracketed Cubs and Pirates.
Five games are slated foiSt. Louis
in four days and prospects are not
overly bright Huggins has his team
in a better stride and the Cubs are
-ft shot to pieces by injuries. The pitch
ers will hold up. No fault can.be
found with that department
But the attack and defense, out
side of the box, suffer woefully. Zim
merman and Williams are sadly
missed. Knabe is not so fast as Mc
Carthy, nor does he hit as well, but
he more nearly approaches the cal
iber of the man he subs for, as his ,
fight and determination are big as-
Zwilling is far below the standard
of Williams, and Rollie Zeider is not
in a class with Zim, either in the field
or at bat Cy and Heinie will be back
by Sunday at the latest according to
Playing a double-header of nine
innings and 18 innings, the Cubs and
Pirates set a record by going 27 in
nings in one afternoon. Good base
ball and bad baseball were plentiful.
Second guessers can tell how both
games should have been won by the
North Siders, but second guesses do
For instance, McConnell should
have been lifted at the end of the
17th. He was exhausted and could
barely drag himself to the bench.
When he pitched to Wilson there was
nothing on the ball in the 18th and
Art slammed three smashing fouls
before he lined into the left-field
bleachers for the winning marker. It
wouldn't have been a bad idea to
have lifted Mack after that first foul.
McConnell is the hardest luck
pitcher of the Cub staff. He pitched
remarkable ball, but was defeated
because his mates couldn't hit, and
also because Rollie Zeider pulled a
boner and let Pittsburgh tie the
score. They shouldn't have counted,
in nine innings.
Yanks stole nine bases in beating
Macks, Gilhooley . swiping four.
Strunk hit triple and three singles.
' Johnson finally won, fanning seven
Old Ed Plank held Tigers to five
hits. Cobb stole two bases.
Hornsby of Cards hit homer, two
triples and two singles, big factors
in downing Reds. Seven pitchers
worked in the game.
Pfeffer held Braves and his single
scored winning Dodger runs.
New York won a game at home,
Phils dropping fifth straight
The home of Frank Schulte at
Woodbury, Ga., has been destroyed
by fire with all its contents. Many,