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In the swing through the east, espe
cially in the closing series at Wash
ington, Reb was either pitching or
warming up continuously. He
pitched in Detroit, and then again
yesterday after warming up for more
than half an hour.
Result, he was soft for the Yanks,
who drove him from the slab, an un
usual occurrence when Reb mounts
This day of next week should see
the Hose in first place, for they will
have put in eight games against the
Ma'ckmen while the other contenders
are fighting among themselves.
Western clubs repulsed the east at
all points, the blow being a heavy
one to the three easterners who are
in the flag hunt. Boston's defeat
pulled that team down to one full
game ahead of the locals, and the
teams are so evenly matched that
such an upset is quite probable.
Jackson poled three hits. Schalk's
triple with the bases full in the first
inning was the most important blow
of the game. Ed Collins did not hit,
but crossed the pan three times, get
ting that many passes,
i In the sixth inning there was the
unusual sight of a pinch hitter bat
ting for a pinch hitter. Liebold
opened for Russell in that frame with
a double. When it came Nemo's time
to bat again a southpaw was work
ing for the Yankees, so it was
thought brilliant strategy to let a
right-handed batter go up. John Col
lins flied to right field as well as any
one could have done.
Claude Hendrix was excess bag
gage to the Cubs during the early
part of the season. When Claude
ascended the mound several other
aspiring pitchers warmed up in the
bullpen and matched coins to see
which would be unfortunate enough
to get a job of cleaning up the muss
Claude was sure to leave.
If Claude was going great guns in
the box and happened to make a hit
while at bat, necessitating some
speedy running around the bases, he
was certain to explode into small par
ticles when he faced the next enemy
batter from the hill.
But now it is a different story.
Claude, day in and day out, is the
most effective of Tinker's riflemen
and can work as often as when he
was the reliance of the Pittsburgh
pitching staff a few seasons ago. He
beat Brooklyn and the Giants here
and performed both feats handily.
His game against the Giants went
10 innings. The New Yorkers made
three hits and a single. Yesterday
Claude battled Boston 11 frames, al
lowed four hits and two runs. Seven
hits and three runs in 21 innings is
a pretty fair article of pitching.
Some more pitching of this sort
from other members of the cast and
the Cubs will return home safely in
the first division. They are half a
game ahead of New York. Though
they have copped fewer than half
their battles, they are but five games
from secpnd place, and this is no in
surmduntable obstacle, especially to
a team which is playing better ball
Zeider and Evers had a fight and
both were canned. Evers was the
aggressor and his trouble was with
Umpire Eason, his old nemesis. After
John was canned his sub made a
wild throw that gave the Cubs a
That is how much crabbing on a
called strike helped the Braves.
Speaker mao'e three hits and
scored three times, beating his old
mates. Bagby pitched good ball.
Washington made four in first, but
Tigers fought and copped in ninth.
Crawford's blow won.
Browns counted six times in sec
ond, profiting by the Macks' daily de
feat. Marsans hit three singles and
Miller a double and triple.
Jack Britton and Johnny Griffiths
fought a 12-round draw at Boston.
The men stalled in the early rounds.
St Louis Browns have bought
Wm. Rumler, catcher, from Little
Rock of Southern league. Catcher