Teddys 19-12, X-Giants 15-16
Pitcher use: R. Foster need four games, Waddell and Mendez need three games, Mathewson needs two games. Radcliffe pitched one inning in finale.
Game One: Teddys 6, X-Giants 5
WP: Mathewson (3-3)
LP: H. Smith (0-1)
Save: Bender (5)
Game Two: Teddys 7, X-Giants 0
WP: Waddell (3-2)
LP: R. Foster (1-4)
HR: Speaker (3)
The Teddys kept pace with the Obamas and the Franklins in the battle in Division A, while the X-Giants slipped below .500.
The X-Giants took a 5-4 lead into the ninth inning of the opener, but Hilton Smith allowed his first runs of the season. Pinch-hitter Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb rapped back-to-back triples, and Eddie Collins singled home Cobb for the go-ahead run. Chief Bender made it stand up.
Cobb was 5-for-5 with a double. Martin Dihigo drove in four runs for the X-Giants.
Rube Waddell was sensational in the second game, limiting the X-Giants to two singles and two walks. He struck out seven. Rube Foster had his best start of the season for the X-Giants, but a costly error by Ben Taylor resulted in four unearned tallies in the fifth inning.
Tris Speaker was 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs.