Games this week were played in Sacramento and the Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th.
On Saturday at Rec Park Stockton and San Francisco played a seesaw battle, with San Francisco coming out on top of a 6-5 score, winning in the bottom of the tenth with none out. After Stockton got a man on in the top of the inning— and failing to bring him around— George Hildebrand lead off with a bunt single, followed by a base-on-balls to Charlie Schwartz. Then manager Ed Pabst hit a clean single right, and Hildebrand trotted home for the winning tally. Jimmy Whalen took his tenth loss, and Tom Fitzpatrick brought his record up to 8 and 9. Joe McGuckin had 4 hits, including a triple.
At Sacarmento’s Snowflake Park, the Gilt Edges prevailed over Oakland, though Chief Borchers struck out 7 Sacramento batters. Demon Doyle chalked up the win.
Sunday Stockton and San Francisco split a doubleheader. In morning contest, Jimmy Whalen out pitched Phil Knell— one of the first California-born pitchers in the majors, where he won over 20 games on two occasions— winning 6-2. Knell only gave up 5 hits, but walked a like number, and that was his downfall.
In the nightcap, Ed Pabst hit a home run and Heinie Krug went 4 for 5 in a 15-5 blowout. Manager George Harper “took one for the team,” pitching the whole, sorry game.
Over at the state capital, Truck Eagan hit his 6th home run of the season, and Jay Hughes got back into the rotation. Hughes pitched like he had all season: giving up 1 run on 6 hits, striking out 6 and walking only one man.
This week, San Francisco edged a bit closer to the league leaders, and edging over .500 for the first time this season.
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