W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 60 29 .674 —
Vancouver ... 52 34 .605 6½
Spokane ..... 48 41 .539 12
Wenatchee ... 42 48 .467 18½
Salem ....... 40 48 .455 19½
Victoria .... 39 49 .443 20½
Bremerton ... 40 51 .440 21
Tacoma ...... 36 57 .387 25
VICTORIA, July 14—Bob Day's second home run of the night brought in Johnny Hack ahead of him in the 12th inning as the Victoria Athletics overtook the Vancouver Capilanos, 12-10, before 5,000 fans taking in Vic Buccola Night.
The A's treated Hunk Anderson roughly from the first inning as Charlie Balassi led off with a triple and Frank Matoh singled him in. Matoh's home in the third gave the A's a 2-0 lead.
Anderson was sent to the showers in a six-run fourth. Day homered, Pete Vucurevich singled, Balassi drew a walk, Buccola beat out a bunt, McDougald received a free trip, Len Noran reached base on Ray Tran's error at short and John Hack doubled.
The Caps started teeing off on Vucurevich in the sixth when K Chorlton lined one out of the park after Doug Sinovic walked. The A's repeated the feat in their half of the inning when Gil McDougald drove one over the fence after a walk to Matoh.
A double by Len Tran proved the beginning of the end for Vucurevich. Charlie Mead homered and Sinovic doubled. Bud Sheely singled, and was forced at second by Chorlton. Bob McLean singled and in came Joe Blankenship. He gave up a walk to pinch-hitter Bob Brenner, who was out at second on a fielder's choice by Jim Robinson. Ray Tran then singled to drive in McLean.
Carl Gunnarson held the A's scoreless in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. Meanwhile, Mead reached base in the eighth, Sinovic hit a fly that was dropped by Gil McDougald and everyone was safe. Sheely singled to score Mead, and Chorlton's single scored Sinovic. The Caps tied for more, but Chorlton was thrown out at third on McLean's bunt, prompting an argument that resulted in an early night for manager Bill Brenner and third base coach Bob Costello.
Len Tran finally tied the game with a homer in the ninth, sending it to extra innings.
John Hack opened the 10th win a single before Day smacked one out.
A's note — Before the game, Buccola received numerous gifts, including a watch from the team management and a sweater from patients of the Veterans Hospital. Charlie Balassi gave his seemingly-annual singing performance while strumming a guitar.
Vancouver .......... 000 002 521 0—10 18 1
Victoria .............. 101 602 000 2—12 17 1
Anderson, Hedgecock (4), Gunnarson (7) and Sheely, Vucurevich, Blankenship (7) and Day.
YAKIMA, July 14—The Spokane Indians frittered away a five-run lead and a four-run bulge and were forced to go ten innings before defeating the league-leading Yakima Bears, 11-9.
With two batsman retired in the tenth, pitcher Larry Powell issued a walk, hit a batter and gave up singles to Lyle Palmer and Skip Rowland to give the Indians their winning runs.
A ctowd of 2,275 sent Yakima's home attendance to 75,305 as copared to the entire season of 73,600 last year.
Spokane ......... 023 000 400 2—11 14 0
Yakima ........... 000 203 122 0—9 16 0
Werbowski, Babbitt (7), Conant (9) and Parks; Sweiger, Sporer (7), Powell (9) and Tornay, Orteig (10).
SALEM, July 14—The Wenatchee Chiefs beat back Salem's challenge to their fourth-place holdings by squeezing out a 5-1 win in a tightly played contest at Salem.
A ninth-inning Senator mutiny fell one short of tying when Bill Caplinger whiffed Bob Cherry for the third out. Mel Wasley brought the home team into striking distance with a two-run bellringer in the eighth.
The Chiefs socred all their runs in the first four innings and were held hitless in the final five frames.
Wenatchee ...... 301 100 000—5 8 0
Salem ............. 000 010 021—4 10 1
Caplinger and Pesut; Fredericks, Foster (8) and Carlson.
TACOMA, July 14—Though rapped for a dozen hits, Big John Marshall made it win No. 18 with an 11-3 triumph over the hapless Tacoma Tigers.
Tigers' notes — Catcher Jack Warren was recalled from Tacoma by the Seattle Rainiers of the Coast League, who sold Sammy White to the Boston Red Sox. ... The Tigers have been requested by Vicksburg of the Southeastern League to return outfielder Bob Williams, after infielder Frank Bowa, sent there in a trade for Williams, refused to report.
Bremerton ......... 010 400 600—11 14 1
Tacoma ............ 011 000 010—3 12 4
Marshall and Ronning; Fortier, Johnson (9) and Sheets.