W L Pct.
Yakima ...... 79 40 .664
Vancouver ... 73 44 .624
Spokane ..... 63 56 .529
Wenatchee ... 59 61 .492
Victoria .... 54 66 .491
Bremerton ... 50 68 .424
Salem ....... 50 69 .420
Tacoma ...... 48 72 .400
VICTORIA, Aug. 9—Frank Logue came in to relieve sore-armed Joe Blankenship to start the third and pitched six scoreless frames as the Victoria Athletics defeated the Spokane Indians 10-6 for the second straight time.
Jack Parks' two-run homer in the ninth spoiled Logue's scoreless string.
It was Logue's 38th mound appearance, tops in the league, and fourth win since July 24th as he raised his record to 9-10.
Blankenship got picked on early, allowing a run in the first inning and three in the second before Victoria put a run on the board in the third.
Andy Adams allowed only one Victoria hit until the sixth when John Hack homered to make it a 4-2 game. Gil McDougald walked and Charlie Balassi tied it by slicing one over the fence.
The A's chalked up six runs in the eighth. Paul Zaby missed a shoestring catch in right and Frank Matoh was credited with a triple. Bob Day bounced one over the drawn-in infield and the parade was one. Logue was conked by a pitched ball and successive hits by Gordon Johnston, Vic Buccola, Hack and McDougald send five more runners over the plate.
Spokane ......... 130 000 002— 6 11 2
Victoria .......... 001 003 06x—10 12 2
Adams, Kimball (6) and Parks; Blankenship, Logue (3) and Day.
TACOMA, Aug. 9—Tacoma made a game bid against Yakima, coming from behind twice to tie the score. But the Bears powered back to bat around in both the eighth and ninth frames for an 18-7 rout of the Tigers on Tuesday.
The league-leading Bears chalked up their 11th win in 16 starts against the cellar-dwelling Tigers.
Ted Jennings was the big gun at bat for Yakima with three triples.
Yakima ............ 501 004 146—18 17 3
Tacoma ........... 100 303 000— 7 8 1
Dickey, Sweiger (6) and Orteig, Walden and Sheets.
VANCOUVER, Aug. 9—The Vancouver's Capilanos bit another chunk out of Yakima's Western International League lead Tuesday night. The Caps ran their victory skein to eight straight by nipping Wenatchee twice 5-2 and 5-3. It cut Yakima's first place margin to an even five games.
In the opener, Sandy Robertson, a newcomer, set the Chiefs down on four hits—three in the first frame.
Wenatchee ........ 200 000 0—2 4 2
Vancouver ........ 003 002 x—5 10 0
Meyers and Winter; Robertson and Sheely.
Wenatchee ........ 000 000 012—3 8 0
Vancouver ........ 200 000 03x—5 8 1
Greenlaw and Winter; Hedgecock and Brenner.
Salem ............... 010 000 500 1—7 10 1
Bremerton ...... 200 002 200 0—6 10 3
Olsen, Foster (7), Osborne (8) and Burgher; Dahle, Marshall (7) and Ronning.
Spokane Not For Sale
SPOKANE, Aug. 9—Published reports that the Spokane Indians are to be sold were denied last night by club owner Roy Hotchkiss.
Hank Greenberg, former American League batting star and now a vice president with the Cleveland Indians, was given as the likely purchaser.
Hotchkiss said last night, however, the reports are false and that he is satisfied with the Western International League.