W L Pct.
Yakima ...... 79 41 .658
Vancouver ... 74 44 .627
Spokane ..... 63 57 .525
Wenatchee ... 59 62 .488
Victoria .... 55 66 .455
Salem ....... 51 69 .425
Bremerton ... 50 69 .420
Tacoma ...... 49 72 .405
VANCOUVER, Aug. 10—A successful hit-and-run in the sixth inning proved to be the different on Wednesday night as the Vancouver Capilanos defeated the Wenatchee Chiefs 4-3 to sweep a four-game series.
The Caps were down 3-2 going into the inning, which began with a single by Charlie Mead. Dick Sinovic, who had doubled off the left-field wall to drive in two runs, was up next. Manager Bill Brenner elected not to sacrifice and flashed the hit-and-run sign. Sinovic slapped the first pitch over second base and Mead went into third standing.
Bud Sheely popped out but K Chorlton ripped a double down the left field line to bring in Mead and put Sinovic at third. Bob Snyder flew out and Sinovic came in to break the tie.
Snyder allowed five hits, one of them being a three-.run homer to Clint Cameron in the fourth. He struck out four and walked two in his 17th win of the year
Wenatchee ...... 000 300 000—3 5 0
Vancouver ...... 200 002 00x—4 10 1
McCollum and Winter, Snyder and Sheely.
TACOMA, Aug. 10—Tacoma's "willingness" to fall before the Yakima Bears this year is largely responsible for the central Washington diamondeers being atop the Western International League. But the spirit of cooperation went by the boards Wednesday night and as a result, the Yaks lead Vancouver by only four games.
Snag Moore bobbled an easy infield fly in the eighth inning to let Tacoma score two unearned runs and hand the Tigers a 3-2 win. It marked only the third time this season that Yakima has come out on the losing end against Tacoma.
Yakima ..... 010 000 100—2 9 2
Tacoma .... 001 000 02x—3 8 0
Powell and Tornay; Kerrigan, Lazor (9) and Sheets.
VICTORIA, Aug. 10—The Victoria Athletics came from behind twice, then hung on to the lead they gained in the fourth inning as they defeated Spokane 6-4 on Wednesday night.
Gil McDougald's error on the game's first play set the stage for two Spokane runs in the first. The A's evened the count in the bottom of the inning on Vic Buccola's triple, singles by John Hack and Charlie Balassi, a hit batter and a fielder's choice. McDougald's triple and Len Noren's single made it 3-3 at the end of the third after Larry Barton homered for the Indians.
Larry Ward started the winning rally in the fourth with Victoria's third triple. He scored on Johnston's single and the latter completed the circuit on an error and fielder's choice.
Joe Morjoseph's homer in the fifth wound up the Victoria scoring.
The Indians cut the lead with their final run in the eighth but Lee Howard's failure to touch the plate cost them another run and possibly a big inning.
Ward went the distance for the A's for his tenth win in 18 decisions. He stranded 14 Spokane runners.
Victoria third baseman Frank Matoh broke a small leg bone in sliding into second base. He's out for the season.
Spokane .... 201 000 010—4 13 2
Victoria ..... 201 210 00x—6 15 1
Conant and Parks; Ward and Day.
Salem ........... 100 000 021—4 10 1
Bremerton .. 100 000 002—3 10 1
McIrvin and Burgher; Sullivan and Ronning.
Tacoma Hurler Angers Owner
TACOMA, Aug. 10—Enoch Alexson, general manager of the Tacoma Tigers, today announceed that he has suspended pitcher Gordon Walden for the balance of the Western International League season and fined him an undisclosed amount.
Walden's set-down was for "a display of temperament and some half-hearted hurling" at last night's game with Yakima. Tacoma lost 18-7.
Walden appeared to lose interest in the final innings, Alexson said, and in the ninth delivered a wild pitch after a number of half-speed tosses that Bears pounced on for four hits.