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Climb Back Into First On Warren Spahn's Strong Arm By ED WILKS ' Associated Press Sports Writer In the four score and three of major league baseball, wily four left-handed pitchers ever had won 250 games. Now Warren Bpahn is the fifth. The southpaw put it away Wednesday night, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2, and hoisting the Milwaukee Braves back into the National League lead. It was Spahnle's third shot at No. 250, Now 4-4 for the season, he had lost twice since bagging his 249th victory — which also came against the Cards. Spahn, who 'joined American League right-hander Early Wynn (253) of the Chicago White Sox as the only active pitchers with 250 victories, was happy, of course, with Wednesday night's decision, but he accepted it like an old pro. "It's just.a stepping stone," he said, "to the one I really want — No. 300." He figures he might reach 300 if he can stay a starting pitcher for at least two or three more years. Now 38 his age-to-victories ratio is in keeping with that of the other four lefties to win 250. Eddie Plank, an American (and Federal) League player, i s the top southpaw winner with 325. Lefty Grove won 300. Eppa Rixey (266) and Carl Hubbell (253) are the only National League left-handers who won more than Spahn. Elsewhere in the NL, San Francisco beat Philadelphia 6-0 on the two-hit pitching of Sam Jones, the Chicago Cubs rapped Cincinnati 10-0 behind Glen Hobbie's three- hitter, and Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles 6-4. Billy Brut on's eighth-inning home run off Larry Jackson (1-5), who gave up six hits, brought Spahn home a winner at St. Louis. The Cards were blanked on three hits over the last seven innings as Spahn, who fanned six, finished with a seven-hitter and became the 25th pitcher to win 250 In the majors. Dick Stuart's two-run homer brought the Pirates from behind as they chased Don Drysdale (3-3) with three in the eighth at Los Angeles and slipped the Dodgers a half-game behind Milwaukee. Don Demeter's solo home run had given the Dodgers a 4-3 edge in the sixth against Ron Kline, but reliever Roy Face (5-0) shut them out.on three hits over the last three frames. Jones (3-4) beat the Phils for the fifth time in a row and didn't allow a hit until Willie Jones beat out an infield roller with two out in the seventh. Pinchhitter Gene Freese singled in the eighth fov the other hit off Sad Sam. who, hit the NL's season high with 12 strikeouts. A three-run homer by Willie Mays high-lighted a five- run Giants' first against former mate Ruben Gomez (0-2). Ernie Banks' grand-slam homer triggered a seven-run third for the Cubs against Bob Purkey (4-3) as Hobble (4-3) handed the Reds their third straight loss. Dupas Boils Over Decision CHICAGO (AP)—"What do you have to do to win a fight?" fumed Ralph Dupas after losing to Charley Scott. "I'm becoming known as the split decision kid," added the flo. 2 welterweight contender. "De' Flanagan, Sugar Hart >and now Scott get split decisions over me." Dupas was "a de'ected figure after Scott, ranked No. 7, won a splil decision in a 10-round nationally televised bout Wednesday night in Chicago Stadium. Scott, an 8-5 ringside favorite, decked Dupas in the first round The New Orleans welterweigl was up at three and took the mandatory eight count. Scott, a 22-year-old Philadelphi an, had much more steam in hi punches than the fast-fisted Du pas, who set a furious pace. loss, won. Brown noted. The Dodgers Baseball Scores Cleveland AMERICA!* LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Chicago Baltimore , Washington Boston .640 .593 .566 .517 .462 .440 .440 .346 Brown's Enthusiasm For Dodgers Costly LOS ANGELES (AP)-Joe E. !Sf t^TL'f^A 8 *£ Small Turnout 16 9 16 11 15 12 15 li 12 14 City 11 14 Hew York 11 14 Detroit 9 17 Thursday Garnet Chicago at Boston. Kansas City at Baltimore N). Detroit at Washington (N). (Only games scheduled) Wednesday HcsQlta Chicago 4, Boston 0. Cleveland at New York, rain. Kansas City .••( Baltimore, rain. Detroit at Washington, rain. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB Milwaukee 16 10 > .615 ,os Angeles 1813 .581 Nan Francisco 15 13 Cincinnati 14 13 Chicago , 1615 Pittsburgh i.... 13 14 •'hlladelphla 11 16 -t. Louis 10 19 Thursday flames Milwaukee at St. Louis (N1. Pittsburgh at Los Angeles (N). Philadelphia at San Francisco. Cincinnati at Chicago. Wednesday Result* Milwaukee 3, St. Louie 2. Pittsburgh 6. Los Angeles 4. San Francisco 6. Philadelphia 0. Chicago 10, Cincinnati 0. .538 2 .519 2V. .516 2',= .481 3<<: .407 5V, .346 7M: .Angeles Dodgers cost him $17,655 in money, jewelry and furs. While the come iand wastwach- While the comedian was watching the Dodgers play the Phillies Tuesday night, thieves, ransacked his home. SIOUX CITY. Iowa (AP) -The smallest crowd since baseball returned to Sioux City in 1947 saw the Soos lose to Appleton, 12-8, Wednesday night in the Three I League. Only 95 persons turned Lane, Stengel Engage In Battle Of Words By ED WILKS Associated Press Sports Writer An intermittent rain fell and steady sarcasm flowed at New York's Yankee Stadium Wednesday as Frank Lane and Casey Stengel tangled in the latest round of their verbal feud. Lane i general manager of the American League leading Cleveland Indians, was miffed because the Yankees called off Wednesday's game. Stengel, manager of the sixth-place world champions, shrugged and snubbed the loquacious Lane, just as he did two months ago in spring training. 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The Yankees, who explained ney don't reschedule games that quickly because they feel it Is bad business since they can't publicize the new date properly, said they had been informed that it would rain Wednesday afternoon and today. For the record, there was no rain at game time at the stadium, but it did rain later in the afternoon. The second-place White Sox won the only game played in the American League Wednesday, closing within a game of the Indians as Bob Shaw blanked the Red Sox on five singles, 4-0 at Boston. Rain washed out the Kansas City at Baltimore and Detroit at Washington games. Shaw, 25, didn't walk a man and struck out three as the' White Sox won their fifth in a row. He retired the last 12 men in order while gaining his first complete game in the majors. It was only The OTTAWA HERALD Thursday, May 14, 1859, his sixth start in a ,three-year career, first this season tifter 'i4 relief appearances. 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