Sport: Baseball in the Stretch

The closest National League baseball season in years, in which seven clubs have had a chance to win the pennant, narrowed last week into what looked like a crucial series between the league-leading Chicago Cubs and the Brooklyn Dodgers, who had moved from sixth place to second in a month.

First game. Two-base hits by Leftfielder Riggs Stephenson, Catcher Gabby Hartnett, First-baseman Charley Grimm (who last month replaced Rogers Hornsby as manager) and singles by Cuyler and Koenig in Chicago's big inning, the fourth, made the four runs that discouraged Brooklyn Pitcher Van...

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