IN THE NEWS: In Chicago, The Giants score six runs in the 3rd inning, against Lou Richie and Lefty Leifield, and roll to an 11–3 win. Christy Mathewson goes eight innings before Jim Thorpe pinch hits for him.
At Philadelphia, the Phillies Beals Becker, acquired four days ago from the Reds, lines two inside-the-park homers, one short of the record set in the 19th century. His new teams beats his old team, 10–1.
IN THE NEWS: The Browns end the A's 15-game winning streak, but Philadelphia's 5-game lead over Cleveland will be maintained to the end.
With the score tied 5–5, Ivy Olson of Cleveland steals home in the top of the 15th for the winning run over the Red Sox. Jack Graney then steals home for an insurance run, marking the only time teammates would steal home in extra innings in the same game. Dutch Leonard watches on the mound for Boston.
IN THE NEWS: Chicago beats the first-place Phillies again, 4–0. In the 3rd, Chicago's Heinie Zimmerman is ejected for the third time in five days, this time by Bill Klem, who doesn't like his hollaring. Malcom Easton thumbed him on the 13th, William Brennan on the 15th. It is Zim's 5th thumbing since May 19th and it will prompt a fan to send half a $100 bill to Zimmerman, and half to Klem. Zim will win the other half of the "split century" on July 2nd by not getting thrown out of a game for two weeks.
IN THE NEWS: After New York wins the opener, 9–3, Washington starter Bert Gallia hits three of the first four batters he faces in the first inning of the nitecap. Three more New York batters are plunked, by relievers Joe Engel (2) and Tom Hughes (1), for a record six. The outcome is the same as New York wins again, 9–3. New York leadoff hitter Bert Daniels puts his name in the record book when he gets hit three times.
IN THE NEWS: Before 25,000 at the Polo Grounds, the Giants split with Brooklyn, losing the opener in 10 innings, 4–2, and winning the 2nd, 5–1. Christy Mathewson walks none in beating Cliff Curtis in the 2nd.
IN THE NEWS: In the A's doubleheader pasting of the Senators, 11–2 and 10–3, Nats' catcher Eddie Ainsmith swipes 2B, 3B, and home in the opener.
The Giants sweep two from the Braves, winning 5–4 and 11–3. Christy Mathewson preserves the 1st win with two innings of relief, then starts the 2nd contest. Led by Larry Doyle's grand slam off Otto Hess, the Giants forge into a 9–0 lead after six innings and Matty exits. Mathewson now has throw 21 innings without a walk.
Brooklyn sees Alexander for a second day in a row, this time beating the Phillies righty, 4–2, in a doubleheader sweep by the Superbas. The Phils now lead the Giants by a half-game.
IN THE NEWS: The same ball is used for the entire game in the Reds' 9–6 win over the Cubs.
At Philadelphia, New York's thrilling 11–10 win over the Phils puts the Giants on top to stay. Hooks Wiltse pitches the first nine innings for New York before wilting, and Christy Mathewson relieves. In the 10th, Buck Herzog singles off Pete Alexander and Matty wins his 14th. The fireworks continue after the game when McGraw, walking to the clubhouse with several Phillies, is belted and then jumped by several Philley fans. McGraw is cut up and Phils P Ad Brennan is identified as the instigator of the fight. After investigating, National League Prexy Thomas Lynch will suspend both McGraw and Brennan for five days, with Brennan also fined $100.