W L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 80 49 .620 —
Victoria .... 73 59 .553 8½
Tacoma ...... 69 56 .552 9
Spokane ..... 72 59 .550 9
Vancouver ... 57 62 .479 18
Salem ....... 62 69 .473 19
Wenatchee ... 57 71 .445 22½
Yakima ...... 42 87 .325 38
SPOKANE, Aug. 20—Little Edo Vanni, flying-footed Spokane centre-fielder, equalled a Western Internaional League baseball record here tonight when he stole his 52nd base of the season in the firts game of a double-header.
While Vanni was stealing two bases in the first game, the Spokane Indians snapped an eight-game Salem winning streak with an 8-0 shutout. Salem came back to take the nightcap, 4-1.
Tight pitching by lefthander Jack Teagan kept Salem well in check in the first game. Teagan gave up only four hits, Jim Wert's double being the blow for extra bases.
Teagan had good support, too. Left fielder Jim Changaris snuffed out a possible uprising in the fourth when he went back against the fence to pull down Les Dalrymple's 400-foot poke.
In the second game, Hal Saltzman, who has sparked the Salem win streak with his glossy pitching, spun a five-hitter. He beat Johnny Orphal and his was the Spokane ace's first loss in a month.
Smart Salem fielding against successive Spokane pitchers cut off a potential Indian rally in the final inning to protect the margin.
Salem ........... 000 000 0—0 4 1
Spokane ....... 200 033 x—8 8 0
Peterson and Samhammer; Teagan and Sheely.
Salem ........... 002 001 010—4 5 0
Spokane ....... 000 010 000—1 9 0
Saltzman and Samhammer; Orphal, Babbitt (9) and Rossi.
WENATCHEE, Aug. 20—The Wenatchee Chiefs blasted out six home runs tonight to drub the Yakima Packers, 12-4, in a Western International League game commemorating the late Babe Ruth. Fans contributed $650 dollars to the Damon Runyon memorial cancer fund.
Bill Wilson hit two round-trippers to lead the Wenatchee parade. They were his 26th and 27th of the season—tops for the league. Diamond Cecil, Fern Paredes and Les Dalrymple each socked a homer.
Bob Drilling went all the way for Yakima to suffer his 20th loss.
Yakima ............. 300 000 100—4 9 2
Wenatchee ....... 402 501 00x—12 11 2
B. Drilling and Constantino; Lierman and Dalrymple.
Tacoma at Victoria, rained out.
Bremerton at Vancouver, rained out.