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YANKEES IS DEAD? Cleveland Indians won 100th game of season?traditional milestone for pennant winner?5-4 over Philadelphia Athletics, then took on second-place Yankees in Sunday double-header. Against Yankees, Cleveland looked every inch a champion. Bob Lemon won opener, 4-1, for 22nd victory at year, and Early Wynn took 21st by 3-2 score in second game. With this kind of pitching, Cleveland headed into final 10 games of season with 8?-game lead. Other Cleveland stalwarts: Center Fielder Larry Doby , league leader in home runs with 30; Second Baseman Bobby Avila , league's top batter with .340 average.
DODGERS AIN'T DEAD?In National League, Brooklyn Dodgers were making race uncomfortably Close for New York Giants. Dropped to third place early in week by Milwaukee, Dodgers vengefully beat Braves two straight, added two more against Chicago Cubs to climb back to second. By Sept. 13, Giants were still three games in front, but with 13 games left, Durocher's crew would have to improve on last week's record (4-4). if they wanted National League pennant.
BIG KLU?While team struggled to hang onto fourth place, Cincinnati Redlegs' Ted Kluszewski was making runaway of home run race. Smashing 3 in 2 days he led league with 48, nine ahead of nearest rivals, and had moved ahead of Brooklyn's Duke Snider in RBI with 132.
MINOR LEAGUES?With big-league teams still heading for wire, top minor-league teams wrapped up regular season play:
?Indianapolis Indians took first in American Association, 10 games above Louisville.
REPEATERS?Gene Walet, 19, won Mallory Cup, emblematic of North American sailing championship, at Lake Ponchartrain, La. with eight-race total of 50? points. Runners-up in regatta sailed this year in Lightning Class sloops: William Cox of Long Island, 45? points; H. J. Cawthra of Detroit, 44?.