FENWAY'S FIRST TEAM
The Red Sox beat St. Louis again
June 12, 1912
Joe Wood’s pitching and batting enabled the Red Sox to sweep the four game
series with the St. Louis Browns. Only six hits were collected off Wood by
the St. Louis batters.
With no score in the third inning, Hick Cady
started with a walk. Wood singled sending Cady to third and Harry Hooper flied
out to score the first Boston run with a sacrifice. The Browns countered and
tied up the game in the fourth inning. But in the Red Sox fifth inning they put
three runs over the plate, as Wagner opened with a single and Wood drove the
ball into the right-field stands for a home run. Harry Hooper then singled and
Steve Yerkes followed him with another, sending Hooper to third. He was sent
over on Tris Speaker's ground ball out.
The Browns got within one run in their half of the fifth inning as Ed
Hallinan walked and was followed by Bobby Wallace's single. Hallinan was caught
off second but umpire Silk O'Loughlin ruled that Wagner pushed him off the base.
Jim Stephens hit one to Jake Stahl, who saw that Joe Wood was not covering first
and the runner was safe to load the bases. Pete Compton then lined a single that
scored both runners. Wood got the last out himself on a ground ball back to the
box, but the Browns had cut the score down to 4 to 3
Tris Speaker’s triple and Duffy Lewis’ sacrifice fly resulted in a score in
the eighth inning. Wood retired the Browns in order for both the eighth and
ninth innings, to give the Red Sox a 5 to 3 win.