THE SOX CAN'T STAY
HEALTHY NOR HAPPY ...
Three clean singles win it for the Sox in the 11th
September 9, 1913 ... Bill Carrigan's Boston Speed Boys were forced to go 11 innings at Fenway Park, before
Hughie Jenning's Detroit Tigers were properly caged by a score of 3 to 2. Throughout the game there were many brilliant plays, but the contest seem to lack life. Jennings was out on the coaching lines trying to get his Tigers in a hustling mood, while the Boston players seem to get a good deal of fun out of the game from the
dugout. There was little to be enthusiastic over, but as often is the case, a slow game at the start will have a sensational finish, and such was the case today.
After the Tigers one out in order in the first inning, Harry Hooper and Clyde Engel both singled, and moved ahead when Tris Speaker sacrificed. Duffy Lewis laid down a suicide squeeze, bringing in Hooper to tie up the game. In the third inning the Red Sox made it 2-1 on on a pass to Hooper,
who then stole second. Speaker was intentionally passed and Lewis hit a sacrifice fly to Ty Cobb, scoring Harry. Until the ninth-inning the game was at the mercy of the two pitchers, Earl Moseley for the Red Sox and Charlie Grover for the Tigers.
The Red Sox entered the ninth-inning holding a slim one run lead, when Ty Cobb started it for the Tigers by drawing a walk. Moseley failed to get even one ball over the plate. Bobby Veach sent a long fly to right center that Harry Hooper muffed after a long run, allowing Cobb to get the
third base. Eddie Onslow's short fly out to Tris Speaker, sent Cobb bluffing toward home to draw the throw from Speaker. Speaker threw a strike to Hick Cady and Cobb turned back to go to third, but Bobby Veach was standing on the bag, so Cobb was tagged out. Red McKee followed this play with
a sharp single to right that scored Veach with the tying run.
In the ninth the Red Sox went out an order and then the Tigers loaded the bases in the 10th inning with one out. Charley Hall came into pitch and struck out Veach and got Onslow on a fly ball that Duffy Lewis. Then in the Red Sox half of the 11th inning, the Red Sox scored the winning run on
sharp singles by Larry Gardner, Steve Yerkes and Wally Rehg to made the final score, 3 to 2.