The Red Sox sweep the A's
April 15, 1916
The Athletics finally settled down and played first class baseball, but still were unable to break into the win column. The World Champs made it three straight, winning 2-1 behind Rube Foster, who should have pitched a shutout. Joe Bush
pitched for Philly, but after holding his 1-0 lead until the fifth inning, he was hit for the tying run and later, in the eighth inning, was reached through some timely Red Sox hitting and lost the game. The Sox had to play tough with the A's playing air tight ball in the field.
The A's early run in the first inning was a gift. A fumbled ground ball by Everett Scott allowed Whitey Witt to reach first base. Witt eventually scored the unearned run on a sacrifice fly.
Rube Foster was steady throughout the game, allowing only four scattered hits. The Sox had a hit in every inning but Bush pitched his way out of any trouble most of the time. Bush was steady throughout the game until the ninth inning when the pressure seemed
to get to him. The Red Sox seemed like they would get things going several times in the game, but finally put it together enough to score in the eighth. The Sox tied the game in the fifth inning and went ahead in the eighth. Scott led off and doubled to left. Hal
Janvrin ran for Scott and after a walk to Hobby, was tagged out at home on a fielder's choice. Chick Shorten smashed a liner to center to score Hoblitzell who was on second base on Janvrin's tag out at home.