The Nationals and Red Sox split the day
April 19, 1916
The Red Sox were held to an even break in their double holiday bill, the Nats beating them 3 to 2 in the morning and the champions coming back with a 2 to 0 afternoon win. If Boston had the punch in the morning that they showed in the afternoon, both games
would have been won. The morning game drew about 5000 fans, with Rube Foster pitching against Joe Boehling. Foster, although only giving up six hits, was the victim of run-getting combinations. In the afternoon Dutch Leonard made his starting debut by holding Washington
to just three scattered hits, while the Sox knocked Bert Gallia around for six hits, four of which were a part of runs scored. Nearly 22,000 fans turned out for the matinee and saw the Sox play an airtight ball game.
Although the hitting was light in both games, there was a lot of action. In the morning the Nationals got a run in the first inning and gave it back in the Red Sox half of that inning. A pass to Hal Janvrin, his theft of second, and an infield RBI hit by
Duffy Lewis did the damage. In the fifth inning Washington put together two singles and a triple to put them up two runs. The Sox had chances to get the runs back, but the best they could do was get one run in the eighth. In the ninth the Sox squandered a chance to pull
it out. Jack Barry opened with a triple, and found himself out at home when a suicide squeeze miscued because Boehling pitched out and caught him dead.
The Sox jumped into the lead in the afternoon game by doing some nice hitting and Leonard kept the Nats from countering. He only let a runner reach third base once, and second base just three times, all without doing any damage. The Sox one run lead held
thru the fifth inning when they added another. The Sox had a man on base every inning, but cashed in only twice. Larry Gardner was the hitting star for the day with two singles and a triple, while Harry Hooper racked up three singles. Jack Barry was runner up with a double and
The Sox left for Philadelphia after the game. Carrigan left Carl Mays, Vean Gregg, Pat Haley and Tilly Walker, who is nusing a sore leg, in Boston. Pitcher, Lore Bader was sent to the Buffalo Bisons of the International League.