The Red Sox give the Yankees the game
May 5, 1916 ...
The Yankees broke up a 4-4 tie to pull out a victory in the 13th inning at Fenway Park. Donovan's boys finished by scoring four runs and winning the game 8 to 4. The game was a weird affair if there ever was one. The Sox got three runs in
the first inning off Ray Fisher and another against George Mogridge in the fourth for a 4-0 lead. Babe Ruth was pitching for the Sox and he did not have his good stuff, but was getting away with it and held New York down for six innings. In the seventh the Yanks picked up two runs
and two more in the ninth to tie the game, because Dick Hoblitzell didn't have his foot on the first base bag on what would have been a ground out by Joe Gedeon, therefore allowing the tying run to score and sending the game into extra innings.
Bob Shawkey picked up the ball for the Yankees and held the Red Sox batters hitless from then on, while the Yankees threatened often off Carl Mays, Vean Gregg and then Sam Jones. Gregg started the 13th inning but was wild and passed the first two batters.
Jones was brought in and Frits Maisel sacrificed the runners along. Jones purposely walked Frank Baker to load the bases and face Gedeon. With the infield playing close, Gedeon hit the ball right at Hal Janvrin. Janvrin made a clean stop and then with all the time in the
world, threw the ball out of Sam Agnew's reach at home allowing two runs to score. Wally Pipp cracked the final blow by singling in two more runs. Shawkey then put the game away by getting the Sox in order and preserved the gift win.