The Red Sox rally and fall short, losing 5-4
May 6, 1916 ...
The Red Sox made a strong ninth inning rally at Fenway Park but it was not enough. The Yankees, leading 5 to 2 when the Red Sox came to bat in the ninth almost saw the game get away from them, but two runs was all the Sox could negotiate on some nice
hitting, and the game ended 5 to 4 when Mike McNally was caught second base, giving the Sox no chance to send the game into extra innings. It wasn't much of a conclusion to a week that saw the Champions win only one of five games.
The Yankees started off by scoring two runs off Rube Foster in the second inning. The Sox tied the score in the third inning, but the Yankees added three runs in the fifth. All afternoon, Yankee starter Cliff Markle was getting out of jams because of
his team's fine fielding, but in the ninth he was driven out of the game when doubles by Hugh Duffy and Larry Gardner, and then a base hit by Jack Barry, cut the Yankees' lead to 5-3. With men on first and third and no outs, the Sox had a chance to come back. Manager Bill Donovan
put Bob Shawkey in the game to save it, but he came out quickly after Sam Agnew's sacrifice and pinch hitter, Hick Cady's single to right brought home the Sox' fourth run. Left hander, Nick Cullop came into the game at that point to face Harry Hooper, with pinch runner Mike McNally on
first and Barry on third. Hooper hit the ball to Frank Baker at third who went home and nipped Jack Barry for the second out, with McNally getting to second. Then before Hal Janvrin could even get a chance to bat, Cullop turned and threw the ball to Joe Gedeon at second base to
catch McNally off the bag, sound asleep to end the game.