Speaker leads the Indians past the Red Sox
May 10, 1916 ...
The Red Sox succumbed to the excellent pitching of Guy Morton, 6 to 2. Morton held the Sox to six hits, one a fine triple by Harry Hooper in the first inning. He did not issue a pass and got great support in the field. Babe Ruth opposed him
and was hit hard when the hits meant runs, but his fielders did not help him either. Tris Speaker came back to haunt his old team also, collecting two hits, walking once, and scoring three of Cleveland's runs. In the field he caught three fly balls and robbed Ruth of a triple in
the seventh, with two men on base.
Ruth gave up two runs in the first inning. After he fanned Jack Graney, Terry Turner and Speaker ripped out base hits. A freak hit by Chick Gandil gave them their two run lead. He hit the ball at Larry Gardner, who knocked it down toward Jack
Barry. Barry picked up the ball and threw it off-balance to the plate, the ball soaring over the head of Pinch Thomas. The Sox got a run back in the bottom of the first and by the end of the third inning the Indians were up 4-2. The tribe added two more in the eighth but they
didn't need them, because Guy Morton had the Sox in his hip pocket for the rest of the game.