The Red Sox give the game to Cleveland
May 12, 1916 ...
The Red Sox gave the Indians the 3 to 1 victory in the getaway game, allowing them to leave town with a series split. The Sox landed on former teammate Fred Coumbe for eight hits, but they did not knock them out at the proper time, falling down on four
occasions when they had opportunities to knock a baserunner in. But it was in the field where the Sox presented their visitors with the real parting gifts.
Herb Pennock started the game and retired after the seventh inning with the Indians ahead 2 to 1, in favor of a pinch hitter. Cleveland got all of their five hits against him and two were of the scratch variety. And but for an error by Larry Gardner and
some wildness in the sixth, Herb may have had a better result.
The Indians jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first but the Sox came back in the second on hits by Jack Barry and Sam Agnew. The Sox let the Indians come back and grab the lead in the sixth inning when Terry Turner reached first on a ground ball that was
muffed by Gardner. Pennock then hit Speaker and allowed the runners to move up on a wild pitch. Turner happily came home on Braggo Roth's sacrifice fly. In the first, fourth, sixth and seventh innings the Sox had runners in scoring position but Coumbe threw the pitches he
needed, to get himself out of trouble.