Larry Gardner wins
the game for the Red Sox
May 13, 1916 ...
Larry Gardner came up in the 10th inning with the bases loaded and one out to deliver a 3-2 victory for the Red Sox over Chicago. Dutch Leonard faced Eddie Cicotte at the start but Dutch retired in the seventh inning in favor of a pinch hitter.
Cicotte retired in favor of Jim Scott who lasted until the 10th when he was replaced by Reb Russell who gave up the Gardner game winner. The Red Sox deserved to win because they did everything necessary to win this game. They were on their toes, played a clean game, and although
they didn't take advantage of some situations they tried hard all the time. Leonard who had been leading the league in ERA, was hit nine times. After Leonard left, Rube Foster came in to the game and held the White Sox hitless for the rest of the game while the Red Sox were winning
it for him.
The Red Sox were the first to score when Gardner singled and eventually was hit in by Carrigan. Carrigan drove the ball to center and Happy Felsch threw a dart to him in an attempt to get Gardner at the plate. The tag was made but the catcher Ray
Schalk dropped the ball and the Speed Boys were on the board. The White Sox tied it up in the third and grabbed a 2-1 lead in their half of the seventh inning. In the Red Sox half of the seventh, Carrigan worked Cicotte for a pass, in front of Harry Hooper's triple that tied
the game. It became an uninteresting game until the bottom of the 10th. Hal Janvrin started it off with a base hit. Hobby reached after being hit by a Scott bender, and Duffy Lewis beat a slow tap toward Fred McMullin to load the bases in front of Larry Gardner's game