Davenport's two-hitter silences the Sox
May 20, 1916 ...
Bill Carrigan shook the so-called jinx when he changed his batting order. Doing this however did not affect the defense and but for two marvelous catches by Harry Hooper, would not have romped home to a 3 to 1 victory. It was by all accounts, a
strange game. Babe Ruth started for the Sox, but left the game in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and two outs and having allowed no hits. Ruth held the Browns hitless but passed seven man. Carl Mays finished and pitched out of several tight pinches. The
Browns put many pitchers on the mound and the Red Sox won the game because their opponents issued them multiple free passes.
The Brownies broke the scoreless game in the fourth inning, but the Sox came back in the bottom half of the inning. With one out, the bases were filled on a single by Dick Hoblitzell, a pass to Tilly Walker, and a single by Larry Gardner. Starter Dave
Davenport then passed Hal Janvrin to bring in the tying run. Sam Agnew's long sacrifice fly sent Walker home with what would prove to be, the winning run.