turns back the Indians
June 5, 1916 ...
The Red Sox whitewashed the Cleveland Indians, 5 to 0 behind Babe Ruth's fine pitching performance. Babe held the Indians to six hits with only two runners getting as far as third base. He kept the hits scattered, passing only one man. In the
field the Sox played perfectly with Tilly Walker and Duffy Lewis making some fine catches. Everett Scott was back at shortstop, handling seven chances perfectly. Hoblitzell and Janvrin, in spite of their spikings, were able to play. Fritz Coumbe was on the mound for
Cleveland and was taken out in the fourth, having given up five runs. Coumbe was wild and easy to hit, but a wild throw and a fumble by Bill Wambsgnass were big factors in the run production.
There was very little action until the Red Sox third inning when Cady and Ruth worked Coumbe for passes. Olaf Henriksen beat out an infield hit to load the bases. Ike Howard fumbled McNally's grounder in his desire to make the force at home,
allowing Cady in. Duffy Lewis' sacrifice fly scored Ruth. Hobby reached on a fielders choice with Henriksen thrown out at home. Then he and McNally worked the double steal to perfection with McNally scoring from third.
The Sox added two more in the fourth on a couple of misplays by Wamby. Henriksen hit well for the Sox and Babe laced out a couple of beauties. The Red Sox showed a lot of good stuff and hopefully will play like this in Detroit.