Babe Ruth hits his third homer in Sox win
June 13, 1916 ...
Bill Carrigan's Red Sox breezed to a 5 to 3 win over the Browns at Sportsman's Park. The Sox led all the way, and with the team holding a 4-1 lead in the sixth inning, Babe Ruth faltered on the mound and was replaced by Ernie Shore. Wildness was
the Babe's trouble. He passed six batters but only allowed four hits. The Babe's bat again responded to the Browns' pitching. He was first up in the third inning, looked over a couple of pitches and then clouted one of Dave Davenport's fast balls into the right field
bleachers. It was his third home run since Friday.
The Sox jumped out to a quick lead. In the first inning, Harry Hooper beat out an infield hit, and was forced at second by Mike McNally. McNally then stole second and ended up on third due to a passed ball. Duffy Lewis walked and McNally
scored when the Browns couldn't pull off a doubleplay on a ball hit by Dick Hoblitzell. Two more runs came in the third inning, one of which was Babe's homer.
In the sixth inning, the Browns made their move. Babe walked Ward Miller and George Sisler, followed by a single from the bat of Armando Marsans. Babe passed Ernie Johnson to force in a run and was sent to the showers by Bill Carrigan. Ernie
Shore got out him out of trouble but in the next inning gave up two more runs. However they weren't enough and the Sox walked away with a 5-3 win.