The Browns steal one from the Red Sox
June 14, 1916 ...
The Browns came back and took the game away from Carl Mays, 8 to 5. The Red Sox enjoyed a 5-2 lead going into the eighth inning, but weak pitching allowed the Brownies to steal this one. Mays was hit freely throughout the game, succeeding in
squeezing out of various jams until the eighth.
The Red Sox put a run across in the first inning, but the Browns had men on base in every inning except the first and the sixth. Mays was pitching well enough until the fifth inning when St. Louis tied the score. In the seventh the Red Sox bats
lashed out four big runs. Duffy Lewis was passed and Hobby singled him to third base. Tilly Walker lined a single to right, scoring Lewis and putting Hobby at third. Hal Janvrin's single brought in both Hobby and Walker and he scored on a base hit from Mays.
In the eighth inning, the Browns came back. Down 5 to 2, and with one out, Mays walked Ward Miller and Babe Borton singled to left. Del Pratt hit a smash that the best Mike McNally could do, was knock down to load the bases. Armado Marsans
stroked one to left scoring two and putting Pratt on third, and taking second himself on the throw to the plate. With Ernie Shore now pitching, George Sisler was walked to load the bases. Hank Severeid's double brought in two more and that was it for Shore. Rube Foster
came in and was hit by Grover Hartley to score another. The Sox were losing 8 to 5 when the dust settled. Babe Ruth came up to pinch hit for Hick Cady in the ninth and the whole park, including right fielder Ward Miller anticipated another home run. Babe struck out.