Chicago solves the Red Sox hurlers
June 16, 1916 ...
Poor pitching cost the Red Sox the game at Comiskey Park today. Vean Gregg started for the Red Sox today, and while a home run by Larry Gardner followed Tilly Walker's single in the second inning, it was obvious that the lead was not going to last.
In the first and second innings, Gregg was fortunate to get out of two jams, but in the third, the White Sox fell on him for five hits and three runs. Rube Foster went in to pitch and didn't do any better. He gave Chicago a run in the fourth inning, which the Red Sox got back
in the sixth on the bases being filled from a double by Duffy Lewis and passes to Walker and Gardner, and a sac fly by Olaf Henriksen.
Lefty Williams started for the White Sox and stayed around until the sixth inning. The Red Sox started a rally with two outs in the eighth, on Walker's triple and Gardner's single to tie the score. But the White Sox blew it open in the bottom of
the eighth with a Buck Weaver single, an Eddie Collins triple, a sac fly and Foster hitting Joe Jackson with a pitch. That spelled the end for Foster and Sam Jones came in to pitch. He walked Zeb Terry and Jackson scored on a passed ball. On this trip the starting
pitchers have only completed four of 11 games. Only Ruth's victory in Cleveland and Leonard's game yesterday were bright spots for the Red Sox pitching staff.