The Red Sox take another two games
July 12, 1916 ...
If the Red Sox like hot weather, they showed it today at Fenway Park and beat the White Sox twice. Chicago manager Rowland wanted to win so badly that he started Monday's winners, Reb Russell and Lefty Williams. Carrigan sent in Ernie Shore and
Dutch Leonard and the pair pitched nicely and finished in fine style.
In the first game, Boston was aided by a piece of luck when Buck Weaver was thrown out of the game for disputing the call on a play, and his successor, Zeb Terry, made a bad mess of an easy grounder in the eighth inning, allowing Mike McNally to score the
winning run from second base. The Red Sox scored right off the bat in the first inning on a single by Harry Hooper and a double by Duffy Lewis. The White Sox tied the score in the second inning and it stayed tied until the eighth. In that inning, Tilly Walker reached on a wild
throw by Zeb Terry. McNally ran for Walker and went to second on a ground out by Larry Gardner. Then Everett Scott hit a grounder to Terry who fumbled the ball, allowing McNally to reach third and as Terry kept fumbling the ball while trying to pick it up, McNally alertly
darted for home.
The Red Sox again scored in the first inning of the second game as Hooper singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice, and scored on a base hit by Del Gainor. In the fourth the White Sox once again tied up the game, but in the fifth the Red Sox took the
lead for good. Jack Barry scored after reaching on a base hit, and coming in on Duffy Lewis knock off the left field wall. Lewis then scored on a wild throw by Fred McMullen.