Ty Cobb wins the game for the Tigers
July 20, 1916 ...
The Tigers came back strong, contesting every inch of ground for 13 innings with the Red Sox at Fenway Park and defeated the Champions by a score of 3 to 2. The Red Sox had many breaks go against them while the Tigers were loaded down with horsepower.
Four doubleplays cut down the Sox chances, especially on in the eight inning, with men at second and third and one out, when Duffy Lewis drove a fierce line drive at thirdbaseman Ossie Vitt, who stabbed it and managed to step on third for the twin killing.
Pitcher Harry Coveleski pitched a grand game allowing 12 hits, but over the thirteen innings, they were scattered about, except in the sixth inning, when the Sox scored twice. For 10 innings, he was perfect in not allowing a single pass, and yet he only scored
but two strikeouts. Rube Foster pitched eight innings for the Red Sox, and with the exception of the sixth inning, had a good game. Three singles and a poor throw by Sam Agnew resulted in two runs in that inning. Babe Ruth pitched the final five innings and pulled himself out
of some close calls.
The Tigers scored the winning run in the 13th inning with two outs. Ty Cobb hit a high bounder to Ruth, who threw high to first, allowing Cobb to reach second. Ruth intentionally passed Harry Heilmann opting to face Ralph Young, who singled
scoring Cobb with the winning run. The Red Sox worked hard and were knocked down with several chances to win the game.