The Red Sox out slug the Indians
July 27, 1916 ...
The Red Sox beat the Indians in a battle royal of a game that had brilliant fielding and hard hitting. The Champions were in fear from the first inning. First they led by one run and then by three, but in the fifth the Indians brought the score
back to even against Rube Foster. Undaunted however, Carrigan's troops came back at once to re-take the lead. A three-base wallop by Olaf Henriksen, followed by two singles netted three runs in the sixth. The Indians came right back with a run in the seventh and two in
the eighth, but it was not enough because in the top of the eight, they gave the Sox the winning run. Tilly Walker doubled and Steve O'Neill's heave into center, let him score when O'Neill tried to pick him off second base. In the ninth the Sox caught a break, when Tris
Speaker knocked one of Dutch Leonard's pitches off the right field wall, only a foot from leaving the park. The rebound was fielded beautifully by Harry Hooper, who threw a strike to Hal Janvrin to knock out Speaker going to second.
The ball was batted all over the lot. The Sox made 22 bases on their 11 hits against three "splitball" performers, Coveleski, Klepfer, and Gould, while the Indians made 10 hits against Foster and four against Leonard. Tilly Walker had a field day
with his bat, cracking out two fine triples and a double.
Last night, President Lannin announced that Joe Wood had agreed to terms and will play with the Red Sox this season, however Wood returned home after Lannin would not discuss a contract for 1917. Lannin had agreed to pay Wood $7500 for the remainder of
this year. Herb Pennock was also sent to Buffalo in exchange for Vean Gregg, who will rejoin the team in Detroit.