The Red Sox take the third game
from the Indians
July 28, 1916 ...
The Red Sox kept up their winning ways by defeating the Cleveland Indians 3-2. Today's game was on a par with the other three for red hot competition and play that brought out the fine fighting of both teams. The Indians broke away with a two run
lead on an opening pass by Ernie Shore to Jack Grainey, Ray Chapman's sacrifice, Tris Speaker's double against the right field fence, his steal of second, and a juggle by Everett Scott.
These runs were all the Indians could negotiate, while the Red Sox tied the score in the second inning, mainly by virtue of a fine double to right center by Tilly Walker, and finally scored their winning run in the eighth inning, when Larry Gardner came
through on a line drive hit with a man on third with two outs.
The Red Sox were sent against Cleveland's stocky spitballer, Al Gould. Nine hits were made against each pitcher, with the difference being that the timely wallops were contributed by the World Champions. The Red Sox reached Gould safely in every
inning but the first. The Sox head off to Detroit having won three of four from Cleveland.