Two hits is all the Tigers can get off the Babe
July 31, 1916 ...
The Tigers were powerless before the high grade pitching of Babe Ruth this afternoon and the brawny left-hander not only shut them out 6 to 0, but allowed them only two hits. One was by Ty Cobb and the other was a high fly that dropped on the foul line
just out of Duffy Lewis' reach. Harry Coveleski started against Ruth and went along well for four innings, but saw the Sox rip off five runs in the fifth. Ruth worked easily, was never in any sort of hole after the first inning, and looked better than in any game he has
pitched on this road trip.
Coveleski retired the Sox in order for the first two innings, but in the third Hick Cady and Ruth got base hits. Two innings later, the champions drove the ball hard and scored five runs, led off by Larry Gardner's double, and drove Coveleski out of the
game. Jean Dubuc pitched the next three innings and allowed one run as Gardner again doubled home Tilly Walker.
The Tigers did not look very fit for battle today and had not chance to get going against Ruth. Hughie Jennings' boys had only six men reach first base, four got to second, and none made it to third.