The Red Sox make it three straight from the Tigers
August 1, 1916 ...
The Red Sox made it three in a row from the Tigers, winning the fifth game of the series, 6 to 2, and being sure of at least an even break. They got away to a flying start with two runs, but later some loose fielding by Hick Cady and Tilly Walker,
allowed Detroit to tie the score. The scoreboard in left field showed that the White Sox were ripping apart the A's, and it thoroughly aroused the Sox, and by a mixture of timely hitting and capitalizing on breaks, they put on a four run rally in the eighth inning and cantered home
without any trouble.
Carrigan's men went after Bill James right from the start, getting four hits and two runs in the first inning. They would have had a four run lead if not for a great play by Donie Bush. James gathered himself in the middle innings and the two run
lead looked very small. The Tigers then tied the game on gift runs from Ernie Shore. Detroit was stopped however by the remarkable fine defensive work by the Boston infield. Shore worked the first six innings, and allowed all six of the Tiger's hits, as Dutch Leonard
came in to shut them down. Jack Barry was the fielding star of the game, highlighted by a beautiful one-handed catch off George Burns, running full speed toward the foul line. The Sox will take the night train to St. Louis on Wednesday.