The Sox break even and end the Browns' victory streak
August 5, 1916 ...
The Red Sox got an even break in splitting their doubleheader with the Browns. In the first game, they broke the Browns' winning streak. In the afternoon, the champions passed up two splendid chances to break up the game and went all to pieces in
the field. A bunch of five runs in the sixth inning on three hits, against Carl Mays, and three infield errors, netted the Browns five runs, which gave them a 6-0 lead. The Sox did enough hitting to pull the final score down to 6-3.
Ernie Shore pitched a splendid game in the opener. He passed Bert Shotten to start and gave up a bloop single to Dick Sisler that allowed the Browns' only run. The six remaining hits against him were well scattered. Shore got better as the
game progressed. After Del Pratt's opening single, only 20 batters faced him. The game was won in the first inning when Tilly Walker pounded out a triple with two men on base. Two more runs were scored in the fifth inning on Duffy Lewis' single with Harry Hooper on third
and a squeeze play where Del Gainor pushed Jack Barry home.
In the second game, the two teams sparred for two innings. In the third inning a stolen base and a ball that got by Dick Hoblitzell gave the Browns the lead. The Browns opened up the game with five runs in the fifth inning.