Mays shows the White Sox some fine pitching
August 8, 1916 ...
The Red Sox had their customary second day comeback today, beating the White Sox 6 to 4 and stepping to within a few points of the league lead. Carl Mays, who went the entire route, was never in trouble, with the Champions having a five run margin when
the White Sox ripped off three triples after the halfway mark, making the game seem closer than it really was.
The Sox had a fine day hitting, with two triples and a double being among their 15 hits off Red Faber, Lefty Williams, and Eddie Cicotte. Dave Danforth, who finished the game, was the most effective of all. Most of the Red Sox singles were short
punches that bounded by the fielders and early in the battle, the Sox suffered by underrating the throwing strength of Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch, who both threw out two men. Everyone except Jack Barry had a hand in the slugfest, with Mays knocking in the first two runs. The
real punch came in the sixth inning on singles by Hobby and Tilly Walker, Larry Gardner's sacrifice, Everett Scott's timely hit over second and a double to right by Hick Cady, giving Boston a 5-0 lead.
The Sox made it 10 of 16 games on the trip. Olaf Henriksen dislocated a finger while fielding a fly ball during practice.