The Sox back in first place as
Shore turns back Chicago
August 9, 1916 ...
After trailing Chicago for nearly a week, the Champions hammered their way back into first place. It took them 12 innings to turn the trick 3 to 1, in a wonderfully played game behind the steady pitching of Ernie Shore. Jim Scott also pitched a
great game until the decision was won on four clean hits in a row, which wound up the day's game in short order. Boston played a splendid game in the field.
The batting prowess of Hick Cady again figured tremendously with that of Harry Hooper. Cady laced out a double in the third inning and scored on Hooper's hit to right. In the 12th, after hits by Larry Gardner and Everett Scott, Cady broke the tie
with a smash by Shano Collins, with Hooper producing another single to put the Red Sox ahead by two runs.
Except for the third inning the White Sox were not really in the hunt, with nobody reaching second base after that inning. Shore held himself in hand throughout the battle, but the slick fielding of Larry Gardner and Jack Barry helped in tight places.
Bill Carrigan wired Chick Shorten to join the team when they return to Boston.