DUTCH LEONARD & BILL CARRIGAN
The Sox sweep Cleveland
August 23, 1916 ...
Manager Carrigan showed how his band of ballplayers can pull a game out of the fire. Twice the Red Sox were behind, spotting the Indians two runs in the opening inning, and after knotting the score in the fourth, they allowed the visitors to sneak ahead
in the sixth. In the seventh inning however, Carrigan's troops tore a hole in the Indian pitching staff and capped the game with a 7 to 3 score.
With the Red Sox not fond of left handers, Joe Boehling was sent to the mound to face Dutch Leonard. It appeared for a while that Mr. Boehling would seek his revenge as Dutch got off to a poor start. A strange throw figured in the scoring of the
first run and paved the way for the second. With one out Terry Turner blazed a double to center. Speaker grounded out moving Turner to third. Braggo Roth walked and as Dutch saw him walking off first, he stepped off the rubber. It took a second for him to realize
Roth was stealing second, and Dutch hurried a wild throw into center field. Turner scored and Roth later scored on Bill Wambsganss' single.
After that Dutch settled down and pitched good ball. He was in several tight jams, but great plays in the field ended any threat. The Indians had men in in all but one of the innings that Leonard worked. After Boehling had been knocked out in
the seventh, Stan Coveleski took over. Babe Ruth took over in the eighth when Carrigan hit for Dutch and picked up a save.