Sox go down before the Tigers
August 25, 1916 ...
The Tigers out-pointed the Red Sox by a score of 2 to 1. The fielding was clean and sharp, with the Tigers getting the best breaks. Ernie Shore pitched nicely for five innings, then was hit for two singles and three doubles in the sixth and seventh
The two runs scored with two down and a man at second, when Harry Heilmann, pinch hitting, dropped a Texas leaguer in short right field, close to the foul pole, to score one man with a run. The winning run came in when Hooks Dauss hit a double to the
center field flag pole.
Dutch Leonard pitched the last two innings. The lone Boston run was made in the sixth inning on a pass to Harry Hooper, a sacrifice by Jack Barry, and a single by Dick Hoblitzell. Tilly Walker made a great diving catch of Ty Cobb's line drive in
right field in the first inning.