Red Sox falter and lose in the 10th inning
September 12, 1916 ...
Babe Ruth, after pitching a great ball game, weakened and allowed Washington to tie the score in the ninth inning. Walther Johnson and Babe had a great duel up until the ninth, when the Senators got two runs to tie up the game. In the 10th, the Sox
again jumped into the lead but in the Nats' half, Carl Mays and Ernie Shore were easy marks and Washington put across the two necessary runs to win the game.
In their top of the tenth inning, the Sox got four hits and one run, seeming to have Johnson in the air, but they failed to hold the advantage. Chick Shorten, Mike McNally, Hal Janvrin and Everett Scott turned some fine defensive plays but were not
supported by the Sox pitchers.
The Sox put two runs across in the seventh inning when Shorten beat out an infield hit, Dick Hoblitzell singled and scored when a smash by Everett Scott got by George McBride at short. Babe got out of a jam in the eighth when, with two out, Johnson
singled to left, Joe Leonard doubled and Kid Foster fanned. But in the ninth Washington tied the game. Clyde Milan singled to center and went to second on a wild pitch. Babe walked Rip Williams and George McBride to fill the bases and allowed John Henry to bring them in
with a double to left.
In the tenth the Sox came back when Duffy Lewis Singled to left and went to second on Everett Scott's infield hit. Larry Gardner then came in to bat for Mike McNally and bunted for a base hit to fill the bases. A long fly to Milan by Pinch Thomas
scored Jimmy Walsh from third, who went in as a pinch runner.
In their half of the tenth, Leonard singled for the Senators off Carl Mays. Carrigan then brought in Ernie Shore who got Foster to ground out, sending Leonard to second. Milan beat out an infield hit, and Elmer Smith singled in Foster with the
tying run and Milan going to third. Smith stole second and Howie Shanks was intentionally passed to fill the bases. Patsy Gharrity hit an easy grounder to Scott who messed up the force play at the plate, allowing Milan to score the winning run.