Carl Mays tames the Tigers
September 19, 1916 ...
The Red Sox got the jump on the Tigers, winning the first game of their series by a score of 3 to 1. It was Carl Mays who pitched the Carrigans to victory, but he couldn't have done it without the help of Duffy Lewis and Harry Hooper, who drove in all
the Red Sox runs. The support given Mays was excellent.
The win puts the Sox more than a game ahead of Detroit, who are being pressed by the White Sox. The Red Sox continued their good hitting, getting 10 hits off Hooks Dauss in the seven innings he worked, and another off Bill James in the eighth inning.
It was Duffy Lewis who put the Sox on the board in the first inning with a single to center, scoring two runners.
The run looked big until the fifth when hits by Sam Crawford and George Burns tied the score. In the seventh and eighth, the Sox got the run back. Chick Shorten opened the seventh with a double. A sacrifice by Hobby put him on third and a
long sacrifice fly by Duffy Lewis put the Sox ahead. With two outs in the eighth, Mays drove the ball over Harry Helimann's head and scored when Hooper knocked one past Ty Cobb.
Herb Pennock reported this morning and was in uniform for the game. Babe Ruth spent a lot of time coaching first base in the game.