a comeback as Sox defeat the Tigers
September 20, 1916 ...
The Red Sox showed their real courage today when they shattered a three run lead, out-gaming the Tigers and beating them 4 to 3. The Sox rode to victory behind Dutch Leonard, who performed like a real artist. The Sox victory was a blow to the Tigers
who dropped to third place.
It was a thrilling ball game, with the Sox fighting from start to finish. With the Tigers up 3 to 0, the Sox went after Howard Ehmke in the fourth inning, who had pitched hitless ball up until them. Chick Shorten singled and Duffy Lewis dropped a two
bagger inside the foul line in right field. Larry Gardner scored Shorten with a sacrifice fly, with Shorten beating Cobb's throw to the plate, allowing Lewis to take third base. Everett Scott scored Lewis with a single to right. With two outs and Scott on first
base, Bill Carrigan delivered a line drive toward Ty Cobb in center field. Cobb failed to reach it and the ball rolled all the way to the wall in deep center. It was good for a triple and the game was tied.
In the eighth with the score tied, Carrigan put in Olaf Henriksen to take his place at the plate. With Everett Scott on a pass from Ehmke, Scotty stole second base. The first pitch to Olaf was knocked into right field. Sam Crawford made an effort to
get Scotty at the plate, but it was late. Scott scored and the Sox had the lead.
Dutch Leonard gave up eight hits, only three of which made it out of the infield. He struck out six and passed only two.