Red Sox grip tightens ... Tigers and White Sox lose
September 23, 1916 ...
The Red Sox scalped the Cleveland Indians, winning 5 to 3, while both the White Sox and Tigers were both beaten. Today they continued their high class work, pounding out 14 hits. Carl Mays did the pitching and eased up in the middle innings when
the Indians scored. Nine hits were made off Mays and he walked three. He was just lobbing his submarine ball yup toward the close and Carrigan had Leonard and Ruth warming up.
Duffy Lewis and Harry Hooper were up to their old tricks. Lewis hit safely five times in five trips, getting two triples. He also turned in two great catches. With Speaker on first, Terry Turner hit a low liner between Lewis and Chick
Shorten. Lewis caught the ball on the dead run only a foot above the ground, tumbled and held on to the ball. In the fifth inning he robbed Danny Moeller with another shoestring catch and threw a strike to second base to double-up Turner, who did not expect him to make the
catch. Duff's pepper inspired his teammates and they cheered him wildly.
It was the seventh straight win for the Red Sox. The crowd rooted hard for their team, but in fairness they cheered Duffy Lewis when he came to bat in the ninth inning. Tris Speaker had two hits for Cleveland.
The Red Sox announced that they are now accepting applications for World Series tickets.