Indians stop the Red Sox, White Sox and Tigers win
September 24, 1916 ...
Marty Kavanaugh's grand slam home run in the fifth inning grabbed the lead for the Cleveland Indians and they held on to beat the Red Sox 5 to 3. The White Sox beat New York and the Tigers beat the Nationals, so the Red Sox number to clinch remains at
Dutch Leonard got the ball for the Sox and he had one bad inning. Without that fourth inning, he would have pitched a great ball game. He gave up four hits, but they all went for extra bases. Sensational fielding by Everett Scott robbed the
tribe of at least three more hits.
The two run lead that Cleveland got off him, caused Dutch to toil even harder, but the Sox bats were quieted by Jim Bagby, who pitched the last four innings. Joe Boehling started and was in trouble every inning. The Red Sox had men on base in seven
innings, but failed to capitalize. It was Kavanaugh, who pinch hit for Boehling, when he hit the home run.