The Indians are shut out by the "Babe"
September 25, 1916 ...
The Red Sox ended their last road trip with a 2-0 victory over the Indians, outplaying them on every front. On the hill was Babe Ruth, who has proven himself Carrigan's most consistent hurler this season. The Indians found him for seven hits, but
in the pinches, he slammed the door shut. This was exemplified in the sixth inning, when Cleveland had Walter Barbare on third and Tris Speaker on first. Babe did not allow either to score, showing a lot of stuff, and being supported brilliantly by Everett Scott behind him.
The Babe not only pitched a great game but delivered two blows, one in the fifth inning, scoring Pinch Thomas with the second Red Sox run.
Harry Hooper made two fine catches, while Scotty and Hal Janvrin were like glue around second base. Larry Gardner started a hair-raising doubleplay in the sixth inning. Three times Tris Speaker came up with men on, and only once did he get a hit.
The Red Sox have won 16 games and lost eight on this road trip. They won the season's series against Cleveland 15 to 7. Babe did not lose a game on the road trip, with five wins. The Sox left for home at 7:30 and are due in Boston at noon
tomorrow. The White Sox beat the Yankees 5 to 1 and still remain 2 1/2 games behind. The Red Sox number to clinch is "four".