THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
The Sox rally in the ninth to beat Detroit
June 4, 1918 ...
The Boston Red Sox took today's game 7 to 6, putting on a rally in the ninth inning and making the series an even split. Carl Mays, who pitched fort the Sox, experience some difficulty, but managed to last to the end, although the Tigers were leading by one run at the end of the eighth
inning. Big Bill James, who started for Detroit, went nicely for five innings. He blew it in the sixth, however, and was relieved by Bernie Boland the seventh. After Boland handed a pass to Wally Schang, the first batter up in the ninth, the Red Sox good hitting decided the contest in their favor.
The Sox scored three runs in their half of round six, when they got four hits. Harry Hooper opened the inning by bounding one by Donie Bush was too hot to handle, and it went for a single. He lost no time in stealing second, and scored when Dave Shean singled past first
base. Then Babe Ruth poked his third home run of the series in the regular place, the right field bleachers, scoring Shean ahead of him.
The Sox counted one more in their half of the eighth on a pair of hits, George Whiteman singled to center and took third when Stuffy McInnis grounded out. He scored on Fred Thomas' single to right.
In the ninth inning they scored three more runs on two hits and as many passes. Schang walked and took third on a wild throw by Boland, that caught him napping. Hooper then singled scoring Schang. Ruth was walked and Whiteman's double to left scored both Harry
Hooper and Ruth for three runs.
Three hits and a pass gave Detroit two runs in their half of the sixth. In the Detroit eighth inning, Donie Bush got a walk and Bobby Veach struck a scratch single. Fred Thomas knocked down Bob Jones' ball but threw it away, allowing Bush and Veach to score,
tying the score, with Jones going to second base. Frank Walker's double put the Tigers in the lead. However, they could do nothing after Boston grabbed off the three runs in the top of the ninth, although they did score a run in their half.