THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
The Sox tie the game in the 8th
and win it in the 10th
6, 1918 ...
Up until the eighth inning of the opening game of the series with Detroit here at Navin field, it looked as if the Sox were going to suffer a defeat. Tiger starter, George Cunningham, had the Sox pretty well baffled, while Carl Mays was not puzzling to Detroit at all. Then came the change that
resulted in the 7 to 5 victory for the Sox in 10 innings.
The Sox stage a batting rally with Babe Ruth as the central figure, driving out Cunningham and taking on reliever Rudy Kallio. One was out in the eighth inning, and the score 4 to1 in favor of the Tigers. Dave Shean doubled, but was held at third base when Amos Strunk
singled, because Ty Cobb got the ball quickly and fired it into the infield to hold him in place. The Babe then got a hold of one that he liked and hit it in the general direction of the bleachers, where he buried three home runs the last time the Sox were here. The ball just missed going in
glancing off the top of the wall. George Harper, who was playing pretty deep, was able to retrieve it, holding Ruth to a double and holding Strunk, who had feared a catch, at third base. Shean scored the Red Sox second run of the game on the play. Amos Strunk scored the third run on Stuffy
McInnis' long sacrifice fly ball. Then Ruth took third and Everett Scott was safe when Cunningham fumbled Scotty's hopper back to him. Cunningham then hit the Eusibio Gonzalez to fill the bases.
Rudy Kallio came in to relieve and passed Wally Schang, forcing in Ruth with the run that tied the score at 4 to 4. In the 10th inning with one out, he filled the bases on passes to Gonzalez and Mays, and a wild throw on Schang's grounder. Kallio then threw one past
catcher Tubby Spencer that went all the way to the stands on a hopper that Harry Hooper hit back to him at the mound. The miscue scored two runs. Dave Shean singled to bring in Schang with the third run of the inning, making the score 7 to 4 in favor of the Sox. Detroit scored one more run
in the bottom of the 10th inning, but it was not enough.
The Cleveland Indians kept pace with the Red Sox by defeating Washington 1 to 0 in 10 innings. The Sox still maintain a 3 1/2 game lead over the Indians.