THE LAST ONE FOR 86 YEARS
Red Sox rally twice but can't overtake the Tigers
7, 1918 ... Former Sox pitcher Charley Hall would have enabled the Red Sox to make it two straight here today,
had not Detroit manager Hughie Jennings, who sent him in during the sixth inning to relieve Caroll Jones, substituted Hooks Dauss in the nick of time. As it was, the Sox gave the Tigers something of the scare when they were six runs to the good at the inning start.
Joe Bush's inability to hold the Tigers in the first inning, where 11 men, six of whom scored, tells the story practically. That one bad inning nullified two rallies the Red Sox later made.
In that sixth inning and up by six runs, Jones walked Amos Strunk, the first batter, and allowed Stuffy McInnis and Everett Scott on base with singles. Hall came in and passed George Cochran to fill the bases. Wally Schang's sacrifice fly scored Stuffy McInnis, and John
Dubuc came up as a pinch-hitter and was allowed to walk. Harry Hooper then singled scoring two men and Hall was sent off to the showers. Hooks Dauss came in could not get the ball over to Dave Shean, filling the bases one more time, but Strunk flied out to end the threat The Sox had cut the
lead to 8-6.
In the eighth inning, with Walt Kinney on the mound, Dauss and Bobby Jones each hit safely. Ty Cobb walked and Bobby Veach got his second triple of the day, emptying the bases for three more runs, but was stranded at third. Going into the ninth inning, the Tigers held
an 11 to 6 lead. The Sox nicked away two runs, but it was not enough. The final score was Detroit 11, Boston 8.
The Indians lost in Washington, 6 to 2, so the Red Sox maintain the 3 1/2 game lead over Cleveland.