The Red Sox score two runs with two outs in the 9th
to tie it up and win it in the 13th inning with a walk-off

WALLY SCHANG

ON THIS DATE (May 5, 1920) ... Wally Schang came back to the lineup and brought his punch with him. He got into his first game of the season today, when he pinch-hit for Roxy Walters in the ninth-inning and laced out a screeching two base hit, which drove in the tying run and giving the Red Sox a chance to win a game, that had appeared to be hopelessly lost. They won it in the 13th inning by a score of 4 to 3. It was over the Philadelphia Athletics at Fenway Park.

Philadelphia appeared to have the game won in the ninth-inning, when the score was 3 to 1 in their favor with two outs. Kid Foster had started something with a single and was allowed to take second without any opposition. The Philly pitcher, Walter Kinney didn't pay any attention to him and didn't hold him on first base, not pitching from the stretch. Foster saw that and stole second. Then, he stole third without a throw. Kinney's full attention was getting the batter, Everett Scott. The strategy worked because Scott lofted a fly ball out to Tillie Walker in left field. Unfortunately for the Athletics, Walker dropped the ball. Foster scored and Scotty made it to second base. Now the Red Sox for only one run down. The fans started cheering and clapping their hands in a rhythm to motivate the team.

Wally Schang, who up to this time had not appeared in a game the season, sitting out because a contract dispute. But he reached an agreement with the team on Tuesday and was trotted out to bat in place of Walters. Sam Jones meanwhile was put in to run for Scott at second base. With two strikes against him, Schang lined a base hit into right field, that went between George Burns and Amos Strunk. He ended up on second base while Jones trotted home with the tying run. The Fenway crowd went into a frenzy because the winning run was now on second base. They cheered for five minutes as pinch-hitter Mickey Devine came up to bat for Joe Bush. Kinney was finally able to get out of it and send the game into extra innings.

Herb Pennock came into pitch and Hob Hiller trotted out to play shortstop. Connie Mack's troops were not able to do anything with Pennock for four innings. Then came the 13th inning. Mike McNally led off with a sizzling single to right, and as Jimmy Dykes and Ivy Griffin moved in to head off a bunt, Mike Menosky crossed them up by popping the ball over their heads for a single. Tim Hendryx then sacrificed them over and Foster came up with a sacrifice fly that put McNally over with the winning run.

 

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W-Herb Pennock (3-1)
L-Walt Kinney (1-2)
Attendance - 3100

2B-Galloway (Phil), Walters (Bost), Schang (Bost)