The Red Sox blow the lead, but comeback in the
bottom of the 9th to tie the game, and win it in the
13th with a Duffy Lewis walk-off

ON THIS DATE (June 13, 1913) ... The Speed Boys behind Duffy Lewis, who singled home Steve Yerkes with the winning run, beat the St. Louis Browns by a score of 7 to 6 with a walkoff win in the 13th inning at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox held the lead by a score of 2-1 until the eighth inning, when Buck O'Brien, passed three men and allowed three sharp singles and a double, good for five runs, to put the Red Sox in a 6 to 2 hole.  The Sox then got down to business and scored two runs on hits by Yerkes, Larry Gardner and a double by Clyde Engle in the bottom of the inning, cutting the deficit down to 6 to 4. Thus the Red Sox went into the last of the ninth now only two runs behind. With one down, Steve Yerkes drove the ball against the left-field banking for a double and scored on Tris Speaker's triple to the fence in right-center. Duffy Lewis came up next and tied the score on a double to the left bank, scoring Speaker.

As the Red Sox caught up to the visitors, the crowd got more interested, and the boos that the Sox players heard when they lost the lead, started turning into cheers. The volume grew louder and louder as each inning passed. Then came the 13th inning. Harry Hooper led off and was thrown out at first. Yerkes and Speaker worked Earl Hamilton for free passes, before Duffy Lewis sent in the winning run with his walkoff smash.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS

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1

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5

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6

13

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BOSTON RED SOX

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W-Charley Hall
L-Earl Hamilton
Attendance - 5000

2B-Speaker (2)(Bost), Wallace (2)(StL),
Engle (Bost), Yerkes (Bost), Lewis (Bost)
3B
-Gardner (Bost), Wagner (Bost), Speaker (Bost)