IN THE NEWS: Phils star Grover Alexander wins his 20th of the season, pitching a 12-inning 10 shutout over the Cubs. In the 12th, Alex intentionally walks two and then fans pitcher Iron Mike Prendergast with the bases. Bill Killefer strolls then home with the winning run while the Cubs are arguing a call at third base. Alexander has now won more games than the cross-town A's (19).
IN THE NEWS: The Browns Eddie Plank allows two hits and tops young Babe Ruth to give the Browns a 61 win over the first place Red Sox. For the hot St. Louis Browns, it is their 14th win in a row, but the streak still leaves them in 7th place.
IN THE NEWS: Red Sox pitcher Rube Foster allows three hits in beating the Browns, 10. Most of the hitting in the game comes when Browns 3B Jimmy Austin and Boston C Chet Thomas mix it up. The Sox end the day .002 ahead of the White Sox, but will take three out of four in Chicago to open up some room.
IN THE NEWS: At St. Louis, the Browns score two runs in the 7th against Nats starter Bert Gallia to tie the game. Ayers relieves and Walter Johnson pitches the last 1 1/3 innings, allowing a tally in the 10th for a 32 St. Louis win. The official scorer kindly gives the loss to Gallia.
IN THE NEWS: At Fenway, Babe Ruth squares off against Washington lefty Harry Harper and both pitchers leave after seven innings, with Boston trailing 10. Ruth, with two strikeouts at the plate, is lifted for pinch hitter Hal Janvrin. Washington reliever Walter Johnson makes two errors in the 8th and gives up two runs in the 9th as Boston wins, 21.
IN THE NEWS: On a muddy Robison Field in St. Louis, the Cards drill 23 hits in game one to defeat the Pirates in 11 innings, 98. The hit total is a ML-high for the 1916 season. Game two begins at six p.m. and when the Bucs score eight runs in the first two innings, Pittsburgh hurries to get the game in, while on the other side of the field, the Cards begin to dally. The Cards Dot Miller singles and then steals 2B and 3B on one pitch as pitcher Al Mamaux and C Bill Fischer ignore him. The Cards "steal" 11 bases, while the Bucs add three in just five innings before the umps and darkness mercifully end it. Pittsburgh wins, 95. The steal rule will eventually be amended to not credit a runner when the defense ignores him.
IN THE NEWS: In a Monday doubleheader in Philadelphia, 17,000 fans cheer as the Phils sweep the Giants, winning 90 and 74. Grover Cleveland Alexander applies the whitewash in the opener and Eppa Rixey wins the nitecap.
IN THE NEWS: Boston's Babe Ruth outduels Nationals' ace Walter Johnson, winning 10 in 13 innings. Johnson allows just five hits through 12 innings, while Ruth surrenders just an infield singleby Clyde Milan in the 11thfrom the 7th inning on. Milan also robs Ruth of a homer in the 12th by grabbing a ball heading into the RF stands. Ruth is now 30 in his meetings with Johnson.
IN THE NEWS: Ty Cobb goes from 1B to 3B on a teammate's single to LF, then swipes home when A's 3B Charlie Pick holds the ball. Detroit wins 103.
Babe Ruth picks up his only save of the season, relieving Dutch Leonard in the 8th with Boston leading the Indians, 63. Babe strikes out three in the 8th and doubles and scores in his trip to the plate. He shuts out Cleveland in the 9th as Boston completes a 4-game sweep of the Tribe.
IN THE NEWS: After being knocked out of the box in three innings yesterday against Cleveland, the A's Joe Bush gets revenge by no-hitting Cleveland 50 in Philadelphia. It is Nap Lajoie's last ML game. He goes 1-for-3 with a triple, and hits just .280 for the year; his last at bat is a fly to RF. Stan Coveleski takes the loss.
IN THE NEWS: Following his previous start when he lasted one-third of an inning against St. Louis, Hubert "Dutch" Leonard of the Red Sox no-hits the Browns 40. No batters reach base until C Hank Severeid walks with two outs in the 8th. The win stops first-place Boston's losing streak of four games.