BY JOHN JOHNSON / Grand National Tribune
PHILADELPHIA (Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1913) — Stuffy McInnis drove in three runs with three hits and a sacrifice fly, then scored the go-ahead run on a Rube Oldring sac fly in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday as the Philadelphia Athletics forced a seventh and deciding game in the 1913 World Series with an 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs at Shibe Park.
Eddie Collins roped four hits, scored twice and drove in a run, and Wally Schang posted three hits of his own as the Athletics chased Hippo Vaughn with 15 hits by the end of the seventh inning. Philadelphia outhit Chicago 16-13.
Heinie Zimmerman scored twice and drove in two runs for the Cubs, who also got three runs batted in off the bat of Frank Schulte. Vaughn went 2 for 3 before being lifted and ultimately avoided being tagged with a decision.
Philadelphia scored once in each offensive inning except for a scoreless fourth inning and a two-run sixth. The Cubs put up two in the first, retook the lead with three in the fifth and added one in the sixth. Each team scored once in the seventh to level the score again and the Athletics cracked the egg on an unearned run in the eighth.
Chicago stranded the tying run at third base and the go-ahead run at first after a two-out walk to Vic Saier and a single from pinch hitter Roger Bresnahan. Johnny Evers took strike three to ensure that baseball would be played on Thursday.
Eddie Plank got the win in relief, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk with 2 strikeouts in 2 innings but casting doubt on who would start in the season finale. Byron Houck had started and lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing 10 hits and 6 runs before Boardwalk Brown bridged the gap.
Vaughn lasted 6 2/3 innings, giving up 6 earned runs and 7 total with 3 walks. Zip Zabel retired the only man he faced and Lefty Leifield pitched the eighth, taking the loss despite the only run coming after an error. Leifield allowed a hit.
Game seven is set for 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon on the same grounds. Bert Humphries is slated to pitch for Chicago.