Today in Tribe History: September 17, 1937
Bob Toth | On 17, Sep 2015
1937 – Cleveland starter Johnny Allen wins his 12th straight decision to open the season, improving to a perfect 12-0 behind a 4-1 victory in Boston over the Red Sox.
Cleveland would tie it in the fifth on a leadoff homer from Moose Solters. In the seventh, Solters set up the go-ahead run with his two-out triple. A walk to Campbell followed and Odell Hale hit a three-run homer off of Bobo Newsom to give the Indians a 4-1 lead.
It would be plenty for the Indians hurler Allen, who would go the distance again. He allowed just one run run on four h its, walked one, and struck out five.
Allen has now thrown six complete games in his last seven outings. He has a total of eight no-decisions on the season. His winning ways will continue through to his final start and the Indians last game of the season, a 1-0 loss in Detroit to the Tigers.