On September 3, 1917 — At Shibe Park, the A’s host their biggest crowd in three years and celebrate by sweeping a pair from the Senators, 7 – 4 and 9 – 2. Joe Bush, reinstated today by Connie Mackafter being suspended for two weeks, starts for the A’s but is lifted after three innings because of wildness. Roy Grover and Amos Strunk have three hits apiece in the opener. In the second game, the Mackmen jump on Walter Johnson, knocking him off the rubber in the 3rd inning, and Jing Johnson coasts to the win.
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