Philadelphia played host to Boston at the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park. Getting a good performance from second baseman Bill Nagel, the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the Boston Red Sox, 9-8.
Nagel was 3 for 4 with a home run and a double, while scoring 2 runs and driving in 3 for the Athletics. The Red Sox drop to 6-6 and continue their inconsistent start to the 1939 season.
A defensive lapse proved costly in the contest. In the bottom of the seventh, with the game tied, Dick Siebert was at the plate when Philadelphia scored 1 on an error. The miscue enabled the Athletics to go in front, 8-7.
"Enjoyed this one," Nagel told the Philadelphia Today. "But it's back to work tomorrow."