The attendance at Grand Avenue Park yesterday afternoon was not what it should have been, in view of the fact that the Boston and Indianapolis clubs were to meet in this city for the last time this season. The game was virtually lost to the Blues in the first two innings, the Reds batting "the only Nolan" all over the field, and to add to the misfortunes of the Hoosiers, Flint was hit by a fierce foul tip, which necessitated his being relieved by Clapp, who supported McKelvey magnificently. The Blues were outplayed at every point, and the game was lost and won on its merits, nothing brilliant, except the batting of Leonard, being achieved on either side.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 14, 1878
Boston jumped out to an eight run lead and cruised to a 12-4 victory. The game report didn't state when exactly McKelvey replaced Nolan on the mound.