WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Red Sox knock the Tigers
out of first place
May 15, 1915
The followers of Bill Carrigan made it three straight wins of the Tigers at Navin Field by trouncing Detroit 5 to 2, and leaving the city with three wins in four games. In the process the Tigers lost their hold of first
place to the New York Yankees.
Today's game was close until the
eighth inning when Duffy Lewis lifted the ball over the left field fence
for a home run. He was followed by Dick Hoblitzell who tripled and scored on Everett Scott's single.
Jean Dubuc was the Tiger pitcher and his offerings
pleased the Red Sox batters in four of the nine innings. In the
first inning he let up two hits, but nobody scored. In five innings
the Sox went hitless. He was hoping to hold the Red Sox close because it was felt that the Tigers would not get many runs off Rube Foster. It sized up as a pitcher's battle but the Red Sox batters didn't agree.
Three hits in the third
inning, two being good for three bases gave the Red Sox two runs. Heinie Wagner singled to right and scored on Tris Speaker's triple down the third base line. Duffy Lewis hit a long fly to left that was just out of Bobby Veach's
reach for another triple.
The Tigers tied it
up, but the Red Sox went ahead to stay in the seventh inning.
With runners on second and third, Hooper hit a sac fly to Ty Cobb.
Three more hits, including Lewis' home run gave the Red Sox one more
run in the eighth inning. Only once this season have the Tigers
lost more than two games in a row until today.