WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox split with the Indians
July 13, 1915
The Red Sox split a doubleheader and after winning the first game, 7-3 found themselves on the losing end of the afternoon game by giving up a run in the bottom of the ninth, to give the Indians a 6 to 5 win. Babe Ruth won the first game and should have had a
shutout. With two outs and a runner on in the third inning, Hal Janvrin fielded a ground ball and threw it wild over Del Gainor's head. That put two men on and set the table for Ray Chapman, who hit the first pitch for a home run. He gave Cleveland a 3-2 lead, but the
Sox pounded away to re-take the lead in the fifth inning. With two down, Tris Speaker walked and went to third on Gainor's single. After Gainor stole second, Duffy Lewis knocked in both runners to give the Red Sox a 4-3 lead. Three more runs scored in the ninth, giving
Ruth the win.
In the second game the Sox were a shade off on defense. A muff by Jack Barry on a perfect throw by Hick Cady, opened the door for Cleveland to score four runs with five singles blasted off of Carl Mays. With the score at 5-0 after four innings, the Sox
got back in the game with three in the fifth inning. With two men on, Harry Hooper laid down a bunt to the pitcher which Willie Mitchell threw away. Janvrin singled them in and the score was only 5-3. Then in the seventh the Sox got to Mitchell again. Mitchell
walked Barry and Dutch Leonard laid down a sac bunt which Mitchell threw away again. Carrigan moved up the runners and they scored on Harry Hooper's single to tie the game. Hooper took second on the throw home, so Mitchell decided to walk Speaker. Del Gainor hit a smash
up the middle that was snagged by Bill Wambsganss. Wamby couldn't get Gainor but it held Hooper at third and stopped any further damage. In the bottom of the ninth Ray Chapman lead off with a ground ball to Heinie Wagner which he fumbled. After Jack Graney
sacrificed, Chapman scored the walk-off on Jay Kirke's base hit.