WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox and the White Sox split
July 17, 1915
The teams split both games today and the standings remained the same in Chicago. The Red Sox won the opener 6 to 4 and lost the night cap. Duffy Lewis led all hitters in the first game with four hits and Dick Hoblitzell came through in the ninth inning
with a game winning triple with two men on. The Sox were down a run entering that ninth inning. With Hal Janvrin on first, Speaker singled to right field while Janvrin scampered to third, setting up Hobby. Lewis ended the scoring with a base hit that scored the third
run. Rube Foster retired the White Sox in the bottom of the ninth to preserve his win.
The second game was pretty tame compared to the opener. Neither pitcher was hit hard but the Red Sox lost 4 to 0 because of a series of misplays. With two down in the third inning, Larry Gardner bobbled the ball and then threw it away. Eddie Collins
then hit a sharp single to center that rolled through Tris Speaker's legs and Collins chased Buck Weaver across the plate for two unearned runs. Dutch Leonard pitched a real good game and if he had the support might have been a winner. Reb Russell pitched a better game,
shutting out the Red Sox on six hits that didn't amount to much of a threat.