WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox take first place
in a thriller
July 19, 1915
The Red Sox captured the top of the American League in a scrappy battle with the White Sox, behind Ray Collins who pitched like a champ until the sixth inning when he allowed Chicago to tie up the score. Four bad pitches sent Eddie Murphy to first, who scored
on Buck Weaver's smash by Duffy Lewis in left. Eddie Collins worked Ray for a walk and the Jack Fournier found a soft pitch to his liking and smashed it into the cheap seats to tie the score. The Red Sox bounced back quickly and scored two runs to counter. Olaf Henriksen
worked Jim Scott for a walk and reached second on Harry Hooper's sac bunt that catcher, Ray Schalk threw away. Janvrin reached first after he laid down another bunt, but twisted his ankle in the process. Hobby singled to center, scoring Lewis, but Everett Scott, who had run
for Janvrin was out at home. Duffy Lewis finished it up with a base hit to score Lewis. Dutch Leonard came in to work the remainder of the game and held Chicago to just one hit in three innings. The Red Sox are now in first place for the first time since late in April.