WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Tigers get 12 hits and a 5-3 victory
August 2, 1915
With the Tigers holding a 5-3 lead, a heavy rain set in at Fenway Park and the Red Sox were forced to submit to a clean defeat. Ray Collins had nothing on this day and was allowed to stay in the game when it was obvious he had no chance of getting better.
During the six innings he pitched, the lead man was allowed on base for five of those innings. Then in the sixth inning, with two men on, Dutch Leonard was finally brought in to replace him and pitched equally as bad, allowing a double to the bank in left by Del Baker. To make the
day worse, Duffy Lewis was hit on the arm during pre-game practice and forced to sit out the game. The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead which the Sox equaled in the bottom of their two run third inning. In the fourth inning the Sox jumped out to a one run lead. With
Harry Hooper and Jack Barry on base, Bill Carrigan lined a two run double to the left field bank to bring them in. The Tigers ran up three runs in the sixth. Collins walked Sam Crawford, and George Burns singled, but Collins was left in the game and the crowd was yelling to
take him out with the slim one run lead still on the board. Collins allowed a Ralph Young double to left, scoring Crawford and giving away the lead. Leonard was finally brought in and surrendered the go-ahead double to Baker, essentially ending the game. The Red Sox have
now lost five of their last seven games.