WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Sox sweep two ... Detroit beaten by Washington
August 11, 1915
The going was good for the Red Sox at Fenway Park, as the Boston boys swept both ends of a doubleheader from the Brownies. In the opening it was Joe Wood facing Earl Hamilton with the Sox winning 11 to 3. The second game was a pitching
battle between Dutch Leonard and Bill James.
Boston took a commanding 6-0 lead after four innings in the first game over five different St. Louis pitchers. Wood pitched after three days rest and went eight innings, giving up three runs. He retired in favor of Vean Gregg, who brought down the house
, when he struck out three batters to end the game. The Sox started right out of the gate with two runs in the first inning, then four in the fourth and five in the seventh when the Sox batted around.
The second game was a lot closer and toughly played. Tris Speaker started the third inning with a triple into the right field corner and scored on a wild pitch to break the ice. The Sox tied up the game in the fourth, but the Sox came back in the fifth on
Bill Carrigan's single, Dutch Leonard's bunt base hit that left the Browns' fielders mystified, and a base hit by Everett Scott. In the ninth Duffy Lewis saved the game. Del Pratt smashed one in his direction and Lewis went full speed toward the wall. As he hit the bank, he
turned, lost his balance and caught the ball as he dropped on his back. Speaker had three singles and a triple on the day and clearly is rounding into great shape.. Hal Janvrin suffered a collision at second base, and though not seriously injured, will be fine in a day or two.