DUTCH LEONARD & BILL CARRIGAN
WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Indian mistakes give the game
to the Red Sox
August 29, 1915
The Red Sox closed their western road trip with a 1-0 victory over the Indians. It was a pitcher's battle between Dutch Leonard and Ed Klepfer, the young man Cleveland picked up in the trade for Joe Jackson with the White Sox. And while
the two pitchers were close in their performance, it was Leonard who came through in the ninth inning, and struck out two men with the bases loaded.
The only run of the game was a present and it came in the fourth inning. Tris Speaker hit a grounder to Ray Chapman and beat the throw to first by a whisker. Hobby tried to sacrifice but missed the bunt and ended up hitting a grounder to Jay Kirke at
first base, to force Speaker at second. Duffy Lewis was patient and then worked Klepfer for a walk. Larry Gardner followed and hit a perfect ground ball for a doubleplay, but on the exchange Chapman threw low to Kirke. It went by him to the fence, allowing Hobby to score to
only Red Sox run. After that, the Red Sox never got another man past second base. Klepfer showed great strength who chipped at the corners and kept the Sox off balance.
Dutch however was the master and pitched one of his best games of the season and was handled perfectly by Bill Carrigan who was catching. Dutch got the Indians out in order from the third inning on. The ninth inning was close. With one out, Joe
Evans hit a ball to right center that Speaker fumbled, allowing Evans to take second. Luck was with the Sox right at that point. Ray Chapman hit a line drive right at Janvrin who jumped, but had the ball just out of his reach. Evans, thinking the ball might be caught, turned
to go back to second and could only make it to third rather than score. For Boston, Harry Hooper got two of the Sox four hits.