WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
Philly is an easy mark for the Red Sox
September 3, 1915
The Sox played their usual smooth game, while the Athletics gave a miserable exhibition on the field and were beaten 10 to 2. Ernie Shore was in great form and never was in danger of being scored upon after the first inning, when the Red Sox
worked out of trouble, with the assistance of a nice double play started by Tris Speaker. Jimmy Walsh singled, and Otis Strunk hit a ground ball to Hoblitzell at first base which he threw past Janvrin at second base, allowing Walsh to get to third. Then Nap Lajoie nailed a shot to
Tris Speaker, which he caught and shot to the plate, where Hick Cady blocked Walsh, who was trying to score, for a doubleplay.
After the score was 10-0, Shore retired in favor of Vean Gregg, who worked the last three innings. Gregg retired the side in order for two of the three innings he pitched. In the ninth he gave up the A's only two runs on a single by Stuffy McInnis and a
home run by Lew Malone.
Tom Sheehan was sent after the Red Sox but he was knocked out in the fourth inning after the Sox scored nine runs, not altogether the result of his bad pitching, but rather poor fielding, especially by Wally Schang at third base. Harry Hooper continued his
great work at the plate, and Duffy Lewis had a fine day with four base hits, while Larry Gardner, Ernie Shore and Jack Barry also had good days at the plate.