WORLD CHAMPS AGAIN
The Red Sox close Fenway Park with a win
September 27, 1915
The Red Sox fought an uphill battle but won out against the Browns 8 to 4. The St. Louis team fought tooth and nail with the Speed Boys asking no quarter. George Sisler took the ball for St. Louis and
pitched a good game until the seventh inning when he lost his control and couldn't find the plate. He was relieved by Carl Weilman, but he too could offer nothing better. Bill Carrigan elected Dutch Leonard to pitch for the Red Sox and he was hit hard for a total of
four runs, giving the visitors a 4 to 3 lead in the fifth inning.
In the second inning the Browns jumped out to a 3-0 lead as a result of some good hitting and a wild throw by Duffy Lewis. The Sox knocked the lead down a little by scoring two runs in the third inning on a pass, a double by Everett Scott and a single by
Del Gainor. They tied the score in the fourth inning when Heinie Wagner hit the ball to the left field bank, scoring Larry Gardner. St. Louis grabbed the lead back in the fifth inning on a bases loaded sacrifice fly.
In the seventh inning, and down a run, Scott worked a base on balls and this brought the crowd onto their feet to cheer their boys on. Weilman replaced Sisler and walked Tris Speaker, and Duffy Lewis cracked a single to left, scoring Scott to tie the
game. Weilman passed Gardner to load the bases and that seemed to unnerve him. Hal Janvrin knocked in both Speaker and Lewis with a line single to center to now give the Sox the lead. The Sox ended up batting around and scored five runs. Ernie Shore kept the Browns down
for the remaining two innings. Timely hitting was the key for the Red Sox and they now reduced their magic number to just "two".