What I find most interesting about this game was the fact that it was 15-3 going into the bottom of the 7th and 15-4 into the bottom of the 8th. A 12 run comeback is impressive, no matter when the rally occurs. But, the Athletics 13 run 8th inning is worth the recap.
As far as well known regulars playing in this game, outside of Hall of Famers Tris Speaker for Cleveland and Al Simmons for Oakland, there was a lack of star power in this game. The fact that the play by play data is not available for this game has a lot to do with why it is not talked about. The Indians scored 4 runs in the top of the 2nd to chase Philadelphia starter Eddie Rommel. After the Athletics scored in their half of the 2nd, the Indians added 2 in the top of the third, and after a single Philadelphia run in the 3rd, led 8-2 after a 2 run top of the 4th inning.
The Indians broke it open with 4 in the top of the 5th inning, all off a pitcher named Art Stokes. At this point, the score was 12-2. The game became a 14-2 deficit after the Indians scored 2 in the top of the 6th. The Athletics scored in the bottom of the 6th- the score was now 14-3. The Indians added a run in the top of the 7th, followed by a Philadelphia run to make it 15-4 after 7.
This is where the play by play would be beneficial. Neither baseballreference.com or retrosheet.org has the actual pbp of this game. But, according to the box score provided by both, the Athletics scored 13 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to turn a 15-4 game into a 17-15 lead. LHP Rube Wallberg would pitch a scoreless 9th inning for the "save". The recap of this game may remind New York Mets fans about the July 1, 2000 game at Shea Stadium against the Braves, where the Mets came back from an 8-1 deficit with a 10 run 8th inning to beat the Braves. It speaks volumes how impressive this Philadelphia comeback was. However, the game effected the standings very little as the Athletics would finish the season in 2nd place and the Indians would finish 6th. The Washington Senators, fresh off their 1st World Series Championship, would win the AL Pennant for the 2nd consecutive season, but lose the World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games.
Indians 0 4 2 2 4 2 1 0 0 15 24 0
Athletics 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 13 X 17 19 2