The Sox sweep a doubleheader on six hits from Yaz

ON THIS DATE (April 28, 1963) ... With Carl Yastrzemski slamming six hits, the Red Sox supported some excellent pitching with some timely hitting. The result was a doubleheader sweep of the Chicago White Sox by scores of 4 to 3, and 6 to 2.

Yaz had four doubles and two singles for the day and it was his double, in the bottom of the 12th inning of the first game, that gave the Sox a walk-off victory.

With Dick Radatz battling Hoyt Wilhelm in a 3-3 deadlock and one man out in the bottom of the 12th, Roman Mejias, hitless in his last 16 trips, beat out a slow roller to get on base. On the next pitch he took off and was successful in stealing second. Then Yaz smashed a double off the left field fence, easily scoring Mejias for the 4 to 3 walk-off.

Jim Landis' single, Nellie Fox's double and a base hit by Pete Ward got Chicago a two run lead in the first inning off Ike Delock. But then Lou Clinton and Eddie Bressoud put up a run for the Sox in the second inning. Then in the third inning after Chuck Schilling singled and Mejias walked, Yaz clubbed a double off the center field fence for two runs that gave the Sox a 3-2 lead. But with two outs in the fifth inning, Delock walked two batters and Floyd Robinson lined a double to right, tying the score at three apiece.

The Red Sox got out of a jam in the seventh when Joe Cunningham singled and Robinson lined a double off the wall. Roman Mejias got to it after it bounced off Yaz and was able to throw a strike to Bob Tillman who nailed Cunningham at home.

After that John Buzhardt and Hoyt Wilhelm held the Red Sox to only a base hit by Yaz in the seventh inning. In the eighth, ninth and tenth innings, Wilhelm faced only nine batters. Radatz struck out the side in the 10th, retiring seven straight. Then after a walk and a single in the 12th, he struck out the next two batters to end the inning.

In the second game, Bill Monbouquette held the White Sox to no walks and five hits, beating them 6 to 2. The game was straight cut. Yaz doubled against Eddie Fisher in the first inning and Dick Stuart took him deep into the netting in left center to put the Sox up by two runs.

In the second inning, singles by Malzone and Monbouquette, followed by Schilling's double, put up another run. Pete Ward's wild throw on Mejias' grounder scored Monbo with the next run and Yaz singled home Schilling, making the score 5 to 2. In the fourth the Sox added their sixth run on a double by Yaz and a base hit by Stuart.

The White Sox scored their two runs in the sixth inning on Cam Carreon's double and a homer over the wall by Cunningham.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

Game #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

 

R

H

E

 
 

CHIC WHITE SOX

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

3

10

3

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

4

8

2

 

 

W-Dick Radatz (2-0)
L-Hoyt Wilhelm (1-1)
Attendance: 18,412

 2B-Yastrzemski (2)(Bost), Fox (Chi), Hansen (Chi),
 Robinson (Chi), Ward (Chi)

 

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

Game #2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

 

 

2

5

1

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

2

3

0

1

0

0

0

0

x

 

 

6

9

0

 

 

W-Bill Monbouquette (2-2)
L-Eddie Fisher (0-4)

 2B-Yastrzemski (2)(Bost), Schilling (Bost),
 Carreon (Chi), Fox (Chi)

 HR-Stuart (Bost), Cunningham (Chi)