ON THIS DATE (May 14, 1965) ...
The Detroit Tigers, surging back on two home runs and two singles by Willie Horton, overcame Red Sox leads of 5 to 0 and 6 to 5, and pounding Dick Radatz for four runs in the 10th inning, to beat the Red Sox
12 to 8 at Fenway Park. The game provided a tremendous slugging duel between Horton and Carl Yastrzemski. Yastrzemski batted in the first five Red Sox runs with home runs, in the first and second innings, and later completed the cycle with a single, a double, and a triple, but all in vain.
Horton, who had two run homers against Bob Heffner in the third and against Jack Lamabe in the sixth, also had a couple of singles. Yastrzemski, who hit three home runs last week, has five
home runs in his last five games.
Pitcher Dennis Bennett opened up
the second inning with a single
to left, then romped to third on
Lenny Green's single to right.
With one down, Yaz hit the 0-1
pitch into the left field screen
for a three run homer and a 5 to
The Tigers tied it up with five runs in the third inning.
It was Willie Horton, who smashed a home run over the screen, tying up the game at 5-5.
In the sixth the Tigers again surged from behind. Wert led with a walk, stole second, and scored on Kaline's single to
center. Up came Horton again and sent the ball eight rows into the centerfield seats, a two run homer, that made it 8 to 6 in favor of Detroit.
In the Red Sox half of the sixth
inning, Yaz tripled off the wall
in center with one out. In the seventh, it was the Red Sox turn to come back. Mantilla led off with a walk, Mike
Ryan singled to left, and Green doubled off the wall to score Mantilla. Ryan, running from first, rounded third and slid safely under the tag of catcher Bill Freehan to tie up the game at 8-8.
Dick Radatz took over for the Sox and retired the Tigers in the eighth and ninth innings. The Red Sox couldn't do any better off Terry Fox and the game went into extra innings. In the tenth, the Tigers got to Radatz. Jerry Lumpe tripled and scored on Demeter's double,
who scored on Horton's single. A two run double by Norm Cash, counted four runs for the Tigers and a 12 to 8 final score.