Jackie Jensen provides a walk-off 10th inning homer
in the first game and slugs another in the afternoon

ON THIS DATE (May 30, 1957) ... The Red Sox swept both game from the Baltimore Orioles, taking the opener, 7 to 6 on Jackie Jensen's 10th inning walk-off homer and blasting Baltimore's pitchers for 16 hits in the 16-to-5 nitecap.

The Sox came back from a five run deficit in the first game, tying it in the sixth inning, before Jensen slugged his fifth homer of the year to lead off the 10th inning. He then hit his sixth homer in the second game.

The Sox quickly went down by two runs in the first game on a homer by George Kell, a triple by Bob Nieman and a base hit by Gus Triandos off Sox starter, Dean Stone. The Orioles got to Stone for three more runs in the fourth inning on a walk, and three singles.

Down 5-0, the Sox came back to tie things up. In the fourth inning they chipped away by getting a run on singles by Jensen, Frank Malzone and Billy Consolo. They knocked out Art Ceccarelli in the fifth inning by scoring three runs.  He walked Piersall to open, then allowed singles to Gene Mauch and Ted Williams. When he walked Dick Gernert to load the bases, Hal Brown came in for Baltimore. Jensen grounded into a doubleplay, but Mauch was able to score. Malzone then doubled off the wall and the Sox were down by just one run, 5-4.

Bob Porterfield, who replaced Stone in the fifth inning, delivered the key hit to tie the game up in the sixth inning. Pete Daley was on base after being hit by a pitch. Expecting Porterfield to bunt, George Kell charged in from third and was double-crossed when Porterfield pounded a high hopper over his head. Daley scampered over to third base and scored the tie run, when Piersall grounded into a doubleplay.

Baltimore took a 6-5 lead in the top of the ninth, on a double by Kell, singles by Nieman and Triandos, and a sacrifice fly by Tito Francona. But The Sox tied it back up in the bottom of the ninth on Piersall's wind-blown double off the wall and Mauch's base hit to right, that sent the game into extra innings. In the 10th inning, Jensen took a 1-1 pitch from George Zuvernick into the nets in left center field for the game winner.

Porterfield got his first win of the season, allowing six hits and just one run over six innings of work.

The Sox went down 1-0 on an unearned run in the second inning before Billy Klaus put the Sox out front with a two-run homer into the right field seats during the Sox half of the same inning.

Al Pilarcik tied things up with a homer in the fourth, but once Sammy White broke up the 2-2 tie with a crisp single to left, the Sox had easy sailing. They got three more in the fifth inning on Jensen's towering 430 foot homer into the center field bleachers, with Piersall on base, and then broke the game open with six runs in the sixth inning. Piersall's two-run homer after doubles by White and Klaus were the big blows of that inning.

The Orioles hit Dave Sisler easily in the second game, banging out 12 hits, but were only able to score single runs in five innings. Gene Stephens saved runs three times a great throws from left field.

Ted Williams had two hits in five trips in the first game, to keep his batting average at .411

 

 

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

Game #1

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

2

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

 

6

14

0

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

1

3

1

0

0

1

1

 

7

12

0

 

 

W-Bob Porterfield (1-2)
L-George Zuvernick (3-2)
Attendance: 24,339

 2B-Malzone (Bost), Piersall (Bost), Kell (Balt)

 3B-Nieman (Balt)

 HR-Jensen (Bost), Kell (Balt)

 

 

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

 
 

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

0

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

 

 

5

12

0

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

2

0

1

3

6

0

4

x

 

 

16

16

1

 

 

W-Dave Sisler (4-2)
L-Mike Fornieles (2-6)

 2B-Klaus (Bost), White (Bost), Jensen (Bost),
 Francona (Balt)

 3B-Lepcio (Bost)

 HR-Klaus (Bost), Jensen (Bost), Piersall (Bost)