The Sox tie a MLB record by blasting 8 HRs

FRED LYNN

ON THIS DATE (July 4, 1977) ... Fred Lynn and George Scott hit two homers each and Butch Hobson, Bernie Carbo, Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski one apiece, as the Sox snapped their losing streak with a 9 to 6 comeback over the Blue Jays.

Toronto had taken a 6-3 lead off Ferguson Jenkins. Jerry Garvin had retired the first 12 slumping Red Sox batters. In the bottom of the seventh inning he was taken out of the game and the Sox proceeded to retire the next the Jays' pitchers.

Butch Hobson and pinch-hitter, Bernie Carbo pulled the Sox to within a run with consecutive home runs against Chuck Hartenstein, to make the score 6-5.

With one out in the eighth inning, Lynn hit his second homer of the game. Rice followed with his 19th homer of the season and the Sox were now ahead 9-6. Mike Willis then replaced Hartenstein and gave up homers to Yaz and the second of the game to Scott. The Boomer had hit one into the centerfield bleachers, scoring Carlton Fisk ahead of him, in the fifth inning. Lynn had hit a solo homer in the sixth inning.

The Sox set a major league record by hitting five or more home runs in a game for the seventh time this season. The eight homers tied a major league record set by the '39 Yankees, '53 Braves, '56 Reds, '61 Giants and the '63 Twins. The Sox hit four in one inning, marking the 10th time in major league history that it had been accomplished. It was the fifth time the Sox had done it and second time this season.

 

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS

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W-Bill Campbell (6-5)
L-Chuck Hartenstein (0-2)
Attendance 21,073

2B-Fairly (Tor), Rader (2)(Tor), Bailor (Tor), Staggs (Tor)

HR-Velez (Tor), Scott (2)(Bost), Lynn (2)(Bost),
Hobson (Bost), Carbo (Bost), Rice (Bost), Yastrzemski (Bost)