Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and Cecil Cooper bring the Sox
all the way back from six runs down, with a walk-off win

ON THIS DATE (July 9, 1975) ... Trailing the Minnesota Twins by six runs, going into the bottom of the third inning, the Sox kept chipping away, cutting the margin to one run in the eighth inning. And it was Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and Cecil Cooper, who then powered the Sox to a dramatic 9 to 8 come-from-behind walkoff victory.

Trailing 8-4 in the eighth inning, Rice drilled a vicious RBI double off the wall in left center, scoring Denny Doyle who had tripled to left-center. Lynn followed up with his 15th homer of the year, hoisting a 1-2 pitch into the left field screen, producing his 60th and 61st RBIs and cutting the Twins' lead to one run, 8-7.

Then in the ninth, Cooper tied the score on a 3-1 pitch that he sent over the Sox bullpen. Doug Griffin delivered a pinch hit single to give Rice another shot, and Jim lined a 3-2 pitch to left-center for a double. Griffin made it all the way around and scored with the winning run, 9 to 8.

 

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W-Diego Segui (2-3)
L-Tom Burgmeier (4-5)
Attendance - 21,103

 2B-Carbo (Bost), Lynn (Bost), Rice (2)(Bost),
 Terrell (Minn)

 3B-Doyle (Bost)

 HR-Evans (Bost), Fisk (Bost), Lynn (Bost), Cooper (Bost)