ON THIS DATE (July 10,
1966) ... The Red Sox swept a doubleheader from
the Chicago White Sox by the scores of 8 to 4 and 10 to 6, to extend
their winning streak to five wins in the last three days.
Joy Foy, aided by a favorable wind, slammed a three-run homer into
the center field bleachers in the seventh inning of the first game,
to put the Sox out front to stay oin that game. Then in the nite cap,
George Smith hit a grandslam homer in the 10th inning to give the Red
Sox a walk-off sweep.
Tony Conigliaro had two hits in each game to extend his hitting
streak to seven games. He has 22 hits in his last 41 at bats. Foy
homered in each game to boost his total to seven. Rico Petrocelli
banged out his 15th homer and a single in the opener, and pinch-hit a
double in the second game.
Carl Yastrzemski accounted for the Red Sox first run of the day with
his ninth home run into the bleachers and the Sox never trailed after
that. The White Sox did tie the game in the third inning, but in the
fourth inning the Red Sox went back out front on two unearned runs.
Conigliaro opened with a double and with one out, Jerry Adair threw a
ground ball by Foy into the Red Sox dugout, to put him in second and
Tony C. on third. Joel Horlen then bounced a pitch past his catcher
and Conigliaro scored the go-ahead run, 2-1.
They picked up another run in the fifth on singles by Jose Santiago
and Petrocelli, followed by a sacrifice fly from Conigliaro. The
White Sox got that run back in the sixth inning before the Red Sox
piled it on in the seventh and turned it into a laugher. Rico
homered, Jose Tartabull tripled to the flag pole, Yaz was walked
intentionally, and Tony brought home Tartabull on a ground ball out.
Scott was walked intentionally to get to Foy, who then blasted a home
run putting the Red Sox ahead, 8 to 2.
An then there was George Smith. In the 10th inning of the second
game, Juan Pizarro walked Tony C. intentionally after Yaz doubled.
George Scott moved them along with a surprising bunt and therefore
Foy was intentionally walked to load the bases. Smith had gone
0-for-29, so the move looked solid. Pizarro ran the count to 3 and 1
and then threw a fastball over the plate. Smith, trying for only a
sac fly, which could have won the game, saw that fly ball land in the
left field net for the absolute game winner.
Conigliaro's two-run homer, with Eddie Kasko aboard in the first
inning and Foy's solo shot in the second inning, had given Dave
Morehead a 3-0 lead. But Tommie Agee hit a three-run homer in the
third inning to tie the game.
The Red Sox went ahead in the third inning on singles by Kasko and
Tony C., sandwiched around a walk to Yaz. It was followed by a
two-run single by Scott giving them a 5 to 3 lead.
The White Sox tied the game up again in the fifth inning and then
went ahead by a run, in the seventh inning, on Wayne Causey's fourth
hit of the game.
In the eighth inning, Petrocelli came up to hit for Kasko and
doubled. Yaz drove him in with a single to right that tied the score,
Then in the ninth the White Sox loaded the bases with one out. But
John Wyatt struck out Gene Freese and got Al Weis to pop up and get
out of trouble. Wyatt received a standing ovation for the clutch
effort. Don McMahon took care of the White Sox in the 10th and that
set the stage for the grandslam heroics in the bottom of the inning.