Carlton Fisk's 4-for-4 and drives home a walk-off winning run

FISK KNOCKS IN
THE GAME WINNER

ON THIS DATE (July 28, 1975) ... Carlton Fisk (4-for-4, 5 RBIs) was a one man demolition crew, powering the Red Sox to a 7 to 6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Fenway Park. His bases loaded single in the ninth inning lifted the Sox to their 10th consecutive home victory and a nine game lead in the AL East.

In the first inning, after the Sox loaded the bases on two walks and hit by Denny Doyle, Jim Rice brought in the first run with a sacrifice fly. Then Fisk knocked out his first base hit of the game to bring in the Sox second run.

After the Brewers went ahead, 4-2, on two home runs by Darrell Porter and Kurt Bevacqua, Fisk tied up the game in the fourth inning with a two-run homer that cleared the net in left and sailed onto Lansdowne St.

Another home run and two base hits put the Brewers up again by two in the sixth inning, and spelled the end of the night for Rick Wise. Down 6-4 now, Jim Willoughby came in and retired the next two batters.

The Sox got one of the runs back when Bill Travers, who took over for starter Pete Broberg, hit Juan Beniquez in the bottom of the sixth. Juan was brought home on a base hit by Doug Griffin. Into the seventh, and Fisk came up and lined a solo shot into the screen for his second homer of the game and tied the score again.

Bottom of the ninth inning and Carl Yastrzemski surprised everyone by successfully laying down a bunt for a base hit. Fred Lynn drew a free pass and Rice slammed a shot that bounced off Robin Yount to load the bases. The infield moved in to cut off a run at the plate and Fisk slapped his fourth hit of the game through the drawn-in infield, into left center field, scoring Yaz with the walk-off game winner.

Willoughby held the Brewers hitless for 3 2/3 innings, striking out four and picking up his first win.

 

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS

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BOSTON RED SOX

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W-Jim Willoughby (1-0)
L-Tom Murphy (1-2)
Attendance - 33,606

 2B-Money (Milw)

 HR-Fisk (2)(Bost), Porter (Milw), Bevacqua (Milw),
 Lezcano (Milw)