ON THIS DATE (August 10,
Bernie Carbo drilled a two-run pinch-hit home run in the
eighth inning and Carl Yastrzemski singled across the go-ahead run as
the Sox rallied for an 11 to 10 victory over the California Angels.
It extended their winning streak to 11 games.
The Angels, who had won six straight, grabbed a 10-5 lead with five
runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh, before the
Sox unloaded their big bats.
The Sox who paraded out six pitcher themselves, jumped on Angels'
reliever Dyar Miller for three runs in the seventh inning to cut the
Angels lead to 10-8. It started with Fred Lynn's double off the wall.
Jim Rice scored him with a triple in the right field corner. Yaz's
grounder to shortstop Rance Mullinks, scored Rice. George Scott's
triple to right center then scored Carlton Fisk who had doubled off
Dwight Evans opened the eighth inning with a line drive single and
Carbo, who was pinch hitting for Steve Dillard, followed by belting
Miller's first pitch into the left field screen, to tie the game at
10-10. Rick Burleson worked out a walk from Miller, who was then
replaced by Dave LaRoche. Lynn sacrificed Burleson to second and
LaRoche passed Rice intentionally. Yaz wrecked their strategy by
lining a single to score Burleson with the go-ahead run. Then it was
up to Jim Willoughby, who earned the win by shutting out the Angels
for the last two innings.
It should have been a pitchers duel between Luis Tiant and Frank
Tanana. It was that way for a few innings, but pretty soon the Sox
were ahead. In the fourth inning, down 2-1, Yaz doubled to right and
went to third on Bobby Bonds' wild throw to second. Both Fisk and
Scott drew walks from Tanana to load the bases. Hobson's single
brought home Yaz and Fisk and Evans' sac fly scored Scott. The next
inning, Rice's fly ball scored Lynn who had tripled off the
centerfield wall and the Sox led 5 to 2.
The Sox collected 14 hits. Two came off the bats of Lynn, Yaz, Fisk,
Evans and Butch Hobson. The Angels knocked out 16 hits.