ON THIS DATE (August 10, 1978)
Rick Burleson singled home pinch runner, Garry Hancock, to
finish a two-run rally in the bottom of the 13th inning, lifting the
Red Sox past the Cleveland Indians, 6 to 5. Burleson's line drive
caromed of shortstop, Tom Veryzer's glove with one out and Hancock,
running for George Scott, who had doubled, raced home with the
Rick Manning reached on an error in the top of the 13th inning and
eventually scored on Andre Thornton's grounder, to give Cleveland a 5
to 4 lead. However, the Sox tied the game in the bottom of the
inning. Thornton dropped a pop fly, allowing Hobson to get to first.
Hobson continued to third and scored when catcher, Bo Diaz, threw the
ball into left field.
The Indians opened the scoring when Bernie Carbo singled, advanced to
third on a wild throw from Hobson, and scored on Duane Kuiper's
sacrifice fly. The Sox tied the score in the fourth, when Dwight
Evans walked and was doubled home by Hobson. Jim Norris' two-run
homer in the sixth inning chased Dennis Eckersley and gave Cleveland
a 4-1 lead. The Sox, got two runs in the sixth inning when Fred Lynn
scored Carl Yastrzemski in front of him, with his 19th homer, to make
the score 4-3. Jim Rice tied the game, 4-to-4 in the seventh inning
with a triple that scored Jerry Remy, who had bunted his was on to
The Indians left 16 runners on base while the Sox stranded 12. Bob
Stanley (8-1) picked up the win.