Fred Lynn's arm and his four hits, pulls the Sox out

LYNN THROWS OUT PORTER AT HOME

ON THIS DATE (September 14, 1975) ... Fred Lynn had four hits, including a home run, good for two RBIs and scored twice. He also saved a run to end the fourth inning, when he caught Kurt Bevacqua's fly ball and threw Darrell Porter out at home, trying to score from third. But Carl Yastrzemski provided the drama with a two-run tie-breaking single, in a three-run seventh inning, that allowed the Sox to beat the Brewers 8 to 6.

Lynn's 21st homer put the Sox ahead in the second inning but the Brewers took the lead on a two-run triple by Bobby Mitchell in the fourth inning off Bill Lee. Mitchell later scored on a doubleplay ball. Hank Aaron's 12th homer in the fifth inning, his first ever at Fenway Park, preceded a walk and Mike Hegan's double, making the score 5-1, in favor of Milwaukee.

The Sox bounced back to knot the score with four runs in the sixth inning, two on Rico Petrocelli's double. Cooper started the inning with a double off the center field wall, and Yaz followed with a base hit to right. Lynn's single and scored Cooper. A walk to Jim Rice loaded the bases by the starter Jim Slaton. Dwight Evans next greeted Tom Murphy with a sacrifice fly to left-center, allowing Yaz to sprint home. Petrocelli's (3-for-31) double came next tying the score.

A walk to Rick Burleson and successive bunt singles by Cecil Cooper and Denny Doyle off Rick Austin, set the stage for Yaz's single up the middle that broke the 5-5 tie. Lynn's single then scored Doyle to put the Sox on top, 8-5.

Don Money's double that scored Darrell Porter, accounted for the Brewers' sixth run. The Brewers threatened in the ninth when Aaron singled and Darwin doubled with one out. But Dick Drago got Porter to fly out and struck out Hegan to end the game.

 

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W-Jim Willoughby (5-2)
S-Dick Drago (13)
L-Tom Murphy (1-7)
Attendance - 28,187

 2B-Cooper (Bost), Petrocelli (Bost), Hegan (Milw),
 Money (Milw), Darwin (Milw)

 3B-Mitchell (Milw)

 HR-Lynn (Bost), Aaron (Milw)