THE SOX LOSE 100 GAMES
Yaz hits a walk-off homer in the 13th inning
September 14, 1965
... The Red Sox and Indians battled into the
13th inning and the first batter in the Sox half of that inning was
Carl Yastrzemski. Knuckleballer Bob Tiefenauer was on the mound for
Cleveland. His first pitch floated toward home and then reversed
direction and soared into the left field net. Yaz's walk-off homer
gave the Sox a 5 to 4 win.
Sam McDowell started for Cleveland, struck out 11 batters and was two
outs away from a 4-3 win in the ninth inning. But Tony Horton took
the game into extras by slugging a homer over the wall to tie the
The Indians jumped out front, 1-0, off Bill Monbouquette in the third
inning. In the next inning, Felix Mantilla tied things up by leading
with a base hit and scoring on Jim Gosger's double to right. Monbo
drew a walk and both Ed Bressoud and Frank Malzone reached safely
when secondbaseman Pedro Gonzalez took his foot off the bag, trying
to turn a doubleplay on two consecutive ground balls. Those two
errors allowed Gosger to score the go-ahead run. Then McDowell loaded
the bases and proceeded to walk Yaz, giving the Sox a third run.
So ahead to the seventh inning and Monbouquette is nursing a 3 to 1
lead. But he gave up singles to Vic Davallilo and Max Alvis. Horton
next fumbled Leon Wagner's high hopper, loading the bases and sending
Monbo to the showers. Bob Duliba came in and Rocky Colavito lined his
first pitch off the fence, scoring two runners and tying the game.
Arnold Earley was brought in to face Fred Whitfield and fared no
better. Whitfield lined a single to right, Wagner scored, and the
Indians were up by a run, 4-3.
Dick Radatz got the win after taking over in the eighth inning and
shutting out the Tribe for six innings, holding them to just three
singles. It was Yaz's 19th homer and Horton's seventh.