FISK AVOIDS MUNSON'S TAG AT
THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 9
BLEEPIN' BUCKY DENT'S HOME RUN ...
The Sox clobber the
June 21, 1978
Carl Yastrzemski and Carlton Fisk keyed a six-run third inning
with consecutive doubles, and Butch Hobson, Fred Lynn and George
Scott homered, as the Red Sox whipped the Yankees, 9 to 2, behind the
six-hit pitching of Dennis Eckersley. Eckersley boosted his record to
7-2, with his first victory in five decisions against New York.
Jay Johnstone accounted for the Yankees first run with a solo homer
in the fifth inning. New York got their other run on singles by
Reggie Jackson and Chris Chambliss and a pair of infield outs, in the
The Sox picked up a run in the second inning on a single by Lynn, a
walk, a sacrifice by Dwight Evans and a sac fly from Butch Hobson.
The Sox nailed down the victory off Jim Beattie and Dick Tidrow in
the third inning.
Jerry Remy led off with a base hit and Jim Rice drew a walk. Yaz
doubled off the wall in left-center for one run and Rice scored the
next run on a wild pitch. Carlton Fisk followed with an RBI single to
right-center. Tidrow then replaced Beattie and Lynn hit a sacrifice
fly that scored Yaz. Evans then doubled Fisk home and Hobson followed
with his 14th homer, a line shot into the Sox bullpen.
Tidrow then shut down the Sox on one hit, for the next four innings,
before giving way to Catfish Hunter, who was greeted with consecutive
home runs by Lynn and Scott in the eighth inning.
The victory was the 11th in the Sox last 13 games and 21st in their
last 27, keeping the Yankees in third place, 8 games behind the
surging Red Sox.