THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, PART 9
BLEEPIN' BUCKY DENT'S HOME RUN ...
The Sox come back to win the game in the
August 27, 1978
Pinch runner Jerry Remy scored the tying run by sprinting home
from second base on a two-out throwing error in the 12th inning, and
Butch Hobson followed with a single, that scored Fred Lynn from third
base, to lift the Sox past the Angels, 4 to 3.
The Angels, who had tied the score at 2-2, in the ninth inning, moved
ahead in the top of the 12th on a double by Rick Miller and a single
by Don Baylor.
Carl Yastrzemski started the bottom of the 12th with his fourth hit
of the game, a single off Dyar Miller, and Remy came in to run for
him. Carlton Fisk flied out, but Fred Lynn walked. After Dwight Evans
flied deep to center, George Scott hit a routine grounder to
thirdbaseman Carney Lansford that would have ended the game. But
Lansford's throw pulled Joe Rudi off first base and Remy raced for
home, just beating Rudi's throw to the plate. Hobson followed with a
line drive single to center, scoring Lynn with the walk-off.
Bob Stanley, who had replaced Luis Tiant, collected his 11th win and
Yaz moved past Charlie Gehringer with 2840 hits.