THE SOX TAKE A GIANT STEP BACKWARDS ...
Carlton Fisk's 11th inning
walk-off homer sweeps the Tigers

April 17, 1980 ... Dick Drago pitched  4 2/3 innings of one hit relief as the Red Sox downed the Tigers, 5 to 4, on Carlton Fisk's leadoff homer in the 11th inning, off Aurelio Lopez.

Drago struck out three and walked nobody during his stint. He relieved Skip Lockwood in the seventh inning after the Tigers had tied the game at 4-4, when Champ Summers single scored Steve Kemp.

The Tigers took a 3-0 lead off Mike Torrez on an RBI single by Lance Parrish in the second inning, and added two more runs in the fourth inning, on a double by Parrish and an error by Rick Burleson.

The Sox made the score, 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Carl Yastrzemski tripled and came in on an infield out by Tony Perez. They then took a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning when Jim Rice got a base hit, Yaz walked and Perez hit a grounder that was mishandled by Richie Hebner at third. That allowed Rice to score and Yaz to advance to third. Butch Hobson's double into the left field corner scored both Yaz and Perez.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

 

R

H

E

 
 

DETROIT TIGERS

0

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

 

4

10

2

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

0

0

1

0

3

0

0

0

0

1

 

5

8

1

 

 

W-Dick Drago (1-1)
L-Aurelio Lopez (0-1)
Attendance - 8626

 2B-Hobson (Bost), Lynn (Bost), Summers (Det),
 Parrish (Det), Kemp (Det)

 3B-Yastrzemski (Bost)

 HR-Fisk (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Jerry Remy 2b 5 0 2 .231  

 

Rick Burleson ss 3 0 0 .100  

 

Fred Lynn cf 4 0 1 .318  

 

Jim Rice lf 5 1 1 .304  

 

Carl Yastrzemski dh 4 2 1 .304  

 

Tony Perez 1b 5 1 0 .364  

 

Butch Hobson 3b 5 0 2 .308  

 

Carlton Fisk c 4 1 1 .250  

 

Dwight Evans rf 3 0 0 .056  
               
    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Mike Torrez 5.2 7 2 5 2  

 

Skip Lockwood 0.2 3 1 1 0  

 

Dick Drago 4.2 1 0 0 3  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1980 A.L. EAST STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

4 2 -

 

 

Baltimore Orioles 4 3 1/2

 

 

Toronto Blue Jays 3 3 1

 

 

Milwaukee Brewers 2 3 1 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees 3 4 1

 

 

Cleveland Indians 1 5 3

 

 

Detroit Tigers 1 6 3 1/2