On October 12, 1975 — Down 2 – 1 in the 9th inning, Cincinnati rallies to beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the World Series, 3 – 2.

 

RECAP – Game 2 proved to be a very pivotal game as the Reds were on the brink of being down two games before rallying for victory in the ninth inning. Red Sox starter Bill Lee held the Reds to four hits and a run through eight innings. Johnny Bench led off the ninth with a double to right field. Lee was then replaced by right-handed closer Dick Drago. Bench moved to third on a groundout by Tony Pérez. After George Foster popped out for the second out, Dave Concepción hit a clutch single up the middle that Boston second baseman Denny Doyle fielded behind second base, but had no play at first as Bench scored to tie the game. After Concepcion stole second base, Ken Griffey hit a double into left-center field scoring Concepcion with the game-winner. Rawly Eastwick retired the Sox in the ninth to get the win and even the series.

The Reds’ only other run scored in the fourth when Joe Morgan walked, went to third on a Bench single, and scored on a Pérez force out.

The Red Sox sandwiched the Reds’ run with single tallies of their own in the first inning on an RBI single by Carlton Fisk, and in the seventh on an RBI single by Rico Petrocelli.

 


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