On September 16, 1978 — 1978 – With 55,091 looking on, the Yankees snap a 2 – 2 tie with a 9th-inning triple by Willie Randolph and a sacrifice fly by Thurman Munson to beat the Red Sox, 3 – 2. New York now leads by 3 1/2 games. The Yanks first score on a Reggie Jackson two-run blast in the 5th. Both starters, Catfish Hunter and Mike Torrez, go the distance.

 


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