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Monday, July 7, 2008

This day in Red Sox history

July 7, 1923: The Red Sox lose to Cleveland, 27-3, in the first game of a doubleheader. Boston starter Lefty O'Doul is being punished for breaking curfew by manager Frank Chance. Chance refuses to relieve O'Doul until he gets the third out of the sixth, while the Indians score 13 runs that inning. It's the most runs ever allowed by the Sox in one game. They go on to lose the nightcap 8-5.

July 6, 1944: Bob Johnson hits for the cycle at home against Detroit. The Red Sox win the game 13-3.

July 5, 2002: Ted Williams dies at the age of 83

July 4, 1977: The Red Sox hit eight home runs. Fred Lynn and George Scott hit two, while Bernie Carbo, Butch Hobson, Jim Rice, and Carl Yastrzemski add homers of their own, as the Sox beat the Blue Jays 9-6 at Fenway Park. Seven of the home runs are solo homers, setting a major league record.

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