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June 27, 2008

Graig Nettles Homers Yankees to Win Over Sox

by @ 5:13 pm. Filed under 1978 Yankees, 1978 Yankees Diary - June, Goose Gossage, Graig Nettles, Ron Guidry, Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson

June 27, 1978 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Red Sox 4  (42-30)

It took fourteen innings but the Yankees evened up their series with the first place Red Sox.  Graig Nettles blasted a huge walk off homer to win and Thurman Munson was three for six with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Ron Guidry looked mortal but he stayed undefeated because of some help from the offense.  He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.  Goose Gossage threw five shutout innings and Sparky Lyle threw three shutout frames and he improved to 6-1.

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