Cubs use 8-run 8th inning to beat Red Sox 9-3
Saturday, May 21, 2011
BOSTON (AP) -- Reed Johnson hit a go-ahead two-run double in an error-filled, eight-run eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs, wearing replica uniforms of their last series in Fenway Park in 1918, beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Saturday night.
The Cubs' last visit to the 99-year-old stadium before Friday night's 15-5 loss was in the World Series 93 years ago. Chicago won the fifth game then, but Boston took the championship by winning Game 6.
The Red Sox had victory in sight again on Saturday, leading 3-1. But Matt Albers failed to retire any of the six batters he faced in the eighth and his teammates committed three errors in the inning.
Johnson had entered the game as a pinch runner in the top of the second after Marlon Byrd was beaned. Byrd walked off under his own power.