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From the archives | May 21

Walkoff home run caps special night for Red Sox

It doesn’t really matter if you’re talking about Jim Rice or Dennis Eckersley. At the plate, or on the mound, when each man performs at his highest level it is a thing of beauty.

The magic was there last night for the Red Sox, and particularly for Rice and Eckersley. They gave the 23,145 on hand a real bargain, and once Rice’s graceful home run swing had been completed in the ninth inning the Red Sox had a 3-0 victory over the Oakland A’s and a sweep of their two-game series. Boston has won four games in a row.

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