October 2 1978 / fromthearchive / Globe Staff photo by George Rizer / Sox fans gathered on the billboard structure to wait for the start of the Red Sox-Yankee sudden-death playoff game. Every fan probably wanted a gin when Bucky Dent hit a three-run home in the top of the seventh inning to put the Yankees ahead 3-2. The final score would eventually be 5-2 as the Yankees won the American League East.