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    In the second-day game of the World Series Baseball tournament at Boston, U.S.A., on Sunday?

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    In the second-day game of the World Series Baseball tournament at Boston, U.S.A., on Sunday (12 October), the Cincinnati Reds scored a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox, so drawing the series at one game apiece.

    Dave Concepcion, whose sixth-inning error had s?t up the go-ahead run, singled home the tying run with two out in the ninth inning and then scored the winner on Ken Griffey's double to give the Reds their well-earned win.

    The Reds' "Big Red Machine" stopped by southpaw Bill Lee for eight innings, struck for the winning rally against Dick Drago in the ninth inning after Johnny Bench, an failure in four previous post-season games, had opened the inning with a double.

    The rain, which fell intermittently all day, succeeded in stopping the game for 27 minutes in the middle of seventh inning. It was the first time rain had delayed play in the World Series competition since 6 October, 1968.

    SYNOPSIS: Pitchers once again had the Fenway Park spotlight. Boston's Bill Lee and Cincinnati's Jack Billingham. Cecil Cooper started things off with a hit to left-field. George Foster misjudged the ball and the Red Sox were off and running.

    Denny Doyle's shot left Boston with two base runners and no one out.

    Carl Yazstremski hit into a double play. The second out came as Cooper blundered on third base, with Yazstremski on second.

    Carlton Fisk caused more trouble for the Reds. His line single to right-field pushed Yazstremski across the plate and gave Boston a one-nil lead.

    In the fourth inning Johnny Bench singled to left centre. Joe Morgan moved to third and the Reds were rolling. Cincinnati's Tony Perez then jammed a force play and while Boston were getting an out, Morgan was crossing the plate to tie up the game.

    Boston came back in the sixth with Yaz leading the way. His single set the scene
    Dave Concepcion fumbled Fisk's strike and once again Boston had two men on the basepaths.

    Rico Petrocelli broke the one-one tie with a single that sent Yaz scurrying home with run number two. The Boston home fans went wild.

    Boston's defence was looking good. Johnny Bench's good strike was caught by rookie Fred Lynn.

    After a rain delay the pitchers warmed up, and in the ninth, Bench lined a double to the right-field corner raising Reds' hopes. It sent Lee off and brought on Dick Drago.

    Dave Concepcion tied it all up when he beat out a single and Bench crossed the plate.

    Right-fielder Ken Griffey then unloaded a ringing double and Concepcion came tearing home and with what seemed to be the winning score. Red fans went crazy.

    In the bottom of the ninth, with two outs, Cecil Cooper hit up, Concepcion made the catch, and the Reds finished with a three-two lead.

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