July 17, 1988

Just four games into the Joe Morgan Administration and he was well on his way to achieving the first order of business to which he was assigned:

Ridding the Red Sox of the chokehold on nerve endings churned by his predecessor, John McNamara.

This also marked the fourth win of the 12-game streak dubbed Morgan Magic. The alleged magician classied that moniker as “a bunch of baloney.”

Kevin Romine took a 0-1 pitch from Kansas City’s Steve Farr into the net in the bottom of the ninth, settling a 7-6 Red Sox win.

But they tapped into the proverbial magic earlier when they rallied from a 6-0 deficit. It started with four runs in the sixth and Dwight Evans tied it with a two-run homer in the eighth.

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