July 31, 1942

Ted Williams’ 22nd homer of the season didn’t keep the Red Sox from dropping a 4-3 decision to the Indians at League Park in Cleveland.

Two walks, a hit batsman, and two singles ruined Red Sox lefty Oscar Judd in the Indians’ decisive three-run seventh inning rally.

Williams’ blast, following Johnny Pesky’s basehit, had spotted Judd a 2-0 lead in the first.

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