The Cincinnati Reds began their 2022 season as Major League Baseball’s doormats. They started the season 3-22, effectively ending their season before it even began. The next game was postponed due to weather. Since that day, the Reds are now 14-9 and are suddenly playing good baseball.

On Tuesday, they defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-1 in Fenway Park. Shockingly, that was the first time the Reds won a game in Boston since October 22, 1975 during Game 7 of the ’75 World Series.

To this day, that is still considered arguably the greatest World Series in baseball history. ESPN ranked it second all-time. It’s no wonder why either. The sheer amount of talent on both teams was staggering. The Reds were led by Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Johnny Bench and Ken Griffey.

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Meanwhile, the Red Sox countered with Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice (injured – did not play), Luis Tiant, Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans. Six players or managers are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, not including Rose for obvious reasons.

It’s astounding that the Reds had not won in Fenway in 47 years. Despite the fact that inter-league play did not exist for much of that time, there were still some matchups. Boston is 12-2 against the Reds in inter-league play, having won all five matchups in Fenway until Tuesday night.

During the game, Luis Castillo turned in a fantastic start. Cincinnati’s righty tossed six shutout innings, while striking out 10 batters. Red Sox starter Michael Wacha almost matched him, going 5/23 and giving up one unearned run.

Cincinnati is now 17-31 and have won five of their last six games. Boston, on the other hand, continues their disappointing season, falling to 23-27.