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Monday April 17, 1972
. . . where the 1970s live forever!

Formerly with the Reds, Milt Wilcox made his first A. L. start for the Indians and pitched a two-hitter to defeat the Red Sox, 4-0. Tommy McCraw, who replaced the injured Chris Chambliss at first base for the Indians in the sixth inning, came to bat in the eighth and smashed a three-run homer. The Patriots Day game, which began at 11 a.m., drew a crowd of 24,989. [The Sporting News]


Cleveland Indians 4, Boston Red Sox 0

Game Played on Monday, April 17, 1972 (Day game) at Fenway Park

Indians      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  3  1  -   4  8  0
Red Sox      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  2  1


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Unser cf              5   0   1   1     0   0   .333      Harper cf             3   0   0   0     1   3   .167
Leon 2b               5   0   1   0     0   2   .250      Aparicio ss           4   0   0   0     0   0   .250
A. Johnson lf         5   1   1   0     0   0   .250      Yastrzemski lf        3   0   0   0     1   0   .143
Nettles 3b            4   1   2   0     0   0   .375      Smith rf              4   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Chambliss 1b          2   0   1   0     0   0   .167      Petrocelli 3b         4   0   0   0     0   0   .125
  McCraw 1b           2   1   1   3     0   1   .333      Cater 1b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Fosse c               2   0   0   0     2   0   .167      Griffin 2b            2   0   0   0     1   1   .200
Bell rf               4   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Josephson c           3   0   2   0     0   1   .333
  Phillips rf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Culp p                2   0   0   0     0   1   .000
Duffy ss              2   1   1   0     2   1   .400        Lee p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Wilcox p              3   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Burda ph            1   0   0   0     0   1   .000
                                                            Krausse p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   4   8   4     4   4             Totals               29   0   2   0     3   8

Time of Game: 2:17   Attendance: 24,989
Left on Base: Indians 8, Red Sox 5
DP: Indians 0, Red Sox 1
Errors: Cater
Doubles: Nettles (1), Josephson (1)
Home Runs: McCraw (1)
Stolen Bases: Griffin (1)
Sacrifice Hits: Wilcox (1)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Wilcox W(1-0)           9     2   0   0   3   8   0  32   0.00
Totals                  9     2   0   0   3   8   0  32

Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Culp L(0-1)             7.2   5   2   2   4   3   0  31   2.35
Lee                     0.1   1   1   1   0   0   1   2  27.00
Krausse                 1     2   1   1   0   1   0   6   9.00
Totals                  9     8   4   4   4   4   1  39

Umpires: HP - Bill Haller, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - Bill Kunkel, 3B - Red Flaherty


INDIANS 1ST: Unser lined to second; Leon grounded out (third to
first); A. Johnson flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 1ST: Harper walked; Aparicio grounded out (third to
first) [Harper to second]; Yastrzemski walked; Smith struck out;
Petrocelli lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 0,
Red Sox 0.

INDIANS 2ND: Nettles flied out to center; Chambliss singled to
right; Fosse flied out to left; Bell flied out to left; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Cater made an out to third; Griffin walked; Griffin
stole second; Josephson struck out; Culp struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Red Sox 0.

INDIANS 3RD: Duffy was called out on strikes; Wilcox made an out
to first; Unser grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Indians 0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Harper struck out; Aparicio grounded out (pitcher
to first); Yastrzemski grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Red Sox 0.

INDIANS 4TH: Leon struck out; A. Johnson lined to shortstop;
Nettles made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians
0, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Smith flied out to right; Petrocelli popped to
catcher in foul territory; Cater lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Indians 0, Red Sox 0.

INDIANS 5TH: Chambliss grounded out (first to pitcher); Fosse
walked; Bell lined to third; Duffy walked [Fosse to second];
Wilcox flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 0, Red
Sox 0.

RED SOX 5TH: Griffin flied out to left; Josephson doubled to
center; Culp grounded out (pitcher to first) [Josephson to
third]; Harper struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Red
Sox 0.

INDIANS 6TH: Unser grounded out (first unassisted); Leon
singled; A. Johnson lined into a double play (shortstop to
first) [Leon out at first]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0,
Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 6TH: MCCRAW REPLACED CHAMBLISS (PLAYING 1B); Aparicio
grounded out (third to first); Chris Chambliss left due to an
unknown injury; Yastrzemski lined to left; Smith grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 0, Red
Sox 0.

INDIANS 7TH: Nettles doubled to center; McCraw struck out; Fosse
was walked intentionally; Bell forced Fosse (third to second)
[Nettles to third]; Duffy walked [Bell to second]; Wilcox forced
Duffy (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Indians 0,
Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 7TH: Petrocelli grounded out (shortstop to first); Cater
lined to left; Griffin was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Indians 0, Red Sox 0.

INDIANS 8TH: On a bunt Unser grounded out (catcher to first);
Leon grounded out (third to first); A. Johnson singled to
center; Nettles singled to right [A. Johnson to second]; LEE
REPLACED CULP (PITCHING); McCraw homered [A. Johnson scored,
Nettles scored]; Fosse grounded out (shortstop to first); 3 R, 3
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 3, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 8TH: Josephson singled; BURDA BATTED FOR LEE; Burda was
called out on strikes; Harper struck out; Aparicio forced
Josephson (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians
3, Red Sox 0.

INDIANS 9TH: KRAUSSE REPLACED BURDA (PITCHING); Bell flied out
to left; Duffy singled to center; Wilcox reached on an error by
Cater on a sacrifice bunt [Duffy to second]; Unser singled to
right [Duffy scored, Wilcox to second]; Leon was called out on
strikes; A. Johnson grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Indians 4, Red Sox 0.

RED SOX 9TH: PHILLIPS REPLACED BELL (PLAYING RF); Yastrzemski
grounded out (second to first); Smith flied out to left;
Petrocelli made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 4, Red Sox 0.



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