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Friday September 22, 1972
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Clutch relief performances by Bob Veale and Bobby Bolin enabled the Red Sox to emerge with a 3-2 victory to move one full game ahead of the Tigers in the East Division race. The Red Sox took a 3-0 lead before the Tigers began to threaten. In the first inning, Tommy Harper doubled, Luis Aparicio beat out a bunt and Carl Yastrzemski hit a sacrifice fly. Carlton Fisk singled in the second, took third on a single by Doug Griffin and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lynn McGlothen. Yastrzemski delivered what proved to be the game-winning homer in the third.

The Tigers charged back with a two-run homer by Duke Sims in the sixth and then loaded the bases on singles by Mickey Stanley and Aurelio Rodriguez and a pass to Ed Brinkman. Veale, relieving with one out, struck out pinch-hitter Frank Howard and retired Tony Taylor on a line drive to Rico Petrocelli. In the eighth, Sims singled and Stanley walked, bringing Bolin to the mound. Rodriguez beat outan infield hit to load the bases. Brinkman grounded to Petrocelli, who stepped on third to force Stanley and threw home in time to nail Sims for a double play. Pinch-hitter Jim Northrup then flied out. [The Sporting News]


Boston Red Sox 3, Detroit Tigers 2

Game Played on Friday, September 22, 1972 (Night game) at Fenway Park

Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   2 10  0
Red Sox      1  1  1    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   3  5  0


Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
McAuliffe 2b          3   0   1   0     0   0   .239      Harper cf             3   1   1   0     0   0   .262
  Taylor ph,2b        2   0   0   0     0   1   .292        Miller cf           1   0   0   0     0   1   .211
G. Brown lf           3   0   0   0     0   0   .232      Aparicio ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .253
  Kaline ph,rf        2   0   1   0     0   0   .288      Yastrzemski 1b        2   1   1   2     0   0   .264
Horton rf,lf          5   0   1   0     0   2   .222      Smith rf              3   0   0   0     0   1   .265
Cash 1b               3   1   0   0     1   2   .261      Petrocelli 3b         3   0   0   0     0   0   .246
Sims c                3   1   2   2     1   0   .219      Fisk c                3   1   1   0     0   1   .301
Stanley cf            3   0   2   0     1   0   .235      Evans lf              3   0   0   0     0   0   .400
Rodriguez 3b          4   0   2   0     0   0   .230      Griffin 2b            3   0   1   0     0   0   .260
Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     1   0   .198      McGlothen p           1   0   0   1     0   0   .200
Zachary p             1   0   1   0     1   0   .500        Veale p             0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Haller ph           0   0   0   0     0   0   .207        Bolin p             1   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Howard ph           1   0   0   0     0   1   .247
  Seelbach p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .150
  Northrup ph         1   0   0   0     0   0   .249
  LaGrow p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               34   2  10   2     5   6             Totals               27   3   5   3     0   3

Time of Game: 2:26   Attendance: 34,632
Left on Base: Tigers 10, Red Sox 2
DP: Tigers 0, Red Sox 3
Doubles: McAuliffe (13), Harper (28)
Home Runs: Sims (3), Yastrzemski (9)
Stolen Bases: Griffin (9)
Sacrifice Flies: Yastrzemski (9), McGlothen (1)
GIDP: Rodriguez (13), Cash (9), Brinkman (13)


Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Zachary L(1-1)          5     5   3   3   0   1   1  20   1.57
Seelbach                2     0   0   0   0   1   0   6   2.97
LaGrow                  1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3   1.54
Totals                  8     5   3   3   0   3   1  29

Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
McGlothen W(8-6)        5.1   7   2   2   4   3   1  26   3.23
Veale                   1.2   2   0   0   1   2   0   7   3.52
Bolin SV(4)             2     1   0   0   0   1   0   6   2.86
Totals                  9    10   2   2   5   6   1  39

Umpires: HP - Larry Barnett, 1B - Dave Phillips, 2B - Nestor Chylak, 3B - Jim Evans


TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
G. Brown flied out to center; Horton singled to center; Cash was
called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Red Sox
0.

RED SOX 1ST: Harper doubled to left; On a bunt Aparicio singled
[Harper to third]; Yastrzemski lined out on a sacrifice fly to
center [Harper scored]; Smith struck out; Petrocelli flied out
to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Red Sox 1.

TIGERS 2ND: Sims grounded out (first unassisted); Stanley
singled to left; Rodriguez grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Stanley out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 0, Red Sox 1.

RED SOX 2ND: Fisk singled to center; Evans flied out to right;
Griffin singled to right [Fisk to third]; McGlothen lined out on
a sacrifice fly to left [Fisk scored]; Griffin stole second;
Harper grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Tigers 0, Red Sox 2.

TIGERS 3RD: Brinkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Zachary
walked; McAuliffe made an out to shortstop; G. Brown popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Red
Sox 2.

RED SOX 3RD: Aparicio grounded out (pitcher to first);
Yastrzemski homered; Smith grounded out (shortstop to first);
Petrocelli flied out to left; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Red Sox 3.

TIGERS 4TH: Horton grounded out (shortstop to first); Cash
struck out; Sims walked; Stanley flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 4TH: Fisk grounded out (third to first); Evans made an
out to second; Griffin grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Red Sox 3.

TIGERS 5TH: Rodriguez made an out to shortstop; Brinkman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Zachary singled to left;
McAuliffe doubled to center [Zachary to third]; G. Brown flied
out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 0, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 5TH: McGlothen grounded out (first unassisted); Harper
popped to third in foul territory; Aparicio made an out to
third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Red Sox 3.

TIGERS 6TH: Horton struck out; Cash walked; Sims homered [Cash
scored]; Stanley singled; Rodriguez singled to third [Stanley to
second]; Brinkman walked [Stanley to third, Rodriguez to
second]; HALLER BATTED FOR ZACHARY; VEALE REPLACED MCGLOTHEN
(PITCHING); HOWARD BATTED FOR HALLER; Howard struck out; TAYLOR
BATTED FOR MCAULIFFE; Taylor lined to third; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3
LOB.  Tigers 2, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 6TH: TAYLOR STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); SEELBACH
REPLACED HOWARD (PITCHING); Yastrzemski grounded out (pitcher to
first); Smith popped to first in foul territory; Petrocelli
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2,
Red Sox 3.

TIGERS 7TH: KALINE BATTED FOR G. BROWN; Kaline singled; Horton
struck out; Cash grounded into a double play (second to first)
[Kaline out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Red Sox
3.

RED SOX 7TH: KALINE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); HORTON CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Fisk struck out; Evans flied out to
center; Griffin grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Red Sox 3.

TIGERS 8TH: MILLER REPLACED HARPER (PLAYING CF); Sims singled to
right; Stanley walked [Sims to second]; BOLIN REPLACED VEALE
(PITCHING); Rodriguez singled [Sims to third, Stanley to
second]; Brinkman grounded into a double play (third to catcher)
[Rodriguez to second, Sims out at home, Stanley out at third];
NORTHRUP BATTED FOR SEELBACH; Northrup popped to center; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Tigers 2, Red Sox 3.

RED SOX 8TH: LAGROW REPLACED NORTHRUP (PITCHING); Bolin made an
out to first; Miller struck out; Aparicio grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Red Sox 3.

TIGERS 9TH: Taylor struck out; Kaline grounded out (pitcher to
first); Horton flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Tigers 2, Red Sox 3.



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