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Wednesday May 16, 1973
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A sacrifice fly by Mickey Stanley in the 10th inning provided the Tigers with a 6-5 victory over the Red Sox. Mickey Lolich, who is continuing to experience rough going, was knocked out in the eighth when the Red Sox rallied for three runs to tie the score at 5-5. Ike Brown walked for the Tigers in 10th and John Gamble ran for him. With one out, Duke Sims singled and Dick McAuliffe walked to load the bases. Stanley's sacrifice fly followed to give the victory to John Hiller. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 6, Boston Red Sox 5

Game Played on Wednesday, May 16, 1973 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Red Sox      0  1  0    1  0  0    0  3  0    0  -   5  9  0
Tigers       3  0  0    0  2  0    0  0  0    1  -   6  9  1


Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Harper cf,lf          5   0   1   1     0   1   .248      Northrup rf           4   1   0   0     1   1   .263
Guerrero ss           5   1   0   1     0   0   .313      Freehan dh            4   1   0   0     1   1   .316
Yastrzemski lf        5   1   2   2     0   2   .254      G. Brown lf           4   2   2   2     0   0   .250
  Miller cf           0   0   0   0     0   0   .280        I. Brown lf         0   0   0   0     1   0   .182
Cepeda dh             4   0   1   0     1   0   .297        Gamble pr           0   1   0   0     0   0   .000
Petrocelli 3b         4   0   0   0     0   1   .221      N. Cash 1b            5   0   0   0     0   2   .217
Fisk c                4   1   1   1     0   0   .302      Sims c                4   1   3   2     1   0   .302
Cater 1b              4   1   1   0     0   2   .250      McAuliffe 2b          4   0   1   1     1   1   .258
Griffin 2b            4   1   3   0     0   0   .308      Stanley cf            3   0   1   1     1   0   .234
Evans rf              3   0   0   0     0   2   .214      Rodriguez 3b          3   0   0   0     0   1   .186
  Oglivie ph,rf       1   0   0   0     0   1   .268      Brinkman ss           4   0   2   0     0   0   .267
Tiant p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Lolich p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Seelbach p          0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
                                                            Hiller p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               39   5   9   5     1   9             Totals               35   6   9   6     6   6

Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 10,030
Left on Base: Red Sox 5, Tigers 8
DP: Red Sox 1, Tigers 0
Errors: Brinkman
Doubles: Griffin (7), Yastrzemski (7), McAuliffe (7)
Home Runs: Fisk (7), Yastrzemski (6), G. Brown (3), Sims (2)
Stolen Bases: Sims (1)
Caught Stealing: Cepeda (1), Stanley (2)
Sacrifice Flies: Stanley (2)
GIDP: Northrup (2)
Hit by Pitch: Rodriguez (3,by Tiant)


Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Tiant L(4-4)            9.2   9   6   6   6   6   2  43   4.25
Totals                  9.2   9   6   6   6   6   2  43

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Lolich                  7.2   8   5   5   0   6   2  30   4.19
Seelbach                0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   5   0.00
Hiller W(1-2)           1.2   0   0   0   0   3   0   5   3.45
Totals                 10     9   5   5   1   9   2  40

Hit by Pitch: Tiant (3)

Umpires: HP - Red Flaherty, 1B - Marty Springstead, 2B - Bill Kunkel, 3B - Larry Barnett


RED SOX 1ST: Harper grounded out (pitcher to first); Guerrero
popped to first in foul territory; Yastrzemski popped to third
in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Northrup walked; Freehan was called out on strikes;
G. Brown homered [Northrup scored]; N. Cash grounded out (first
to pitcher); Sims homered; McAuliffe grounded out (shortstop to
first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 3.

RED SOX 2ND: Cepeda lined to right; Petrocelli grounded out
(third to first); Fisk homered; Cater struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 2ND: Stanley walked; Stanley was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); Rodriguez flied to left; Brinkman singled
to left; Northrup grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Tigers 3.

RED SOX 3RD: Griffin doubled to left; Evans was called out on
strikes; Harper lined to left; Guerrero flied to right; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 3RD: Freehan grounded out (third to first); G. Brown
grounded out (pitcher to first); N. Cash popped to third; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 1, Tigers 3.

RED SOX 4TH: Yastrzemski homered; Cepeda singled to right;
Petrocelli flied to right; Cepeda was picked off and caught
stealing second (pitcher to first to shortstop to pitcher); Fisk
flied to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 4TH: Sims walked; Sims stole second; McAuliffe struck
out; Stanley flied to left; Rodriguez was hit by a pitch;
Brinkman popped to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 2,
Tigers 3.

RED SOX 5TH: Cater was called out on strikes; Griffin flied to
right; Evans flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2,
Tigers 3.

TIGERS 5TH: Northrup popped to shortstop; Freehan walked; G.
Brown singled to right [Freehan to second]; N. Cash was called
out on strikes; Sims singled to right [Freehan scored, G. Brown
to third]; McAuliffe doubled to right [G. Brown scored, Sims to
third]; Stanley popped to third; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox
2, Tigers 5.

RED SOX 6TH: Harper grounded out (third to first); Guerrero
grounded out (shortstop to first); Yastrzemski struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 6TH: Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first);
Brinkman flied to left; Northrup struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Red Sox 2, Tigers 5.

RED SOX 7TH: Cepeda grounded out (third to first); Petrocelli
struck out; Fisk grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 2, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 7TH: Freehan grounded out (third to first); G. Brown
popped to second; N. Cash struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 2, Tigers 5.

RED SOX 8TH: I. BROWN REPLACED G. BROWN (PLAYING LF); Cater
singled; Griffin singled to center [Cater to second]; Evans
struck out; Harper singled to center [Cater scored, Griffin to
third]; Guerrero forced Harper (third to second) [Griffin
scored]; Yastrzemski doubled [Guerrero scored]; SEELBACH
REPLACED LOLICH (PITCHING); Cepeda was walked intentionally;
Petrocelli forced Cepeda (third to second); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Red Sox 5, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 8TH: Sims grounded out (first to pitcher); McAuliffe
lined to center; Stanley singled to left; Rodriguez struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 5, Tigers 5.

RED SOX 9TH: Fisk grounded out (shortstop to first); Cater
reached on an error by Brinkman; Griffin singled to center
[Cater to second]; OGLIVIE BATTED FOR EVANS; HILLER REPLACED
SEELBACH (PITCHING); Oglivie struck out; Harper struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 5, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 9TH: OGLIVIE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Brinkman
singled to center; On a bunt Northrup grounded into a double
play (pitcher to shortstop to second) [Brinkman out at second];
Freehan flied to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 5, Tigers
5.

RED SOX 10TH: Guerrero popped to catcher in foul territory;
Yastrzemski was called out on strikes; Carl Yastrzemski and
Red Sox Manager Eddie Kasko ejected by HP umpire Red
Flaherty; Cepeda grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 5, Tigers 5.

TIGERS 10TH: HARPER CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); MILLER
REPLACED YASTRZEMSKI (PLAYING CF); I. Brown walked; GAMBLE RAN
FOR I. BROWN; N. Cash flied to left; Sims singled to right
[Gamble to second]; McAuliffe walked [Gamble to third, Sims to
second]; Stanley hit a sacrifice fly to right [Gamble scored]; 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 5, Tigers 6.



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