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Thursday May 17, 1973
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Tony Taylor, who went into the game batting only .173, smashed a homer in the eighth inning to give the Tigers a 1-0 victory over the Red Sox in a duel between Jim Perry and John Curtis. The shutout was Perry's first of the season. [The Sporting News]


Detroit Tigers 1, Boston Red Sox 0

Game Played on Thursday, May 17, 1973 (Night game) at Tiger Stadium

Red Sox      0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  6  0
Tigers       0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  x  -   1  9  1


Red Sox              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Tigers               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Harper lf             3   0   0   0     1   1   .241      Taylor 2b             4   1   2   1     0   0   .196
Guerrero ss           4   0   1   0     0   0   .300      Rodriguez 3b          4   0   0   0     0   0   .180
Yastrzemski 1b        4   0   1   0     0   0   .254      Kaline rf             4   0   3   0     0   0   .256
Cepeda dh             4   0   1   0     0   0   .295        Gamble pr           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Petrocelli 3b         4   0   0   0     0   1   .208        Northrup rf         0   0   0   0     0   0   .263
Fisk c                4   0   1   0     0   1   .300      Freehan 1b            3   0   1   0     1   0   .316
Griffin 2b            4   0   1   0     0   0   .306      Howard dh             4   0   0   0     0   1   .196
Miller cf             3   0   0   0     1   0   .250      Sims c                3   0   2   0     0   0   .326
Evans rf              2   0   1   0     1   1   .224      Stanley cf            3   0   0   0     0   0   .227
  Smith ph            1   0   0   0     0   0   .290      I. Brown lf           3   0   1   0     0   0   .214
Curtis p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000      Brinkman ss           3   0   0   0     0   0   .259
                                                          Perry p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               33   0   6   0     3   4             Totals               31   1   9   1     1   1

Time of Game: 2:11   Attendance:  9,236
Left on Base: Red Sox 9, Tigers 7
DP: Red Sox 2, Tigers 1
Errors: Brinkman
Doubles: Cepeda (6), Kaline (4)
Home Runs: Taylor (2)
Stolen Bases: Taylor (4)
GIDP: Sims (2), Brinkman (4)


Red Sox                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Curtis L(1-4)           8     9   1   1   1   1   1  32   2.87
Totals                  8     9   1   1   1   1   1  32

Tigers                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Perry W(5-2)            9     6   0   0   3   4   0  36   1.87
Totals                  9     6   0   0   3   4   0  36

Wild Pitches: Perry (1)

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


RED SOX 1ST: Harper flied to center; Guerrero grounded out
(shortstop to first); Yastrzemski singled to right; Cepeda flied
to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 1ST: Taylor grounded out (shortstop to first); Rodriguez
lined to second; Kaline doubled to right; Freehan walked; Howard
flied to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Petrocelli grounded out (shortstop to first); Fisk
popped to third in foul territory; Griffin lined to first; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Sims singled to left; Stanley flied to left; I.
Brown forced Sims (shortstop to second); Brinkman popped to
catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0,
Tigers 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Miller grounded out (first unassisted); Evans
struck out (catcher to first); Harper grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Taylor grounded out (third to first); Rodriguez
popped to first in foul territory; Kaline grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

RED SOX 4TH: Guerrero grounded out (shortstop to first);
Yastrzemski grounded out (second to first); Cepeda doubled to
right; Perry threw a wild pitch [Cepeda to third]; Petrocelli
grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0,
Tigers 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Freehan flied to right; Howard grounded out (first
unassisted); Sims singled to left; Stanley forced Sims (third to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

RED SOX 5TH: Fisk struck out; Griffin grounded out (second to
first); Miller flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red Sox
0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 5TH: I. Brown grounded out (second to first); Brinkman
grounded out (third to first); Taylor singled to center; Taylor
stole second; Rodriguez grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

RED SOX 6TH: Evans walked; Harper was called out on strikes;
Guerrero singled to right [Evans to second]; Yastrzemski lined
into a double play (second to shortstop) [Evans out at second];
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 6TH: Kaline singled to left; Freehan singled to center
[Kaline to second]; Howard was called out on strikes; Sims
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Freehan out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Red Sox 0,
Tigers 0.

RED SOX 7TH: Cepeda flied to right; Petrocelli was called out on
strikes; Fisk singled to left; Griffin singled to center [Fisk
to third]; Miller grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 7TH: Stanley popped to left; I. Brown singled to
shortstop; Brinkman grounded into a double play (third to second
to first) [I. Brown out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Red
Sox 0, Tigers 0.

RED SOX 8TH: Evans singled to right; Harper walked [Evans to
second]; On a bunt Guerrero forced Evans (pitcher to shortstop)
[Harper to second]; Yastrzemski forced Guerrero (shortstop to
second) [Harper to third]; Cepeda forced Yastrzemski (second
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 8TH: Taylor homered; Rodriguez flied to center; Kaline
singled to left; GAMBLE RAN FOR KALINE; Freehan popped to
shortstop; Howard grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.

RED SOX 9TH: NORTHRUP REPLACED GAMBLE (PLAYING RF); Petrocelli
popped to center; Fisk flied to center; Griffin reached on an
error by Brinkman; Miller walked [Griffin to second]; SMITH
BATTED FOR EVANS; Smith grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0
H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Red Sox 0, Tigers 1.



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