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6
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6
1
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5
0
Wednesday, September 21, 1988, 7:35
, Exhibition Stadium
Attendance: 30,344, Time of Game: 2:10
Red Sox
0
86-66
 Lost 1 
1st
at Blue Jays
1
79-74
 Won 1 
5th, 7½ GB
W: Mike Flanagan (12-13)
L: Wes Gardner (8-5)
S: Duane Ward (15)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  6  0
Blue Jays       0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  X    1  4  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jody Reed SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .308 .397 .397 .793 21 12 -0.128 1.21 0.000 -0.128 -0.8 2 4
Marty Barrett 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .280 .324 .333 .658 13 10 -0.140 1.40 0.000 -0.140 -0.8 1 3
Kevin Romine RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .208 .278 .306 .584 11 7 0.003 0.62 0.030 -0.027 0.1 2 0
   Todd Benzinger PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .261 .302 .443 .745 5 3 -0.052 2.09 0.000 -0.052 -0.2
Mike Greenwell LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .335 .425 .545 .970 15 9 0.002 1.37 0.080 -0.078 -0.0 2 0
Ellis Burks CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .298 .371 .486 .857 10 7 -0.032 1.64 0.061 -0.094 -0.5 4 0
Jim Rice DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .331 .397 .728 14 7 -0.221 2.19 0.000 -0.221 -1.1
Larry Parrish 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .213 .267 .351 .618 5 4 -0.100 1.30 0.000 -0.100 -0.6 7 0
Ed Romero 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 .293 .323 .328 .650 10 6 0.020 1.04 0.058 -0.038 0.3 0 1
Rick Cerone C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .277 .336 .372 .707 10 7 -0.115 1.41 0.000 -0.115 -1.0 6 1 GDP
   Dwight Evans PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .303 .378 .485 .863 4 3 0.031 1.02 0.031 0.000 0.1
   Randy Kutcher PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
   Rich Gedman C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .270 .364 .634 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Wes Gardner P 0 0
   Bob Stanley P 0 1
Team Totals 32 0 6 0 1 2 33 .188 .212 .188 .400 118 75 -0.732 1.39 0.260 -0.993 -4.4 24 10
TB: E Romero 2; D Evans; M Greenwell; E Burks; K Romine.
GIDP: R Cerone (6).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 1.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Stanley-M Barrett-J Reed-L Parrish.

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Tony Fernandez SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283 .333 .374 .707 9 6 -0.079 0.74 0.000 -0.079 -0.8 1 5
Lloyd Moseby CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .239 .343 .369 .712 13 8 0.073 0.70 0.116 -0.043 0.4 4 0 3B
Ernie Whitt C 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .248 .345 .397 .742 12 5 0.010 0.75 0.036 -0.025 0.2 2 0
George Bell LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .270 .305 .448 .753 12 7 -0.103 1.03 0.000 -0.103 -1.0 1 0
Fred McGriff 1B 2 0 1 1 0 1 3 .284 .378 .567 .944 9 5 0.060 1.21 0.076 -0.016 0.5 10 0 SB,SF
Rance Mulliniks DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .295 .392 .475 .867 15 10 -0.068 0.71 0.000 -0.068 -0.8
Jesse Barfield RF 2 0 1 0 1 1 3 .246 .306 .433 .739 13 8 0.018 0.95 0.043 -0.025 0.4 5 0
Kelly Gruber 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .276 .326 .434 .760 7 6 -0.118 1.20 0.000 -0.118 -1.4 0 5 GDP
Manuel Lee 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .292 .335 .365 .700 5 4 -0.026 0.70 0.014 -0.039 -0.4 4 3
Mike Flanagan P 0 0
   Duane Ward P 0 0
Team Totals 26 1 4 1 2 7 29 .154 .207 .231 .438 95 59 -0.233 0.89 0.285 -0.516 -2.9 27 13
3B: L Moseby (7, off W Gardner).
SF: F McGriff (4, off W Gardner).
TB: L Moseby 3; M Lee; F McGriff; J Barfield.
GIDP: K Gruber (19).
RBI: F McGriff (81).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 0 for 3.
Fielding
DP: 1. K Gruber-M Lee-F McGriff.
Baserunning
SB: F McGriff (5, 2nd base off W Gardner/R Cerone).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Wes Gardner, L (8-5) 6.1 4 1 1 2 7 0 3.40 25 85 52 29 11 12 4 12 5 0 66 0.133 0.92 1.5
Bob Stanley 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.19 4 10 7 5 0 2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0.100 0.68 1.4
Team Totals 8 4 1 1 2 7 0 1.12 29 95 59 34 11 14 7 13 6 0 66 2 0 0.233 0.89 2.9

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Flanagan, W (12-13) 8 4 0 0 1 1 0 4.05 28 98 62 43 4 15 11 15 4 0 74 0.573 1.12 3.9
Duane Ward, S (15) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.35 5 20 13 9 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.159 2.91 0.5
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 33 118 75 52 6 17 13 17 5 0 74 0 0 0.732 1.39 4.4
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Terry Cooney, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 2:10.
Attendance: 30,344.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 55° F, Wind 10mph out to Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Toronto Blue Jays
1 Jody Reed SS 1 Tony Fernandez SS
2 Marty Barrett 2B 2 Lloyd Moseby CF
3 Kevin Romine RF 3 Ernie Whitt C
4 Mike Greenwell LF 4 George Bell LF
5 Ellis Burks CF 5 Fred McGriff 1B
6 Jim Rice DH 6 Rance Mulliniks DH
7 Larry Parrish 1B 7 Jesse Barfield RF
8 Ed Romero 3B 8 Kelly Gruber 3B
9 Rick Cerone C 9 Manuel Lee 2B
Wes Gardner P Mike Flanagan P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t9 0-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Rice D. Ward 14% 100% Flyball: RF
b4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR L. Moseby W. Gardner 12% 68% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  OO BOS R. Cerone M. Flanagan 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t9 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Barrett D. Ward 7% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 1-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO TOR K. Gruber B. Stanley -7% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-SS-1B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 7,(3-2)  O BOS J. Reed M. Flanagan 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Barrett M. Flanagan 2% 54% Flyball: RF
t1 0-0 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS K. Romine M. Flanagan 1% 55% Flyball: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez W. Gardner -2% 53% Lineout: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR L. Moseby W. Gardner -2% 51% Flyball: CF
b1 0-0 2 --- 3,(2-0)  O TOR E. Whitt W. Gardner -1% 50% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS M. Greenwell M. Flanagan -4% 46% Walk
t2 0-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS E. Burks M. Flanagan 4% 50% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t2 0-0 1 1-- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Rice M. Flanagan 3% 53% Lineout: RF
t2 0-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS L. Parrish M. Flanagan 2% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 4-5-6
b2 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O TOR G. Bell W. Gardner -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b2 0-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR F. McGriff W. Gardner -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-0 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks W. Gardner -1% 50% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 8-9-1
t3 0-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS E. Romero M. Flanagan -4% 46% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t3 0-0 0 1-- 7,(2-2)  OO BOS R. Cerone M. Flanagan 8% 54% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
t3 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS J. Reed M. Flanagan 1% 55% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 7-8-9
b3 0-0 0 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR J. Barfield W. Gardner -2% 53% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
b3 0-0 1 --- 3,(0-2)  O TOR K. Gruber W. Gardner -2% 51% Strikeout Swinging
b3 0-0 2 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR M. Lee W. Gardner 1% 53% Single to LF (Line Drive)
b3 0-0 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O TOR T. Fernandez W. Gardner -3% 50% Lineout: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 2-3-4
t4 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS M. Barrett M. Flanagan 3% 53% Flyball: CF
t4 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS K. Romine M. Flanagan -3% 50% Single to P (Line Drive)
t4 0-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS M. Greenwell M. Flanagan 3% 53% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
t4 0-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O BOS E. Burks M. Flanagan 3% 56% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 2-3-4
b4 0-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TOR L. Moseby W. Gardner 12% 68% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b4 0-0 0 --3 6,(3-2)  TOR E. Whitt W. Gardner 4% 71% Walk
b4 0-0 0 1-3 3,(0-2)  O TOR G. Bell W. Gardner -7% 64% Strikeout Swinging
b4 0-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO TOR F. McGriff W. Gardner 2% 67% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Moseby Scores
b4 1-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks W. Gardner -2% 64% Strikeout Swinging
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 6-7-8
t5 0-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Rice M. Flanagan 3% 68% Flyball: RF
t5 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS L. Parrish M. Flanagan 2% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
t5 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  BOS E. Romero M. Flanagan -2% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive)
t5 0-1 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BOS R. Cerone M. Flanagan 3% 71% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 7-8-9
b5 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  TOR J. Barfield W. Gardner 3% 74% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b5 1-0 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TOR K. Gruber W. Gardner -3% 71% Flyball: CF
b5 1-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O TOR M. Lee W. Gardner -3% 69% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
b5 1-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez W. Gardner -2% 67% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 1-2-3
t6 0-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Reed M. Flanagan 4% 70% Flyball: 1B
t6 0-1 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Barrett M. Flanagan 3% 73% Flyball: RF
t6 0-1 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS K. Romine M. Flanagan 2% 74% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 2-3-4
b6 1-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TOR L. Moseby W. Gardner -2% 72% Strikeout Swinging
b6 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR E. Whitt W. Gardner -1% 71% Groundout: 2B-1B
b6 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR G. Bell W. Gardner -1% 70% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 4-5-6
t7 0-1 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Greenwell M. Flanagan 4% 74% Groundout: 3B-1B
t7 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS E. Burks M. Flanagan 3% 77% Flyball: CF
t7 0-1 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Rice M. Flanagan 2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Wes Gardner facing 5-6-7
b7 1-0 0 --- 3,(2-0)  TOR F. McGriff W. Gardner 3% 82% Single to RF (Line Drive)
b7 1-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TOR R. Mulliniks W. Gardner 3% 85% McGriff Steals 2B
b7 1-0 0 -2- 7,(3-2)  O TOR R. Mulliniks W. Gardner -4% 81% Flyball: LF
b7 1-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  TOR J. Barfield W. Gardner 1% 82% Walk
Bob Stanley replaces Wes Gardner pitching
b7 1-0 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO TOR K. Gruber B. Stanley -7% 75% Ground Ball Double Play: P-2B-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Mike Flanagan facing 7-8-9
t8 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS L. Parrish M. Flanagan 5% 81% Groundout: 3B-1B
t8 0-1 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS E. Romero M. Flanagan 4% 84% Flyball: CF
Dwight Evans pinch hits for Rick Cerone (C) batting 9th
t8 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS D. Evans M. Flanagan -3% 81% Single to LF (Line Drive)
Randy Kutcher pinch runs for Dwight Evans (PH) batting 9th
t8 0-1 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Reed M. Flanagan 6% 87% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Ahead 1-0, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 9-1-2
Rich Gedman replaces Randy Kutcher (PR) playing C batting 9th
b8 1-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TOR M. Lee B. Stanley -1% 86% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TOR T. Fernandez B. Stanley -1% 85% Groundout: SS-1B
b8 1-0 2 --- 4,(2-1)  O TOR L. Moseby B. Stanley -1% 84% Lineout: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-1, Blue Jays' Duane Ward facing 2-3-4
Duane Ward replaces Mike Flanagan pitching
t9 0-1 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS M. Barrett D. Ward 7% 91% Groundout: 2B-1B
Todd Benzinger pinch hits for Kevin Romine (RF) batting 3rd
t9 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS T. Benzinger D. Ward 5% 96% Strikeout Swinging
t9 0-1 2 --- 4,(1-2)  BOS M. Greenwell D. Ward -4% 92% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t9 0-1 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  BOS E. Burks D. Ward -6% 86% Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Greenwell to 2B
t9 0-1 2 12- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Rice D. Ward 14% 100% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Blue Jays 1.

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