75 YEARS & A FENWAY HANGOVER ...
The Sox come from behind
for a second straight night against the Twins

June 3, 1987 ... The Red Sox pulled out a 7-6, 10-inning victory over the Minnesota Twins, who left town wondering if they'd awakened a sleeping giant.

The Sox once trailed in this contest, 6-2. But last-gasp revivals are becoming the norm for this club. Tonight's business as usual included Mike Greenwell's game-tying two-run homer in the ninth and Wade Boggs' game-winning single in the 10th that brought a happy ending to the 3-hour 37-minute marathon for 20,638 Fenway Park fans.

Boggs' single scored Ed Romero from second base and made a loser of Joseph Klink, the fifth Minnesota pitcher. Romero had drawn a walk (the 11th of the game and 23d in two nights issued by the Twins) with one out in the 10th, and moved to second with two out on a single by Marty Barrett. Boggs followed with a bouncing single up the middle that was just out of the reach of second baseman Al Newman.

As big as Boggs' hit in the 10th was, it paled in comparison to the line-drive blast by Greenwell in the ninth off Twins relief ace Jeff Reardon. His sixth homer of the year, which struck the right-field foul pole, came with two out, and Jim Rice, who had walked, on base. So instead of losing a game in which they stranded 12 runners, the Sox tied it, 6-6. It was the second time in 24 hours they had victimized Reardon in the ninth. On Tuesday, Bill Buckner stroked a two-run, two-out single that gave Boston a 6-5 triumph.

It was Boston's first extra-inning victory of the year, and the third straight win on its last at-bat. Reliever Calvin Schiraldi has won all three of those games.

 

F   E   N   W   A   Y     P   A   R   K

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
 

MINNESOTA TWINS

0

0

0

1

2

0

2

1

0

0

 

6

14

0

 
 

BOSTON RED SOX

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

2

1

 

7

10

0

 

 

W-Calvin Schiraldi (4-3)
L-Joe Klink (0-1)
Attendance - 20,638

 2B-Smalley (Minn), Barrett (Bost)

 HR-Hrbek (Minn), Rice (Bost), Greenwell (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Dave Henderson rf 3 0 0 .225  

 

Marty Barrett 2b 5 0 2 .199  

 

Wade Boggs 3b 5 0 2 .347  

 

Jim Rice lf 3 2 1 .254  

 

Mike Greenwell dh 4 3 2 .282  

 

Dwight Evans rf 5 1 2 .299  

 

Bill Buckner 1b 5 0 1 .251  

 

Rich Gedman c 4 0 0 .165  

 

Spike Owen ss 1 0 0 .205  

 

Don Baylor ph 0 0 0 .221  

 

Ed Romero pr/ss 0 1 0 .288  

 

    IP H ER BB SO  

 

Bob Stanley 6 10 5 0 2  

 

Wes Gardner 0.2 1 0 1 0  

 

Tom Bolton 1.1 3 1 0 2  

 

Calvin Schiraldi 2 0 0 1 1  

 

 

         

 

 

 

1987 A.L. EAST STANDINGS

 

 

New York Yankees

33 19 -

 

 

Toronto Blue Jays

30 20 2

 

 

Milwaukee Brewers

27 21 4

 

 

Baltimore Orioles

27 25 6

 

 

Detroit Tigers

25 24 6 1/2

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

24

28

9

 

 

Cleveland Indians

17 35 16