Eddie Kasko became the 13th manager under Tom Yawkey's ownership in 1970. Kasko, a former infielder, who resembled a college professor more than a ballplayer, took the opposite approach of Dick Williams. At spring training he eliminated the volleyball games and instead instituted what he termed "Fun Days". It included baseball drills but left plenty of time for fishing and golf. Everything was blissful and contented with the Red Sox once more.
Seven players hit at least 16 homers, and the Red Sox hit, a then-club record, 203 home runs. Rico Petrocelli didnít hit forty home runs as he had in í69, but the 27-year-old shortstop still hit 29 home runs and finished with 103 RBI. Reggie Smith was only 25 years old, but the centerfielder was already established as one of the gameís bright young stars. The 1970 MLB season furthered that, as Smith finished with an on-base percentage of .361 and a slugging percentage of .497. George Scott had a breakout year at third base, finishing with numbers of .355/.467, while second baseman Mike Andrews continued to be a solid sparkplug, with a .344 OBP.
There was excitement in the Conigliaro household, with two brothers playing for the home town team. Billy performed admirably, playing the bulk of his games in left field. He saw action in center and right as well, while Tony had the best year of his career. Tony combined with his brother Billy to hit 54 home runs, which still stands as a single-season record for two relatives playing for the same team.
Carl Yastrzemski turned 30 and he moved to first base, to make room for Tony Conigliaro's younger brother, Billy to play in left. Yaz narrowly missed another batting title, but lost out by fractions of a point after playing through a twisted ankle. He led the league in both on-base percentage and slugging, and matched the 40 home runs he'd hit in 1969.
For the third straight year, the Red Sox were a winning team that could score runs. They were also a team with pitching problems that ended up light-years behind the best in the AL East.
Although Jim Lonborg quickly won four straight games, as the sportswriters began to say this was his comeback, his arm started aching again. The Red Sox eventually put him on waivers and sent him down to AAA Louisville. Trainer Buddy Leroux said that Lonborg had already been injected with enough cortisone to last a year, and after that, he needed a huge assist from mother nature.
The pitching staff was led by Ray Culp (17-14), Gary Peters (16-11) and Sonny Siebert (15-8). No major part of the staff finished with an ERA under 3.00. Culp came the closest, at 3.04 in over 250 innings pitched. Sonny Siebert clocked in at 3.44 in 222 innings of work. Gary Peters took his turn reliably, logging over 220 innings, but ended up at 4.06. The trio accounted for 48 of the team's 87 victories. Mike Nagy, a 22-year-old arm that had shown promise in 1969 in limited work, ended up at 4.48 in his twenty starts. And the only reliever with any consistency at all, was Sparky Lyle, who saved 20 games, but even here the ERA was pretty high at 3.88.
The Sox opened at Yankee Stadium on April 7th, with Gary Peters shutting out the Yanks 4-0 in the sixth inning. Peters had been traded from the White Sox, in December, along with Don Pavletich, from the White Sox for Syd O'Brien and Billy Farmer. The Sox went on to win their opener, 4 to 3, after Bill Lee had almost given all of the lead away.
On April 10th, in Washington, Jim Lonborg led the Sox, beating the Senators, 4 to 1. Carl Yastrzemski's bloop double put the Sox in the lead and Rico Petrocelli's ninth inning double added some insurance.
The Sox home opener was an offensive explosion on April 14th. Reggie Smith slammed a double, a triple, and a homer, while making a perfect peg that cut down a Yankee baserunner. It made a winner of Ray Culp, 8 to 3. Jim Lonborg won his second game the next day. Two days later, the Yanks jumped on Sonny Siebert for a 4-0 lead. But the Sox came back to win, 8 to 5. Mike Andrews and Rico Petrocelli led the attack with home runs, in the three game sweep of New York. But the big story was the Sox bullpen, who had only given up one run, thus far, in 22 2/3 innings.
On April 25th, Gary Peters threw the first shut-out of the season for the Sox, on four hits, 3-0, over the Milwaukee Brewers. Mike Andrews and George Scott homered for the Sox to gain a doubleheader split.
The Sox then completed a four game sweep of the Oakland Athletics. On April 27th, Reggie Smith's 8th inning homer brought the Sox back from behind and won the game 4 to 3. Reggie (.339 BA) had three hits including a triple. Home runs by Tony Conigliaro and Mike Andrews, gave Bill Lee his first Sox win of the year, on April 28th. In the third game Sonny Siebert struck out nine batters in five innings, before getting ejected for throwing at a batter, which resulted in a brawl. In the final game on April 30th, Sparky Lyle racked up his sixth save while Gary Peters earned his third win. The Sox had homers by Rico Petrocelli, Billy Conigliaro and George Scott, who also had two doubles.
The Sox (11-8) were in third place, 2 games behind the Orioles, as April ended.
May started with an 8 to 3 blasting of the Angels at Fenway. George Scott had three hits, including a home run, while Carl Yastrzemski knocked out two homers and Reggie Smith added another. Ray Culp did some stylish pitching, retiring 17 straight batters.
On May 5th, the Sox started a road trip in Milwaukee. Sonny Siebert shutout the Brewers, 6 to 0, on three hits, facing only 29 men. Then on May 9th in Oakland, Tony Conigliaro hit a winning two run homer in the ninth inning, giving Siebert another win, 5 to 3. But the Red Sox struggled, the lowlight being this 2-7 road trip in Milwaukee, Oakland and the California Angels, with the Aís being the only good team in that group.
On May 16th Carl Yastrzemski hit a home run that was one of the longest ever hit at Fenway Park. The ball traveled all the way out of the park to straightaway center, passing to the right of the flagpole. The three run blast carried the Sox to a 6 to 2 victory over the Indians. Only four other players had ever cleared the wall in center, to the right of the flagpole (Jimmy Foxx, Hank Greenberg, Mickey Mantle, and Bill Skowron).
On May 19th, Tony Conigliaro lined a drive off the wall, with the bases loaded in the 9th inning, and the Sox defeated the Tigers, 5 to 4. Tony had hit safely in the last eight games, while Yaz slammed his 10th homer into the centerfield bleachers.
Then, with a record of 16-19, the Sox lost three of four to the front-running Baltimore Orioles. But on May 24th, Sonny Siebert turned in an 11 strikeout performance in beating the Orioles, 4 to 3, to end a five game losing streak.
On May 25th, Carl Yastrzemski, who had gone 0-for-20, hit one of his rare cheap home runs, just inside the Pesky Pole, to break a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning, as the Sox beat the Senators 5 to 3. It made Bill Lee the winning pitcher.
The Red Sox came up with three runs in the 9th inning to beat the White Sox, 4 to 3 on May 29th. Billy Conigliaro scored two runs with a bases loaded single, but it was Gerry Moses' single that scored Mike Andrews with the game winner.
The next day, Vicente Romo lived every pitcher's dream.
He cranked out his first major league homer in the sixth
inning, that snapped a 5-5 tie, and earned his third win
against no losses, as the Sox beat the White Sox again, 7
And so, the Sox reached the end of May with a record of 20-25 and were 11 1/2 back of the Orioles very quickly, after being only two games out on May 1st.
June started with Ray Culp beating the Twins, 5 to 1 on June 2nd. He fanned nine, getting four strikeouts in the last two innings. Mike Andrews collected four hits and Billy Conigliaro slammed his third homer. Sonny Siebert duplicated that win on June 4th, again beating the Twins 5 to 1. Andrews singled and homered, while Billy C. smashed another home run on a wicked smash to left center.
Carl Yastrzemski's two run homer was instrumental in beating the Royals, 4 to 2, on June 5th. The Sox made it five straight by sweeping the Royals in a doubleheader on June 7th. Rico Petrocelli's eighth inning grandslam produced a 5 to 2 victory in the second game. Tony C. had three singles and 3 RBIs to help the Sox win the first game, 7 to 4.
In an exhibition game against the Expos on June 8th, Jim Lonborg walked off the mound with his arm in pain. He was sent back to Boston to be examined and put on the DL. Meanwhile the Sox bought pitcher Cal Koonce from the Mets.
On June 10th, the Red Sox beat the White Sox in 14 innings at Comiskey Park. The 7 to 6 win came as a result of Rico Petrocelli's second grandslam in three games. Tony Conigliaro's homer tied in the ninth inning, scoring Carl Yastrzemski, to send the game into extra innings. The win went to Vicente Romo (5-0).
In Minnesota on June 13th, George Thomas had three hits, while the Sox were winning 6 to 4. Billy Conigliaro knocked in two runs, to put the Sox ahead, in the sixth inning.
On June 16th, in Kansas City, it was deja vu. Mike Andrews took his turn to be the hero. He also hit a grandslam that won the game for the Sox, in the ninth inning. Again, the score was 7 to 5. But Reggie Smith really won the game when he hit the wall chasing down a fly ball, and kept the baseball in his glove, for the final out of the game. Ken Brett threw a complete game, three hitter against the Royals the next night, winning 3 to 1.
Back at Fenway, the Sox faced the Yankees on June 19th. Sonny Siebert was pitching a no-hitter going into the 9th inning, with the Sox leading 7-0, thanks to a leadoff homer by Mike Andrews, and back-to-back dingers by Reggie Smith and Carl Yastrzemski. But very quickly the score was 7 to 4, and Sparky Lyle had be called on to put out the fire.
The Sox lost three of the four games played against the Yankees and the squared off against the first place Orioles at Fenway.
The four game set, pretty much summarized the season. On June 22nd, they lost the first game, 9 to 8, after blowing a 6-0 lead. The Orioles tied up the game, slamming Ken Brett in the sixth inning. Tony Conigliaro's homer put the Sox ahead the next inning and they got an insurance run in the eighth inning, making it 8 to 6. But in the ninth inning, Sparky Lyle and Cal Koonce couldn't hold on, and let Baltimore score three runs to win the game.
In the second game against the Orioles, Ray Culp gave another outstanding performance, holding Baltimore to three hits, winning 5 to 1. The Sox took the lead in the fourth inning on George Scott's double and Tom Satriano's single, and then blew the game open in the fifth inning, when Tony C. and Rico slammed back-to-back homers.
The third game was a thriller on June 24th. Dick Schofield cleared the bases with a triple, while the Sox were scoring five runs in the seventh inning, beating the Orioles, 6 to 5.
Red Sox pitchers blew a big lead in the final game. The Sox were beating the Orioles, 7 to 0, and struggled to keep the lead, finally losing, 13 to 8, in fourteen innings. Sparky Lyle had a 7 to 5 lead going into the ninth inning. He gave up a homer to Merv Rettenmund, a base hit to Brooks Robinson, threw a wild pitch, and let a hitter with a .198 BA, Andy Etchebarren, single in the tying run.
Then in the 14th inning, Etchebarren reached Jose Santiago for a bunt single. Jose walked Paul Blair next and gave up a hit to Don Buford, that scored Etchebarren. From there it was all downhill. Cal Koonce walked Terry Crowley and gave up three consecutive hits that scored five more runs. Billy Conigliaro homered in the bottom of the inning, but the Sox pitchers had blown another game and were 11 games behind.
Well, on to New York, where Gary Peters, with perfect control, shut out the Yankees, 4 to 0. He didn't walk a batter and allowed five singles on June 27th. The next day, the Sox split a doubleheader. A big three run homer by Carl Yastrzemski gave Ken Brett all he needed, winning 5 to 3 in the first game, before the second game was lost, 8 to 2.
At Fenway, two-run homers by Carl Yastrzemski and George Scott carried the Sox to a 6 to 5 win over the Senators, to start July. In the next game, on July 2nd, Gary Peters threw another shutout, beating Washington, 5 to 0. Billy Conigliaro slugged his eighth homer, but three runs were driven in by Yaz, with a two-run homer and an RBI ground ball out.
On July 3rd, the Sox swept the Indians in a doubleheader, putting the Sox over the .500 mark for the first time in almost a month. Ray Culp turned in a pretty five-hit performance, which was turned into a 2-1 victory by Yaz's clutch homer in the eighth inning. In the second game, the Sox fell behind and came back to win, 5-4.
The Indians were victimized in the next game, 5 to 1. Sonny Siebert only allowed two hits, while the July 4th fireworks were provided by four home runs off the bats of Billy Conigliaro, Mike Andrews, Reggie Smith and Tony Conigliaro.
The Sox swept the Indians and made it six straight, winning 8 to 4. John Kennedy highlighted the game when he ripped an inside-the-park homer, in his first at bat for the Red Sox, since being purchased from the Brewers.
On the road, the Sox lost 3 of 4 to the Tigers. In Cleveland, Carl Yastrzemski's bat did the talking, hitting his 21st home run to lead the Sox to a 7 to 1 victory on July 10th. Two days later the Sox swept a doubleheader from the Indians, 6 to 2 and 8 to 2. In the first game, Tony Conigliaro hit his 17th homer driving in his 49th and 50th RBIs. Rico Petrocelli slammed his 15th HR for his 57th RBI.
The Sox (44-41) concluded the first half in 4th place, 9 games behind Baltimore.
The All Star Game was played in Cincinnati, and the National League beat the American League, 5 to 4 in 12 innings. This was the game where Pete Rose flattened Ray Fosse on a play at the plate. Carl Yastrzemski was named the game's MVP, playing seven innings in center field, and the rest of the game at first base. He had three singles and a double in six trips to the plate. It was only the fourth time a player had four hits in the All Star Game.
A dinky sacrifice fly by George Scott concluded a game in which the Brewers and Red Sox each tried to give it back. It scored Yaz in the 10th inning, for a 6 to 5 Sox victory, on July 16th. Billy Conigliaro slammed two homers in the game. Billy drove in three runs as did Dick Schofield, the next day, when the Sox again beat Milwaukee, 8 to 2.
On July 22nd, the Sox swept a doubleheader from the Angels at Fenway. Carl Yastrzemski continued his torrid hitting, going 6 for 8, with three hits in each game, hiking his average up to .323
After losing two games in Milwaukee, the Sox helped Gary Peters win his 100th major league game, 12-5 on July 26th. Yaz (27 HRs) hit a three-run homer and Tony C. clouted two into the center field bleachers.
George Thomas provided the punch for all the Sox runs, as Ray Culp defeated the A's, 4 to 1, in Oakland, on July 29th. Thomas knocked in three runs with two hits, and broke up a double play that allowed the fourth run to score.
July ended with Sonny Siebert pitching his best game as a member of the Red Sox, beating the California Angels, 2 to 0 in Anaheim. He gave up just one hit, walking only two, and retiring 16 straight men from the 5th inning to the 9th inning. During July he posted a 1.64 ERA.
Two lost games to the Orioles, in Baltimore, on August 4th and 5th, pushed the Sox 14 games behind.
At Fenway on August 9th, the Sox exploded against the Tigers. Back-to-back homers by Rico Petrocelli and Billy Conigliaro off Mickey Lolich, helped Gary Wagner win the game, 7 to 4. The next day the Sox survived a 7-run 9th inning rally by the Tigers, to hold on and win, 11-10. Billy C. drove in four runs with a homer and two singles, while Tony C. pushed across three runs with a single and two sacrifice flies.
In a doubleheader against the Royals, on August 12th, Carl Yastrzemski's 31st homer and a double, accounted for five runs, in the Sox 7-4 win, in the first game. Kansas City came back to take the nitecap, 4 to 3. Yaz slugged another homer, a two-run smash, and a single to help Ray Culp win his 13th game the next day. Culp had won seven of his last nine.
Sox bats helped Cal Koonce beat the White Sox on August 17th, 7 to 2. Reggie Smith knocked in three runs with a homer and a single. Mike Andrews and Tony C. knocked in two runs apiece. Conig had a homer and a double while Andrews collected two doubles and a single. Andrews and Smith stayed hot and rapped out three hits apiece in the next game against the White Sox, with Boston winning 8 to 4.
Gary Peters (13-7) was staked to a 6-0 lead thanks to Reggie Smith on August 22nd against the Royals. Reggie vaulted into second place in the AL batting race, going three for four, including his 20th homer. Reggie was batting .321, second only to Yaz at .324, as the Sox beat the Royals, 8 to 1.
In Minnesota on August 25th, Tony Conigliaro powered his 25th homer in the eighth inning to give the Sox a 1-0 win over the Twins.
Reggie Smith's bat was the difference again in Chicago. On August 28th, he slammed his 21st homer and it gave Boston a 5 to 2 lead that eventually became a 5 to 4 win. Two days later the Red Sox swept a doubleheader from the hapless White Sox. The first game was a 21-11 massacre. Boston set team seasonal records in runs scored (22) and in an inning (18). Mike Andrews collected six hits for the afternoon and his 15th homer broke a 1-1 tie in second game. In the first game, Reggie and George Scott each had four hits and 4 RBIs. Yaz blasted his 35th homer, a three-run shot.
August concluded at Fenway, with a 4-2 win over the Tigers. Ray Culp, who singled in the tie-breaking run, won his 14th game.
On "Family Night" at Fenway on September 2nd, the Sox won the second game of a day/night doubleheader over the Tigers, 10 to 1. In the afternoon game, the Sox blew the lead and lost, 6 to 4. Cal Koonce was the winner in the second game, singling home two runs and scoring another himself. Yaz also slugged out his 36th homer.
In the final game of the series against Detroit, Ken Brett gained his sixth win in thirteen decisions, winning 5 to 2. Two run homers by Rico Petrocelli (24th) and Reggie Smith (22nd) kept Brett comfortable.
The Orioles threw more dirt on the Sox grave in a three-game series at Fenway. On September 4th, the Orioles won 8 to 6 and the next day won 3 to 2. But the Red Sox scored a walk-off, 9 to 8, win in the final game, on a wild pitch with the bases loaded, in the ninth inning. The Sox were now 17 1/2 games behind Baltimore.
Yaz knocked out his 37th homer and Tony C. hit his 29th when the Sox split a doubleheader with the Indians in Cleveland, on September 7th. In the final game of the series, the next night, Ken Brett handcuffed the Indians for 8 1/3 innings and slammed a 405 ft homer, to lead the Sox to a 4 to 3 victory. He struck out eight, walked three and gave up seven hits.
In Detroit, on September 9th, Mike Nagy put on another display that made him such a promising rookie in 1969. He hurled the Sox to a 4 to 1 victory in Detroit, scattering just four hits. The Sox pummeled the Tigers, 14-0, in the next game. Mike Andrews and Carl Yastrzemski led the 15 hit strafing of five Tiger pitchers, banging out three hits apiece, and knocking in nine runs. They each slugged a three run homer. Yaz's three hits lifted his league leading batting average to .324
The Sox traveled to Baltimore on September 12th and lost three straight to the AL East leaders, falling 20 games behind. Against the 2nd place Yankees, the Sox lost a doubleheader in New York on September 15th. In the next game, rookie pitcher Rogelio Moret picked up his first major league win, in relief, 3 to 1.
In the final game of the Yankees series, Tony Conigliaro knocked in a couple of runs to move him over 100 RBIs for the first time in his career, and Tom Satriano drove in the winning run as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning, with the Sox being 5-4 victors and gaining a series split.
The Sox took two from the Senators in a doubleheader sweep on September 19th. Billy Conigliaro hit a game winning homer in the second game to give the Sox an 11-3 victory. The first game was won, 7-3, with Ken Brett striking out a career high 11 batters. George Scott and Tony C. also homered, giving the Sox a record-breaking 108 homers at Fenway Park for a season. The next day, Ray Culp earned his 100th career win in beating Washington, 3 to 1, on five hits, with seven strikeouts, for a series sweep.
On September 21st, the Sox beat the Indians, 2 to 1. Carl Yastrzemski hit his 40th homer, for the third time in 10 years, giving him 100 RBIs for the season. The second run was provided by Rico Petrocelli, for his 99th RBI. The next day the Sox knocked around Sam McDowell for 10 hits and 8 runs in the first four innings. When it was over, the Sox walked away with an 8-2 victory, for their seventh straight. Tony Conigliaro hit his 33rd homer and Rico hit his 29th.
In Washington, Tony C. knocked out two two-run homers to lead the Sox to a 4 to 3 win on September 24th. The next night, Ray Culp won his 50th game as a member of the Sox, beating the Senators, 5 to 1. The Sox swept the Senators for their 11th victory in 12 games, 10 to 1, on September 27th. George Scott had two homers and Tony C. slammed his 36th, for his 116th RBI. Yaz's two singles upped his average to .326. He had eight hits in 12 times at bat during the Washington series.
Yaz's three hits, including a ninth inning, bases loaded single, beat the Yankees, 5-4, at Fenway. In the season finale, Yastrzemski had one hit in four at bats to give him a batting average of .3286. But the American League Batting Title went to Alex Johnson, who went 1 for 3, giving him a final season average of .3289.
Ultimately the Red Sox couldnít beat the AL East front-runner, Baltimore Orioles, head-to-head. They lost 13 of 18 games against the Orioles. The flip side was that at least they handled Cleveland and Washington, going 12-6 against both teams. The Red Sox had closed the year by winning 10 of 12 games and finished with a mark of 87-75, good for third place in the AL East.
One year earlier, Tony Conigliaro had inspired everyone with his comeback from the terrible beaning in August of 1967. This season, Conig took it to the next level. His 116 RBIs were second in the American League and he hit 36 home runs.
Yet things were not quite as they seemed for Tony. He was still struggling to see the baseball. Later he would say that he couldnít pick up the spin of the ball until it was almost upon him. That fact made his accomplishments in 1970 quite remarkable. As a result of the constant strain of simply following the baseball, he was plagued by head aches throughout the year. A fact he kept from anyone and everyone.
Where they finished and their continued internal squabbles, forced Tom Yawkey to make some huge changes after the season ended. Perhaps sensing things were not quite right, or simply capitalizing on Tony Cís best year, the Sox shocked the baseball world when they traded him to the California Angels during the World Series. Conig was stunned and the fans were outraged.
|04/07/1970||1-0||1st||-||at New York Yankees||W||4-3||Gary Peters||1-0|
|04/09/1970||1-1||3rd||-1 1/2||at New York Yankees||L||4-3||Ray Culp||0-1|
|04/10/1970||2-1||2nd||-1 1/2||at Washington Senators||W||4-1||Jim Lonborg||1-0|
|04/11/1970||2-2||2nd||-2 1/2||at Washington Senators||L||4-3||Sonny Siebert||0-1|
|04/12/1970||2-3||4th||-2 1/2||at Washington Senators||L||6-5||Gary Peters||1-1|
|04/14/1970||3-3||3rd||-2||New York Yankees||W||8-3||Ray Culp||1-1|
|04/15/1970||4-3||2nd||-1 1/2||New York Yankees||W||6-2||Jim Lonborg||2-0|
|04/16/1970||5-3||2nd||-1/2||New York Yankees||W||8-5||Lee Stange||1-0|
|04/17/1970||5-4||3rd||-1||at Detroit Tigers||L||3-2||Ken Brett||0-1|
|04/18/1970||5-5||3rd||-2||at Detroit Tigers||L||5-1||Bill Lee||0-1|
|04/19/1970||5-5||3rd||-2||at Detroit Tigers||pp|
|04/20/1970||5-6||3rd||-2 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||L||3-2||Ray Culp||1-2|
|04/22/1970||6-6||4th||-3||Baltimore Orioles||W||5-2||Vicente Romo||1-0|
|04/24/1970||6-6||4th||-3 1/2||Milwaukee Brewers||pp|
|04/25/1970||6-7||3rd||-3 1/2||Milwaukee Brewers||L||10-4||Lee Stange||1-1|
|04/26/1970||7-8||3rd||-3 1/2||Milwaukee Brewers||L||5-3||Ray Culp||1-3|
|04/27/1970||8-8||3rd||-3||Oakland Athletics||W||4-3||Vicente Romo||2-0|
|04/28/1970||9-8||3rd||-3||Oakland Athletics||W||2-1||Bill Lee||1-1|
|04/29/1970||10-8||3rd||-3||Oakland Athletics||W||5-3||Sonny Siebert||1-1|
|04/30/1970||11-8||3rd||-2||Oakland Athletics||W||8-7||Gary Peters||3-1|
|05/01/1970||12-8||3rd||-2||California Angels||W||8-3||Ray Culp||2-3|
|05/02/1970||12-9||3rd||-2||California Angels||L||8-4||Ray Jarvis||0-1|
|05/03/1970||12-9||3rd||-1 1/2||California Angels||pp|
|05/05/1970||13-9||2nd||-1 1/2||at Milwaukee Brewers||W||6-0||Sonny Siebert||2-1|
|05/06/1970||13-10||3rd||-2 1/2||at Milwaukee Brewers||L||4-3||Ed Phillips||0-1|
|05/07/1970||13-11||3rd||-3 1/2||at Milwaukee Brewers||L||5-1||Ray Culp||2-4|
|05/08/1970||13-12||3rd||-4 1/2||at Oakland Athletics||L||7-1||Jim Lonborg||2-1|
|05/09/1970||14-12||3rd||-4 1/2||at Oakland Athletics||W||5-3||Sonny Siebert||3-1|
|05/10/1970||14-13||3rd||-6||at Oakland Athletics||L||7-4||Gary Peters||3-2|
|05/11/1970||14-14||4th||-6 1/2||at California Angels||L||2-1||Ken Brett||0-2|
|05/12/1970||14-15||4th||-7 1/2||at California Angels||L||6-5||Sparky Lyle||0-1|
|05/13/1970||14-16||4th||-7 1/2||at California Angels||L||5-3||Lee Stange||1-2|
|05/15/1970||14-17||4th||-8 1/2||Cleveland Indians||L||3-0||Gary Peters||3-3|
|05/16/1970||15-17||4th||-8 1/2||Cleveland Indians||W||6-2||Ray Culp||3-4|
|05/17/1970||15-17||4th||-8 1/2||Cleveland Indians||pp|
|05/19/1970||16-17||3rd||-8||Detroit Tigers||W||5-4||Jim Lonborg||3-1|
|05/20/1970||16-18||4th||-8||at Cleveland Indians||L||7-2||Sonny Siebert||3-2|
|05/21/1970||16-19||4th||-8 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||L||10-7||Bill Lee||1-2|
|05/22/1970||16-20||4th||-9 1/2||at Baltimore Orioles||L||7-4||Gary Peters||3-4|
|05/23/1970||16-21||5th||-10 1/2||at Baltimore Orioles||L||3-0||Ray Culp||3-5|
|05/24/1970||16-22||5th||-11 1/2||at Baltimore Orioles||L||2-1||Sparky Lyle||0-2|
|17-22||5th||-10 1/2||W||4-3||Sonny Siebert||4-2|
|05/25/1970||18-22||4th||-10 1/2||Washington Senators||W||5-3||Bill Lee||2-2|
|05/26/1970||18-23||5th||-11 1/2||Washington Senators||L||7-5||Gary Peters||3-5|
|05/27/1970||18-24||5th||-12 1/2||Washington Senators||L||7-5||Ray Culp||3-6|
|05/29/1970||19-24||5th||-12 1/2||Chicago White Sox||W||4-3||Jim Lonborg||4-1|
|05/30/1970||20-24||5th||-11 1/2||Chicago White Sox||W||7-5||Vicente Romo||3-0|
|05/31/1970||20-25||5th||-11 1/2||Chicago White Sox||L||22-13||Gary Peters||3-6|
|06/02/1970||21-25||5th||-11 1/2||Minnesota Twins||W||5-1||Ray Culp||4-6|
|06/04/1970||22-25||5th||-10||Minnesota Twins||W||5-1||Sonny Siebert||5-2|
|06/05/1970||23-25||3rd||-10||Kansas City Royals||W||4-2||Mike Nagy||1-0|
|06/06/1970||23-25||4th||-9 1/2||Kansas City Royals||pp|
|06/07/1970||24-25||3rd||-9 1/2||Kansas City Royals||W||7-4||Lee Stange||2-2|
|06/08/1970||25-25||3rd||-9||at Montreal Expos||L||8-6|
|06/09/1970||25-26||3rd||-9||at Chicago White Sox||L||4-2||Sonny Siebert||5-3|
|06/10/1970||26-26||3rd||-9||at Chicago White Sox||W||7-6||Vicente Romo||5-0|
|06/12/1970||26-27||4th||-9 1/2||at Minnesota Twins||L||5-2||Gary Peters||3-7|
|06/13/1970||27-27||3rd||-8 1/2||at Minnesota Twins||W||6-4||Ray Culp||5-6|
|06/14/1970||27-28||4th||-9 1/2||at Minnesota Twins||L||10-2||Sonny Siebert||5-5|
|06/15/1970||27-29||4th||-9 1/2||at Kansas City Royals||L||7-6||Cal Koonce||0-3|
|06/16/1970||28-29||4th||-9||at Kansas City Royals||W||7-5||Gary Peters||4-7|
|06/17/1970||29-29||4th||-8||at Kansas City Royals||W||3-1||Ken Brett||1-2|
|06/18/1970||29-30||4th||-8 1/2||New York Yankees||L||3-2||Ray Culp||5-7|
|06/19/1970||30-30||4th||-9||New York Yankees||W||7-4||Sonny Siebert||6-4|
|06/20/1970||30-31||4th||-10||New York Yankees||L||8-3||Mike Nagy||1-1|
|06/21/1970||30-32||4th||-11||New York Yankees||L||14-10||Jose Santiago||0-1|
|06/22/1970||30-33||4th||-12||Baltimore Orioles||L||9-8||Sparky Lyle||0-3|
|06/23/1970||31-33||4th||-11||Baltimore Orioles||W||5-1||Ray Culp||6-7|
|06/24/1970||32-33||4th||-10||Baltimore Orioles||W||6-5||Gary Wagner||1-0|
|06/25/1970||32-34||4th||-11||Baltimore Orioles||L||13-8||Jose Santiago||0-2|
|06/26/1970||32-34||4th||-11 1/2||at New York Yankees||pp|
|06/27/1970||33-34||4th||-10 1/2||at New York Yankees||W||4-0||Gary Peters||5-7|
|06/28/1970||34-34||4th||-9 1/2||at New York Yankees||W||5-3||Ken Brett||2-2|
|06/30/1970||34-36||4th||-10 1/2||Washington Senators||L||3-1||Sonny Siebert||6-5|
|07/01/1970||35-36||4th||-10 1/2||Washington Senators||W||6-5||Mike Nagy||2-1|
|07/02/1970||36-36||4th||-9 1/2||Washington Senators||W||5-0||Gary Peters||6-7|
|07/03/1970||37-36||4th||-9 1/2||Cleveland Indians||W||2-1||Ray Culp||7-8|
|07/04/1970||39-36||4th||-8||Cleveland Indians||W||5-1||Sonny Siebert||7-5|
|07/05/1970||40-36||4th||-8||Cleveland Indians||W||8-4||Mike Nagy||3-1|
|07/06/1970||40-37||4th||-8 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||L||6-3||Gary Peters||6-8|
|07/07/1970||41-37||4th||-8 1/2||at Detroit Tigers||W||8-4||Ray Culp||8-8|
|07/08/1970||41-39||4th||-10||at Detroit Tigers||L||3-2||Ed Phillips||0-2|
|07/09/1970||41-40||4th||-10||at Detroit Tigers||L||7-3||Gary Wagner||2-1|
|07/10/1970||42-40||4th||-9||at Cleveland Indians||W||7-1||Gary Peters||7-8|
|07/11/1970||42-41||4th||-10||at Cleveland Indians||L||3-1||Ken Brett||2-3|
|07/12/1970||43-41||4th||-9||at Cleveland Indians||W||6-2||Ray Culp||9-8|
|07/13/1970||All Star Game Break|
|07/16/1970||45-41||4th||-9||Milwaukee Brewers||W||6-5||Vicente Romo||6-0|
|07/17/1970||46-41||4th||-8||Milwaukee Brewers||W||8-2||Sonny Siebert||9-5|
|07/18/1970||46-42||4th||-8||Milwaukee Brewers||L||10-5||Sparky Lyle||0-4|
|07/19/1970||47-42||4th||-7 1/2||Oakland Athletics||W||9-4||Ray Culp||10-8|
|07/20/1970||47-43||4th||-8 1/2||Oakland Athletics||L||3-2||Ken Brett||2-4|
|07/21/1970||47-44||4th||-9 1/2||California Angels||L||10-6||Mike Nagy||3-2|
|07/22/1970||48-44||4th||-9 1/2||California Angels||W||7-4||Gary Peters||8-8|
|07/23/1970||49-45||4th||-10||California Angels||L||4-1||Ken Brett||2-5|
|07/24/1970||49-46||4th||-10||at Milwaukee Brewers||L||8-4||Ray Culp||10-9|
|07/25/1970||49-47||4th||-11||at Milwaukee Brewers||L||6-2||Mike Nagy||3-3|
|07/26/1970||50-47||4th||-11||at Milwaukee Brewers||W||12-5||Gary Peters||9-8|
|07/28/1970||50-48||4th||-11 1/2||at Oakland Athletics||L||6-4||Vicente Romo||6-1|
|07/29/1970||51-48||4th||-10 1/2||at Oakland Athletics||W||4-1||Ray Culp||11-9|
|07/30/1970||51-49||4th||-11||at Oakland Athletics||L||2-1||Cal Koonce||0-5|
|07/31/1970||52-49||4th||-11||at California Angels||W||2-0||Sonny Siebert||11-5|
|08/01/1970||53-49||4th||-11||at California Angels||W||8-0||Gary Peters||11-5|
|08/02/1970||53-50||4th||-12||at California Angels||L||8-3||Vicente Romo||6-2|
|08/04/1970||53-51||4th||-13||at Baltimore Orioles||L||5-2||Ray Culp||11-10|
|08/05/1970||53-52||4th||-14||at Baltimore Orioles||L||3-0||Sonny Siebert||11-6|
|08/06/1970||53-53||4th||-14 1/2||at Washington Senators||L||5-2||Gary Peters||11-6|
|08/07/1970||54-53||4th||-13 1/2||at Washington Senators||W||3-1||Cal Koonce||1-5|
|08/08/1970||54-54||4th||-14 1/2||Detroit Tigers||L||6-5||Chuck Hartenstein||1-2|
|08/09/1970||55-54||4th||-14||Detroit Tigers||W||7-4||Ray Culp||12-10|
|08/10/1970||56-54||4th||-13 1/2||Detroit Tigers||W||11-10||Sonny Siebert||12-6|
|08/11/1970||56-54||4th||-14||Kansas City Royals||pp|
|08/12/1970||57-54||4th||-14||Kansas City Royals||W||7-4||Gary Peters||12-6|
|57-55||4th||-14 1/2||L||4-3||Ken Brett||2-6|
|08/13/1970||57-56||4th||-14 1/2||Kansas City Royals||L||11-3||Vicente Romo||6-3|
|08/14/1970||58-56||4th||-13 1/2||Minnesota Twins||W||8-1||Ray Culp||13-10|
|08/15/1970||59-56||4th||-13 1/2||Minnesota Twins||W||5-3||Sonny Siebert||13-6|
|08/16/1970||60-57||4th||-14||Minnesota Twins||L||9-6||Gary Peters||12-7|
|08/17/1970||61-57||4th||-14||Chicago White Sox||W||7-2||Cal Koonce||2-5|
|08/18/1970||62-57||4th||-14||Chicago White Sox||W||8-4||Ken Brett||3-6|
|08/19/1970||62-58||4th||-15||Chicago White Sox||L||13-5||Ray Culp||13-11|
|08/21/1970||62-59||4th||-16||at Kansas City Royals||L||2-1||Ken Brett||3-7|
|08/22/1970||63-59||4th||-15||at Kansas City Royals||W||8-1||Gary Peters||13-7|
|08/23/1970||63-60||4th||-16||at Kansas City Royals||L||4-3||Sparky Lyle||0-5|
|08/25/1970||64-60||4th||-16||at Minnesota Twins||W||1-0||Ken Brett||4-7|
|08/26/1970||64-61||4th||-17||at Minnesota Twins||L||7-0||Ray Culp||13-12|
|08/27/1970||64-62||4th||-18||at Minnesota Twins||L||5-2||Sonny Siebert||13-7|
|08/28/1970||65-62||4th||-17 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||W||5-4||Gary Peters||14-7|
|08/29/1970||65-63||4th||-18 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||L||13-9||Chuck Hartenstein||1-3|
|08/30/1970||66-63||4th||-17 1/2||at Chicago White Sox||W||21-11||Ken Brett||5-7|
|08/31/1970||68-63||4th||-17||Detroit Tigers||W||4-2||Ray Culp||14-12|
|09/01/1970||68-64||4th||-17||Detroit Tigers||L||10-9||Sonny Siebert||13-8|
|09/02/1970||68-65||4th||-17||Detroit Tigers||L||6-4||Sparky Lyle||0-6|
|69-65||4th||-16 1/2||W||10-1||Cal Koonce||3-5|
|09/03/1970||70-65||4th||-16 1/2||Detroit Tigers||W||5-2||Ken Brett||6-7|
|09/04/1970||70-66||4th||-17 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||L||8-6||Chuck Hartenstein||1-4|
|09/05/1970||70-67||4th||-18 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||L||3-2||Ray Culp||14-13|
|09/06/1970||71-67||4th||-17 1/2||Baltimore Orioles||W||9-8||Sparky Lyle||1-6|
|09/07/1970||72-67||4th||-17 1/2||at Cleveland Indians||W||4-3||Gary Peters||15-7|
|09/08/1970||73-68||4th||-17||at Cleveland Indians||W||4-3||Ken Brett||7-7|
|09/09/1970||74-68||3rd||-17||at Detroit Tigers||W||4-1||Mike Nagy||5-3|
|09/10/1970||75-68||3rd||-17||at Detroit Tigers||W||14-0||Ray Culp||15-13|
|09/11/1970||75-69||3rd||-18||at Baltimore Orioles||L||3-2||Sparky Lyle||1-7|
|09/12/1970||75-70||3rd||-19||at Baltimore Orioles||L||5-1||Gary Peters||15-8|
|09/13/1970||75-71||3rd||-20||at Baltimore Orioles||L||13-2||Ken Brett||7-8|
|09/15/1970||75-72||3rd||-21||at New York Yankees||L||8-6||Ray Culp||15-14|
|75-73||4th||-21 1/2||L||3-2||Mike Nagy||5-4|
|09/16/1970||76-73||4th||-20 1/2||at New York Yankees||W||3-1||Rogelio Moret||1-0|
|09/17/1970||77-73||4th||-19 1/2||at New York Yankees||W||5-4||Bob Bolin||6-11|
|09/19/1970||78-73||3rd||-19||Washington Senators||W||7-3||Ken Brett||8-8|
|79-73||3rd||-18 1/2||W||11-3||Mike Nagy||6-4|
|09/20/1970||80-73||3rd||-18 1/2||Washington Senators||W||3-1||Ray Culp||16-14|
|09/21/1970||81-73||3rd||-18 1/2||Cleveland Indians||W||2-1||Sonny Siebert||14-8|
|09/22/1970||82-73||3rd||-18 1/2||Cleveland Indians||W||8-2||Gary Peters||16-8|
|09/23/1970||82-74||3rd||-19||Cleveland Indians||L||5-2||Ken Brett||8-9|
|09/24/1970||83-74||3rd||-19||at Washington Senators||W||4-3||Vicente Romo||7-3|
|09/25/1970||84-74||3rd||-19||at Washington Senators||W||5-1||Ray Culp||17-14|
|09/26/1970||85-74||3rd||-19||at Washington Senators||W||6-3||Sonny Siebert||15-8|
|09/27/1970||86-74||3rd||-19||at Washington Senators||W||10-1||Gary Peters||17-8|
|09/29/1970||87-74||3rd||-19 1/2||New York Yankees||W||5-4||Bob Bolin||7-11|
|09/30/1970||87-75||3rd||-20 1/2||New York Yankees||L||4-3||Mike Nagy||6-5|
|1970 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING|