1988 ALCS Game 3: Red Sox @ Twins

Red Sox 10, Twins 4

The Sox scored one off Les Straker in the first, thanks to the bat of (guess who) Mike Greenwell. Count ‘em six runs in the series for the Sox and six RBI for Greenwell. The Twins would tie it in the bottom half thanks to a two-out single by Hrbek, but it was all downhill from there. Straker never looked comfortable, and the Sox bats finally came alive. An error by Gagne led to two unearned runs and Straker couldn’t shake them off. Jim Rice sent him to the showers with a three-run bomb in the fifth. Roy Smith replaced him and didn’t fare much better, though he did save the bullpen by finishing out the game.

The Twins bats did manage to score four times off Mike Boddicker, but with the lead safely in hand and a low pitch count to boot, he completed the game on his own. With new life, the Sox will see if Hurst can outduel Viola tomorrow.

Boxscore and play-by-play after the fold.

10/8/1988, Bos88-Min88, Metrodome

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP

1988 Boston 1 0 1 2 5 0 1 0 0 10 11 1 8 0

1988 Minnesota 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 6 3 4 2

Boston AB R H BI AVG Minnesota AB R H BI AVG

Boggs 3b 3 1 2 3 .300 Moses lf 4 0 0 0 .214

Barrett 2b 4 1 0 0 .231 Bush rf 4 1 0 0 .143

Evans rf 5 0 2 1 .615 Puckett cf 3 0 0 0 .077

Greenwell lf 4 1 1 1 .462 Gaetti 3b 4 1 1 0 .154

Burks cf 4 1 0 0 .083 Hrbek 1b 4 1 2 1 .500

Rice dh 5 2 1 3 .273 Larkin dh 2 0 0 0 .250

Benzinger 1b 5 3 3 1 .600 Dwyer ph 2 1 2 3 1.000

Reed ss 2 1 0 1 .167 Harper c 4 0 0 0 .125

Gedman c 5 0 2 0 .286 Gagne ss 4 0 0 0 .455

37 10 11 10 Lombardozzi 2b 3 0 1 0 .333

34 4 6 4

Boston INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA

Boddicker W 1-0 9.0 6 4 3 0 7 105 73 3.00

9.0 6 4 3 0 7 105 73

Minnesota INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA

Straker L 0-1 4.1 6 7 4 3 0 86 50 8.31

Smith 4.2 5 3 3 3 3 65 37 5.79

9.0 11 10 7 6 3 151 87

Min: Dwyer batted for Larkin in the 7th

E-Boggs, Gagne 3. 2B-Boggs, Evans, Greenwell, Gaetti, Hrbek. HR-Rice(1),

Benzinger(1), Dwyer(1). K-Burks, Rice, Gedman, Puckett, Gaetti 2, Harper 2,

Lombardozzi 2. BB-Boggs 2, Barrett, Burks, Reed 2. SF-Greenwell, Reed.

HBP-Puckett. HB-Boddicker. WP-Boddicker, Smith. BALK-Straker.

GWRBI: Evans

Temperature: 70, Wind: none.

************** Top of the 1st inning, Boston batting

0-0 0 — 32 Boggs walked (BBFCFBB)

0-0 0 1– 00 Boggs to second, Barrett to first on an error by the

shortstop Gagne (X)

0-0 0 12- 12 Evans flied out to left, Boggs to third (FbBSX)

0-0 1 1-3 10 Greenwell hit a sacrifice fly to left, Boggs scored (BX)

1-0 2 1– 20 Burks grounded to second, forcing Barrett at second

(B1B1X)

************** Bottom of the 1st inning, Minnesota batting

1-0 0 — 00 Moses grounded out to third (X)

1-0 1 — 22 Bush to first on an error by the third baseman Boggs

(CFBBX)

1-0 1 1– 00 Puckett was hit by a pitch, Bush to second (1H)

1-0 1 12- 12 Gaetti lined out to left (BSCX)

1-0 2 12- 01 Hrbek grounded a single up the middle, Bush scored,

Puckett to second (SX)

1-1 2 12- 01 Larkin flied out to center (FX)

************** Top of the 2nd inning, Boston batting

1-1 0 — 22 Rice grounded out to short (BSFBX)

1-1 1 — 22 Benzinger grounded out to third (BBCFX)

1-1 2 — 31 Reed flied out to center (BBBCX)

************** Bottom of the 2nd inning, Minnesota batting

1-1 0 — 12 Harper struck out (CFBFS)

1-1 1 — 10 Gagne flied out to left (BX)

1-1 2 — 11 Lombardozzi grounded a single up the middle (FBX)

1-1 2 1– 00 Moses bunted into an out to the mound (Xb)

************** Top of the 3rd inning, Boston batting

1-1 0 — 12 Gedman grounded a single between third and short (SCBX)

1-1 0 1– 10 Boggs grounded into a double play, Lombardozzi to Gagne

to Hrbek (BX)

1-1 2 — 31 Barrett walked (BFBBB)

1-1 2 1– 10 Straker balked, Barrett to second (B1)

1-1 2 -2- 10 Evans doubled deep to right, Barrett scored (B1.X)

2-1 2 -2- 00 Greenwell grounded out to short (X)

************** Bottom of the 3rd inning, Minnesota batting

2-1 0 — 12 Bush grounded out to first (CFBX)

2-1 1 — 12 Puckett popped out to first (BCFX)

2-1 2 — 12 Gaetti struck out (CBSC)

************** Top of the 4th inning, Boston batting

2-1 0 — 22 Burks grounded out to short (CBSBFX)

2-1 1 — 01 Rice to first on an error by the shortstop Gagne (CX)

2-1 1 1– 00 Benzinger lined a single to left center, Rice to third (X)

2-1 1 1-3 10 Reed hit a sacrifice fly to center, Rice scored (BX)

3-1 2 1– 01 Benzinger to second, Gedman to first on an error by the

shortstop Gagne (CX)

3-1 2 12- 32 Boggs lined a double to right center, Benzinger scored,

Gedman to third (FCBFFBB>X)

4-1 2 -23 01 Barrett grounded out to short (CX)

************** Bottom of the 4th inning, Minnesota batting

4-1 0 — 10 Hrbek grounded out to the catcher (BX)

4-1 1 — 21 Larkin popped out to short (BBCX)

4-1 2 — 21 Harper grounded out to second (BSBX)

************** Top of the 5th inning, Boston batting

4-1 0 — 01 Evans grounded out to third (CX)

4-1 1 — 22 Greenwell grounded a double down the first base line

(BCBFX)

4-1 1 -2- 32 Burks walked (CCBFBBB)

4-1 1 12- 20 Rice homered deep to left, Greenwell scored, Burks scored

(BBX)

Smith now pitching

7-1 1 — 20 Benzinger lined a single to shallow center (BBX)

7-1 1 1– 00 Smith threw a wild pitch, Benzinger to second (B)

7-1 1 -2- 30 Reed walked (B.BBB)

7-1 1 12- 11 Gedman lined a single up the middle, Benzinger to third,

Reed to second (BSX)

7-1 1 123 10 Boggs singled to left center, Benzinger scored, Reed

scored, Gedman to third (BX)

9-1 1 1-3 01 Barrett grounded into a double play, Lombardozzi to Gagne

to Hrbek (FX)

************** Bottom of the 5th inning, Minnesota batting

9-1 0 — 10 Gagne flied out to center (BX)

9-1 1 — 02 Lombardozzi struck out (FCS)

9-1 2 — 01 Moses flied out to right (FX)

************** Top of the 6th inning, Boston batting

9-1 0 — 22 Evans flied out to center (BBCFX)

9-1 1 — 10 Greenwell popped out to first (BX)

9-1 2 — 01 Burks popped out to first (CX)

************** Bottom of the 6th inning, Minnesota batting

9-1 0 — 00 Bush flied out to right (X)

9-1 1 — 12 Puckett lined out to right (BFFX)

9-1 2 — 12 Gaetti struck out (CBFS)

************** Top of the 7th inning, Boston batting

9-1 0 — 21 Rice grounded out to short (CBBX)

9-1 1 — 01 Benzinger homered deep to right (CX)

10-1 1 — 11 Reed grounded out to first (CBX)

10-1 2 — 12 Gedman struck out (SFBS)

************** Bottom of the 7th inning, Minnesota batting

10-1 0 — 11 Hrbek lined a double to left center (BFX)

Dwyer pinch hitting for Larkin

10-1 0 -2- 10 Dwyer homered deep down the right field line, Hrbek

scored (BX)

10-3 0 — 00 Harper lined out to center (X)

10-3 1 — 00 Gagne flied out to left (X)

10-3 2 — 32 Lombardozzi struck out (BBCSBS)

************** Top of the 8th inning, Boston batting

10-3 0 — 31 Boggs walked (CBBBB)

10-3 0 1– 12 Barrett flied out to center (BCFX)

10-3 1 1– 00 Evans grounded a single between first and second, Boggs

to second (X)

10-3 1 12- 00 Greenwell lined out to center (X)

10-3 2 12- 12 Burks struck out (BCCC)

************** Bottom of the 8th inning, Minnesota batting

10-3 0 — 11 Moses flied out to right (FBX)

10-3 1 — 02 Bush grounded out to short (CFX)

10-3 2 — 22 Puckett struck out (CBBSS)

************** Top of the 9th inning, Boston batting

10-3 0 — 12 Rice struck out (CSBS)

10-3 1 — 01 Benzinger grounded out to second (CX)

10-3 2 — 31 Reed walked (BBBCB)

10-3 2 1– 20 Gedman popped out to second (BBX)

************** Bottom of the 9th inning, Minnesota batting

10-3 0 — 12 Gaetti doubled deep to right center (CBFX)

10-3 0 -2- 22 Hrbek grounded out to short (BCSBX)

10-3 1 -2- 10 Dwyer lined a single down the left field line, Gaetti

scored (BX)

10-4 1 1– 12 Harper struck out (BCCC)

10-4 2 1– 00 Boddicker threw a wild pitch, Dwyer to second (B)

10-4 2 -2- 10 Gagne lined out to short (B.X)

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One Response to 1988 ALCS Game 3: Red Sox @ Twins

  1. Scot says:

    Wow, so much for home field advantage.

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