1988 ALCS Game 1: Twins @ Red Sox

Twins 11, Red Sox 2

Like last year’s World Series, Frank Viola started in game one, but this time without the guilt from missing his brother’s wedding to motivate them. He still pitched brilliantly. His only bad pitch through the first five innings was deposited by Mike Greenwell into the right-field corner for a two-run blast. Despite this, he was losing thanks to Bruce Hurst’s superior carving of the Twins’ lineup. The visiting nine had only two hits through five, one of them on a bunt single. But when Tommy Herr made a marvelous unassisted double-play to end the fifth (on a line shot by Ellis Burks), one could almost see the sparks ignite.

In short, the Sox were singled to death. Over the next four innings, the Twins banged out fifteen hits, thirteen of the one-base variety. Gagne himself had four of them, and every Twins regular except Gaetti joined the parade. When the dust settled, they had a nine-run victory in their cap and a dispirited Beantown fanbase sulking out the exits. Tomorrow night, the Twins will send out Allan Anderson to duel with Roger Clemens

Boxscore and play-by-play below the fold

10/5/1988, Min88-Bos88, Fenway Park

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

1988 Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 2 11 17 0 8 3

1988 Boston 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1 9 2

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

Gladden lf 6 1 3 3 .500 Boggs 3b 4 1 0 0 .000

Herr 2b 5 2 3 0 .600 Barrett 2b 4 0 1 0 .250

Puckett cf 5 0 1 1 .200 Evans rf 4 0 3 0 .750

Gaetti 3b 4 1 0 0 .000 Greenwell lf 4 1 3 2 .750

Hrbek 1b 3 2 2 1 .667 Burks cf 4 0 1 0 .250

Larkin dh 3 2 1 0 .333 Rice dh 2 0 1 0 .500

Laudner c 4 2 2 1 .500 Parrish 1b 4 0 1 0 .250

Gagne ss 5 1 4 3 .800 Cerone c 3 0 0 0 .000

Moses rf 5 0 1 1 .200 Gedman ph 1 0 0 0 .000

40 11 17 10 Owen ss 3 0 0 0 .000

33 2 10 2

Minnesota INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA

Viola W 1-0 7.1 10 2 2 4 4 116 69 2.45

Atherton 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 15 9 0.00

9.0 10 2 2 4 5 131 78

Boston INN H R ER BB K PCH STR ERA

Hurst L 0-1 5.2 8 5 5 4 2 90 52 7.94

Lamp 0.2 2 3 3 2 0 22 8 40.50

Stanley 2.2 7 3 3 0 1 34 23 10.13

9.0 17 11 11 6 3 146 83

Bos: Gedman batted for Cerone in the 8th

Gedman moved to c in the 9th

E-Evans. 2B-Gladden, Herr. 3B-Rice. HR-Greenwell(1). CS-Gladden. K-Gaetti,

Gagne, Moses, Barrett, Burks, Parrish, Cerone 2. BB-Gaetti, Hrbek 2,

Larkin 2, Laudner, Boggs, Rice 2, Owen. SH-Barrett. BALK-Lamp.

GWRBI: Moses

Temperature: 46, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 16 MPH.

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

0-0 0 — 32 Gladden lined out to short (SBBBFFX)
0-0 1 — 10 Herr lined a single up the middle (BX)

0-0 1 1– 10 Puckett flied out to center (BX)

0-0 2 1– 10 Gaetti lined out to center (1BX)


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

0-0 0 — 22 Boggs grounded out to short (FBBFX)

0-0 1 — 01 Barrett lined out to right (SX)

0-0 2 — 20 Evans lined a single to left center (BBX)

0-0 2 1– 00 Greenwell lined a single to left center, Evans to third (X)

0-0 2 1-3 00 Burks lined out to left (X)

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

0-0 0 — 32 Hrbek walked (CBBFBFB)

0-0 0 1– 31 Larkin flied out to left (BBBCX)

0-0 1 1– 00 Laudner flied out to center (X)

0-0 2 1– 02 Gagne struck out (CFS)

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

0-0 0 — 31 Rice walked (BCBBB)

0-0 0 1– 00 Parrish grounded a single between first and second, Rice

to second (X)

0-0 0 12- 11 Cerone grounded into a double play, Gagne to Herr to

Hrbek, Rice to third (BFbX)

0-0 2 –3 01 Owen grounded out to third (CX)

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

0-0 0 — 02 Moses struck out (CCC)

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

0-0 2 — 22 Herr flied out to left (CSBBX)

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

0-0 0 — 32 Boggs walked (BCBFBB)

0-0 0 1– 11 Barrett sacrifice bunted to the mound, Boggs to second

(FbBXb)

0-0 1 -2- 20 Evans flied out to center (BBX)

0-0 2 -2- 01 Greenwell homered deep down the right field line, Boggs

scored (CX)

0-2 2 — 00 Burks lined a single to shallow center (X)

0-2 2 1– 22 Rice flied out to center (BCSFBX)

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

0-2 0 — 01 Puckett grounded out to short (CX)

0-2 1 — 32 Gaetti flied out to center (CBBBSX)

0-2 2 — 31 Hrbek walked (BBBCB)

0-2 2 1– 11 Larkin lined out to second (CBX)

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

0-2 0 — 10 Parrish popped out to second (BX)

0-2 1 — 32 Cerone struck out (BSCBFBFC)

0-2 2 — 32 Owen walked (CCBBBB)

0-2 2 1– 32 Boggs flied out to center (FSFBBFB>X)

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

0-2 0 — 00 Laudner flied out to right (X)

0-2 1 — 10 Gagne bunted for a single (BXb)

0-2 1 1– 01 Moses popped out to second (FX)

0-2 2 1– 00 Gladden flied out to left (1X)

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

0-2 0 — 02 Barrett struck out (CSC)

0-2 1 — 12 Evans lined a single to center (BFCX)

0-2 1 1– 00 Greenwell lined a single up the middle, Evans to second

(X)

0-2 1 12- 21 Burks lined into a double play, Herr unassisted, Evans

out at second (BFBX)

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

0-2 0 — 01 Herr lined a double down the right field line (CX)

0-2 0 -2- 22 Puckett lined a single to left center, Herr scored (BFBCX)

1-2 0 1– 11 Gaetti grounded into a double play, Boggs to Barrett to

Parrish (FBX)

1-2 2 — 00 Hrbek lined a single to shallow left (X)

1-2 2 1– 31 Larkin walked, Hrbek to second (BBBCB)

1-2 2 12- 31 Laudner walked, Hrbek to third, Larkin to second (CB+2BBB)

1-2 2 123 11 Gagne lined a single to shallow center, Hrbek scored,

Larkin to third, Laudner to second (CBX)

2-2 2 123 02 Moses lined a single to center, Larkin scored, Laudner to

third, Gagne to second (CCX)

3-2 2 123 20 Gladden singled to left center, Laudner scored, Gagne

scored, Moses to third (BBX)

Lamp now pitching

5-2 2 1-3 21 Gladden was caught stealing second (11BCB>B)

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

5-2 0 — 32 Rice walked (FBBCBB)

5-2 0 1—11 Parrish grounded into a double play, Gaetti to Herr to

Hrbek (BCX)

5-2 2 — 12 Cerone struck out (CCFBS)

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

5-2 0 — 21 Herr lined a single to shallow left (FBBX)

5-2 0 1– 01 Puckett flied out to right (11CX)

5-2 1 1– 10 Lamp balked, Herr to second (1B11)

5-2 1 -2- 30 Gaetti walked (1B11.BBB)

5-2 1 12- 11 Hrbek lined a single down the right field line, Herr

scored, Gaetti to third (CBX)

6-2 1 1-3 31 Larkin walked, Hrbek to second (BCBBB)

Stanley now pitching

6-2 1 123 10 Laudner lined a single between first and second, Gaetti

scored, Hrbek to third, Larkin to second (BX)

7-2 1 123 01 Gagne lined a single between third and short, Hrbek

scored, Larkin to third, Laudner to second (CX)

8-2 1 123 10 Moses lined into a double play, Boggs unassisted, Larkin

out at third (BX)

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

8-2 0 — 12 Owen flied out to center (CSBX)

8-2 1 — 20 Boggs grounded out to second (BBX)

8-2 2 — 11 Barrett grounded a single up the middle (BFX)

8-2 2 1– 21 Evans singled to shallow center, Barrett to second (BSBX)

8-2 2 12- 00 Greenwell flied out to center (X)

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

8-2 0 — 11 Gladden lined a double to left center (BCX)

8-2 0 -2- 11 Herr flied out to right, Gladden scored on an error by

the right fielder Evans (CBX)

9-2 1 — 00 Puckett grounded out to short (X)

9-2 2 — 12 Gaetti struck out (CCFBS)

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

9-2 0 — 22 Burks struck out (BBCSC)

9-2 1 — 10 Rice tripled deep to left center (BX)

Atherton now pitching

9-2 1 –3 02 Parrish struck out (CFS)

Gedman pinch hitting for Cerone

9-2 2 –3 22 Gedman grounded out to second (CCBBX)

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

Gedman moved to catcher

9-2 0 — 31 Hrbek popped out to second (BCBBX)

9-2 1 — 11 Larkin grounded a single up the middle (BCX)

9-2 1 1– 01 Laudner lined a single down the left field line, Larkin

to third (SX)

9-2 1 1-3 20 Gagne lined a single to shallow right, Larkin scored,

Laudner to second (BBX)

10-2 1 12- 01 Moses grounded out to second, Laudner to third, Gagne to

second (FX)

10-2 2 -23 00 Gladden lined a single to shallow left, Laudner scored,

Gagne out at home (X)

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

11-2 0 — 20 Owen flied out to center (BBX)

11-2 1 — 00 Boggs popped out to the catcher (X)

11-2 2 — 20 Barrett flied out to right (BBX)

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