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July 7, 2012

April 19, 1984 - Life

Game #153 - Texas Rangers, 6 @ Boston Red Sox, 9

In the last month or so my family and I have moved, I started a new job, and late in the night on June 22 we welcomed our third daughter to the world!  Can you believe I haven't been posting regularly? 

Maybe it was more than coincidence that the Rangers were part of the first game I played in our new digs, as we now live in Texas and the local Fox Sports channel shows the 2012 team almost every night. 

The Rangers had a 5-0 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth.  Dave Stewart had been mowing down the Red Sox.  But Mike Easler walked, Jim Rice doubled, and then Curt Wilkerson made a costly error that allowed the next batter, Rich Gedman, to crush a three run homer.  Boston tied the game the next inning on a Dwight Evans triple that plated Wade Boggs.  Jim Tobik came in to relieve but gave up four runs in the eighth to allow Boston the massive come from behind victory.  These are the mid-80's Rangers teams I remember!

Winning Pitcher - Steve Crawford
Losing Pitcher - Jim Tobik
Player of the Game - Rick Miller, pinch hit RBI single to score the go-ahead run in the eighth
Hall of Famers in the Game - Wade Boggs, Jim Rice

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