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June 14, 2014

May 3, 1984 - Jack Morris Goes the Distance

Game #310 - Boston Red Sox, 1 @ Detroit Tigers, 7

Jack Morris gave up two hits (but no runs) in the top of the first and I thought I was in for another rocky start by the Tiger starter, but he really calmed down after that.  Though he did give up a solo home run to Wade Boggs in the third, and strand Marty Barrett on his lead off triple in the seventh, Morris mowed down Boston for most of the game.

Meanwhile, the Detroit bats were popping.  They got a big three run third inning thanks to RBI-extra base hits from Dave Bergman, Lou Whitaker, and Kirk Gibson.  They added two homers in the eighth as well.  Lance Parrish had another solo blast and Ruppert Jones connected for a two run job.

Also of note in the game was Red Sox starters Al Nipper, Rich Gedman, and Mike Easler being ejected in the fourth for arguing with the ump.  Gotta love the "Z" card plays!

Winning Pitcher - Jack Morris
Losing Pitcher - Al Nipper
Player of the Game - Morris, CG, 1ER, 7K's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Wade Boggs, Jim Rice

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