August 1, 2015
May 13, 1984 - These Go To Eleven
Boston had a really fun offense in 1984, and it was on total display in this game. Mike Easler knocked in two in the first inning to get the ball rolling. Reid Nichols tripled in the second to plate Gary Allenson. The Royals grabbed a couple of runs back in the third and fourth to pull within one, but back to back solo homers by Tony Armas and Easler in the sixth put the game out of reach for good.
Winning Pitcher - Dennis Eckersley
Losing Pitcher - Charlie Leibrandt
Player of the Game - Mike Easler, 3-5, 2B, HR, 4RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Dennis Eckersley
Game #422 - Minnesota Twins, 4 @ Milwaukee Brewers, 11
The third game between the AL cellar dwellers!
The game was tied 1-1 in the bottom of the second when the Brew Crew erupted for three runs. But the Twins answered back with three of their own in the third, which included five straight singles off starter Moose Haas. In the bottom of the sixth, though, Rick Lysander got tagged for the loss. With runners on second and third he intentionally walked Robin Yount. Cecil Cooper hit into a fielder's choice, but the bases stayed loaded. That's when Bill Schroeder, seeing increased playing time with Jim Sundberg on the DL, CRUSHED a GRAND SLAM!
Winning Pitcher - Ray Searage
Losing Pitcher - Rick Lysander
Player of the Game - Bill Schroeder, 3-5, grand slam, 5RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Kirby Puckett, Robin Yount