APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 7 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 7 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Winner take all and a trip to the World Series from Fenway Park. Starting pitchers are Dave Stewart (21-12 3.23 Grade 15YG) for the A's vs Bruce Hurst (18-6 3.66 Grade 11YZ) for the Red Sox.   The A's get on the board first in the 2nd as Mike Gallego lines a single to right center to score Stan Javier. The Red Sox would answer in a big way on the bottom half as they plate 4 runs and bat around. Big run scoring hits by Rich Gedman and Ellis Burks lead the way. In the top of the 3rd the A's would chip at the lead with a 2 spot. With one out Jose Canseco singles and Mark McGwire drives a homer out to center to make it 4-3.…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 6 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Red Sox get the series back to Fenway and send Mike Boddicker (13-15 3.39 Grade 13YZ) to the mound against Bob Welch (17-9 3.64 Grade 11YZ).   The A's would strike first as with 2 outs in the 1st Jose Canseco would take Boddicker over the Green Monster for a quick 1-0 lead. Welch and Boddicker would be in complete control for the next 5 innings as we would still be 1-0 heading to the bottom of the 6th. The Red Sox would bar around and score 3 runs off Welch. Sac Fly from Dwight Evans and run scoring singles from Rich Gedman and Jody Reed account for the scoring.   Boddicker would come out for the 9th with the 3-1 lead. He would get the first 2 outs and…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 5 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 5 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Must win Game 5 for the Red Sox and they send their ace Roger Clemens (18-12 2.93 XYZG) vs Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y) for the A's.   The Red Sox come out again and grab an early run as Wade Boggs hits a sac fly to right that scores Ellis Burks. The A's would answer back in the bottom half with 2 runs courtesy of big 2 run homer to left by Mark McGwire. In the 3rd the Red Sox would finally get the big inning they have been looking for. Burks, Marty Barrett, and Boggs would get on base in front of Mike Greenwell how would deposit a Davis fastball in the right field seats. The Grand Slam would put the Red Sox up 5-2 with Clemens…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 4 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 4 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Broken record, but another great game! A's lead 2-1 in the series and send ace Dave Stewart (21-12 3.23 Grade 15YG) to the mound against lefty Bruce Hurst (18-6 3.66 Grade 11YZ).   The Red Sox come out of the gate and grab a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Wade Boggs would double with 2 outs and Mike Greenwell would double to deep right center scoring Boggs. The A's would come back and tie the game in the second as Terry Steinbach doubles, Don Baylor singles, and Mike Gallego hits a sac fly to center that scores Steinbach under the tag of Rich Gedman.   The veteran pitchers would settle down and dominate as we would stay 1-1 into the 9th inning. After Stewart sets…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 2 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 2 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Red Sox take Game 1 and send Roger Clemens (18-12 2.93 Grade 15XYZG) to the mound against Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y).   Davis and Clemens are in complete control as we go scoreless through 4 innings. In the 5th the Red Sox would scratch across a run as Jody Reed would single to lead off, Rich Gedman would lay down the sacrifice and Wade Boggs would single to left center to drive him in. In the 7th they would one again use A-B-C baseball to get a run. Todd Benzinger would double to lead off, Reed would bunt him over and Gedman would hit a sac fly to right to give Clemens a 2-0 lead.   Clemens would be in complete control as he would only allow 3…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 1 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 1 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Red Sox
Big time matchup in this ALCS between the Western Division Champion Oakland A's (104-58) and the Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox (89-73).   Game 1's pitching matchup is Dave Stewart (20-13 3.68 Grade 15Y) for the A's versus Bruce Hurst (18-6 3.66 Grade 11YZ) for the Red Sox. The A's would come out of the gate and grab the lead in the first as Jose Canseco would double to left and Mark McGwire would single up the middle to bring him home. The Red Sox would get that run right back in the bottom as Todd Benzinger would double in Wade Boggs. In the 3rd the Red Sox would get to Stewart again Marty Barrett would single in Rich Gedman and Benzinger again would double this time driving in…
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1985 Tournament Results – Blue Jays beat Red Sox in 6

1985 Tournament Results – Blue Jays beat Red Sox in 6

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Red Sox
The Red Sox was a tough 15 seed to be sure and they showed it as they took the first 2 games in Toronto. The Blue Jays would bounce back in a big way, finding their bats taking all 3 games in Boston and then winning Game 6 to move to the Elite 8. Garth Iorg would hit 4 homers to spark the offense and Dave Stieb and Doyle Alexander would pitch better the second time they faced the Sox. Toronto now moves onto to face #10 seed Montreal in a battle to move to the Final Four.   Game 1: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2 Game 2: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 1 Game 3: Blue Jays 8, Red Sox 2 Game 4: Blue Jays 10, Red Sox…
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