On June 28, 1987, At Yankee Stadium the talk of the day was all about Yankee starter Rich Rhoden and scuffing baseballs. Baseballs were constantly checked throughout the contest, a 6-2 Red Sox victory. In the 6th inning, Don Baylor of the Boston Red Sox moves past Ron Hunt when he is plunked by a Rick Rhoden pitch, after Rhoden gave up back to back hits by Wade Boggs and Jim Rice. Baylor is victimized for the 244th time, surpassing Ron Hunt. He’ll end with 267, putting him 3rd on the list behind turn-of-the-century star Hughie Jennings.

 

Game Ticket 

Boston Red Sox 6, New York Yankees 2

Game Played: Sunday, June 28, 1987 at Yankee Stadium I
Time of Game: 2:43
Attendance:  54,172

Line Score

BOS A 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 – 6 7 1
NY A 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 5 1 

Umpires: HP – Dan Morrison, 1B – Tim Tschida, 2B – Dave Phillips, 3B – Steve Palermo

Box Score

Starting Lineups

Red Sox
1 Marty Barrett 2B
2 Todd Benzinger CF
3 Wade Boggs 3B
4 Jim Rice LF
5 Don Baylor DH
6 Dwight Evans RF
7 Bill Buckner 1B
8 Spike Owen SS
9 Rich Gedman C
Al Nipper P

Yankees
1 Henry Cotto CF
2 Claudell Washington DH
3 Don Mattingly 1B
4 Dave Winfield RF
5 Mike Easler LF
6 Mike Pagliarulo 3B
7 Mark Salas C
8 Lenn Sakata 2B
9 Wayne Tolleson SS
Rick Rhoden P

Play by Play

RED SOX 1ST: Barrett flied out to right; Benzinger grounded out
(first unassisted); Boggs flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Cotto struck out; Washington struck out; Mattingly
flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.

RED SOX 2ND: Rice struck out; Baylor flied out to left; Evans
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Red
Sox 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Winfield flied out to center; Easler grounded out
(first to pitcher); Pagliarulo struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.

RED SOX 3RD: Buckner singled to center; Owen forced Buckner
(first to shortstop); Gedman grounded into a double play (first
to shortstop to first) [Owen out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Red Sox 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Salas grounded out (first unassisted); Sakata
tripled to left; Tolleson reached on an error by Buckner [Sakata
scored, Tolleson to second]; Cotto doubled to left [Tolleson
scored (unearned)]; Washington flied out to center; Mattingly
struck out (catcher to first); 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Red
Sox 0, Yankees 2.

RED SOX 4TH: Barrett grounded out (pitcher to first); Benzinger
doubled to right; Boggs walked; Rice singled to right [Benzinger
scored, Boggs to second]; Baylor walked [Boggs to third, Rice to
second]; Evans hit a sacrifice fly to center [Boggs scored];
Buckner singled to right [Rice scored, Baylor to second]; Owen
grounded out (first to pitcher); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Red Sox
3, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 4TH: Winfield grounded out (shortstop to first); Easler
singled to right; Pagliarulo flied out to right; Salas struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 2.

RED SOX 5TH: Gedman grounded out (second to first); Barrett
struck out; Benzinger walked; Benzinger was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 5TH: Sakata singled to center; Tolleson out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Sakata to second]; MEACHAM RAN
FOR SAKATA; Cotto struck out; Washington grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Yankees 2.

RED SOX 6TH: MEACHAM STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); Boggs singled
to center; Rice doubled to right [Boggs scored]; Baylor was hit
by a pitch; Rhoden threw a wild pitch [Rice to third, Baylor to
second]; Evans grounded out (third to first); CLEMENTS REPLACED
RHODEN (PITCHING); Buckner reached on an error by Meacham [Rice
scored (unearned) (no RBI), Baylor to third, Buckner to first];
Owen forced Buckner (first to shortstop) [Baylor scored
(unearned)]; Clements threw a wild pitch [Owen to second];
Gedman was called out on strikes; 3 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
Red Sox 6, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 6TH: Mattingly flied out to left; Winfield walked;
Easler singled to right [Winfield to second]; Pagliarulo made an
out to shortstop; Salas flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB. Red Sox 6, Yankees 2.

RED SOX 7TH: BORDI REPLACED CLEMENTS (PITCHING); Barrett
grounded out (third to first); Benzinger grounded out (first
unassisted); Boggs singled to right; Rice flied out to left; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 7TH: BURKS REPLACED BENZINGER (PLAYING CF); Meacham was
hit by a pitch; Tolleson flied out to center; Cotto popped to
second; Washington grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 1 LOB. Red Sox 6, Yankees 2.

RED SOX 8TH: Baylor flied out to center; Evans struck out;
Buckner made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6,
Yankees 2.

YANKEES 8TH: Mattingly walked; Winfield popped to second; Easler
struck out; Pagliarulo flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Red Sox 6, Yankees 2.

RED SOX 9TH: Owen struck out; Gedman was called out on strikes;
Barrett walked; Barrett was caught stealing second (catcher to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Red Sox 6, Yankees 2.

YANKEES 9TH: Salas flied out to center; Meacham struck out;
Tolleson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB. Red Sox 6, Yankees 2.