August 13, 1972

Luis Tiant had yet to establish himself as a New England folk hero, but he was headed in the right direction.

Tiant had to slug through a tough ninth inning but emerged with a 5-3 in the nightcap of a twinight doubleheader at Baltimore. He allowed three runs on three hits and a pair of walks in lifting his record to 6-4.

The split left the Red Sox in fourth place, 54-52, four games back of the first-place O’s

Bob Montgomery and Ben Oglivie homered for the Red Sox. Boog Powell belted a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

In the first game the Orioles scored twice in the ninth inning in a 3-2 decision. Merv Rettenmund, who tripled in the seventh for the first Birds hit off Tiant, singled in the game winner in Game 1.

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