Fenway Park Seating

July 14, 1973

Nothing annoyed Red Sox fans, 1970s vintage, than watching the Olde Towne Team get shut down at Fenway Park by a relentless mediocre pitcher.

Jim Bibby, who saved the best of his big-league career for the end, evened his record at 3-3 in a 4-1 Texas Rangers win. Bibby had 13 strikeouts and allowed Boston five hits. The fifth hit is the only one that meant much; Orlando Cepeda sent it into the net in the ninth inning.

Ray Culp, his career clearing waning, fell to 2-4.

The American League East remained fluid from top to (nearly) bottom. The 46-40 Red Sox were two games back of the Yankees, Baltimore and Detroit were 2½ back. Even the lowly Brewers were just six back.

Only Cleveland stood irrelevant at 31-56.

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